It’s the final weekend of summer, and our city is ending the season on a high note! There are so many fun things to do in Toronto this weekend to help you make those lasting warm-weather memories.

Rock your t-shirt while you still can and be sure to hit up these iconic street festivals.

So, if you’re ready to dive into some late-summer fun, check out our picks of the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend.

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2023

This is the last weekend to experience the most highly-anticipated film festival 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.

Enjoy one final weekend of celebrity sightings and red-carpet glamour as this year’s most buzzworthy new films make their debut.

When: Until September 17th, 2023
WhereSee the full schedule here

Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival

Said to be the largest Ukrainian festival in North America, this annual event will take place in Bloor West Village this weekend.

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

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When: Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Where: 3302 Dufferin Street, North York, ON, M6A 2T6, 
Cost: Free

Roncesvalles Polish Festival

An annual celebration of culture, art, and music is returning to Roncesvalles this weekend, in tribute to the neighbourhood, its history, and the people who call it home.

This year, visitors can look forward to fan favourites like Polka and pierogi, local artists, musicians and, of course, food.

There will be countless vendors, exhibitors, buskers, and live performances at four separate stages. It’s going to be spectacular!

When: September 16th & 17th, 2023
Where: Roncesvalles Avenue

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When: Saturday, September 16, from 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, September 17, from 9 AM  to 3 PM
Where: 7920 Airport Road, Brampton

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The Toronto Waterfront Festival

The quack is back this weekend for our last hurrah of the summer on the water.

Toronto’s annual Waterfront Festival will have a special returning guest this year — the world’s largest rubber duck!

The duck will be stationed at 7 Queen’s Quay for all to enjoy, and the festival will feature all kinds of fun programming, activities, and entertainment.

When: September 16th & 17th, 2023
Where: 7 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto

Treasures Book Sale

Attention, bookworms! The annual Treasures Sale at the Toronto Reference Library is back 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 15th & 16th, 2023
Where: Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street

Asialicious Carnival

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

Notte Italiana at Eataly Toronto: End of Summer Experience

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

Brampton Fall Fair

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