Toronto, Ontario – October 2000

Oh, to be in Toronto now that autumns’ here! No, not a quote from Shakespeare but the first few weeks of the month mean falling leaves of all colours and the scent of fall in the air – a great time to visit. Here are some interesting events for the month:

October 11-14
Pottery and Glass Sale
About 90 potters, sculptors and glass blowers from Ontario and Quebec all under one roof. For further details, please see the website.

October 15
Canadian International Marathon
Pro and amateur runners from around the world in a 26 mile test of endurance and determination.

October 9
Canadian Thanksgiving
The second Monday of October is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Be aware that many businesses, banks and other places are closed. Check a local newspaper for what’s open and closed, but most places stay open in tourist areas.

October 18-28
International Festival of Authors
An event in its 20th year featuring very popular and avant-garde writers reading from their latest works. For details, have a look at their website.

October 20-22
Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction
Over 500 cars are expected for this event, so if you’re a car fanatic, this one’s for you. No purchase necessary, I’m sure. See this web site for the facts:

October 21-31
Spooky Spirits and Phantom Ships
Come to the Pier on Toronto’s waterfront for a unique and fun experience. Learn about Canadian sailors and hear some ghost tales of the Great Lakes. Great for kids of all ages.

October 26-29
Creative Sewing and Needlework Festival
This huge show features sewing knitting, quilting embroidery and other assorted crafts. Check out

October 31
Raptors Home Opener
Toronto’s NBA basketball team plays the Detroit Pistons in the season début at the new and exciting Air Canada Centre. See for more information.


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