We’re counting down the final days of summer! There are some incredible things to do in Toronto this week to help you savour these precious warm days.

From outdoor festivals to concerts and even some early Halloween fun, you’re bound to have a good time.

As promised, here are the 10 best things to do in Toronto this week.

Live it up, friends!


Another restaurant festival is in our city and this time, we’re celebrating Asian local businesses and cuisine.

AsialiciousTO is running for two weeks this September and over 100 restaurants are participating.

It’s a city-wide event where restaurants introduce special menus with set price points starting at $10.

The participating venues include “restaurants, fast food, bubble tea, cafes, bakeries, and food courts of different Asian cuisines in Toronto,” according to the event’s website.

When: Until October 1st, 2023
Where: See participating venues

ROM After Dark: Being and Belonging

The ROM’s monthly after-dark party will run this Friday and this event’s theme is all about “being and belonging.”

Get ready for a night full of thrilling entertainment, live music, food and drinks, special activations, and of course, museum access!

When: September 22nd, 2023
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum

Sponsored Pick: Toronto International Festival of Authors

This one is for the book nerds and literary lovers. The Toronto International Festival of Authors is coming this fall, and the lineup is looking unreal. From famed international authors like Margaret Atwood to local Canadian talent, there will be over 200 events and hundreds of authors and artists to see. We’re talking readings, stage performances, writing workshops, and even crafts and activities for kids. Spend a whole day, or cherry-pick which events you want to go to. Passes are now available, so snag yours quickly!

When: Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, October 1
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Cost: Single and multi-day passes available

Just For Laughs Toronto

Toronto will be a barrel of laughs this month as world-renowned comics bring the funny at 15 stages across the city.

Fans of The Office will get to enjoy an in-person show by Angela and Pam, along with other major headliners like Andrew Schulz, Leslie Jones, and Marlon Wayans.

There’s so much to see and so little time, so don’t miss out!

When: September 21st to 30th, 2023
WhereSee all performances

Just For Laughs Free Street Festival

End of summer blues got you down? This free festival will give you something to smile about.

As part of the Just For Laughs comedy festival, a free event featuring standup comedy, live music, and food trucks is coming to downtown Toronto.

Described as “totally accessible, totally free [and] totally hilarious,” the Just For Laughs street festival will feature 100,000 square feet of DJs and bands, as well as local and international comedians, food, and drinks.

When: September 22nd to 24th, 2023
Where: Front Street East & Berczy Park

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Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland

Spooky season is starting early at Canada’s Wonderland!

Starting this Friday, the park will transform into a haunted “scream park filled with Halloween attractions that offer unforgettable thrills and unspeakable horror,’ the description says.

Run from zombies, brave the haunted houses, and have a freakishly good time with your favourite skeleton crew.

And of course, enjoy some thrilling nighttime rollercoaster rides!

When: September 22nd to October 29th, 2023 (select nights)
Where: Canada’s Wonderland

ArtWalk in the Square

Support local and decorate your home while you’re at it at the annual ArtWalk in the Square.

Over 80 Canadian artists will display their paintings, sculptures, mixed media pieces, and photography at the event.

Whether you’re shopping for the perfect piece or simply can’t get enough art in your life, this event is a great way to spend an afternoon.

When: September 22nd to 24th, 2023
Where: CF Shops at Don Mills

WWF’s Race for Wildlife

Looking for something meaningful to do this week? Then, you can take part in the World Wildlife Fund’s Race for Wildlife!

This annual fundraising race can be done from anywhere in Canada, and there’s no fee to participate.

There are several races to choose from, each with different fundraising requirements.

Every dollar you raise and every step you take is a step forward for nature and wildlife!

When: September 22nd to 24th, 2023
Where: Anywhere in Canada

50 Cent: The Final Lap Tour

The one and only 50 Cent is hitting the stage at our waterfront amphitheater for a late-summer concert you don’t want to miss.

We’ve almost reached the end of open-air live music season here in our city, and this legendary show will be the perfect grand finale!

When: September 22nd, 2023
Where: Budweiser Stage

The Chicks World Tour 2023

Calling all travelin’ soldiers! The Chicks are descending on our city for an unforgettable show this week.

Prepare for the concert of a lifetime at the group hits the stage at Scotiabank Arena.

When: September 18th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena