Things To Do At Toronto’s Waterfront This Fall 2023
The leaves are turning colour, the sun is setting sooner, and we’re starting to feel the chill of winter.
But with the changing seasons, we have new exciting events and activities at Toronto’s harbourfront.
Things To Do On The Waterfront This Fall - 2023
Mark your calendars for these events that are here for a limited time only!
Terry Fox Monument Opening: October 5
On October 5, the Terry Fox Monument is officially open to the public.
Designed by Jon Sasaki and DTAH, this Terry Fox monument will inspire and remind visitors of Terry Fox’s courage, determination, and action.
Location: 479 Queens Quay W
Harbourfront Centre is an art, cultural, educational, and recreational events centre that provides year-round programming. This Fall 2023 has a great lineup of performances, festivals, workshops, and more.
Torque Dance Series:
Torque is a series of contemporary dance performances embodying the tensions and powers of relationships.
Visitors can enjoy dance performances from award-winning international choreographers premiering in Toronto for the first time.
2023 – 2024 Torque Schedule:
Naas is a can’t miss performance by Moroccan-born choreographer Fouad Boussouf.
Fouad Boussouf blends modern-day hip-hop and contemporary dance with traditional North African dance and beats.
Experience the electrifying art direction from award-winning choreographer, Fouad Boussouf.
Experienced dancers will be joining this masterclass to give you the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience.
Canadian choreographer Louise Lecavalier, one of the most iconic dancers and choreographers, is inviting visitors to witness an intimate evening of her most personal works.
Using her body as her voice, Lecavalier again proves why she is one of the country’s greatest masters of contemporary dance.
Art and Intention – Harbourfront Center Exhibit
Machine Dazzle is an award-winning costume designer, who is debuting his first major solo exhibit in Canada.
Visitors can have an inside look at Machine Dazzle’s fantastical costume designs that have been seen on stage and in film.
It’s free admission and the perfect way to spend the afternoon.
ART + EXPERIENCES
Toronto’s Haunted Harbour Ghost Tours:
The ultimate spooky experience is here at the waterfront. For 90 minutes, you will be immersed in the haunting history of Toronto’s waterfront.
This haunted tour includes a boat ride with Pirate Taxi and stepping foot on the Toronto Islands.
Cocktail Making Classes
Grab your friends or partner for the perfect evening of shaking and building cocktails!
For 90 minutes, learn how to build cocktails from expert bartenders with all materials included and snacks on the side.
Irene Cocktail Class:
- October 17, 6:30 PM – 8:30 OM
- 5 Dockside Drive, Toronto, ON
- $65 per person
- Book Here
Pie Bar Cocktail Class:
- October 25, 6:30 PM – 8:30 OM
- 55-207 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON
- $65 per person
- Book Here
The Second City
Enjoy a show with non-stop laughter and entertainment. The Second City is renowned as the world’s premier comedy theatre with live improv and sketch comedy.
The Second City offers Toronto some of the best entertainment in the city, and with a delicious restaurant at the theatre, you can enjoy dinner and a show!
Here are the shows you can catch this fall:
Enjoy 120 minutes of hilarious short sketches with a brand-new cast and fresh material.
- Tuesdays – Thursdays at 8pm
- Fridays – Sundays at 7pm
- Fridays – Saturdays at 10pm
A show dedicated to Toronto and all that Toronto is famous for. From Highway 7 to Hanlan’s Point and all the Subway stops in between, The Second City Touring Company will be running through the 6ix with their jokes!
Every Sunday at 1 pm, you can enjoy 60 minutes of non-stop laughing from the city’s finest improv comedians.
Pizza Making Classes
Have the perfect night out with wine tastings, trivia, and pizza making! For 90 minutes, learn the art of dough making (and take your own home!), and enjoy the class from an expert chef. All of the materials are included!
Pizza classes are at Pie Bar, located at 155-207 Queens Quay W
The Power Plant Art Gallery
The Power Plant is Canada’s leading contemporary art gallery that visitors can enjoy for free.
From October 13 to January 7, guests can immerse themselves in three different art exhibits that have unique reflections on society and social structures.
With Lighthouse Immersive, you can immerse yourself in film and art with state-of-the-art technology.
It’s a great way to spend the colder days with friends and family.
Lighthouse Immersive currently has two shows during the fall: