Summer is nearing its end, and what better way to enjoy the last few days then by trying out and exploring some amazing things to do in the city of Toronto. With food events, comedy shows, and patios to enjoy, there’s never a dull moment!
We’ve got you covered this September 14 to 30:
You can enjoy watching The Second City Toronto do their thing once again, live and in-person. In an all-improvised show, their comedians are ready to show off some improv games to brand-new characters. Food and beverage service will be available, however with minimal contact. There will be strict social distancing protocols in place, a maximum of 50 patrons, spaced out tables, face coverings mandatory for entry, exit, and when moving throughout the building.
When: Thursdays at 8 pm, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 pm and 10 pm
Where: Mainstage – 51 Mercer St.reet
Tickets: Available here
The Toronto Zoo is hosting a marketplace every Saturday, supporting local businesses and artisans from the GTA until October. From 10 am to 2 pm, the zoo’s main parking lot will be hosting the event where the communities’ independent businesses, as well as local producers, artisans, processors and so much more, will be available for those who plan to attend.
When: Every Saturday until October 10
Where: Main Parking Lot – not inside the Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road.
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Discover delicious and exciting flavours with AsialiciousTO, bringing together over 100 Toronto restaurants showcasing Asian cuisine from now until October.
When: September 11 to October 11
Where: List of participating venues
The Leslieville Flea is back on September 19 where you can shop from a selection of handcrafted, vintage, and artisanal items. This time around, the market will be located at Stackt Market, where the health and safety of visitors and vendors we will be at high importance, as physical distancing measures, as well as masks and sanitizer, will be required.
When: September 19 – 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: 28 Bathurst Street
You can uncover the secrets of six mummified individuals from ancient Egypt in a new exhibition at the ROM. With the latest technology, you can explore how these people lived along the Nile and what happened to them after they died. From 900 BCE to CE 180, learn about the lives of a priest’s daughter, a temple singer, and a young child. Members will be able to get a first look before the public this weekend.
When: September 18 at 10 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday, September 19, from 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall – 100 Queen’s Park
Tickets: Tickets for members
A 10-week Filipino street food festival has been taking over Toronto and is running until mid-October, just in time for summer. Kanto Night 2020 is celebrated every Friday since August 14 and will be running right to October 16.
When: Every Friday night until October 16, 2020
Address: 2986 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Hours: 5 pm to 9 pm every Friday
Discover Toronto’s Distillery District on this walking tour. A guide will take you around the area, teaching you valuable history and anecdotes along the way. Health and safety measures are in place as face masks are required, hand sanitizers are available to travellers and staff, social distancing is enforced and contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons are available.
When: Anytime throughout the week at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm
Where: 30 Gristmill Lane
Tickets: Available for purchase here
The Fried Chicken Fest coming this month might make you forget about that. On September 19 to 20, the fest will be coming to Scarborough Town Centre, filling you up with delicious foods and music.
When: September 19 to 20 – 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: Scarborough Town Centre — 300 Borough Drive
Plant-based foodies have a reason to celebrate this week, as the highly anticipated Impossible Foods has finally launched in Canada. Since September 8, Toronto plant-based food lovers have had the chance to try out the Impossible Burger in different creations by local chefs.
When: Started on September 8.
Where: Various locations in Toronto
Located at Front & York Street, Clockwork Terrace’s summer-themed patio will have you craving bubbles to go with your Ceviche and oysters. Clockwork’s patio will be open until the end of September, weather permitting. Reservations are recommended, and we do recommend it.
Where: 100 Front Street W, Toronto
When: Noon until 9 pm, daily, and Weekend Brunch from 10 am until 2 pm.
This year, the Toronto International Film Festival is going to be much different than before. Although you won’t be able to catch celebs on the red carpet and see that Hollywood glam, you can still catch a flick at one of Toronto’s new drive-in theatres. Act fast before tickets sell out.
When: September 10 to 19
Where: Various locations