Autumn has arrived! Pumpkin spice lattes are being featured prominently on cafe menus, leaves are changing colours and cascading from trees, bakeries are filling their windows with apple crumble and pumpkin pies, and sweaters and cardigans are making their return to people’s wardrobes. With this change of season comes a variety of new activities for you to do, and these last few days of September boast a bunch of fun events to take part in; here are our picks for the best things to do in Toronto this week!
Aaron Judge has 60 home runs on the season, 1 short of Roger Maris' American League single-season record, and is looking to break the record as the New York Yankees begin their three game series against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre!
Where: 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON, M5V 1J1.
When: 7:07 p.m.
Appreciate modern literature and celebrate their creators with the 43rd Edition of the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), Canada’s largest and longest-running festival of words and ideas! The festival has a variety of events recognizing local, national, and international authors and content!
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8.
When: September 22nd to October 2nd.
Light up the night in the distillery district at the Michelob ULTRA Night Run, a one-of-a-kind 5K/10K race! The route will take you south on Cherry Street to the shores of the lake for views of the city skyline before returning to the magical streets of the Distillery District for a post run party with live music and a complementary ice cold Michelob ULTRA! Registration closes September 27, so sign up today!
Where: Toronto Distillery District, 55 Mill St, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4.
When: Saturday, October 1st (registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on September 27th).
Over 30 seasons deep, The Simpsons is as popular as ever, so test your knowledge of the classics with Classic Simpsons Trivia at Sneaky Dees! Questions will cover seasons 1-10, so get your Mr. Plow jacket on (it looks like it might rain!) and make your way to College & Bathurst!
Where: Sneaky Dee's, 431 College St, Toronto, ON, M5T 1T1.
When: 5:30 p.m.
The longest-running Latin American film and media arts festival in Canada, aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival returns to Toronto! The festival has been running since 1995 and is designed to promote and celebrate Latin American cinema and media art, so check out some of the best art from Latin American creators!
Where: Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON, M5R 2S7.
When: Wednesday, September 28th to Friday, September 30th.
One of literature and cinema’s most iconic franchises of this millennium comes to life on stage! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tells the story of Harry’s son, Albus, befriending the son of Harry’s longtime rival, Draco Malfloy. The theatre has been transformed for a more immersive experience, so get your tickets today!
Where: CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1V8.
When: until March 19, 2023.
One of the most scenic locales in Toronto, the Distillery District is throwing a birthday bash for their 190th anniversary! Enjoy a complimentary cocktail, live entertainment, canapés and birthday cake, and a fabulous fireworks display to cap off the night!
Where: The Distillery Historic District (outside on Trinity Street), 9 Mill Street Toronto, ON, M5A 4R2.
When: 6:00 p.m.
PAR BAR, powered by TopGolf Swing Suite, combines an intimate lounge experience with an exciting virtual games venue! The suite features 2 semi private bays featuring oversized screens, so ring up your caddy and come drive the virtual fairways!
Where: Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St., Toronto, ON, M5G 2L2.
When: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Artists, designers, writers and other creators who are passionate about art, music, technology and the power of shared experiences present Psychedelics: The Experiential Exhibition! This event is a ground-breaking immersive art experience, inspired by the Psychedelic Renaissance that continues to change minds globally!
Where: 1573 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, M6P 1A6.
When: September 30th to October 30th.
An all-Canadian cultural event that reuniting locals through taste, sound, and education, Forever Fest is a fun-filled, 3-day event will highlight Canadian food, drinks, and music. All net proceeds go to a national charity, the Legacy of Hope Foundation, which addresses discrimination and racism against Indigenous children!
Where: Maple Leaf Forever Park, 62 Laing St, Toronto, ON, M4L 2N2.
When: Friday, September 30th at 4:30 p.m. to Sunday, October 2nd at 8:00 p.m.
Price: free! (Donations are encouraged, VIP tickets are $25 + tax)
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