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September in Toronto

Festivals, Fundraisers and Other Special Events


It's back to school after the Labour Day weekend, but the Toronto International Film Festival, battling bridal shows, and continuing free festivals at Harbourfront Centre start fall off right. Find out more about these and other special events taking place in Toronto in September.

Continuing to Sunday September 2nd, 2012
Dream in High Park
Every year Canadian Stage presents one of Shakespeare's works as an outdoor performance in High Park. In 2012 the show is A Midsummer Night's Dream. Performances are every Tuesday to Sunday at 8pm (gates open at 6pm).

Tuesday August 28th - Monday September 3rd, 2012
Harbourfront Free Summer Festivals - Ashkenaz Festival
"Featuring the best of the global Jewish culture scene, with music, theatre, film, visual arts, literature and more."

Friday August 31st - Monday September 3rd, 2012
Artisans at the Distillery - Art Fest
Visit the Distillery District over the long weekend to browse crafts. Free admission, 11am-6pm.

Wednesday September 5th - Saturday September 15th, 2012
Caribbean Tales Film Festival
Caribbean filmmakers are showcased at Harbourfront Centre with screenings, workshops, networking events and more.

Thursday September 6th - Sunday September 16th, 2012
Toronto International Film Festival
Hundreds of films of every genre and on every topic imaginable bring filmmakers and film-lovers alike to the downtown core for ten days of screenings, panels and parties. Get the scoop on one of Toronto's biggest events of the year.

Friday September 7th - Sunday September 9th, 2012
Vegetarian Food Fair
The Toronto Vegetarian Association presents exhibits, ideas and products for both dedicated vegetarians and anyone who is looking to add some new meals to their repertoire. The fair takes place at Harbourfront Centre and admission is free.

Friday September 7th - Sunday September 9th, 2012
National Bridal Show
Visit the International Centre in Mississauga for exhibitors related to all areas of wedding planning.

Saturday September 8th - Sunday September 9th, 2012
The Weekend to End Women's Cancers
Walk, pledge or volunteer to benefit Princess Margaret Hospital.

Friday September 14th - Sunday September 16th, 2012
Queen West Art Crawl
Explore the Outdoor Art Show and Sale at Trinity Bellwoods Park, plus enjoy walks, talks and other events taking place around the neighbourhood.

Saturday September 15th, 2012
Vietnamese Lantern Festival
Visit Harbourfront Centre for a day of food, entertainment and family activities.

Sunday September 16th, 2012
Fortune Cooking Festival
Pan-Asian food and culture are in the spotlight at Harbourfront Centre.

Sunday September 16th, 2012
The Terry Fox Run
Honour the memory of Terry Fox and keep the Marathon of Hope alive by running, pledging or volunteering to support cancer research.

Sunday September 16th, 2012
The Cabbagetown Tour of Homes
See inside some of the styles of homes that give Cabbagetown its character.

Thursday September 20th - Sunday September 23rd, 2012
Toronto Fall Home Show
Along with many product exhibitors, enjoy tips, celebrity guests, a cooking stage and more at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place.

Friday September 21st - Sunday September 23rd, 2012
The Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture
Various events and exhibits culminate in a free day of arts and music at Yonge-Dundas Square.

Saturday September 22nd, 2012
Oasis ZooRun at the Toronto Zoo
Serious runners and families alike are invited to participate in this fundraiser for the Toronto Zoo Foundation. Choose from the 10k Run, the 5k Fun Run/Walk, or the Cub Run for kids.

Saturday September 22nd, 2012
Car Free Day
Your car looks happy in the driveway. Happier than you look stuck in traffic. Take a break from driving and walk, transit, bike or blade.

Sunday September 23rd, 2012
The Word on the Street
The Word on the Street is an annual book and magazine festival that features author readings and publisher displays. It's an outdoor event taking place rain or shine on the streets around Queen's Park between Bloor Street and College.

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