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
When: Friday, September 13 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
and Saturday, September 14 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 99 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Why You Need To Go: We've been anticipating this one. Starting Thursday and going 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 the 13th
Doors open at 9 p.m., event starts 9:30 p.m.
Address: 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Revue Cinema, Toronto
Why You Need To Go: If you'd prefer something more low-key and quirkier than TIFF, this might be the place for you on Friday night. 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
When: Saturday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
and Sunday, Sept. 15 from 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 long 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, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m.
Address: 1 Front Street East, Toronto
Why You Need To Go: Our Canadian darling Carly Rae Jepsen is on tour and 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 Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. till late
Address: 580 King Street West, Toronto
Why You Need To Go: This Saturday weekly party will be getting upgraded with 4 a.m. last call. With hiphop and top 40 music from DJ Crunch, 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, Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. till late
Address: 647 King Street West
Why You Need To Go: They are having extended hours, Your Boy Brian drops an eclectic blend of Hip-Hop, Top 40, House and R&B. They are offering 3 complimantary admissions with the purchase of a bottle.
Nathan Barato and Friends at CODA
Price: $25 - $30
When: Saturday Sept. 14 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Address: 794 Bathurst Street, 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, Sept. 14 at 10 p.m.
Address: 508 Queen Street West, 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, or $27 with food coupon
When: Sunday, September 15 from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Address: 783 College Street, 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!