Today in Toronto the city's first EDIT Festival launches inside an abandoned soap factory. It's 10 days of futurist art, installations, talks, and food. There's also a huge YouTube festival, and Hillary Clinton is in town to talk about her new book. Events you might want to check out:
EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology (September 28 - October 8 @ East Harbour )
This brand new festival for fans of design, innovation, and technology takes over 150,000-square feet of the abandoned Unilever soap factory for 10 days of installations, talks, and workshops.
Buffer Festival (September 28 - October 1 @ Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre)
This annual festival showcases YouTube world premieres, screenings, and talks with acclaimed digital creators, workshops, panels, and a big red carpet event.
Octo-berfest (September 28 @ Ripley's Aquarium of Canada)
Raise your stein under water for a night of live music, craft beer, sausages, pretzels and a lesson in drinking upside down with the Oktoberfest King, entertainer George Kash.
Hillary Clinton Live (September 28 @ Enercare Centre)
Tickets are pricey, but who wouldn't want to sit and listen to Hillary talk about that last American election and all the juicy details in her new book?
Fall Season Opening Party (September 28 @ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery)
Celebrate 30 years of the Power Plant with a free party launching the latest season. Be the first to check out exhibitions by Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck, Amalia Pica, and Michael Landy.
Filson's Grand Opening (September 28 @ Filson )
West Queen West's hottest new shop invites everyone to celebrate with a night of drinks from Ace Hill, D'Ont Poke the Bear, and snacks by Home of the Brave. The Barrel Boys will also perform.
Bowie and Bjork All Night (September 28 @ The Steady)
DJ Blush plays hits and misses from Bowie and Bjork all night long. There's no cover, only a request to set yourself free on the dancefloor.
Startup Open House Toronto (September 28 @ Multiple Venues)
Sort of like a Doors Open for Toronto's tech startups, this event is a chance to glimpse inside the offices of some of the city's most exciting and inspiring startup offices, as well as some more established leaders.
Best Action/Thriller short films (September 28 @ Carlton Cinemas)
A free mini film fest celebrating the best in short action and thriller films. See seven movies for the price of none!
JFL42 (September 28 @ Bad Dog Comedy Theatre)
Today's lineup includes Chris Locke, Sara Hennessey, Kirsten Rasmussen, DJ Mausner, Jordan Foisy and sketch group TONY HO. it's hosted by Chris Wilson and Jordan Cohen.
The Invictus Games (September 25-30 @ Toronto, ON)
Today's Invictus sports include free-to-watch Archery, and ticketed sports like swimming, Wheelchair rugby, and basketball.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO