As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in the city for all ages and interests.
Sept. 14-16, 2012
For families: Much less intense than its French counterpart, the Tour de Greenbelt is a marshalled bike ride, run or guided hike through Scarborough’s Rouge Park. Trips could include frog-spotting at a new wetland and a stop for freshly-baked pie. Toronto Zoo parking lot across from Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Rd. Saturday. 9 a.m. $50; children 12 and under free. tourdegreenbelt.ca
For visitors: Taste heritage apples and learn how to make cider and preserve fruits at City Cider, a harvest festival. Food by Urban Smoke and Pretty Sweet Cakes gourmet food trucks. Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd. Sunday. Noon–4 p.m. $5; children free. toronto.ca
For singles: Shake that belly at Arabesque Academy’s 25th anniversary party, a celebration of Middle Eastern dance and music. Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave. Saturday. 10 p.m.–1 a.m. $5 or free with ticket to fall student gala. arabesquedance.ca
For charity: More than three decades after Terry Fox ran his Marathon of Hope, he continues to inspire a nationwide run for cancer research. Various locations. Sunday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. No entry fee or minimum donation. terryfox.org
For kicks: Go behind the scenes at Pearson airport during its second annual street festival and find out what happens between check-in and take-off. GTAA building, 3111 Convair Dr. Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Free. pearsonairport.com