September not only marks a start of school for many kids, but it also brings some of the best cultural and art-filled events to Toronto. From one of the biggest North American Film Festivals to exciting Oktoberfest, Toronto will be alive this month with different cultures, breathing in the atmosphere of inspiration and coming fall.
Toronto International Film Festival
When: September 5 – 15
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox & other venues
TIFF 2019 is here and with it, the celebrity sighting hunt may begin. Streaming the hottest movies from the past year and hosting the biggest celebrity guests from around the world, TIFF will brighten up Toronto yet again for the 44th time.
Cirque du Soleil – Alegría, In a New Light
When: September 12
Where: Ontario Place
The legendary artist group Cirque du Soleil is returning to Toronto with its show Alegría – In a New Light. The show explores the bellowed Alegría show and the struggle between old and new, adding elements of the modern world into the story.
The Word on the Street
When: September 21 – 22
Where: Harbourfront Centre
Biggest bookstore in the city – open-air and right at the shores of Lake Ontario. Hosting several exceptional authors, discussions and book signings, WOTS is a book enthusiast’s dream come true. Come explore mainstream titles as well as more indie publishings while enjoying a day outside.
Toronto Biennial of Art
When: September 21 – December 1
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art
Toronto Biennial of Art is a 72-day networking citywide event that presents national, and international contemporary art. Taking place every two years, it offers a place for artists and enthusiasts for exhibitions, installations, talks and many more learning opportunities along the shores of Lake Ontario.
When: September 26 – 28
Where: Ontario Place
Oktoberfest, inspired by the original German tradition, is setting up tents at Ontario Place to introduce Bavarian traditions to Toronto. Sample authentic food, drink and music such as polka while sipping on an authentic ERDINGER’s Oktoberfest Brew, flown in from Germany exclusively for Toronto Oktoberfest.