These are the 8 best things to do in Toronto this weekend

Fall may be upon us and the days may be getting (sadly) ever shorter, but that’s no reason to start hibernating just yet. Instead, make some time to say hello to a new season and take advantage of the many events happening in the city. From art and culture to craft beer, here are some of the best weekend events in Toronto.

Eat some treats at Stackt Market


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Come by Stackt Market on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. for Stacktalicious. This one-day food-themed event aims to highlight the offerings available at Stackt. Participants will be given a physical postcard with a prix fixe menu and there will be three tiers of food to choose from, including a beverage, a sweet treat and a savoury snack.

Sample some suds


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Beer fans may want to make their way to CNE Bandshell Park this weekend for Fall Beerfest TO. The outdoor celebration of all things beer features hundreds of brews from a huge selection of Ontario craft brewers. There will also be live music to enjoy and plenty of local food to choose from in between beer samples.

See some art in Kensington Market

On Sunday between noon and 6 p.m., head down to one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods for the Kensington Market Art Fair (KMAF). The curated outdoor art fair, which is also free to attend, will feature original two and three-dimensional art by both professional and student artists.

Get active with ActiveArtsTO


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If you feel like getting active on Sunday, ActiveArtsTO takes place along Lakeshore Boulevard from Windermere Ave. to Strachan Ave. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free program supports recreation, cultural animation and community engagement and visitors will be treated to pop-up art installations, sports, music and dance demos, DJs, a roller skating party and more.

Take your pooch to the park

Whether you have a furry friend of your own or just want to support a good cause, head over to Trinity Bellwoods Park this Saturday for the Party 4 Paws Pet Fair taking place from noon to 6 p.m. (a rain date is set for Sunday). Meet animal rescue heroes and pets looking for their forever homes and enjoy other activities and attractions including a photo booth and treats for pets.

Get spooked at Canada’s Wonderland

Beginning this Friday, Sept. 24 and running through October 31 is everyone’s favourite scary event, Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland. The largest Halloween event in the GTA sees the theme park transformed into a Halloween playground (albeit a scare-inducing one) with hundreds of monsters, terrifying attractions and live shows all meant to offer big scares – for those who dare.

Catch a drive-in performance by the TSO

The TSO returns for its first performances with audiences in nearly a year with TSO at the Drive-In: Mozart & Martines, happening Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (advance tickets required). Each performance is one hour in length and will feature two of Mozart’s best known works as well as an overture by Marianna Martines, a Viennese classical period composer from Mozart’s time.

Check out some murals in Yorkville

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In another art-focused event, Yorkville will be hosting the Yorkville Murals Art Festival starting this Friday and running though Sunday. The three-day cultural event celebrates contemporary muralism and public art and will feature artist installations, speaker panels and movie screenings, as well as four distinct zones to explore.

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