Toronto is a vibrant and diverse city with a lot to offer. Here are some things you can do in Toronto during September;
A Midsummer Night's Dream JULY 21- SEPTEMBER 3, 2023
A Canadian Stage production
High Park Amphitheatre
1873 Bloor Street West
Canada M6R 2Z3
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jamie Robinson
A romantic comedy for the ages comes vividly to life in High Park. The night before Theseus and Hippolyta's royal wedding, four young Athenians flee into the forest in pursuit of true love. They fall into one love triangle, then another, and are caught in the crossfire of a custody battle between reigning fairies of the forest. Chaotic hilarity ensues. Will the Athenians end up with their perfect match? Who will win custody of the changeling child? And what other beloved characters might we meet along the way? Brilliantly directed by Jamie Robinson and brought to life by a hysterical cast, A Midsummer Night's Dream is sure to be a highlight of the summer.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is 90 minutes with no intermission
Most seating is on the grass; blankets and pillows are welcome. Accessible seating is also available.
Lawn chairs are available to rent for $5 or $10 depending on the model.
Audience members are welcome to bring along picnics, snacks, or enjoy concessions on site
The production is appropriate for adults and kids of all ages
In the event of rain or severe weather during the show, Canadian Stage may delay, pause, or cancel the performance. Please note: we very rarely make rain cancellations prior to 8pm.
Tickets will be available at the door but advanced tickets are recommended.
BUY TICKETS https://my.canadianstage.com/overview/8639
Being and Belonging at ROM JULY 12- NOVEMBER 19, 2023
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park
"Being and Belonging: Contemporary Women Artists from the Islamic World and Beyond" is an inclusive exhibition addressing contemporary issues through the art of women from diverse Islamic backgrounds. Crossing geographical borders, it explores identity and connection within social contexts. With 25 artists, it offers a comprehensive view of diverse perspectives, challenging stereotypes. Themes like identity and sexuality are explored through art, encouraging nuanced engagement. Both established and emerging artists contribute, enriching the dialogue. For those intrigued by culture, art, and social discourse, this exhibition offers a unique chance to explore diverse perspectives. Official sources should be monitored for event details.
Cost:$21.00 - $35.00
Senior: $28.00 | Student: $27.00 | Adult: $35.00 | Youth: $27.00 | Child: $21.00
2023 Toronto Dragon Festival SEPTEMBER 1-3, 2023
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St W
The Toronto Dragon Festival (TDF) appears as an exciting celebration of East Asian culture, offering diverse activities and performances. Set against the picturesque Nathan Phillips Square, the event promises an immersive experience with cultural presentations, street food, and dynamic performances. Multicultural acts like Inuit throat-singing and Caribbean drumming showcase Toronto's rich diversity. The festival's iconic location, including the Reflecting Pool, adds to the ambiance. Anticipation for the "Reflection Water Show" indicates a commitment to visual delight. Such events, like TDF, foster cultural appreciation and understanding, providing a platform for diverse traditions. Attendees can enjoy entertainment, authentic street food, and a vivid cultural immersion. Stay updated via official sources for event details.
A Sense of Movement: Japanese Sports Posters EVERT FRIDAY FROM MAY 9 TO SEPTEMBER 9
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
2 Bloor St E
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Gallery Hours: Hourly timeslots starting at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm (4:30 pm and 5:30 pm on Thursdays) Closed on select Saturdays: May 20 (Victoria Day weekend), July 1 (Canada Day), September 2 (Labour Day weekend)
This international exhibition highlights the fusion of Japanese graphic design and sports, showcasing 68 works by 24 designers. From emerging talents to renowned masters, they ingeniously capture the essence of sports and motion in print. The collection spans from the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics to contemporary times, offering a glimpse into Japan's graphic design evolution. This exhibit unites the creative translation of athleticism onto two-dimensional media. Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in Japan's graphic design legacy, illustrating the dynamic synergy between sports and visual art. Join us for a journey through this cultural intersection.
