The summer is almost over, schools and universities will open the doors again, and the longest holiday season will end. But don’t be sad, September is packed with a lot of awesome events! No matter whether you’re a movie addict, a foodie, a music fan or you’d rather enjoy spectacular shows, there’s something for everyone.
Cirque du Soleil: Varekai
Date: September 2 – September 6
Location: Air Canada Centre
Admission: From $65 to $188.50
Cirque du Soleil is back in Toronto to perform Varekai. The story is set in a deep forest inhabited by whimsical and enchanted creatures. In this world called Varekai, something else is possible. The main character is a solitary young man, whose extraordinary adventure begins by falling from the sky to the forest. The word Varekai means “wherever” in the Romany language. This show is a tribute to the nomadic soul, and to the spirit and art of the circus tradition.
Toronto International Film Festival
Date: September 10 – September 20
Location: Various locations
Admission: From $12.83 to $38.27
Are you an incurable film addict? Well, in September you’ll have a chance to revel in the best international and Canadian pictures. Recognized as the most important film festival after Cannes, TIFF will bring 11 days loaded with plenty of screenings, lectures, discussions, and the chance to meet filmmakers from all around the world.
Janet Jackson: Unbreakable World Tour
Date: September 15
Location: Air Canada Centre
Admission: From $92.75 to $375
Janet Jackson has been an outstanding character in popular culture for over 25 years. Her career began when she was only 10 years old with the variety TV series The Jacksons, and since then she’s known mainly as a singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She’s coming to our city with the Unbreakable World Tour to introduce her 11th studio album Unbreakable (2015). This tour is her seventh concert tour featuring 66 shows in North America and three shows in Japan.
Toronto Food and Wine Festival
Date: September 18 – September 20
Location: Evergreen Brick Works
Admission: From $16 to $90
Delicious Food Show and FOOD & WINE Magazine have partnered to present the first annual Toronto FOOD & WINE Festival. Debuting in September 2015, the three-day event will showcase the proficiency, creativity, and excellence of the most renowned culinary, wine, and spirit experts. Join the festival at Evergreen Brick Works during the ultimate culinary weekend to celebrate our diverse city and multicultural scene.
Motown The Musical
Date: September 22 – October 25
Location: Princess of Whales Theatre
Admission: From $46 to $235
Motown the Musical is the true American dream story about Motown founder Berry Gordy. He started his career as a featherweight boxer, but then he became a music magnate and launched the careers of Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and many more. If you’re a fan of classic soul and rhythm and blues, you’ll definitely love this play featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
Date: September 26 – September 27
Location: Woodbine Park
Quirky and fun, Woofstock is North America’s largest festival for dogs. With over 300,000 annual attendees and 250 vendors and exhibitors, Woofstock is both a dog festival and consumer expo. This free two-day event takes place at Woodbine Park in Toronto Beaches – the most “Paws-itive” neighbourhood, as organizers claim. This new location is three times larger than the last year’s so don’t worry, your furry friends will love the place!