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Things to do in Toronto – Sept. 2-11

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The following is a selection of featured events from toronto.com's self-submitting events calendar along with selected events from the city's event listings. Link here to our own full calendar at toronto.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 2

The Art Guild of Scarborough's 60th Anniversary Arthur show will be presented at the Clark Centre of the Arts at the Guild Inn in Scarborough from Sept. 2 to 29. The Clark Centre is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays). Opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. Including the presentation of the Arthur Award and the Joy MacFadyen Free Spirit Award. More info.

2022 Toronto Dragon Festival Returns to Nathan Phillips Square Sept. 2 to 4 with dragons, foods and a dazzling water show extravaganza. More info.

Come to the Cultural Bazaar 2022 on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be live music, raffles, henna, multicultural food, popcorn and cotton candy, and artisanal products for everyone to enjoy. The outdoor Cultural Bazaar takes place every Friday through to Sept. 2 at 660 Dundas St. E, Regent Park. More info.

Hottest stand-up comedy show in Toronto, 8 to 9:15 p.m. at SoCap Comedy Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave. More info.

All of Us Are Asian: Comedy Show, 8:30 to 10 p.m. at SoCap Comedy (The Social Capital), 154 Danforth Ave.

A fun-filled afternoon awaits children ages 6 to 12 at Ontario’s Legislative Building this summer. Participants will be introduced to provincial parliament during a two-hour interactive program featuring a variety of activities. Families will explore the Legislature during a scavenger hunt; get creative during a craft activity; and learn how debates work in the Legislative Chamber. Pre-registration is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Every Friday, 1 to 3 p.m. through to Sept. 2. More info.

Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy, presented by Epilepsy Toronto is returning to Toronto, at Woodbine Park, this Labour Day Weekend, Sept. 2 to 5. Adrenaline junkies, music-lovers, acrobatic addicts, foodie fanatics, and comedy connoisseurs - come and explore the captivating curiosities hiding around every corner at the Toronto International BuskerFest. And it’s all for a good cause! All ticket sales are by donation and go directly to support Epilepsy Toronto.  All ticket sales are by donation and go directly to support Epilepsy Toronto. More info.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 3

Etobicoke Civic Centre Farmer's Market every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through to October 29 at Etobicoke Civic Centre. More info.

Withrow Park Farmers’ Market every Saturday through to October 15, 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit www.withrowmarket.ca.

Puppy Love Yoga, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 001/042, 243 Coxwell Ave. A relaxing yoga practice is taken up a notch with puppies nosing their way into your Savasana. Cost: $40. More info.

The Saturday and Sunday weekend markets in Little Keele Street and Little Jamaica are a celebration of Afro Caribbean culture in Toronto. The market takes place in two locations: Saturdays - Little Keele St. (1856 - 1993 Keele Street) and Sundays at Little Jamaica/Reggae Lane (1531 Eglinton Ave. West and Oakwood). More info.

The Canadian International Air Show returns to Toronto’s waterfront from September 3-5, 2022, with a jam-packed aerobatic air show featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the U.S.A.F. F35, the CF-18 demonstration team and much more! More info.

What “gifts” do gardens give us? Plant Gifts draws on several years of experience collaborating with Scarborough Village Community Garden on their annual Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fred Johnson Park, 3630 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. More info.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 4

The Scarborough Woodside Square Mall Farmers’ Market, 1571 Sandhurst Cir., every Sunday through to Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More info.

Saigon Sundays! Labour Day LongWknd At The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. starting at 9 p.m. More info.

MONDAY, SEPT. 5

Monday evenings in the summer, Casa Loma plays host to the Casa Loma Symphony Orchestra, under the artistic direction of Maestro Paolo Busato, in the spectacular Glass Pavilion. Sept. 5 is Disney/DreamWorks. More info.

Music Mondays: Odin String Quartet presenting Lockdown Lullabies (12:15 to 1 p.m.) at Church of the Holy Trinity beside the Eaton Centre. Cost: Free; $10 suggested. More info.

Sorauren Farmers' Market every Monday 3 to 7 p.m. through to Oct. 31 at Sorauren Park, 50 Wabash Ave. More info.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 6

Music Bingo at Gabby's Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, 7:30 p.m., 383 Eglinton Ave. E.

East York Farmers’ Market runs every Tuesday through to Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East York Civic Centre at 850 Coxwell Avenue.

Find Ontario farmers, unique artisans and local businesses in the spirit of community, fun and diversity at the Scarborough Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays at Rosebank Park (1051 Progress Ave.) and Thursdays at Oakridge Park (3459 Danforth Avenue) from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. until the first week of October. The vendors at the marker consist of family-owned farms, women-led enterprises, and ethno-cultural businesses. Online shopping option also available. More info.

Cabbagetown Farmers' Market every Tuesday, 3 to 7 p.m. through to Oct. 31 at Riverdale Park West, 191 Winchester St. More info.

Uncle Vanya. A dazzling cast, led by the incomparable Tom Rooney as Vanya, breathes new life into Chekhov’s masterpiece in a new adaptation by Liisa Repo-Martell from Sept. 6 to Oct. 2 (daily except Mondays) at Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave. More info.

Write on! Write Now. Twice monthly literary open mic (first and third Tuesday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m.) for authors, poets, essayists, and open to singer/songwriters AT Bampot House of Tea & Board Games, 201 Harbord St. One to three featured readers per event (15 min max) and open mic sign up starting at 6:30 pm on the night (5 min). Followed by music open mic night at 9 p.m. More info.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7

BLOOM: Dance+Circus in the Garden Sept. 7, three shows at Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. An outdoor, high-flying dance, circus, and garden experience with storytelling, aerial tricks, beauty, and joy. This original show has been reimagined and adapted especially for Toronto Botanical Garden and its outdoor spaces. The show will be held rain or shine. Performances will take place indoors in the case of extreme weather. More info.

The Fairmont Royal York, in partnership with the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA) presents “The Grandest Night of Fashion”. The first edition of this fashion show will be hosted in the lobby of the Fairmont Royal York,100 Front St. W. 6 to 7 p.m., by fashion legend Jeanne Beker. More info.

The multi-award winning Nick Maclean Quartet feat. Brownman Ali pays tribute to the legendary jazz artist Herbie Hancock, 7 to 0:30 p.m. at DROM Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. More info.

Presenting Intangible Adorations Caravan - an accessible, immersive traveling performance fusing carnival with science-fantasy biography, circus, and disability culture, 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Stan Wadlow Park, 373 Cedarvale Ave. on Sept. 7; and at Brickworks Sept. 14. Guests welcome to start arriving at 6:30 p.m. More info.

Wednesday Night FOMO is a hit weekly show where pro comics work on tightening their act. The country's best comics are known to drop in, and there’s just no other experience like that in the city, every Wednesday, 8 p.m. More info.

Buy local produce, baked and prepared goods and more at the Montgomery’s Inn Farmer’s Market at 4709 Dundas Street West from 2 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday. Vending takes place on the grassy area next to the parking lot. More info.

Check out Toronto's first Indigenous Food Market. In addition to delicious Indigenous food, the market will also feature Indigenous vendors, artisans, special performances and more! Dashmaawaan Bemaadzinjin is an Indigenous Food Sovereignty collective and social enterprise focused on feeding the spirit of community through connections to healthy, whole and nutritious food. Every Wednesday through Oct. 8, at Fort York National Historic Site, 100 Garrison Rd. More info.

Courtyard Farmers' Market - Fairmount Park, 1725 Gerrard St. E., every Wednesday, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. through to Oct. 5. More info.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 8

The Toronto International Film Festival returns in September 2022 for 11 days (Sept. 8-18) of international and Canadian cinema, special events featuring some of the biggest names in film, and TIFF’s Industry Conference. More info.

Home Grown: A Talk and Taste with Ren Navarro, founder of 'Beer. Diversity', 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Barn at Fresh City Farms, Downsview Park Blvd. Presented by Northcrest Developments a company that over the next 30 years says it will be transforming the 370-acre Downsview Airport Lands into a series of vibrant new communities. Advance registration required. More info.

The Merchant of Venice Sept. 8 to 25 at Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St. E. Daily except Mondays. More info.

Teagan Johnston LP Release w/ Mandolynne, Commuted, 7:30 p.m. at Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. More info.

“La Forastera” (The Outsider) is a daring new multidisciplinary flamenco dance production by Flamencolia Dance Company and award-winning flamenco choreographer and dancer Lia, Sep 8 to 11 (8 p.m. Sept. 8-10, 3 p.m. Sept. 11) at Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. More info.

