5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, October 17

Oct 16 2018, 6:24 pm

Hopefully, you have some room in your calendar today as it’s going to be another busy day in Toronto.

From cannabis legalization events and parties to music and cultural festivals, there are plenty of awesome events happening in the city today. Enjoy!

Legalization Day at Trinity Bellwoods

What: In honour of cannabis legalization day, the public is invited to come together for an epic legalization smoke session at Trinity Bellwoods. Currently, there are over 3,000 people interested in attending the event on Facebook, so arrive early to claim a spot and don’t forget to bring the good vibes.

When: October 17
Time: 4:20 pm to 7:20 pm
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park
Price: Free

Clough Club Takeover

What: On Wednesday, October 17, Vancouver’s favourite cocktail den Clough Club is taking over Toronto’s Death & Taxes Free House as part of Toronto Cocktail Week. For one night only, current staff and alumni from the popular Gastown bar will take over the Queen West hotspot for an evening of killer cocktails and elevated street food, including gourmet hot dogs and Clough Club’s locally-famous Potachos available to take the edge off late-night appetites.

When: October 17
Time: 9 pm to 11 pm
Where: Death & Taxes Free House, 1154 Queen Street West
Tickets: No tickets required, open to the public

Red Bull Music Festival Toronto 2018

What: While summer is over, festival season continues as Red Bull brings its inaugural Music Festival to Toronto this month. This October, Red Bull Music Festival will take over several venues in Toronto for a week of shows throughout the city.

When: October 17 to 25
Time: Varies by day
Where: Various venues
Price: Varies by the show


What: imagineNATIVE is the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. The organization is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for excellence and innovation in programming and as the global centre for Indigenous media arts.

When: October 17 to 21
Time: Varies by day
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Price: Prices vary

2nd Annual La Dolce Vita

What: This October, Square One will host the second edition of One Night in La Dolce Vita with special culinary host Bobby Flay. The event will transform the shopping centre’s Grand Rotunda into an Italian Piazza-inspired destination and offer exquisite cuisine, live music, various entertainment and unexpected surprise and delights.

When: October 17
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: Square One Shopping Centre, Grand Rotunda (Entrance 3)
Price: $75

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