It’s hard to believe that another summer in Toronto is already coming to an end.
But rather than getting into full force fall mode, we highly recommend embracing what days of summer we have left. And there’s no better way to do that than checking out one of this week’s biggest events.
From food and drink festivals to Canada’s largest and longest-running aviation display, these are the top Toronto events happening around the city this week.
What: As if you needed another excuse to raise a glass in Toronto this summer, CRAFT Beer Market is set to host its first annual Caskapalooza event this August. Entry to this beer-lovers’ event is $10, 100% of which will benefit Dixon Hall Music School. Meanwhile, cask tasters will sell for $2 per fill and feature a selection of 20 unique casks from local breweries.
When: August 29
Time: 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market, 1 Adelaide Street East, Toronto
What: Fandom at its best. From comics to sci-fi, horror and gaming, all under one massive roof. Guests this year include Jason Momoa (DC Justice League), Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Joe Keery (Stranger Things), Rob Schneider (Saturday Night Live), and more.
When: August 30 to September 2
Time: Thursday, 4 pm to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Monday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd.
Price: From $25
What: Taking place at Woodbine Park over the Labour Day weekend, BuskerFest is teaming up with Mac & Cheese Fest to serve up “top dishes from renowned chefs alongside non-stop, action-packed, entertainment.”
When: August 31 to September 3, 2018
Time: Friday, 12 pm to 11 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 11 pm; Sunday,11 am to 10 pm; Monday, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: Suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family
What: Hogtown is going hog wild. The Toronto Rib, Bacon and BBQ Festival is taking over Downsview Park over Labour Day weekend and is promising a massive Ribfest bolstered by the addition of vendors specializing in bacon and barbecue as well.
When: August 31 to September 3
Time: Friday, 4 pm to 11 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 11 pm; Monday, 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Road, North York
Price: General admission is $5. Kids under 12 are Free
What: Whether you’re watching from your condo, the CNE or along the Harbour Front, there’s no better way to end summer than by watching the Canadian International Air Show. It’s not only Canada’s largest and longest-running aviation display but its easily the most popular way to enjoy the Labour Day weekend in the city. The CIAS is best viewed at the southwest waterfront grounds of the CNE, south of the bandshell.
When: September 1 to 3
Tim: 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: Over Lake Ontario
Price: Free with CNE admission
What: This year, Le Burger Week has gone national will be taking place across six provinces. In Toronto, there will be nine participating restaurants competing for the title of their city’s best burger, including Holy Chuck, Zeal Burgers, The Broadview Hotel, Allstar W&R Restaurants to name a few.
When: September 1 to 7
Time: Hours vary by location
Where: Restaurants throughout the city
Price: Varies by location