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25 things to do in Toronto this weekend

Weekend events in Toronto are getting spooky ahead of Halloween as Casa Loma transforms into a huge haunted house. Elsewhere, thousands are expected to gather for the Global Climate Strike and the Ontario Science Centre is opening its doors for free all weekend long.

  • Top Picks
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • September 26 - October 6
      Refinery29 is bringing its iconic 29Rooms to Toronto for an art maze experience created by international artists that includes phone-free activities.
      Exhibition Place
    • September 27 - October 31
      Trip through the bowels of Toronto's big old mansion as Casa Loma once again turns into a giant haunted house, just in time for Halloween.
      Casa Loma
    • September 27
      Thousands of people are expected to rally at Queen's Park in an effort to raise awareness of the climate crisis, followed by a march down University Ave.
      Queen's Park
    • September 28-29
      New this year is this finger lickin' festival, featuring a ton of fried chicken goodies in every flavour, plus lots of other sweet and savoury treats.
      Erindale GO Station
    • September 28-29
      The Ontario Science Centre is turning the big 5-0 and celebrating with a free weekend of fun that includes free admission and activities.
      Ontario Science Centre
    • September 28-29
      Vintage collectors from all over the country are here to sell handpicked, used designer items like clothing, accessories, handbags, menswear and jewellery.
      Enercare Centre
    • September 29
      It's the second-last PS Kensington of the year and that means bringing a sweater for this day of car-free fun, food, music, games and entertainment.
      Kensington Market
  • Events you might want to check out
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • September 27-29
      It's your chance to soak up art, theatre, cinema and dance at Toronto and Ontario cultural centres like the Gardiner and ROM, all without paying a dime.
      Multiple Venues
    • September 27 - October 28
      Canada’s Wonderland is turning into a scream park just in time for Halloween, and you better be ready to have your pants scared off by all the monsters.
      Canada's Wonderland
    • September 27-29
      Anime fans, unite! This big fan festival is back to celebrate Japanese culture with cosplay, exhibitions, special guests and more.
      Enercare Centre
    • September 29
      The MOCA is once again opening its doors for a free day of fun in the contemporary art museum with exhibitions all over the space.
  • Food & Drink
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • September 26-28
      Guten Tag! Break out the lederhosen for this huge Oktoberfest celebration with traditional German fare, music and plenty of steins.
      Ontario Place
    • September 28
      Back again is this festival devoted to women brewers, vendors and artisans with a day of drinks, food, entertainment and a market.
      Wychwood Barns
    • September 28
      Witchstock is back to feature a ton of Ontario and Quebec brewers and some international labels, with a whole day of food and drinks.
  • Music
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • September 27
      After two sold-out and eventful shows with Radiohead last year, frontman Thom Yorke is coming to Toronto for a stop on his solo tour.
      Scotiabank Arena
    • September 29
      This is the second of two shows for Toronto's own R&B star as he returns to perform some of his gorgeous and soulful tunes.
      Budweiser Stage
  • Parties
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • September 28
      It's the last Sunnyside of the year before the chill sets in and Kenny Glasgow and Art Department are keeping things hot with the house on deck.
      Sunnyside Pavilion & Cafe
    • September 27
      Dawn your freshest Lederhosen for Oktoberfest party inside the aquarium with a night of music, food, dancing and beer from local breweries.
      Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
  • Markets and pop-ups
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    About the Event
    Location
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Ontario Science Centre


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