These Are The Most Fun Free Events Going On This October

It’s hard to believe it’s already October, but we’re ready for all the great things that come with fall. We’re pretty excited because there are a TON of amazing free events happening this month in the city. Here are a bunch of our favourites events that you should definitely check out:

The Disruptors, Presented By Samuel Adams

 

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Check out the free pop-up shop which features four inspiring businesses, each handpicked by Samuel Adams for having the same entrepreneurial spirit shared by the founder when he first created Boston Lager 30 years ago. In addition to being able to browse and purchase merch from the retailers, shoppers can sample a selection of Samuel Adams beers – including some exclusive beers that will only be available to try at the shop.

When: October 1 – October 14 (check times on the website)
Where: 324 Queen Street West

World Press Photo Exhibit

 

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Free entry to experience this amazing global exhibition presenting the best visual journalism of the past year. You can find the most compelling photos in stunning high-quality Canon prints.

When: October 2 to October 23 (9am to 9pm)
Where: Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria

14th Annual Art Walk

This yearly event features over 50 businesses with the works from local artists. The public will be invited to vote for the “People’s Choice Award” for Best Merchant Display.

When: October 4 to October 24
Where: Along Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue

Free Lunch Time Yoga

Spend your lunch hour stretching, twisting, breathing to add some calm to your Tuesdays and Thursdays this month with this FREE yoga class! You can even register online here.

When: October 9, 11, 15 and 22 (12pm to 1pm)
Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East

Rebecca Belmore: Facing The Monumental

 

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A member of Lac Seul First Nation (Anishinaabe), Rebecca Belmore is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary artist currently residing in Toronto. TD is helping make Rebecca Belmore (an interdisciplinary Anishinabekwe artist) ’s work/story accessible to the public by showcasing a video of her work on the art of media wall at the TD Bay and Queen branch and supporting an exhibit at the AGO in parallel.

When: October 9 to October 21
Where: TD Bay and Queen TD branch

Waterlicht

 

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A huge light display that explores the role of water and all its dangers. Created by Daan Roosegaarde, the large-scale light installation represents the universal power, poetry, and danger of water. The displays are created through the imaginative use of LEDs, special software, and lenses.

When: October 12 – 14
Where: The Bentway

First Legal Smoke

Legalization takes effect across Canada on October 17 and what better way to celebrate than to light it up in the park.
When: October 17
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park

Fall Opening Party

 

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The Power Plant kicks off a new season of programming with a huge party featuring new exhibitions, drinks and free admission.
When: October 19 (8pm – 11pm)
Where: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

The Tetley Super Tea Break

 

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Much like the well-known “rage room” experiences, consumers who participate in the Tetley Super Tea Break will be suited up in protective gear and handed a baseball bat. In an enclosed room, they’ll then be given free reign to use that bat to smash a teacup inscribed with a stereotypical word – (weak, dainty, fragile) –  commonly used to diminish women. Visitors will also be able to sample the three new Super Teas.

When: October 19 to October 21 (check times on the website)
Where: 639 Queen Street West

YouTube Music Night Market

YouTube Music believes that music is about more than just streaming and they are celebrating with this outdoor free event. Enjoy incredible food and drinks, local music purveyors, and a live performance by none other than Roy Woods on Saturday night. #YouTubeMusicCA

** Come ready with your YouTube App upon entry

When: October 19 to October 20 (Friday: 7pm to 11pm // Saturday: 5pm to 11pm)
Where: 464 King Street West

Toronto Flower Market

 

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Browse through 18 incredible vendor stalls on display to visit and admire, each selling an assortment of seasonal flowers including tulips, daffodils, gerbera, orchids, hyacinths, muscari, lilacs, and more. Plus you can expect an array of dahlia tubers, seedlings, garden planters, handmade pots and indoor plants also for sale.

When: October 20 (10am to 3pm)
Where: CAMH, 1001 Queen Street West

Halloween on Church

Every year, Church Street turns into the largest outdoor Halloween party where thousands of people put on the most creative and outrageous costumes and join the outdoor street party. Bars and restaurants participate in this unique experience with costume contests and Halloween night events.

When: October 31 (6pm to 11pm)
Where: Church and Wellesley

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Source: The Daily Hive