Best Events & Things to Do this Weekend: September 17 to 19

The Redpath Waterfront Trail opens on Friday, September 17 and runs for two weeks!

The latest fun things families can do this coming weekend ... virtual and in-person events, and suggested activities. The Redpath Waterfront Trail starts this weekend!


The Word On The Street Toronto

  • Starts Thursday, September 16th, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Celebrate the stories that connect us at Toronto’s friendly, virtual book festival. Tune in to The Word On The Street from September 16th to 26th, 2021 for poetry, memoirs, mystery, & more! More

Celebrate 10 years of LEGO NINJAGO

  • Until October 7, 2021
  • Legoland Discovery Center Toronto
  • $See website

Don't miss out on celebrating NINJAGO's 10th Anniversary as augmented reality and real life collide for a limited time experience at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto. Share in the spirit of LEGO® NINJAGO® and see what it's like to 'Be Ninja' today! More

Family Trivia Night Presented by Ontario Science Centre

  • Friday, September 17th, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Join us on Friday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. for our next virtual Family Trivia Night: Back to School edition! More

The Redpath Waterfront Trail

  • Starts Friday, September 17th, 2021 — until October 3
  • Lower Sherbourne to Lower Spadina
  • Free

This socially distanced waterfront trail will include unique Augmented Reality stops (AR), public art and a number of local promotions at waterfront businesses. See the world's largest rubber duck, virtually; walk on water and much more! More

Taco Fest

  • All Weekend
  • Scarborough Town Centre
  • Free

Taco Fest is back! Let the competition begin. Who will win the the title of Best Taco in Toronto this year? Try over 50 variations of tacos! Admission is Free. More

BARK to SCHOOL with the PC Superdogs

  • Saturday, September 18th, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Bridlewood Mall
  • Free

Enjoy some BARK to SCHOOL fun with the PC Superdogs! Don’t miss these furry friends in a fun-filled, action packed, heart-warming and hilarious show! More

Admission is Free on Sunday at Bata Shoe Museum

  • Sunday, September 19th, 2021 — all day
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • Free

Discover the treasures of North America's charming and surprising shoe museum. Hundreds of shoes (from a collection numbering over 14,000) are on exhibit. More

A Walk For The Ages

  • Sunday, September 19th, 2021 @ 7:30 am
  • Canada's Wonderland
  • $18 and up

Whatever your age, A Walk for the Ages is where families, friends and companies can come together to raise money to help defeat dementia. More

All About Shoes: Footwear Through the Ages Virtual Tour

  • Sunday, September 19th, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • Free

Take a fascinating journey and experience the many facets of footwear: its evolution and symbolism through the ages, the methods and materials of its manufacture and its place in our imaginations. More


Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects® at Ontario Science Centre

  • Daily until September 26th, 2021
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Free

There’s still time to check out Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects®, a collection of huge sculptures made from LEGO® bricks! This outdoor exhibition has been extended to September 26. More

Marvel Avengers Station Canada

  • Extended to October 29 (Runs Wednesday to Sunday)
  • Yorkdale Mall
  • $39.55 and up

Step into the world of the Avengers, discovering intelligence and cutting-edge science. After completing your training, you only have one thing left to do: Assemble! More

Beyond Monet

  • Now open - Extended to November 7, 2021
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • $29.99 to $99.99

A three part multi-sensory experience that combines music, sound effects, and projection, Beyond Monet brings guests on an unforgettable journey through the artist's most iconic works. More

Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages at Ontario Science Centre

  • Ongoing
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • $ - See website

Grab your heaviest parka and prepare for a chilly journey through time with Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages! New exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre! More

 Terra Lumina at The Toronto Zoo

  • Extended until October 10, 2021
  • Toronto Zoo
  • $24.99 and up

After the animals go to sleep, the Toronto Zoo transforms, inspiring visitors to become the seeds of change. On twilight evenings, step through a portal of light into 2099, a time when the world glows with possibility. More

