If you’re looking to integrate a little bit (or a lot!) of culture into your trip to Toronto, October is filled with plenty of great arts and culture festivals that will surely satisfy any creative souls. From writing festivals to ones dedicated to protecting the environment, there is something for every taste. Check out these three picks below and don’t forget to book your rental vehicle from us here at Zoom Rentals. We’re continently located near the airport and offer a wide variety of vehicle options, as well as affordable rates. Call us today! Art Toronto Canada’s international contemporary and modern art festival was founded in 2000 and takes place every year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Art Toronto’s programming includes a showcase of artwork from both Canadian and international galleries from Calgary to Dusseldorf, as well as lectures, panel discussions, and specially curated projects. One of the highlights this year includes “FOCUS: California,” which is a presentation of the artists and galleries that represent California in its many forms. Toronto International Festival of Authors Now in its 39th edition, Canada’s oldest and largest literature festival has a longstanding mission of connecting readers of every kind with leading international authors, with an emphasis on Canadian talent. The Toronto International Festival of Authors takes place annually every October, at Harbourfront Centre. This year, alongside author talks, children’s literature celebrations, and readings, new additions to the festival include a Young Writers Conference and the Poetry Slam Game Show. Planet In Focus This environmental film festival is in its 19th year of showcasing film that question, explore, and tells stories about our Earth. Planet In Focus uses film as a platform for public awareness and engagement on a variety of environmental issues. Some of the highlights this year include The Reluctant Radical, a documentary about Ken Ward, the activist and former campaigner for Greenpeace, and Beyond Climate, which focus on the environmental issues of the pacific coast — world-famous environmentalist David Suzuki will be in attendance, alongside film maker Ian Mauro.