Toronto’s Top Events in September and October

It’s September already… ok, how did that happen?! Did we lap up Labour Day weekend or what! As we see outdoor pools shut for the season, fall attire dressing store windows and earlier sunsets there is still much to celebrate in the city. In fact, the transition period always makes things a bit interesting because there’s a lot more movement in the city. The next couple of months are going to be big… let us tell you why, even if you might already have a clue…

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

It’s that time of year again, when Toronto’s streets are lined with paparazzi, stars, crowds and TIFFers from all over the world. We all know that TIFF is a big deal for this city, not only because of the stellar names associated with it but the vibe that it brings on the lead up to and throughout the festival. It’s exciting to think who might be just around the corner or crossing the street, and even just navigating that jam-packed program can send your A.D.D off the charts. Yeah. It’s definitely a big deal.

Ten days of TIFF, September 10-20. Let’s do it.

Toronto Oktoberfest

The Bavarian tradition makes an appearance in TO, celebrating a beer festival like only Germans know how. Like the real Oktoberfest, Toronto’s version will have guests drinking and dining at long Festhalle-style tables, entertained by traditional Bavarian folkdancing as well as taking in some village atmosphere with games and rides in the grounds.

The Toronto Oktoberfest will be celebrated at Ontario place on September 18-20.

Just for Laughs42

10 days of belly-aching laughter, the festival runs September 24 – October 3 at various locations across the city.

Urban Capers

This fall gather a small team and embark on an inner city adventure by navigating a particular area based on riddles and clues. “Urban Capers Scavenger Hunts offer up history and culture, colourful characters and local folklore while teams compete to find answers to tricky and humourous questions”. Choose your scavenger hunt – Murder at the ROM, Haunted Toronto, Secrets of St Lawrence and several others.

Urban Capers hosts scavenger hunts throughout the fall season 2-3 times per week. Check their calendar for more details.

Nuit Blanche 2015

Once again, Toronto’s skies and streets will be lit up with art installations all over the city. This year the date is October 3!

International Festival of Authors (IFOA)

An absolute must-attend for the book lovers and writers of Toronto, Harbourfront hosts the annual IFOA over an 11-day program. Participate or listen to a range of programs and talks – including the spotlight on the Catalan culture, the writer’s toolkit course as well as a discussion on short story writing.

The IFOA runs from October 22 through to November 1 at various locations.