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5 things to do this weekend: Halloween tour, Oktoberfest, improv festival

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.

Oct. 12-14, 2012

For Families: Get ready for Halloween with a haunted walking tour of Exhibition Place – the hike is so scary, it’s not recommended for children under 10. Exhibition Place. Oct. 12. 7 p.m.  $20.  explace.on.ca 

For Visitors: First place is on the line for the Toronto Argonauts as they take on the Montreal Alouettes in CFL action at the Rogers Centre. (Regardless of what happens, the Als will stay in first place.) Oct. 14. 1 p.m.  $20-$95. argonauts.ca

For Singles:  Oktoberfest isn’t over yet – raise a stein with other beer-minded individuals as the celebrations continue with music, dancing, and yes, suds. Shops at Don Mills.  1090 Don Mills Rd. Oct. 13. 4 p.m. No admission fee, $7-$10 for food and drinks. shopsatdonmills.ca

For Charity: Lace up for an Ontario institution at the Run for the ROM. Runners and walkers (and donors) can raise money for the museum, including a new gallery, during the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Bay and Dundas streets. Oct. 14.  8 a.m. $35-$130 registration.  torontowaterfrontmarathon.com

For Kicks: Check out Second City alumni and former Saturday Night Live acts at the Big City Improv Festival. The inaugural event also includes homegrown talent Colin Mochrie and a tribute to Back to the Future. Comedy Bar. 945 Bloor St. W. Oct. 12-20. Various times. $10/show, $35/pass. bigcityimprovefestival.com

Stock your fall wardrobe with goodies from The Drake and make sure to drop by the Freecycle table – take or leave an item, at absolutely no cost. Food, drinks and vinyl are also on sale. The Drake Hotel. 1150 Queen St. W. Oct. 13. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. thedrakehotel.ca

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