Weekly Slice: In and Around Town (September 8 – 14)

Brad Pitt at TIFF 2008 - Credit: Sam Javanrouh

Are you ready to TIFF? Toronto International Film Festival is here (Sept 8-18th), hope you’ve got your Tickets. Star-spotting is in full effect.  With films from George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Madonna, Ryan Gossling, Michelle Williams and U2, don’t be surprised if you catch one of them getting their espresso machiatto at Starbucks or chilling at a bar in Yorkville.  Check out the list of films this year. 

  • Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival takes place this weekend (Sept 9-11).  Foodies, make your way to Harbourfront for a delicious and nutritious taste of vegetarian cuisine, featuring presentations, workshops and cooking demos.
  • Cabbagetown Festival (Sept 10-11) parades through the streets of Carlton and Parliament with street entertainers, great food, live music, outdoor patios, arts and crafts and much more.
  • The Beach Celtic Festival (Sept 10-11) continues its tradition of Celtic music, highland dancing, food and fun.  Some festival features: Scottish Pipes and Drums, Irish Dancers, The Seasick Sailors, Bold Steps Scottish Dancers and more…

Continuing this week:

      • Cirque du Soleil Totem, a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind goes on until October 9th. Acts include foot jugglers, roller skaters, trapeze, devil sticks, hoop dancers and unicycles.

Enjoy your week and feel free to chime in, if there is anything you’d like to add to this week’s Slice or if you’d just like to drop a few lines.  Do you have any TIFF movie reviews or suggestions?  Please feel free to offer them up.  Let us know what’s hot and what’s not…and in the meantime, stay warm.

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