YYZ Best Bets (Week of September 15)

See what's going on this week in Toronto

This is the last week of summer and it’s going to be a good one! There are tons of concerts to check out this week including The Black Keys, Gaslight Anthem, Why?, Sam Smith, Ty Segall, and more. Plus, there are two FREE music festivals going on in the city this weekend – the Junction Music Festival and the Bloor Ossington Folk Festival.

Have all the laughs at #JFL42, buy local at the Leslieville Flea Market, shop like it’s 1969 at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show, and much more.

Tuesday September 16, 2014

[MUSIC] The Black Keys
The Black Keys return to Toronto to play a sold out Air Canada Centre with Cage the Elephant.

[THEATRE] Rob Ford the Musical
Good news – Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of a Ford Nation takes over The Factory Theatre at Bathurst and Adelaide from Sept. 15-28.
 

Thursday September 18, 2014

[COMEDY] #JFL42
#JFL42 returns to Toronto to make you laugh from Sept. 18-27 with 42 comedians including headliners Seth Meyers, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Joe Rogan, Nick Offerman, and Wanda Sykes.
 

Friday September 19, 2014

[MUSIC] The Gaslight Anthem
The Gaslight Anthem stops in Toronto to support their anticipated new album, Get Hurt, with Against Me!.

[MUSIC] Why?
Kick off your weekend with the hip hop / indie sounds of Why? at Lee’s Palace.

[MUSIC] Bloor Ossington Folk Festival
Enjoy three free days of music this weekend as the Bloor Ossington Folk Festival invades Christie Pits with sets from Julie Doiron and the Wrong Guys, Brendan Canning, and more.
 

Saturday September 20, 2014

[MUSIC] Junction Music Festival
Junction Music Festival returns to The Junction with another great lineup of local talent including Teenage Kicks, The Sadies, The Beauties, and many more. Enjoy great music, food, a flea market, and one of Toronto’s hottest up-and-coming neighbourhoods.

[MUSIC] Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival: Matt Good & Jay Baruchel
The fifth annual Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival takes place at Massey Hall from Sept. 18-20. Expect conversation, music and a little mayhem from Good and Baruchel, plus a great acoustic performance from Good.

[SHOP] Toronto Vintage Clothing Show
Shop like it’s 1969 all day Saturday at Toronto’s largest sale of vintage and retro clothing at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
 

Sunday September 21, 2014

[MUSIC] Sam Smith
Catch the angelic vocals of Sam Smith at the Kool Haus to close off the weekend.

[MUSIC] Ty Segall
The multitalented Ty Segall will take the Danforth Music Hall stage this weekend with La Luz.

[SHOP] The Leslieville Flea
The Leslieville Flea wants you to bring your inner foodie to this special Sunday edition of the market. Tasty treats from Urban Carnivore, Caplansky’s, Merchants of Green Coffee, Phat’n Phull, Indie Ale House, and more will be available.

[LITERATURE] Word on the Street
Book lovers run the streets around Queen’s Park this Sunday as Word on the Street takes over with Canada’s hottest new books and authors.

[FOOD] Food Truck Festival
No need to hunt these trucks down off the road, they’ll all be gathered at the Food Truck Festival at Ontario Place this Sunday.