5 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, September 19

Sep 16 2016, 11:51 pm

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!

Naomi Klein at 6 Degrees

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

Polaris Music Prize Gala

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

Parkette Poetfest

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

Glen Hansard

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


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