With Halloween just around the corner, Toronto will be transformed to a spooktacular city full of monsters, ghosts and ghouls this month. But it’s not only Halloween-oriented events that await the urban explorers. If you are into art, literature or partying for a good cause, you will find your favourite event as well. Did we forget something important, a city event that we shouldn’t miss? Let us know in the comments!
Where: Canada’s Wonderland
Canada’s Wonderland will be yet again transformed into a spooky town this October. Experience thrill rides, scary mazes and creepy masks with your walk through the park. If you are interested in seeing the theme park in a scary upside-down setting, with monsters roaming every corner and prove your bravery in a night-ride, don’t miss the Halloween Haunt!
When: October 5
Where: Across Toronto
For one night, Toronto streets will be transformed by hundreds of artist into a place of wonder and beauty. This year’s theme is Continuum, exploring the ever-moving city and the shift between day and night and continuum of experience and ideas. Almost 90 art projects will be scattered around the streets of Toronto available for viewing and admiring. Accompanying them will be special Nuit Talks, featuring in-depth conversations with featured artists and curators.
Toronto After Dark Film Festival
When: October 17 – 25
Where: Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Toronto After Dark is a film festival that showcases new horror, sci-fi and action movies for over 10,000 attendees each year. The 14th annual edition will screen over 50 movies (features and shorts) and many featured filmmakers will be atending their screenings for live Q&A’s after. See you after dark at Scotiabank Theatre!
When: October 19
Where: Toronto Reference Library
Hush Hush is an unforgettable party that takes place after-hours in a library, helping raise money and benefits of public libraries in the community. Eat, drink, dance, socialize and be merry in a setting that promotes both fun and education, helping a good cause. The ticket buyers and donors will be supporting new and existing programs, innovative community spaces and exemplary collections at Toronto Public Library.
Toronto International Festival of Authors
When: October 24 – November 3
Where: Harbourfront Centre
Toronto Festival of Authors celebrates its 40th anniversary. As the longest-running author convention in Canada, they strive to connect writers with their readers and like-minded individuals. This year, they will feature authors and participants from over 30 countries, featuring in panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, readings, anniversary parties, book signings, theatrical and musical presentations and more.
Legends of Horror
Where: Casa Loma
Come celebrate the spooky season at an immersive theatrical experience that features all of the classic horror figures. This 2 km long self-guided walking tour starts in the lower gardens of Casa Loma and winding its way through the castles tunnels and darkest spaces never before open to the public. If you feel like merging history and fiction this Halloween, there’s no better place to do it.