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Here we are, smack dab in the middle of October; the leaves are falling from the trees, which are forming a rainbow of warm, soothing colours. Fall flavours are in full swing as pumpkin, apple, and caramel make their way onto popular menus, and we’ve passed Thanksgiving (for those who celebrate) so that means it is officially spooky season! Let’s see what’s going on in Toronto this weekend!
Taking place in one of Toronto’s newest concert venues (where the old SVP qt Queen and Spadina used to be), Venus Fest is a festival celebrating feminism in music! This event features emerging voices in music that address historical challenges in the industry while looking forward to the future!
Where: 468 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 2B2.
When: October 14th to October 16th.
Come make some friends and have a good time at the Good Friends Market! This local pop-up features local artisans, creators, and other vendors with a variety of items including vintage clothing, handmade goods, and much more!
Where: 178 R Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z7
When: Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th.
Price: it’s free!
A Taste of Nigeria Festival, the travelling food festival taking North America by storm, brings their event to Toronto and brings you closer to their community than ever before through Nigerian food, dance, music, culture, and so much more!
Where: 30 Gordon MacKay Rd, North York, ON, M9N 2V6.
When: October 16th.
Experience the power of shared experiences with Psychedelics: The Experiential Exhibition! This event is a ground-breaking immersive art experience, inspired by the Psychedelic Renaissance and featuring works from a variety of artists, designers, writers, and other creators! Use our promo code TODOTORONTO10 for 10% off your tickets!
Where: 1573 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, M6P 1A6.
When: September 30th to October 30th.
Reelworld Film Festival showcases a wide variety of genres in narrative and documentary features and shorts, empowering and showcasing Canadians identifying as Black, Indigenous, Asian, and People of Colour! The Ivan Madeira-directed Pattern will be a feature film on Saturday morning!
Where: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C6.
When: Saturday, October 15th at 11:00 a.m.
One of the breakout stars of the hit show Impractical Jokers, Sal Vulcano is bringing his comedic stylings to Toronto for two shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre! Get ready to laugh with one of the funniest comics in the game!
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3.
When: Saturday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
It’s time to break a sweat, as the Scotiabank WaterFront Marathon returns! This endurance test features 5K, 21K half, and 42K marathon options, so runners of all experience and endurance levels can participate!
Where: Various locations; click here for the complete list!
When: Sunday, October 16th at 8:00 a.m.
Geeks and nerds unite, as Storm Crow Manor will be hosting their Halloween market on Sunday, October 16th! They’ll be featuring vendors including Ahead of the Carve, the Spooky Sparkle Party, and the Eugenia Lake Candle Co.!
Where: 580 Church St, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2E5.
When: Sunday, October 16th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Price: it’s free!
This one is more for the little ones; decorate pumpkins with the Thankful Family Art House! Bring your own pumpkin, big or small, and you’ll be provided with paint, glitter, loose parts, and all the freedom for your child to create a Jack-o-Lantern of their dreams!
Where: June Rowlands Park, 220 Davisville Ave, Toronto, ON.
When: Saturday, October 15th at 2 p.m.
Watch, learn, and eat at the Toronto Food Film Festival! This festival celebrates the storytelling of food and the interconnectivity with artistry in film; this is the best place to discover mouth-watering and conversation-starting independent films!
Where: 608 College St, Toronto, ON, M6G 1B4.
When: Sunday, October 14th to Sunday, October 17th.
Reduce inflammation, boost your immune system, burn calories, and improve your mood with Vital Cryotherapy! Book a session now using our coupon code TODOTORONTO to get 10% off your purchase! A great deal on a great treatment!
Where: 477 Richmond St W Unit 104, Toronto, ON, M5V 3E7.
When: open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
With two floors and over thirty vendors, the Welcome Market is a local community market that has everything you’ll need and want this weekend. Not only that, but you’ll be supporting a market that values community, inclusion, and collaboration!
Where: 501 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 2B4.
When: Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Price: it’s free!
Presented by Second City Adventures, Where Dark Things Dwell is like an escape room taken to the next level: solve puzzles and uncover clues to lift the curse and escape from the village, before the ancient evil comes to get you!
Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, North York, ON, M3J 2P3.
When: Friday to Sunday until November 12th.
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