Come for the celebs, stay for the film
Toronto is at the top of the entertainment news around the world as TIFF and all its star power take over from September 6 to 16, 2018. You can choose to just hang out on King Street (which is closed to cars for big chunks of the festival) revel in the excitement and hope to see a movie star. You can also see top notch films that you may never have a chance to see again.
Just For Laughs
Stars of a different kind roll into Toronto during comedy fest JFL42. From September 20 to 29, 2018, funny people Wanda Sykes, Seth Myers and Ken Jeong–plus 39 others–make sides split at the Sony Centre and other venues around town. Plus ComedyCon is back this year with daytime events like In Conversations with Headliners, Q&A’s, live podcasts and cast panels, all in intimate venues.
Get glam in Yorkville
Toronto Fashion Week takes over Yorkville Village shopping mall from September 4 to 6, 2018. In addition to runway shows and fab new fashion collections, the weekend features the launch of a photo book by award-winning celebrity photographer Caitlin Cronenberg and events like Fashion Talks and the RE\SET Designer Showroom.
New Asian Music Fest
The uber popular Modern Sky Festival is set to debut in Toronto on September 23, 2018. A mainstay in Beijing where it saw explosive growth, the East-meets-West music fest has played to sold-out audiences in New York City and L.A. See it at RBC Echo Beach, on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Look! Up in the sky!
The Canadian International Air Show takes over the skies above Toronto from September 1 to 3, 2018. The thrilling performers include the likes of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, a CF-18 Hornet and our favourites, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, flying in close formation. The show can be viewed from the Exhibition grounds on the lakeshore or better yet from a boat out on the water.
For a glimpse into a quaint residential neighbourhood just east of the downtown core, the Cabbagetown Festival is ideal. Local restaurants and shops bring their wares to the street while bands and kid-friendly activities entertain, September 8 & 9, 2018.
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