15 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, October 1

Sep 30 2017, 3:18 am

The sun is shining, it’s the first day of October, and it’s the weekend!

Be sure to take advantage of the sun, and enjoy this beautiful SUNday.

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Markham Fair

What: The annual fair in the ‘burbs is on this weekend and promising fireworks, a monster truck show, demolition derby, and more… not to mention, plenty of fabulous food.

Where: 10801 McCowan Road
When: October 1

Buffer Festival

What: Buffer Festival is an annual showcase of YouTube world premieres, bringing the most acclaimed digital creators and their audiences together. The festival includes a variety of programming, including a red carpet gala and premiere screenings, showcasing an array of YouTube’s highest quality content.

Where: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street #620
When: October 1 at 9 am to 9 pm


What: Transforming the sprawling former Unilever Factory, The Expo for Design, Information and Technology is a 150,000-square-foot immersive experience in all things forward-thinking that will surely make national headlines.

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

Pumpkinland and Harvest Fest

What: Get into the fall spirit at Whittamore Farm’s family-friendly Harvest Fest. Choose from 1000’s of pumpkins and become a kid again as you get lost in the corn maze. Enjoy the best of fall time entertainment, including wagon rides, spooky games, nature trails, and farm animals.

Where: Whittamore’s Farm, 8100 Steeles Avenue East
When: Now until October 31

Eating Italy: A Delicious Journey Through Italian Cuisine

What: In this six-week course, Dr. Franco Gallippi explores the history and cultural significance of some of Italy’s most famous dishes as examined through Italian cinema and literature.

Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
When: Now until November 3

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.

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

Party Today, Panic Tomorrow

What: Second City’s latest talent-packed mainstage show is now on. Faced with our culture of bad news and political exhaustion, the show encourages the audience to “settle in and get ready for us to spin, sing and laugh away your troubles.”

Where: Second City Mainstage Theatre, 51 Mercer Street
When: Now until December 30

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. 

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

Free Krispy Kreme Coffee

What: This weekend, caffeine fans can head to any Krispy Kreme location and get a free coffee. The doughnut chain is calling these three days its “National Coffee Weekend”, part of an extended National Coffee Day celebration (October 1). Customers can order a small iced coffee or a hot coffee in any size their hearts desires for no charge.

Where:  All Canadian Krispy Kreme locations
When: October 1

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.

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

Yoga and Wellness Show

What: Learn, teach, shop, practice, discuss and enjoy all things associated with yoga and a healthy, active lifestyle.

Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition grounds, 100 Princes’ Blvd
When: October 1

Apple Fest

What: The Bayview Leaside BIA presents the second annual festival devoted to this favourite fall orchard fruit. Celebrate with ciders, pies, live music, street art, and more.

Where: Bayview Avenue from Soudan to Davisville
When: October 1, noon to 5 pm

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.

Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive
September 30 to October 31

Colborne Lodge Harvest Festival

What: Celebrate fall in High Park at this annual Harvest Festival “enhanced for Canada’s Birthday.” On the itinerary: food, music, dance, artisans, family-friendly activities for the whole family, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, and roasted potatoes.

Where: Colborne Lodge Museum, 11 Colborne Lodge Drive
When: October 1, 11 am to 5 pm

The 8th Annual Salmon Festival at Highland Creek

What: Kick off October by enjoying a guided nature tours and learn about various topics while catching a glimpse of the salmon running upstream. There will also be environmental displays, children’s activities, local food vendors, a farmer’s market and more.

Where: Morningside Park, 390 Morningside Avenue
When: October 1, 11 am to 4 pm

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