Labour Day weekend events in Toronto include the last Electric Island of the season while the CNE also wraps up. There's lots to do at the Fan Expo and the Mac 'n' Cheese Festival gets in bed with Buskerfest.Events you might want to check out:
Fan Expo (August 30 - September 2 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
A weekend of fandom continues with special guest appearances and everything from cosplay, comics, anime, hour, gaming and much more.
Labour of Love (September 2 @ Rebel)
Everyone's favourite giant-mouse-helmet-clad trance DJ is in town for a one day music festival with Monstergetdown and Manzone & Strong.
BuskerFest (August 31 - September 3 @ Woodbine Park)
The art of busking takes over for a weekend of performances of all kinds including fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns, daredevils and more.
Artfest (August 31 - September 3 @ The Distillery Historic District)
Artists from all over Canada come to showcase their paintings, photography, crafts, sculpture and more amongst live music and activities.
Aquatic Con (August 31 @ Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada)
Party with this fishies during this big sci-fi, gaming, horror, anime and comic books jam with themed drinks, costumes and dancing.
Hispanic Fiesta (August 31 - September 3 @ Mel Lastman Square)
Celebrate all things Latin American at this big festival featuring traditional food from twenty different Spanish speaking countries.
Really Really Free Market (September 1 @ Campbell Park)
Freedom from spending arrives with this monthly market. No money, no swapping, just free treasures waiting to be discovered.
Toronto Rib, Bacon and BBQ Fest (August 31 - September 3 @ Downsview Park)
Save room for this big, end-of-summer cookout with all the bacon, ribs and barbecue you can imagine, plus live tunes, food trucks, activities and more.
Mac and Cheese Fest (August 31 - September 3 @ Woodbine Park)
Back again is this huge festival dedicated to all things mac 'n' cheese with modern twists on the classic—all for a good cause.
Indie Fridays (August 31 @ Yonge–Dundas Square)
We're already at the end of Indie Fridays for the season but there's still one free concert to go with Clairmont The Second and The Dirty B-Sides.
Foxing (August 31 @ Lee's Palace)
Indie rockers in the truest sense, Foxing mixes light sounds with big vocals and a little bit of emotion and punk for good measure.
Festival Lingua Franca (August 31 - September 1 @ Faith/Void)
Now in its second year, this underground DIY rock music festival focuses on showcasing and celebrating Black, Latinx and Caribbean communities.
Femme Fatale (September 1 @ Supermarket)
The fearless women of Toronto's music community come out for a night of performances by Karis, Effie Sky and Jessie Jean.
Rebelmatic (September 1-2 @ Multiple Venues)
Two nights of hardcore punk are going down with musicians and performers from Toronto's local scene and beyond.
Electric Island (September 2-3 @ Hanlan's Point)
The final Electric Island is here and it's stacked with two-days of talent like Loco Dice, Charlotte De White, Danny Daze and more on the decks.
Whiskey Kisses (September 2 @ Nightowl)
Another edition of Whiskey Kisses is back for an evening of rare and live R&B performances with the local music scene’s newest artists.
Downsview Park Friday Night Lights (August 31 @ Downsview Park)
The great outdoors inside the city, Downsview Park is hosting a free outdoor screening of the superhero blockbuster Black Panther.
Teenage Apocalypse Trilogy (August 31 - September 1 @ The Royal Cinema)
The Royal is teaming up with Inside Out for a mini three-film festival featuring all three of Gregg Araki's beloved 90s cult flicks.
The End Of Meat (September 2 @ Revue Cinema)
Catch the Canadian premiere of this new documentary that explores what a post-meat world would have on the environment, animals and ourselves.
Divas Only (August 31 @ Glad Day Bookshop (Church))
Girl, yes. Dance it out to all the diva classics: Mary J Blige, Rihanna and Janet, plus a special tribute to Aretha Franklin.
Queens Of The World (August 31 @ Super Wonder Gallery)
A big celebration of drag culture from all around the world comes together in Toronto to showcase a diverse group of performers.
Sunnyside 20 (September 1 @ Sunnyside Pavilion)
Cool summer events call for a cool summer party and this one has local and international DJs on deck to help celebrate what's left of the season.
Jpop Kpop Dance Party (September 2 @ Sneaky Dee's)
Inspired by the beauty and splendour of all things Sailor Moon, this dance party is blasting all the best J-Pop and K-Pop bangers.
The Art of Banksy (June 13 - September 2 @ 213 Sterling Road)
It's the final weekend to check out original works by the infamous Banksy before the (unofficial) exhibition moves on.
CNE (August 17 - September 3 @ Exhibition Place)
The CNE wraps up a season plagued with controversy. If you're crossing the picket line this weekend, lots of eats, attractions and more await you.
Toronto Indie Horror Fest (August 29 - September 1 @ Eyesore Cinema)
There's still lots of time to catch a ton of cool independent horror flicks by filmmakers from all over the world.
by Lisa Power via blogTO