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5 things to do this weekend: Labour Day Parade, Fan Expo & air show

Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2014 

Fan Expo Canada: More than 120,000 fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and video games gather in downtown Toronto to meet their favourite celebrities, try the latest games and take home some unique collectible items. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Single day: $25-50. Deluxe pass: $115 fanexpocanada.com

Canadian International Air Show: It’s the last weekend at The Ex and what better way to celebrate the end of summer than to spend some time there on Labour Day weekend and see the planes at the 65th annual air show, including CF-18 Hornets, CF Snowbirds and many more. Plus there will be Great War Flying Museum aircraft on display. Saturday to Monday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Exhibition Place. Free with CNE admission. VIP tickets: $125-245. cias.org

Kurios: It’s the opening weekend for Cirque du Soleil’s newest acrobatic act, which is making its debut in Toronto. Go see the unique costumes worn by the artists, jugglers and acrobats in a show about a 19th-century inventor who creates a machine that defies the imagination. Until Oct. 26. Grand Chapiteau at the Port Lands, 51 Commissioners St. $65-275. cirquedusoleil.com

Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market: It’s the 11th season of this pedestrian-only event that celebrates the downtown neighbourhood by making the streets car-free on the last Sunday of the month. Sunday, noon-7 p.m. Kensington Market. Free. pskensington.ca

ArtFest Toronto: Now in its eighth year, this summer art show features Canadian painters, photographers, sculptors, jewellers and more. Friday to Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Distillery District. Free. artfestontario.com

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