Events Calendar

Event List Calendar

October 3, 2014 – October 5, 2014


Dig out your lederhosen and dirndls and join us for Toronto’s only authentic Oktoberfest party! Inspired by traditions started in Munich, Germany over 200 years ago, Toronto Oktoberfest brings a taste of Munich to the City as it captures the essence of authentic food, drink and merriment.

For the third year in a row, guests will experience the best in Bavarian fare, German and European biers, entertainment, and an atmosphere so authentic, you’ll feel like you’re in Munich. Toronto Oktoberfest 2014 presented by Pillers will take place over three sessions, October 3rd and 4th at Ontario Place, Toronto. New for this year, Toronto Oktoberfest will take place in a 30,000 sq ft Festhalle “Big Top” tent and include a massive outdoor Biergarten!

For more information:

Location: Festhalle “Big Top” tent, Ontario Place Parking Lot 2 — 955 Lake Shore Blvd West

Start: October 3, 2014
End: October 5, 2014

October 5, 2014

TRAEGER’S Grilling For Dreams Block Party

From 12noon to 5:00pm.

Grilling For Dreams invites you to the 1st annual celebration of everything we love about barbeque in Toronto. This event will bring Toronto’s favorite wood pellet grill, and the most extraordinary chefs and rising stars, together for what will be barbeque “history in Toronto”!

Discover authentic flavors from around the world, and the finest barbeque dishes in the city, slow roasted, smoked and grilled on Traeger’s unmatched wood pellet grills.

“Forget what you know about barbeque!”

Our All-Star chefs combine for over 100 years of culinary experience and will be offering lessons and demonstrations, providing you with essential grilling tips for your barbeque arsenal.

Come hungry because this is the “all you can eat” experience of a lifetime!




Steam Whistle Brewing — 255 Bremner Blvd.

For more details:

Date: October 5, 2014

October 6, 2014

To Be Discussed Panel Series: The Builders

Monday, October 6, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM


PANELLISTS: Jill Birch, CEO, Canadian Art Foundation; Gail Dexter Lord, Co-President, Lord Cultural Resources; Alfredo Romano, President, Castlepoint Numa; Matthew Teitelbaum, Michael and Sonja Koerner director, and CEO, Art Gallery of Ontario. MODERATOR: Christopher Hume, Architecture Critic and Columnist of the Toronto Star.

The panel will identify and discuss issues considered urgent for contemporary art institutions locally and globally. </P.

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Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) — 952 Queen Street West

Date: October 6, 2014

October 5, 2014 – October 7, 2014

Steve Winter

Join award-winning photographer Steve Winter for a thrilling journey into the world of big cats. From trekking high in India’s Himalaya in search of rare snow leopards to stalking the elusive jaguar through Latin American jungles, this determined explorer ventures far and wide to come face to face with his subjects.

While these felines may be endangered, they’re still wild, unpredictable creatures—and tracking them in their own domains can be more dangerous still. Winter has been attacked by rhinos and gotten stuck in quicksand while working in the field. But he’s had lighter moments as well: mishaps with remote-controlled cameras and managing to photograph a cougar under the famous “Hollywood” sign. Throughout it all, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats while reinvigorating efforts to save them.

One of Winter’s snow leopard images won him the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. His decade-long project to document the world’s shrinking but resilient tiger species recently culminated in the stunning National Geographic book, Tigers Forever, co-authored with Sharon Guynup.

Tickets: or 416-872-4255

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

Start: October 5, 2014
End: October 7, 2014

October 7, 2014

A Play of Passion

12 – 1 p.m. Tenor Colin Ainsworth (appearing in the COC’s production of Falstaff) and pianist Stephen Ralls perform three song cycles written for them by distinguished Canadian composer Derek Holman: The Death of Orpheus, A Lasting Spring and A Play of Passion.

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.


Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

Date: October 7, 2014

David Gray

Twenty-one years since his first studio album, David Gray’s tenth and latest, Mutineers, finds the singer-songwriter steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history.

David Gray is one of the UK’s leading music artists both at home and overseas including countless accolades after the phenomenal success of White Ladder. His 2009 release Draw The Line was met with critical praise and Foundling, Gray’s 9th studio album picked up where Draw the Line left off creating a new chapter of lush, soulful songs that found the artist returning to his folk music roots.

For tickets:

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

Date: October 7, 2014

October 8, 2014

Toronto Book Awards: An Evening with the Shortlisted Authors

Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, The Toronto Book Awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. The annual awards offer $15,000 in prize money. Each finalist receives $1,000 and the winning author receives the remaining prize money.

The 2013 winner is Kamal Al-Solaylee for Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes.

Start: October 8, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 8, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Toronto Public Library (Yorkville Branch)
22 Yorkville Avenue

Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Start time: 7:00pm

The best in National Hockey League action!

For tickets:

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: October 8, 2014

Dvořák New World Symphony (Afterworks)

Living in New York but yearning deeply for his homeland, Czech master Dvořák intermingled the folk music styles of the new and old worlds in a gloriously tuneful and dramatic symphony. The first movement from Sibelius’s Violin Concerto adds a majestic Nordic touch.

For tickets:

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

Date: October 8, 2014

June 27, 2014 – October 9, 2014

Haunted Walk of Toronto

June 27th-October 9th: The Ghosts and Spirits of Old Town – Daily at 8pm, departing from 30 Gristmill Lane in the Distillery District; Toronto’s Haunted Walk – Daily at 9pm, departing from in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame at Front and Yonge Streets. Tickets can be purchased online (, during the day at T.O. Tix in Yonge and Dundas Square, or 30 minutes before the start of the tour at the tour’s start location.

For more information:

Start: June 27, 2014
End: October 9, 2014