There are a lot of free Toronto events this weekend to get you out of your back to school (and almost-fall) slump.
Whether you’re sighting the celebs at TIFF, learning about the future of the feminist movement, or taking in a free movie under the stars — or FREE BEER — we’ve got a great list of options that will entice anyone to get off the couch and into the city.
Where: Harbourfront Centre
When: Friday to Sunday
Experience North America’s best veg fest with over 150 top vendors and more than 40 hours of presentations and workshops with popular speakers. Music curated by Toronto Downtown Jazz.
Where: Royal Ontario Museum
When: Sunday 2 p.m.
Where: Big Rock Brewery
When: Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the expected heat wave with the first summer parking lot party of the season.
Admission is free — and receive your first two beers free!
Celebrate warm weather, amazing beers, good times, $5 Big Rock Beers (after your first, two free ones). Food catered by Lisa Marie. AND, free bus shuttle service from Liberty Commons to Etobicoke.
Where: Mount Dennis Legion
When: Sunday 11:30 a.m.
Come enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition of cribbage to enjoy the last of Summer weather. There will be lots of cash prizes along with a snack bar and cash bar.
Where: Windfeld Parkette
A full day of kid’s fall activities from inflatable castles to face painting. There will also be 8:00 p.m. movie under the stars. So bring your chairs and blankets!
Where: Brentwood Library
When: Friday at 1:30 p.m.
This National Geographic documentary looks at the life of Jane Goodall, who at the age of 26 started living amongst the chimpanzees in Gombe, in the wilds of Tanzania to conduct scientific research.
Where: Cabbagetown BIA
When: Saturday and Sunday
The Cabbagetown Festival will kick off with exhilarating opening ceremonies which are a huge draw every year. They will have loads of things for the kids to do, food vendors on display, and amazing local vendors.
Where: Mel Lastman Square
When: September 4 – 8
T.U. Jazz Fest (TUJF) is the first jazz festival in North America to showcase the talents of undergraduate and recently graduated jazz musicians and will hold its 4th festival this weekend.
Where: Bloor Street West, from Prince Edward Drive to Montgomery Road,
Discover international cuisines, continuous live entertainment and fresh food at Taste of the Kingsway. This annual festival is a renowned culinary and entertainment experience.
Where: Don Mills Public Library
When: Friday at 2:00 p.m.
Join the Don Mill Library for a series of classic films, complete with tea and snacks before the screening. This week they will be showing the classic Heaven Can Wait.
When: Thursday to Monday
Where: King St. W. Between John St. and Wellington St.
Back for its fifth installment, the excitement and fun of the Toronto International Film Festival pours out from the theatres onto Festival Street and all the way up to the rooftop of TIFF Bell Lightbox.