Yes, it's that time of year again. Halloween is just around the corner, but don't fret. Here is your list of must see events and things to do this October in Toronto:
Legends of Horror @ Castle Loma
Every evening until October 31st
See what is sure to be Canada's oldest haunted house. Explore parts of the castle never before seen by mortal eyes!
First Thursdays @ the AGO
October 5th, 7pm doors open
If you like to mix your high and pop cultures, then first Thursdays at the AGO is for you. 19+ event requires ID. Bring your dancing shoes.
Friday Night Live @ the ROM
Every Friday night in October and November
Ever wanted to drink wine with the dinosaurs. This is as close as you can get! Live music, drinks, dancing, and dinos? 19+ event.
Screamers @ the EX
Every weekend in October, Fri-Sun
Toronto's most famous scary amusement park is back again for its 25th year!
Remember, don't feed the zombies...
Halloween Haunt @ Canada's Wonderland
October 6th until the 31st
Want some roller-coasters with your witches and ghouls? Canada's Wonderland Halloween experience is among the best in Canada. Starts at sundown!
Pumpkin Fest @ Downsview Park
October 5th - 7th, 10am - 6pm
Nothing says autumn like a pumpkin festival. Take one home to make into a Jack-O-Lantern, or check out the pumpkin pie eating contest.
Toronto After Dark Film Festival @ Scotiabank Theatre
October 12th - 20th
Do you like scary films? This annual film festival features the darker side of cinema for those who like to get spooked. Tickets are selling fast, so buy in advance!
World Poutine Eating Competition @ Dundas Square
October 14th, 12pm start
Unbelievably in its 8th year, Smoke's Poutinery hosts this most Canadian eating contest. Come see people eat more poutine than they ever should, and maybe try a free sample!
Craveyard 2017 Party by Nestle @ 72 Sterling Road (Nestle candy factory!)
October 15th, 1pm - 4pm
Fun for the whole family, this candy themed Halloween event hosted by candy maker Nestle is sure to satisfy any sweet-tooth. Come early to avoid the lines!
Haunted Walk @ High Park
October 19th, 7:30pm
Take a spooky walking tour of High Park and listen to stories told by local theatre actors. Learn about Victorian era funeral rituals and other secrets of the past. $33 per ticket.
Toast to Autumn @ 1573 Bloor st. W
October 22nd, 1pm - 7pm
Come celebrate the changing of the seasons at this FREE event. Live music, food, giveaways, and the spirit of the harvest are all here.
Screamwhistle @ The Steamwhistle Brewery
October 27th and 28th, doors open at 9pm
Steamwhistle brewery is known for its easy to drink beer, but did you know they also have a great halloween party with DJs? This is a +19 event, and tickets are $35.
Art/TO @ The Metro Convention Centre
October 27th - 30th
One of the biggest modern and contemporary art shows is coming to Toronto. Listen to artists speak, and see what is new in the world of art. Tickets are $22.
So whether you're looking for something to scare or excite you, there should be something for you this month. Don't let the cooler weather discourage you, get out and stay active!