There's always something to do in Toronto, but it's even better if you can engage in super cool activities for FREE! The student life can have many of us broke, therefore it's important to be aware of the free stuff going on in the city if you can't afford to go out.

Fall is just around the corner and that means there are many interesting events to part take in for free! Keep your self occupied and avoid emptying your pockets by checking out these 18 free things to do this fall in Toronto:

1. Go farm market hopping! 

East York Farmers Market (Tuesdays) – 850 Coxwell Ave

TBG Organic Farmers’ Market (Thursdays) – 777 Lawrence Ave. East

Sorauren Park Fieldhouse (Mondays) – 50 Wabash Ave


2. Visit the Art Gallery Of Ontario 

Free admission on Wednesday nights after 6 pm, and after 3 pm for ages 14-25 to participate in a variety of activities and workshops such as tie dying, skate boarding, mix tape making, movie viewings and much more!


3. Hit up a bike path

Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall and ride down Toronto's best biking trails!


4. Nuit Blanche 2016 

From sunset to sun rise, watch the Toronto streets transform with modern artwork created by more than 300 international and locals artists. It became an annual free contemporary art festival in 2006 and is one of the most anticipated art related events in Toronto every year!

October 1st


5. Kensington Market Art Fair // Keep 6

Admire paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, jewellery and a variety of other creative art pieces in Kensington Market for free!

September 25th & October 30th. 


6. The Word On The Street Toronto

Check out Canada's largest book and magazine festival for free at the Harbour Front Centre.

September 25th


7. North Toronto Floral Market 

Admission is free to the Floral Market at CF Shops at Don Mills. Shop for beautiful flowers from Ontario growers and learn about floral inspired cocktails and food!

September 24 th - 25th (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)


8. Study & Go Abroad Fair 

Interested in studying abroad? Stop by the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, between 12 noon – 5 pm to find out more info about an unforgettable learning experience!

October 1st - 2nd


9. Salmon Festival at Highland Creek 

Attention salmon lovers! Enjoy a hike and watch salmon run upstream at Morningside park. The festival will also include live performances, environmental displays, food trucks and much more.

October 2nd 


10. Monster Rock Orchestra 

Rock out at Yonge and Dundas Square, from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm to live performances complimented by a spectacular laser show. Some of the song combinations are inspired by artists such as Michael Jackson and AC/DC, Theory of the Deadman, Queen and other legends.  The signature act will be an orchestra and rock band performing together some of the hottest rock songs in history.

October 7th 


11. Fall 2016 Opening Party @ The Power Plant 

Be the first to witness 3 new exhibitions by notable artists Yto Barrada, Latifa Echakhch and Maria Loboda.

October 14th 8:00 pm.


12. Rhyme N Reason 

Toronto talent, you should definitely stop by this free music studio drop in program held until end of October. Not only will you have time to advise with professional engineers and musician, but you'll also get access to a recording booth, beat-making room, rehearsal spaces and iMac workstations with production software, all for free!

Until end of October 


13. Pick your own pumpkin.

There are plenty of pumpkin farms in the GTA! Pumpkin picking is a must during the fall season.


14. Synthecycletron 

Make music by biking on the Toronto Islands! With interactive installations, the public can generate power by biking on stationary bicycles which activate synthesizers to create sounds connected to the biking movement.

Until October 28th


15. Purina PawsWay Halloween Party 

Why leave out your pooch from the fall festivities? Purina PawsWay is hosting a halloween party with games,prizes, a photo booth and drop in activities for you and your dog or kitty to enjoy!

October 29th 


16. Mimico Pumpkin Parade

There's no fall without pumpkin related activities! Bring your super duper Jack-O-Lanterns and set them up to light at Mimico Square

November 1st 6:00 - 8:30 pm.


17. Night of Dread

Through the darken streets of Toronto, next to Dufferin Grove Park take part in a Halloween themed parade. From pageantry, music and masquerade, towering puppets, stilt dancers, fire-spinners and fearful masks, you're guaranteed an unforgettable evening. The event is PWYC(pay what you can) but if you're super broke why not check it out.

October 24th


18. Halloween on Church

Church Street throws one of the largest Halloween parties in North America. The street party is filled with thousands of people, wearing creative and spooky costumes.

October 31st 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm. 


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