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Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto Outside sign

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Grab your favourite person/people and head on over to the Museum Of Contemporary Art.

Friday evenings are free*.

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            on each blue coffee mug with either coffee or hot chocolate in the mugs

Photo Credit: Abi Schreider

As you roll up to the museum, you'll notice the surroundings are pretty industrial but the sweet smell from the neighbouring Nestle factory and the coffee roaster on the other side make the atmosphere inviting.

Something that's also important to note, there's a Bike Share station just outside of the museum.

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No spoilers here, but the current exhibit is quite thought provoking in terms of our impact on the environment and things we can do to alleviate it.

Forno Cultura at the
            Museum of Contemporary Art with sandwiches and other things to eat on display and many wines of red, white,
            rose, and orange colour

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Inside the museum, there's a Forno Cultura cafe if you'd like to grab a bite and have a drink.

Alternatively, Henderson Brewing Co is also located next door (

If you end up deciding to go earlier than 5pm, the area has a lot to offer in terms of food and drink, entertainment, and exercise.

Fun facts:

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Photo Credit: Fahmi Fakhrudin

The coffee roaster next door, Ethica Coffee Roasters, hosts barista lessons for all levels. Learn how to pull an espresso shot and froth milk. Learn more:

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Love dogs? Love yoga? What about two for the price of one? You can totally enjoy practicing yoga and playing with puppies at Puppy Yoga just around the corner from MOCA. See site for details:

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Photo Credit: Umid Akbarov

Right in front of Henderson Brewing Co, you'll find the House of Anansi Press. Did you know Margaret Atwood worked there as an editor? The House also published , Michael Ondaatje, Northrop Frye, and her work, as well as many more. It seems like an attractive rich in history place to visit:

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*At the time this article was written. Transportation to events not included, other charges may apply, specifics outlined on organizations websites.

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