6 can't miss Toronto events of the week: October 7 to 13

Oct 4 2019, 8:00 am

A new week is just new chance to have some fun in this city. Make the most of these seven days and enjoy all the great events going down in the city this week, October 7 to 13.

For more things to do, check out our events section.

Toronto Arthouse Film Festival

What: The Toronto Arthouse Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing innovative and exciting work by risk-taking filmmakers from around the world. Aesthetically and thematically varied, these films mark the arrival of exciting new directing talents. See some of the best new independent and experimental films while screaming at the heavens “is this art?”

When: October 7 to 12
Time: 9 to 11 pm
Where: Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen Street E
Admission: Free, register online

The Chainsmokers – World War Joy Tour

What: Head to the World War Joy Tour to see The Chainsmokers and more in Toronto this fall. The electronic music duo will be playing all their hits and more alongside 5 Seconds of Summer and Lennon Stella.

When: Tuesday, October 8
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Tickets start at $58, available online

The Black Keys – Let’s Rock Tour

What: Formed in Akron, Ohio, The Black Keys are now a certified force of rock nature. See the duo play along with Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson. The groups are touring North America as part of their Let’s Rock Tour and will be heading to Boston next.

When: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Tickets start at $77, available online

Blue Guerrilla: Building Earth-friendly Landscapes w/ Toronto Green Community

What: Blue Guerrilla is a series of hands-on training and urban exploration walks to help Torontonians understand and celebrate nature in the city by learning about water and the place they call home. In this class, participants will take part in the installation of a rain garden in the Bentway.

When: Thursday, October 10
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd
Admission: Free

Pumpkinfest Toronto

What: Fall is here and that means beautiful colourspumpkin-spice everything, and perhaps best of all, autumn-themed festivals. Get ready to fully embrace the greatest season of the year with the annual Pumpkinfest. The festival totally dedicated to orange squash and gourds is set to return to Downsview Park for three days of Thanksgiving weekend fun and activities.

When: October 12 to 14
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Rd.
Admission: Free

SCREAMERS!

What: Are you ready to be scared? Then head to what is arguably is Toronto’s best haunted attraction. This year the terrifying Halloween event is celebrating its 26th year of operation. See all seven haunted walkthrough themed horror mazes featuring over 120 live scare actors, unlimited rides on the Midway of Horrors, and the new illusion act THE KILL SHOW.

When: October 11 to November 2
Time: Tuesday to Thursday, 7 to 11 pm; Friday to Saturday 7 pm to 12 am
Where: Better Dead Centre, 100 Princes’ Boulevard
Admission: $34.95, available online