5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, September 5

Sep 5 2019, 4:00 am

There’s no shortage of things to do in Toronto as we are already gearing up for the weekend. There’s no need to wait to have some fun though.

Get out and enjoy the city today, Thursday, September 5.

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TIFF’s 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 and onto Festival Street. Running from September 5 to 8, King Street West between Peter Street and University Avenue will transform into the festival’s massive block party that’s complete with activations, special performances, curb-side patios, and food trucks featuring mouthwatering cuisine from around the world.

When: September 5 to 8
Where: King Street from Peter Street to University Avenue
Admission: Free

Luke Bryan: Sunset Repeat Tour 2019

What: Luke Bryan is a two-time Academy of Country Music and a two-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, a five-time host of the ACM Awards, a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year and was named a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive years. He’ll be strumming some of his signature tunes at the Budweiser Stage amphitheatre today. A can’t miss event for Toronto country fans.

When: Thursday, September 5
Time: 7 pm
Where: Budweiser Stage, 909 Lake Shore Boulevard W
Admission: Tickets start at $136, available online

It’s Alive!!! Comedy Show

What: The It’s Alive!!! Comedy Show brings some of the best Canadian comedic talent to one place. Hosted by Patrick Fishman, see comics like Chris Robinson (Just for Laughs), Ana-Marija (Stojic Sirius XM Top Comic finalist 2017, Winnipeg Comedy festival Gala 2019, SLO Comedy Festival 2019), Keith Andrews (420 Comedy Festival, Comedy Brawl Semi-finalist), Courtney Gilmour (Just for Laughs), and more.

When: Thursday, September 5
Time: 9 pm to 11 pm
Where: 120 Diner, 120 Church Street
Admission: $10 online, $15 at the door

Toronto Fashion Week

What: The most fashionable week in Toronto returns for its fifth consecutive season. Toronto Fashion Week (TFW) will take over the lavish Yorkville neighbourhood from September 3 to 5, creating an immersive and experiential community of fashion, art, food and culture, with plenty of awesome events worth taking a peek.

When: Now until September 5
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: Ticket prices vary by event, and they can be purchased online now

Toronto Beaches Film Festival 2019

What: The Toronto Beaches Film Festival is a festival like no other. Now in its eighth year, the festival returns to offer a wide selection of movies related that follow a beach theme. From short films to documentaries, they offer interesting films about issues that matter to the Beaches community. This year’s themes include Surf’s Up Around The World and Our Actions Have Consequences.

When: September Now until September 6
Time: 7 pm
Where: 140 Wineva Avenue
Admission: $9 for single ticket, $15 for two, available online