Labour Day weekend means so many things to Torontonians, a couple of them being that after the weekend, school is back in session and Monday is the last day of the CNE. Get your “ultimate carnival of the year” fix and don’t miss the 65th Canadian International Air Show for another remarkable performance as the planes soar over Lake Ontario.

Monday is also the Electric Island Season Finale and closing this concert and picnic series are Tale of Us, Jamie XX, Hot Since 1982 and many others. The Renegades of Rhythm Tour is on at the Guvernment with the likes of DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist and Afrika Bambaataa on the decks.

Join thousands of students from different schools in Ontario at the hottest club in downtown Toronto for one epic Tuesday night! Gravity Sound Bar hosts Frosh Nite to receive all new students and welcome back the “oldies” to student life. 2 Floors and 3 Rooms blasting house, hip-hop, trance, top 40 and more.

Come out and get yourself a new professional headshot with Beerworking’s latest series, Hops & Headshots. Plus taste some of Cameron’s Brewing Co.’s delicious brews, receive beer education and feast on some of Kanga’s scrumptious Aussie pies Tuesday at 6:30 PM on Camden.

Are you a storyteller waiting to be heard? Then you need to sign up for “Tell Me Something Good” where your name will be tossed into a hat and if picked, you can tell your story (any story) for up to 5 minutes. The only rules are: engage the audience and tell a true story! This is happening Wednesday evening at Gladstone Melody Bar.

Otherwise, get some fresh air and watch the urban, chic and vibey threads as Yonge Street is turned into a fashion runway for your viewing pleasure.

There is more to dancing than the jersey turnpike, harlem shake, couch bounce and twerking. Come Thursday, visit Danny Davalos’s OIP Dance Centre and be coached in different dance-styles in hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary-dance classes. Choreographer Luther Brown has worked with the likes of Diddy, Brandy and Skye Sweetnam so you know you’re in good hands (and feet)!

After working up a sweat, treat yourself to an epic experience at Epic Restaurant, Fairmont Royal York. Our friends at Groupon are offering you this fine dining experience at a much less than fine-dining price.

Before you lose your balance on Friday night (after lining up the tequila shots), test your equilibrium by slacklining at Trinity Bellwoods Park. Slacklining is an activity that involves balancing and walking across a nylon rope using tree trunks as anchors. Why slackline? You’re a yogi, you like the park and it’s a chance to get out of the house while you still can!

The Reflecktor Tour comes back to Toronto as Canada’s own indie rockers, Arcade Fire, heat up the Molson Amphitheatre on Friday night.

Ready for a “picnic on the go?” Hop aboard the 501 Queen Streetcar on Saturday (the route is the longest surface route in North America AND one of the longest in the world!) and go through countless distinct Toronto neighbourhoods and experience the many faces of Toronto. This food tour (hosted by Foodies on Foot) will visit 6 neighbourhoods and make 6 stops!

City and Colour Paul Weller, AWOLNATION, Stars, The Head and the Heart, Dropkick Murphys, Die Antwoord, Tokyo Police Club, Bob Mould, Thurston Moore, Lucero, Title Fight, Mounties, PUP, Nostalghia, Radkey…see where we’re going with this? Just ‘Say Yes’ because it’s going to be a RIOT (fest) taking over Downsview Park.


We’re not done with Frosh events. Sunday brings you “Canada’s largest gathering of GTA frosh students for an impressive outdoor festival at TD Echo Beach. After a daytime carnival, activities and tons of free swag and prizes, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and the A.$.A.P MOB FAM will take over the main stage along with DJ Carnage, Dzeko and Torres and Joe Ghost.

After such a hectic week, you’re going to want to crawl through Kensington Market (at the Kensington Food Crawl) and taste your way through Toronto’s most unique and eclectic neighbourhood. You will be educated in the history and heritage of the market and view interesting sights and landmarks. Meet and greet local shop owners while indulging in a variety of food that is scrumptious and savoury.