Free Things to Do in Toronto: Activities, Events & Places

A list of free places to visit, free upcoming events and free activities in Toronto and GTA.

Free Things to Do in Toronto: Activities, Events & Places to See

Free Things to Do in Toronto: Activities, Events & Places to See

 

 

10 Jan

Dufferin Grove Park Ice Rink, 875 Dufferin St, Toronto

January 10, 2019 To December 26, 2019

FREE

From the beginning, the market’s focus has been to foster direct connections between local organic farmers and urban eaters, through a welcoming weekly gathering. With well ...  »

05 May

Various Venues, Toronto

May 5, 2019 To October 20, 2019

416.586.8097

$0

Walking tours of Toronto. ROMWalks encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most tours are free.  »

11 May

CAMH, 1001 Queen Street West, Toronto

May 11, 2019 To October 12, 2019

FREE

The Toronto Flower Market is gearing up to launch its much anticipated 2019 season on Mother’s Day weekend. Now in its seventh year, this is the biggest ...  »

18 May

Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

May 18, 2019 To November 10, 2019

4165961495

Free

Toronto’s ideal destination to meet and shop local makers, enjoy delicious food and drink, and explore the surrounding nature. Visit our rotating roster of local makers ...  »

31 May

Ontario Place, 955, Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto

May 31, 2019 To September 29, 2019

416-314-9900

FREE admission!

Join us from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2 for the start of our summer programming! The summer of 2019 at Ontario Place will be the place you want ...  »

01 Jun

Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto

June 1, 2019 To September 29, 2019

416-314-9900

FREE

Join us for free yoga in Trillium Park every Saturday and Sunday mornings along with monthly sunset sessions.  »

15 Aug

stackt market, 28 Bathurst St, Toronto

August 15, 2019 To September 22, 2019

Free Admission

Come visit Pretty Elevated by Irisa at Stackt Market – a first-of-its-kind community collective and pop-up with curated retail, workshops and a co-working space created to empower and ...  »

01 Sep

Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto

September 1, 2019 To September 29, 2019

4163149900

Free!

Description: New this year, the Vista Eatery has turned into a weekly live music venue for emerging jazz musicians from across Ontario to perform on our waterfront ...  »

07 Sep

Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road, Toronto

September 7, 2019 To September 22, 2019

(416) 338-8807

PWYC

Join us on September weekends for old-fashioned fall fair fun with bottle ring toss, bean bag toss, three legged races, and fall activities. Enjoy tasty apple pie ...  »

13 Sep

Various Venues, Toronto

September 13, 2019 To September 22, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

Toronto Beer Week (TBW) is a collective series of events dedicated to the celebration and advancement of the craft beer movement. TBW showcases authentically brewed and flavourful ...  »

20 Sep

The Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave, Toronto

September 20, 2019 To September 22, 2019

free

Over 40 participating artists. Original paintings in the gallery & a boutique area with note cards, small paintings and much more. Something for everyone.  »

20 Sep

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

September 20, 2019 To September 22, 2019

6474798962

Free

TOK Toronto, a free three-day symposium for writers and readers that will take place September 20-22, 2019. TOK, is the digital magazine for the charitable organization Diaspora Dialogues ...  »

21 Sep

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto

September 21, 2019 To September 22, 2019

Free

The Word On The Street is a non-profit organization that celebrates Canadian reading, writing, and champions literacy primarily through a free, annual outdoor festival. Each September, in ...  »

21 Sep

Gibson House Museum, 5172 Yonge Street, Toronto

September 21, 2019

(416) 395-7432

Free

Celebrate the return of autumn with heritage demonstrations, hands-on activities, garden tours and more! Enjoy interactive activities in the historic kitchen including grinding spices, pounding sugar, making ...  »

21 Sep

Trinity Bellwoods Park, Queen Street West, Toronto

September 21, 2019 To September 22, 2019

647-717-0747

Free

Queen West Art Crawl is an annual cultural and artistic festival in Toronto, allowing visitors to experience art, innovative installations and live music, all free of charge. ...  »

