9 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, September 8

Sep 6 2019, 4:30 am

It’s the last day of the weekend, so make it epic. Whether you’re looking for something funny, something retro, or just something low-key (hello, farmers’ market) we’ve got you covered with these great events.

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Toronto East Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show

What: The Record Vault and G&G Electronics presents the Toronto East (Scarborough) Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show. Browse through countless stacks of new and used vinyl. While also stocking up on the essentials when it comes to audio equipment, books, all music-related art, and collectibles as well.

When: Sunday, September 8
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Heron Park Community Centre, 292 Manse Road
Tickets: $5

Walking On Bombshells

What: Spend a night laughing at a Toronto institution, as Second City closes out their act Walking On Bombshells. Don’t miss this revue from the social soothsayers of The Second City that will leave you questioning everything, especially where you sit on public transportation. Talking about everything from toxic masculinity to turtle murder, this rated R event is for adults only.

When: On now till September 11
Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: Second City, 51 Mercer St
Tickets: $25 for general admission, $45 for front row, available online

OBLIVION II – 80s & 90s Car & Culture Show

What: Come peep at some of the greatest generation of classic and collector cars at a retro event that celebrates autos made from 1980-1999. Organizers ask you to dig up your best 80s and 90s clothing and check out some of the coolest rides from the era. Food trucks will be on-site, plus enjoy the candy, the clothing, the collectibles, and play the video games you loved on big screens.

When: Sunday, September 8
Time: 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
Tickets: Spectator tickets are $5

The Distillery District Sunday Market

What: If you’re looking to splurge on some tasty treats, hit up this market happening every Sunday until the end of September. Vendors selling cured meats, organic preserves, ready-to-eat treats, and handmade gourmet chocolates are just some of the things you can feast on. And of course, you’ll be able to shop for all sorts of artisan crafts.

When: Every Sunday through September 29
Time: 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Distillery District
Price: Free admission

Summer Music in the Garden

What: The Summer Music in the Garden concert series will kick off in honour of the Toronto Music Garden’s 20th anniversary, and will feature 18 free concerts of classical, traditional and world music that will feature the Music Garden’s “theme song,” Bach’s Suite no. 1 in G Major for solo cello.

When: Thursdays and Sundays through September 15
Time: Thursdays, 7 pm; Sundays, 4 pm
Where: 479 Queens Quay West
Price: Free to attend

TIFF Festival Street

What: For the sixth year in a row, the excitement and fun of the Toronto International Film Festival will pour out from the theatres onto Festival Street. Look forward to free movie screenings, musical performances, food and drinks, photo opportunities, and more.

When: Sunday, September 8
Time: 12 pm to 12 am
Where: King Street West between Peter Street and University Avenue
Price: Admission is free

Toronto Dragon Festival

What: The massive celebration of Chinese culture, food, music, arts, and more returns to the city for another year of exciting performances and displays. Get out there and see incredible acrobatic performances, dazzling traditional displays, and sample incredible bites from across the city. Hosted by the Consulate for the People’s Republic of China in Toronto.

When: Sunday, September 8
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street W
Admission: Free!

Taste of the Kingsway

What: Toronto’s Taste of the Kingsway street festival returns for three days of outdoor eating and entertainment this September. Ride everything the carnival has to offer, eat all the great food, and enjoy games at the midway as this stretch of Bloor Street shuts down for the weekend.

When: Sunday, September 8
Time: Friday, 6 pm to 10 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 10 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive to Montgomery Road
Price: Free to attend

Veg Food Fest

What: Local and international chefs will delight your taste buds with all the vegetarian and vegan dishes you didn’t know you were missing in your life. Put on by the Toronto Vegetarian Association, meet over 160 vendors, see more than 40 hours of presentations and workshops with engaging speakers, and listen to music curated by Toronto Downtown Jazz. Organizers say this is North America’s largest vegetarian festival and it is completely free.

When: Sunday, September 8
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: Free admission