Well, friends, the long weekend has officially come and gone. As usual, it feels like it was over before it even started. But, we’re opting out of the post-holiday scaries this time around. There are too many fun things to do in Toronto this week to feel anything but excited about the days to come, so let’s dive right in and enjoy every moment.

Here are 10 of the best things to do this week in Toronto to get your September off to a hot start.

Rolling Loud Toronto

Hip-hop fans, we’ve got major news. Rolling Loud is officially coming to Toronto this Friday. The world’s biggest hip-hop fest is coming to Toronto for the first time ever, featuring a stacked lineup of major headliners like Dave, Future, and WizKid.

Other big-name acts taking the stage include Lil Uzi Vert, Roddy Ricch, Migos, Nav, Lil Yachty, Pressa, Rae Sremmurd, and Roy Wood$.

Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: September 9—11, 2022

Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road The Final Tour

Elton John is finally making his way to Toronto for his farewell tour. Fans have been waiting months for King Elton to grace our stage, and this week, the highly-anticipated back-to-back shows will take place at the Rogers Centre.

Where: Rogers Centre
When: September 7 & 8, 2022

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2022

The most exciting time of the year in film is finally here, and some of the biggest players in Hollywood will be in the city for the world premieres of their highly-anticipated movies.

There are so many buzz-worthy films to seeTIFF-themed cocktails to sip on, celebrities to spot this year, and an entire outdoor street festival to immerse yourself in the movie magic this year.

WhereSee the full schedule
When: September 8-18, 2022

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Luxury Clothing Warehouse Sale

Ready to do some serious shopping? A luxury designer warehouse sale is coming to Toronto this week and over $5 million worth of clothes, accessories, coats, and shoes are up for grabs.

The four-day sale will be held at The International Centre in Mississauga and will have markdowns of 50% to 70% off. Items for men, women, and kids will be available at the event, as well as purses, jewelry, watches, and fragrances, all from top luxury brands.

Where: The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga
When: Sept 8 & 9, 2022, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

TIFF: Festival Street

TIFF is welcoming movie-goers, stars, and industry members back to the city this September, including its vibrant Festival Street. Festival Street will occupy a large stretch of King Street outside of the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre, from Peter Street to University Avenue.

The family-friendly street festival will be celebrating all things film and will feature “live performances, partner activations, and outdoor screenings,” according to a press release from TIFF.

When: September 8-11, 2022
Where: King St West, Peter St to University Ave

Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light

Travel back in time and experience Egypt more than 3,000 years ago at this new immersive exhibit in Toronto. Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light welcomes all to explore the wonders of ancient Egyptian history and to hear the story of King Tut’s passage into the afterlife.

When: Until October 30, 2022
Where: 1 Yonge St – Lighthouse ArtSpace Toronto

Mac and Cheese Festival

Can you think of anything more comforting than a giant plate of gooey mac and cheese? We dare you to try. This Friday, Toronto’s getting an entire mac and cheese festival and you’ll want to wear your eating pants for this one.

The festival will be held at Street Eats Market and if you were at last year’s event, you can expect many of the same creative and delicious takes on this mouthwatering dish.

Where: Street Eats Market x STC
When: September 9-11, 2022


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Le Burger Week

Hope you’re hungry, Toronto! In support of locally-owned businesses, this delicious city-wide festival challenges Canadian establishments to go head to head in a battle of the buns all in hopes of winning best burger in town.

It’s honestly delicious and this year, even those who are vegan can also get involved because (while it’s not a requirement) the folks behind the event have tasked participants to make plant-based eats.

When: Thursday, September, 1-14, 2022
Where: See participating venues

The World of Barbie

If “Barbie Girl” by Aqua was, or still is, your theme song, there’s an immersive experience just for you. A 30,00 square foot, life-sized display called The World of Barbie is now open in the GTA, and here’s a sneak peek inside!

Visitors can walk through Barbie’s neighbourhood streets, step into a Barbie dreamhouse, sit inside a Barbie camper van and explore interactive rooms inspired by some of Barbie’s careers as a scientist, music producer, astronaut, and more.

Where: Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga
When: Book your visit here

The FRIENDS Experience

The Friends experience that has popped up in cities around the U.S. has finally opened in Toronto! The event has every element that would make any Friends superfan go crazy, including set recreations and original props and costumes.

You’ll get to dance in front of the fountain, step into the show and explore 12 rooms of set recreations, pose on the couch, take photos to your heart’s content, shop for exclusive merch, and more. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect!

Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (across from the LEGO store)
WhenReserve your spot