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:
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.
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.
Sept 21 Woodbine Beach
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 22 Mainstage (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.