There's no denying the biggest event in Toronto this month is TIFF. An endless frenzy of stars, a major street festival and of course all the flicks have the city under its spell for 10 days. But this month also gives us Nuit Blanche, the highly-anticipated Edit Festival, the much-hyped Invictus Games and plenty of concerts and free events.Events you might want to check out:
TIFF (September 7-17 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox)
The return of the country's largest film festival has reached a fever pitch. The city feels electric with an endless list of world premieres, celebrities and parties.
Elevate Toronto (September 12-14 @ Multiple Venues)
This three-day tech festival will show off some of the country's best innovators with panels, presentations and a big street party on King West.
Toronto Beer Week (September 15-23 @ Multiple Venues)
A collective series of 100-plus events over nine days at venues across the city. Last year's festival featured over 60 different participating bars, pubs and restaurants hosting different types of beer-focused events.
Kensington Market Jazz Festival (September 15-17 @ Various locations)
Jazz concerts pop up in various Kensington Market locations, giving you a taste of some of the jazz scene's finest in Toronto right now. Molly Johnson, Ori Dagan, Genevieve Marentette are among some of the performers.
JFL42 (September 21-30 @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)
Toronto's comedy festival returns this year featuring headliners like Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Ali Wong, Tim and Eric and Tom Segura. There's also ComedyCon for some daytime laughter.
Invictus Games (September 26-30 @ Toronto, ON)
Started in 2014 by Prince Harry, this athletic competition takes place at venues across the city. There's also a killer closing concert at the ACC featuring Bruce Springsteen.
Edit Festival (September 28 - October 8 @ East Harbour )
A brand new festival for fans of design, innovation and technology takes over 150,000-square feet of the abandoned Lever Ponds soap factory for 10 days of installations, talks, and workshops.
Buffer Festival (September 28 - October 1 @ Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre)
This annual festivals showcases YouTube world premieres, screenings, and talks with acclaimed digital creators, workshops, panels a big red carpet event.
Toronto Oktoberfest (September 29 @ Ontario Place)
Join 6,000 others dressed in dirndls and lederhosen at one of Toronto's largest Oktoberfest parties. This two-day event is modelled after the original Munich party and takes place inside a massive Festhalle tent.
Nuit Blanche (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