17 things to do in Toronto this weekend: October 14 - 16

Oct 13 2016, 5:49 pm

Nothing like a short, warm, fall week to get us excited about the weekend!

From music to markets, check out what’s happening in the 6ix over the next few days. And have a great weekend, Toronto!

Frank and Oak Women Pop Up Series

Finally! The Frank + Oak Women Pop Up Series is in town. The pop up will be in the city for three days only—come shop the collection in person!

Where: 876 Dundas Street West
When: October 14 at 6 pm


OktoberFEAST is a collective effort between the Canadian Cancer Society and Ontario craft brewers, wineries and gourmet food vendors to raise critical funds for the fight against cancer. Showcasing live music and local vendors, ranging from food trucks to Toronto’s hottest restaurants, craft beers to spirits, OktoberFEAST is sure to fill your belly and warm your soul.

Where: Airship 37, 37 Parliament Street
When: October 14 at 6 pm

Toronto Raptors vs. San Lorenzo de Almagro

Catch some preseason NBA action this Friday with our Toronto Raptors! Get the excitement started early with lots of ‘Go Raps Go’ chants.

Where: Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay Street
When: October 14 at 7 pm

Fall 2016 Opening Party

Check out this FREE PARTY to celebrate the launch of the Fall 2016 Season at The Power Plant! Be the first to experience three new exhibitions by artists Yto Barrada, Maria Loboda and Latifa Echakhch. Music by Teo Nio and CRSB; cash bar available all evening.

Where: The Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay West
When: October 14 at 8 pm

Boy & Bear

Sydney’s Boy & Bear are in town this weekend. The band has topped the charts in their native country with all three of their studio albums and have collected 5 ARIA awards (the Australian equivalent of the Grammy) since 2011. They are on the road with their 2015 release Limit of Love.

Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street
When: October 14 at 8 pm

Boobyball presents Paradise City

Toronto’s Boobyball is one of the fall’s most highly anticipated fundraising events. This year’s Paradise City theme welcomes attendees to the jungle, where Toronto’s most exotic scenesters are set to shake their tropical tails and fan their fancy feathers to support Rethink Breast Cancer.

Where: Rebel, 11 Polson Street
When: October 14 at 8 pm

For The Culture

Afrobeats, Reggae, Soca, Basement Jams + more. All night. High on energy, big on culture.

Where: Buonanotte Supperclub, 19 Mercer Street
When: October 14 at 10 pm

Lego Imagine Nation Tour

Families of all ages, take your brick building to the next level! Discover life-size LEGO® models, dive into a huge Brick Pit, learn from a Master Model Builder and so much more! EVERYTHING IS AWESOME.

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Center North Building, 255 Front Street West
When: October 15 – 16


Toronto’s premier event for fans of all things horror! Experience mystifying supernatural performances, pose with an awesome array of life sized props, gaze at the array of astonishing outfits and costumes, and win prizes!

Where: Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West
When: October 15 – 16

Indigenous Artisan Market

The Community Market at The Well presents the Indigenous Artisan Market, featuring First Nations cuisine, crafts, jewelry, and apparel. Warm up with some homemade venison stew, baked bannock, and sweetgrass tea, and shop for your Christmas presents early.

Where: The Well, 16 Spadina Avenue
When: October 15, 11 am to 4 pm

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Autumn Market

Fall is finally here and who doesn’t like sweaters, warm drinks and browsing local artisans and vendors to find those perfect things to help you get nesting for the winter months! Shop from 40+ of Toronto’s finest vintage, handmade, fashion, art, beauty and food vendors.

Where: Studio Bar, 824 Dundas Street West
When: October 15, 11 am to 6 pm

Toronto Argonauts vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders

Eager for NFL Sunday? You can cheer on CFL this Saturday as the Toronto Argos host the Saskatchewan Roughriders at BMO Field.

Where: BMO Field, 170 Princes’ Blvd
When: October 15 at 4 pm

1st Annual Toronto Run & Roll Against Violence

Check out the first ever Toronto Run & Roll Against Violence event this Sunday. The Toronto Run and Roll Against Violence is a fun, accessible event for runners and walkers to come together to build a healthy community and support survivors of sexual violence

Where: High Park, 1873 Bloor Street West
When: October 16 at 9 am

Toronto Bakers Market – West Side

Toronto Bakers Market is a free event that hosts bakers and vendors with delicious treats! So definitely bring that appetite.

Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
When: October 16, 11 am – 4 pm

National Geographic Live: Charlie Hamilton James

Discover what it’s like to live in—not just visit—two of the world’s great wildlife parks with a photographer who has immersed himself in two equally wild, but very different places. Charlie Hamilton James has been shooting in Peru’s Manu National Park since the 90s, and his misadventures as an Amazonian landowner were documented in his popular BBC Television series, I Bought a Rainforest.

Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street
When: October 16 at 2 pm

Nestle Canada’s Craveyard Halloween Party

Nestlé Canada is celebrating Halloween in a spooktacular way this year with the fourth annual Nestlé Canada Craveyard Halloween Party. This family-focused event geared towards the community around the Sterling Road Chocolate Factory, will feature a live musical performance by Dan the Music Man, spooky haunted house, fun fair park, pirate ship slide, face painting, pumpkin decorating, kids costume parade and some refreshments.

Where: 72 Sterling Road
When: October 16 at 1 pm

Die Antwoord

Cape Town’s biggest music export is arguably duo Die Antwoord. Rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser are unforgettable live performers, and their music incorporates elements of the “zef” culture. The duo released Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid in September, and are on tour promoting the record with a string of sold-out shows!

Where: Sound Academy, 11 Polson Street
When: October 16 at 7 pm

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