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What's On: Beyond TIFF

While TIFF is certainly the hottest ticket in town, it's not the only ticket in town. For those who have not scored TIFF tickets, or are steering clear of all red carpets, here are some other options of events in the city:


Tour: Neighbourhood Movie Theatre
Sept 7 (11 am - 1 pm)
Route: Along Bloor St. West

In years past, almost every neighbourhood had one or more movie theatres. The 'nabes' saw their heyday in the 1940s, but declined in popularity over the next three decades. Visit the sites of seven of these theatres and hear stories of many more on this walk along Bloor Street West.

For more information, check out the Heritage Toronto website.


Cabbagetown Short Film and Video Festival
Sept 5
Winchester Theatre (8 - 10 pm)

Screening 14 of the best short films from around the world and around the corner, this festival is a much anticipated annual event that has been screening diverse engaging short form productions guaranteed to delight since 1992. This year's line-up includes shorts from Canada, France Germany, Croatia and Spain.

For more information, check out the Cabbagetown Short Film and Video Festival website.


Toronto Urban Film Festival
Sept 5 - Sept 15
Various Locations

North America's largest subway film festival, the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), reaches over one million daily commuters on subway platform screens across the Toronto transit system every September. A new 'Local Stories' programme now also extends TUFF's reach right across Canada.

For more information, check out the Toronto Urban Film Festival website.


The High Park Reading Festival
Sept 6
High Park

Hear local poets read at this inaugural reading. Two reading areas will be set up in the picnic area of High Park (sites #24 and #25), along with party areas. Readings will be running all day with an after-party to follow at Inter Steer in Roncesvalles Village!

For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.


Phoenix Poetry Workshop
Sept 6 (2:30 PM)
College/Shaw Branch, TPL

The Phoenix Poetry Workshop is Toronto's longest running poetry workshop, now more than thirty years old. They welcome poets of all ages, aspiring and experienced writers of any style to join us in a supportive and friendly environment. It's free. Workshops are held the first Saturday of every month at 2:30 pm.

For more information, check out the Phoenix Poetry Workshop website.


Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Sale/Riverdale Farm Fall Fair
Sept 5 - Sept 7
Various Locations

Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale showcases a juried art and crafts show held in Riverdale Park. Meanwhile, you can enjoy delights ranging from a day-long corn roast to a big city barn dance at Riverdale Farm.

For more information, check out the Cabbagetown Festival website.


Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Fair
Sept 6
Bloor Street (between Dundas and Ossington)

With over 70 arts and crafts vendors displaying an exciting array of wares from ceramics, to woven fabrics, screen printing, paintings, sculpture and more, this fair is a hub for emerging artists and veterans alike. Meanwhile at Christie Pits Park, there is plenty of family fun complete with inflatables, rides, games, performers, and a family stage for children to enjoy.

For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.


Show Love
Sept 5
Regent Park

Show Love is the perfect way to end your week. Every Friday, this fun, weekly outdoor event features games, a BBQ, music, competitions and much more. It is a chance for people in the community to get together and show Regent Park some love.

For more information, check out the Regent Park Arts website.


In Concert: Ellie Goulding
Sept 6
Massey Hall

Rdio and TIFF proudly present triple platinum singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding live in concert.

For more information, check out the TIFF website.

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