The Top Freebie Activities and Attractions In Toronto

There is no such thing as a free ride, "they" say. Well, "they," listen up. Toronto does not want to ride you for every last dollar. It is also filled to the brim with activities that don't cost a thing. 

It is true that Toronto is one of the most expensive cities to live in. It is also true that there are ample opportunities for those people who are swimming in currency. But even if you have not yet cast your teeth in gold, there are options for you (beyond stress eating on your couch). 

Some of our choices provide built in exercise, such as a walk through High Park. If you get into the bowels of the park, you will find yourself gloriously alone. From chirping birds to small museums to a free zoo, Toronto's largest park grants you time to correspond with nature and throw your worries to the wind. It will remind you of when you were a kid, when all you had to hear were the words "free time" to get exuberantly excited. And how much money did you have when you were a kid?

Even the Art Gallery of Ontario offers a free evening on Wednesday. Soak up culture without digging into your pockets. Hey, if anyone is going to get it, it will be those starving artists.

Get out there. For the sake of your life, your sanity and your health. Nothing should hold you back from your curiosity...including an expensive city.

A massive indoor and outdoor nonprofit complex devoted to the arts, the Harbourfront Centre schedules a plethora of free or low-cost cultural festivals throughout the year as well as food, theatre, literary and music events. This 10-acre...  Read More

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Whether you are a former Toronto Maple Leaf or more like Bambi on the ice, it is always a stellar winter choice to attempt to stay upright on skates. Nathan Phillips Square is the perfect place to wile away a romantic hour or two or to try and...  Read More

Evergreen Brickworks is a former industrial site that has become a love letter to the green movement. Download a self-guided tour brochure or pick one up at the welcome desk and trod your own path along 40 acres of wilderness. Breathtaking...  Read More

When you first find your way in between Spadina and Bathurst and then in between College and Dundas in Toronto, you may feel that you haven't found anything special at first. However, as you start your walking journey throughout Kensington...  Read More

West Toronto

High Park is Toronto's version of Central Park in New York. Toronto's largest 400 acre public park has been the jewel in Toronto's park system with historical buildings, amazing hiking trails, a free zoo and playgrounds. A park highlight is...  Read More

The Art Gallery of Ontario, with its high ceilings, light spaces and spiral staircases would be enough art even without the paintings on the walls. However, the art is indeed amazing, from the exhibitions to the galleries. The Group of Seven are...  Read More

Toronto's Distillery Historic District began in 1859 as the site of the Gooderham and Worts whiskey distillery. 100 years later, the distillery was producing nearly half of the total volume of spirits in the province of Ontario, making it one of...  Read More

We are certainly not deluding ourselves by suggesting that the opera is suddenly gratis. However, there are a series of free concerts in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre from September to May in jazz, piano, vocal, dance, chamber and world...  Read More


Meet Courtney Sunday

Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney

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