62 events worth checking out in Toronto this October

Sep 26 2019, 11:49 am

That chill in the air means that fall is here, and with it comes the spookiest, coziest, and most squash filled month of the year, October.

The make sure you’re making the most it, we’ve rounded up some of the greatest show, festivals, farmers’ markets, and whatever else going on in Toronto that you won’t want to miss.

The Band’s Visit

What: Mirvish brings the Canadian premier of The Band’s Visit, described as a beautiful and poignant story that explores the unspoken longing and connection we strive to share with each other, even as we reach across the cultural and national divides that may separates us.

When: Now until October 20
Time: Varies per performance
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street
Admission: Starts at $49 and available online

Cirque du Soleil’s ALEGRIA

What: Iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic power struggle of old meets new is reinterpreted for today’s cultural pulse. Led by an intangible wind of change, an emerging movement strives to shake the established order, instilling hope and renewal to bring light to a world in perfect harmony. Alegría energizes the audience with a joyful spirit for a brighter and more inspiring tomorrow.

When: Now until November 24
Time: Varies per performance
Where: Under theBig Top, Ontario Place
Admission: Starts at $70 and available online

29Rooms

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What: The highly Instagrammable and groundbreaking 29Rooms is making its way to Toronto this fall. Brought to you by the makers behind Refinery29, 29Rooms is an immersive collaboration between visionaries and brands in the fields of art, activism, style, and technology to bring you 29 experiences under one roof.

When: Now until October 6
Where: 
Exhibition Place (Queen Elizabeth Building), 100 Princes’ Blvd.
Price: Tickets are available online for $34 to $49

The Rocky Horror Show

What: Continuing to mark its 100th Anniversary Season, the Hart House Theatre will see this titillating romp through the return of Director Jennifer Walls, featuring showcase performances by trained, emergent talent, supported by a professional production team. The performance is sure to tempt you to dance the “Time Warp” and leave you howling, “Damn it, Janet! I love you!”

When: Now until October 12
Where: Hart House Theatre – 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto
Tickets: Available online

Legends of Horror

What: Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror is back, and is about to haunt your dreams… and days. The immersive theatrical interpretation of all of the classic horror figures will take you through a spooky, one-hour, two-kilometre self-guided walking tour that starts from the lower gardens of Casa Loma, through its terrifying tunnels and dark places never before open to the public.

When: Now until October 31
Time: Evenings from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Price: Tickets start at $40 online and $45 at the door

Halloween Haunt

What: Face your fears when darkness falls as Canada’s Wonderland is transformed from a “theme park” into a “scream park” during Halloween Haunt. Experience the thrills of your favourite rides at night and the frights awaiting you in our terrifying haunted attractions and shows.

When: Now until October 27
Time: 7 pm to 12 am
Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive
Admission: Tickets start at $31.99, available online

Lake Ontario Evening on Reptiles and Amphibians

What: Reptiles and amphibians are highly sensitive to changes in their environment as they depend on high quality habitat for their survival. Come out of your shell and learn about how turtles and frogs are faring under the urbanized conditions of the Toronto region, as well as the efforts underway to re-establish their populations.

When: Tuesday, October 1
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street W
Admission: Free

Witchfest North

What: Come out and celebrate Witchfest North, a Toronto festival celebrating women in the arts who identify as Witches, Wiccans, and Pagans but open for all to attend and participate.

When: October 1 to 31
Time: Times vary by day/event
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: Free to attend

World Press Photo Exhibit

What: Come and experience this incredible global exhibition presenting the best visual journalism of the past year. Here you’ll find the most compelling photos in stunning high-quality Canon prints.

When: October 1 to 23
Time: 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Allen Lambert Galleria, 181 Bay Street
Admission: Free

Fall for Dance North

What: Experience a striking line-up of 12 works from 11 of the world’s most innovative dance companies across 3 unique programs at Meridian Hall and Ryerson Theatre, featuring a special focus on international Indigenous artists.

When: October 2 to 6
Time: Various times
Where: Meridian Hall,
Admission: $15, available online

FEELOSOPHY Studio

What: Join FEELOSOPHY Studio for a week of full feels, flow, connection, community, contact, and conversation in an awesome pop up at Toronto’s shipping container village, Stackt. Take classes from founder Ash Brodeur and instructors in the city, as well as live music and DJs.

When: October 2 to 9
Time: Various times
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St
Admission: Drop-in for $22, unlimited pass $44, available online

The Audience Strikes Back

What: Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente – the co-heads of the Toronto International Film Festival appear as part of the RBC Disruptors series to speak to the power of audiences in crafting digital experiences.

When: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 9 am
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queens Quay W
Admission: Free, register online

Sigrún Pálsdóttir: History. A Mess.

What: Sigrún Pálsdóttir appears to discuss her novel, History. A Mess. about an Icelandic historian who creates a sensation when she “discovers” a lost woman artist and the mess that erupts when it turns out to be a mistake.

When: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 6 to 7 pm
Where: Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, 789 Yonge Street
Admission: Free

15th Annual Art Walk

What: Over 50 businesses will feature the works of local artists. Works will be displayed in storefront windows and establishments along Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Yonge Boulevard. The public will then be invited to vote for the “People’s Choice Award” for Best Merchant Display.

When: October 3 to 24
Time: Runs throughout the day
Where: Along Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue
Admission: Free

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in concert

What: As part of the Star Wars Concert Series, see Episode Six, the final chapter in the original trilogy of the blockbuster film franchise. Watch father and son face off in the ultimate battle of good versus evil as the TSO performs John Williams score along live with the movie.

When: October 3 to 5
Time: Showtimes vary, check online
Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street
Admission: Tickets start at $57, available online

Post Malone concert

What: Congratulations everyone, Posty is back in Toronto. Go see popular hip-hop artist and Krock aficionado, Post Malone as he brings his fusion of rap, rock, and pop hits to the Scotiabank Arena. Also appearing will be Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh.

When: Thursday, October 3
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Area, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Tickets start at $55, available online

Buffer Festival

What: If you have a deep and powerful love for online content and the people who make it, this is the event for you. Buffer Festival is the world’s largest international digital-first film festival. Curating and celebrating video premieres from acclaimed digital creators, come see theatrical screenings, red carpets, educational keynotes, and awards.

When: October 4 to 6
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W
Admission: Admission varies on event, available online

Wax Candy Disco Party

What: Playing soulful, refreshing, and uplifting Disco all night. Listen to the selection from DJ Efsharp and Cyclist at this weekly dance event. Be prepared for disco standards you already know and some deep cuts that will probably surprise you.

When: October 4, 11, 18, and 25
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Where: The Piston, 937 Bloor St W
Admission: Free

Nuit Blanche

What: For one sleepless night, experience Toronto transformed by hundreds of artists and nearly 90 art projects. This year’s program responds to one event-wide curatorial theme of Continuum. Nuit Blanche is back, transforming the city into a massive immersive art experience.

When: Saturday, October 5
Time: 7 pm to 7 am
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Admission: Free

Nuit Blanche at MaRS

What: In this beautiful Nuit Blanche event, MaRS opens its doors to show how entrepreneurs are transforming the world for the better, using innovation to combat today’s mounting threats to our environment. See an immersive, multimedia experience set in the soaring, cathedral-like MaRS atrium.

When: Saturday, October 5
Time: 7 pm to 7 am
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 661 University Avenue
Admission: Free

Evergreen Brickworks Saturday Market

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What: The Evergreen Brick Works’ Saturday Farmers’ Market is the largest farmers’ market in Toronto. Come and enjoy good food from local farmers, food producers, and chefs.

When: October 5, 12, 19, and 26
Time: 8 am to 1 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview
Admission: Free

Bon Iver concert

What: See folk-rock heroes Bon Iver perform at Scotiabank Arena this fall. Justin Vernon and the rest of the band will be joined by Canadian artist Feist. It’ll be an evening of incredible musicianship and classic songs.

When: Sunday, October 6
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Available tickets start at $309, available online

Study and Go Abroad Fair

What: Learn how you can study abroad for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree/diploma or certificate program. Meet with almost 100 top universities from around the world to learn about admission requirements, scholarships, and much more. Visit the Travel Zone for work abroad, volunteering, and language travel.

When: Sunday, October 6
Time: 1 to 5 pm; feature seminar starts at 12 noon
Where:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
Admission: Free

Toronto Arthouse Film Festival

What: The Toronto Arthouse Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing innovative and exciting work by risk-taking filmmakers from around the world. Aesthetically and thematically varied, these films mark the arrival of exciting new directing talents. See some of the best new independent and experimental films while screaming at the heavens “is this art?”