Stories In The 6: Comedy Show. The entire night is fuelled by audience real life stories. Improvisers will be inspired by these and serve up a night of hilarious comedy, 9:30 to 10:45 p.m. at SoCap Comedy (The Social Capital), 154 Danforth Ave. More info.

Find Ontario farmers, unique artisans and local businesses in the spirit of community, fun and diversity at the Scarborough Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays at Rosebank Park (1051 Progress Ave.) and Thursdays at Oakridge Park (3459 Danforth Avenue) from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. until the first week of October. The vendors at the marker consist of family-owned farms, women-led enterprises, and ethno-cultural businesses. Online shopping option also available. More info.

Nine Dash Line by Emily Saso Book Launch. Nine Dash Line is a thrilling novel about two people stranded under mysterious circumstances in the South China Sea, battling the memories of the crimes that haunt them. This launch event is part of the Toronto Lit Up programme, which is designed to spotlight new works and empower Toronto's writers. Toronto Lit Up is funded by the Toronto Arts Council and spearheaded by the Toronto International Festival of Authors. 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Tranzac Club - Main Hall, 292 Brunswick Ave. More info.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9

Epic Acoustic Classic Rock performed by YouTube icon Mike Masse in an intimate setting, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at 918 Bathurst St. More info.

The Rolling Loud three-day hip hop music festival comes to Toronto and features headlining artists including, Future, Dave, Wizkid, Lil Uzi Vert, Roddy Ricch, Migos, Belly and Haviah Mighty. More than 100 artists scheduled to perform at the Ontario Place venue Sept. 9-11. More info.

The Immersive Robert Munsch Experience is an indoor immersive visual and auditory experience for children and parents alike. The 45 minute immersive storytelling event will showcase four classic Robert Munsch stories. Parents will love this opportunity to share classic stories from their childhood in a fun and immersive setting that will bring these stories to life! Weekends from Sept. 9 to Oct. 2 at Gerrard Square, 1000 Gerrard St. E. More info.

Taste of The Kingsway is an annual celebration in the west end of Toronto with a legacy of over 20 years. After a two-year hiatus, this much loved event is back for 2022 bringing three days (Sept. 9-11) of non stop entertainment, food and activities for the whole family to enjoy. The festival will feature 3 stages with performances from the city’s best bands and local talent, diverse culinary offerings from street food vendors, a Super Dog Show, a meet and greet with NFL Alumni, licensed patios for the adults, midway rides and games including a Ferris wheel, kids activities, street performers and so much more all along Bloor Street West (from Prince Edward St to Montgomery St). Taste of The Kingsway is proud to support Campfire Circle – a non-profit oncology camp that supports kids and families affected by childhood cancer. More info.

The Toronto Tamil International Film Festival welcomes filmmakers, actors and audiences to Toronto for the 3-day event (Sept. 9-11) that includes screening, special events, workshops and panel discussions. The festival supports independent cinema across formats and aims to showcase the best talent & cinema from across the globe. The purpose of Toronto Tamil film festival is to promote new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas and culture between Tamil and other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. TTIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films and documentaries. Visit www.ttff.ca

Strangers In The Night Toronto is a popular gourmet charity gala benefiting four Canadian charities. Headlined by pop royalty, The Jacksons, feel good about contributing to life-changing charitable work that supports children in Canada and around the world. Admission tickets starting $65 are available through ticketmaster.ca. At Rebel Entertainment Complex, 11 Polson St. More info.

Music Bingo at Shoeless Joe's every Friday, 7:30 to 9:30 pm., 38 The Esplanade. More info.

Hottest stand-up comedy show in Toronto, 8 to 9:15 p.m. at SoCap Comedy Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave. More info.

Friday Night Headliners Showcase, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – Raanan Hershberg and guests at The Royal Comedy Theatre, 1051 Bloor St. W. More info.

Join comedians in celebrating the most/least consequential date in human history at What's So Funny About Sept. 9, 8 to 10 p.m. at See-Scape, 347 Keele St. More info.

“La Forastera” (The Outsider) is a daring new multidisciplinary flamenco dance production by Flamencolia Dance Company and award-winning flamenco choreographer and dancer Lia, Sep 8 to 11 (8 p.m. Sept. 8-10, 3 p.m. Sept. 11) at Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. More info.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10

Etobicoke Civic Centre Farmer's Market every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through to October 29 at Etobicoke Civic Centre. More info.

Withrow Park Farmers’ Market every Saturday through to October 15, 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit www.withrowmarket.ca.

The Saturday and Sunday weekend markets in Little Keele Street and Little Jamaica are a celebration of Afro Caribbean culture in Toronto. The market takes place in two locations: Saturdays - Little Keele St. (1856 - 1993 Keele Street) and Sundays at Little Jamaica/Reggae Lane (1531 Eglinton Ave. West and Oakwood). More info.

Puppy Love Yoga, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 001/042, 243 Coxwell Ave. A relaxing yoga practice is taken up a notch with puppies nosing their way into your Savasana. Cost: $40. More info.

All Saints Catholic Church Ladies Auxiliary Garage Sale will be held in the parking lot (moving to the church hall in case of rain) at 1415 Royal York Road, Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More info.

Jubilee Market, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. More info.

Toronto Flower Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CAMH Downtown West, 1451 Queen St. W. One Saturday every month from through to Thanksgiving, support local by shopping seasonal blooms from 30-plus Ontario flower growers and vendors. More info.

Weed Walk: Join your neighbours in Neilson Park in Scarborough to learn how to identify and manage invasive plants like buckthorn, garlic mustard, dog strangling vine, and knotweed, Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 8, 22, 10:30 a.m. More info.

Looking to support and connect with local artists? Come to OCAD's student-run Artist Alley! You'll find a wide variety of beautiful posters, prints, zines, stickers, greeting cards, ceramics, fashion, jewelry items and more from local artists and creators. Support 50-plus OCAD artists and alumni as they set up shop Sept. 10 (11-5 p.m.) and 11 (11-3 p.m.) in the Great Hall, 2nd Floor of 100 McCaul. This event is open to the public and all ages with free admission, masks recommended. More info.

Toronto’s first Bark & Brunch runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. presented by Toronto Dog Moms at Fox and Fiddle, Cityplace, 17 Fort York Blvd. Tickets are limited. More info.

Hard Feelings outdoor event featuring local artists whose work intersects with mental health is celebrating its fifth birthday with a Mental Health Pop-Up Market featuring more than a dozen local artists whose work intersects with mental health (rain date Sept 11), 12-5 p.m., southwest corner of Christie Pits, 750 Bloor St W. Instagram: @hardfeelingsto. Hard Feelings Mental Health is a non-profit committed to reducing barriers and increasing access to low-cost mental health supports. Learn more at hardfeelings.org. More info.

The Junction BIA is delighted to announce an exciting presentation of the award-winning dance company CORPUS, now in its 25th year! Every Saturday through to December 24, 2 to 4 p.m., CORPUS will feature a series of four free unique and engaging street performances at multiple locations along Dundas Street West that combine movement and theatrical imagery with surrealist humour. More info.

Paradise Theatre, 1006c Bloor St. W., presents The Honeymoon Killers, 2-4 p.m. More info.

Agincourt Garden Club members bring all the best of the season’s bounty from their home gardens to the hall, for your viewing pleasure, at this annual public flower, vegetable and design show with a tea room, for the community at large 2 to 4 p.m. You will get ideas for your garden next year. Experts will be there to answer your questions. Usually the hall is filled with all colours, shapes, sizes and fragrances of flowers so bring your camera! The club's designers are some of the best and their artistic flair is always amazing. Tea room, available for light refreshments and socializing. Place: Knox United Christian Education Center, 2575 Midland Ave. More info.

Quintagious! Presents: Strife! and the Healing Power of Music, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Ave. More info.

One night only! The Civic Light Opera Company presents A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters at 8 p.m. Venue is Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave. Tickets required. More info.

POPROCKS! Club Night: indiepop, alternapop, synthpop, britpop, electropop, starting 9 p.m. at TacoTaco, 319 Augusta Ave. More info.

Celebrate Toronto returns to Nathan Phillips Square Sept. 10 and 11, featuring the Toronto Made Market, a 6000-square-foot shopping experience with over 100 local vendors, Live Music, Steam Whistle beer garden, food trucks, interactive activities and photo-ops. Contests and giveaways all weekend long from the event's tourism partners - win a trip for 2 from VIARail, gift cards, and branded Toronto Flag gear. This annual free festival celebrates the city's culture and diversity. More info.

Community Science at the Ponds, presented by: City of Toronto, Urban Forestry and Toronto Zoo's Adopt-a-Pond program, at Don Valley Brick Works Park. An introduction and resources to the greater community for riparian monitoring. Come out and learn the basics around aquatic habitats, their inhabitants and what you can do to support them. A maximum of 30 participants. First come, first served. Event Time: 11:15 a.m. More info.

Fall Fine Art Tour and Sale: 34 artists in North Toronto are looking forward to welcoming you into their gardens, patios, and driveways in the annual North Toronto Group of Artists (NTGA) Fall Outdoor Tour and Sale Sept. 10 and 11. With a diverse group of artists, working in a wide variety of mediums, from painting, photography, mixed media, and more, there is truly something for everyone! The event runs rain or shine, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More info.

Looking After Wildlife, Our Planet & Ourselves - One Song at a Time at Etienne Brule Park, 13 Crosby Ave, York. This 45-minute acoustic show is focused especially on children and families. But it’s highly appropriate for adults too. Through songs and interactive games/sketches, it explores wildlife and natural things locally and even in Canada’s Arctic. Then it returns to solutions and what folks can do to help, including planting the right species for pollinators and local biodiversity, rather than grass and asphalt. It’s followed by a 50-minute discovery nature walk to explore local plants and animals and their ecology and roles - terrestrial and aquatic. It concludes with a group discussion, and participants leaving with a ‘loot-bag’ of resources for starting to grow good plants for pollinators. Free but registration required with 25-person max. More info.

What “gifts” do gardens give us? Plant Gifts draws on several years of experience collaborating with Scarborough Village Community Garden on their annual Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fred Johnson Park, 3630 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. More info.

How does hair shape our identity and wellness? Join STEPS Public Art, artists Franceta Johnson and Curtia Wright, and project partner and founder of Empress Mane, D’Andra Montaque, for a day of creative art making, conversation, play, and community mural ideation at Reset Community Centre, 634 Vaughan Rd, York, 1 to 5 p.m. The Mane Event is a City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot Signature Project and community arts series that speaks to the importance of hair in Black culture, recognizing hair as art and an expression of identity. More info.

“La Forastera” (The Outsider) is a daring new multidisciplinary flamenco dance production by Flamencolia Dance Company and award-winning flamenco choreographer and dancer Lia, Sep 8 to 11 (8 p.m. Sept. 8-10, 3 p.m. Sept. 11) at Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. More info.

The Rolling Loud three-day hip hop music festival comes to Toronto and features headlining artists including, Future, Dave, Wizkid, Lil Uzi Vert, Roddy Ricch, Migos, Belly and Haviah Mighty. More than 100 artists scheduled to perform at the Ontario Place venue Sept. 9-11. More info.

Taste of The Kingsway is an annual celebration in the west end of Toronto with a legacy of over 20 years. After a two-year hiatus, this much loved event is back for 2022 bringing three days (Sept. 9-11) of non stop entertainment, food and activities for the whole family to enjoy. The festival will feature 3 stages with performances from the city’s best bands and local talent, diverse culinary offerings from street food vendors, a Super Dog Show, a meet and greet with NFL Alumni, licensed patios for the adults, midway rides and games including a Ferris wheel, kids activities, street performers and so much more all along Bloor Street West (from Prince Edward St to Montgomery St). Taste of The Kingsway is proud to support Campfire Circle – a non-profit oncology camp that supports kids and families affected by childhood cancer. More info.

The Toronto Tamil International Film Festival welcomes filmmakers, actors and audiences to Toronto for the 3-day event (Sept. 9-11) that includes screening, special events, workshops and panel discussions. The festival supports independent cinema across formats and aims to showcase the best talent & cinema from across the globe. The purpose of Toronto Tamil film festival is to promote new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas and culture between Tamil and other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. TTIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films and documentaries. Visit www.ttff.ca

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11

Don't miss The Leslieville Flea, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the historic Ashbridge Estate with over 50 vendors offering a variety of artisan, salvaged and upcycled goods. Grab a beverage, reconnect with friends and stroll three acres of the picturesque grounds. More info.

