5 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, September 19
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Get rid of the Monday blues today, Toronto.
Check out what’s going on in and around Toronto today, and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!
One of Canada’s most prestigious lecture series welcomes an essential voice of our time to the stage. The 14th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecturer is celebrated award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein.
Where: Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor Street West
When: September 19 at 7:30 pm
The Polaris Music Prize annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. In attendance will be this year’s nominees: Andy Shauf, Basia Bulat, Black Mountain, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jessy Lanza, U.S. Girls and White Lung perform live (extremely limited tickets still available).
Where: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street
When: September 19 at 6 pm
What will be a magical event across Toronto this September, on the first day you join Parkette Poetfest you receive an empty poetry booklet and each day a new poem will be written for you, about you, with themes based on the name of the park or the neighbourhood.
Where: Sonya’s Parkette, Kensington Market
When: September 19 at 3 – 8 pm
Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard brings his folk rock tunes to Massey Hall tonight. The Grammy nominated artist is touring his second solo album Didn’t He Ramble.
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
When: September 19 at 6:30 pm
4th Annual James Gray Benefit Concert
In August 2013, the Toronto music community lost an immense talent. James Gray, ex-Blue Rodeo keyboardist, was a pillar of the Toronto music scene. Each year, the community gets together to raise funds for SHINE at the annual benefit concert.
Where: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West
When: September 19 at 9 pm