Playing in Public at Bentway

  • Daily until September 26, 2021
  • Bentway + Various locations
  • Free

Playing in Public is a neighbourhood exhibition that explores the history and future of play, and its role in shaping decisions about public space. More

Great Whales Up Close and Personal at the ROM

  • Ongoing
  • ROM
  • $Free with admission

With hands-on interactives and immersive experiences, Great Whales compares these three unique giants, from their size and diet to their intelligence and evolution, while highlighting the extensive ongoing research and conservation efforts being undertaken to save these highly at-risk mammals. More

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

  • Select days until October 11, 2021
  • 1 Yonge Street
  • Tickets start at $35

For little art lovers! 600,000 cubic feet of stunning projections that illuminate and animating the masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh. More

Brampton's Fitness in the Park

  • Daily until October 31st, 2021
  • Various Locations
  • Free

Join us for FREE open air workouts, seven days a week. The City of Brampton has reintroduced an extended offering of summer favourite, Fitness in the Park, a free outdoor fitness program. Open to residents & non-residents, ages 6+. More


Monster Jam is coming to Hamilton

  • Saturday, October 2nd & Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
  • FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton
  • $15 and up

The most action-packed motorsports experience for families will be returning to Hamilton for a high-octane weekend. It's your only chance to experience Monster Jam in Canada in 2021. More

Sign up for the Girl Guides of Canada Interstellar Storytelling Sleepover

  • Saturday, October 2nd & Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) is inviting friends, families, Guiding units and storytellers from far and wide to join then for an evening exploring the magic of outer space. More

Culture Days 2021

  • Friday, September 24th, 2021 — until October 24th
  • Various Locations + Virtual
  • Free

After the success of last year’s festival, and as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Ontario Culture Days Festival will again be one-month long, and will feature a hybrid of in-person events as well as digital and self-guided programming. More


Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go, Season 25

Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go is launching Season 25! The new season is set to premiere on Saturday, September 18! The new season features familiar faces and new characters in vibrant, 2D animation! More

Make Kid-Friendly Chicken Recipes To Celebrate Chicken Month

September is National Chicken Month! To celebrate everyone's favourite protein, we're rounding up 16 kid-friendly recipes that the entire family will love! More 

Make Cheeseburgers!

Fire up the grill because September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day! Enjoy one of these delicious cheeseburgers (and a few twists) in honour of National Cheeseburger Day! More

Plan Extra-Curricular Activities for Kids

Our Back to School Guide rounds up great after-school and weekend programs for kids. More

Go Apple Picking

With many orchards to choose from, families can head a short distance within the GTA for their choice of places to pick their own apples ― from late August through mid-October. More

Celebrate Apple Season

It’s that time of year where sweet, crunchy apples are starting to turn up everywhere. Make the most of the Fall harvest with these delicious apple recipes! More

Check Out What's Coming To Netflix For Kids This September

Cozy up with the kids this Fall because Netflix has some great new kids’ shows and movies releasing this month. Here’s what to watch! More

Go Treetop Treeking!

Enjoy the cool fall days with outdoor activities at Treetop Trekking The Brampton Park in particular is a huge adventure park that features 6 aerial courses, ziplines, and plenty of activities for kids ages 9+. Book now as spaces are limited. More

Go to Treewalk Village for Kids

It's the ultimate tree house adventure. Children and the young at heart can let their imagination lead the way while exploring magical tree house villages! Open until early November. More

Go to the CN Tower

The family pass has been extended through September! For visitors wanting to get a bird's eye view of the city, while enjoying all that the CN Tower has to offer ― a summer visit is a must! More

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Centauri Arts Academy Back to School 2021

Centauri Arts brings together professional instructors and young people who love the arts! This fall, choose online programs or in-person classes in our Toronto studio. After-school and weekend options include Fine Art, Digital Art, Acting, Creative Writing and Film. Our talented creative writing instructors also offer a unique English Tutoring program for students who need support in school – and for gifted writers looking for a challenge! For young people who love to read, write, make movies, act, paint or create art digitally, Centauri Arts is the place to be. More info

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