The Scarborough Woodside Square Mall Farmers’ Market, 1571 Sandhurst Cir., every Sunday through to Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More info.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Riverside Dog Lovers’ Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Common Park, 657 Queen E. It’s co-hosted by Toronto Dog Moms, the Riverside BIA, and Dirty Pawz Dog Wash and includes live music, vendors, snacks, prizes, bubbles, nail trims, photography booth with professional pet photographer Danica Oliva and Tasting Bar-K presented by Tom&Sawyer, and more – it’s all for the dogs (and their owners and friends)! More details at https://riversidecommonevents-doglovers.eventbrite.ca/

Paradise Theatre, 1006c Bloor Street West, presents Marnie, 5 to 7 p.m. and the Handmaiden 8 to 10:30 p.m.

The Saturday and Sunday weekend markets in Little Keele Street and Little Jamaica are a celebration of Afro Caribbean culture in Toronto. The market takes place in two locations: Saturdays - Little Keele St. (1856 - 1993 Keele Street) and Sundays at Little Jamaica/Reggae Lane (1531 Eglinton Ave. West and Oakwood). More info.

Art Starts is working in partnership with the Afro Caribbean Farmers Market 1 to 3 p.m. at Green P Carpark, 1531 Eglinton Ave W to host two events: The community is invited to take part in painting a community mural, led by artist Kay Geni; and also a poetry slam featuring up-and-coming artists performing their poems. More info.

Participate in a morning of planting along Taylor-Massey Creek in Farlinger Ravine Park. Native trees and shrubs will be planted to expand the naturalized creek edge, 10 a.m. to noon. Individuals and small groups do not need to register but groups of 5 or more should register in advance to ensure enough tools and materials are on hand. More info.

Rhythms of Change at Milliken Park, 5555 Steeles Ave. E. Nagata Shachu Japanese Taiko and Music group is excited to offer a free hands-on 30-minute taiko workshop open to the public. All ages welcome. No experience necessary. A one hour concert featuring music from Nagata Shachu’s last season “Rhythms of Change”, will follow the workshops which run at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Featuring an arsenal of taiko, bamboo flutes, the three-stringed shamisen and an array of gongs, cymbals, shakers and wood blocks, Nagata Shachu will take you on a musical journey beyond all borders. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a fun filled day of drumming, socializing, and experiencing an open air taiko concert. More info.

The Shape of Home, Songs in Search of Al Purdy is an original, theatrical, song cycle that beautifully conjures the poetry and letters of one of Canada’s most legendary artists, running Sept. 11 to 25 at Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave. More info.

Toronto Artisan Market - Trinity Bellwoods Park: Help support the community of local artists and artisans at the final market of the year, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More info.

2022 Toronto Jewish Comedy Festival features a hilarious line-up of Jewish comedic talent from all over Canada, 8 to 10 p.m. at Prosserman JCC, 4588 Bathurst St. Advance tickets required. More info.

“La Forastera” (The Outsider) is a daring new multidisciplinary flamenco dance production by Flamencolia Dance Company and award-winning flamenco choreographer and dancer Lia, Sep 8 to 11 (8 p.m. Sept. 8-10, 3 p.m. Sept. 11) at Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. More info.

The Rolling Loud three-day hip hop music festival comes to Toronto and features headlining artists including, Future, Dave, Wizkid, Lil Uzi Vert, Roddy Ricch, Migos, Belly and Haviah Mighty. More than 100 artists scheduled to perform at the Ontario Place venue Sept. 9-11. More info.

Taste of The Kingsway is an annual celebration in the west end of Toronto with a legacy of over 20 years. After a two-year hiatus, this much loved event is back for 2022 bringing three days (Sept. 9-11) of non stop entertainment, food and activities for the whole family to enjoy. The festival will feature 3 stages with performances from the city’s best bands and local talent, diverse culinary offerings from street food vendors, a Super Dog Show, a meet and greet with NFL Alumni, licensed patios for the adults, midway rides and games including a Ferris wheel, kids activities, street performers and so much more all along Bloor Street West (from Prince Edward St to Montgomery St). Taste of The Kingsway is proud to support Campfire Circle – a non-profit oncology camp that supports kids and families affected by childhood cancer. More info.

The Toronto Tamil International Film Festival welcomes filmmakers, actors and audiences to Toronto for the 3-day event (Sept. 9-11) that includes screening, special events, workshops and panel discussions. The festival supports independent cinema across formats and aims to showcase the best talent & cinema from across the globe. The purpose of Toronto Tamil film festival is to promote new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas and culture between Tamil and other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. TTIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films and documentaries. Visit www.ttff.ca

Looking to support and connect with local artists? Come to OCAD's student-run Artist Alley! You'll find a wide variety of beautiful posters, prints, zines, stickers, greeting cards, ceramics, fashion, jewelry items and more from local artists and creators. Support 50-plus OCAD artists and alumni as they set up shop Sept. 10 (11-5 p.m.) and 11 (11-3 p.m.) in the Great Hall, 2nd Floor of 100 McCaul. This event is open to the public and all ages with free admission, masks recommended. More info.

Celebrate Toronto returns to Nathan Phillips Square Sept. 10 and 11, featuring the Toronto Made Market, a 6000-square-foot shopping experience with over 100 local vendors, Live Music, Steam Whistle beer garden, food trucks, interactive activities and photo-ops. Contests and giveaways all weekend long from the event's tourism partners - win a trip for 2 from VIARail, gift cards, and branded Toronto Flag gear. This annual free festival celebrates the city's culture and diversity. More info.

Fall Fine Art Tour and Sale: 34 artists in North Toronto are looking forward to welcoming you into their gardens, patios, and driveways in the annual North Toronto Group of Artists (NTGA) Fall Outdoor Tour and Sale Sept. 10 and 11. With a diverse group of artists, working in a wide variety of mediums, from painting, photography, mixed media, and more, there is truly something for everyone! The event runs rain or shine, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More info.

ONGOING...

The Art Guild of Scarborough's 60th Anniversary Arthur show will be presented at the Clark Centre of the Arts at the Guild Inn in Scarborough from Sept. 2 to 29. The Clark Centre is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays). Opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. Including the presentation of the Arthur Award and the Joy MacFadyen Free Spirit Award. More info.

The Shape of Home, Songs in Search of Al Purdy is an original, theatrical, song cycle that beautifully conjures the poetry and letters of one of Canada’s most legendary artists, running Sept. 11 to 25 at Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave. More info.

The Merchant of Venice Sept. 8 to 25 at Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St. E. Daily except Mondays. More info.

The Toronto International Film Festival returns in September 2022 for 11 days (Sept. 8-18) of international and Canadian cinema, special events featuring some of the biggest names in film, and TIFF’s Industry Conference. More info.

Write on! Write Now. Twice monthly literary open mic (first and third Tuesday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m.) for authors, poets, essayists, and open to singer/songwriters. One to three featured readers per event (15 min max) and open mic sign up starting at 6:30 pm on the night (5 min). Followed by music open mic night at 9 p.m. More info.

Uncle Vanya. A dazzling cast, led by the incomparable Tom Rooney as Vanya, breathes new life into Chekhov’s masterpiece in a new adaptation by Liisa Repo-Martell from Sept. 6 to Oct. 2 (daily except Mondays) at Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave. More info.

GreekTown on the Danforth continues its Sounds of GreekTown into December. At Alexander the Great Parkette on Thursday, Sept. 8 Bitter&Broke 7-9 p.m.; on Friday, Sept. 9 Ana Lia 7-9 p.m.; on Saturday, Sept. 10 Ola 7-9 p.m.; on Sunday, Sept. 11 Sam Dickinson Quartet 3-5 p.m. At Curb Lane Patios at Eaton and Danforth Friday, Sept. 9 Olympic Entertainment 8-10 p.m.; on Saturday, Sept. 10, Pablo Terry and Sol de Cuba, 8 to 10 p.m. ;and Sunday, Sept. 11, Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra, 4-6 p.m. At CafeTO Parklet at Gough and Danforth on Saturday, Sept. 10 George Crottyu Trio, 2-4 p.m.; and on Sunday, Sept. 11, Holly Clausius Trio, 2-4 p.m. More info and performances.

Immersive King Tut now on daily except Tuesdays at Lighthouse Immersive Inc., 1 Yonge St. More info.

