Happy fall, y’all! The new season has begun and we’re kicking things off with some incredible things to do in Toronto this week.
There’s so much going on right now, from early haunted experiences to harvest festivals, to concerts, comedy, and everything in between.
Let’s start the new season on a high note — here are our picks of the 10 best things to do in Toronto this week.
This September 30th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.
If you plan to participate, head down to Nathan Phillips Square for an annual two-day Indigenous Legacy Gathering, dedicated to showcasing and supporting Indigenous culture, tradition, and arts.
Put on by the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, this event will feature Indigenous presentations, performances, workshops, food vendors, artisans, and more.
When: September 29th & 30th, 2023
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
Another restaurant festival is in our city and this time, we’re celebrating Asian local businesses and cuisine.
AsialiciousTO is running for two weeks this September and over 100 restaurants are participating.
It’s a city-wide event where restaurants introduce special menus with set price points starting at $10.
The participating venues include “restaurants, fast food, bubble tea, cafes, bakeries, and food courts of different Asian cuisines in Toronto,” according to the event’s website.
When: Until October 1st, 2023
Where: See participating venues
Toronto is a barrel of laughs this month as world-renowned comics bring the funny at 15 stages across the city.
Fans of The Office will get to enjoy an in-person show by Angela and Pam, along with other major headliners like Andrew Schulz, Leslie Jones, and Marlon Wayans.
There’s so much to see and so little time, so don’t miss out!
When: September 21st to 30th, 2023
Where: See all performances
The legend himself, Macklemore, is taking the stage at REBEL this week.
If you love going up on a Tuesday, then you can’t miss out on this wild night.
When: September 26th, 2023
Scarborough’s very own Fefe Dobson will perform at the iconic venue, El Mocambo, this Friday.
It’s going to be a high-energy night of incredible live music from homegrown Canadian talent.
When: September 29th, 2023
Where: Under The Neon Palms at El Mocambo
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The Jays face off against the Yankees this week at the newly-renovated Rogers Centre.
Cheer for the home team from the stands or scoop up a $20 general admission ticket to catch the action from one of the many new viewing and social zones within the arena, where you can grab elevated ballpark eats, do fun activities, and soak up the sun.
When: September 26th to 28th, 2023
Where: Rogers Centre
The annual Harvest Festival is back at Square One this week.
It’s going to be a magical autumn-themed experience filled with delicious eats, warm sips, rides, games, a marketplace, and a pumpkin patch.
When: September 29th to October 8th, 2023
Where: Parking Lot 6, Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga
Now in its eighth year, Casa Loma will transform into what nightmares are made of and celebrate all things Halloween starting this Friday, September 29th.
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: September 29th to October 31st, 2023
Where: Casa Loma – 1 Austin Terrace
Spooky season is starting early 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, 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
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: September 23rd to October 31st, 2023
Where: 8560 Tremaine Rd, Milton