Weekend in the City


fall fair at downsview park

October 4 2009 @ Downsview Park – FREE

“October 2009 marks the ninth annual Fall Fair at Downsview Park. Autumn-themed activities include scarecrow making and pumpkin carving as well as traditional Japanese origami. Buskers roam the park throughout the day to perform for families, and this year’s new addition is the West Coast Lumberjack Show.  A petting zoo and wagon rides are available, and free air brush tattoos are offered to children.  Additionally, children can play in a variety of inflatables jumpers and check out the unicyclers.

Food vendors are on site selling sausages, ice cream and other treats. Greenhouse tours and locally grown produce are also available at the Fall Fair.”

festival bana y’afrique

October 4 2009 @ Metro Hall – FREE

“Audiophiles and lovers of African culture and music are invited to the 10th annual Festival Bana y’Afrique. The African festival features a main concert stage with eight performances, bands by local and international award-winning African musical groups and the moves of traditional dancers.

Interested guests may head over to the Metro Hall Square on Sunday, Oct. 4 for a free multi-disciplinary event with concerts, dance, theatre, food, a marketplace and activities for the kids.”

fall home show

October 1 2009 to October 4 2009 @ Exhibition Place – $13 admission

“The Fall Home Show is a chance to see what’s new and what’s best in home decorating. Over 250 vendors are on site, with special prices and deals, as well as experts and celebrity speakers. The event covers all home decorating or renovating needs, from outdoor spaces to bathrooms and bedrooms.”

scotiabank nuit blanche 2009

October 3 2009 (6:55pm) to October 4 2009 (sunrise) @ various locations – FREE

“For one sleepless night experience the city transformed by close to 500 artists for Toronto’s fourth annual sunset to sunrise celebration of contemporary art. Discover art in galleries, museums and unexpected places. From churches and grocery stores to chimney stacks and bus stations, choose from 130 projects and chart your own path.”

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