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The top 10 events in Toronto this October

If you thought you had a busy summer, think again. The top events in Toronto this October will ensure you stay entertained as the air finally gets crisp. Not only are there so many things to do this fall in general, but there's also a bunch of free stuff, markets and pop-ups, art shows, and that's not event touching Halloween!

  • Events you might want to check out
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • October 3
      Electropop queen Peaches takes over the museum to throw a party to help launch Guillermo De Toro's great big monster exhibit at the AGO on display through the winter.
      AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario
    • October 9
      Toronto's Jewish Food Festival boasts some 20 vendors offering sandwiches, desserts, treats and other delicacies. There'll be both Kosher and non-Kosher snacks.
      Artscape Wychwood Barns
    • October 12-20
      Toronto's horror, sci-fi, action and cult film festival returns, showing the best in these cult film genres on the big screen.
      Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
    • October 12-15
      The festival that brings many of your favourite podcasts live to a Toronto stage returns for a second year. Expect guests like the creators of Missing Richard Simmons, Another Round, and Modern Love.
      Hot Docs Cinema
    • October 20-22
      The cask-conditioned beer fest returns this year with over 400 beers and ciders served for three days at the Brick Works. This year, New York City has been chosen as the featured regional beer producer.
      Evergreen Brickworks
    • October 21
      The festival of zines and independent arts returns inside the AGO, and it's absolutely free. Check out hundreds of zines, books, and creators as well as talks and workshops.
      AGO
    • October 25
      Showcasing work from seven of Mexico's best graphic design studios, illustrators and typographers, don't miss this one of a kind day of design and innovation.
    • October 26
      The fall vintage crawl lets you roam from shop to shop in the city's west end finding treasures along the way. Each store has steals and deals and some even have cocktails to add to the fun.
      Multiple Venues
    • October 27-30
      Art Toronto is Canada's only international fair for modern and contemporary art. It's kind of like our version of Art Basel.
      Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Lead photo by Art Toronto

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