The top 6 in the 6ix: Can't miss Toronto events October 9 - 16

Oct 6 2016, 6:39 pm

It’s already Sunday – so we better start planning your week.

We’ve combed through pages of concert listings, live performances and dance parties to bring you a curated shortlist of the coolest activities for all price-ranges and interests.

There’s something for everyone, so don’t hold back!

Nordstrom Warehouse Sale

Paging all thrifty fashionistas, because this is one sale that’s sure to be epic. It’s time to put on your running shoes and fight the assembled crowds for fabulous savings on designer finds. The event offers footwear, clothing, and accessories up to 80% off! This is the opportunity to find that perfect fall look that makes you look totally banging without breaking the bank.

Where: The Markham Fairgrounds at 10801 McCowan Road

When: October 12 to 16

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Sad that the TIFF Midnight Madness screenings are done for 2016? Well, we’ve got you covered! You can give yourself nightmares at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival instead. This event is a 9-day celebration of horror, sci-fi, and cult movies from around the world. Go indulge in some spooky cinematic fun! Individual tickets start at $11.

Where: Scotiabank Theatre at 259 Richmond Street West

When: October 13 to 21


Why not take the girls out for a night on the town? And yes, I’m using “girls” as a euphemism for breast tissue. The annual Boobyball is back, and this year’s theme is “paradise.” Prepare to have some tropical fun in the name of raising money for Rethink Breast Cancer. Yep, that means you should strap on your coconut bikini and have a ball at the boobyball! Tickets cost $125 each, unless you’re under 25, in which case you only have to pony up $95 for entry.

Where: Rebel at 11 Polson Street

When: October 14 from 8 pm to 11 pm

Toronto Chocolate Festival

Sick of pumpkin spice lattes? Then indulge in chocolatey treats at the Toronto Chocolate Festival. At this event, participating chocolatiers around Toronto will show off their finest wares. If you like your chocolates extra fancy, The King Edward Hotel is offering a special Chocolate High Tea, full of artisanal goodness. Treat. Yo. Self!

Where: Various locations

When: October 15 to November 6

Screemers Toronto

Ever wonder what it would be like to live inside an episode of American Horror Story? Well, we have the next best thing! Despite its weird spelling, Screemers is a proud Toronto Halloween tradition. Not for the faint of heart, it’s an epic, immersive haunted house experience. At this year’s Screemers, visitors can tour the slasher wax museum, a skull castle, and much more. Tickets start at $29.95.

Where: 180 Princes’ Boulevard

When: Every Friday and Saturday for the rest of October


Feel your way through a shape-shifting maze of terror at Haunt Toronto. It’s a haunted house experience that seeks to rival Screemers by bringing your favourite horror movies to life. Each night, the maze is based on a different scary movie, including favourites like Friday the 13th and The Craft. The trick is, however, that once you enter, you must search for clues in order to escape. If that sounds up your alley, why not grab a friend and pretend you’re 1970s Scream Queens at this terrifying treat? If you book before October 20, tickets are only $20.

Where: 75 Perth Avenue

When: October 17 to October 31