21 Sep

Rouge Beach, 195 Rouge Hills Drive, Toronto

September 21, 2019

416-264-2020

$0

  Did you know that three million pounds of plastic pollution enters Lake Ontario every year? Come out to lend a hand in cleaning up the waste ...  »

21 Sep

Various Venues, Toronto

September 21, 2019 To December 1, 2019

Free

Launching September 21, 2019, the Toronto Biennial of Art is a new international contemporary visual arts event as culturally connected and diverse as the city itself. For 72 days, Toronto ...  »

21 Sep

St. Lawrence Market, Front Street East, Toronto

September 21, 2019

Free

The Community Harvest Festival opens up Market Street to the public for an all-day street festival to share the flavours, sights and smells of fall at St. ...  »

21 Sep

Woodbine Beach Park, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto

September 21, 2019 To September 22, 2019

Free

WindFest is Toronto’s annual waterfront kite festival! Join hundreds of kite flyers, and see expert kite-flying demonstrations. WindFest is a chance to celebrate autumn, wind power, ...  »

22 Sep

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto

September 22, 2019

(416) 396-2819

free

Celebrate the harvest season with a 1940s twist at Todmorden Mills. Visit our two historic homes, sample wartime harvest recipes for preserves, snacks and the lunchbox, try ...  »

22 Sep

The Great Hall, Queen Street West, Toronto

September 22, 2019

6477635343

FREE

A curated selection of Toronto’s finest vendors, artisans and food vendors. Shop Local from Toronto’s best offering handmade, local, art, vintage and food. and little ...  »

22 Sep

Greenwood Park, 150 Greenwood Ave, Toronto

September 22, 2019

Free

A fun filled day for guinea pigs, their pet parents, enthusiasts and anyone in between! Event will include: • A grassy green carpet showcase your furry friends at ...  »

22 Sep

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St, Toronto

September 22, 2019

Free

The Hispanic Canadian Heritage Council (HCHC) is proudly inviting you to be part of the First Latin Fall Fiesta & Parade 2019, that will be the opening event ...  »

24 Sep

Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Road North, Toronto

September 24, 2019

416-394-5240

Free, but registration is required.

This course is intended for experienced Excel 2013 users who have a desire or need to advance their skills by using larger data sets to simulate realistic work ...  »

25 Sep

Riverdale Branch, 370 Broadview Ave, Toronto

September 25, 2019

416-469-3033

Free admission

Filmmaker and visual humourist Cameron Tingley presents his short live-action films and shares his observations of modern society. Step back from the hubbub of daily life to ...  »

27 Sep

Queen-Richmond Centre West, 134 Peter St, Toronto

September 27, 2019 To September 28, 2019

Free

Two-day retail experience offering fashion-forward shoppers apparel and accessories for women and men from 70+ Canadian designers. With 95 percent of the collections being made-in-Canada and pieces available from $35 ...  »

27 Sep

Across Ontario

September 27, 2019 To September 29, 2019

Free

Ontario Culture Days announces 10th anniversary edition with kaleidoscope of free cultural activities and events across the province from September 27–29, 2019. Encompassing visual art, theatre, cinema, dance and ...  »

28 Sep

MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto

September 28, 2019

FREE

Our 6th annual flagship Etsy: Made in Canada show, hosted by the Toronto Etsy Street Team featuring top handmade and vintage Canadian Etsy sellers! More than 130 of ...  »

28 Sep

Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto

September 28, 2019 To September 29, 2019

(416) 596-1495

Free and open to the public!

