Toronto Weekender: September 25 through 28, 2014

Everything is perfect.

(Well, except for the pumpkin spice latte overkill.)

And that’s because falling in love with fall isn’t hard. Cool wind that isn’t cold. Warm sunshine on changing leaves. Scarves, sweaters, and the shared knowledge that as Torontonians it’s our sacred vow to take advantage of every second we have without snow.

We’ve got 35 reasons to stop lamenting summer’s passing, so start paying attention to the season you’re in.


The Canadian Investor Conference could be a decent place to drop some cash.

This is literally a Recipe for Victory.

Treat your seven-year-old self: you can see Power Rangers in person.

3 Chefs, 9 Dishes. Now that’s our kind of math.

Want to drink ridiculously expensive (and delicious) tequila for a reasonable price? Is that even a question?

Disagree with the Polaris Prize decision? Go get vocal about it.

Drink for an entire century. Seriously.

A collection of some of the best chefs in the city serving it up for a good cause – this is one Food Court Special you don’t want to miss.

The Dandy Warhols are 20 years old. Not the singers, the band. And now you feel old.

If you’ve never heard the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, we can’t explain their sound. But it’s definitely worth finding out for yourself.

The Black Lips are like your friend’s garage band from high school if your friend’s garage band from high school band had actually been talented and went on to become rich and famous.


It’s Culture Days in Ontario. What does that mean? Find out.

Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show sounds pretty – wait for it – sweet.

The 13th annual Small World Music Festival brings the sounds of Serbia, India, Trinidad, Iran, Germany, Pakistan, and more to stages around the city.

Steve McQueen is the king of cool. Do a double take if you don’t believe us.

Island. Harvest. Dinner.

If you’re into house – and we don’t mean staying at home – this is where you should go.

In a fight against both cystic fibrosis and cancer, the Friends for Life Foundation is holding their Ninth Annual Charity Gala: FFL9 – Joie de Vivre! This is your chance to get fancy for a good cause.

Fucked Up is still making a name for themselves at The Horseshoe.

SPiN Toronto is turning three, which is about as many points as you’d get off of us in a game – hey-o! Anyway, think: drink specials, free ping-pong all night, snacks, and a special DJ set by Washed Out.

Wanda Skyes is one of our must-see pics for JFL 42.

Toronto’s sexiest evening market soirée is back. That’s right, Midnight Market Returns


The Toronto Antique and Vintage Market never gets old.

‘Cause we’ve all taken a ferry to the island… but we haven’t all canoed there.

There’s an LD West pop-up shop on Queen West.

It’s the 50th anniversary of The Kidney Foundation of Canada. And you can walk to show your support.

We don’t often say “yee-haw” but when there’s this much food and beer on the line, we’ll damn near say anything. Enter: Evergreen Urban Rodeo BBQ. What’s an urban rodeo? Fair question, but you’re going to have to go to find out. (Hint: there’s a mechanical bull).

You know ETSY from such places as the Internet. But now you can get to know it in person at the ETSY Made in Canada Market.

Want your 15 minutes of fame? Too bad, you only get five.

We’ve been telling you for months that you need to see Chromeo. Don’t make us tell you again.

Shake Rattle and Roll is turning four. And while your hips probably feel a lot older than that, this is still one of the best nights to get your groove on in the city.

Seth Myers. He doesn’t really need more than his name anymore, does he?

Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa are going to show you the lost art of hip-hop.


Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market are a great place for those scarves and sweaters we were talking about earlier.

Same goes for the Annex Flea, but probably more pumpkin spice lattes here, too.

Saudi Festival Day is taking over Yonge-Dundas Square.

Your four-year-old self is about to wet themselves: Sharon, Lois, and Bram will be at the Urban Harvest Festival.  

If you don’t know what Soupalicious is from the name alone, you don’t really love soup. In fact, you don’t even really deserve to enjoy fall.

Lilly Allen is in town in support of her new album Sheezus. Man, would we have loved to have been a fly on the wall when Kanye found out…

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

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

Stay Notable,

The Weekender 


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