We were lucky to have one last heat wave this week, but it’s back to reality with another chilly October weekend just around the corner. You won’t want to let the weather get you down with these exciting events throughout the city.
This weekend, you can catch large scale art exhibits under the Gardiner Expressway, scary horror movies, amazing concerts, a poutine eating championship, and a neighbourhood party. Check out our list of the top five things to do this weekend in Toronto.
Waterlicht at The Bentway
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd. | October 12 – 14, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Free
This weekend only, there will be a monumental light installation below the Gardiner Expressway that uses LEDs, special software, and lenses to make giant flowing waves of blue light that will crash beneath the Gardiner to virtually imitate a flood. Daan Roosegaarde’s exhibit is intended to be a call to action about the rising water levels along Toronto’s shoreline.
Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship
Yonge-Dundas Square | October 13, All day | Free
One of the largest Poutine Eating Competitions in the country is coming to Yonge-Dundas Square, featuring three different cheesy and fry-filled contests. The event will have live music, and viewers can enjoy free poutine, free samples of Tennent’s Lager and Magners Irish Cider, mini gaming tournaments from Activision, and more.
Catch a Concert
There are tons of great shows across the city this weekend. On Friday, head to Burdock Brewery to enjoy some brews and listen to power pop band, Said The Whale, who just released a new raucous single.
Amy Shark will be bringing her indie folk and pop blends to the Danforth Music Hall this Saturday. The buzz is building around Amy Shark since the release of “Adore,” which has been spreading like wildfire all across the globe.
Oh Sees will also be playing a show this weekend at Danforth Music Hall on Sunday.
Drunken Cinema Presents: ‘Night of the Demons’
Revue Cinema | October 13, 9:30 PM – 11:59 PM | Tickets
Head to “Hull House” (A.K.A. Revue Cinema) for an interactive drinking game about Halloween cult horror film, Night of the Demons. The movie is a 1988 cult slasher flick that featured one of the only supernatural female slashers on the big screen. The event will have popcorn, wine, beer, trailers, a themed cocktail, and prizes to be given away. A customized drinking game card and a prop is included in the price of admission.
Ossington Village Alleyway Party
Argyle/Foxley Alleyway | October 14, 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Pay what you can
The legendary community party is back! Neighbours in Ossington Village are hosting a party out of several garages along the alleyway northwest of Argyle and Ossington. Bring some food to throw on the BBQ and some drinks to share. The party will have a clothing swap, book swap, music swap, giant scrabble, and tons live performances from local artists.