Toronto is a city full of amazing events and activities, but sometimes they can get a bit pricy. Luckily, the city also offers a crazy amount of free events every month for you and your friends to enjoy! So whether you are looking for a date that won't break the bank or the perfect girls day without shelling out some serious cash, check out these free events!
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ArtFest Toronto // September 1st-4th
ArtFest celebrates everything from live music and painting to sculpting and photography. Whether you are an art lover or looking for some inspiration for your next piece, this is a great event to attend!
Tribute to Tom Thomson // September 9th to 19th
If you love art and the vibe of Distillery District, this is the great opportunity to experience both at the same time! The exhibit pays homage to the late artist Tom Thomson, whether you know of his work or not you are sure to be impressed!
Etsy: Made In Canada // September 23rd
Over 130 vendors are going to be in the city to sell some of their goods, so if you are into homemade and eccentric pieces, this is the event to visit!
Word On The Street // September 24th
This celebration of Canadian authors calls for all book worms in the GTA to attend! The variety of tents will feature over 200 authors, so head over to discover the next great new Canadian author!
Distillery District Sunday Market // September 24th
This weekly market runs until the 24th, so take advantage of it and visit all the cute vendors while taking in Distillery's amazing vibe!
Kensington Market Art Fair // September 24th
Pedestrian Sundays are always the best day to visit Kensington, but on September 24th the neighbourhood will be hosting a market art fair. The day will feature great food, live poetry and dance, so grab your friends and visit the market!
Nuit Blanche // September 30th
This annual art show is always a massive event in the city. The art installations that appear across the downtown core are all free to see and the exhibits make for the best night to stroll through the city!
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Hot & Spicy Food Festival // September 1st-4th
If you're obsessed with hot sauce, this is definitely the event for you. From Indian to Thai there are going to be tons of options from mild to extra hot for even the biggest hot sauce enthusiasts!
Farm To Fork On Common Ground // September 24th and 25th
This organic food festival is celebrating conscious eating and a healthy lifestyle. With tons of vendors offering healthy non-GMO food you can channel your inner foodie with tons of health benefits!
Taste of the Kingsway // September 8th to 10th
This annual Etobicoke event always delivers on a fun time. Whether you are there to experience the food or take in the dancers and buskers on either of the two main stages, you won't regret paying a visit over the weekend!
Toronto Veg Food Fest // September 8th to 10th
Calling all vegetarians and vegans! Whether you are a meat eater or not, this free event celebrates everything veggie and delicious, so arrive with an empty stomach!
Food Truck Festival Ontario // September 16th and 17th
Foodies unite! The food truck festival includes vendors from all across Ontario, so you know you and your stomach are going to be experience the best of the best. Make sure to arrive with an empty stomach!
Destination Thailand // September 9th
From Thai cuisine and dancing to martial arts and massage, you don't need your passport to visit this version of Thailand hitting Yonge and Dundas square this weekend!
Toronto Beer Week // September 15th-23rd
Toronto Beer Week is hosted by varying breweries and pubs across the city. So channel your inner beer snob and fit this into your schedule!
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TIFF Street Festival // September 7th to 10th
For TIFF's opening weekend, the city shuts down select streets on King Street between Peter and University. There it will be open for any and all pedestrians to do whatever they like!
T.U Jazz Fest // September 7th-9th
If you love Jazz, look no further than the Jazz Fest coming back to the city this weekend! The free event will host 200+ musicians across 5 stages as well as a food fest!
Toronto Beach Festival // September 16th
Summer isn't over yet! If you are already going through Summer withdrawals, there is one more Summer themed bash for you to attend! The festival will host music, shops and food all by the beachside!
Riverdale Fall Farm Festival // September 9th to 10th
If you've been waiting for Fall festivities since they ended last year, start early by visiting the Riverdale Farm! From wheelbarrow races to corn roasts, you are sure to get in the Fall mood after visiting.
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Community Day at The Science Centre // September 2nd
The Science Centre will be hosting a free admission day on September 2nd. So channel your inner science-loving geek and enjoy all the spot has to offer for free!
Open Street TO // September 17th
The largest free recreation program is back this month! From Dufferin and Parliament on Bloor to Bloor and Queen on Yonge, you don't have to worry about any cars or buses. So grab your rollerblades, bike or skateboard and take advantage of it!