It’s the first weekend of Fall! Pumpkin Spice season is officially here, so get to the coffee shops and grab a delicious treat on your way to the pumpkin patch! Letting go of the seasonal stereotypes, there are so many great activities, festivals, and events to be a part of this Autumn, and it all starts this weekend! With comedy festivals, art crawls, massive summits, and much more, there is something for everyone to do this weekend; here are our picks for the best ways to spend it!
Check out the best Asian food that the city has to offer with AsialiciousTO! With Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Thai, and other countries being represented, participating restaurants are offering special menus at fixed prices that showcase the flavours and creativity of Asian cuisine!
Where: Over 80 vendors! Check out the full list here!
When: Until Sunday, September 25th.
We have to go back to the movies! The Eglinton Way BIA is hosting a classic movie for a classic cinema experience, as Back to the Future is showing this Friday night! Hop in your DeLorean and cruise on over, turn up Huey Lewis and the News, and party like it’s 1955!
Where: 125 Burnaby Blvd, Toronto, ON, M5N 1G5.
When: Friday, September 23rd at 8:00 p.m.
While the Toronto International Film Festival wrapped things up this past weekend, the Vaughan International Film Festival is hosting their Cinema Under the Stars! Shop local goods, enjoy live music, and celebrate international cinema on the lawn on a cozy Friday night! Market starts at 6:00pm, Live music starts at 7:00pm and Film starts at 8:30pm
Where: 80 Interchange Way, Vaughan
When: Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th at 8:30 p.m.
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is celebrating 100 years of music with their all-access open house this weekend! There will be activity stations, building tours, and a free concert featuring the entire symphony on a jam-packed day of events!
Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5
When: Saturday, September 24th at 10:00 a.m.
Get ready for one of the biggest networking events of the year! The Run The World Self Made Summit takes place this Saturday, and will feature celebrity speakers such as Michelle Williams and Deepti Vempati, breakfast, lunch, and snacks for guests, luxury swag bags, and much more to celebrate female empowerment in business!
Where: Square One Shopping Centre, 100 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON, L5B 2C9.
When: Saturday, September 24th at 9:00 a.m.
Catch one of the wackiest events in the world, as the Red Bull Flugtag comes to town this Saturday! Watch crafty engineers and fearless pilots attempt to fulfill their dream of flying; more often than not, they take a plunge into the waters below.
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON, M6K 3B9.
When: Saturday, September 24th at 9:00 a.m. at 11:00 a.m.
The Queen West Art Crawl returns to Trinity Bellwoods this weekend for a series of beautiful, multicultural art and live performances, aimed at benefitting Toronto residents and artists! They’re hosting the physical version of this crawl for the first time in three years, so go check it out and welcome them back!
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M6J 1G3.
When: Saturday, September 24th to Sunday, September 25th.
The Toronto Garlic Festival is making it’s return; this annual celebration of all things garlic aims to provide economic opportunities for Ontario farmers, chefs, and food producers! Taste delicious dishes made with Ontario garlic, and enjoy Ontario wine!
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St, Toronto, ON, M6G 4C7.
When: Sunday, September 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This author is a film buff, and is definitely gonna catch this showing of Wings at the Revue Cinema! This film won the very first Best Picture Oscar, and is considered by many to be a masterpiece of action, adventure, and heart; check out this 95 year old silent film and go back in a proverbial time machine!
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6R 2M9.
When: Sunday, September 25th at 4:00 p.m.
Want to be the first to know about the hottest events in Toronto? Get first access to exclusive offers, deals, and giveaways in #the6ix? Sign up for our exclusive VIP list today and you’ll get the first-class treatment that only our VIPs get!
Make sure to scroll down and sign up for our newsletter so you never miss a thing and are up to date with the latest and greatest things to do in Toronto!