Here are the top ten can't-miss events in Toronto this month.
Church Street Halloween Block Party
The Church Street Halloween Parade is an annual tradition and one of your best bets for a proper start to this Friday's chaos. Church will close to traffic and go car free at 6:30pm, and from 9-11pm there will be a costume show in the park. Get ready to strut your gruesome stuff. If your dog is wearing a costume on Friday (or Pugoween) check out these handy Halloween costume safety tips - most of them apply to people, too. Oct 31, Church Street, 6:30pm.
For more Halloween events, see our Toronto Halloween Party Guide for 2014.
Then there are ghost tours and free films for those not feeling the gig vibe. The Toronto South African Film Festival also kicks off today, and as part of Startup Open House dozens of Toronto companies will open their doors to the public. For more events, click on over to our events section.
- Music: Death To T.O. (Silver Dollar, Comfort Zone)
- Tech: Startup Open House
- Film: Weird Tales (TAIS Studio - 1411 Dufferin St, Unit)
- Halloween: Ghost Tour of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
- Film: Free Horror Screening (Carlton Cinemas)
- Film: Toronto South African Film Festival (Miles Nadal JCC)
- Music: Sheezer Halloween (Lee's Palace)
- Art: thresholds (OCAD)
- Party: Queer As Fuck (Steady)
- Art: Canadian Art Foundation: Sarah Thornton (Eaton Theatre, Royal Ontario Musuem)
A Toronto graphic novel project is onto this correlation. Set here after a "Great War," The Future Prophecy features two sisters (one of whom is a DJ of course) and have (surprise!) magical powers. The comic "transforms Toronto into a dystopian urban battleground" - and comes with original music. If you're not sold on the local tie-in and electro twist, take a look at the artwork here.
- Art: Festival of Performance Art (Artscape Youngplace)
- Lit: Marry Fuck Cuddle Tour (Type Books)
- Film: Tilt at the $5 Movies: Shaun of the Dead (TIFF Bell Light Box)
- Music: Os Tropies CreEPy Release and Halloween Party (Gladstone)
- Lit: Pivot (The Press Club)
- Music: Punk Rock Bingo (Beaver)
- Film: Rue Morgue & Unstable Ground present Little Terrors (Carlton Cinema)
- Art: Washi Wednesday (The Japanese Paper Place)
- Party: Spooky Tiki Speakeasy - Dia De Muertos Dance Party (Bovine Sex Club)
- Comedy: OUTrageous! With Robert Keller! -- The "Witch, Please!" (Yuk Yuks)
From the funny to the somber (everyone managed to get some drinks in them during the speeches) here are some of the most memorable (non-Jian) moments from last night on Twitter. Doug Ford has made no statement thus far on Twitter. It's unclear if Drake voted last night, in advance polls, through song, or at all.