Labour Day Monday events in Toronto 2013
Toronto events on September 2nd, 2013
MUSIC | Electric Island Summer Finale
After an amazing inaugural season, it's time for the final Electric Island of 2013! This day long event takes place on TO's Centre Island today, and saw successful concerts on Victoria Day, Canada Day, and Simcoe Day weekends, and yes, the fun continues today on Labour Day. Electric Island prides itself on delivering over eight hours of cutting edge electronic music from both local and international talent, while an appreciative audience dances, or chills out on their own blankets, chairs or whatever makes things comfy. The event is licensed, and word has it there will be some great food vendors. The music, however, is what this one's all about, and the will be coming to you from Tale Of Us, Joel Mull, Joy Mull, Joy Orbison, Chaim, Deadly Vanity, and more.
Centre Island (9 Queens Quay West) 1:30PM - 10:30PM $22.50 / $28.50 incl ferry
PARADE | Labour Day Parade
It's Labour Day! For most of us, this means a day off from work, or it's the ultimate signal the Summer is done. For those of you who like to wear white pants, today is your last sanctioned hurrah. However, once those initial associations wear off, we certainly recall that this holiday celebrates workers, and actually originated with an 1872 parade in support of striking Typographical Union workers here in TO. The annual Labour Day parade happens today, and begins at 8am on University Ave. between Richmond and Dundas Street, and ends at the CNE somewhere between 3pm and 5pm. You can watch and cheer the parade on, or march in it, and get in to the Ex for free.
Start: University Ave. between Richmond and Dundas Street 8AM
MUSIC | Mudhoney + Dirty Nil at Lee's Palace
Mudhoney hits To tonight for a show at Lee's Palace. Most music aficionados will agree that Mudhoney is one of the most important bands to emerge from Seattle's Grunge movement. There's no question that they fell short in the "ubiquity" department compared to Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice In Chains, but fans know that their sound was hugely influential on the movement as a whole. As a result, they are one of the few remaining bands from that scene and era with "cred", still following and developing their original vision, untainted by mainstream success. Their latest album (their first in 5 years), Vanishing Point was released earlier this year. The Dirty Nil gets the ball rolling tonight.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West) 8PM $23.50
ART | Public Art Tour at Evergreen Brick Works
An art tour at the Evergreen Brick Works is a great way to spend a few hours this afternoon. Environmentally minded art organization, No9, has put together this tour, and has a few representatives ready to give you the low-down on the various displays and installations set up at the Brickworks, and deets regarding the venue itself, which has strong ties to TO's cultural community. Today's art tour at Evergreen Brick Works has proven to be a great Holiday Monday activity in the recent past, so it definitely Consider checking out contemporary art in this unique space.
Evergreen Brick Works, Young Welcome Centre, Building 12 (550 Bayview Avenue) 1.20PM
Also Of Note
Photo of the Brick Works by Victor Shum