13 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, September 23

Sep 22 2017, 3:43 am

Brace yourself, Toronto. Summer has arrived.

It’s going to feel like 38°C in Toronto today, so be sure to head outside, enjoy the weather, and check out what’s happening in the city!

Toronto Beer Week

What: 30+ events are planned in part of this collective series of events showcasing local beers, brewers, and bars.

Where: Bars and breweries across Toronto
When: Now until September 23

Toronto Palestine Film Festival

What: Come and celebrate the 10th The Toronto Palestine Film Festival this month. The TPFF is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Palestinian cinema, music, cuisine and art to GTA audiences

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
When: Now until September 24, 5 pm to 10 pm


What: JFL42 features 10 days of shows from some of the world’s greatest, cutting-edge comedians. Choose your headliner(s) and then spend the rest of the festival checking out the 42 other hilarious acts.

Where: Various venues throughout the city
When: Now until September 30

MEC’s Think Outside Summit and Outdoorpreneur Awards

What: This weekend, come and check out some incredibly talented millennials as they turn their outdoor business ideas into action plans. Over 50 participants will do learning sessions, pitch to a panel to win funding for their idea and participate in outdoor activities like SUP paddle boarding and acrobatic yoga.

Where: Ontario Place
When: September 23 to 24

Chef’s Harvest Garden Party

What: Top chefs from across Toronto are getting together for an epic tapas party this weekend. Taking place in the lush, 14,000 square foot gardens at Thistletown Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke, The Chef’s Harvest Garden Party aims to raise funds towards a food-focused student trip to Spain.

Where: Thistletown Collegiate Institute, 20 Fordwich Crescent
When: September 23, 12 pm to 4 pm

Movies in the Square

What: The Friends of Sorauren Park have planned another season of outdoor movies and special events this summer. The family event takes place on the fourth Saturday of every month and will be wrapping up on the 23rd. The closing weekend will feature an end-of-summer celebration of community, culture, and Canada in your favourite park.

Where: Sorauren Avenue Park, 289 Sorauren Ave
When:  September 23, 4 pm

People’s Pint Small Batch Beer Festival

What: 20+ small batch beers get together for this festival featuring unique brews like Roasted Sweet Potato Belgian Blonde, Salted Caramel Stout, and Lavender and Apricot Saison. Also look forward to beer-friendly foods from the kitchen at 3030.

Where: 3030 Dundas Street West
When: September 23, 3 pm to 8 pm

Etsy Made in Canada

What: The fourth annual flagship Etsy: Made in Canada show, co-hosted by the Toronto Etsy Street Team and 416Hustler, this event will feature a variety of handmade and vintage Canadian Etsy sellers.

Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street
When: September 23, 10 am to 6 pm

Toronto Taco Takeover

What: Things are about to get spicy! From tacos to tequila, party with food and drink at the hottest fiesta of the year. Pair refreshing cocktails and beer with original Mexican recipes from the best local chefs.

Where: Venue to be announced soon
When: September 23, 4 pm

Butter Tart Taste-Off

What: Road trip alert! The Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Taste-Off will see an entire warehouse-sized building filled with butter tarts this September as competitors vie for the honour of best butter tart flavours in various categories.

Where: Peterborough Farmers’ Market, 136 Lansdowne Street
When: September 23, 9 am to 1 pm

Queen West Art Crawl

What: The Queen West Art Crawl (QWAC) is a charitable organization that features a weekend-long festival of creativity and community. It’s designed to celebrate and promote the art, culture, and diversity of Queen West in Toronto.

Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park
When: September 23 at 11 am to 6 pm

Dwayne 2000: Dwayne Gretzky Does The 00s

What: Toronto’s favourite super-band (loosely named after a hockey legend), will be performing all of the biggest 2000 hits at the Opera House for two nights this month.

Where: The Opera House, 735 Queen Street East
When: September 23 at 9 pm

Invictus Games

What: The 2017 Invictus Games will be taking over Toronto this month and while most major sporting events are ticketed, there are plenty of free events as well. Free sports include archery, wheelchair tennis, cycling, golf, and the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.

Where: Venues throughout the city
When: Now until September 30

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