What's on this weekend in Toronto

The people behind Maker Faire calls the "biggest show and tell on Earth." And that's just one of the events to check out in the city this weekend.

Maker Faire, Manifesto Festival, Queen West Art Crawl and what to do this weekend

A new season of Battle of the Blades kicks off with a fan event this weekend

The people behind Maker Faire calls the "biggest show and tell on Earth." And that's just one of the events to check out in the city this weekend:

Maker Faire

Sept 21 to Sept 22  Wychwood Barns

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth--a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It's an event where people show what they are making, share what they are learning, and come play with robots, 3D printing, laser cutting, and more.

For more information, check out the Maker Faire Toronto website.

Manifesto Festival

Sept 19 to Sept 22 Various Locations

Manifesto unites, inspires, and empowers diverse communities of young people through arts and culture.

For a complete line-up of events, check out the Manifesto website.

Queen West Art Crawl

Sept 21 to Sept 22 Various Locations

This weekend-long festival of creativity and community celebrates and cultivates the unique character, diversity and ethos of Parkdale and Queen West -- a natural habitat for individual artists, arts organizations, artist run centres and businesses that promote art and culture.

For more information, check out the Queen West Art Crawl website.

Junction Music Festival

Sept 21 Various Locations

Coined as the emerging art and design neighbourhood of Toronto, this eclectic community anchored by Dundas St West & Keele St is home to a festival celebrating local up-and-coming talent and rising stars. Move to the sounds of a collection of musical performances rocking a number of stages both day and night while discovering the celebrated food, drink and nightlife that makes the Junction a must visit Toronto destination.

For more information, check out the Junction Music Festival website.

Pan American Food Festival

Sept 20 to Sept 22 Harbourfront Centre

Experience the cultural diversity of the 41 countries of North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean with restaurants, chefs and national and regional cuisines, art, music and folklore of the Western Hemisphere.

For more information, check out the Harbourfront Centre website.

Windfest 2013

Sept 21 Woodbine Beach

Kite flying at Windfest

Windfest is Toronto's largest kite festival. From expert kite fliers, to kids flying their first kite, there is a space for everyone at WindFest. Kite flying is a fun, safe, creative and multi-cultural activity that anyone can enjoy! We'll have workshops on how to make kites, and how to fly kites too!

For more information, check out the Windfest  website.

Bloor Ossington Folk Festival: Chess Championship

Sept 22Mainstage (Bloor and Ossington)

Tournament rules: 5 minute blitz games. Two losses and you're out. No ratings. No organization.
Grand prize custom trophy and a year of bragging rights. Sudden death final match on the main stage with surprise extravaganza!

For more information, check out the Bloor Ossington Folk Festival website.

Battle of the Blades Fan Event

Sept 22 CBC Broadcasting Centre

To mark the launch of the new season, CBC will hold a special fan event at the CBC Broadcasting Centre for fans to meet and take photos with Battle of the Blades cast members and get an exclusive sneak peek of the first episode,Battle of the Blades: Made in Canada. CBC News Toronto co-host Dwight Drummond will also be on hand to emcee the public event. Battle of the Blades airs on CBC Television at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) with Ron MacLean who will return as host and Kurt Browning who will be one of the judges.

For more information, check out the CBC Toronto Battle of the Blades site.


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