September 13, 2014 – September 14, 2014
(Held 2nd weekend of September). There are so many events going on in Toronto over the summer that it can be hard to pick out which ones to carve out time for. If you’re looking for a warm family feel and a whole lot of culture then the Cabbagetown Festival just might be the perfect fit. It’s held annually on the second weekend of September and has events going from Thursday to Sunday.
For more details: www.cabbagetownpa.ca
Location: Cabbagetown Neighbourhood
September 12, 2014 – September 14, 2014
September 12-14, 2014. A weekend-long festival of creativity and community taking place in mid-September, Queen West Art Crawl celebrates and cultivates the unique character, diversity and ethos of Queen West—a natural habitat for individual artists, arts organizations, artist-run centers and businesses that promote art and culture.
Location: Along Queen St. West from Bathurst to Roncesvalles
September 4, 2014 – September 14, 2014
September 4 – September 14, 2014. The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the world’s largest public film festival, screening more than 300 films from around the world in venues across the city. Visit our new home at TIFF Bell Lightbox to get into the Festival spirit year-round.
TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King St. West (and other venues)
September 13, 2014 – September 14, 2014
September 13 and 14, 2014.
The Roncesvalles Polish Festival is North America’s largest celebration of Polish culture in Toronto’s best neighbourhood! Nobody throws a party like we do, with the best polka and disco polo bands, the ever-popular “Dance Under The Stars” on the Sobieski Vodka Main Stage, Polish song and dance ensembles, cultural displays, beverage gardens, kid-friendly midway areas, loads of entertainment, and the best Polish and international cuisine you can get!
Go Polish for the weekend! For more info please visit www.polishfestival.ca
Location: Roncesvalles Village
September 15, 2014
No two artists have been more responsible for the incredible revival of Traditional Soul Music in the past decade than Charles Bradley and Joss Stone. This all too rare Soul Explosion features the two in their only appearance together, anywhere. For lovers of Soul Music this once in a lifetime collaboration is not to be missed.
Joss Stone burst onto the international scene at the age of 15 with her debut album, Soul Session. Since then the British R&B sensation has sold out Massey Hall (2005), collaborated with the likes of Mick Jagger and A. R. Rahman, won a Grammy Award, and has put out five more albums with a new one set to be released in 2014. At 26, she’s just getting warmed up.
Charles Bradley has seen—and lived—it all. On his own since his teens, the funk and soul singer travelled around America working odd jobs and performing tributes to James Brown before finally landing a record deal with Daptone Records – bringing him to an international audience. His 2013 album Victim of Love, is a powerful thank-you note at once beautiful and blistering—just like Bradley’s performances.
Tickets: www.masseyhall.com or 416-872-4255
Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
September 16, 2014
“…the best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made…Turn Blue is as apocalyptic, in its way, as that Clash epic [London Calling]: loaded with risk, distress and payoff.” – Rolling Stone.
The Black Keys will embark on an extensive North American tour this fall. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the tour begins Sept. 5 in Columbus and runs through December, with dates at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, among others. See next pages for complete worldwide tour details. Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time to all fans pre-ordering the album at www.theblackkeys.com. Tickets go on-sale to the general public starting Friday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. local time.Tickets for Toronto go on sale Friday, May 23rd.
The tour supports the duo’s highly anticipated new album, Turn Blue, which will be released May 13 on Nonesuch Records and is now streaming exclusively on iTunes.
For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street
May 20, 2014 – September 18, 2014
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening (from May 20 to Sept 18).
Tickets : Adults (ages 16+) $135 Youth (ages 12 to 15) $100.
Location: Depart from Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak – 283A Queens Quay West
This event is a Canadian Signature Experience™. Join us on a leisurely paddle to the beautiful Toronto Islands in a heritage freighter canoe, a replica of those used by early Canadian settlers. With a professional canoe guide, we will explore a bird sanctuary, paddle past some beautiful sailboats and yacht clubs while we hear about the natural geography and evolution of the area. Watch in awe as planes take off and land from Billy Bishop airport right above our heads!
Once we hit the shore, we will feast on a gourmet dinner picnic, (no burgers and hotdogs here!) with delicious dishes featuring local Ontario products and prepared by one of Toronto’s hottest young Chefs. Relax after an amazing meal and watch the beautiful colours of the sun set over the island rivers….you will soon forget we are mere minutes away from Canada’s largest city.
As darkness falls, we will board our canoes and paddle back, taking in the magnificent skyline view from the water. You will see the city as you’ve never seen it before. You will leave with a full belly and incredible memories of an amazing voyage to the islands. What are you waiting for? Come escape the city with us!
September 18, 2014
ScienceROCKS! will transform the Ontario Science Centre into a music playground, where adults 19+ can rock out to live performances, engage in innovative presentations, explore the new exhibition The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll and enjoy ROLLING STONES AT THE MAX on the IMAX® screen. Each evening event rocks a different theme, and all are accompanied by great food, cocktails and rock-it science!
7 pm to midnight
Ages 19+ only. Valid Photo ID required at the door.
TICKETS: $15 in advance; $18 at the door; and $15 Members (anytime).
Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road
August 3, 2014 – September 20, 2014
August 3 to September 20.
Opens August 14.
Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.
For tickets: www.stratfordfestival.ca or call the box office at 1.800.567.1600.
Venue: Tom Patterson Theatre — Stratford, Ontario