Free things to do in October have a lot to do with Halloween, including the annual Night of Dread parade. But that's not all, there's an annual exhibit of mind blowing photography, the year's biggest Zine fair and the final Pedestrian Sunday of the year.Events you might want to check out:
World Press Photo Exhibition (October 3-24 @ Brookfield Place)
This global exhibition presents the best visual journalism of the past year. Check out stunning and award-winning photos from around the world all for free.
Saber Battle Toronto (October 7 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
Grab your lightsaber (or buy one on site for $10) and head to City Hall for one final battle of good versus evil. Organizers have announced this will be the final organized battle.
Diwali Mela (October 14 @ Gerrard India Bazaar)
Celebrate the Hindu festival of lights with the huge Gerrard India Bazaar and lantern parade.
Cineplex free movie day (October 14 @ Cineplex)
Cineplex, in partnership with WE Day are hosting a free day of movies at their theatres across the country on October 14. Watch their official website for a list of the films and times to be announced.
World Poutine Eating Championship (October 14 @ Yonge-Dundas Square)
Now a yearly tradition for fry lovers of Toronto, this yummy event not only lets you watch people publicly pig out on the gooey concoction, but there's a show from a KISS tribute band and free poutine for all.
Swash & Serif 4 (October 19 @ Northern Contemporary)
This is an annual typography and lettering exhibition, showcasing work from Toronto and around the world. Check out work in all formats including sculpture, installation and 3D work as well as traditional and digital prints.
Canzine (October 21 @ AGO)
The festival of zines and independent arts returns inside the AGO, and it's absolutely free. Check out hundreds and zine, book, and comic creators and well as talks and workshops.
Night of Dread (October 28 @ Clay and Paper Theatre)
This is an evening of fearful pageantry, revels and mockery in a park. It's basically a parade of amazing freaks with music, dancing and mind-blowing costumes from 4-7 p.m.
Pedestrian Sunday (October 29 @ Kensington Market)
The final, car-free street party and gathering in Kensington Market happens today. Expect pop-up performances, vendors and a street party.
Halloween on Church Street (October 31 @ Church Street)
Church Street celebrates Halloween like no place else. Known as one of the biggest Halloween parties in the country, thousands of people put on the most creative and outrageous costumes and join the outdoor street party.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO