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When you’re spending time in a city as big as Toronto, it’s never too early to start planning for the week ahead.
Start your week off on the right foot by checking out one of the biggest and best Toronto events, activities and food festivals happening in the city from October 9 to 15.
- 25 FREE Toronto events worth checking out this October
- 41 Toronto events worth checking out this October
- There's a Haunted Harvest Party happening 2 hours from Toronto this fall
What: NoshFest’s mission is to celebrate Jewish food and culture by showcasing delicacies unique to Jewish tradition and heritage and bringing together members of Toronto’s diverse community. There’s something for everyone at NoshFest – savour some knishes or a hot smoked meat sandwich or try a bagel with shmear and lox and don’t forget to try some dill pickles.
When: October 9, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
What: Calling all art lovers! This week, you’re invited to attend the 1st annual Toronto Art Crawl night market. Taking place in a beautiful Toronto heritage building, you’ll find 60 artists and designers, a live auction of one of kind original products, and an incredible selection of delicious eats from Toronto vendors.
When: October 13, 6 pm to 12 am
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
What: This month you can enjoy a free movie screening at select Cineplex theatres across Canada. Popcorn, drinks, and select candy will be available to purchase at a reduced price, with proceeds going towards WE (formally known as Free The Children). Be sure to check the Cineplex website for updates on what movies will be playing and ticket information.
When: October 14
Where: Cineplex theatres across Canada, check website for more info and updates
What: The eighth annual Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship (#WPEC2017) returns to Yonge-Dundas Square this month and will feature three poutine eating competitions, as well as FREE POUTINE on offer all day long, lumberjack plaid dress code, a tattoo parlor and barber shop, poutine photo booth, Gravy Pong tournaments, Food Trucks Fundraising Derby, and more.
When: October 14, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
What: This week, you’re invited to a Haunted Harvest Party in Niagara-on-the-Lake, which is being billed as an ambulatory feast featuring the fall harvest and Dracula-themed food stations. Tickets are All You Can Eat and include two drink tickets for wine. Aside from eating, expect indoor and outdoor entertainment, and a fire pit.
When: October 14, 7 pm
Where: Rancourt Winery, 1829 Concession 4 Road, Niagara-On-The-Lake
What: All you can eat food, cold craft beers, roaring fires, and axe throwing are all part of Evergreen’s Feast On BBQ happening this week. Ten chefs from across Ontario will be on deck for the evening serving up unlimited local and sustainable fare (including vegetarian options at each food station) paired with wines, spirits, and beers to wash it down.
When: October 14, 7 pm to midnight
Where: Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto