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12 things to do in Toronto this week

Things to do this week in Toronto include lots of LOL'ing as the JFL24 comedy festival arrives in the city. There's also some great concerts, a massive vintage sportswear warehouse sale, and soup festival. 

  • Events you might want to check out
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • September 18
      Minutes after the annual Polaris Music Prize is announced, the after party starts at the Drake. Celebrate your favourite music of the year, winners, losers and Polaris people with DJ Trevor Risk..
      The Drake Hotel
    • September 18
      Weyes Blood opens for the infamous Father John Misty and his folk strummings at this intimate show. Nab yourself a ticket somewhere on the internet if you can.
    • September 19
      Art Battle returns to the city after holding the Canada National Championships in July. Join the fun all over again as painters have 20 minutes to take their canvases from blank to beautiful, the audience votes to pick the winner.
      The Great Hall Toronto
    • September 20-24
      Celebrate the best in Palestinian films inside the Lightbox and catch some Canadian premieres you won't see anywhere else.
      TIFF
    • September 21-30
      Toronto's mega comedy festival returns with headliners like Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Ali Wong, Janeane Garofalo and Tom Segura. There's also comedy happening in pretty much every club in the city.
      Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
    • September 22-24
      Re-live your fav tunes of the 00s without having to download them on Napster. Dwayne Gretsky play all the hits for two nights so you can go back for more.
      The Opera House
    • September 22-24
      Toronto's first-ever three-day celebration of bisexual arts and culture includes a pop-up market, a photography show, readings, comedy shows, and a film showcase.
      Toronto
    • September 23-24
      Take a stroll through Bellwoods as it's transformed into a great big outdoor art gallery for the weekend. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. check out art of all kinds, food trucks, a beer garden, and entertainment in the park.
      Trinity Bellwoods Park
    • September 24
      Toronto's first vintage streetwear flea market features over 25 local and international vendors with a massive selection of handpicked garments catering to 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s street and sports wear styles.
      Deadstock Depot Flea Market
    • September 24
      Take in hundreds of author readings, discussions, and activities, then browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. 
      Harbourfront Centre
    • September 24
      Soup season has arrived whether you like it or not. Sip, slurp and savour culinary soup sensations from Toronto chefs, restaurants, and caterers from noon to 4 p.m.
      Artscape Wychwood Barns
    • September 24
      Manifesto's monthly High Power dance party raises the roof this month and heads outside with resident DJs Nino Brown, Dre Ngozi and friends. It starts at 1 p.m. until the sun goes down.
    Lead photo by

    Netflix/Ali Wong

Lead photo by

Netflix/Ali Wong


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