We’re only a week away from Halloween! This is the week to get your costume prepared, your guest list ready, the tickets for the party you’re going to, and to carve your Jack-o’-lantern! However, that doesn’t mean there’s not a bunch of events and activities to take part in until then; the weather last week may have sucked, but this week is looking pretty good, so let’s take a look at what there is to do in Toronto!
Art Toronto returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre! Canada’s art fair features more than 90 galleries from across Canada, the United States, and more! These include the Night Gallery, Galerie Pici, Royale Projects, K Art, and many more!
Where: The Metro Toronto Convention Centre - North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6.
When: Thursday, October 27th to Sunday, October 30th.
The Canadian Pizza Summit and Chef of the Year Competition is a one-day event dedicated to the art and business of making pizza! If you’re interested in opening your own pizzeria, improving your skills, or just love pizza, this is the event for you!
Where: FAEMA Culinary Academy, 672 Dupont St, Toronto, ON, M6G 1Z6.
When: Monday, October 24th from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Price: it’s free!
Indulge in the sights, sounds and flavours of Day of the Dead at Chotto Matte, one of the world’s most renowned Nikkei restaurants! Inspired by the renowned Latin American traditions, guests will be enthralled by a culinary journey and discover a cocktail experience like no other!
Where: 161 Bay St., Toronto, ON, M5J 2S1.
When: Monday, October 24th to Sunday, November 6th.
Make your way to the Nest Nightclub as Club Life Toronto hosts the Toronto Halloween Thriller, the perfect way to kick off your Halloween weekend! Costumes are recommended, as there will be prizes for the best male and female costumes!
Where: 423 College St, Toronto, ON, M5T 1T1.
When: Thursday, October 27th at 9:00 p.m.
Head to High Park for a chilling lantern tour of the grounds of Colborne Lodge! Explore Victorian ideas about death, the afterlife, and tales of unexplainable activities in one of Toronto’s most historic locations! Tickets
Where: 11 Colborne Lodge Dr, Toronto, ON.
When: Wednesday, October 26th to Friday, October 28th.
Join the movement that emphatically declares: COMEDY IS ART! Returning to the stage for the third time since 2019, the festival offers a week-long program of talented comedians, including Brandon Ash-Mohammed (as seen on LOL: Last One Laughing Canada)!
Where: The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M6J 1J1.
When: Tuesday, October 25th to Saturday, October 29th.
Price: $-$$ (tickets are pay-what-you-can!).
Presented by Secret City Adventures, Escape the Ghost Ship is an immersive team building experience that’s perfect for spooky season! You and your crew plan to steal an abandoned ship in the harbour, and in order to secure the ship (and your mortal souls), you’ll need to plunder the lost treasure!
Where: 1 Queens Quay E, Toronto, ON, M5E 1E5.
When: Wednesday, October 26th to Monday, October 31st.
Get ready for a groundbreaking experience at the Immersive King Tut Exhibit! Learn about the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, the Sun of his Nation, and follow his journey through the underworld as you venture into the Valley of Kings!
Where: Lighthouse Artspace, 1 Yonge St, Toronto, ON, M5E 2A3.
When: Until Sunday, October 30th.
While they’ve got the Poutine Festival going on this weekend (we’ll touch on that in a bit), the Celebration Square is hosting their Halloweekend Skate! Glide across the outdoor roller rink as a live DJ spins Halloween classics, stop by the amphitheatre for some spooky (and silly!) stories’ it’s the perfect way to roll in spooky season!
Where: 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1.
When: Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th.
Price: it’s free!
The Ontario Pops Orchestra is one of the most diverse professional orchestras in Canada, and is hosting the Hispanic/Latin American Heritage Month Gala Concert! This concert will be a celebration of Latin culture with performances by the orchestra, special guests, tango dancers, and more!
Where: 5040 Yonge St, North York, ON, M2N 6R8.
When: Wednesday, October 26th at 8:00 pm
The musical adaptation of Mean Girls is coming to Toronto! Get ready for a night of laughter, music, and the best burns as this critically acclaimed broadway show takes a childhood staple from the big screen to the bright lights!
Where: CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1V8.
When: October 25th to November 27th.
The Poutine Festival, presented by the Street Eats Market, has 12 different vendors and over 50 variations of poutine! With many different ways to enjoy fries, cheese curds, and gravy, you’ll be in for a day (or weekend if you’re ambitious) of gooey goodness!
Where: 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON, L5B 3C1.
When: Friday, October 28th to Saturday, October 29th.
Head inside the Thornhill Woods Haunted House and experience an in-your-face fear-filled environment with true terror around every corner! While the experience is horrifying, it’s all for a good cause; all the proceeds go to the SickKids Foundation!
Where: 1 Krisbury Ave, Thornhill, ON, L4J 8W7.
When: Friday, October 28th to Monday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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