October in Toronto

Oct 2.  Leafs Home Opener vs. Ottawa Senators. Scotiabank Arena. $180+. nhl.com/mapleleafs

Oct 3-4.  Post Malone. $100+. scotiabankarena.com

Oct 3-5.  Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. In concert. Roy Thomson Hall. $57+. tso.ca

Oct 3-6.  Markham Fair. Horse show, dancing, food and live bands. $5+. markhamfair.ca

Oct 4.  Toronto Tequila Festival. Sip it straight or sample a cocktail. Berkely Church. $20-30$. drinkinc.ca

Oct 4-5.  Toronto Food Film Fest. Screenings and food-themed workshops. torontofoodfilmfest.com

Oct 4-6.  Toronto Fall Home Show. Enercare Centre. $10+. fallhomeshow.com

Oct 5.  Nuit Blanche. An all-night contemporary art event. Various locations. nbto.com

Oct 5.  Haunted Mississauga. Guided tours of Trinity Cemetery. heritagemississauga.com

Oct 5.  Diwali RazzMatazz (Mississauga). Celebration Square. canadadiwali.ca/razzmatazz-mississauga/

Oct 5-6.  PumpkinFest (Port Elgin). Pub-kin crawl, giant vegetables, celebrity speed spitting and more. $7. pumpkinfest.org

Oct 5-6.  Oakville Half Marathon. Half marathon, 10K, 5K and 2K run and mutt strutt. Shell Park. oakvillehalfmarathon.com

Oct 5-6.  The Baby Show. Enercare Centre. $15. thebabyshows.com

Oct 5-13.  Fall Celebration Train Ride. Enjoy fall in a 1950’s train car. $27. ydhr.ca

Oct 6.  Fall Wedding Show. Hyatt Regency Toronto. $5+. theweddingshow.ca

Oct 6.  Avril Lavigne. $55+. sonycentre.ca

Oct 6.  CIBC Run for the Cure. 5K or 1K run or walk for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. University of Toronto (St. George). cibcrunforthecure.ca

Oct 6.  Bon Iver. $155+. scotiabankarena.com

Oct 8.  Wilco. Featuring Lord Huron. Budweiser Stage. $55+. livenation.com

Oct 8.  The Chainsmokers. $65+. scotiabankarena.com

Oct 9.  The Black Keys. $82+. scotiabankarena.com

Oct 10.  The Wiggles Live (Oshawa). $40. tributecommunitiescentre.com

Oct 10-Jan 7.  Mandela: Struggle for Freedom. Interactive exhibit following the life of Nelson Mandela. Meridian Arts Centre. $12. tocentre.com

Oct 11.  An Evening with David Sedaris. $45+. sonycentre.ca

Oct 12.  Toronto Women’s 8K/5K. 8K and 5K run for the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario. Sunnybrook Park. towomensruns.com

Oct 12-14.  Pumpkinfest. Downsview Park. pumpkinfesttoronto.com

Oct 12-14.  Apple Harvest Festival (Blue Mountain). Live music, apple pie trail, hiking and more. appleharvestfestival.ca

Oct 13.  Noah Kahan. $38+. thedanforth.com

Oct 13.  Thanksgiving Harvest Brunch at Glenerin Inn. $44. glenerininn.com

Oct 14.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Oct 14.  Charli XCX. $46+. rebeltoronto.com

Oct 14.  Carrie Underwood. $79+. scotiabankarena.com

Oct 16.  World of Dance. Featuring The Kings. $42+. sonycentre.ca 

Oct 16-21.  Red Bull Music Festival. Highlighting local artists and exciting musical collaborations. redbull.com

Oct 17.  MANÁ. $100+. scotiabankarena.com

Oct 17.  RuPaul’s Drag Race. $88+. sonycentre.ca

Oct 17.  Light the Night Walk. Walk to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Nathan Phillips Square. lightthenight.ca

Oct 17-19.  Creativ Festival (Mississauga). International Centre. $14. csnf.com

Oct 17-25.  Toronto After Dark Film Festival. 9 nights of horror, sci-fi and action films. Scotiabank Theatre. torontoafterdark.com

Oct 18.  Jim Jeffries. $49+. sonycentre.ca

Oct 18-20.  Fall RV Show. Toronto Congress Centre. $7.50+. rvshowsontario.ca

Oct 18-20.  Cask Days Beer Festival. Celebrating 15 years of the festival. Evergreen Brickworks. $15+. caskdays.com

Oct 18-20.  Fall Classic Car Auction (Mississauga). International Centre. $18. ccpauctions.com

Oct 19.  Everest Challenge. Teams of 2-10 will climb the mountain enough times to equal 29,092 feet, the height of Mount Everest. bluemountain.ca

Oct 19.  Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship. 10th anniversary of the competition. Yonge-Dundas Square. smokespoutinerie.com

Oct 19-20.  Halloween Train Ride. From Uxbridge to Stouffville. $15+. ydhr.ca

Oct 19-20.  Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show (Mississauga). International Centre. $8+. canadasbakingandsweetsshow.com

Oct 19-20, 26-27.  Boo at the Zoo. Costume parades. torontozoo.com

Oct 20.  Niagara Falls International Marathon. Marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K run. niagarafallsmarathon.com

Oct 20.  Peace of Minds Walk (Hamilton). 3K walk in support of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. Bayfront Park. schizophrenia.on.ca

Oct 20.  Run Blue Mountains (Thornbury). Half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K run. Beaver Valley Community Centre. runbluemountains.ca

Oct 20.  The Head and the Heart. $64+. sonycentre.ca

Oct 20.  Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Marathon, half marathon and 5K run. torontowaterfrontmarathon.com

Oct 23-24.  Elton John. $400+. scotiabankarena.com

Oct 24-Nov 3.  International Festival of Authors. Harbourfront Centre. $18. ifoa.org

Oct 25-27.  Fall Cottage Life Show (Mississauga). International Centre. $15. shows.cottagelife.com

Oct 25-27.  Art TO. Celebrating 20 years of modern and contemporary art. Metro Toronto Convention Centre. $22. arttoronto.ca

Oct 25-27.  Toronto Snowmobile, ATV and Power Sports Show (Mississauga). International Centre. $17. torontosnowmobileatvshow.com

Oct 26-27.  Howling Hootenanny. Haunted maze, performances, pumpkin decorating and more. $15. blackcreek.ca

Oct 26-27.  Zoomer Show. For those aged 45+. Enercare Centre. $15+. zoomershow.com

Oct 27.  Monster Dash. 10K and 5K run or walk in costumes. Ontario Science Centre. monsterdash.ca

Oct 27.  Symphony Spooktacular. Roy Thomson Hall. $28+. tso.ca

Oct 30.  The Mavericks. $150+. thedanforth.com

Oct 30.  Rocket Ride for Rehab. Spin sessions in support of the Toronto Rehab Foundation. First Canadian Place. $50. rocketride4rehab.com

Oct 31.  Loreena McKennitt (Hamilton). FirstOntario Music Hall. $60+. coreentertainment.ca

Oct 31-Nov 2.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In concert. $55+. sonycentre.ca


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