Things To Do in Toronto this Weekend (September 9th - September 11th)

One of the pros to the Labour Day week is the sweet four-day work week, however, it can be a double-edged sword; all those tasks that needed to be done on Monday are condensed into the remaining four days of the week, leading to a stressful sprint to get everything done. When the weekend hits, it’s time to relax after all that hard work, and here are some great things to do to unwind and make the most out of your Saturday and Sunday!

Asialicious Carnival

Get ready for a weekend of delicious, authentic cuisine and heritage honouring performances! The third instalment of the Asialicious Carnival has something for everybody and is full of food and fun highlighting the beauty of Asian culture!

Where: Woodside Square, 1571 Sandhurst Cir, Scarborough, ON, M1V 1V2.

When: Friday, September 9th at 5 p.m. to Sunday, September 11th at 6 p.m.

Price: $-$$.

Click here to see participating vendors and more information!

Taste of the Kingsway

Etobicoke’s largest street festival returns after a 2-year hiatus! With 3 stages featuring performances from local talent, diverse culinary offerings, and meet and greets with former Toronto Maple Leafs, the Taste of the Kingsway should be on your itinerary this weekend!

Where: Kingsway Business Improvement Area, 3029 Bloor St W, Etobicoke, ON, M8X 1C5.

When: Friday, September 9th to Sunday, September 11th.

Price: $-$$.
Click here for the schedule and more information!

Toronto Defiant Summer Showdown

Canada’s first-ever Overwatch League tournament is being held by Defiant Toronto this coming weekend in the old Maple Leaf Gardens! Watch some of the world’s premier eSports athletes compete for over $200,000 in prize money!

Where: Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1J2.

When: Thursday, September 8th to Sunday, September 11th.

Price: $$-$$$.

Click here for tickets and more information! 

Portugalo - Portuguese Heritage Fest

Celebrate nearly 900 years of history this Saturday! Portugalo will feature numerous food vendors, international artists, and a unique Libson-style marriage ceremony where three couples will be married in one ceremony!

Where: Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON, L5B 3C1.

When: Saturday, September 10th from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Price: $-$$.

Click here for the schedule and for more information!

Toronto Art Crawl: The Urban Exhibit

Toronto’s largest single-day outdoor art exhibit is back for their 6th instalment, and admission is free! The Urban Exhibit features over 100 Toronto artists and artisans, and will feature food vendors and DJ Kid Artik to keep you dancing and dining!

Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON, M5V 3K9.

When: Saturday, September 10th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Price: $.

Click here for free tickets and more information! 

Hard Feelings: Mental Health Pop-Up Market

To commemorate their fifth birthday, Hard Feelings is hosting a pop-up market in the south-west corner of the beautiful Christie Pits park! This non-profit organization aims to reduce the stigma and encourage conversation regarding mental health, and will feature artists with themes of mental health in their pieces!

Where: Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, M6G 3K4.

When: Saturday, September 10th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Price: $.

Click here for more information!

Greenwood Stakes

Watch beautiful thoroughbreds race and enjoy a taste of the high life! The Greenwood Stakes features a trackside festival with the Style Stakes fashion runway, sets from Nikolina and DJ Dijon, and woodfire pizzas served up by The Parlour!

Where: Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd, Etobicoke, ON, M9W 5L2.

When: Saturday, September 10th at 12 p.m.

Price: $$-$$$.

Click here for tickets and for more information! 

OCAD Artist Alley

The art of OCAD students will be on display this weekend, with a variety of different disciplines and mediums by emerging artists on display! Admission is free, and there will be a variety of goods for sale such as stickers, patches, art prints, and more!

Where: 100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON, M5T 2W7.

When: Saturday, September 10th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, September 11th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Price: $.

Click here for more information!

Good Friends Market

Make good friends and buy great goods at the Good Friends Market! Head on down to Queen and Shaw this weekend for a selection of one of a kind clothing, beautiful jewellery, and delicacies made by local businesses!

Where: 952 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, 1G8.

When: Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Price: $-$$.

Click here for more information!

Dragon Boat Challenge, Presented by Tim Hortons

For over 25 years, Dragon Boat racers have come to Toronto for a weekend of exhilarating racing and physical spectacles. Presented by Tim Hortons, this weekend will be no different as teams will compete in one of the largest events of the season.

Where: Marilyn Bell Park, 1095 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON, M6K 2R5.

When: Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th.

Price: $$$.

Click here to register and for more information!

Yorkville Run

Where: 61 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON, M5R 1H4.

When: Sunday, September 11th at 9 a.m.

Price: $$$.

Constantine enterprises presents the 13th installment of the Yorkville Run, a 5K marathon with 1000 runners in support of over 30 Toronto charities! Do good for your community and do good for your body, as the run aims to raise $1 million this year!

Click here to register and for more information!

Toronto Artisan Market

Enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon while supporting the economic development of our vibrant city! The Toronto Artisan Market has a huge variety of handmade goods and is a champion of inclusivity through partnerships with BIPOC, LGTBQ+, and Inidgenous talent!

Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M6J 1G3.

When: Sunday, September 11th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Price: $-$$.

Click here for more information!

Toronto Dog Swim

Image courtesy of the City of Toronto.

Celebrate the last day of Toronto's outdoor pool season with your pup! Dogs are encouraged to take a dip for a few hours as their owners watch on lovingly. This is sure to be one of the cutest events of the summer!

Where: Riverdale Park East Outdoor Pool, 550 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON, M4K 2N6.

When: Sunday, September 11th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Price: $.

Click here for more information!

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