Here comes another exciting week in our city. Summer may be on its way out, but outdoor festival season is far from over. We’ve pulled the very best things to do in Toronto this week to make sure you don’t miss the action.
From TIFF to outdoor fairs to epic book sales, there’s a little bit of everything to experience in our city.
So don’t wait — dive into this list of the best things to do in Toronto this week and have yourself a fantastic one.
It’s finally here! Award-winning actors and filmmakers are descending on our city for one of the most highly-anticipated film festivals of the year — the Toronto International Film Festival.
The 11-day festival is known as the world’s largest public film festival and is attended by Hollywood’s top talent every year.
Get ready for celebrity sightings and red-carpet glamour as this year’s most buzzworthy new films make their debut.
When: Until September 17th, 2023
Where: See the full schedule here
Said to be the largest Ukrainian festival in North America, this annual event will take place in Bloor West Village this week.
The neighbourhood-wide event will be a celebration of Ukrainian culture, heritage, and the community’s history in Canada.
It will feature a range of traditional performances, youth performers, live music, dance, food, and activities.
When: September 15th to 17th, 2023
Where: Bloor West Village
Danier is hosting the ultimate warehouse sale and it is better than ever! This is your chance is find your new favorite Fall/Winter leather piece at 50% – 70% off! Visit them at 3302 Dufferin Street, North York, ON, M6A 2T6, Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ✨🛍️
When: Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 3302 Dufferin Street, North York, ON, M6A 2T6,
Attention, bookworms! The annual Treasures Sale at the Toronto Reference Library returns this week and there are thousands of books up for grabs.
You can get incredible deals on thousands of first editions, rare, and collectible books for a few quarters — we’re talking $2 and up!
Shoppers are asked to bring their own bag and patience because lineups are pretty much guaranteed. This is Toronto’s best book sale of the year, after all.
When: September 14, 9:30 AM to 7 PM, September 15, 9 am to 7 pm & September 16, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
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An exciting and delicious Asialicious Carnival is taking place in Scarborough’s Woodside Square from September 15th to 17th.
This family-friendly event will showcase “diverse Asian culture and heritage through a variety of performances and ethnic foods,” the description says.
It’s the official kickoff to the Asialicious festival, a city-wide event where over 100 Asian restaurants introduce special menus with set price points starting at $10.
When: September 15th to 17th, 2023
Where: Woodside Square, 1571 Sandhurst Circle
The Jays face off against the Rangers this week at the newly-renovated Rogers Centre.
Cheer for the home team from the stands or scoop up a $20 general admission ticket to catch the action from one of the many new viewing and social zones within the arena, where you can grab elevated ballpark eats, do fun activities, and soak up the sun.
When: September 11th to 14th, 2023
Where: Rogers Centre
It’s time to say arrivederci to summer at Eataly, Toronto’s biggest and best destination for Italian cuisine.
The late-night bash is an all-you-can-enjoy extravaganza of authentic Italian eats, sips, and entertainment.
“Think: hand-crafted cocktails to toast goodbye to summer nights, a DJ that will have you dancing the night away, live caricatures to transport you to an evening in an Italian piazza, and more,” the description says.
We are definitely intrigued!
When: September 15th, 2023, 9 PM to 1 AM
Where: Eataly Toronto
And while you kiss summer goodbye, say an early hello to fall at this exciting fair.
Put on by the Region of Peel Agricultural Society, this classic fair will feature midway rides, delicious food, and a huge lineup of entertainment, workshops, and many fun things to see and do.
And if you have crafts to showcase, everyone is given an opportunity to do so at the event.
When: September 14th to 17th, 2023
Where: Brampton Fairgrounds, 12942 Heart Lake Road, Caledon
Don’t want to miss a thing? Then, you have to find a way to get to the Aerosmith farewell show in Toronto this week.
Featuring The Black Crowes, this show is the final hurrah for the iconic band we’ve rocked out to for decades.
When: September 12th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Country music darling Morgan Wallen will be gracing Budweiser Stage for two back-to-back shows this week.
Outdoor concert season will soon come to a close, and what better way to say farewell than with a Morgan Wallen show?
When: September 14th & 15th, 2023
Where: Budweiser Stage