The 7 best things to do in Toronto this weekend

Weekends in Toronto are always filled with activities, and this one is no exception. If you’re looking for things to do, there’s a comedy festival, an overnight arts festival across the city and more!

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Laugh out loud at Just for Laughs Toronto

Beginning this Thursday and running until Sept. 30, some of the top comedians in the industry are visiting the city for Just For Laughs Toronto and they’ll be working their hardest to make you laugh! Highlights include An Evening with the Office Ladies on Thursday, Jonathan Van Ness and Nicole Byer on Friday and Leslie Jones on Saturday. 

Art walk and art crawl this weekend

This weekend happens to be full of exciting art events to attend! From Friday to Sunday, head to Shops at Don Mills for ArtWalk in the Square, a juried show of over 80 established fine artists. And from Saturday to Sunday, there’s the always-popular Queen West Art Crawl, where you’ll not only be able to shop local artists but you can also enjoy performances, drag shows and a kids’ zone. Also on Saturday and Sunday, there’s the Geary Art Crawl, which is happening again this year despite major funding concerns thanks to incredible community support!

Enjoy Toronto at night at Nuit Blanche

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The city’s favourite (and maybe only) overnight arts festival, Nuit Blanche is back from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Saturday and it’s going to be spectacular! With a theme of Breaking Ground this year, artists will explore ideas centred around the natural world, change and innovation through installations and exhibits all around Etobicoke, downtown Toronto and Scarborough. 

Renew your love for reading at TIFA

Beginning this Thursday until Oct. 1, the Toronto International Festival of Authors is coming to the city and bringing some of the greatest authors of our time with it! Enjoy conversations between top writers, panels for aspiring novelists, free events and performances and kid-friendly events as well.

Meet Henry VIII’s wives with this pop musical

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The highly-anticipated SIX: The Musical premieres in Toronto on Saturday! The six wives of Henry VIII tell the historic tale of heartbreak and monarch power like you’ve never heard it before. Having won 23 awards in the 2021-2022 season, including a Tony, this is bound to be a hit in Toronto!

Celebrate Bi Visibility Day

If you’re planning on celebrating Bi Visibility Day this week, there’s the perfect place for that — Something Creative is hosting Bi Bi Baby, an immersive art and dance party that celebrates all things bisexuality! Enjoy live performances, immersive installations and more!

Sing along to a classic Cher film

Whether you’re a Christina Aguilera fan, a Stanley Tucci lover or a Cher stan, there’s so much to love about Burlesque! And this Sunday, you can sing along to the classic movie among fans at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema — and enjoy a performance by Toronto’s own burlesque troupe, Boylesque TO!

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