15 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, September 9

Sep 8 2017, 3:19 am

Happy Saturday, Toronto!

The mild weather continues and the sun will shine, so take advantage of the end of summer with these events in the city today.

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La Société & Guerlain Toronto Fashion Week/ TIFF Touch-Ups

What: With Toronto Fashion Week and TIFF in full swing, La Société and Guerlain are teaming up to host a street side activation and perfect mid-day pick-me-up, offering complimentary Parisian treats and makeup touch-ups to anyone passing by.

Where: 131 Bloor Street West
When: September 9, 11 pm to 2 am

The Bill Murray Day Fan Art Show

What: Back in 2014, to promote the world premiere of his film St. Vincent, TIFF declared September 5th Bill Murray Day here in Toronto. Little did they know that this event would inspire a Fan Art Show several years later. Come and honour how awesome this comic legend is by checking out the Officially Unofficial Fan Art Show dedicated to Bill Murray.

Where: #Hashtag Gallery, 830 Dundas Street West
When: Now until September 10

TIFF Festival Street

What: This popular four-day festival will literally be shutting down King Street with fun and family-friendly activities, food trucks, free concerts and screenings, exciting VR experiences, and much more.

Where: Peter Street to University Avenue on King Street West
When: Now until September 10

Toronto International Film Festival

What: There’s no better way to say goodbye to summer than with the city’s biggest film festival! Whether you go celeb-spotting or check out the free exhibits on King Street, there’s something for everyone at TIFF.

Where: Various venues throughout the city
When: Now until September 17

Montecito TIFF 2017

What: Famed Hollywood director Ivan Reitman’s Californian-inspired restaurant is steps away from the TIFF Bell Lightbox, making it easy for stars to head over after a premiere or press conference. Montecito is the official Hospitality partner of the festival and is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and do some celebrity spotting during TIFF.

Where: 299 Adelaide Street West
When: Now until September 17

Vegetarian Food Festival

What: Calling all vegan foodies: For one weekend only, Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre will transform into a vegetarian paradise. Local and international chefs will delight your taste buds with a lot of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
When: September 9 to 10

Taste of the Kingsway

What: Taste of the Kingsway delivers fun for the whole family with three action-packed stages featuring tribute bands: Wham, Rat Pack, Eagles, Journey, AC/DC and U2.  Come and check out the classic car show, Footloose Dancewear’s community dance stage, as well as the ice cream and pizza eating contests, and the ever-popular Scotiabank Dog Show.

Where: Kingsway, 3029 Bloor Street West
 September 9, 11 am to 10 pm

Cabbage Town Arts & Crafts

What: This arts and crafts show features works from 180 Ontario and Quebec artists and happens at the same time as Cabbagetown Festival and Riverdale Farm Fall Festival.

Where: Riverdale Park, 550 Broadview Avenue
When: September 9 to 10

Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & BBQ Festival

What: Now in its 19th year, this three-day outdoor music festival will be celebrating Canada and Ontario’s 150th anniversaries with 100% Canadian acts featuring the best of Canadian Blues. There will be free admission to the vendor village, food court, and south stages 1 and 2.

Where: Port Credit Memorial Park, 20 Lakeshore Road East
When: September 9, 11:30 am to 11:30 pm\

Junction Farmers Market

What: Come and enjoy artisanal goods from a variety of local farmers, wineries, and food vendors. If you’re passionate about local, sustainably produced fresh foods, this is a market you won’t want to miss.

Where: Junction Train Platform,  2960 Dundas Street West
When: September 9, 9 am to 1 pm

The Weeknd and French Montana

What: If you saw The Weeknd concert back in the spring, you’ll know that the homegrown hip-hop artist’s shows are definitely something to text home about.

Where: Air Canada Centre
When: September 9, 7:30 pm

Queens of the Stone Age and Royal Blood

What: Fresh off the recent release of their latest album, “Villains,” The Queens of the Stone Age will hit Toronto to liven up your Saturday night.

Where: Budweiser Stage
When: September 9, 8 pm

Global Food Festival

What: Food trucks, musicians, and five outdoor stages are on the bill at this full day, family-friendly event happening in North York this September.

Where: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street
When: September 9, 11 am to 10 pm

Cabbagetown Festival

What: This family-friendly affair will feature loads of things for the kids to do, live music and entertainment, food, made in Canada merchandise, a Kids Zone, and plenty of fun events and activities.

Where: Carlton and Parliament Streets
When: September 9, 11 am to 10 pm

 Canadian Pet Expo

What: Animal lovers are invited to check out the Canadian Pet Expo this weekend, where they can enjoy Canada’s largest cat show, celebrity pet meet and greets, learn about different animal charities and of course, the pet fashion show. The best part is, guests are allowed to bring their own pets!

Where: International Centre, 6900 Airport Road
When: September 9 to 10

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