Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean Torontonians have to go into full-on hibernation mode just yet. There’s plenty of can’t-miss events in the city for you to enjoy this month.

What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th than to enjoy our country’s iconic dish, poutine? Check out Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship on Oct. 14 at Yonge-Dundas Square. Admission is free – and, says the organizer, so is the poutine. More: Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship

Do you love art, pancakes, and, well, beverages? Now you can enjoy all three by checking out The Pancakes & Booze Art Show at the Opera House on Oct. 14. The unique event brings together more than 80 artists, free pancakes and, of course, adult beverages. More: The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Dine out for a worthy cause on Oct. 18. Seventy-five restaurants in 15 cities across Canada will participate in Restaurants for Change. In Toronto, eight restaurants have signed on to donate proceeds from their dinner service to support healthy food programs across the country. More: Restaurants for Change

Close off the month by checking out “the most prestigious ballet gala in the world!” The Canada All Star Ballet Gala 2017 will take place at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts on Oct. 28. You’ll see breathtaking performances by premier dancers from seven countries, including Russia, Italy and France, plus our own National Ballet of Canada. More: Canada All Star Ballet Gala 2017