Top Events in Toronto this October


What’s Happening in Toronto this October

Here’s a list of some of the hottest events in Toronto this October

Nuit Blanche | October 5th 2019

Time: Sunset to Sunrise | 7:00pm to 7:00am

For one sleepless night, experience Toronto transformed by hundreds of artists and nearly 90 art projects. This year's program responds to one event-wide curatorial theme of Continuum. The theme follows many paths during the event – set against a backdrop of the ever-present renewal of night into day, a continuum of experience and ideas is brought to light by the participating artists. Nuit Blanche is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with Toronto's arts community.

Screemers | October 2019

Screemers is Toronto’s original and best haunted attraction, celebrating the 26th year of guests living the fear in 2019. Screemers is a pay one price event, and the price includes admission, all 7 haunted walk through themed horror mazes featuring over 120 live scare actors, unlimited rides on the midway of horrors, and the terrifying pleasure of viewing our new illusions act The Kill Show.

Red Bull Music Festival | October 17th to 21st

Toronto can expect programming that spotlights rising local musicians, producers and DJs while presenting exciting collaborations with groundbreaking artists, bringing their boundary-pushing visions to the stage.

Toronto After Dark Film Festival | October 17th to 25th

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is one of the world’s leading showcases of new Horror, Sci-Fi and Action Movies and is enjoyed by over 10,000 attendees each year. This October 17-25, 2019, the 14th Annual Edition will screen over 50 films, both features and shorts, at the Scotiabank Theatre located at 259 Richmond Street West in the heart of Toronto’s downtown Entertainment District. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance for lively Q & A’s with the fans following their screenings.

Cask Days | October 18th to 20th

The festival celebrates cask ale: unpasteurized, unfiltered and naturally carbonated beer that is served direct from a barrel. A unique festival experience that celebrates not only beer but food, art and music. Founded in Toronto by bar Volo in 2005.

imaginenative | October 22nd to 27th

imagineNATIVE is the world's largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. The organisation is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for excellence and innovation in programming and as the global centre for Indigenous media arts. imagineNATIVE (legal entity: The Centre for Aboriginal Media) is a registered charity committed to creating a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures through the presentation of contemporary Indigenous-made media art including film, video, audio and digital media.

Dr. Seuss Expierence | October 26th to January 5th

Welcome to The Dr. Seuss Experience, an imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss! This Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle takes you on an awe-inspiring journey through nine different, visually stunning Dr. Seuss worlds. You can swing among Truffula Trees from The Lorax, make your way through a brilliant balloon-filled maze from Oh, the Places You’ll go!, stroll through towering clovers listening for a Who from Horton Hears a Who!, or join the Circus McGurkus! Join us and meet the characters, live the stories, and experience Dr. Seuss like never before in this once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!

Art Toronto | October 25th to October 27th

Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is Canada’s international contemporary and modern art fair, located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the city’s downtown core. Providing unique access to the Canadian art market, the fair is one of the most important annual art events in Canada. Now in its 20th year, Art Toronto presents important artwork from leading Canadian and international galleries combined with PLATFORM, our engaging series of lectures and panel discussions from prominent art world figures, curated projects, an extensive VIP Program, and top-tier cultural offerings throughout the city.

AGO All Hours | October 26th from 10:30am to 10:00pm

Join us for AGO All Hours, a new way to experience the museum. Channeling an inter-generational vibe, this seasonal event offers something for everyone, from engaging and interactive special installations and art making activities to artist projects, marquee performances and more.

International Festival of Authors | oCTOBER 24TH TO nOVEMBER 3RD

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is a charitable, cultural organization mandated to cultivate and advance the art of literature. We celebrate words and ideas by connecting curious readers of every kind with leading international authors, and providing a forum to showcase Canadian talent to the world.

Since 1974, TIFA has welcomed over 9,000 authors from more than 100 countries, including 22 Nobel Laureates and countless other award winners. TIFA is based at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.