Things To Do

8 things to do in Toronto this weekend (October 16-18)

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The week sure flies by when it’s only four days long! But there’s no need to worry about boredom sneaking up on you this weekend. There are tons of amazing events and activities going on in Toronto. From little splashes of summer to artsy-fartsy exhibits to drive-ins and drive-thrus, there’s a little something for everyone!

Here are 8 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend.


Missing summer already? Yeah, us too. So head on down to The Sandbox Pop-Up! This gorgeous King Street spot is serving up all things summer. Their food is fresh from Calii Love and their vibe is entirely desert themed. Plus, this weekend they’ll be having special guest performances from local DJs.

Where: The Sandbox, 369 King St W
When: Saturday, October 17th


Speaking of pop-ups, why not grab your pup and head over to Black Lab Brewing this weekend? They’re hosting the Smither’s Sausages BBQ Pop-Up, complete with all the meats you (and your pup) will enjoy. Plus, they’ve got delicious homemade condiments to pair with your meal. Yum!

Where: Black Lab Brewing, 818 Eastern Ave
When: Saturday, October 17th


Comedy shows are pretty much a no-go in person right now. But why not enjoy a laugh from home? This weekend, you can log on to the virtual Comedy From The Couch event. It’s brought to us by the folks at Comic Vision and will give us all the at-home chuckles we’ve been craving. Your ticket comes with access to the show, a signature cocktail recipe and special glass, a contest entry to win great prizes, and loads of snacks. Plus, the event is raising money in the fight against blindness. Can’t go wrong when you’re supporting a great cause!

Where: Check it out online here
When: Saturday, October 17th


If you’re up for a drive to Kitchener, you can take part in a crazy cool drive-thru this weekend. It’s the Dinosaur Drive-Thru! This unique and socially distanced event will take you right back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. You’ll be among massive Dino sculptures grazing the fields. Plus, they’ve got a guided audio tour for you to listen to while you drive.

Where: 425 Bingemans Centre Dr, Kitchener
When: Open all weekend


New exhibits are opening at Open Studio this weekend! Stop by 401 Richmond to support some of the best local artists in town. This weekend you’ll find works from Visiting Artists Residents Kotama Bouabane, Meaghan Hyckie, Luke Painter, and Annie Wong. They’ve got some great stuff in store for you to explore!

Where: Open Studio, 401 Richmond St W
Begins Friday, October 16th


Add a dash of deliciousness to your weekend with this scrumptious Italian cooking class. Everyone you’re stuck at home will be thanking you, as you master sophisticated dishes like pesto and grilled tomato crostini, spinach and cheese ravioli, and more. Mmm, send us a plate, please!

Where: Check it out online here
When: Saturday, October 17th


Experience the Toronto Symphony Orchestra like never before at the CityView Drive-In this weekend! Stop by on Friday to catch Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Or get tickets for Saturday’s performance of First Ladies of Soul. You’ll be feeling fancy in your vehicle at these classy events.

Where: CityView Drive-In, 20 Polson St
When: Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th


Into the drive-in but not so into classical music? We don’t blame you. You can also catch old-school Mathew McConaughey at a drive-in screening of Dazed and Confused. The movie is a 90s classic and given the vintage vibes that come with drive-ins by default, you’ll feel just like the main character of your favourite throwback film.

Where: Ontario Place Drive-In, 955 Lakeshore Blvd W
When: Saturday, October 17th

Have a great weekend, everyone! We’ll see ya on the other side.