It’s almost time to bust out the winter coats and boots but with warmer temperatures expected this weekend, it’s the perfect time to check out what’s going on in Toronto.
There are all kinds of events taking place in and around the city; here’s what you need to know to make the necessary plans.
Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Attention all horror, sci-fi and action lovers! It’s that time of year to take in one of the world’s leading showcases of those genres in a thrilling cinematic blast.
The five-day festival, which kicked off on Wednesday and runs until Sunday, is screening about 40 new films at Scotiabank Arena and will feature a number of filmmakers who will be in attendance for lively Q&As with fans.
For tickets and more information, click here.
Treetop Trekking’s Climb for a Cause
If you feel daring, want to take in the spectacular fall colours and support the mental health of others and yourself, check out one of Treetop Trekking’s parks where 50% of proceeds will go to support the Canadian Mental Health Association.
For more information on the seven parks you can visit on Sunday, click here.
Franchise Canada Show
This is the place to go if you’re looking to expand your franchise system in Ontario or meet and connect with prospective franchisees looking to start their own local business.
The biggest show of its kind is on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Enercare Centre. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
Our Kids Private School Expo
Parents and guardians can meet with top schools, speak with families and consult with experts at this exclusive event for those looking to find the best private school that suits their child.
Load up on info on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roy Thomson Hall. For tickets and more information, click here.
Celebrate the Festival of Lights at this free event featuring lots of dancing, delicious treats, sparklers, a sidewalk sale and a live DJ.
Head over to Gerrard India Bazaar at 1432 Gerrard St. E. on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, click here.
This is the place for BIPOC to showcase your talent in the Canadian market, find the perfect match in a company that embodies equitable and diverse spirit and where one can establish their worth, learn and connect within the country’s most progressive employers.
The one-of-a-kind experience for graduates and young professionals is on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Toronto Public Library – Toronto Reference Library. For more information, click here.
Over in the west end, another Diwali event is taking place that features a fusion of tradition and modern and all the Indian flavour one could want, from the food to the drinks to the entertainment.
All the action begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Pearl Banquet and Convention Centre in Mississauga. For tickets and more information, click here.
Kumukuti-kutitap Christmas Goods and Food Bazaar
It’s Filipino Christmas in Toronto – two months early. But if you want to get all or some of your shopping out of the way, why not doing it Filipino style with food, parols, carolling and Santa, of course.
Christmas in October takes place at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information on this free, family-friendly event, click here.
Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV & Powersports Show
Come wintertime, you’re the person who would rather be outside than in – which makes this the show for you, whether it’s snowmobiles, ATVs or any and all powersports, oh, my. Showcasing an incredible roster of exhibitors and events, not to mention a huge indoor area for test drives and freestyle shows and you won’t want to go back outside.
It’s all at the International Centre on Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For tickets and more information, click here.
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