September 3 - 13
CARIBBEANTALES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
If there's one art form that defines the city of Toronto, it's cinema; many Hollywood flicks are shot here and we're home to one of the world's top-ranked film festivals, along with many smaller ones.
September 4 - 14
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Various Theatre Locations
The Toronto International Film Festival is the leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September. TIFF programmers have earned a reputation for excellence, and a diverse array of films are shown: Hollywood galas, complete with red carpet glam- our; the best in international cinema, the latest homegrown comedies… and everything in between. The Toronto International Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. For ten days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media watch the best in new cinema from established masters and new talent. The Toronto International Film Festival presents one of the world's largest annual showcases of Canadian film with the Canada First!, Short Cuts Canada and Canadian Open Vault programmes.
TASTE OF KINGSWAY
Bloor Street (Prince Edward Drive to Montgomery Rd)
Discover international cuisines, quality entertainers, a fresh food market, and celebrity chefs at a culinary theatre - all conveniently located at Royal York Station on the subway line. I mean, who can drive on a full stomach? This annual fall festival, presented by the Kingsway BIA that runs along Bloor Street West between Prince Edward Drive and Montgomery Rd., isn't the same old food festival - this is a culinary experience! Two main stages at either ends of Bloor
Street feature continuous live entertainment from well-known artists, performers and musicians. Over 200 exhibitors will be participating in this year's event along with the ever
popular Scotiabank Dog Show, Rock Climbing Walls and Street Performers.
September 5 - 7
SOUTHSIDE SHUFFLE: BLUES + JAZZ FESTIVAL
Memorial Park-Port Credit
The Blues Pavilion plays host to a fantastic line-up of acoustic and electric musicians. A large grassy seating area directly in front of the ground level stage provides the perfect set- ting to relax and enjoy the music. The Food Court and Beer Garden located nearby ensure you are well-fed and refreshed for the day. As the gateway to the Festival, Mississippi Dave de Eyre Square welcomes visitors to the festival with an eclectic mix of acoustic and electric performers. Great sound, wide-open spaces and clear sightlines create a comfortable viewing area to stop and enjoy the music.
September 5 - 7
VEGETARIAN FOOD FESTIVAL
Regarded as the largest event of its kind in North America, the annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine.
September 5 - 7
CABBAGETOWN ART FESTIVAL
Cabbagetown District (bounded by Parliament, Wellesley, Gerrard and Yonge)
The Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale is held each year during the Cabbagetown Festival and Riverdale Farm Fall Festival. The sale takes place on the weekend after Labour Day and attracts over 20,000 visitors to Riverdale Park West, in the heart of Toronto's historic Cabbagetown.
JESUS IN THE CITY PARADE
It's a party in the streets as thousands join in this year's Jesus in the City Parade, meeting at Queen's Park, for a day of music, worship and celebration. With a colourful display of banners, floats, biblical costumes, gospel music and more, the event aims to spread a message of peace, love and joy through the downtown streets.
September 6 - 7
Riot Fest takes over Downsview Park for two days this September, showcasing top acts like the Billy Talent, The Cure, Rise Against, The Flaming Lips, City an Colour, Metric and dozens more. The festival celebrates punk, rock and alternative music and during the nine years that the festival has been in operation, organizers have focused on their mandate of putting music first.
September 7 25th Anniversary
Organic Advocates FEAST OF FIELDS
Cold Creek Conservation Area, King Twp.
A leisurely, sumptuous experience celebrating the sustainable growth, preparation & consumption of organic food. Feast of Fields will be an afternoon of indulgence, featuring abundant samples of local wines, craft beers and farm-fresh organic delicacies created by top Southern-Ontario chefs.
September 12 - 20
TORONTO BEER WEEK
The weeklong event features some of the city's experts in the industry. Attendees have the opportunity to visit top restaurants, bars, breweries, markets and more to learn and appreciate the amber brew. Participating venues include Mill St. Brew Pub, the Monarch Tavern, Beer Bistro, Bar Hop, The Painted Lady and more. The Homebrew Competition is back as well, and features the best in homemade beers.
September 12 - 14
BLOOR WEST VILLAGE TORONTO UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL
Bloor West Village
The Annual Toronto Ukrainian Festival in the Bloor West Village! The Toronto Ukrainian Festival is the largest Ukrainian street festival in North America showcasing the best of Ukrainian arts and culture. The Festival is free and provides an entertainment experience for the entire family.
September 13 - 14
RONCESVALLES POLISH FESTIVAL
Roncesvalles Avenue/Queen St. West
Czesc! North America's largest celebration of Polish culture in Toronto's best neighbourhood! Now entering its eighth year, the Festival adds an old-world charm to today's Roncesvalles Village, well-known as one of Toronto's most vibrant, diverse and creative communities.
September 18 - 27
Various Locations www.jfl42.com
Just For Laughs presents a new kind of interactive festival, JFL42. Over 10 days, there will be 42 ‘cool things' happening in the city, including art, comedy, music, dance, and more. One pass gives access to all 42 events, in a schedule decided by the audience. Smart phone users can select what they want to see and based on interest events can change locations or have an extra date added. This year's headliners are comedians Seth Meyers, Lena Dunham, Joe Rogan, Nick Offermen, Wanda Sykes and Amy Schuner. Each pass comes with four credits, which give access to the 42 shows. Use your smartphone to check in immediately before or after an event to earn back a credit and see even more events. Pass options include access to all three of the headliners, or to one headliner of your choosing.