20 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, October 7

Oct 6 2017, 2:03 am

It’s the long weekend, and it’s just getting started!

Head outside and enjoy the warm temperatures while checking out these events in and around Toronto this lovely Saturday.

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Pumpkin Picking

What: Sure, you could pick up a pumpkin from the grocery store but what’s the fun in that? Spend an afternoon at one of Toronto’s many patches and hunt for the perfect pumpkin. While the pumpkin itself might not be free, there’ll be plenty of free activities to partake in like hayrides, corn mazes, and much more.

When: All weekend
Where: Throughout the GTA

Toronto Women’s Fashion Week

What: Toronto Women’s Fashion Week will be taking over One Yonge Street for a week of runway presentations from Canada’s most prominent and iconic womenswear designers. The event celebrates Canadian fashion and is home to Canada’s most iconic designers and the Next Generation of Emerging Talent.

When: October 7
Where: 1 Yonge Street

Puma Wharehouse Sale

What: Clear some room in both your closet and your schedule this weekend, as there’s a MASSIVE Puma Warehouse Sale happening that will have men’s and women’s and children’s apparel at up to 80% off. They will be accepting Mastercard, Visa, debit and cash.

When: October 7, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: The International Centre — Hall 6, 6900 Airport Rd. Mississauga


What: This October, you’re invited to check out the festival of the future. Imagine this — a 150,000-square-foot abandoned factory transformed into an ultramodern world where design, innovation and technology are the solutions to today’s grand challenges. This is the last weekend of the festival so if you’re planning on checking it out, you better do so ASAP!

When: Now until October 8
Where: East Harbour, 21 Don Roadway

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: Now until October 24, 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria, 181 Bay Street

Legends of Horror

What: An immersive theatrical interpretation of all of the classic horror figures as the audience is led through a one hour, 1.75 km self-guided walk through the bowels of the historic – and spooky– castle.

When: Now until October 31
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

Witchfest North

What: Come out and celebrate witches, women and the arts in multiple venues and events held throughout the city celebrating the repeal of section 365. This year’s Witchfest North theme is ‘Out of the Broom Closet.’

When: Now until October 31
Venues throughout the city

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland

What: For 14 terrifying nights this fall, Canada’s Wonderland will be transformed into the most terrifying spectacle of the year. This year will be bigger, better, and more horrifying than ever. Brave your way through terrifying mazes, scare zones and live shows in addition to 700 monsters prowling through the park.

When: Now until October 31
Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA

What: Cirque du Soleil’s latest is for the free spirits. Filled with extreme sport, live music and signature acrobatics, VOLTA is about the freedom that comes with blazing your own trail.

When: Now until November 26
Where: Under the Big Top, The Port Lands, 51 Commissioners Street

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters 

What: This fall, the AGO will transform into a rare exhibit that will showcase the creative process of famed and fascinating filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and it’s one of the AGO’s most immersive exhibition experiences to date. 

When: Now until January 7
Where: AGO, 317 Dundas Street West


What: The Toronto tradition, Screemers is back to haunt you with seven haunted houses, a Midway of mayhem and thrilling rides. Take your bravest friends and head into an evening of ghostly excitement! Screemers is open Friday and Saturday this weekend.

When: October 7, 7 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Building, 180 Princes’ Blvd

Toronto Flower Market

What: This marks the final weekend of the Toronto Flower Market this year. If you’re heading home for Thanksgiving or to relatives’ home for dinner, we highly recommend swinging by the market to pick up a few bouquets of flowers.

When: October 7, 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 1001 Queen Street West

The Blog Shop Toronto

What: This weekend, Toronto is invited to shop from the closets of some of the city’s biggest fashion bloggers. Aside from incredible clothes, there will also be a DJ, beverages and snacks, a raffle prize, and a portion of all sales will be donated to Hurricane Relief. Keep in mind that this is a cash-only event.

When: October 7, 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: The Prodigal Studio, 600 Queen Street East

Evergreen Brickworks Saturday Market

What: The Evergreen Brickworks Saturday Market has grown to become the city’s largest farmer’s market. Come and the wide variety of local and seasonal food from local farmers, food producers, and chefs.

When: October 7, 8 am to 1 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview

Mariposa Cruises Presents Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise

What: You’re invited to get celebrate Oktoberfest this October with a 3-hour German-themed Oktoberfest dinner cruise. Guests are encouraged to wear Lederhosen, and they will have access to a Steamwhistle beer garden and a fully stocked cash bar.  Guests will also be able to dance the night away to the DJ and live performances by the two-piece band Graham and Bowie and feast on a full Bavarian dinner while taking in the incredible Toronto skyline.

When: October 7, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Pier 6, 207 Queens Quay West

Maple Leaf Tailgate

What: Get those Leafs jerseys out! It’s time for this year’s home opener, and the Toronto Maple Leafs are throwing a massive tailgate party to celebrate. The free admission party is promising a party alongside thousands of fans, with giveaways, special guests, and a live DJ.

When: October 7, 5 pm
Where: Maple Leaf Square

Light Up Toronto

What: Come have fun and celebrate Diwali with the city of Toronto. Enjoy delicious ethnic food, witness Indian culture and heritage, dance to Bollywood headliners, singers’ and enjoy traditional dance performances.

When: October 7, 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas Street East

Saber Battle Toronto 2017

What: Come and enjoy a massive glowing sword battle in downtown Toronto this month. Pick a side, good or evil and use a glowing sword to fight in the ultimate nocturnal showdown. For every $10 you contribute ($5 early bird) you will get one glow sword, each glow sword changes up to six colors and can be picked up at the event.

When: October 7, 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West

Thanksgiving Dinner

What: If you don’t have any Thanksgiving plans at home, there’s a number of Toronto restaurants serving delicious turkey dinners all weekend long. If you don’t feel like eating out, there are also a number of places selling take-home Thanksgiving dinners.

When: October 7 to 9
Where: Restaurants throughout the city


What: Pumpkinfest is back for another exciting year at Downsview Park for three days of Thanksgiving weekend fun. This family-friendly event will feature a pumpkin patch, pumpkin express, a kiddy midway and so much more.

When: October 7 to 9
Where: Downsview Park

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