Toronto Weekender: September 11 through 14, 2014

Last weekend was all about TIFF.
This weekend is all about 4am last calls. 

Time to forget about the celebrities and start focusing on you and all you can get up to over the next four days.

We’ve packed this edition of The Weekender full of everything from burgers and beer to comedy, concerts, and good causes.

Time to fall into fall – hard.


Our TIFF Talks Lunch Series on Bell Lightbox’s incredible Malaparte rooftop event space features festival programmer Rasha Salti, Pure Leaf cocktails, and an O&B prepared meal. Start your weekend now.

You have four hours to get an In-N-Out Burger in Toronto. Seriously, that’s it. 

Don’t know about the Ultra Rare Opening Party? Well, it wouldn’t be living up to its name very well if you did.

Want the beer experience? Of course you do.

Colin Mochrie is going to take The Comedy Bar by storm – one line at a time.

A pop-up movie theatre? With popcorn? Yup, we’re in.

It’s been 25 years since Biz Markie dropped Just a Friend and he’ll be in Toronto to remind you that he has what you need… 

Just Much Ado About Nothing in a museum.

TIFF. That is all.

Well, at least 800 people care about the upcoming election…enough to throw a party about it, anyway. 


Bloor West Village is going full Ukrainian for the next three days.

Toronto Beer Week sounds like every week in Toronto to us… but the official Toronto Beer Week 2014 will feature more than 70 participating bars, pubs, and restaurants, offering everything from tastings to tap takeovers and contests to free concerts. Drink up.

Planning a wedding? This is where you’ll want to be.

Whoever thinks summer is over obviously hasn’t told Lorde. The pop sensation is taking her show to the beach whether it’s September or not.

Lewis Black will be at Massey Hall getting really angry and being really funny about it.

Sun Kil Moon started out as a continuation of Red House Painters but now survives completely as its own experience.

How To Dress Well, aka: singer-songwriter Tom Krell, is hitting the Mod Club. Look good or learn how to the hard way.


All you can eat pancakes and bottomless coffee for under $6 seems like a pretty great way to start your Saturday.

Of course, burning some calories for a good cause at the AIDS Walk then seems pretty much mandatory.

The Queen West Art Crawl is a must-attend. Not just for the great local creations, but this might be one of the last Saturdays you have to stroll around without worrying about the weather.

Thanks to Mountain Dew Canada, J. Cole will be playing a free show at Roundhouse Park. Though there’s another green bottle we suggest drinking from if you want to enjoy yourself…

Everybody’s throwing a TIFF closing party. But not everybody’s doing it on a beach.

Art Against AIDS is the second way in one day that you can support the fight against AIDS in our country. This time with food, drinks, and DJs.  

A two-day Polish Festival on Roncesvalles. Enter Pierogies joke here.

Now this is what we call a proper Booze Cruise.

Chet Faker will be playing The Danforth Music Hall. No diggity

Jully Black is taking over Regent Park’s Paintbox Bistro. Apparently she once opened for Kanye in Singapore. But there’s obviously nothing more to that story at all. Nothing. Not a single thing. Everything was very normal.


 Bikestock. If you own a bike, be there.

Three separate parks will party like they’re on two wheels. What does that mean? Obviously you’ve never been to the annual Toronto Bicycle Music Festival before.

It’s time for the Terry Fox Run. Here’s somewhere you can do it – though anywhere would probably do just as long as you donate.

A vegan donut-eating contest is apparently a real thing.

No need to buy a ticket; head to Thailand in the city as Yonge-Dundas Square gets taken over for Destination Thailand.

The Heroes March is a fantastic way to help support the homeless in our city.

Head to The Junction for dinner and a movie – and, most importantly, a Royale with cheese.

Well, that’s it, that’s all.
Four days and nearly 35 ways to spend them.

Just remember: FOMO isn’t real if you’re there.

Stay Notable,

The Weekender


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