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15 things to do in Toronto this week

Electric Island makes its grand return to an actual island this week in Toronto. It's been a rocky summer for the electronic music festival, but they've survived and will cap summer off with two days at Hanlan's. There's also FanExpo, RibFest and some big ticket concerts.

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    • August 28
      The British electronic wonder brings his latest album and a full band to Toronto for a two-night trip. Be prepared to be transported around the globe with a show of sound and lights.
      The Danforth Music Hall
    • August 29
      A solo set by Born Ruffians' singer and guitarist Luke Lalonde helps close the 2017 Open Roof Fest season. Then it's a screening of Sundowners, which he also acts in.
    • August 29
      John Mayer brings his Search For Everything World Tour under the stars for a night of summer time pop and rock to make you swoon.
      Budweiser Stage
    • August 31 - September 3
      Celebrating all things fandom from comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, sci-fi and fantasy to cosplay, horror, to gaming, toys, movies, and television. So many costumes, celebrities, and geeks in one place!
      Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    • August 31
      Summer winds down with the Southern rock sounds of the Zac Brown Band.
      Budweiser Stage
    • September 1-4
      The massive Ribfest returns for the second year with an endless walkway of rib vendors. There'll also be music and entertainment stages.
      Downsview Park
    • September 1-4
      This waterside festival showcases Canadian celebrity chefs, a curated food market of food to challenge your tolerance levels, a cooking competition and lots of blues bands.
      Harbourfront Centre
    • September 1-4
      The annual Buskerfest is a weekend of comedy, spontaneity and a dash of the unbelievable with clowns, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, daredevils and more. A donation to epilepsy gets you in the park.
      Woodbine Park
    • September 2
      Catch our very own unbeaten international rugby team in their second playoff game of the season as they tackle the UK's Whitehaven RLFC.
      Lamport Stadium
    • September 2-3
      This is a food fest that promotes Filipino cuisine and culinary heritage through food vendors, demonstrations, and sampling.
      Wychwood Barns Community Association
    • September 2
      Head to the waterside park to cap off the Active Ontario fest at 11 p.m. with a drone light show in the sky. 30 drones, each with their own LED colours, fly and dance overhead for this unique light show.
      Ontario Place
    • September 3-4
      Electric Island finally heads back to the Island for their final weekend of the summer. Major international DJs fill the stages each day with sounds and lights on the easy breezy grass of the island.
      Hanlan's Point Stadium
    • September 3
      Beam Me Up sojourns to the lakeside, for a day disco soiree. Let residents The Patchouli Bros and Cyclist take you from sunshine to moonlight, with a waterfront soundtrack of underrated and obscure disco.
    • September 3
      Joey Jeremiah, and Stacey Mistysyn will be in attendance at this screening of the 25th anniversary of one of the most watched Canadian TV movies of all time. Be sure to get tickets in advance.
      The Royal Cinema
    • September 3
      The British new wave rockers have been pushing electronic music to its limits since the early 1980's and continue to pack stadiums with their massive sound and light show.
      Air Canada Centre
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