12 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, September 22

Sep 20 2019, 10:20 am

There might only be one day left in the weekend, but that’s still one more day to fill with events.

Get outside and enjoy this beautiful city of ours today, Sunday, September 22.

The Band’s Visit

What: Mirvish brings the Canadian premier of The Band’s Visit, described as a beautiful and poignant story that explores the unspoken longing and connection we strive to share with each other, even as we reach across the cultural and national divides that may separates us.

When: Now until October 20
Time: Varies per performance
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street
Admission: Starts at $49 and available online

Cirque du Soleil’s ALEGRIA

What: Iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic power struggle of old meets new is reinterpreted for today’s cultural pulse. Led by an intangible wind of change, an emerging movement strives to shake the established order, instilling hope and renewal to bring light to a world in perfect harmony. Alegría energizes the audience with a joyful spirit for a brighter and more inspiring tomorrow.

When: Now until November 24
Time: Varies per performance
Where: Under the Big Top, Ontario Place
Admission: Starts at $70 and available online


What: ONGAKU is a three-day festival and cultural exchange celebrating some of Japan and Canada’s most exciting voices in contemporary and experimental music. The event will be a combination of local artists and visiting guests, bringing unique sounds musical performances, and workshops to Toronto. Enjoy the last day, today!

When: Sunday, September 22
Where: 918 Bathurst St.
Admission: Single Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Student/Seniors; Festival Pass: $50 General Admission, $35 Students/Seniors

2167 – Indigenous Storytelling in VR

What: As part of TIFF’s sesquicentennial initiative “Canada on Screen”, Indigenous filmmakers and artists were commissioned to create virtual reality projects envisioning Indigenous life 150 years in the future. Explore an Anishinabe legend, traditional Indigenous rituals, and even a post-war future.

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 6 pm
Where: 350 King Street W.
Admission: Free, register online

Forty Creek Whisky Weekend

What: Whisky Weekend is Forty Creek’s annual celebration of all things Canadian and more importantly all things Forty Creek. Each September, Forty Creek opens the doors of its distillery to offer our fans unprecedented behind-the-scenes access. With tours, tastings, seminars and more, Whisky Weekend is a fully immersive experience.

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 297 S Service Rd, Grimsby
Price: $10, available online

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. It’s basically the cutest thing going on in the city this weekend.

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods Park
Admission: Free

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Back To School Market

What: There’s no better way to say bye to summer, and hello autumn than a Sunday at the Trinity Bellwoods Flea. Head inside the renovated Great Hall Toronto through the side Entrance, for a day of local goods, sweet treats, delicious local eats and plenty of good vibes. Kids and four-legged friends welcome.

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W
Admission: Free

Cloud Atlas at Cinesphere

What: The Cinesphere never disappoints when it offers some of the most fun and visually stunning movies on its IMAX screen. This Sunday, the TO landmark is showing the dramatic thriller Cloud Atlas. In this movie, starring Tom Hanks, mystery, action, and enduring love thread through a single story that unfolds in multiple timelines over the span of 500 years.

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: Cinesphere, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
Admission: $15, available online

Murder at the ROM

What: A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, all connected to secrets in the collections. Work in teams of two to six people and follow the clues through the museum, collecting pieces of information while piecing together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you must crack a cryptic code left in the curator’s appointment book to solve the mystery. After solving the crime, you’re free to explore the museum!

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 1 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park
Admission: $44.99, available online

Live Music Flow with Angela Yazbek

What: This is a very different type of yoga. Get grounded, root down, and rise up with a class that will challenge your body while you listen to the sweet sounds of award-winning local trio MCubed. All experience levels are welcome.

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Afterglow Studio, 2034 Queen St E
Admission: $25, available online

Cheech & Chong: O Cannabis Tour

What: After over 40 years of comedy, this duo is still smoking going strong. Watch the original kings of stoner comedy come together to perform the classic comedy routines and songs on their Canada only tour.

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 8 pm
Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Admission: Tickets start at $55, available online

Telling the Story of Medieval Africa: Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time

What: Hear from the curator of the groundbreaking exhibition Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time. Dr. Kathleen Bickford Berzock from Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art will introduce the exhibition, revealing a surprising view of the Middle Ages from the vantage point of western Africa.

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 2 pm
Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive
Admission: $20, available online

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