Toronto Events for October
October 1, 2021
Toronto has so much to offer this month, from the Halloween Night of Lights, to the Luminato Festival. Check out our list below and plan your Toronto events itinerary planned out in advance
Experience Canada’s award-winning largest outdoor Halloween event!
Featuring thousands of hand-carved pumpkins and live carving demonstrations.
Transformed for the second year in a row, the South West corner of Bathurst & Richmond into a Licensed cozy social distance outdoor food & wine bar pop up experience with a pumpkin patch vibe Located in the middle of the city.
Some nights host live acoustic music with every Friday/Saturday night after dark the pumpkin patch turns into a dance floor with a live DJ!
The POP UP experience includes, a wood fire bbq pit & wood fire oven which offers fall inspired pizzas, pastas, and soups served in a squash or in a pumpkin. The pop up also has many vegetarian options, as well lots of dare to try and fun to photograph cuisine.
An Immersive Halloween Experience
Back by popular demand, last years sold out Nights of Lights will be returning for the 2021 season! Bigger and better, this years experience will feature more than 1.5 million LED and RGB lights animated and synchronized to your favourite Halloween tunes along with a NEW drive thru Trick or Treat Lane! Nights of Lights is the must-see drive through event of the Fall season for all ages. Turn up the volume and roll down the windows because this dazzling lights display only happens once year!
Think you can handle the darkness? We bring you Horror Hallways.
Enter the depths of hell and explore this terrifying, seemingly never-ending maze of horror. Tremble in complete darkness and get ready to be thrilled by our devil’s work.
Our attraction is open through the month of October and features a wide range of scary horrors that’ll get the hairs on the back of your neck standing! Due to the extreme nature of this attraction we do not recommend it to young children.
Can you escape our hell? Visit Horror Hallways this Halloween season
A landmark celebration, Picasso: Painting the Blue Period is the first exhibition in Canada to focus on the early works of the modernist master Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973).
Concentrating on the years 1901-1904, Picasso: Painting the Blue Period tells the story of how Picasso, then a fledgling painter in his late teens and early twenties, formulated his signature Blue Period style as he moved back and forth between the cities of Paris and Barcelona. The exhibition will reveal how the young artist borrowed from and transformed the subject matter and motifs of his contemporaries and predecessors during these critical years. Importantly, the exhibition will also show how Picasso’s multi-layered responses to the social and political events around him resulted in spellbinding works that to this day force audiences to grapple with uncomfortable issues such as poverty, labor unrest, gender inequality and war.
Make Thanksgiving weekend even more special by visiting our Fall Fair! Join in the tradition of celebrating our community together with old-fashioned fun – it’s a taste of the country, right in the City!
Toronto After Dark Film Festival is one of the world’s leading showcases of new Horror, Sci-Fi and Action Movies, enjoyed by over 10,000 attendees and participants each year, including fans, filmmakers, press and industry.
For Toronto After Dark’s 15th edition, in light of the ongoing pandemic, the film festival will forego in-person screenings and run exclusively as a virtual event.
Over five thrilling days this October 13-17, 2021, for the first time ever, Toronto After Dark Film Festival will stream movies direct to our audience in the comfort of their own homes.
A love letter is a written expression of love. Short and simple. Long and elaborate. It’s a description of feelings that dreams of the future.
This year we had to postpone our festival from June to October. Last year we were entirely online. It’s been well over a year since we’ve seen you in person. We miss you. We miss our city.
Luminato 2021 is our love letter to Toronto. It celebrates the incredible artists, spaces, and places of this city. It dreams of better futures for us all. It’s a celebration. It’s a commentary.
What’s your love letter to Toronto? What do you love about our city? What’s do you dream for Toronto’s future?
Watch or join all the amazing and colourful costumed action at our shows. Whether it’s cosplay, as it is sometimes called, or simply dressing up, get your photo taken with all your favourite characters or come dressed up yourself. It’s all good.
Catch a great movie or binge watch your favorite tv show with these new titles coming to Netflix Canada in October.