Whew! Another week has come and gone and we’ve definitely earned ourselves some downtime. There are so many things to do in Toronto this weekend, from sports games to concerts to fall festivals of all kinds.

So, let’s dive into the very best our city has to offer and have ourselves a fantastic weekend!

Fall n’ Leaves T.O.

Fall n’ Leaves has returned to the heart of downtown for the third year in a row, complete with fall foliage, pumpkins, and hay bales to make you feel tucked away from the busy city.

There’s so much to do and experience at Fall n’ Leaves this season. In addition to picking and painting your own pumpkin, you can warm up by an open fire, lounge on the hay bale sofa, go pumpkin bowling, and indulge in autumn-themed food and drinks.

Where: 621 Richmond Street
When: Until October 16th, 2022

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

The Toronto Maple Leafs 2022-23 season is underway and there are still plenty of affordable tickets available for this Saturday’s “battle of Ontario” game. Hockey fans, you won’t want to miss this.

Where: Scotiabank Arena
When: October 15th, 2022, 7:00 PM

Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival 

Planet in Focus is an environmental media arts organization that’s hosting a 10-day film festival in Toronto. 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 environmental issues, want to learn more, or simply love film, this is a festival worth checking out.

Where: See all festival venues here
When: October 13th to 23rd, 2022

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Black Lagoon Halloween Pop-up

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

Running throughout October, Black Lagoon will serve up creepy cocktails in an equally creepy immersive space. Be sure to wear your costume and bring your favourite freaks along for the fun!

Where: 875 Bloor Street West (Upstairs)
When: Until October 31st, 2022

Toronto Pumpkin Fest

Enjoy a fun-filled fall fair right here in the city this weekend. The family-friendly event includes kiddy midway rides photo ops, games, an inflatable corn maze, food trucks, live entertainment, and of course, a pumpkin patch!

Where: Downsview Park
When: October 15th & 16th, 2022

Demi Lovato: Holy Fvck Tour

Demi Lovato is hitting the stage in Toronto this weekend and if you’re a fan of good music, you won’t want to miss this.

Where: History
When: October 15th, 2022

Chocolate Afternoon Tea at The OMNI King Edward Hotel

Afternoon tea on a crisp autumn day can only be made better by one thing – chocolate, of course! This October, The OMNI King Edward Hotel will offer chocolate afternoon tea as part of the Toronto Chocolate Festival.

The luxury hotel will serve an afternoon tea menu featuring chocolates and chocolate pastries every Saturday and Sunday during the festival, which runs throughout the entire month of October.

Where: 37 King Street East
When: Saturdays & Sundays in October 2022


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A Taste of Nigeria

This travelling festival will be stopping in Toronto this Sunday for an action-packed weekend of Nigerian culture, cuisine, and entertainment.

Enjoy traditional Nigerian food, live music, dance performances, fashion, art displays, comedy, artisan products, and so much more.

Where: Royal Event Centre, 30 Gordon MacKay Road
When: October 16th, 2022

Legends of Horror – Casa Loma

Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror is one of Toronto’s most terrifying haunting experiences of the year and it’s back bigger than ever before with a new zombified installation.

The haunted attraction is open this Thanksgiving weekend and you can book a visit between the hours of 5 PM and 10 PM.

When: Until October 31st, 2022
Where: Casa Loma – 1 Austin Terrace

The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience

Bridgerton fans, your Queen’s Ball invitation is here. Toronto now has an exclusive ball experience inspired by the hit Netflix series so you can feel like royalty for one magical night.

Get ready to mingle with other royal members, sip on cocktails and take part in an evening of music and dance.

When: October 14th to 16th, 2022
Where: Cinespace Studios, 8 Unwin Avenue

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If you’ve ever walked past the Manulife HQ on Bloor Street, you’ve definitely taken a second to admire the stunning gardens within. And now, you can view & experience them in a whole new light with the Elevate Global Photography Exhibition. 12 incredible photographs captured by Manulife team members across the world showcase the different (and beautiful) ways they nurtured themselves during the pandemic. Each photo is paired with a heartfelt voice note from the photographer sharing the story behind the photo!

Where: 200 Bloor Street East, Toronto
When: Wednesday, September 14th – Wednesday, November 9th, 2022
Cost: FREE


Enter a world of captivating, eye-popping and immersive exhibitions at this year’s psychedelics show. Have your mind expanded with this enlightening trip through the long, strange history of psychedelic substances and learn how they are being applied in clinical therapies today.

When: Fri-Sun 1-9 p.m. | Thur + Fri: 4-9 p.m. (Until the end of 2022)
Where: Lithuanian Banquet Halls – 1573 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Cost: Tickets starting at $25


From October 14th to 16th, @thetabooshow is back in town- and ICYMI, this returning expo is an upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, romance, personal betterment, and all things Taboo.  From Drag Academy & Burlesque performances to unique exhibitors like body painting & more, there’s something for everyone at Taboo. 

When: Friday, October 14th, 2022 to Sunday, October 16th, 2022
Where: 6900 Airport Rd Mississauga, ON
Cost: $31.62 to $103.59