This is such a great time of year in the city. With so much buzz because of TIFF, people are definitely out and about as we create a new vibe and move away from the summer. If you can't get into any of the invite-only TIFF parties, don't worry, because there are still so many cool things to do that won't disappoint. Here's a list of 9 things to do this weekend in Toronto

Yorkville Murals Block Party

Price: Free

When: Friday, September 13, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 14, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Address: 99 Yorkville Ave., Toronto

Why You Need To Go: We've been anticipating this one. Starting Thursday and running throughout the weekend, there will be live mural paintings, live DJs, sculptures, light installations, art lounges, and so much more at this outdoor courtyard party in Yorkville.  

Drunken Cinema: Friday the 13th: Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan on 35mm

Price: $12-15

When: Friday, September 13
Doors open at 9 p.m., event starts 9:30 p.m.

Address: 400 Roncesvalles Ave., Revue Cinema, Toronto

Why You Need To Go: If you'd prefer something quirkier and more low-key than TIFF on Friday night, this might be the place for you. There will be a live performance by horror movie metal band Blood Opera. There will also be wine and beer, as well as games and popcorn!

Roncesvalles Polish Festival

Price: Free

When: Saturday, September 14, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
and Sunday, September 15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Address: Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto

Why You Need To Go: It's that time of year when Roncy gets shut down for an 18-block Polish food and music extravaganza. Go get yourself some of the best pickles on a stick and pierogis in Toronto.

Carly Rae Jepsen at Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre)

Price: $57+

When: Saturay, September 14, 8 p.m.

Address: 1 Front St. E., Toronto

Why You Need To Go: Our Canadian darling Carly Rae Jepsen is on tour, if you are a fan you won't want to miss out on her Toronto performance! 

Crunch at Everleigh (4 a.m. last call)

Price: $20-25

When: Saturday September 14, 10 p.m. till late

Address: 580 King St. W., Toronto

Why You Need To Go: This weekly Saturday party will be getting upgraded with a 4 a.m. last call. Featuring Hip-Hop and Top 40 music from DJ Crunch β€” and if you reserve a booth, you get a $200 gift card from FERI DESIGNER LINES. Guestlist closes at 12 a.m.


EFS Saturdays (4 a.m. last call)

Price: Ladies free before 11, $25+ otherwise

When: Saturday, September 14, 10 p.m. till late

Address: 647 King St. W., Toronto

Why You Need To Go: With extended hours, Your Boy Brian drops an eclectic blend of Hip-Hop, Top 40, House, and R&B. They are offering 3 complimentary admissions with the purchase of a bottle.


Nathan Barato and Friends at CODA

Price: $25-30

When: Saturday September 14, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Address: 794 Bathurst St., CODA, Toronto

Why You Need To Go: If you want to hear some techno, this is the event for you. Nathan Barato, Demuir, and Chris Larsen are prime examples of the talent that comes out of Toronto's underground music scene. Catch them at CODA for some amazing beats this Saturday.

Hermitude at Velvet Underground

Price: $20+

When: Saturday, September 14 at 10 p.m.

Address: 508 Queen St. W., The Velvet Underground, Toronto

Why You Need To Go: This Australian electronic hip-hip duo gives off major Flume vibes in their own unique way. They are on a world tour right now and are stopping by Toronto on Saturday. Check the carousel below for a feel of what they have in store. 

T.O. Uncovered Art & Music Gala 

Price: $20; $27 with food coupon

When: Sunday, September 15, 5 p.m. to midnight

Address: 783 College St., Revival Bar, Toronto

Why You Need To Go: You can check out and support some of Toronto's creative culture. There will be art for purchase, music, food from critically acclaimed restauranteurs, and drinks at the amazing Revival bar. A great way to end the weekend. Come immerse yourself in art and music!

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