15 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, October 8

Oct 6 2017, 11:02 pm

The long weekend continues, with more glorious weather out there.

Be sure to drink plenty of water, and grab your sunscreen before heading outside. Enjoy your Sunday, Toronto!

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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

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 8, 10 am to 5 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: 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

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 8 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 8 to 9
Where: Downsview Park

Thanksgiving Day Brunch Cruise

What: If you don’t have Thanksgiving plans at your parent’s place, you should definitely check out Mariposa Cruises Thanksgiving Day brunch cruise. The cruise will feature a mouth-watering buffet freshly prepared by Mariposa Chefs, a full cash bar, reserved seating and spectacular views of the autumn scenery along the Toronto city skyline.

When: October 8, the cruise will board at 11:30 am and will run from 12 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Pier 6, 207 Queens Quay West


What: Come 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 8
Where: Yorkville and Kensington

The Bazaar of The Bizarre

What: This is definitely not your grandma’s craft show. Come and check out this marketplace showcasing a wide variety of independent artists, designers, and crafters selling all things, different, interesting, macabre, and out of this world.

When: October 8, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Pia Bouman Ballet School, 6 Noble Street

Feeding the 5000

What: 5000 Torontonians will be able to enjoy a completely FREE Thanksgiving Dinner this weekend as part of Feeding the 5000. The global event is geared around raising awareness of food waste.

When: October 8, 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: East Harbour, 21 Don Roadway, Toronto

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