Can't miss Toronto events of the week: September 23 to 29

Sep 20 2019, 4:23 pm

Welcome to your new week, Toronto.

It’s the first week of fall and your first chance to make the most out of the season. Don’t spend your days indoors upset that you have to wear long trousers again, grab a sweater and head out to any one of these great events going down on September 23 to 29.

6 Degrees Toronto

What: An event that takes place around the world, 6 Degrees Toronto brings together the brightest minds and the boldest methods. Join thinkers, doers, executives, artists, politicians, and civil society leaders in coming together and talk about what is really happening in the world. Presented by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, the immersive annual three-day Toronto event anchors a series of one-day pop-up events across Canada and around the world.

When: September 23 to 25
Time: Monday, 2:30 to 4:30 pm; Tuesday, 9 am to 9 pm; Wednesday, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W
Admission: Tickets start at $150, available online

Mac DeMarco at RBC Echo Beach

What: Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mac DeMarco is performing this fall at RBC Echo Beach. Come see the man who defined slacker rock or as he once called it “jizz jazz.” The event is general admission only.

When: Tuesday, September 24
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Where: RBC Echo Beach, 909 Lake Shore Blvd W
Admission: $69, available online

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

Elevate Toronto Festival

What: Elevate Toronto is a multi-day tech festival that will showcase the best of the Canadian innovation ecosystem and welcome the world to our city. The event features inspiring keynotes, topical content streams, experiential programming, and epic socials. Speakers include Michelle Obama, Chris Hadfield, Martha Stewart, Akon, and more.

When: Now until September 26
Time: 6 pm to 11 pm
Various venues throughout the city
Price: From $525 for full festival pass


What: The highly Instagrammable and groundbreaking 29Rooms is making its way to Toronto this fall. Brought to you by the makers behind Refinery29, 29Rooms is an immersive collaboration between visionaries and brands in the fields of art, activism, style, and technology to bring you 29 experiences under one roof.

When: September 26 to October 6
Exhibition Place (Queen Elizabeth Building), 100 Princes’ Blvd.
Price: Tickets are available online for $34 to $49

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