We’ve got a major week of fun to look forward to, friends. There are some seriously incredible things to do in Toronto this week, and as usual, we’re here to tell you all about it.

This city is brimming with events to close out the spooky season and welcome the start of November.

We present you with the very best things to do in Toronto this week, so you can make the most of these autumn days ahead.

Halloween on Church

The hugely popular Halloween on Church street party is taking over the Church-Wellesley Village this October 31st.

Thousands of costumed revellers are set to turn up to the legendary outdoor bash known as “the city’s most wicked street party,” according to the event description.

Church Street will transform into a pedestrian party zone on Halloween night. The best part? The event is completely free to attend!

When: October 31st, 2023 at 7 PM
Where: Church Street from Carlton Street to Gloucester Street
Cost: FREE

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

One of Toronto’s most prestigious winter traditions is returning this Friday.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been bringing world-class equestrian entertainment to the city since 1922 and this year promises to be as incredible as ever.

Whether you’re a fan of equestrian sports or simply love the history and tradition of it all, you’ll have no shortage of entertainment and attractions to enjoy at this year’s fair.

When: November 3rd to 12th, 2022
Where: Exhibition Place, Toronto
Cost: $30 per adult

Sponsored Pick: Diwali Festival Of Lights 2023

The biggest Diwali celebration in Canada is coming to Toronto, and it’s going to light up Nathan Phillips Square. This free event is happening on November 4th & 5th and will include tons of food, over 100 marketplace vendors, live performances, music, and surprise giveaways every hour! Prepare yourself for one of the biggest open-air Diwali DJ nights in the city and cap it all off with the first ever Diwali fireworks show at Nathan Phillips Square. This event is free to the public and doesn’t require any tickets. 

When: 12 PM to 9 PM, Saturday, November 4 & Sunday, November 5
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W Toronto
Cost: Free public event

Toronto Pumpkin Parades 

There’s one Halloween event to look forward to after October 31st — the City of Toronto’s annual pumpkin parades!

“Bring your best pumpkin carving creations to a participating Toronto park and cast a warm glow over the community,” says the City.

Parades are happening at parks all over the city, so you’re bound to find one near you.

When: November 1st, 2023
Where: See all Toronto Pumpkin Parades
Cost: FREE

Black Lagoon Halloween Pop-up

Ready to have a freakishly good time? The Halloween bar of your dreams (or should we say nightmares) is open in Toronto!

Black Lagoon serves up creepy cocktails in an equally creepy immersive space.

Be sure to wear your costume and bring your favourite freaks along for the fun this Halloween.

When: Until October 31st, 2023
Where: Bar Mordecai, 1272 Dundas Street West
Cost: Drink prices vary

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Legends of Horror – Casa Loma

Casa Loma has transformed into what nightmares are made of and this week is your last chance to experience it.

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.

Don’t miss your opportunity to get seriously spooked this Halloween at Toronto’s haunted castle!

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

Architecture + Design Film Festival 

Architecture and design enthusiasts, get ready because ADFF is back.

Described as America’s “largest film festival devoted to the creative spirit of architecture and design,” this event is coming our way in November.

It’s also taking place in New York City, Chicago, and Vancouver.

When: November 1st to 4th, 2023
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Cost: $16 per person (General Admission)

Toronto Raptors Games

The Raptors are back! Catch Toronto’s NBA team back in action at Scotiabank Arena this week.

On Monday, the team will face off against the Portland Trail Blazers, followed by the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.

Let’s go Raptors!

When: October 30th and November 1st, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Cost: Get tickets here

Toronto Maple Leafs Games

Go Leafs go! Call Justin Bieber because the Toronto Maple Leafs are back on the ice.

On Halloween, the NHL team will face off against the Los Angeles Kings.

There is so much pro sports action to look forward to in our city this time of year.

When: October 31st, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Cost: Get tickets here

The Beaches at Massey Hall 

Canada’s beloved female rock band, The Beaches, is hitting the stage at Massey Hall.

The group will perform two back-to-back shows this week on Wednesday and Thursday.

You don’t want to miss it!

When: November 1st & 2nd, 2023
Where: Massey Hall