Sunday Monday! – so we better start planning your week.
We’ve combed through pages of concert listings, live performances and dance parties to bring you a curated shortlist of the coolest activities for all price-ranges and interests.
There’s something for everyone, so don’t hold back!
Promise Party at Cherry Beach
Cherry Beach is one of the most beautiful spots in the city, and tonight it’s home to a dance party that brings out Toronto’s coolest local DJs. Put on your flip flops and hop on the bus, because this is one outdoor dance party you need in your life. End the last long weekend of summer by dancing yourself silly in the sand.
When: September 5
Where: Cherry Beach at 275 Unwin Avenue
Kensington Market Block Party
If you’re looking to have fun while doing some good, look no further. Held at St. Stephens-in-the-Fields Church, this event features venders selling beautiful art, veggie burgers, and craft beer. Most importantly, however, all proceeds from items sold go to charity. Why go to any old bar when you can hang out with friends while helping your fellow humans instead? Entry is free.
When: September 7 @ 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: 103 Bellevue Avenue
Le Burger Week Toronto
Looking for an effective way to end up in a food coma? Well, Le Burger Week is back, and it wants to fill your belly with ground beef. Participating restaurants include Colette, The Burger’s Priest, and Bareburger, which will all be offering discounted burgers all week. Try them all, and then vote for the one you believe should reign supreme as Toronto’s ultimate burger. You have 48 more hours to get the goods.
When: September 1 to 7
Where: Participating Restaurants
Toronto International Film Festival
Film lovers rejoice! It’s time for movie buffs to take over Toronto for ten days with the Toronto International Film Festival. Whether you’re a cinephile or a rabid celebrity stalker, you’re sure to love TIFF. Known as the most important film festival for predicting Oscar winners, this year’s TIFF boasts films from such acclaimed directors as Oliver Stone and Damien Chazalle. There are still tickets available for many of the festival’s screenings, so why not comb through the schedule to see what jumps out at you? If you’re really fancy, why not attend the annual TIFF Soiree, a cocktail party at the Tiff Lightbox where none other than Michael Fassbender is the guest of honour. Tickets for this swanky party will set you back $300 to $750. Fear not, however, because tickets to the actual movie screenings are more affordable, costing $25 to $49 for adults.
When: September 8 to 18
Where: Various locations
Veg Food Fest at Harbourfront Centre
This celebration of vegetarian cooking is the largest of its kind in North America. Featuring famous chefs like TopChef Canada’s Mery Berg, and countless other venders, this event is sure to put a smile on the face of any herbivore. Go gorge yourself on gorgeous salads and juicy tofu dogs. Who says omnivores have all the fun?
When: September 9 to 11
Where: Harbourfront Centre
Toronto Urban Film Festival
Can’t afford to go to TIFF? Well, just head to the subway instead. TUFF, as it’s affectionately known, is North America’s largest subway film festival. The event reaches over 1 million commuters daily with the short films it shows on subway platform screens. All you have to do is purchase a token!
When: September 10 to 18
Where: Your local subway