things to do in toronto thanksgiving weekend

25 things to do in Toronto this Thanksgiving weekend 2019

Thanksgiving weekend events in Toronto for 2019 are stuffed with fun things like the arrival of a 50-foot inflatable pumpkin and a beer festival. The city's scariest downtown scream park is back and it's the last Flower Market of the season. Music, film, parties and sales are on, too. 

  • Top Picks
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    About the Event
    Location
    • October 10-20
      Mental health is at the centre of this festival that explores the issue through dance, theatre, visual art, performances and music.
      Multiple Venues
    • October 11-14
      Night Owl fest is back with a stellar lineup of indie rock acts from all over North America, including Thee Oh Sees, of Montreal, No Joy and lots more.
      Multiple Venues
    • October 11 - November 3
      A staple of Halloween in Toronto, get ready to be chased through a horror maze by chainsaw-wielding murderers and creepy monsters.
      Better Dead Centre
    • October 12
      The last flower market the season is on with growers and producers from the city and beyond dropping by with fresh, seasonal bouquets and plants.
      CAMH
    • October 12-14
      The fall festivities are in full-effect at this fest with a day of outdoor activities, food, shopping and a huge, 50 foot inflatable pumpkin.
      Downsview Park
  • Events you might want to check out
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    About the Event
    Location
    • October 9 - November 2
      Toronto's art maze is getting spooky as The Funhouse turns into a haunted house in time for Halloween with new rooms and experiences.
      The Funhouse Toronto
    • October 10 - January 5
      Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life and legacy are being retold at this new exhibition that follows his struggle for freedom and equality.
      Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts)
    • October 12
      Just in time for Halloween, this new expo is all about the strange and the unusual with performances, shopping and a museum for oddities.
      Poveiros Community Centre
    • October 14-20
      Toronto’s only longform improv festival is back with a week of performances and workshops featuring top comics from around the country.
      Multiple Venues
  • Food & Drink
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    About the Event
    Location
    • October 13
      Fresh, local vegetarian food, drink and products galore are on at this big market that also includes entertainment, like an eco-friendly fashion show.
      Artscape Wychwood Barns
    • October 14
      Brewer's Backyard is back to celebrate Turkey Day with local brewers dropping by to serve up fresh suds, plus food, games, activities and more.
      Evergreen Brick Works
  • Music
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    About the Event
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  • Film
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    About the Event
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  • Parties
    Date
    About the Event
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    • October 11
      Party it up inside the museum as the ROM pays homage to Canadian artists with a night of music, drinks, food and lots of Canadiana.
      Royal Ontario Museum
    • October 12
      Quavo of Migos is dropping by to help Rebel celebrate three years of live music and memorable parties with a night of both.
    • October 13
      Things are getting sweatier than a turkey this long weekend with a huge Latin party and a night of hot beats. Cover is free with a non-perishable food item.
  • Shopping
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • October 8 - November 30
      Forever 21 locations are closing in Toronto and across Canada, but not before a massive liquidation sale with thousands of items on sale for as low as $2.
      Multiple Venues
    • October 9-13
      Stock up on the latest PUMA gear at this big sale with apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women and kids up to 80 per cent off.
      International Centre
    • October 10-13
      Over 3,000 parkas in different styles are available from designer brands, plus carts, denim, jackets, dresses, bags and sneakers to get you ready for fall.
      8432 Leslie Street
    • October 11-13
      Save up to 70 per cent off Buscemi's stylish sneakers, backpacks and accessories as the luxury brand slashes prices up to 70 per cent off.
      8432 Leslie Street
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Gerardo Rico


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