Fall has come, bringing us colder weather and shorter days. But it’s definitely not a reason to be sad! It’s the season full of colours, the smell of pumpkins, delicious comfort food and last but not the least—great events! It’s a tradition that we choose the best ones for you and this month is not an exception. Which one would you like to attend?
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour
Date: October 2 – 3
Location: Rogers Centre
Admission: from $60.30 to $153
The American sweetheart released her first album in 2006 and since then she’s transformed from a country singer to a mega star. She is one of the most successful women in show business, an entrepreneur, a role model, but, first of all, a singer famous for her catchy songs. This world tour is named after her most successful album, 1989, which features We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Blank space, Style and Bad Blood. Luckily, she announced two concerts in Toronto. Would you “Shake it Off” with her?
Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche
Date: October 3
Location: Various locations in Toronto
The city of Toronto will be transformed by contemporary artists and hundreds of their projects from sunset to sunrise! When Nuit Blanche first started nine years ago, everyone immediately knew this would be one of the nights to look forward to. Thousands of Torontonians voluntarily stay up late to get familiar with art in a funny and accessible way. The number of artists, curators, galleries, museums, volunteers and especially visitors has grown multiple times since the first year and it’s important to say that the organizers have been handling this capacity really well. For the exact number of exhibitions and independent projects, check the event map on the website. You will be sure to find your favourites—no matter what!
The famous LEGO toy building bricks have been popular for decades, and this is the best place where you and your kids can fully explore the legend. Yes, Halloween comes even to LEGOLAND! October Saturdays and Sundays here will be full of lego bricks, fun, creativity and a spooky Halloween atmosphere. Look forward to many costume and building contests, scavenger hunts and more. Everything is included in the entrance fee. Have fun!
Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Date: October 15 – 23
Location: Scotiabank Theatre
A world famous film festival enhances the Halloween atmosphere in the city with nine days full of horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies. A full list of titles will be revealed by the end of September. There were 10 movies announced until today, all having their Toronto, Canadian or international premieres at the After Dark 10th annual festival. You can buy either individual tickets to screenings or all-access passes—in case one movie doesn’t satisfy your Halloween adrenaline cravings!
World Mastercard Fashion Week
This national leading fashion event focuses mainly on Canadian designers and introduces them to the world. Twice a year the audience has a chance to explore what the new season will be all about, not only through the new collections of established designers, but through new talents and their debut works as well. However, this event is not only about fashion shows. In addition to catwalks, it connects culture, entertainment, lifestyle and retail all together. Toronto is a multicultural city and it’s great to experience it live through an influential and beautiful show like this.
Boo at the Zoo
If your kids love Halloween and animals, here’s the perfect event! The Toronto Zoo has planned many entertaining activities for the young ones, like the Critters and Costumes Paradestarting at the Waterside Theatre or Pinata’s for Panda’s Halloween Edition. Kids will also have a chance to create their own zoo animal at the Play-Doh Activity Tent and meet the costumed character friends who will be joining the parade.
Haunted High Park
Colborne Lodge Museum is an ideal place to listen to the ghost stories and legends about High Park and Lodge. Its appearance matches the late October spirit. It’s recommended to make a pre-registration because of the limited space, and remember that you can only bring children who are at least eight years old. Expect period refreshments and unique atmosphere. It may be a little bit scary for kids, but exciting nevertheless. It will be a night to remember!
Wellesley church by Mary Crandall
Halloween on Church
Date: October 31
Location: Church Street
When it comes to Halloween, Church Street is a very special place to celebrate it. Every year on the last day of October, it becomes home to the biggest Halloween party in all of North America! People dressed up in the craziest and most creative costumes can enroll in the costume contests in selected bars and restaurants—or simply enjoy the positive atmosphere, good food and drinks.