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12 things to do in Toronto this week

This week in Toronto Halloween season goes out with a bang, Day of the Dead celebrations sweep the city, some huge Canadian and international music acts are in town, and a few unique pop-up shops are emerging.

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    • October 31
      End Halloween season the proper Torontonian way: watching Church Street come alive, soaking in the costumes, creepiness, and general thrill of a good old fashioned street party.
      Church Street
    • October 31
      Come shut down the Steady on their very last night before they close for good. They'll be eager to sell all the remaining booze, so expect a lot of drink specials.
    • October 31
      Catch local bands dressing up and taking on hits from pop divas like Taylor Swift, Madonna, and Carly Rae Jepsen. The last few of these Stranded Fest shows have been a hoot, so pop nostalgia junkies shouldn't skip this.
    • November 1
      "Slow Hands" singer and latest One Direction member to go solo makes a stop at Massey Hall for an intimate night his recently released debut album.
      Massey Hall
    • November 1-5
      Right downtown in Liberty Village, this sale brings together a number of top designer labels for both men and women available at up to 70% off. Brands include Ralph Lauren, Etro, John Varvatos and more for men, as well as Michael Kors, Paul & Shark, Brax and more for women.
      135 Liberty Street
    • November 2
      The singer, dancer, and innovator brings her multi-decade catalogue of musical hits to the Air Canada Centre Tuesday night for what will no doubt be an elaborate and awe inspiring stage show.
      Air Canada Centre
    • November 3-5
      The eleventh annual Brazil Film Fest is returns to TIFF Bell Lightbox for three days, showing never before seen in Toronto fiction and documentary films.
      TIFF Bell Lightbox
    • November 3
      While Arcade Fire took a lot of heat from fans for their latest album's bizarre and borderline insulting marketing campaign, no one can deny that they put on one of the best live shows in Canadian music. Joining them is Broken Social Scene.
      Air Canada Centre
    • November 3-12
      With over 4,500 large and small animals, shows, activities, craft markets, and food, the Royal Winter Fair will make you feel like a kid again.
      Enercare Centre
    • November 4-5
      Through contemporary art and music, Day of the Dead celebrated the life of people and their memories, achievements and impact. Expect cooking tutorials, art installations, Mariachi music, and a huge Mexican marketplace.
      Harbourfront Centre
    • November 4 - December 31
      DJI, leader in civilian-drone industry is selling the same tech used to shoot music videos, television, and film productions in this special pop-up shop inside Scarborough Town Centre. Whether you're an inspiring videographer or remote-control enthusiast, you might find something worth your while at this temporary shop.
      Scarborough Town Centre
    • November 4-5
      A hallmark of the annual Toronto Chocolate Festival, the 7th Toronto International Luxury Chocolate Show brings together a variety of vendors selling and sampling fine artisan and imported chocolate products.
      Toronto Public Library - Toronto Reference Library, Salons
    Lead photo by

    Shayne Gray

Lead photo by

Shayne Gray

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