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Monday, August 28, 2017

15 free things to do in Toronto this September

There's lots of ways to have fun without spending a cent in Toronto this September. There are street festivals, arts crawls and the always popular all-night party that's Nuit Blanche. 

Events you might want to check out:

Hard Twist Yarn (September 7 @ Gladstone Hotel)
Head up to the 3rd and 4th floor for the opening party of the Gladstone's cool show of textile-based art. Hard Twist 12 - Yarn challenges artists to spin a tale with thread, but without words.
Festival Street (September 7-10 @ King Street from Peter Street to University Avenue)
A weekend of free concerts, an epic rap battle, film screenings, food trucks, virtual reality and giveaways, all along the main drag surrounded by red carpets and theatres. 
Liberty Village Market (September 9 @ Toronto Art Crawl)
The 2nd annual Liberty Village Market features a day of artists, designers, artisans and a handful of other local businesses showing off their goods. There are 50 vendors altogether ranging from fashion, body care, fitness and home stuff.
Toronto Bicycle Music Festival Sunset Series (September 10 @ Trinity Bellwoods Park )
An annual series of outdoor, pedal-powered concerts in and between Toronto’s great parks. This festival harnesses the energy of its audience to pedal stationary bicycles that charge portable sound systems.
Fall Exhibitions Opening Party (September 13 @ Ryerson Image Centre)
Celebrate the opening of this exciting Photo Archives fall season including the new Farway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times.
Toronto Ukrainian Festival (September 15-17 @ Bloor West Village )
North American's largest Ukrainian Festival happens in our very own city with three days of entertainment, music, dancing, vendors, community awareness and of course, food. So much food. 
Island Vibes (September 16 @ Artscape Gibraltar Point)
Artscape Gibraltar Point is back and they're celebrating with a special dance party, open house and community celebration with DJs and a BBQ. Hurry before summer escapes once and for all.
Roncesvallles Polish Festival (September 16 @ Roncesvalles Ave)
Take a stroll down North America’s largest celebration of Polish culture featuring music, Polka dancing under the stars, entertainment, food vendors and 18 blocks of boutique shopping.
Onsite Gallery's Grand Opening and Street Party (September 16 @ 199 Richmond Street West)
Celebrate Canada's Indigenous art, culture, and music at the grand opening of OCAD U's Onsite Gallery with two must-see exhibitions and a street party featuring DJs and performers.
Bi Arts Festival (September 22 @ D-Beatstro)
Toronto's first-ever Bi Arts Festival is hosting a pop-up market featuring bisexual-identified artisans, makers and craftspeople. The one-night only event will also include zines and an art show.
Queen West Art Crawl (September 23 @ Trinity Bellwoods Park)
A weekend long festival of all types of art lined up in Trinity Bellwoods park. Grab a coffee and stroll along the many paths of work by a juried selection of Ontario artists and artisans.
Pedestrian Sunday September (September 24 @ Kensington Market)
A full day of car-free fun, music, food vendors, performances, shopping and all kinds of street side surprises. Take the afternoon and check out a dance party, a band, a food stand and more. 
Third Annual Canadian Ginger Walk (September 24 @ Trinity Bellwoods Park)
A walk to celebrate being ginger! The main goal is to gather the most gingers in one place in Canada, ever. But also to show support and have a good time.
Word on the Street Festival (September 24 @ Harbourfront Centre)
Check out hundreds of author readings, discussions, and activities, then browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. 
Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017 (September 30 - October 1 @ Multiple Venues)
The 12th edition of Toronto's free, city-wide sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art returns with installations and works transforming spaces all around us for one night only. 

by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO

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