Artists of the Simcoe Watershed Art Project document the wonders of the world’s watersheds and creatively depict fragile environments in this eye-opening exhibition: Timeline: Changing Waters at Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke, Aug. 30 to Sept. 30. Free. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Closed for all statutory holidays. More info.

With more than 140 amateur and professional members, the Crossection Annual Juried Exhibition by the Central Ontario Art Association features the best new works from this treasured group while showcasing a vast array of visual art techniques. This show is free at the Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery at 399 The West Mall. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This exhibit continues through Sept. 13. More info.

Who's Afraid of Titus? Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, adapted and directed by Sky Gilbert, Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 at Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St. E. More info.

The Ashkenaz Festival, which bills itself as North America’s largest celebration of global Jewish music and culture, returns with a full slate of in-person programming in the first live edition of the normally biennial event since 2018. The Ashkenaz Festival is presented Aug. 30 - Sept. 5, 2022 at Harbourfront Centre and venues across Toronto. More info.

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is also known as "The Ex" and offers a wide variety of entertainment and events over its 18 days. Aug 19 - Sep 5, 2022. The CNE features a midway, parades, bandshell concerts, dog show, working farm, international food & shopping, airshow, and more. Advance tickets available online. More info.

“Brain Booster (virtual and in-person group)” Ongoing virtual program! Your brain has an amazing ability to adapt and change – even into older age! Join East End Community Health Centre the first Thursday of the month, 1 to 2:30 p.m. More info.

A romantic comedy for the ages comes vividly to life. As You Like It is an epic return to the beloved Toronto tradition of Shakespeare in High Park. It's a brilliantly funny play. Through to Sept. 4 (no Monday performances), 8 p.m. Tickets range from free to pay what you can. More info.

Join your neighbours on Market Street for live entertainment, pop up food events, seating and more. Market Street (Front Street to The Esplanade) is now an Urban Park open to pedestrians for summer 2022. The I Heart Market Street Music Series offers a selection of Toronto musicians on Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays 6 to 8 p.m. More info.

Campbell Popup last Saturday of the month (Aug. 27, Sept. 24) at 300 Campbell Ave., 9 - 1, rain or shine! Local produce, flowers, food popups, art, eco-friendly and handmade goods, ceramics and more. Visit @campbellpopup to see everyone who’s joining us this month. More info.

100 Days of Summer, Music andDance On Water. Locations: 1 Queen’s Quay East Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.; 585 Queen’s Quay West, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. More info.

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the world-class architecture firm, is bringing a collection of works to Toronto with Piece by Piece: Inside the Renzo Piano Building Workshop from July 16 to Sept. 11. Artport Gallery at Harbourfront, 235 Queens Quay W. More info.

Oluseye Ogunlesi explores Canada’s role in the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade through his installation Black Ark, through to Sep 5 at Ashbridges Bay Park. More info.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (starting May 31) at CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St., no shows Mondays. More info.

9 & 99: The Howe/Gretzky Exhibition: An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest compilation of milestone artifacts and rare personal memorabilia, all hand-picked by Hockey Hall of Fame curators from the Howe and Gretzky family collections. Revel in the legacy and indelible bond of ‘Mr. Hockey’ and ‘The Great One’. Extended for a limited time through October 23, 2022.

60 Works 60 Years: Toronto Outdoor Art Fair at 60. Exhibit showcases 60 artworks acquired by the City from the Fair over the past 40 years. Each year the mayor, assisted by City curators, attends Toronto Outdoor Art Fair to select a work to be brought into the municipal collection through the Mayor's Purchase Award (formerly the Toronto Archives Award), exclusive to TOAF. On all year, Market Gallery, second floor.

The FRIENDS Experience: The One in Toronto offers fans of the popular television show, FRIENDS, an interactive experience featuring 12 nostalgia-packed rooms filled with original props and costumes, set re-creations, a retail store and more! Fans will have the opportunity to explore the show’s history, re-create favorite moments and learn behind-the-scenes information. The FRIENDS Experience remains “Monica Clean” and is taking measures throughout the space to ensure a safe environment for its staff and guests. More info.

Family Feud Canada is looking for Studio Audience, 25 John St. most Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, August through October. Morning taping session – 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (changes by date). Afternoon taping session – 2 to 7 p.m. (changes by date). More info.

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