Living in Toronto can expensive. Living in the GTA and wanting to do fun things in the city is even more expensive.

READ ALSO: 30 Things To Do In Toronto If You're Broke

But downtown Toronto isn't the only place to have fun! Several affordable activities are available to people residing in GTA. Here are 35 things to do near Toronto if you're broke:


Go to Club 300 with some friends and school them in a game of bowling.

~$8 per person (includes bowling shoes)

Visit Whittamore's Farm for some strawberry picking.

$2.50/Lb + $4 empty bucket

See some amazing art by local contributors at the McKay Art Centre.


Cool off with a Kawartha Dairy cone at Village Ice Cream Shoppe.

$3 scoops, $5 milkshakes

Grab a karaoke room during Happy Hour at Mix2 KTV & Billiards.

$9 per person (Mon-  Fri), $11 per person (Sat - Sun), $13 (Holidays)


Mallrat and people-watch for hours at Scarborough Town Centre.


Try out a game of Sticky Ball at BreakOut Team Adventures.

$10 per person per hour (50% off from May 2 - Jun 2, 2016)

Work your way up to the #1 spot at Lazer Quest.

$9 per person per game

Catch a flick at Famous Players or Morningside on a Tuesday to take advantage of half-off pricing.

Famous Players: $7.50 per person (regular), $10.50 per person (3D), $12.50 per person (UltraAVX 3D)

Morningside: $5.99 per person (regular), $8.99 per person (3D)

Make a team of 4 and play some beach volleyball at the Bluffs.

$15 drop-in

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Learn some cool history at Black Creek Pioneer Village.

$15 per adult, $12 per student (requires student ID)

Run ball at the HoopDome with some baller friends.

$12.50 admission

Walk the entire Circuit Path in Downsview Park.


Go rock climbing at the Toronto Climbing Academy.

$5 per child, $10 per adult

Take advantage of a 7-day trial at Warrior Muay Thai.



Race in a go-kart or play a game of mini golf at Playdium.

$5 for 1 lap (go-kart), $4 per round of 18 (mini-golf)

Grab a pool table at Captain's Snooker Club.

$9.50 for two players, $12 for three players,  $14 for four players

Venture through one (or all) of these trails.


Drop-in at Canlan Sports Complex for indoor court volleyball or soccer.

$5 - $10 admission

Go on a romantic stroll through the Japanese-themed Kariya Park with a special person.



Practice your aim at The Archery Game.

$15+ per person

Jump your heart out on some trampolines at SkyZone.

$10 for 30 mins, $15 for 60 mins, $13 for a SkyRobics class ($6 for first-timers)

Go hiking or fishing at the Boyd Conservation Area.

$6.50 per adult

Get a head massage at BloMeDry.

~ $10-$13 per massage.

Grab a meal from the Lunch Express menu at WEGZ.

$11 each meal


Explore the Pickering Museum Village.

$8 - $10 admission

Bike the entire Waterfront Trail from the Pickering/Ajax border to Scarborough.


Go to the health club or rent out a racquetball court at the Pickering Recreation Complex.

Health Club$12 per person

Racquetball$14 primetime, $11 non-primetime

See some cute animals at the Wild Things Petting Farm.

$8 per person

Window shop at Pickering Town Centre.



Check out The Great War Flying Museum.

$5 per person

Drop-in at a Brampton Community Centre and play various sports.

$2 - $9 admission

Go curling at Chinguacousy Park (F/W).

$2 per person

Visit the Peel Art Museum + Archives.

$5 per adult 

Spend the day at Heart Lake for hiking, fishing, picnics, swimming and more.

$6.50 per adult

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