Five Things To Do in Toronto this Weekend

Haunted houses, horror movies, comedy, art and more

It’s Friday the 13th, which means it’s time to start thinking about all the spooky shenanigans you’re going to get up to this weekend. All things scary in Toronto have pretty much started, including Screemers, a special exhibit at the AGO and Toronto’s annual horror film festival. Keep reading to find out what to do in Toronto this weekend.


Let Loose with some Live Music

Paramore returned this year with new album After Laughter and will be performing tonight (October 13) at Massey Hall with openers Best Coast. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are still available. Click here for more information.


The New Pornographers and Born Ruffians will perform together tomorrow night (October 14) at Massey Hall as part of the Live at Massey Hall series. The show starts at 8 p.m. and you can find ticket info here.


Explore the World of Guillermo Del Toro at the AGO

The Art Gallery of Ontario’s latest Guillermo del Toro exhibit “At Home With Monsters” has arrived just in time for Halloween. Although the exhibit will run until January 7, it’s a fun thing to do to get into the Halloween spirit. In the exhibit you’ll find the inner workings of del Toro’s mind, including his personal collection of art, books, props, inspiration and more.


Test Your Lungs at Screemers

Screemers at the Exhibition is back and will run this weekend tonight (October 13) and tomorrow night (October 14) from 7 p.m. until midnight on both nights. This year’s feature attractions include a “Zombie Prison,” which is exactly what it sounds like, “Skull Castle,” “House of Cards,” “The Darkness,” “The Haunted House,” “Field of Screems,” and the “Slasher Wax Museum.”

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Watch a Scary Movie at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival

The Toronto After Dark Film Fesival brings all your favourite horror films both classic and new to Toronto every year. This year’s festival kicked off last night (October 12) and runs until Friday, October 20. This year’s films include Mayhem, Cult of Chucky, Victor Crowley, The Villainess and more. Click here for a full schedule.


Share a Few Laughs at the Big City Improv Festival

Toronto’s improv festival Big City Improv starts today and runs until October 21, taking over Toronto’s Comedy Bar and Bad Dog Theatre with great improv. There are shows happening all weekend — click here for a detailed schedule and ticket info.