5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, November 1

Oct 31 2018, 9:23 pm

It’s a new month, Toronto!

Before our days get shorter this weekend, enjoy the daylight and check out what’s happening this fine Thursday.

Toronto Pumpkin Parades

What: Give your pumpkin one last night to shine as you check out your neighbourhood Jack-0-lanterns on display. Since 2004, it’s become a tradition for parks across the city to host their own pumpkin parade. You can find a full list of participating parks here.

When: November 1
Time: Varies by the park, but typically at 6 pm
Where: Parks throughout the city
Price: Free to join

Free Slice of Pizza Pizza

What: It’s the ultimate trade – your leftover Halloween candy for a FREE slice of pizza, what could be better? Pizza Pizza is offering any customers who come on November 1 with candy (minimum three pieces wrapped) a free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza. The Toronto-based pizza chain will be giving all the donated candy to a charitable organization.

When: November 1
Time: Hours vary by location
Where: Participating Pizza Pizza locations across Canada
Price: FREE

Hot Docs Podcast Festival

What: Now in its third 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, creators forum, and more.

When: November 1 to 5
Time: Varies by day
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Price: From $19

Taste of Iceland

What: We don’t have to tell you that Iceland is having a major moment when it comes to travel. Learn more about the culture at the eighth annual celebration of the best of Icelandic cuisine, music, art and literature.

When: November 1 to 5
Time: Varies by location
Where: Participating venues in Toronto
Price: Varies by location

Happy Place Toronto

What: Happy Place is an interactive, 20,000-sq-ft immersive exhibit with larger-than-life installations and multi-sensory themed rooms, and it’s on a mission to spread happiness here in Toronto and around the world.

When: November 1 to January 1
Time: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 am to 8 pm; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 8 pm (closed Tuesdays)
Where: Harbourfront Centre
From $32

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