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The top 10 events in Toronto for September 2015

toronto events september 2015The top events in Toronto for September will give you one last chance to enjoy the summer before it all fades away. Whether you're looking to catch one last food festival before fall or want to take advantage of the warm weather by dancing in Downsview Park, it's a packed month in Toronto.

Here are my picks for the top events in Toronto this September.

Fan Expo (September 3-6)
This event will have the Metro Toronto Convention Centre filled with everyone from comic book nerds to cosplay queens. Fan expo enthusiasts know to expect a roster of activities, vendors and special guests. On this years list: Mike Tyson, Norman Reedus, Kate Mulgrew and more.

Hot and Spicy Food Fest (September 4-7)
If you're prone to dousing your food in Frank's Red Hot or Sriracha, this fest is probably right up your alley. Celebrating cuisine from around the globe, the festival focuses on hot, spicy and sustainable foods. Be sure to bring an extra bottle of water; your tongue will thank you.

Oddball Festival (September 6)
Funny or Die is bringing some of the worlds brightest comedic talent to the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on September 6th. Look forward to seeing Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Nick Kroll, and many more of your fave funny men and women crack jokes on stage.

TIFF (September 10-20)
The Toronto International Film Festival is back again this year and with it comes a long list of parties and film events. As per usual, the fest will feature everything from hard-hitting documentaries to the next big features. Check out the programme for 2015 here.

Veg Food Fest (September 11-13)
If your plant-based diet held you back from attending the many barbecue events this summer, now is your time to shine. 130 meat-free and dairy-free vendors will be serving up bites to eat at the Harbourfront Centre.

Taste of the Kingsway (September 11-13)
Each year, on the weekend after Labour Day, the Kingsway comes alive with midway rides, beer and wine gardens, live performance and samples upon samples of local food. The street festival will run from Prince Edward Dr. to Montgomery Rd.

Toronto Craft Beer Week (September 18-26)
Toronto Craft Beer Week hits the city just in time for the final week of summer. Celebrate the end of everyone's favourite season with hoppy beverages at participating locations across the GTA.

Riot Fest (September 19-20)
Riotfest's move to Downsview last year came with a big upgrade to the lineup, four times the stages and a second day, slowly edging closer to the monster size of US counterparts. Thanks to this year's apparent "heavier + hip-hop" mandate, they've convinced Alexisonfire to reunite, bringing along however many of the Wu-Tang Clan can get across the border, Rancid, and many more.

Toronto Ukrainian Fest (September 19-20)
This is North America's largest Ukranian street festival. It started as a small gathering in 1995, offering the chance to sample the best in Ukrainian food, music and dance, and now it draws in about 500,000 visitors. This year's festival runs from September 18th to 20th on Bloor St. W.

Polish Festival (September 19-20)
This is your chance to enjoy all of the pierogies you please without an ounce of guilt. The Roncesvalles hood is still a Polish enclave, and they know what's up when it comes to food and celebration. Enjoy the Polish folklore, polka bands, and other live performances and vendors on September 19th and 20th.

Contributions from Matthew Forsythe, Ben Johnson, and Liora Ipsum.

What did I miss? Let us know what us know what events you're most looking forward to this September in the comments.

by Alice Prendergast via blogTO

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