Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of October 25–27

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of October 25–27

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In this edition of The Weekender, a chance to meet Martha Stewart, the annual Zombie Walk and three more things to do in Toronto this weekend.


Puppet Up: Uncensored
Hecklers usually become part of the script at this largely improvised, envelope-pushing puppet show for adults. Director and host Patrick Bristow’s thespian credits include guest spots on Seinfeld, Friends and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Oct. 22–Nov. 3. $19$79. Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge St.,


Delicious Food Show
The annual culinary trade show at the Ex has 38 restaurants; 25 workshops; three on-stage culinary battles (including a rousing taco smackdown); six local celeb chefs; and one extremely famous lifestyle guru (hint: it’s Martha Stewart). Show attendees can sample dishes from several Toronto restaurants, including Origin, Hawker Bar and Toca. Oct. 25–Oct. 27, $10–$20. Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, 195 Princes’ Blvd.,


Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade (FREE!)
March across the downtown core with a horde of flesh-eating undead in a Toronto-founded tradition. This year, a Halloween parade complete with floats and marching bands is also part of the procession. Oct. 26. Walk starts at 3 p.m. Free. Meet at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.,


Cabbagetown Ghost Tour
Wear your Halloween costume (plus comfy walking shoes) for a neighbourhood tour of haunted homes and eerie urban legends. Oct. 27. 7 p.m. $5–$10. Meet at northeast corner of Winchester St. and Parliament St.,


Art Toronto
The weekend-long art expo turns the Metro Toronto Convention Centre into a warren of galleries with works by big names like Damien Hirst, Edward Burtynsky and Andy Warhol. Lectures, panels and tours give enthusiasts the chance to connect, while buyers can find pieces price from $300 to $500,000. Oct. 25Oct. 28. $18, or $40 for a 3-day pass. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W,