Celebrate fall with Evergreen Brick Works at the second annual Harvest Apple Festival, presented by Brickworks Ciderhouse. Join us for family fun activities, a live musical performance, ...  »

28 Sep

The Distillery Historic District, Toronto

September 28, 2019 To September 29, 2019

N/A

Free

Set to take place at Toronto’s Distillery Historic District – one of Canada’s premier arts, culture and entertainment destinations with charming cobbled streets, artists’ studios, cafes, ...  »

28 Sep

Various Toronto History Museums, Toronto

September 28, 2019 To September 29, 2019

Free

Ready. Set. Draw! The world’s largest drawing festival is coming to Toronto History Museums. The free event is open to all-ages and abilities and welcomes everyone ...  »

28 Sep

Trillium Park Pavilion, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto

September 28, 2019

4165832030

Free

At the end of each September, Culture Days invites millions of Canadians to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our ...  »

28 Sep

The Encircled Studio, 201-300 Campbell Avenue, Toronto

September 28, 2019

FREE

This September, Encircled is hosting a Female Founders Marketplace! We’ll be opening our bright & beautiful studio space in The Junction to other female-founded brands who ...  »

28 Sep

Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery, 42 Liberty St, Toronto

September 28, 2019

4163049403

Full menu

Did you miss out on Toronto Ribfest this year? Instead of crying into your smoker, come out and join us at our Billy Bones BBQ collab event! ...  »

29 Sep

Kensington Market, Toronto

September 29, 2019 To October 27, 2019

Free

Pedestrian Sundays Kensington Market hosts thousands of people from across the GTA at each of its events and is celebrating its 16th year as Toronto’s Neighbourhood ...  »

29 Sep

MOCA, 158 Sterling Rd, Toronto

September 29, 2019

Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA Toronto) will introduce TD Community Sundays beginning February 24, 2019. MOCA Toronto reopened in its new 55,000 square foot home on September 22, 2018. The ...  »

29 Sep

OCAD University,100 McCaul St, Toronto

September 29, 2019

6479263888

Free

Need new paintings or ceramics to decorate your room? Maybe a one-of-a-kind jacket, or a custom ring? Some prints, zines, or stickers? Come to OCAD’s student-run ...  »

05 Oct

Various locations, Toronto, ON

October 5, 2019 To October 6, 2019

Free

For one sleepless night, the familiar will be discarded and Toronto will transform into an artistic playground, offering a series of exhilarating contemporary art experiences in unexpected ...  »

05 Oct

Trace Manes Park, 110 Rumsey Rd, East York

October 5, 2019

free

On October 5th, join us for the second annual Leaside Block Party in support of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The neighbourhood will be gathering together for ...  »

05 Oct

Richmond Hill Fire Station, 191 Major Mackenzie Drive West, Richmond Hill

October 5, 2019

905-780-2893

Free - $10

Not every hero wears a cape…but at the RHFES Fire Prevention Week Open House you can learn how YOU can be a hero in your home! ...  »

05 Oct

Yonge & St. Clair Veterinary Hospital, 33 Alvin Avenue, Toronto

October 5, 2019

(416) 792-4090

Free

The Yonge & St. Clair Veterinary Hospital is hosting an Open House. There will be fall themed professional pet photos, raffle prizes, refreshments, gift bags, meet the ...  »

06 Oct

Morningside Park, 390 Morningside Ave, Toronto

October 6, 2019

Free

Come celebrate nature at the Annual Salmon Festival at Highland Creek as we showcase the salmon run in Morningside Park! The Salmon Festival is a free, family-oriented ...  »

06 Oct

Colborne Lodge, 11 Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto

October 6, 2019

(416) 392-6916

Free

Celebrate the harvest season with your community in beautiful High Park. Everyone's Harvest Festival favourites will be on site – artisans, local food, community organizations, museum friends, music, ...  »

06 Oct

Koerner Hall, Bloor Street West, Toronto

October 6, 2019

416.408.0208

Free Event

David Ramsden, pianist, vocalist, and presenter of the original Quiet Please There’s a Lady on Stage concerts at the Cameron House in the 1980s, accompanies a ...  »

06 Oct

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto

October 6, 2019

Free

Ready to take on the world? Attend the Study and Go Abroad Fair to start planning your next step in education and to travel. Learn about undergraduate/...  »

