Toronto's Top October 10 Events: A Fall Extravaganza You Don't Want to Miss

October in Toronto brings a vibrant tapestry of events that cater to every taste and interest. From home decor enthusiasts to film buffs, parents-to-be, and environmentalists, there's something for everyone in this bustling metropolis. Join us as we explore the top 10 events in Toronto this October, promising an unforgettable experience for all.


1. The Johnson Team’s Annual Pumpkin Giveaway

   - When: October 14, 2023 1-4pm

   - Where: Parking Lot of Alderwood United Church
44 Delma Drive

   - Cost: $0.00

   - Details: Embrace the magic of fall and pumpkin season! We will be giving away free pumpkins, have games to play, face painters on site to get you in the mood for Halloween, as well as a colouring station for our Halloween Colouring Contest, along with giveaways and refreshments - there’s something for everyone!


2. Fall Baby Show Toronto 2023

   - When: September 30 - October 1, 2023

   - Where: Enercare Centre, Hall B, Exhibition Place
100 Princes' Blvd #1, Toronto,

   - Cost: General (12+): $18.00

   - Details: Expectant parents, this one's for you! Explore 200+ brands offering everything from cribs to toys, with live demos, expert advice, and exclusive deals – a comprehensive guide from pregnancy to preschool.


3. Halloween Nights of Lights & Pumpkinville

   - When: September 30 - October 7, 2023

   - Where: Scarborough Town Centre - Outdoor Parking Lot
300 Borough Dr, Scarborough

   - Cost: $14.99 - $19.99

   - Details: Dive into the Halloween spirit with 1.5 million LED lights synchronised to spooky tunes. After the lights, explore Pumpkinville, a fun fair with giant pumpkin sculptures.


4. Toronto Wine Tasting and Book Launch

   - When: October 1, 2023

   - Where: Lakeside Terrace - Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W

   - Cost: $39.99

   - Details: Sip on two wines and enjoy an interview with leading literary giants as part of the Toronto International Festival of Authors. It is a perfect blend of literature and libations.


5. I ❤️ Toronto

   - When: August 17 - November 13, 2023 (Various dates)

   - Where: The Second City
One York Street, 110 Harbour St, Toronto,

   - Cost: $29 - $59

   - Details: Laugh your heart out with comedy sketches and improv all about Toronto, from iconic landmarks to everyday life in the city.


6. The Burton Bar - A Halloween Speakeasy Pop-Up

   - When: October 4 - October 31, 2023

   - Where: MADO - Yonge
144 Yonge St, Toronto

   - Cost: $15

   - Details: Dive into Tim Burton-inspired Halloween fun with themed drinks and spooktacular decor. A unique experience for Halloween enthusiasts.


7. Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival

   - When: October 12 - October 22, 2023

   - Where: Paradise Theatre, Centre for Social Innovation Spadina

1006c Bloor St W, Toronto

   - Cost: $15 - $55

   - Details: Celebrate environmental awareness through film. Over 40 films will tackle ecological and social justice issues, engaging audiences of all ages.


8. Paper Marbling - A Visual Arts Course for Adults

   - When: October 19, 2023

   - Where: Clark Centre for the Arts

   - Cost: $35

   - Details: Create stunning marbled patterns in this visual arts workshop, suitable for all skill levels. A small material fee applies.


9. Photography Contest 2023

   - When: Every Thursday in October

   - Where: Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto,

   - Cost: Free

   - Details: Capture the changing seasons through photography at this contest. Winners get featured in an exhibit and receive a Garden Market gift card.


10. Pop! Pop!

    - When: October 15, 2023

    - Where: Young People's Theatre
165 Front St E, Toronto

    - Cost: $19.00 - $24.00

    - Details: A colourful underwater adventure suitable for ages 2-5, featuring live music and puppetry. A delightful experience for young audiences and their caregivers.


October in Toronto promises diverse events, from family-friendly fun to cultural experiences and artistic endeavours. Make the most of this vibrant season and immerse yourself in the magic of Toronto's top October 10 events. Whether you're seeking inspiration for home improvement, enjoying the latest in cinema, or simply looking for a good laugh, Toronto has it all this October. Take advantage of these fantastic opportunities to create lasting memories.

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