Well, the long weekend is officially over, but that’s not stopping us from having a great time. There are so many fun things to do in Toronto this week to keep you entertained.

It’s an exciting time to be in our city, thanks to all the fall-themed events and exciting festivals.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate how lucky we are to call this city home!

Without further ado, here are our picks of the very best things to do in Toronto this week. Enjoy!

Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival 

Planet in Focus is an environmental media arts organization that’s hosting a 10-day film festival starting this week.

Get ready to dive into a world of artistic films that “question, explore and tell stories about the world in which we live.”

If you’re passionate about protecting our beautiful planet, want to learn more, or simply love film, this is a festival worth checking out.

When: October 12th to 22nd, 2023
WhereSee festival schedule here
Cost: $15 per ticket

An Evening With Jane Goodall

The incredible Jane Goodall will be appearing at Meridian Hall this week to share her insights as a pioneer primatologist and anthropologist.

“Dr. Goodall will recount her unique experiences as a young woman working alone in the rainforest and her hope for a future where people live in harmony with nature. As one of the world’s most prominent and active conservationists,” says the description of the event.

“Dr. Goodall’s talks never fail to inspire people of all ages.”

When: October 12th, 2023
Where: Meridian Hall
Cost: Get tickets here

Sponsored Pick: The Taboo Show

Put a kink in your weekend plans – on purpose. The Taboo Adult Trade Show is coming to Toronto, and this one is for the grown-ups. Dress up for the themed Glow Friday and Masquerade Saturday, or just show up and enjoy the shopping, entertainment, seminars, demonstrations, and giveaways. Get – sorry, *give it up for a weekend event unlike any other.

When: Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15
Where: The International Centre, Hall 5, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga
Cost: Single-day and weekend passes available

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

It’s the start of another riveting hockey season in our city!

This week, head to the Toronto Maple Leafs home opener game at Scotiabank Arena.

Our Leafs will be taking on the Canadiens in what is sure to be an exciting match.

When: October 11th, 14th, & 16th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Cost: Tickets here

Sponsored Pick: Halloween Nights of Lights & Pumpkinville

Calling all Halloween lovers! Halloween Nights of Lights & Pumpkinville is coming back to Scarborough Town Centre, and you don’t want to miss Toronto’s favourite Fall event! There will be jaw-dropping displays, a village and a Halloween fair, along with pumpkin activities that range from carving to smashing – whatever your creative muses decide. This event will be happening on select nights until Halloween and is suitable for all ages. Get your tickets online and join in on the fun.

When: Select nights between September 30 and October 31
Where: Scarborough Town Centre, 500 Progress Ave, Toronto
Cost: Single tickets and family passes are available online.

Photo via Halloween Nights of Lights & Pumpkinville

Accent on Toronto

Ready to laugh? Accent on Toronto is a hilarious night of comedy that you won’t want to miss.

The lineup this year features Arthur Simeon and Deborah Kimmett along with some new and upcoming Toronto comedians!

When: October 11th, 2023
Where: The Danforth Music Hall
Cost: Tickets here

Legends of Horror – Casa Loma

Now in its eighth year, Casa Loma has transformed into what nightmares are made of and is celebrating all things Halloween.

Walk, if you dare…. along its 2 km outdoor walking trail that guides you through the ultimate darkness, past horrifying animatronics, and some of the most haunted spaces you can imagine.

In addition to its terrifying walking trail, its Zombie Apocalypse attraction returns this year, too.

When: Until October 31st, 2023
Where: Casa Loma – 1 Austin Terrace
Cost: $40 per adult (plus fees)

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Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland

Spooky season is in full swing at Canada’s Wonderland!

The park has officially transformed into a haunted “scream park filled with Halloween attractions that offer unforgettable thrills and unspeakable horror,” the description says.

Run from zombies, brave the haunted houses (including three new ones this year), and have a freakishly good time with your favourite skeleton crew.

And of course, enjoy some thrilling nighttime rollercoaster rides!

When: Until October 29th, 2023 (select nights)
Where: Canada’s Wonderland
Cost: $44.99+ per adult

Sponsored Pick: Canadian Opera Company

For anyone who loves art and music, you really can’t beat the glam of a night at the opera. The Canadian Opera Company is bringing La Bohème to the Toronto stage, and it’s a performance you won’t want to miss. There’s love, there’s sacrifice, and there’s music! Watch the story of struggling but cheerily optimistic artists as they search for life and love in bohemian Paris. Get dressed up and enjoy a night on the town – and you can get 15% off your tickets with coupon code COC15. You’re welcome!

When: October 6, 8, 11, 13, 19, 21, 22, & 28
Where: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St W, Toronto
Cost: Tickets start at $45

Martino Manor Haunted House

Etobicoke’s most beloved haunted attraction is back this month and they’re ready to scare your socks off.

With the scariest props and most terrifying ambiance, Martino Manor puts the M in most terrifying experience in west Toronto.

When: Until October 31st, 2023
Where: 7 McIntosh Avenue, Etobicoke
Cost: Blue Nights – $19.99; Amber Nights – $24.99; Red Nights – $29.99

Pumpkins After Dark

Canada’s award-winning outdoor Halloween event has returned to Milton!

“Featuring over 6,000+ hand-carved pumpkins, this one-of-a-kind walk-through experience is the must-see event of the fall season,” the description says.

Wander through the illuminated tunnel as thousands of unique glowing jack-o-lanterns light your path.

There are also new pumpkin sculptures and installations, as well as live carving demonstrations and delicious treats.

When: Until October 31st, 2023
Where: 8560 Tremaine Rd, Milton
Cost: $20.95 per adult