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

Oct 13 2017, 3:39 am

Your weekend continues, Toronto!

A little cloud shouldn’t dampen your Sunday, so be sure to head to these events happening around town… Just bring your umbrella.

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Hot Docs Podcast Festival

 What: Now in its second year, Hot Docs Podcast Festival will host the world’s favourite podcast hosts as they bring the top audio stories to life. This year will feature an expanded four-day lineup of 10 live podcasts, five how-to-podcast panels, and special meet-and-greets.

When: October 15 at 12:30 pm
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 

What: Come and enjoy nine nights of all things horror, sci-fi, action, and cult at the 12thannual Toronto After Dark Film Festival. This year’s festival will feature new independent pieces from across North America, Europe and Asia, and big box office feature films.

When: Now until October 20
Where: Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond Street West

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

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

13th 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: Now until November 2
Where: Along Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue

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

Big City Improv Festival

What: For those who are in need a good laugh, the sixth annual Big City Improv Festival (BCIF) is kicking off this weekend and will be taking over the city from October 13 to 21. This year, the BCIF will feature over 100 of the best improv troupes from across North America, making this Canada’s largest improv showcase.

When: Now until October 21
Where: Various venues throughout the city.

Bat Out of Hell Musical

What: Bat Out of Hell is a rock musical that tells the epic tale of love, rebellion, and rock n’ roll. This incredible performance will feature an award-winning cast that will definitely bring the audience to their feet.

When: Now until December 24
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street

Toronto Catering Showcase

What: Planning a wedding or party in the near future? Admission to The Toronto Catering Show is like an unlimited pass to sample the wares from top caterers in the GTA.

When: October 15, noon to 4 pm
Where: The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Asquith Avenue


What: Explore the diverse neighbourhoods of Toronto and learn about their history, architecture, and much more. These guided tours are perfect for both tourists and locals who want to learn a bit more about the city. Upcoming ROMwalks include Yorkville and Kensington.

When: October 15
Where: Yorkville and Kensington

Pumpkin Picking

What: If you haven’t picked up a pumpkin yet, there’s no better time than the weekend! 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: October
Where: Throughout the GTA

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