Things To Do in Toronto this Week (October 31st - November 4th)

Wow, the weather was gorgeous this weekend, wasn’t it? It felt like Toronto turned the clock back about 2 months and people were ditching jackets and toques for baseball caps and t-shirts. This first week of November looks to have a little bit of rain in the forecast, but also some really fun events and activities to check out! We’ve got Halloween celebrations, art gallery openings, and much more, so let’s take a look at some of the best things to do in Toronto this week!

Eat, Drink, and Socialize at The Daily Ritual Cafe

Begin and end your day at the Daily Ritual Cafe! Whether you are looking for freshly brewed coffee and breakfast to begin your day, picking up lunch and fresh juice while on the go, or meeting a friend for a midday glass of wine and charcuterie — their cafe has it all!

Where: 1 King St W, Toronto, ON, M5C 1T4.

When: Weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekends and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Price: $$-$$$.

Visit their website for more information!

Head to this Beautiful Riverside Oasis

Are you looking for the perfect vacation this fall? Then why not make your way to this beautiful waterfront cottage in Beaverton! When you make your reservation, message them on Instagram using “Todotoronto” to get a 20% discount on your stay!

Where: Beaverton, Ontario.

When: book now; our discount code is valid until November 10th!

Price: $$$.

Visit their website for more information!


Get Your Freak On with Asylum at REBEL

How many times can that Missy Elliott reference fly? Make your way to REBEL, Toronto’s ultimate nightlife destination, for Asylum! With music by Jed Harper (the official DJ of the Toronto Blue Jays) & Dames, and thousands in prizes for the best costumes, Asylum is sure to be one of the biggest Halloween parties in Toronto!

Where: 11 Polson St, Toronto, ON M5A 1A4.

When: Monday, October 31st at 9:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Enjoy Halloween on Church Street

Watch as The Village transforms into the city’s most wicked street party with Halloween on Church! One of the biggest block parties in Canada, this celebration will feature unbelievable characters and next-level costumes! Get there early to enjoy the whole night of celebrations and scares! 

Where: Church St, from Wood St. to Gloucester St.

When: Monday, October 31st at 6:30 p.m.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Have a Scary Good Time at the Toronto Fright Fest 

Finish your Halloweekend at Club Life Toronto’s Toronto Fright Fest! Taking place at Nest Nightclub, this party has a reputation for being one of Toronto’s best parties year after year, and will have prizes for the best male and female costumes, free giveaways, and much more!

Where: 423 College St, Toronto, ON, M5T 1T1.

When: Monday, October 31st at 10:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Show Off Your Jack-o-lantern at a Pumpkin Parade


Instead of throwing your  Jack-o-lantern in the garbage, why not show it off at a pumpkin parade? These beautiful gourds will illuminate neighbourhoods all over Toronto, including in Mimico and Old Town, and will be picked up and composted by the City of Toronto the next day!

Where: various locations; see the full map here!

When: Tuesday, November 1st.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Support Indigenous Theatre with My Sister’s Rage at the Tarragon Theatre

Yolanda Bonnell’s My Sister’s Rage is a story about the nuances of holding grief and joy at the same time, and how laughter serves as medicine. The play gives an insight into the challenges that Indigenous women face on a daily basis, and the Tarragon Theatre is offering discounts to Indigenous guests!

Where: 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto, ON, M5R 1X3.

When: Until Sunday, November 6th.

Price: $-$$.

Visit their website for more information!

Head to the TIFF Bell Lightbox for the Architecture & Design Film Festival

Another film festival at TIFF? The Architecture & Design Film Festival is continuing their touring season with a three day event in Toronto! There are 15 films in this year’s festival, and the opening night ceremonies include a screening of Fashion Reimagined, a Q&A session with director Becky Hutner, and an afterparty at Arcane!

Where: 350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

When: Wednesday, November 2nd to Saturday, November 5th.

Price: $-$$.

Visit their website for more information!

Split Your Sides at The Shark is Broken 

Nominated for Best Comedy Play at the 2022 Olivier Awards, The Shark is Broken is wrapping up their run this week! This play has received both critical and audience acclaim, takes place on Martha’s Vineyard in 1974, where shooting on Jaws has stalled and the cast find themselves in grave danger!

Where: CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1V8.

When: Until Sunday, November 6th.

Price: $$-$$$.

Visit their website for more information!

Take a Guided Tour of the Block by Block Exhibit

On display at the Toronto Reference Library, Block by Block has been documenting stories of civic life and placemaking in four Toronto neighbourhoods since 2018! They have conducted over 100 interviews with newcomer, immigrant, racialized, and Indigenous community members to tell stories of survival and success.

Where: 789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

When: Thursday, November 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Head to stackt market for The Gallery of Little Big Things

The Gallery of Little Big Things will be on display at stackt market this week! This pop-up exhibition recognizes contributions that have made an impact at McDonald’s Canada for its people, planet, communities and food quality and sourcing. It will showcase items from across Canada, and a commissioned mural by Peterborough artist Jason Wilkins!

Where: stackt market, 28 Bathurst St. Toronto, ON, M5V 0R4

When: Thursday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 6th.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Celebrate a Century of Champions at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Taking place at Exhibition Place, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is celebrating a Century of Champions! Be one of the 300,000 people come to The Fair each year to celebrate the very best food, livestock, and horsemanship that Canada has to offer! 

Where: 100 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3.

When: Friday, November 4th to Sunday, November 13th.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Open Your Mind with the Open World Toronto Film Festival

Image courtesy of Philip Knight.

On their eighth instalment, the Open World Toronto Film Festival rewards and highlights quality of craft and creativity in national and international film! They aim is to help artists gain publicity, media exposure, and momentum, as well as pay tribute to their ingenuity no matter what genre their film is!

Where: Tartu College Student Residence, 310 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, M5S 1W4.

When: Friday, November 4th to Sunday, November 6th.

Price: it’s free.

Visit their website for more information!

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