Ongoing Free Things to Do in Toronto


CN Tower in Toronto with a nice pink, blue, purple, and golden sky

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Here are free* recurring things to do in Toronto.

*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

Toronto Reference Public Library viewing down from the top floor

Photo Credit @nick.smith_photography

Any Time

Toronto Public Library

The Toronto Public Library has some great programming at libraries across the city including fashion, tech, and other great learning opportunities in various languages and subjects.

Check out our article on 50+ of the Best Free* Things You Can Do Thanks to the Toronto Public Library - trust us, you won't want to miss out on all the deals in terms of free classes and free passes to certain museums and art galleries!

three people hiking through the woods, forest, or park at sunset - we see their silhouettes - one is walking with walking sticks and wearing a backpack, one is jumping and one is striking a pose with their hand on their hip

Photo Credit @ckiro

Visit a Park and Enjoy Nature

You can go for a hike or a bike ride on one of the trails we write about while staying healthy and fit without breaking the bank.

Check out our Hike / Bike Trails articles.

Whether it be in nature or in the city, there's always something nice to do and experience in Toronto.


Repair Cafe

Repair Cafe usually has a dedicated day on Saturdays at one of their hubs to help Toronto public repair their household items including small appliances, jewelry, clothing, computers and more.

No guarantees and there's usually a one item per person policy

Definitely worth checking out their workshops and pop-ups to continue the life of your cherished items

Instagram @repaircafeto

t-rex bones on display at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto

Photo Credit @_el_chicho

Once a Month

Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum has resumed their once a month free evenings which take place on the third Tuesday of each month. See natural history right in the heart of Toronto.

Instagram @romtoronto

the Power Plant in Toronto on the waterfront with a small reflection pool which becomes a skating rink in the winter and people walking in front of it

Photo Credit @scottwebb

Tuesdays Through Sundays

Power Plant

Located at Toronto's waterfront, enjoy viewing contemporary art from around the world

Instagram @thepowerplantto

taken at night in front of the Art Gallery of Ontario entrance in Toronto with lots of people exiting the building

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Art Gallery of Ontario

It's always nice to see First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit creations as well as interactive installations and contemporary art.

Want to be inspired for a great date idea? Check out our Art Gallery of Ontario article.

Aga Khan Museum in Toronto with reflection pool in front and a person with long hair and wearing a dress biking in front

Photo Credit: Ray Gao

Aga Khan

Enjoy viewing a collection of Islamic arts.

Want to know what to expect before going? Check out our visit to the Aga Khan museum: Aga Khan Museum

Gardiner Musuem in Toronto with Linda Frum and Howard Sokolowsky Plaza in front and a head sculpure with stripes

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Gardiner Museum

Enjoy viewing some pottery and clay sculptures.

Instagram @gardinermuseum

Wednesdays to Sundays


Learn about the history of Toronto's neighbourhoods.

Instagram @myseumoftoronto

Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto the MOCA sign outside the art gallery museum

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Museum of Contemporary Art

View international and interdisciplinary contemporary art.

Want to be inspired for a great date idea? Check out our Date Idea MOCA article.

Evergreen Brick Works main building taken from inside the park with a pond reflecting the main building

Photo Credit @gvchana


Evergreen Brick Works Farmers' Market

Free entry - items for sale

May to October the market is held outdoors. November to April, it is held indoors.

Instagram @evergreen_brick_works

wooden box that reads Farmer's Market and is overflowing with chili peppers, blackberies, blueberries, basil, tomatillos

Photo Credit @gvchana

Wychwood Barns Farmers' Market

Free entry - items for sale

The market is held outdoors during the warmer months and indoors during the winter - rain, snow, or shine!

Access Instagram page for details @thestopfarmersmarket


Bata Shoe Museum

If you're into fashion and learning a bit about international and historical shoes, then the Bata museum is for you!

Instagram @batashoemuseum


TVO Learning Resources*

TVO Learn - learning resources from kindergarten to grade 12

TVO Mpower - educational games for kindergarten to grade 6

TVO Kids - educational videos and games based on the Ontario curriculum

TVO Mathify

- Free math tutoring for individuals who are taking courses in grade 4 to 12 and have an OEN number

- Hours are 9am-9pm Monday to Friday and 3pm-9pm on weekends except for statutory holidays

- The ratios are 1 to 1, sessions are recorded for future reference

- Everything is completely virtual and can be accessed conveniently from the comfort of your remote location

- Teachers are Ontario Certified and have at least 2 years of experience in a class room

*These resources are not only made available to the Toronto public but the Ontario public - terms and conditions still apply - double check websites for details and any changes

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