Top 6 in the 6ix: Can't miss Toronto events, September 24 to 30

Sep 19 2018, 8:47 am

The start of the new season brings an incredible lineup of exciting events and activities happening around the city.

From Canada’s largest DIY pop-up market to a massive three-day Oktoberfest party, here are the hottest Toronto events of the week

Toronto Oktoberfest 2018

What: Don your finest lederhosen and dirndls under a massive Bavarian-style Festhalle tent in the Ontario Place parking lot. Modelled after the original Munich event, this volks fest, presented by ERDINGER, promises food, beer, a 20-piece brass band, and a fun fair!

When: September 27 to 29
Time: Thursday and Friday, 6 pm to 11:30 pm; Saturday, 12 pm to 4:30 pm; Sunday, 6 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Ontario Place East Parking Lot
Price: Online from $20.

Buffer Festival

What: Buffer Festival is an annual showcase of YouTube world premieres, bringing the most acclaimed digital creators and their audiences together. Held from Thursday, September 27 to Sunday, September 30, the festival includes a variety of programming, including a red carpet gala and premiere screenings, showcasing an array of YouTube’s highest quality content.

When: September 27 to 30
Time: 9 am to 9 pm
Where: St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St E, Toronto,
Price: Available online; individual screening tickets: $25

Etsy Made in Canada

What: The fifth annual flagship Etsy: Made in Canada show returns to Toronto this month, featuring a variety of handmade and vintage Canadian Etsy sellers.

When: September 29
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street
Price: Entrance is free


What: A two-day food festival aims to “put all foodies into a legit food coma,” when it pops up in Toronto’s west end this month. RELISH The Foodie Event is FREE to attend and will see a dozen food vendors congregate in the parking lot at Cloverdale Mall.

When: September 29 and 30
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall, Etobicoke
Price: Admission is free


What: Wanderlust is the Leslieville BIA’s signature event of the year. It’s a customer appreciation event that highlights the people, places and things unique only to Leslieville. Come and enjoy delicious food, live music, and art.

When: September 29
Time: 12 pm to 6 pm
Where:  Queen Street East between Vancouver and Booth Avenues
Price: Free to attend

Nuit Blanche Toronto

What: From sunset to sunrise on September 29, Nuit Blanche will be taking over the city. Every year, Nuit Blanche transforms the city into an elaborate pageantry of thought-provoking pieces, light installations, and wild colours. The event features hundreds of local, national and international artists presenting contemporary pieces.

When: September 29
Time: 7 pm to 7 am
Where: Locations throughout the city
Price: All events are free to check out

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