10 things to do in Toronto this week: October 18-24


It’s another week in the city, and we’re getting closer and closer to the spookiest day of the year. To celebrate Halloween in the best possible way, Toronto has plenty of events that will put you on the spooky trail.

Explore what the city has to offer, whether it’s a spooky themed bar or a fall-inspired outdoor event, the city has got you covered.

Here’s what to keep in mind during the week.

Discover the Black Lagoon Halloween pop-up bar

The ultimate Halloween pop-up bar is coming to Toronto just in time for a spooky vacation with all the themed drinks, spooky shows, and nightly shows imaginable. Black Lagoon will be located on the second floor of 866 Bloor Street West and features a mix of goth, metal, and plenty of horrors bundled together in one immersive and fun space.

When: October 14 to October 31 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Or: 866 Bloor Street West

Discover the return festival

Toronto’s Stackt Market will host a three-day festival “highlighting the intersection of hospitality, art, music, local business and community” that has remained strong and cohesive throughout. the pandemic. There will also be loads of food to try, music and art to discover. The event is free and guests must show full proof of vaccination.

When: October 22 to 24
Or: Stackt Market – 28 Bathurst Street

Get lost in the halls of horror

If you like to scare you, check out the Horror Hallways in Richmond Hill. “Enter if you dare”, and lose yourself in the abysses of hell. It might not sound alluring, but it is definitely exciting if you like everything there is to do with Halloween. Horror Hallways is so terrifying that it is not recommended for children.

When: Until October 31
Or: 9350 Yonge Street

Dive into a cranberry swamp

A cranberry swamp near Toronto has just welcomed its first harvest. You can wade with the berries and later enjoy a cheese plate. Located at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery, Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh is the place to be for cranberry lovers, who can don a pair of waders and take the plunge with thousands of pounds of cranberries.

When: Until October 24
Or: 1074 Cranberry Road, Bala, Ontario

Socially Distanced Sound Experience Now Open at Mirvish

Blindness, a physically distant sound experience, began on September 24 and will run until October 24. This is your chance to enjoy Toronto’s return to the indoor theater since the start of the pandemic. You can attend the show at different times from Tuesday to Sunday. The show lasts approximately 75 minutes. Customers should be prepared for loud noises and bright lights.

When: Until October 24
Or: Princess of Wales Theater

Try a spooky bubble tea drink for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, so now is a great time to get into the spooky spirit. Popular bubble tea shops in Toronto have Halloween-themed drink specials that are now available for a limited time.

When: Until October 31
Or: Select bubble tea stores across Toronto

Be Afraid at Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror

Casa Loma, the elegant castle overlooking Toronto, has summoned the living dead and will bring back its annual Legends of Horror event this month. Throughout the month of October, fear and horror will pervade the castle grounds and guests can finally be afraid. The annual event is now in its sixth year, and tickets are now on sale.

When: October 1 to 31
Or: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

Pick the perfect pumpkin

Visiting a farm surrounded by beautiful fall foliage to pick the perfect pumpkin is a great way to get ready for Halloween. While you can buy one at the grocery store, visiting a local pumpkin patch is definitely more fun. Fortunately, Toronto has several local pumpkin patches to hunt down this season’s pumpkin lantern.

When: Until October 31
Or: Several locations near Toronto

Venture into the horrors of Screemers

Toronto’s most terrifying haunted attraction returns next month with a new location and even spookier monsters. After failing to function last year due to COVID-19, the infamous Screemers are back with seven spooky themed mazes, over 120 spooky actors, and a Midway of Horrors.

When: Select dates from October 8 to 31
Or: 80 Interchange Lane, Vaughan

Explore the city’s haunted buildings

Beyond the ornate exteriors of Toronto’s oldest buildings lie gruesome tales of torture, murder and betrayal. From hanged maids to angry soldiers and faceless nuns, the city is teeming with ghosts. They are found in restaurants, theaters and on college campuses.

When: You are in the scary mind
Or: Several locations in Toronto


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