When: October 7 to 12
Time: 9 to 11 pm
Where: Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen Street E
Admission: Free, register online

J-Horror Double Bill: The Vampire Doll and Lake of Dracula

What: It’s a free double billing of two epically amazing Japanese genre films. Treat yourself to the gift of The Vampire Doll and Lake of Dracula. These movies share the same cast and crew and make up the first two features of Michio Yamamoto’s “Bloodthirsty Trilogy.” It’s October. Get weird.

When: Tuesday, October 8
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave
Admission: Free, register online

The Chainsmokers – World War Joy Tour

What: Head to the World War Joy Tour to see The Chainsmokers and more in Toronto this fall. The electronic music duo will be playing all their hits and more alongside 5 Seconds of Summer and Lennon Stella.

When: Tuesday, October 8
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Tickets start at $58, available online

The Black Keys – Let’s Rock Tour

What: Formed in Akron, Ohio, The Black Keys are now a certified force of rock nature. See the duo play along with Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson. The groups are touring North America as part of their Let’s Rock Tour and will be heading to Boston next.

When: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Tickets start at $77, available online

What the Migrant Knows: A Long View of Climate Change

What: See the man Foreign Policy magazine named one of the most important global thinkers of the preceding decade as Amitav Ghosh is speaking on the subject of climate change. See the author discuss his experience and concerns related to the topic as part of his fellowship with the Jackman Humanities Institute.

When: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave
Admission: Free

Blue Guerrilla: Building Earth-friendly Landscapes w/ Toronto Green Community

What: Blue Guerrilla is a series of hands-on training and urban exploration walks to help Torontonians understand and celebrate nature in the city by learning about water. In this class, participants will take part in the installation of a rain garden in the Bentway.

When: Thursday, October 10
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd
Admission: Free

Fake News: Truth, Trust, Disinformation and Misinformation in Journalism

What: Fake news has become an ever-increasing detriment to civil political discourse globally and particularly in North American society. Join a panel of experts to reflect on the challenges facing Canadians and propose some solutions on how people can be equipped to better evaluate the validity of what they read.

When: Thursday, October 10
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: A100, Glendon College, 2275 Bayview Ave
Admission: Free, register online

Congruence 2

What: Fans of performance dance need to go see BoucharDanse’s Congruence 2 which is described as a “journey of revelation and reverie,” the contemporary company will put on a showing of two different pieces. Sylvie Bouchard will perform Woman in Blue Softly by Lina Cruz as well as Gerry Trentham’s Gravity of Descent, with Learie Mc Nicolls.

When: October 10 to 12
Time: 8 pm
Where: Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester St
Admission: $20 to $50, available online

SCREAMERS!

What: Are you ready to be scared? Then head to what is arguably is Toronto’s best haunted attraction. This year the terrifying Halloween event is celebrating its 26th year of operation. See all seven haunted walkthrough themed horror mazes featuring over 120 live scare actors, unlimited rides on the Midway of Horrors, and the new illusion act THE KILL SHOW.

When: October 11 to November 2
Time: Tuesday to Thursday, 7 to 11 pm; Friday to Saturday 7 pm to 12 am
Where: Better Dead Centre, 100 Princes’ Boulevard
Admission: $34.95, available online

Rick Ross – Port Of Miami 2 Tour

What: Rick Ross will be in Toronto to promote his new album Port Of Miami 2. Find out if the sequel is as good as the original, as each ticket comes with a free digital copy of the album. The top-selling artist is performing at the Phoenix Concert Theatre.

When: Friday, October 11
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St
Admission: Tickets start at $45, available online

Sketching the Figure from Life

What: Learn the essentials for drawing a living subject. Each participant will receive one-on-one attention from an instructor who teaches year round. Whether you are an award-winning experienced artist or have never painted before, you can learn at this event.

When: October 11 to 13
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Academy of Realist Art, 2968 Dundas St W
Admission: Full workshop price $350, $100 deposit required to save easel or bench

Toronto Pumpkinfest

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What: If you’re looking for something fun to do Thanksgiving weekend, head to the Toronto Pumpkinfest for some seasonal good times. Experience this family event over three days with great food, vendors, entertainment, and loads of pumpkins. Guests are welcomed to enjoy all things autumn.

When: October 12 to 14
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Drive
Admission: Free

Drunken Cinema: Scream 2

What: In the ultimate move drinking game, Drunken Cinema invites you to come watch a classic horror movie while watching out for your reason to drink. Every ticket enters attendees into a raffle for awesome prizes. This month’s feature is the 1997 horror hit Scream 2.

When: Saturday, October 12
Time: 9:30 pm
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave
Admission: $15, available online

Toronto Flower Market

What: There will be 18 incredible vendor stalls on display to visit and admire, each selling an assortment of seasonal showstoppers including tulips, daffodils, gerbera, orchids, hyacinths, muscari, lilacs, and more. Plus there will also be an array of dahlia tubers, seedlings, garden planters, handmade pots and indoor plants also for sale.

When: Saturday, October 12
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: CAMH, 1001 Queen Street West
Admission: Free

Die Hard Dracula

What: It’s almost Halloween, and that means Handlebar has dug up the worst genre film they could find. Get ready for Die Hard Dracula because it is a lot. It’s the tale of an American student who loses his girlfriend in a tragic waterskiing accident, who then travels to a village in Eastern Europe where he meets her doppelganger, and also Count Dracula. Enjoy something so bad it’s good while having a few brews.

When: Sunday, October 13
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave
Admission: Free

Charli XCX

What: See the Cambridge-born British pop sensation live at Rebel this fall. An artist who got her start singing at raves and warehouse parties, the songstress is bringing her unique brand of pop to Toronto.

When: Monday, October 14
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rebel, 11 Polson St
Admission: Tickets start at $66, available online

James Bond: The Music

What: Prepare to be shaken (and stirred) as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the suave and immortal secret agent, James Bond. Relive the iconic hits—“Skyfall,” “Live and Let Die,” “For Your Eyes Only,” and more. Performances are roughly two hours long, including a 20-minute intermission.

When: October 15 to 16
Time: Tuesday, 8 to 10 pm; Wednesday, 2 to 4 pm and 8 to 10 pm
Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Admission: Tickets start at $58, available online

Sustainable South Africa

What: The South African High Commission in Canada together with Wines of South Africa is cordially inviting you to attend a wine tasting. Explore the more than 350 years of heritage and discover a breadth of wines made with sustainability in mind.

When: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 4 pm to 10 pm
Where: Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd
Admission: Free

The Beaverton Season 3 Live Tapings

What: See how the fake-news sausage is made, as The Beaverton is filming and in need of an audience. Not only will you get the first look at the week’s episode and witness the behind-the-scenes antics of anchors Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas, but the show also starts with stand-up comedian Andrew Chapman and be giving away cool Beaverton swag.

When: Wednesday, October 16
Time: 6:45 pm
Where: CTV studios, 9 Channel Nine Court
Admission: Free

Red Bull Music Festival

What: Red Bull is bringing back its music festival to Toronto this fall. The Red Bull Music Festival will make its way to the city “to explore the minds and scenes shaping music.” According to Red Bull, Toronto can expect programming that spotlights rising local musicians, producers, and DJs while presenting exciting collaborations with groundbreaking artists, bringing their boundary-pushing visions to the stage.

When: October 17 to 21
Time: Times Vary
Where: Venues throughout the city
Admission: Find individual tickets online

Toronto After Dark Film Festival

What: Toronto After Dark Film Festival is one of the world’s leading showcases of new Horror, Sci-Fi and Action Movies and is enjoyed by over 10,000 attendees each year. This fall, the 14th annual edition will screen over 50 films, both features and shorts. Meet fellow genre film aficionados and even the filmmakers behind some of the works.

When: October 17 to 25
Where: Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond St W
Admission: $159 for a full festival pass, available online

Cask Days

What: Cask Days celebrates the beautiful art of cask brewed beer. Now in its 15th year, the three-day festival, founded in Toronto by Bar Volo, bills itself as one of the largest cask festivals in the world. Already on the bill for the fall event, look forward to over 100 participating breweries and cider makers showcasing their finest brews including experimental beers, collaborations, and exclusive limited releases.

When: October 18 to 20
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Admission: Tickets start at $55, available online

Tegan and Sara concert

What: Tegan and Sara are bringing their latest tour to Toronto. The Calgary-born twin-sisters are promoting their new album Hey, I’m Just Like You, made up from old songs written by the duo during their early years.

When: October 18 and 19
Time: 7 pm
Where: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street
Admission: Available tickets start at $165.25, online

POZitivity: Slay Stigma Canadian Drag Tour

What: The Slay Stigma Canadian Tour with Trinity K. Bone’t from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6 is part of a national HIV anti-stigma campaign called Pozitivity! The Show will feature several local drag performers, Canadian HIV and activist Randy Davis from The Gilbert Centre. Head down for a fun evening of drag and support a good cause.

