10 Things To Do Over Labour Day Weekend In Toronto & The GTA

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Labour Day weekend is almost here!

If you’re looking for something fun to do, there are a bunch of events and activities that you can get involved in this weekend in Toronto and the GTA. Start planning your time off with our top picks and get ready to have a blast. 

Here are 10 Labour Day weekend events happening in Toronto and the GTA.

Pizza Fest

Calling all ‘za lovers! The Pizza Fest in Vaughan is here this weekend from September 4 to the 6. Enjoy local pizza and pasta and even desserts. Pre-pay for your meal online, dine-in, or take out — there are so many options for you to enjoy your delicious meal.

BHYC Boat Race

On Saturday, September 5th, get your sailboats ready to race. The Bronte Harbour Yacht Club is hosting the OnThe Rocks Fiasco Regatta. Registration for sailboats closes on September 2 and it’s totally free. So, whether you want to race or simply watch, it’s sure to be a super cool experience.

Caribbean Food Market

On Saturday, September 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., head to Stackt Market to indulge in all things Caribbean! Your tastebuds will be transported to the flavours of the island. Featured vendors include Taste of Jamaica, Lignum Honey, Neale’s Sweet N’ Nice ice cream, Eastend Vegan, World MossNerpys Hot Sauces & Marinades, Cheesekaekes, and more. There will be live music, so get ready to live it up this weekend!

Additionally, you can also check out Flava Fest, another Caribbean festival, on September 6 in Scarborough if you live on the other end of the city.

Virtual Cheese 101

Curd Culture is hosting an online cheese tasting on September 5 at 8 p.m. They’re going to give you the Cheese 101 from the comfort of your couch. The class includes seven kinds of cheese along with its pairings. On the day of class, you can either have your board delivered or pick it up yourself — a cheese board ready for you to eat, does it get better than that?

Sunshine Park Campground

Sunshine Park is hosting an event that runs from September 3 to 7. Friday and Sunday night will consist of a rec tent full of fun games, music, and pong, and then Saturday night will have a DJ starting from 9 p.m. until 12 a.m. Bring your tent or trailer and live it up this weekend!

Perfect 10 Comedy: Saturday Comedy Bar

Love a good laugh? Head on over to the Comedy Bar in Toronto over the Labour Day weekend on September 5th. Since taking a five-month hiatus, the Comedy Bar is ready for showtime. Doors open up at 10:30 p.m. and the show begins at 11 p.m.

Lochland Botanicals

Lochland Botanicals is seriously breathtaking. It’s a beautiful flower and herb farm just an hour away from the Toronto core where guests are welcome to pick a bouquet of flowers and herbs and wander the fields. Browse the quaint herb shed and pick up some teas, cosmetics, and culinary herb packages flavoured with Lochland honey. Be sure to book your tickets ASAP because spots are limited for the farm visit.

Eats Night Market

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Street Eats Market

Starting on September 5 until the 6, the Eats Night Market is definitely an event to experience in the GTA. Taste street food and drinks from all around the world from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on each night. The market venue is in the Scarborough Town Centre.

Toronto Shines: Ontario Place Pop-Up Drive-In

Starting September 4 at 8 p.m., Ontario Place is hosting a drive-in with live music, comedy, as well as films. Hosted by Toronto Shines, all entertainment is family-friendly, so all ages are welcome. A customized five-acre outdoor facility is built to accommodate this event so you can enjoy your evening in the best way possible.

T.U. Jazz Fest

There’s nothing like a little live music to end your summer with! The T.U. Jazz Fest will be taking place at Ontario Place over Labour Day weekend in Toronto from September 5 to 7. There are multiple bands playing each day and tables to ensure proper social distancing measures take place. Reservations for up to four guests per table are available, just be sure to book fast as tables are limited.

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