5 Things to do in Toronto this Labour Day Long Weekend - Canary District

5 Things to do in Toronto this Labour Day Long Weekend


  1. Artfest at the Distillery District (Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday)

Artfest Toronto, in its 8th year, is emerging as one of Toronto’s favorite summer art shows. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada’s top artists. Set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Historic Distillery District in downtown Toronto. FREE admission.

  1. Ashkenaz Festival (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday)

North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture returns with its 10th biennial celebration. Over 200 artists from more than a dozen countries will showcase the vibrancy and brilliance of Jewish artistic traditions, from traditional styles to cutting-edge, cross-cultural fusion.

  1. Canadian International Air Show (Saturday, Sunday, & Monday)

A summer classic. Toronto’s 65th air show will be taking place over the skies of Lake Ontario on August 30 & 31 and September 01, 2014.

  1. Murder At The ROM – A Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt (Saturday)

A curator has been murdered with a trail of clues left behind, and you, the sleuths, must crack a cryptic code left in the curator’s appointment book to solve the mystery. You don’t collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humourous questions. Teams of two to six compete over the course of two hours. This hunt is designed for adults, but children as young as 10 have participated. Purchase tickets in advance.

  1. Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market (Sunday)

Fun for the whole family. “Human beings feel at their best in vibrant, human scale, friendly environments. Pedestrian Sundays allows us all to flourish in such a space. Rain or shine.”

6. Visit Corktown Common Park (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, any day!) Have a picnic. Go for a run. Walk your dog. This amazing new 18-acre park is really something to see. It has a playground, splash pad, athletic field, open lawns, tables, benches, a BBQ and a fireplace.