16 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, October 7

Oct 5 2018, 5:51 pm

Sure, it’s Sunday but it shouldn’t feel like a regular Sunday. Tomorrow is a statutory holiday so today is essentially a Saturday. With that said, here’s a big list of events to check out today, October 7, because tomorrow is still the weekend.


Pumpkinferno/Ottawa Tourism

Pumpkinferno (besides having a great name) showcases over 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins which are lit up at night along a one-kilometre path set against a 19th-century backdrop. Some are individual pumpkins and some are fused together to make some outstanding art.

When: From now until October 14 ( and October 18 – 21 and 25 – 28 afterwards)
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Upper Canada Village – County Road 2
Price: $12 – $16

L’Off Jazz

The 19th edition of L’Off Jazz presents over 22 events taking place in 10 of the city’s most renowned venues.

The program offers a variety of seasoned jazz veterans, as well as the young, local jazz musicians from the Montreal scene.

When: From now until October 13
Time: Varies per selected show
Where: Varies per selected show
Price: $99 for an all-access pass, varies per individual show

My Space: An Exhibition

Local artists Sarah Bean and James Lynch are channelling early-2000s pop culture art with an exhibition from the days of Motorola Razr, The OC and Myspace’s Tom.

When: Sunday, October 7
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Gallery Parfois #1 – 4064 Boulevard St-Laurent
Price: Free

La Ronde’s Fright Fest

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As if La Ronde’s wild rides aren’t scary enough, they’ve added some ghouls, zombies and witches to the park this month to give thrill-seekers some added jolts at Quebec’s biggest amusement park.

Fright Fest returns for select days in October and starts this weekend. It’s a spooky time as costumed monsters take over the park at night.

The park will offer a wide variety of places to get your scare on including new haunted houses, scare zones, frightening mazes and themed rides.

When: October 6-8, 13, 14, 20,21, 27 and 28
Time: 11 am – 10 pm
Where: La Ronde – 22 Chemin Macdonald
Price: Visit the website for pricing

Wind Instrument

Six 28-foot-high steel ventilation tubes, positioned vertically, produce melodies and soothing sounds by reacting to different variations in ambient sound and the contributions made to the public.

When: From now until October 8
Time: 11 am – 9 pm (to 11 pm from Thursday to Sunday)
Where: Metro Saint-Laurent
Price: Free

MAPP_MTL Map Festival

MAPP_MTL is a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting and developing the boundless potential of projection mapping.

In collaboration with Moment Factory (known for illuminating the Jacques Cartier Bridge), the festival features music, visual arts and tons of you guess it, mapping.

When: From now until October 19
Time: Various times
Where: Various neighbourhoods around Montreal
Price: Free

Burgundy Lion Brunch


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Burgundy Lion serves traditional English breakfasts every Sunday. Their menu is famous for their blood pudding, sausages, salmon, and Yorkshire pudding.

The pub also has one of the most extensive whisky menus in the city.

When: Burgundy Lion is open year round
Time: 9 am – 3 am
Where:  2496 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest

The Canadian International Organ Competition

Every October, the Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC) presents the world’s finest organs and organists. The festival promotes increasing awareness and interest in organ music.

When: Sunday, October 7
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Price: Free

Tonga Lumina

night walk

Tonga Lumina/Moment Factory

Mont-Tremblant trail will be illuminated with light projections and mythical storytelling as giant-seekers must trek through a 1.5 km nocturnal hike to find the slumbering giant.

The adventure starts at the base of Mont-Tremblant. The chairlift transports its investigators to the “Twilight Portal” where a colourful lit path weaves its way through the woods to a series of mysterious checkpoints in pursuit of the giant.

When: From now until October 14
Time: Departures at 9 pm, 10 pm and 10:30 pm
Where: Mont Tremblant
Price: $11.99 – $27.99, kids under 5 get in for free

Festival de Nouveau Cinema

The festival presents daring, one-of-a-kind films from here and abroad, ensuring their success as well as introducing audiences to auteur filmmakers.

Past guests include Atom Egoyan, Marc-André Forcier, Souleymane Cissé, Zacharias Kunuk, Denis Villeneuve, Guy Maddin, Léa Pool, Jim Jarmusch, Jane Campion, Alfonso Cuaron, Wong Kar-wai, Wim Wenders, Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Raymond Depardon.

When: From now until October 14
Time: Varies per selection
Where: Various locations per selection
Price: $12 general admission, $10 students and seniors, $8 children

Malefycia’s Zone 4



Returning during the Halloween season for its 4th edition, Malefycia is a fuse between the traditional haunted house and interactive theatre.

The event uses custom-built scenarios with professional actors, props and settings to bring their guests’ worst nightmares into reality.

This year’s theme is called Zone 4 and it focuses on military experiments gone wrong and the event’s antagonist, as per the Malefycia website, is “the most dangerous of all demons: the man.”

In order to stay completely secret, you have to follow them on social media to get times and locations.

When: Sunday, October 7
Time: TBA
Where: TBA
Price: $35 – $55, available online

Notre-Dame Basilica

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Celebrate Sunday mass at Montreal’s most viewed structure at 11 am and hear a 25-person choir accompanied by the organ. Or, take a walking tour of the basilica which is an absolutely gorgeous spectacle. It is filled with hundreds of wooden carvings, several religious statues, and gigantic stained glass windows.

When: Every day in October
Time: 8 am – 4:30 pm on weekdays, 8 am – 4 pm on Saturdays and 12:30 pm – 4 pm on Sundays (mass starts at 11 am)
Where: 110 Rue Notre Dame Ouest
Price: Free

Voiles en Voiles

pirate ship

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Climb aboard life-size replicas of both royal and pirate ships from the 18th century in Montreal’s Old Port (how fitting), before the cold weather hits you. They are over 100 feet in length and range from two feet high for the young pirates to 35 feet for Peter Pan wannabes.

As the obstacle course gears up for its final stretch run, check out the 61 different activities between the Royal Ship and the Pirate Ship. Activities include zip lining, rock climbing, and bouncy castles.

When: From now until October 26
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Place des Vestiges, Old Port
Price: Online Prices vary depending on selected activities, tickets

The MTL Grand Open Round 5

The fifth round (of 10) features nine of Montreal’s funniest comedians battling out for their chance to win a $1000 grand prize.

Grand… prize… get it?

Tonight’s lineup includes Walter J. Lyng as the headliner and Troy Stark as the host. Featured acts, vying for the $1000 prize are Leighland Beckman, Viveth Kanagaratnam
Melina Maria Trimarchi, Jason Celin, Monica Hamburg, Andrew Cardazzi, Matthew Champ
and Pam Wener

When: Sunday, October 7
Time: Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Mckibbin’s Irish Pub – 1426 Bishop Street
Price: $5

Bob Moses

Bob Moses is a Canadian electronic music duo, originally from Vancouver, British Columbia. The band consists of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance. A remix of their song “Tearing Me Up,” by RAC, won a Grammy Award for best remixed recording.

They’re jamming out at the iconic Théâtre Corona tonight.

When: Sunday, October 7
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: Théâtre Corona, 2490 Notre Dame Ouest
Price: $44, available online

Nextdoor Pub & Grill

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Nextdoor is the place to on Sundays to eat and drink. They offer deals at both ends of their hours – bottomless caesars and mimosas in the afternoon and 29 cent chicken wings at night. Especially during a long weekend, park yourself at the quaint, basement pub and see how many cheap and equally tasty wings you can devour.

When: Sunday, October 7
Time: 8 am – 3 pm caesar/mimosa deal, 4 pm-midnight wing special
Where: 5175A Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

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