With fall kicking off this Saturday, it’s time to officially say farewell to summer.
And there’s no better way to welcome a new season than by heading out into the city and checking out some of the awesome events and activities happening.
From Canada’s largest FREE book and magazine festival to a star-studded comedy festival, here are the top Toronto events of the week.
What: This month, guests will be able to e-commerce themselves and ‘step into’ UNIQLO’s newly launched app/mobile e-commerce site, preview the F/W18 collection and make on-site purchases via the Mobile Site. Giveaways will also be up for grabs at this pop-up shop.
When: September 19 to 22
Time: Hours TBA
Where: 451 King Street West
Price: Entry is free
What: Get ready to get your laugh on, JFL42 is coming to Toronto this month. Torontonians can look forward to an impressive lineup that includes late-night funnyman Seth Meyers, alongside hilarious stand-up king Hannibal Buress, and the ever-so-talented Wanda Sykes.
When: September 20 to 29
Time: Varies by day
Where: Various locations throughout the city
Price: Individual headliner tickets start at $32.50
What: Elevate TechFest is a week-long tech festival that will showcase the best of the Canadian innovation ecosystem and welcome the world to our city. The event features inspiring keynotes, topical content streams, experiential programming, and epic socials. Speakers include Al Gore, Whitney Wolfe Herd (Founder and CEO, Bumble), Sarah Friar (CFO, Square), Julie Rice, (Chief Brand Officer, WeWork), and many more.
When: September 21 to 27
Time: 9 am to 11 pm daily
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: $550 for full festival pass
What: While this one is a day-trip from Toronto, it’s well worth the drive. East Coast rocker Joel Plaskett and The Emergency headline the main stage on Friday followed by Canadian power-pop legends Sloan headlining Saturday, plus loads of supporting acts, beer (of course), food, and more
When: September 21 and 22
Time: 4 pm
Where: 10 Terry Fox Drive, Vankleek Hill
Price: From $32
What: Come and celebrate MOCA’s grand opening and enjoy free admission all weekend. Following the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday morning, guests can explore all five floors of the museum and meet the artists and learn about their work.
When: September 22 and 23
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: MOCA, 158 Sterling Rd.
Price: Admission is free
What: Participate in hundreds of author readings, discussions, and activities, and shop in a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. There’s plenty to see and do at Canada’s largest FREE book and magazine festival.
When: September 23
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: Free entry