Free Things to do in Toronto for a Limited Time


pink street art sign on black background on white brick building that reads Toronto we don't take naps most likely taken in the fashion district near graffiti alley in Toronto based on the partial street sign available to us on the pole on the left - there is also a no parking and stop sign on the pole

Photo Credit: Cassidy Dickens

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These events are free* to attend but are only around for a short period of time.

*Transportation to and from events not included. Other charges may apply. Free at the time of writing this article. For accurate and up to date info please refer to organizations' / event organizers' websites / social accounts.

Note: images are for illustration purposes only and do not represent the actual events, products, or items

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Improv Open Mic @ The Cameron House


Want to laugh away the Monday blues?

Check out The Cameron House for some Open Mic Improv Comedy

This is a recurring event

For events only happening this week, check out our Free* Things to Do in Toronto This Week article.

Instagram @the.cameronhouse

For the full line up of weekly comedy shows in Toronto, check out: Comedy Shows in Toronto

flags of different countries hung overhead with a balcony in the background

Photo Credit @jannerboy62


Mundo Lingo

When learning a new language, the biggest hurdle to overcome is gaining practice in a live exchange.

Here's your chance!

Do a language swap, mix and mingle to broaden your perspective and horizons through conversations.

19+ event

Eats and drinks for sale

Put on a sticker of the languages you speak (symbolized by the country's flag)

Instagram @mundolingo

Japanese ceramics

Photo Credit: Diana Lisunova

The Evolution of Japanese Ceramics

From the Edo period to Meiji

Closed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays but open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

On display until end of March

For up to date hours and dates check out their Instagram page @jftoronto

cherry blossom Toronto at Robarts University of Toronto

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Cherry Blossoms

We've put together an article with 17 locations for you to enjoy the cherry blossoms ranging for super popular to less traffic.

Plan your visit and stay tuned, here: Cherry Blossom Toronto

neon purple lights in a triangular spiral format

Photo Credit: Sandro Katalina


March 1 - 31

Brought to you by the Downtown Yonge BIA, supported by the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto

Enjoy the light festival all month long

From nightfall to midnight, sculptures will be lit for viewing along Yonge Street

How many can you spot?

Instagram @downtownyonge

Month of March

Magic Windows

Musical window displays in the Annex

Musicians: Aniqa Quadar (vocals and keyboard), Kieran Maraj (bass) and Rafael Roter (drums)

Inspired by the Women From Space Festival

Recorded live at the Tranzac Club

Instagram @explorebloorannex

March 12 - April 20

Lumiere - The Art of Light

Annual light-based art exhibit held at Trillium Park

Part of the park is under construction

Still, Trillium park is one of the best places to see the city skyline and is a nice break from the hussle and bussle of the city.

Bonfires will be held weather permitting

Instagram @ontarioplace


The Canadian Opera Company is back with this year's line up of performances that usually take place at noon Tuesdays to Thursdays.

There are exceptions, of course, as there are a couple of 5:30pm timeslots, as well.

If you work in the area or have the day off, it's good to unwind with some musical performances.

This event is really popular so make sure to arrive well in advance to get a seat.

Instagram @torontounion

board game similar to Settlers of Catan

Photo Credit: Aksel Fristrup

Board Game Designer Night

Snakes & Lattes in the Annex

Meet up monthly on the first Monday of the month


Instagram @snakesandlattes

Board Game Designer Nights

Snakes & Lattes College

Every second last Monday of the month

Open to the public and game designers

6pm until close

Test new games, have access to their library of games

Eats, drinks, and items for sale

Instagram @snakesandlattes


Feb 29 - Mar 30

At Labour of Love


Experience local artists of Cabbagetown in art exhibits, musical performances, workshops and more

Celebrating the interconnectedness of humans and nature

Instagram @labouroflove

The Toronto Public Library does indeed have MUCH to offer.

Check out our Toronto Public Library - 3D Printing, Free* Courses, and More article to learn more of what the Toronto Public Library has to offer.

For other things to do in Toronto that are here for a longer period of time, check out our: Ongoing Free* Things to Do in Toronto article.

A black die set on abstract background

Photo Credit: Joel Abraham

Lets get Dicey: Board Games + Shisha + Music


Mob Lounge




Action Sound Band

Listen to live music at the Grossmans Tavern


Acts are usually blues, rock, folk, roots, and jazz

Instagram @grossmanstavern

Wednesdays - Saturdays

Power - Art Exhibit at OCAD

Gallery hours:

Wednesdays 12 - 7pm

Thursdays - Saturdays 12-5pm

Experience Toronto based artists as they challenge capitalist worldviews

On until mid May 2024

Instagram @onsite_at_ocadu


Drop-in Ceremony, Medicine Teachings and Sacred Fire


Mother Earth Learning Lodge, 20 Willcocks St., Courtyard, University of Toronto

Eats, drinks available while quantities last

For more information please contact: or


Board Game Bonding

Board games, meet and mingles, convesrations, networking and more

For everyone

1 welcome drink and snacks


192 Spadina Ave.

Instagram @csitoronto

Feb 17 - March 24

Taste of Salt: Liam Cushing

Art Gallery featuring beautiful photos of beaches - just in time for the cold front we'll be having

We don't know about you, but this weather definitely has us dreaming of beaches

1231 Davenport Rd

Instagram @thecardinalgallery

Movie night at the cinema with a neon sign that reads central cinema

Photo Credit: Myke Simon


Cinema Soiree


Until the last Saturday in April

Watch movies at Chefs Hall 111 Richmond St W

Complimentary popcorn while quantities last

Eats, drinks, items for sale

Instagram @chefshallto

Last Saturday of the Month

Little Portugal Gallery Visits and Vintage Crawls


Last Saturday of each month

Gain free* access to Gallery Visits & Vintage Crawls

Instagram @lptbia

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