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5 Things to Do in Toronto This October

From beefed-up butchers to a multimedia exhibit, discover the top activities in Toronto this month.

Food & Drink

M’eat Resto Butcher

Photo: Christopher Drost

M’eat Resto Butcher

Part butcher shop, part farm-to-table steakhouse, this Queen Street East spot provides the raw materials to make tasty grass-fed meals at home, as well as plated dishes for inspiration, like incredible yuzu-goosed rib-eye tataki.

Paramount Butcher Shop

Photo: Halal Food Enthusiasts

Paramount Butcher Shop

An extension of the popular Lebanese restaurant chain, this gourmet emporium has an expansive selection of halal meat, including premium dry-aged cuts, and fresh veal, lamb and goat.


Sanagan’s Meat Locker

Photo: Liam Sanagan

Sanagan’s Meat Locker

The Gerrard Street outpost of this Kensington Market staple boasts ethically produced meat from small Ontario farms, and grab-and-go picks like top-notch beef Wellington.



Photo: Philip Castleton

Street Sense

A kicky take on shopping locally, the overhauled Aldo boutique on Queen Street West features murals and sculptures that riff on nearby Instagram fave Graffiti Alley.



Photo: © Edward Burtynsky, 2017 (Lithium Mines #1, Salt Flats, Atacama Desert, Chile, 2017. Inkjet print, 58.5 x 78 inches, courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto)

Planet Earth

Part of the latest collaboration between photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, Anthropocene examines the massive changes humans have inflicted on the Earth. Both illuminating and sobering, this interactive, multimedia exhibition runs at the Art Gallery of Ontario through January 6, 2019.