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What to do this Labour Day weekend in the GTA — there’s something for everyone

One of the advantages of condo life is being near the “action” in the big city of Toronto. Besides being the last weekend for the venerable (and not to be missed) CNE, this labour day long weekend has literally hundreds of special events to choose from. For those of us, not escaping north to our cottages, there is plenty of variety to keep us partying day and night: Fan Expo, free concerts, busker and circus events, sports, picnics, spanish festival, and so much more.
The CNE is only the beginning of the fun this Labour Day weekend for lucky Torontonians. The only problem is trying to decide what to fit in to your busy party weekend.
We’ve brought together free and paid events covering nearly every taste and preference, including concerts, picnics, live theatre, sports events, exhibitions and many other events.

Concerts and live music

k.d. lang

GRAMMY Award-winner, and eight-time Juno winner, k.d. lang needs little introduction to most of us.
Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street, E, Toronto
Admission range: $42.89 to $278.39
Date: August 31
Electric Island Toronto.

T.DOT Fest

A freebie with top headliners Alex Price, Blacka Da Don, and 30 acts.
Venue: Young and Dundas Square — 1 Dundas Street, Toronto
Price: Can’t be beat — FREE
Date: Sept 3, 2017, 12pm to 10pm.
There are plenty of out door events this long weekend — the last long weekend of summer!

4th Annual SoundBites Festival

Celebrate local talent at Celebration Square. Artists include Grammy-winning Tom Cochrane, rising star Francesco Yates and Anjulie. Lots of food on hand!
Venue: Missisauga Celebration Square — 300 Centre Drive, Mississauga
Price: Can’t be beat — FREE
Date: September 2, 2017, 5pm to 11pm
CNE Clown. You’ll also find some great clown action at the Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy.

CNE Bandshell Lineup

(Near the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place)
Sept 1: Beamer Wigley and Abby Steward / Brett Kissel
Sept 2: USS
Sept 3: Desi Sub Culture / A Tribe Called Red
General admission: $19. Buy tickets online 

Electric Island

For a real party, try Hanlan’s Point for a concert picnic, fully licensed, and featuring top talent: Claude VonStroke, Chris Liebing, Dusky, Sonny Fodera, Simon Jain, The Black Madonna, Sven Vath, Dixon, Yotto, Jamie Kidd and many others.
Venue: Hanlan’s Point — Toronto
Price: $45 to $65
Date: September 3, 4 2017, 1pm to 11pm
Don’t miss the great weekend events at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.


What better way to spend a long weekend than at a truck race or a soccer game?

Chevrolet Silverado 250

NASCAR event featuring the Chevrolet Silverado 250, plus the Pinty’s Series with Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and the Nissan Micra Cup.
Venue: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, 3233 Concession Road 10, Bowmanville
Price $35 and up, or weekend $65 and up
Multiple NASCAR events at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Canada’s Men’s National Team vs Jamaica

Canadian Soccer Association
Venue: BMO Field, Toronto
Date: Sept 2, 2017 7pm
Prices: $10 to $45

Exhibitions and other events


This weekend the last chance to play at the CNE. Enjoy the rides, midway, concerts, celebrities, the celebrated food, a Mardi Gras Parade and the famous three-day Air Show! What more could you ask for. Just be aware parking is tight — try transit.
Venue: Canadian National Exhibition. Find out more at The Ex>>
The air show! Need we say more?

Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy

Comedians, musicians, magicians, acrobats, clowns, daredevils and more. Don’t miss this.
Venue: Woodbine Park — 1590 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto
Dates: Sept 1 to Sept 4, 2017
Admission: by donation to Epilepsy Toronto (please!)
Come as your favourite movie, comic, or game character to Fan Expo in Toronto this long weekend!

Fan Expo Canada

Want to dress up as your favourite horror or sci-fan character? The big event for fans of comics, horror, anime, gaming and sci-fi. Celebrity guests include The Rocky Horror Picture Show cast reunion, Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead, Kathleen Turner, Richard Dreyfuss, Antony Daniels (Star Wars) and many more big stars. Costumes encouraged!
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre — 255 Front Stree West, Toronto
Dates: Aug 31 to Sept 3, 2017
Price: $10 to $60.
Liven things up at the Hispanic Fiesta in Mel Lastman Square on the Labour Day weekend.

Hispanic Fiesta

Spice it up with a four-day party filled with beats, music, food and 300 performers from 20 different Hispanic Speaking Countries. FREE!
Venue: Mel Lastman Square — 5100 Yonge Street, North York
Dates: Sept 1 to Sept 4, 2017
Price: FREE
Auberge on the Park-Tridel


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