Summer is ending and work is starting, but the fun doesn't have to end, because there are many free events in Toronto for September. Nuit Blanche is back with an all-night artscapade and the MOCA is finally opening. Festival Street overtakes King St. and the Roncy Polish Festival returns with polka and perogies.Events you might want to check out:
TIFF Festival Street (September 6-9 @ King Street West)
King Street shuts down once again for a four day street party including free film screenings, food, installations and prime red carpet viewing.
Cabbagetown Festival (September 8-9 @ Cabbagetown)
Historic Cabbagetown comes out for a big festival with an all-Canadian market, food from local vendors, activities and live performances.
Toronto Ukrainian Festival (September 14-16 @ Bloor St. West)
Ukrainian culture takes over Bloor Street with dancing, food, music and activities. If you haven't tried real borscht or paska yet, this is the time.
Roncesvalles Polish Festival (September 15-16 @ Roncesvalles Village)
This yearly staple is back on Roncy with Polish cultural offerings of food, music, dance, entertainment — and a polka party.
Open Streets TO (September 16 @ Bloor and Yonge Streets)
Parts of Yonge and Bloor go car-less for the day during the second instalment of Open Streets with wandering and activities in the street.
Beaches Festival (September 22-23 @ Woodbine Beach)
There's still time to hit the beach and this sand bash offers free admission, food and drinks, yoga, a 90s dance party and shopping.
MOCA Grand Opening (September 22-23 @ MOCA)
After an initial delay, the MOCA is finally ready to open up its newly revamped space. Tour through all five floors during this free, two-day celebration.
The Word on the Street (September 23 @ Harbourfront Centre)
Lit nerds, rejoice! This big, all-day book and magazine festival is back with literature-based programming, vendors, author talks and activities.
Nuit Blanche (September 29-30 @ Multiple Venues)
Nuit Blanche returns with an all-night art event both downtown and in Scarborough, with installations, performances and a dumpling market.
Pedestrian Sundays (September 30 @ Kensington Market)
Dance, drink, eat, shop, play oversized games or take a moment to meditate during this all-day pedestrian takeover of Kensington Market.
by Lisa Power via blogTO