5 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, October 21

Oct 21 2019, 5:05 am

The week is rolling on whether you’re ready or not, Toronto. Carpe de-Monday at any one of these great events in the city today, October 21.

But before you do anything, make sure you get out and vote!

6ix Screams International Horror Film Festival

What: Toronto wants to get scared — “and not the kind of fear the Leafs feel when they find out they’re playing Boston in the playoffs.” Head to the 6ix Screams International Horror Film Festival for some Halloween-themed fun as they screen several spooky, scary, and thrilling short films from around the world!

When: Monday, October 21
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Burroughes Building, 639 Queen St West
Admission: Free, register online

Canadian Pizza Summit

What: This is the only trade show in Canada dedicated to everyone’s favourite art form: pizza making. Whether someone is a pizzeria owner or employee, or are looking to get into the industry, this show is perfect for all kinds of people. (Or for anyone who just really likes pizza).

When: Monday, October 21
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: 672 Dupont Street
Price: Admission is free

3rd Monday Nights Free

What: On 3rd Monday Nights Free, ROM guests will be able to explore the museum’s galleries and collections, free of charge. With complimentary access and extended hours, visitors are invited to explore art, culture, and nature in the museum’s 40 permanent galleries.

When: Monday, October 21
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park
Price: Free to attend

Outwit, Outplay, Outlaugh – Toronto

What: Sketch, improv, and stand-up comedians battle it out at one of Toronto’s most epic comedy competition: Outwit, Outplay, Outlaugh. Over the course of eight Mondays, eighteen comedians will compete for immunity to be determined by audience reaction, while the losers go to tribal council and vote someone out of the game. This is episode one!

When: Monday, October 21
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave
Admission: $5

First Past The Post: Election Viewing Party!

What: Canadian election campaigns are only five weeks long (but they sure do feel a lot longer when they’re like this one…) Celebrate the campaign coming to a close with an election viewing party. Say no to ugly Twitter politics by joining your neighbours in-person for some discourse and vote tallying.

When: Monday, October 21
Time: 6 pm
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W
Admission: Free to attend

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