Reservations / Advance Tickets are required
Bark in the Park TO SEPTEMBER 1-4 , 2023
1695 Queen St E
Bark in the Park TO offers a four-day extravaganza celebrating everything canine. This ultimate event unites dog lovers, furry companions, and top vendors for a tail-wagging weekend full of fun. Explore a remarkable lineup of vendors catering to all your dog's desires — from gourmet treats and premium food to stylish accessories, innovative toys, and personalized gear. The event boasts exciting activities and demonstrations to keep tails wagging ceaselessly. Prepare for a paw-some experience surrounded by fellow dog enthusiasts and endless entertainment to pamper and delight your furry friends.
Cost: Recommended donation of $10. Admission is by donation to Epilepsy Toronto and when purchased in advance is eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
BUY TICKETS https://barkintheparkto.ca/passes.html
Outdoor Movie Nights SEPTEMBER 1 , 2023
Super Mario Bros
Presented by: Bloor West Village BIA
Event Time(s): 8:33 pm - 10:00 pm
Neil McLellan Park
263 Beresford Ave
Partake in an ideal family-friendly gathering to enjoy movies beneath the night sky. Remember to bring your lawn chairs and blankets for comfort. While movies and popcorn are complimentary, donations are appreciated at the Snack Shack. The proceeds from donations will benefit the Bloor West Village Food Bank.
+(plus)2.0 Exhibition AUGUST 1- SEPTEMBER 27, 2023
Event Time(s): MONDAY- FRIDAY 11AM-7PM
SATURDAY 10 AM-3PM
30 Wellington St W
Building on its award-winning legacy, the Infrastructure Institute's exhibition, +(plus) 2.0, maintains its commitment to investigating Toronto's role as a design and implementation leader in mixed-use buildings. By showcasing this innovative approach, the exhibition presents a compelling case for the potential of cities to revolve around nurturing partnerships and fostering mutual aid. Intriguingly, the exhibition embarks on a journey to uncover the boundless array of community-building prospects that arise from blending seemingly improbable uses within a single space. It doesn't shy away from questioning the prevailing systems that uphold the 'status quo' within architecture and urban planning. Instead, it boldly invites us all to envision a reimagined urban landscape—one that transcends mere aesthetics and delves into the very essence of urban living. +(plus) 2.0 beckons us to contemplate not just the physical appearance of our neighborhoods, but also the fundamental purpose of our cities. As a continuation of a groundbreaking legacy, this exhibition propels us toward a future where urban spaces become harmonious havens of diverse functions, emphasizing inclusivity and innovation.
Cost: Free MORE INFO : https://infrastructureinstitute.ca/exhibition/
95 - and Still Going Strong AUGUST 26- OCTOBER 13, 2023
Event Time(s): 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please see website for specific gallery hours details.
Canadian Sculpture Centre
18 Gristmill Lane
Hosted by: Sculptors Society of Canada Members and Greenrock Charitable Trust Experience a jubilant tribute to the 95th Anniversary of the Sculptors Society of Canada through a captivating two-part exhibition!
In Part I, explore a captivating array of creations encompassing stone, wood, steel, bronze, and mixed-media. Twenty-one accomplished artists hailing from Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec present their distinctive works.
Part II unveils the talents of twenty-five artists from across Ontario, showcasing their remarkable contributions. Join us to commemorate this milestone in sculptural artistry and celebrate the diversity of creative expressions.
MORE INFO : https://www.sculptorssocietyofcanada.org
Canadian International Air Show SEPTEMBER 2, 2023
Event Time(s): 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Marilyn Bell Park
1095 Lake Shore Blvd W
The Canadian International Air Show returns to Toronto. Head to Toronto’s Waterfront for a jam-packed aerobatic air show featuring the US Navy Blue Angels, the CF-18 Demo Team, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and much more!
Cost: $80 - $275
Reservations / Advance Tickets are required