10 Oct

Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Road North, Toronto

October 10, 2019

416-394-5240

Free

For this small business session, Richard Sakanashi will focus on how to develop your negotiation skills when dealing with: Customers, Suppliers and Human Resources. Who is it ...  »

12 Oct

Richmond Green Sports Centre, 1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill

October 12, 2019 To October 14, 2019

416-249-4000

Free Admission

This Thanksgiving weekend, visit Richmond Green Sports Centre for the annual Pumpkinfest Toronto. ]If you’re looking for something fun to do Thanksgiving weekend, this is it! ...  »

12 Oct

Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Road, Toronto

October 12, 2019 To October 14, 2019

416-249-4000 ext 34

Free Event

If you’re looking for something fun to do Thanksgiving weekend, this is it! Toronto Pumpkinfest has something for all ages. Come experience this family event over 3 ...  »

17 Oct

Accolade East Bldg, York Boulevard, North York

October 17, 2019

6473440933

FREE

Choir and Instrumental music by a group of 30 talented International artists presenting the compositions of Sri Chinmoy -invoking Peace and Harmony – Music for Meditation Who is it ...  »

19 Oct

Ajax Downs, 50 Alexander's Crossing, Ajax

October 19, 2019

Free

This fall event has been a community favourite for years. Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, No Frill’s Pumpkin Patch, inflatable rides, haunted experiences, children’s activities, ...  »

19 Oct

Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Rd, Scarborough

October 19, 2019

Free

Experience the fall colours by following in the footsteps of more than 10,000 years of human history along part of an historic portage route.  »

19 Oct

Historic Downtown Bowmanville, ON

October 19, 2019

Free

Come celebrate the autumn season at APPLEFEST in Historic Downtown Bowmanville, the Saturday following Thanksgiving. This tremendously popular annual street festival celebrates all things apple. Four city ...  »

19 Oct

Various Studio Locations, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

October 19, 2019 To October 20, 2019

9056402279

Free

The 19th Annual Stouffville Studio Tour is an event you don’t want to miss — October 19th and 20th, 2019, 10AM to 5PM both days. As a bonus, ...  »

19 Oct

Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto

October 19, 2019

416.408.0208

Free Event

The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists presents this concert by the leading young classical musicians in Canada. Hear the stars of tomorrow! Who ...  »

21 Oct

Royal Ontario Museum, Queens Park, Toronto

October 21, 2019

416.586.8000

FREE

Bring family and friends to the ROM on the 3rd Monday Night of each month and enjoy free admission from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. With complimentary access and ...  »

26 Oct

Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin Park Avenue, Toronto

October 26, 2019

416.708.3332

PWYC

Clay & Paper Theatre presents the annual NIGHT OF DREAD, an evening of fearful pageantry, revels and mockery. At this much loved, family-friendly, community event, Torontonians are ...  »

26 Oct

Kew Gardens & Ivan Forest Gardens, Toronto

October 26, 2019

Free

Join us for a fun filled afternoon of pumpkin decorating, face painting, costume parades, live music and more! Stop by Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrrest Gardens for ...  »

26 Oct

Latcham Art Centre, 2 Park Drive, Stouffville

October 26, 2019

9056408954

Free Admission

Calling all ghosts, goblins and ghouls! Pick up a spooky take-home Halloween art treat. LATCHAM SATURDAYS – Weekly opportunities to make art, see art and explore art through ...  »

26 Oct

Bloor Street West, from Prince Edward Drive to Montgomery Road, Toronto

October 26, 2019

(416) 239-8243

Free

Come Celebrate the spooky Halloween season with us! At the 2019 Pumpkinfest in the Kingsway. Bring your best costume and decorate one of over 300 pumpkins Crafts, treats, face ...  »

26 Oct

The Bentway, 250 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto

October 26, 2019

FREE

Trick or treat! Get ready for Howl’oween at The Bentway with a pup parade and costume contest — a pawsitively pawsome way to celebrate this spooky holiday. ...  »

