Although the summer months are now behind us, September in Toronto is an exciting and fast-paced time. While we have now bid adieu to Toronto Fashion Week in Yorkville and are preparing to wrap another season of glitz and glamour at the Toronto International Film Festival, the 6ix is always home to a myriad of activities and special happenings. Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or a collector of handmade trinkets, Real Style has curated a number of events to enjoy in the city this month.
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Toronto Beer Week (September 15-23)
A week long, city-wide celebration of all things beer certainly sounds like a reason to party. At Toronto Beer Week, guests can gather with their favourite drinking buddies, test their beer pong skills and indulge in a few pints of beer at 70 unique venues across Toronto. Featuring beer from over 30 participating breweries, this week claims to guide visitors to the best beer that the city has to offer. With more than 200 organized events throughout the week, there is definitely no shortage of things to do and drink. You can enjoy locally crafted brews while participating in a number of pub crawls, beer tastings and brewery tours. The seven day extravaganza is also packed with dinner and beer specials at a selection of Toronto bars, pubs and restaurants.
Kensington Market Jazz Festival (September 15-17)
Jam out with over 200 local musicians, who are set to gather in Toronto’s quirky downtown Kensington Market neighourhood to celebrate the culture of jazz. This festival claims to embrace music that is tastefully paired with an assortment of art, film, poetry and food. The three day jazz-fest will showcase 170 performances at unique Kensington Market venues.
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Etsy: Made In Canada Market Toronto (September 23)
As most creative souls know, Etsy is notorious for one-of-a-kind accessories and fashion pieces. If you are looking for a shopping spree or hoping to support some local artisans, Etsy is hosting a number of pop-up markets across the nation. This Toronto-based market is filled with creativity and craftsmanship, with products that range from jewelry and clothing to toys and home décor. Whether you want to shop for a thoughtful gift for a friend or simply update your own collection, this market promises unconventional, crafty finds.
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Oktoberfest (September 29-30)
We all know that Oktoberfest is synonymous with succulent sausages and freely flowing beer, and the Bavarian culture returns to Toronto again at the end of this month. If you want to capture the authentic energy of the occasion, try dressing in your finest dirndls and lederhosen to celebrate a fun-packed weekend of dancing, singing, eating and drinking. Inspired by the original Munich Oktoberfest, Torontonians are invited to gather at the Ontario Place for a taste of German culture.