Weekend events in Toronto are getting spooky ahead of Halloween as Casa Loma transforms into a huge haunted house. Elsewhere, thousands are expected to gather for the Global Climate Strike and the Ontario Science Centre is opening its doors for free all weekend long.Events you might want to check out:
29Rooms (September 26 - October 6 @ Exhibition Place)
Refinery29 is bringing its iconic 29Rooms to Toronto for an art maze experience created by international artists that includes phone-free activities.
Legends of Horror (September 27 - October 31 @ Casa Loma)
Trip through the bowels of Toronto's big old mansion as Casa Loma once again turns into a giant haunted house, just in time for Halloween.
Global Climate Strike (September 27 @ Queen's Park)
Thousands of people are expected to rally at Queen's Park in an effort to raise awareness of the climate crisis, followed by a march down University Ave.
Fried Chicken Fest (September 28-29 @ Erindale GO Station)
New this year is this finger lickin' festival, featuring a ton of fried chicken goodies in every flavour, plus lots of other sweet and savoury treats.
Ontario Science Centre Community Weekend (September 28-29 @ Ontario Science Centre)
The Ontario Science Centre is turning the big 5-0 and celebrating with a free weekend of fun that includes free admission and activities.
Vintage Clothing Show (September 28-29 @ Enercare Centre)
Vintage collectors from all over the country are here to sell handpicked, used designer items like clothing, accessories, handbags, menswear and jewellery.
Pedestrian Sundays (September 29 @ Kensington Market)
It's the second-last PS Kensington of the year and that means bringing a sweater for this day of car-free fun, food, music, games and entertainment.
Ontario Culture Days (September 27-29 @ Multiple Venues)
It's your chance to soak up art, theatre, cinema and dance at Toronto and Ontario cultural centres like the Gardiner and ROM, all without paying a dime.
Halloween Haunt (September 27 - October 28 @ Canada's Wonderland)
Canada’s Wonderland is turning into a scream park just in time for Halloween, and you better be ready to have your pants scared off by all the monsters.
KimiKon (September 27-29 @ Enercare Centre)
Anime fans, unite! This big fan festival is back to celebrate Japanese culture with cosplay, exhibitions, special guests and more.
Community Sundays (September 29 @ MOCA Toronto)
The MOCA is once again opening its doors for a free day of fun in the contemporary art museum with exhibitions all over the space.
Oktoberfest (September 26-28 @ Ontario Place)
Guten Tag! Break out the lederhosen for this huge Oktoberfest celebration with traditional German fare, music and plenty of steins.
Lady Beer Fest (September 28 @ Wychwood Barns)
Back again is this festival devoted to women brewers, vendors and artisans with a day of drinks, food, entertainment and a market.
Witchstock (September 28 @ Bellwoods Brewery)
Witchstock is back to feature a ton of Ontario and Quebec brewers and some international labels, with a whole day of food and drinks.
Thom Yorke (September 27 @ Scotiabank Arena)
After two sold-out and eventful shows with Radiohead last year, frontman Thom Yorke is coming to Toronto for a stop on his solo tour.
Daniel Casear (September 29 @ Budweiser Stage)
This is the second of two shows for Toronto's own R&B star as he returns to perform some of his gorgeous and soulful tunes.
Sunnyside 21 (September 28 @ Sunnyside Pavilion & Cafe)
It's the last Sunnyside of the year before the chill sets in and Kenny Glasgow and Art Department are keeping things hot with the house on deck.
Octo-berfest (September 27 @ Ripley's Aquarium of Canada)
Dawn your freshest Lederhosen for Oktoberfest party inside the aquarium with a night of music, food, dancing and beer from local breweries.
Inland (September 27-28 @ QRC West)
Over 70 Canadian designers are dropping by for this big fashion market that features emerging and contemporary fashion and apparel.
Etsy Made in Canada Market (September 28 @ MaRS Discovery District)
It's internet shopping come to life as 130 Toronto-based Etsy makers set up shop at MaRS to sell tons of home, lifestyle, gift and fashion goods an crafts.
Reflections Vintage and Antiques Sale (September 28 - October 31 @ Reflections Vintage & Antiques)
Vintage clothing, Halloween costumes, accessories, shoes and more can all be found on the cheap at this big, one-day sale.
Antique and Vintage Market (September 28-29 @ Enercare Centre)
Vintage treasures are waiting to be found at this huge market with sellers from all over the province dropping by to feature unique items.
Anarchist Bookfair (September 28 @ Centre for Social Innovation)
Anarchists and the anarchist-curious are all welcome at this book fair with speciality sellers, workshops, presentations, talks and more.
Leslieville Flea (September 29 @ Stackt Market)
The Leslieville Flea is on the move again and popping up at Stackt for a day of curated local goods and a special focus on vintage items.
OCAD Artist Alley (September 29 @ OCAD University)
OCAD artists and alumni are on hand with art works in all mediums at this big art sale that includes illustrations, photography, sculpture and crafts.
by Lisa Power via blogTO