18 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, September 30

Sep 28 2018, 8:12 pm

Well, Toronto, it’s the final day of September, but more importantly, of the weekend.

Be sure to take advantage of the weather and head out and check out some of the awesome events and festivals taking place throughout the city. Enjoy!

Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Exhibition

Time Capsule

Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Exhibition

What: Today is the final day to check out the Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Exhibition, a journey that revisits landmark innovations in technology and design through the history of the iconic fashion house. Travelling from 1854 to the present day, the journey is told using rare and celebrated objects selected from the Louis Vuitton archives.

When: On now until September 30
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Union Station, Sir John A. Macdonald Plaza, 65 Front Street West
Free admission

Buffer Festival

What: Buffer Festival is an annual showcase of YouTube world premieres, bringing the most acclaimed digital creators and their audiences together. 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: Now until September 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

San Rafael ’71

What: The San Rafael ’71 Experience features a modern take on a classic era with free live music, local artists, vintage arcade games and custom t-shirt screen printing. 

When: Now until September 30
Time: 2 pm to 10 pm
Where: 9 Ossington Avenue
Price: Entry is free


What: Award-winning dancer and choreographer Esie Mensah presents the world premiere of Shades at the Factory Theatre this week. Shades is a dance/theatre piece exploring issues between light and dark skin people within communities of colour, depicted through the lens of the black community.

When: Now until September 30
Time: 8 pm
 Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street
Price: From $35

The Disruptors by Samuel Adams

The Disruptors by Sam Adams

What: This pop-up shop features four innovative Canadian small businesses, each of which were hand-selected by the beer company for breaking the mould and carving new paths, just like Jim Koch did in 1984 when he created Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Retailers include Loch, Xpand Laces, Soft Focus, and 8.1.2.

When: Now until October 14
Time: Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 12 pm to 7 pm; Friday, 12 pm to 9 pm
324 Queen Street West
Price: Entry is free

Halloween Haunt

What: Canada’s Wonderland is transforming from theme park to scream park during its annual Halloween Haunt, which kicks off for its 14th season this Saturday. Experience the thrilling park rides, and then the chills of 20 terrifying haunted attractions and shows.

When: Select nights from now until October 31
Time: From 7 pm to midnight on select nights
Where: Canada’s Wonderland
Price: Tickets start at $32.99

CIBC Run for the Cure

What: The 5 km walk/run brings together thousands of Canadians in support of breast cancer research, health education, and advocacy programs. Money raised from the run goes directly to research and health services for the breast cancer community.

When: September 30
Time: 8 am to 11:30 am
Where: University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Price: Varies

Spiders: Fear & Fascination

What: This summer, the ROM welcomed a new exhibit, Spiders: Fear & Fascination and trust us, it’s definitely not for the faint of heart. The exhibit explores the hunting, burrowing, and weaving world of these eight-legged creatures and will feature more than 400 live and preserved spiders, cutting-edge interactive experiences, and new scientific discoveries.

When: Now until January 2019
Time: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Price: $32 for adults

Toronto Antique and Vintage Market/Toronto Vintage Clothing Show

Toronto Vintage Clothing Show/Facebook

What: Calling all vintage enthusiasts, Canada’s largest vintage event is happening in Toronto this weekend. The Toronto Antique and Vintage Market and the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show are taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Building in Exhibition Place, where you can shop from over 125 vendors selling everything from pristine swinging sixties clothing to vintage bridal wear. You’ll also find accessories, handbags, jewelry and designer vintage items.

When: September 30
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Exhibition Place – Queen Elizabeth Building, 180 Princes’ Boulevard
Price: $12 (entrance to both events)


What: This food festival aims to “put all foodies into a legit food coma,” when it pops up in Toronto’s west end this afternoon. 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 30
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall, Etobicoke
Price: Admission is free

Pedestrian Sundays September

What: Come and enjoy a full day of car-free fun, music, food vendors, performances, shopping and all kinds of street side surprises. Take the afternoon and check out a dance party, a band, a food stand and more.

When: September 30
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Kensington Market, Augusta south of College
Price: Free to attend

The Distillery District Sunday Market

What: Get your grocery shopping done at this outdoor market! Shop from cured meats, organic preserves, fresh flowers, artisan crafts, ready-to-eat treats and more. The best part about this market is all products are made within 100 miles of the Distiller District.

When: September 30
Time: 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: The Distillery District, 55 Mill Street
Free to attend

Kensington Market Art Fair

Kensington Market Art Fair

What: As part of Pedestrian Sunday, Kensington Market will also play host to an incredible, curated outdoor art fair focusing on original two and three-dimensional art.

When: September 30
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Kensington Market, Augusta south of College
Price: Free to attend

Free Ice Cream at Cauldron Ice Cream

What: In honour of the opening of Cauldron Ice Cream’s new location, the popular California-based chain of ice cream parlours is giving away FREE puffle cones to its first 100 customers this afternoon. There will also be some exclusive Cauldronmerchandise and some fun giveaways.

When: September 30
Time: 1 pm to 6 pm
Where: Cauldron Ice Cream, 502 Queen Street West
Price: Free

Toronto Pug Grumble

What: Bring your pugs to the Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods Park this Sunday for a Toronto Pug Grumble. Get ready for lots of snorting, rolling and grumbling.

When: September 30
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Dog Bowl, 790 Queen Street West
Price: Free

Nitro Circus: You Got This Tour

What: Nitro Circus: You Got This Tour will feature the best athletes in FMX, BMX, scooter and inline, including multiple X Games medalists and several Nitro World Games champions.

When: September 30
Time: Show begins at 6 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Price: From $67

FREE Wu-Tang Clan Concert

Never Jaded

Wu-Tang Clan/Facebook

What: Hip-hop enthusiasts can take a walk down memory lane because the legendary Wu-Tang Clan will be performing a free show in Toronto this Sunday as part of the Never Jaded entertainment and cultural programming.

When: September 30
Time: Doors open at 9 pm
Where: Rebel Nightclub, 11 Polson Street
Free of charge, register online

Slumber Party Stand Up Comedy

What: Slumber Party is a Sunday night late show featuring a group of smart, sweet, sassy, and saucy comedians ready to share some spirited silliness with Toronto.

When: September 30
Time: 11 pm to 12:30 am
Where: Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West
Price: $5

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