When: Friday, October 18
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: El Convento Rico, 750 College Street
Admission: Free

Toronto audiofest 2019

What: The Toronto audiofest brings together over 300 brands of the best audio and video equipment from around the world. You can hear, touch and compare it in over 100 demo rooms ranging from 240 to 2400 sq. ft. on nine floors. It is the place to come if you’re considering acquiring a complete system or only a new piece of equipment.

When: October 18 to 20
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Westin Toronto Airport, 950 Dixon Road
Admission: Free to attend, register online

Toronto Waterfront Marathon

What: Whether you want to run a 5K, do a half, or go the full Monty and run a complete marathon, the Toronto Waterfront Marathon is back to let you achieve one of the ultimate goals for any runner. It’s too late to start training, but you can still show up and support athletes from here in the city and across the globe.

When: Sunday, October 20
Time: 8 am to 3 pm
Where: Starts at Queen and University
Admission: Free to attend, check online for registration details

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

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

imagineNATIVE

What: imagineNATIVE is the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. The organization is recognized for excellence and innovation in programming and as the global centre for Indigenous media arts. imagineNATIVE is a registered charity committed to creating a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures through the presentation of contemporary Indigenous-made media art including film, video, audio and digital media.

When: October 22 to 27
Where: Venues vary, check online
Admission: Screenings start at $6, festival passes available online

Elton John concert

What: The man, the myth, the legend, Sir Elton John himself is stopping in Toronto as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. He’ll be performing songs from across his epic musical career and putting on one of the incredible shows that made him a worldwide sensation.

When: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Tickets start at $414, available online

Ontario College Information Fair 2019

What: Get in the know with a series of information sessions that will help you get familiar with applying to college. In the past, sessions have included the following topics like How to pay for collegeHow to Apply for College, Credit Transfer in Ontario Post-Secondary and more. Everything is in one place at this fair, including 26 colleges.

When: October 23 to 24
Time: Wednesday, 5 to 9 pm; Thursday, 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd
Admission: Free

The Breakfast Club – Halloween 2019 80s Tribute Party

What: One of Toronto’s greatest 80s parties is returning this fall with a very special Halloween edition. Come hear the best in 80s new wave, pop, and movies and tv theme songs while dancing in your best retro outfit.

When: Friday, October 25
Time: 10 pm
Where: Revival, 783 College Street
Admission: $15, available online

The Dr. Seuss Experience

What: Get ready to take a walk down memory lane, as beloved children’s writer, Dr. Seuss’ incredible creations will be appearing in a large interactive exhibit. The 15,000-sq-ft exhibition is a photogenic playground of interesting rooms that recreate the feeling and wonder of walking through a storybook.

When: Starts October 26
Where: Square One, 100 City Centre Drive
Admission: Register online

The 20th Annual NIGHT OF DREAD

What: At this family-friendly, community event, Torontonians are invited to call on, mock and banish their private and collective fears through parade and pageantry, music and masquerade, dance, and a devilishly good party. See fire spinners, live bands, and Death Dancers while taking part in a parade and celebration unlike any other.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 4:30 to 9 pm
Where: Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin St
Admission: Free, pay what you can

Punk Rock Flea Market Toronto

What: PRFMTO (try saying that three times fast) is back for another year and will be showing off the most rad selection of curated vendors, fave tunes, new buds, cold brews, and (always) good times.

When: Sunday, October 27
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor Street West
Admission: Free

Cannabis Wedding Expo: Toronto

What: The Expo gives couples, event throwers, and canna-curious the chance to engage with progressive traditional wedding vendors and specialty cannabis brands to learn how to incorporate cannabis into their wedding day in classy and tasteful ways.

When: October 27 to 28
Time: Starts Sunday, 11 pm; ends Monday, 3 pm
Where: The Berkeley Church, 315 Queen St. E
Admission: $20, available online

Halloween On Church Street

What: Watch as Toronto’s Gay Village transforms into the city’s most wicked street party on Halloween night. The street closes to traffic and becomes a pedestrian-only boulevard.  Get ready for wave after wave of Halloween-dressed revellers. Organizers expect thousands of people filling up six blocks along Church Street (Wood Street to Gloucester Street).

When: Tuesday, October 31
Time: 6:30 pm to 2 am
Where: The Village, 65 Wellesley Street East
Admission: Free

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince In Concert

What: With this film, based on the sixth installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the movie as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra plays the score along with it. Organizers encourage fans to come dressed in their favourite wizarding attire and be a part of a costume showcase.

When: October 31 to November 2
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Meridian Hall, 1 Front Street East
Admission: Tickets start at $55, available online