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5 things to do this weekend: Polish fest, Junction ales & Don Trail hike

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in the city for all ages and interests.

Sept. 13-15, 2013

Roncesvalles Polish Festival: Granowska’s and Staropolska are gone, but the Polish spirit lives on in Roncesvalles Village’s stalwart delis, restaurants and this annual street festival. On the program: a polka dance party and live music. On the menu: pierogi, kielbasa and cabbage rolls. (The Toronto Ukranian Festival also takes place this weekend in Bloor West Village.) Roncesvalles Avenue, from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West. Saturday-Sunday. Free. polishfestival.ca

Junction Night Market: Sample duck gizzard skewers, Mexican s’mores and locally-brewed ales at this evening of food and drink to support The Stop Community Food Centre. Junction train platform, 2960 Dundas St. W. Saturday. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Food/beer tickets $5 each. junctionmarket.ca

Murder at the ROM: Teams piece together a tale of greed, lust and revenge and embark on a scavenger hunt to solve the murder of a museum curator. Participants are free to explore the ROM after. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Saturday. 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. $29.99, including museum admission. urbancapers.com

Toronto Indie Arts Market: More than 50 vendors showcase their hand-bound journals, natural baby balms and other artisanal wares at this monthly marketplace. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Saturday. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $5; free before 11 a.m. torontoindieartsmarket.com

Nature and heritage hike: Reconnect with nature on this family-friendly hike from Regent Park to Evergreen Brick Works via Cabbagetown, Riverdale Park and the Lower Don Trail. Toronto Public Library Parliament Street branch, 269 Gerrard St. E. Sunday. 10 a.m-12:30 p.m. Free. ebw.evergreen.ca

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