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Toronto Palestine Film Festival | Until Sunday September 23 | Bell Lightbox | Hours

Celebrating Palestinian culture, the Toronto Palestine Film Festival showcases films of various themes and genres, many of which are world or Canadian premieres, and spotlights Palestinian poetry, music, art, and even cuisine.

The full program and tickets are available from the TPFF website. Films are all screened at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Word on the Street | Sunday September 23 | Harbourfront Centre | Hours

The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops and to browse a marketplace that boasts a great selection of Canadian books and magazines.

This year, the 27th edition of the Toronto festival takes place at Harbourfront, from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

Nuit Blanche | Saturday September 29 | Hours

The tenth annual edition of Toronto's dusk-to-dawn celebration of contemporary arts and culture offers exhibitions and installation for one night only. More than 80 independent projects by Toronto's art community and four curated exhibitions featuring 48 projects produced by the City of Toronto are on display. An international network of Visual Arts happenings, taking place from Amsterdam to Copenhagen, Skopje to Košice, Florence to Madrid. Valetta to Riga, Nuit Blanche continues to expand around the globe.

Some works encourage an intimate encounter with art, while others wow the audience with large-scale spectacle. To check the map of events, click the pic.

Toronto Vintage Clothing Show | From Saturday September 29 to Sunday September 30 | Direct Energy Centre | Hours

Fashion lovers can discover an amazing array of vintage fashion at the new Toronto Vintage Clothing Show. The show is an opportunity to discover hand-picked vintage and retro clothing, accessories and jewellery from top independent vintage fashion vendors. Exhibitors hail from Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa and beyond, and offer rare, one-of-a-kind pieces. Vendors carry everything from costume jewellery, to Chanel, Hermes, vintage scarves, hats, cocktail dresses - anything you could want at every price range. Takes place at the Heritage BUilding at Exhibition Place

World Press Photo | From Tuesday October 2 to Tuesday October 23 | Hours | Phone 416-777-6480

The powerful images of the World Press Photo contest return to Toronto where they can be viewed at the Allen Lambert Galleria, in Brookfield Place, every day from 9am to 9pm. An event which should not be missed, World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, known for holding the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest, as well as a separate annual contest for journalistic multimedia productions in association with Human Rights Watch and the annual Tim Hetherington Grant.

For over 55 years the World Press Photo contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism. The contest creates a bridge linking the professionals with the general public. All the prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries over the course of a year. In addition to selecting the World Press Photo of the Year, the contest determines winners in categories such as Spot News, General News, Observed Portraits of people, Staged Portraits, Sports Action, Sports Features, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Portraits, Nature.

CinéFranco | From Friday October 5 to Saturday October 13 | Carlton Cinemas | Hours | Phone 647 351 7277

CinéFranco is a Film Festival showcasing cinematographic works rarely seen in Toronto. In total some thirty films from all over the Francophone world are shown in French with English sub-titles. Most of them are shown two or three times during the festival. This year the focus in on Morocco and several directors will be in attendance to present their films, participate in Q&As and meet their Toronto public.

imagineNATIVE Film+ Media Arts Festival | From Wednesday October 17 to Sunday October 21 | Bell Lightbox | Hours

imagineNATIVE showcases, promotes, and celebrates Canadian and international Indigenous filmmakers and media artists. imagineNATIVE is committed to a greater understanding by audiences of Indigenous peoples, cultures, and artistic expressions. imagineNATIVE presents new and innovative film, video, audio, and digital media works. Programming includes annual retrospectives, curated programs, community screenings, and presentations of groundbreaking and legacy works to a wide audience.

imagineNATIVE plays an important role in the dissemination and export of Indigenous works by promoting and exhibiting artists’ films, videos, audio, and digital media artworks to Canadian and international festivals, markets, distributors, and broadcasters and by facilitating sales and acquisitions.

International Festival of Athors | From Thursday October 18 to Sunday October 28 | Harbourfront Centre | Hours | Phone 416-973-4760

The IFOA welcomes over 200 Canadian and international participants to Toronto. The Festival brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, artist talks, round table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events. The IFOA takes place at the Harbourfront Centre, “where the city meets the lake”.

This year the Festival spotlights the work of graphic novelists, Irish and non-fiction writers exploring new ideas that challenge our view of the world. These highlights will complement a diverse and thought-provoking lineup of fiction, poetry, short story and more.

ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon | Sunday October 21 | Toronto City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square | Hours

The ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is a flat and fast course where many participants achieve a personal best. It is a qualifier for Boston and is open to power walkers. The course because must be completed within a 6-hour time limit. The full and half marathon start on University Avenue just north of Queen Street and finish in the heart of downtown at City Hall, at Bay and Queen Street. Runners head out and back along the Lakeshore.

To view details of the course, click on the picture. There is also a 5K course. A post-race party is held at Nathan Phillips Square until 3:30pm on Sunday.

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