27 Oct

High Park Nature Centre, 375 Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto

October 27, 2019

Free to attend/$3 per pumpkin

Come carve a pumpkin and set it afloat with other ghoulish gourds! Meet at the wading pool in the northwest corner of High Park, just west of ...  »

31 Oct

Church Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

October 31, 2019

4163211351

free

Canada’s biggest and best Halloween block party is BACK! The Village happily presents ‘Halloween on Church Street.’ Watch as The Village transforms into the city’s ...  »

09 Nov

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St, Toronto

November 9, 2019

416-961-6888 ext. 224

FREE

The Youth Expo is the place to start if you’re looking to fill your 40 volunteer hours for high school graduation. Plus, it’s FREE to attend! ...  »

10 Nov

Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto

November 10, 2019

416.408.0208

Free Event

A royal collaboration of an international stature! Students and faculty from London, England’s Royal Academy of Music visit and perform with their counterparts from The Glenn ...  »

23 Nov

Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto

November 23, 2019

416.408.0208

Free Event

The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists presents this concert by the leading young classical musicians in Canada. Hear the stars of tomorrow! Who ...  »

01 Dec

Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto

December 1, 2019

416.408.0208

Free Event

Violinist Jinjoo Cho’s performances are finely polished and focused” (New York Times) and her distinguished awards include first prizes at the international competitions of Montreal, Buenos ...  »

04 Dec

Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto

December 4, 2019

416.408.0208

Free Event

Hear artists on the cusp of major careers. This concert features solo and chamber works performed by Rebanks Fellows currently enrolled in the one-year Rebanks Family Fellowship ...  »

14 Dec

Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto

December 14, 2019

416.408.0208

Free Event

String students from The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists come together as the Academy Chamber Orchestra to perform this special concert. Who is ...  »

416-392-7288

19 Horticultural Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Explore the conservatory through its different sections that houses the water wheel and plants like Orchids, Cacti and succulents, and the main (central) Palm House filled with ...  »

416-392-CITY (2489)

Lake Shore Boulevard East, Toronto

Year Round

Named after Sarah Ashbridge,a British loyalist from Philadelphia, Ashbridge's Bay Park was once part of a 5 sq. km marsh on the Don River Delta, which was ...  »

416-392-CITY (2489)

201 Guildwood Parkway Toronto M1P 4N7

Day Light Hours

A beautiful sculptural garden located along the Scarborough Bluffs, Guildwood Park, was home to Rosa Breithaupt Hewetson & Spencer Clark, who were patrons of arts and preservationists. They ...  »

416-394-8543

151 Elmcrest Road, Toronto

Daily, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Centennial Park conservatory, situated in Centennial park was built in 1960's, as part of federal government's plan to commemorate Canada's 100th birthday. The conservatory has an area ...  »

311

105 Bridgend Street, Toronto

Year round

The Port Union Waterfront Park was built as part of revitalization of Toronto's Waterfront by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. The 3.8 km Port Union waterfront trail runs ...  »

311

5555 Steeles Ave E, Scarborough

Day light hours

Explore the large park, stroll the boardwalk and watch trumpeter swans, waterfowls enjoying a swim in the pond. Take a hike, or a run on the paved ...  »

(905)713-6038

195 Rouge Hills Drive, Toronto

Year Round

Rouge River that flows from Oak Ridges Moraine to Lake Ontario, forms the provincially significant wetland, Lower Rouge Marsh at it southern end - where it meets ...  »

311

5 Glen Everest Rd, Toronto

Year Round, Daily

Once a 40 acre Rumph farm, overlooking Scarborough Bluffs, the Rosetta McClain Garden was the property of Rosetta, daughter of Thomas McDonald West, owner and operator of J. & ...  »

311

61 Undercliff Dr , Toronto

Year round

Scarborough Bluffs Park is one of the many parks located along the geographical feature - the bluffs along the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Scarborough. Enjoy a ...  »

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