Need an excuse to visit Toronto? Here’s a look ahead of the best events, festivals and sports happening around the city. Want to stay close to the action? Book ahead by clicking here.
Best for Family Fun
Fall Colours Train: October 6-14
Enjoy the beautiful fall colours onboard a classic 1950s heritage train car.
Best for Halloween Horrors
Canada’s Wonderland Halloween Haunt: Various dates from September 29-October 31
Brave your way through horrifying mazes, scare zones, and live shows, in addition to 700 monsters prowling the park.
Screamers: October 5-31
Toronto’s original and best haunted attraction.
Halloween Train: October 20, 21, 27 & 28
Put on your costumes and enjoy a spooktacular heritage train ride with on-board entertainment and a free treat bag for children.
Halloween Monster Mash: October 27
Lace up your roller skates, throw on your costume and head to Celebration Scare for a Monster Roller Jam on the rink.
Best Food & Cultural Events
Toronto Chocolate Festival: Throughout October
Indulge in chocolate in many magnificent and tasty forms.
Diwali Razzmatazz: October 12-13
A festival and celebration of culture & heritage celebrated by Sikhs, Punjabis, Gujaratis, Jains, Buddhists, Tamils, Nepalis, Sri Lankans and East Indians.
Best for Sports Seekers:
October is a great time to catch the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto FC, Toronto Raptors and Toronto Argonauts.
Other Great Events
Modern Bride Wedding Show: October 14
Over 100 exhibitors ranging from expert consultants and photographers to décor and cake designers. Plus, enjoy an exclusive fashion show.
International Festival of Authors: October 18-28
Explore the world of books and get acquainted with the world’s leading authors. Enjoy intimate readings to interviews, panel discussions and more.
Best for Music Maestros:
The Toronto area has no shortage of amazing concert venues. This October you can catch the following artists at some of our favourite venues.
|Blood Orange||Oct. 1-2||The Danforth Music Hall|
|NICKIHNDRXX TOUR||Oct. 1||Scotiabank Arena|
|Jean-Michel Blais||Oct. 3||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Shady Queens 3 Hosted by Ginger Minj||Oct. 4||The Danforth Music Hall|
|J. Cole: KOD Tour 2018||Oct. 4||Scotiabank Arena|
|Ben Howard||Oct. 5||Budweiser Stage|
|Bob Moses – Battle Lines Tour||Oct. 6||The Danforth Music Hall|
|St. Paul and the Broken Bones||Oct. 7||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Gorillaz: The Now Now Tour||Oct. 8||Scotiabank Arena|
|CAT POWER – Wanderer Tour 2018||Oct. 9||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Justin Timberlake||Oct. 9||Scotiabank Arena|
|Social Distortion||Oct. 10||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Yola Mezcal Presentes Lykke Li||Oct. 11||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Phil Collins||Oct. 11||Scotiabank Arena|
|Queen Extravaganza Performing Queen’s Greatest Hits||Oct. 12||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Amy Shark||Oct. 13||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Thee Oh Sees||Oct. 14||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience||Oct. 14||Scotiabank Arena|
|Florence and the Machine||Oct. 16||Scotiabank Arena|
|SOFI TUKKER||Oct. 16||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Dear Rouge||Oct. 18||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Tyler Childers Sludge River Roadshow||Oct. 19||The Danforth Music Hall|
|The Milk Carton Kids||Oct. 20||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Mitski||Oct. 22||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Jain||Oct. 24||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Tank And The Bangas & Big Freedia fueled by Lagunitas||Oct. 25||The Danforth Music Hall|
|The Sound of Tomorrow presented by Soulection||Oct. 26||The Danforth Music Hall|
|The Wombats||Oct. 27||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Dermot Kennedy||Oct. 28||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds||Oct. 28||Scotiabank Arena|
|Gallant||Oct. 30||The Danforth Music Hall|
|Yaeji||Oct. 31||The Danforth Music Hall|