Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of October 18-20

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of October 18-20

(Image: Spa Week) (Image: Spa Week)

In this edition of The Weekender, discounted spa treatments, a Jane Austen dance and three more things to do in Toronto this weekend.


Spa Week
Until Sunday, many of the city’s top spas are discounting luxe packages to a mere $50. Our picks: the chocolate paraffin pedicure at Moksa Day Spa and the aromatic facial at Holts Salon and Spa. Oct. 14–Oct 20. $50. Various locations,


Everything To Do With Sex Show
Sex coaches and erotic toy vendors convene at this annual celebration of libido and lust. This year’s schedule includes a seminar on recreating the bondage scenes in erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey, and a lace, latex and leather fashion show. Signings by adult film stars are also happening throughout the weekend. Oct. 18­–20. $22.50–$35. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.


Nights of the Undead at Sgt. Splatter’s
Get revved for Halloween with an adrenaline-inducing battle against the walking dead at an indoor paintball facility. Groups of 8 “survivors” armed with Airsoft guns brave the zombie-infested indoor playground to retrieve the tools they need to survive the apocalypse. 8 p.m. Until Oct. 31. $25. Sgt. Splatter’s, 54 Wingold Avenue,


Jane Austen Trafalgar Ball
Dream of recreating Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy’s fancy footwork? Try this basic workshop in early 19th-century dancing, followed by a ball with live music. Historical clothing is recommended. Oct. 19. $20–$29. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Avenue,


Toronto Chocolate Festival
Highlights of the three-week sugar binge include chocolate tastings across the city, a trade show at Roy Thompson Hall, and a series of chocolate high teas at the King Edward Hotel. Until Nov. 3. $24–$250. Various locations,