Seven Epic Events You Need to Attend This September in Toronto
1. TIFF – September 6-16, 2018
Attracting 480,000 people annually, the Toronto International Film Festival is one of the biggest film festivals of the year. It draws in the most talented artists with celebrities scattered throughout the city. Keep an eye out, you never know who you’ll come across.
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The future is female-identifying. ✨ • This year, 122 #TIFF18 films are directed or co-directed by women. Head on over to The Review to see the full list, including films from: • ✨FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, Carmel Winters (Discovery) ✨THE CROSSING, Bai Xue, (Discovery) ✨FIG TREE, Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian (Discovery) ✨FALLS AROUND HER, Darlene Naponse (Contemporary World Cinema) ✨STUPID YOUNG HEART, Selma Vilhunen (Contemporary World Cinema) ✨GHOST FLEET, Shannon Service & Jeffrey Waldron (TIFF Docs) ✨THE GRAND BIZARRE, Jodie Mack (Wavelengths) ✨LITTLE WAVES, Ariane Louis-Seize (Short Cuts) ✨JESSICA FOREVER, Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel (Platform) ✨VITA & VIRGINIA, Chanya Button (Special Presentation) . . . . . #ShareHerJourney #WomenInFilm #WomenDirectors #DirectedByWomen #TorontoInternationalFilmFestival #TIFF #TheCrossing #FigTree #FloatLikeAButterfly #FallsAroundHer #StupidYoungHeart #GhostFleet #TheGrandBizarre #LittleWaves #JessicaForever #VitaAndVirginia #Toronto #Movies
2. Market & Co. Grand Opening Ceremony – September 7, 2018
The first food market in Canada located within a premium shopping centre environment at Upper Canada, officially opened its doors on September 7th. From authentic Neapolitan pizza at Canada’s first MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company, to fresh oysters at Pier 87 Fish Market & Grill’s raw bar, Market & Co. features 20 artisanal merchants with a focus on fresh, local fare.
3. YSL BEAUTY HOTEL – September 12-13, 2018
An ephemeral hotel filled with beauty secrets in every room and with its own beauty shop and club, the YSL BEAUTY HOTEL is made for beauty addicts. Following in the footsteps of the successful YSL BEAUTY CLUB hosted in Toronto in May 2017, get ready for a hotel like no other. From the minute you arrive until you leave, prepare to be entranced by the latest YSL Beauty launches and kick back and enjoy YSL Beauty-on-tap, with beauty room-service. Buy tickets here.
4. JFL42 – September 20-29, 2018
Your favourite comedians are coming to Toronto for Toronto’s Comedy Festival. With headliners including Seth Myers, Wanda Sykes, and Ken Jeong, you won’t want to miss this festival filled with laughs.
5. Oktoberfest – September 27-29, 2018
Why get on a plane to Germany to experience Oktoberfest when you can participate in the city! Celebrate German culture through food, music, and of course, beer for the event’s 7th annual year in Toronto. Due to high requests, they’ve also added an additional date this year. Grab your tickets soon!
6. Nuit Blanche – September 29, 2018
Nuit Blanche transforms the city of Toronto into a celebration of contemporary art, from sunset to sunrise. Entering its 12th year, there’s always something new to experience. So bundle up and grab a coffee because you’ll be up all night exploring the magic that is Nuit Blanche.
7. Buffer Festival – September 27-30, 2018
Buffer Festival is presenting its sixth annual festival. It’s the largest film festival created in mind for elevated YouTube content, by creators for creators. Along with showcasing categorized screenings at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, the festival will also be hosting a day for their Insight Series at the Glenn Gould studio. Buy a pass to Buffer Festival to enjoy a weekend filled with celebrating talented creators.
Are you going to attend any of these events this September? Let us know in the comments!
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Janine Maral is lifestyle photographer and culture writer with interests in sustainable fashion and linguistics. When Janine’s not writing, she’s planning her next trip, listening to a podcast, or making guacamole. You can follow her travels @JanineMaral.