Free Things to Do in Toronto this October

They say that money can’t buy happiness; in some cases, you don’t need it to! There are bunch of events and activities going on in Toronto and surrounding areas throughout the month that are free! Have a great time without spending a dime!

Enjoy Free Admission to the Art Gallery of Ontario on Wednesday Nights

Marvel at some of the world’s finest artistic creations at the Art Gallery of Ontario! On Mondays at 10 am, a limited number of free timed-entry General Admission tickets will be released for the following Wednesday, so don’t miss out!

Where: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON, M5T 1G4.

When: every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Dance the Weekend Away at the Common Ground Festival

Make your way to Lee Lifeson Art Park for the Common Ground Festival! Events include Community Workshops open to all levels of experience, Pop-Up Performances around the park, and MainStage performances in the amphitheatre! This dance festival has something for everyone! 

Where: Lee Lifeson Art Park, 223 Gladys Allison Pl, North York, ON, M2N 3R5.

When: Friday October 7th and Saturday October 8th.

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Pay Homage to Toronto’s Natural History in Confluence

Check out Toronto’s newest art exhibit in Confluence, presented by The Bentway! Inspired by the water systems that have shaped Toronto, Confluence invites visitors to flow through an immersive convergence of natural and human-made forces with dynamic sculptural installations!

Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON, M5V 3K9.

When: October 1st to October 30th.

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Stop and Smell the Flowers at the Toronto Flower Market

The Toronto Flower Market returns this Saturday for their final event of the season! Celebrate and support Ontario grown flowers & plants with over 30 vendors showcasing their beautiful floral arrangements!

Where: 1001 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M6J 1H4.

When: Saturday, October 8th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Revisit History with the Fort York National Historic Site

Presented by the Toronto History Museums, the Fort York national Historic Site has free admission to the public! Check out this 43-acre archeological park, now showing the All Power sculpture: a 28 feet tall symbol of community, strength, perseverance, comradeship, equal justice, and belonging! This exhibit is only showing until October 10th, so go now!

Where: 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON, M5V 3K9.

When: Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Turn Up for Halloween on Church Street

Watch as The Village transforms into the city’s most wicked street party with Halloween on Church! Be tricked by the unbelievable characters, be treated to the next-level costumes, as Halloween on Church promises to be one scary good time!

Where: Church St, from Wood St. to Gloucester St.

When: Monday, October 31st.

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Celebrate Halloween at the Kingsway Pumpkin Fest

Presented by Haribo and featuring their adorable Haribo Goldbear, get ready for the Kingsway Pumpkin Fest! There’s fun for the whole family with a pumpkin decorating contest, face painting and balloon artist, and a costume contest!

Where: 3055 Bloor St W, Etobicoke, ON, M8X 1C6.

When: Sunday, Oct 29th from 10am - 2pm.

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Be a Part of Live Shows and Interactive Experiences at Pumpkinville

Pumpkinville is back at the picturesque Greenwood Conservation Area! Catch live shows from the Great Canadian Lumberjacks, Friendly Fables, and Jessica Towler, and enjoy a plethora games and activities, community displays and exhibitors, and their infamous haunted house!

Where: Greenwood Conservation Area, 2290 Greenwood Rd, Ajax, ON, L1T 4S4.

When: Saturday, October 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Explore the Streets with the Rosedale ROMWalk

Live the highlife and stroll through Rosedale, hosted by the Royal Ontario Museum! Explore the tree-lined streets of this prestigious enclave, the suburb of choice for Toronto’s wealthy citizens in the early 1900s, and admire impressive domestic architecture built in a wide variety of styles over 150 years!

Where: Park Rd & Bloor St E, Toronto, ON, M4W 1B7.

When: Sunday, October 9th from 2-3:30 p.m.

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Envision a Grand Life of Galas and Garden Parties at the Spadina Museum

Check out one of Toronto’s most sophisticated history museums with the Spadina Museum! This dazzling mansion is a portal into the triumphs and tribulations of Toronto from 1900 to the 1930s, so sport your best vintage wear!

Where: 285 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON, M5R 2V5.

When: Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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