13 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, September 4

Sep 2 2017, 2:29 am

It’s supposed to be hot and sunny for this beautiful Labour Day Monday. So enjoy your long weekend, head outside, put on that sunscreen, and check out these events all over your city!

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What: No summer in Toronto is complete without a visit to the EX! Check out the incredible food, catch a show, and try your hand at winning some ridiculously large prizes. AND today is the last day!!

Where: Canadian National Exhibition, 210 Princes’ Boulevard
When: September 4

YYZ Live

What: To celebrate Canada 150, Pearson International is hosting 150 free live music performances all summer long. If you’re at the airport or just looking to enjoy some incredible music, visit the YYZ Live stage in Terminal 1, International Arrivals, or the YYZ Live acoustic stage on the Terminal Link train platform.

Where: Pearson International Airport
When: Now until September 15

Downsview Park Ribfest

What: Downsview Park Ribfest is back and better than ever! The popular Ribfest event returns for its 2nd edition and will feature rides, attractions, music and live entertainment and of course, great food. Admission is $5 for everyone 13 and over and free for little ones.

Where: Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue
When: September 4, 4 to 7 pm


What: The Toronto International Buskerfest for Epilepsy Awareness is hitting the beach this year and will be taking place at Woodbine Park.  This year you can expect a beer garden, car show, and plenty of exciting surprises.

Where: Woodbine Park, Coxwell Ave at Lakeshore Boulevard
When: September 4

Active Ontario Festival

What: This long weekend, come and celebrate Active Living in Ontario. Participate in a team sport like soccer or volleyball, go rock climbing,  learn to dance at one of the festival workshops and much more. Admission is free, so come and celebrate being active this weekend.

Where: Ontario Place
When: September 4

Hispanic Fiesta

What: Hispanic Fiesta a four-day celebration filled with the splendid sounds, tempting treats and colorful culture that Hispanic heritage is famous for. Featuring 300 local, national and International Hispanic performers from over 20 different Spanish speaking countries.

Where: Mel Lastman Square
When: September 4, 3 to 8:30 pm

Canada’s Largest Ribfest

What: If you didn’t enjoy enough BBQ this summer, head to Canada’s largest Ribfest this long weekend to get your BBQ fix. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Burlington, all proceeds from the event go to support local charities.

Where: Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Road
When: September 4, 11 am to 7 pm

Artfest Ontario

What: Artfest Toronto showcases the work of local artists and artisans, with painting, photography, sculptures, fine crafts and more. Peruse the art and pick up a piece or two, and enjoy the live music on the Distillery District stage.

Where: Distillery District
When: September 4, 11 am to 6 pm

Le Burger Week Toronto

What: Kick off the month by enjoying a week totally dedicated to burgers! At least 10 Toronto restaurants will be participating in Le Burger Week – each of which will be “called upon to create a unique burger; reflective of their overall concept and cuisine. These participating restaurants then offer a special “burger price”, where burger aficionados are encouraged to come eat and vote on the website.

Where: Restaurants across Toronto
When: Now until September 7

Canadian International Air Show

What: Presented by the CNE, the Canadian International Air Show is the largest and longest running aviation display in North America.

Where: Off the Canadian National Exhibition grounds over Lake Ontario
When: September 4

Electric Island

What: Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to get down to the sounds of Toronto’s biggest electronic DJs. This Labour Day weekend wraps up this summer’s run of Electric Island and there will be two back-to-back parties.

Where: Hanlan’s Point, Toronto Island
When: September 4

Brewer’s Backyard: Lester P. Beerson Day

What: The Brewer’s Backyard is a fun afternoon soiree that gives you a chance to learn about, try and meet the people behind the best beer Ontario has to offer, in the casual and relaxed setting of historic Evergreen Brick Works.

Where: Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Avenue
When: September 4, 11 am to 5 pm

Hot & Spicy Food Festival

What: Savour the flavour of the south! Come and enjoy this free food festival that features Southern BBQs, brass bands, and much more.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
When: September 4 to 7

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