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

Sep 8 2018, 2:48 am

Happy Sunday, Toronto!

There are still plenty of awesome events and activities to enjoy in and around the city today, so get outside and enjoy the warm weather.

TIFF Festival Street

streetcar diversions


What: For the fifth 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: Now until September 9
Time: 12 pm to 12 am
Where: King Street West between Peter Street and University Avenue
Price: Admission is free

Veg Food Fest

What: Taking place at the Harbourfront Centre, this festival promises more than 150 vendors dealing in all sorts of meatless eats and ethical goods, plus 40+ hours of presentations, workshops, speakers, and music curated by Toronto Downtown Jazz.

When: Now until September 9
Time: Hours vary by day
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & BBQ Festival

What: Now in its 20th year, this three-day outdoor music festival will be celebrating incredible Blues performers. There will be free admission to the vendor village, food court, and south stages 1 and 2.

When: Now until September 9
Time: Varies by day
Where: Port Credit Memorial Park, 20 Lakeshore Road East
Price: Admission is free

Taste of the Kingsway

taste of the kingsway

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What: Toronto’s Taste of the Kingsway street festival returns for three days of outdoor eating and entertainment this September.

When: Now until September 9
Time: Hours vary by day
Where: Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive to Montgomery Road
Price: Free to attend

Eating Animals

What: This documentary based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by Natalie Portman traces the history of food production and the steep costs of factory farming.

When: Now until September 13
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Price: Tickets are $11.50

Toronto International Film Festival

What: The 43rd-annual Toronto International Film Festival descends on Toronto this weekend. The 10-day festival, which kicked off on Thursday, September 6, features moving, influential and star power-packed films from both home and abroad.

When: Now until September 16
Time: Screenings and event times vary by day
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: Varies by screening

The Art of Banksy



What: A new massive exhibit curated by Steve Lazarides, Banksy’s former manager, is open in Toronto displaying the largest collection of the artist’s works. According to organizers, with over $35 million in art, this is the largest Banksy exhibit ever assembled.

When: Now until September 16
Time: 9 am to 9 pm
Where: 213 Sterling Road, Toronto
Price: Tickets start at $35

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

Waterfront Artisan Market

What: Back for its third year, the Waterfront Artisan Market features 50 bakers, chefs, and artisans hawking summery street foods and locally-made products. The market runs every Saturday and Sunday.

When: September 9
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West
Price: Admission is free

Cabbagetown Festival

Cabbagetown Festival

What: This family-friendly affair will feature loads of things for the kids to do, live music and entertainment, food, made in Canada merchandise, a Kids Zone, and plenty of fun events and activities.

When: September 9
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Carlton and Parliament Streets
Price: Entry is free

Toronto Bicycle Music Festival

What: The annual Toronto Bicycle Music Festival returns this weekend, featuring an outdoor pedal-powered concert between The Bentway and Humber Bay Park West.

When: September 9
Time: 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: Humber Bay Park West, 2225 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Price: Free

Magical Wizards Festival

What: The Waterloo Central Railway in St. Jacobs is hosting the Magical Wizards Festival this month with a Harry Potter inspired train ride, and it’s only a quick 1.5-hour drive from Toronto. Harry Potter fans will get the chance to ride on a 94-year-old steam engine for a 2-hour interactive experience where you will become a part of the story.

When: September 9
Time: Various times throughout the day
St. Jacobs Museum Station, 50 Isabella St. St. Jacobs Ont.
Tickets: Available online starting at $14.99

In Time

Hyghly Alleyne the weeknd photo exhibit

Photo courtesy of Hyghly Alleyne

What: Toronto filmmaker and photographer Hyghly Alleyne is hosting a photo exhibit on Ossington this weekend. Up to 70 photos, multi-media, and video content will be on display, capturing the onstage and offstage antics, friends, and family of the XO Crew, the creative team behind The Weeknd brand.

When: September 9
Time: 3 pm to 7 pm

Where: 146 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Price: No cover

Outlaw Music Festival

What: Some of country music’s biggest stars are taking over Budweiser Stage this Sunday, including the one and only Willie Nelson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sturgill Simpson, and Terra Lightfoot.

When: September 9
Time: 3:30 pm
Where: Budweiser Stage, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Price: From $33

Burgers + Beers 3.0

What: Burgers and beers, what more could one want? This Sunday, end summer by enjoying delicious burgers and cold brews from Eastbound Brewing Co. at The Junction.  This is a 19+ and cash only event.

When: September 9
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: The Junction, 86 Miller Street
Price: $ 4 beers

Exhibition Game: The Sandlot

The Royal Cinema

What: Left Field Brewery is taking over The Royal Cinema this summer to present one of the most timeless baseball movies of all time, The Sandlot. Prior to the screening, Pitch Talks presents a Blue Jays Panel featuring beat writers, Laura Armstrong, Kaitlyn McGrath and Keegan Matheson, hosted by Ashley Docking.

When: September 9
Time: 7 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street
Price: $13.19

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