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15 things to do in Toronto this week

There are a number of prolific speakers in Toronto this week thanks to the annual TEDx conference. Halloween party season kicks off, with highlights including an aquarium party and the Night of Dread parade. Plus, the TTC is hosting an open house for three of its new stations.

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    • October 23
      The UK pop star with the powerhouse voice finally comes to Toronto, bringing music from her new album R.O.S.E to the Mod Club.
      Mod Club Theatre
    • October 24
      Painters have 20 minutes to take their canvases from blank to beautiful, the audience votes for a winner, and the best works are auctioned off.
      The Great Hall Toronto
    • October 24
      Heartland punks and JUNO Award nominees Japandroids come to Massey Hall to play music off their 2017 album Near To The WIld Heart Of Life. With them is Cloud Nothing.
    • October 25-27
      Take this rare opportunity to wander the grounds of Fort York at night, being told gruesome stories from the haunted lighthouse to the bloody Battle of York.
      Fort York National Historic Site
    • 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 25
      Grab a ticket and sample food from 20 Toronto chefs who will each be preparing a special three-course meal exclusively for their table of eight.
      George Brown Culinary School
    • October 26
      This Queen Street crawl lets you roam from shop to shop in the city's west side finding treasures along the way. Stores are open way later, have huge deals, and some have even been known to give out free cocktails.
      Multiple Venues
    • October 27
      The annual TEDxToronto conference explores the theme of legacy this year with talks, workshops, and inspiring presentations from some of the city's greatest thinkers. There'll also be snacks and drinks.
      Evergreen Brick Works
    • October 27
      Explore the dark side of this underwater nightmare at Ripley's Aquarium's first ever 19+ splash.
      Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
    • October 27 - November 3
      Unsound is back in Toronto with two special seated weekend events around Halloween at The Sony Centre. Performers include Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of Stranger Things, who will be performing the show's music live.
      Bluma Appel Theatre
    • October 28
      Join the liveliest celebration of death for a traditional Day of the Dead celebration. Enjoy traditional food, Aztec dance, Aboriginal hand drum songs, and a wide variety of performances.
      Artscape Wychwood Barns
    • October 28
      This is an evening of fearful pageantry, revels and mockery in a park. It's basically a parade of amazing freaks with music, dancing and mind-blowing costumes from 4-7 p.m.
      Dufferin Grove Park
    • October 28
      Three rooms of classic and cutting edge sound, featuring Prozzak, Green Velvet, Culture Shock, and more, plus a 19-foot high fire breathing metal dragon stage straight from Burning Man.
      Toronto Mini Indy
    • October 28
      From 1 to 5 p.m. explore the three most northerly subway stations on the Line 1 extension, seeing how they were built, taking photos, and chatting with the project staff and designers.
      Multiple Venues
    • October 29
      Kensington's final, car-free street party and gathering of the year happens this week. Expect pop-up performances, vendors and a street party.
      Kensington Market
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    @jmsker / TTC

Lead photo by

@jmsker / TTC

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