Toronto, Thursday is finally here, which means we’re one day closer to the long weekend.
For those who can’t wait for the weekend to get out and have some fun, we recommend checking out these events happening in the city today.
What: Starting today, entertainment enthusiasts are invited to attend the city’s largest ‘house party’ where fan-favourite content will come to life. This five-day entertainment extravaganza will feature non-stop free activities including movie screenings, celebrity meet-and-greets, opportunities to rub elbows with current and former Blue Jays and Maple Leaf players and plenty of family-friendly activities.
When: August 30 to September 5
Time: Thursday, 10 am to 11 pm; Friday, 9 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm; Sunday and Monday, 10 am to 11 pm
Where: Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Blvd.
Price: Admission is free
What: New to the CNE this year is the Telus Asian Market, which is billed as a “bustling beehive of interactive experiences in a colourful and aromatic marketplace that will feature distinctive artisan creations, fabulous food, and engaging entertainment offerings.”
When: August 30 to September 3
Time: 10 am to 11 pm
Where: Exhibition Place, Princes’ Boulevard
Price: Free with CNE admission
What: Fandom at its best. From comics to sci-fi, horror and gaming, all under one massive roof. Guests this year include Jason Momoa (DC Justice League), Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future), Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Joe Keery (Stranger Things), Rob Schneider (Saturday Night Live), and more.
When: August 30 to September 2
Time: Thursday, 4 pm to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Monday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd.
Price: From $25
What: Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran is coming back to Toronto tonight as part of his first-ever North American stadium tour. Tonight’s performance marks the international superstar’s only Canadian date on the tour.
When: August 30
Time: Doors at 6 pm/Show at 7 pm
Where: Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way
Price: From $117
What: This evening, movie buffs can enjoy a free outdoor moving screening at Parkway Forest Park as part of Toronto Outdoor Picture Show’s Cinematic Cities programme. Tonight’s feature film is The Lunchbox and the short is Bacon & God’s Wrath and Milk.
When: August 30
Time: Roughly 9 pm
Where: Parkway Forest Park, 80 Parkway Forest Dr.
Price: Free to attend