Top 5 Events in September

POSTED ON August 23, 2023 BY Justine Smith

It’s TIFF season everyone! Toronto’s Entertainment District will once again be buzzing with activity thanks to the 48th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. This month also brings the City’s free all-night celebration of arts, Nuit Blanche. So don’t fret, there’s loads to get excited about, despite the fact that the Summer has somehow mysteriously already flown by! (Pumpkin spice, let’s goooo!)

Anime Toronto – September 1-3

Performers at Anime Toronto

Meet and interact with renowned voice actors, anime creators, and industry professionals at Anime Toronto. This is a unique opportunity to connect with the creators of your favorite anime series and gain insider knowledge about the industry. Anime Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre is a welcoming space for passionate anime fans to come together and share their love for the art form.

Get Active and Make Friends with Midnight Runners!

Join the Midnight Runners and lace up for a FREE 6km Bootcamp Run with music every Tuesday at 7pm. Swing by Blue Moon Brewery at Stackt Market to stash your stuff, where you’ll be met by good vibes and a fun and friendly community. Run en masse through the city, then stick around for post-run celebrations at Blue Moon Brewery at 8:30 PM. Get active, have fun, and make new friends, RSVP for the September 5th and September 12th runs now! 

Canada’s Bridal Show – September 8-10

Canada’s Bridal Show is the largest and most prestigious Bridal Show in Canada. Spot the latest fashions and trends at The bridal fashion show, try on jewellery, taste different dishes and cakes. Pick from over 300 exhibitors, the best photographers, Disc Jockeys, videographers, makeup artists, limousines, performers, florists and more to make your big day absolutely perfect! 

Toronto International Film Festival 2023 – September 7-17

One of the most exciting times of the year in the Entertainment District is the Toronto International Film Festival, where the neighbourhood comes to life with live music, activations, stars and of course captivating film screenings! check out the array of fabulous screenings and events and secure your tickets early! Plus, be sure to explore Festival Street for free programming and fun. Festival Street shuts down King Street West between Peter Street and University Avenue for pedestrians and celebrations, from September 7-10!

Nuit Blanche – September 23

401 Richmond Courtyard

Nuit Blanche is a free, all-night celebration of contemporary art taking place across Toronto. Explore ground-breaking projects by local, national and international artists. This year’s theme, Breaking Ground, is centred around the natural world, change and innovation. Keep an eye on our new Arts page for updates on our upcoming ArtWalk 2.0 activation launching at 401 Richmond during Nuit Blanche! 

For a full list of events in the neighbourhood, click here!