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35 things to do in Toronto this weekend

Weekend events in Toronto are are about the glitz and glam as TIFF kicks off with screenings, parties, celebs and a big street festival along King Street West. Shawn Mendes is here to perform and there's a new food and music festival from chef Matty Matheson.

  • Top Picks
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • September 5-8
      The TIFF festivities are on and this big street festival is once again spanning part of King Street West for four days of food, movies, music and activities.
      King Street West
    • September 5-15
      The stars are out for TIFF with red carpets lining theatres around the city with screenings, programming and a big street festival.
      TIFF Bell Lightbox
    • September 6
      Hometown hero Shawn Mendes is here for a sold-out show at the Rogers Centre. Even if you're not going, you're definitely going to hear about it.
      Rogers Centre
    • September 7
      Toronto's celebrity chef is throwing a big birthday festival with performances by Wu-Tang Clan and a seriously stacked lineup of food vendors.
      RBC Echo Beach
    • September 8
      Everything 80s and 90s is on at this big car show featuring some of the most iconic vehicles in pop culture, plus old school games and food trucks.
      Ontario Place
  • Events you might want to check out
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    About the Event
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    • September 6-8
      Larger-than-life dragons are taking over Nathan Phillips Square during this exhibition of Chinese culture with music performances, art and food.
      Nathan Phillips Square
    • September 6-8
      Riverdale Park West is being filled with the works of over 180 artists during this huge art walk with photography, paintings, sculpture, crafts and more.
      Cabbagetown Art & Crafts
    • September 6-20
      How well do you know Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Friends and Fresh Prince? Test your knowledge at this escape room and crack the code to win.
      Trivia Escape Rooms
    • September 7
      Over 100 vendors are setting up shop during this community arts and music festival with live music, activities and workshops hosted by local artists.
      Danforth Avenue at Woodbine
    • September 7
      The vibrant St. James Town community is ready to celebrate its local flavour with a day of food, performances, games, arts and crafts.
      St. James Town
    • September 7
      The dogs are being let out during this big doggy festival with a day of fun that includes human food, shopping, entertainment and more.
      Liberty Village Presentation Center
    • September 7
      The best of Leslieville is coming out for this annual neighbourhood festival with a day of local music, food, drinks and an art walk.
      Greenwood Park
    • September 7-8
      All of Cabbagetown is coming out for this huge neighbourhood festival that showcases local vendors, artists, performers, food and drink.
      Cabbagetown
  • Food & Drink
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  • Music
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    About the Event
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  • Film
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    About the Event
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    • September 4-20
      Over 20 films are screening at this annual festival that tells the story of the region and its people, plus talks and special programming.
      The Royal Cinema
    • September 5-6
      With the theme "Our Actions Have Consequences," this year's BFF takes a look at films that explore activism, clean beaches and extreme adventures.
      Beach United
    • September 6
      All the fast-paced, star-studded action of this instalment of Fast and Furious is happening on the big screen as part of its directors series.
      Ontario Place
    • September 7
      On the 20th anniversary of the death of Tupac, this film tells the story of his life, work and enduring legacy, plus a special live poetry performance.
      Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
  • Parties
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • September 6
      French house and disco is at the centre of this late night party with drinks and dancing, Go-Go garçons and cheap cover.
    • September 7
      Sweet dreams of rhythm and motion are on at this Electric Circus-style party that picks out the best electro and house dance music from the decade.
    • September 7
      Summerdaze comes to an end for the season with a final night of local and international DJs spinning electro and house.
      54 Fraser Ave
  • Markets and pop-ups
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  • Ongoing events
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Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez


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