Toronto is one of the most active cities in Ontario. In the city, it seems like there is something new to do every single day. With so little time in our busy lives and so much to do, it can be really tricky to figure out where to start.
But if you are looking for some cool places to visit without breaking the bank then you're in luck! You can visit some of Toronto's trendiest museums and admissions completely free thanks to this pass.
The Toronto Library (which is also completely free to visit) has partnered with a number of amazing attractions in and the city to offer the Museum and Arts Pass (MAP). As long as you have a Toronto Library card, you can sign out the pass for a day from any branch of the library where they are available - They are on a first come, first served basis though.
The MAP program isn't new, in fact, it has been around since 2007, but summer is definitely the best time to get out and take advantage of the program, especially considering all the places you can go with it.
The first and arguably most popular is the AGO. Made famous by the Infinity Mirrors exhibit, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a great place to go for all different styles of art, from traditional to more modern.
Even if you don't have the MAP pass, you can still go to the AGO for free. They have free admission for everyone on Wednesday's from 6-9pm, and on Tuesday's for students after 3 pm.
The MAP pass also gets you into the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The museum's ever-changing exhibits teach you almost everything you need to know about history, life, and the world around you.
Just like the AGO, the ROM also has it's own free admission program, but just for university and college students who can get free admission every Tuesday!
The MAP Pass also gives you access to a total of 10 amazing places, including the Toronto Zoo, the Ontario Science Centre, the Textile Museum of Canada, the Aga Khan Museum, and more.
But if you're from out of town or don't have a library card, you aren't completely out of luck. Fortunately, a number of other trendy Toronto joints have their own free admission programs as well.
Among the free places you can visit is Queen's Park. Not only does Doug Ford and the rest of the Ontario government work there, but you can take a free behind the scenes tour of the Ontario Legislative Assembly and figure out how the government all works. The best part is the tours are completely free for everybody all the time.
Another free attraction to visit is Black Creek Pioneer Village. This one isn't on the MAP pass but offers their own free day on Tuesdays after 2 PM. While it's a bit of a trip outside of downtown, it is well worth it to experience pioneer life and not to mention they have adorable baby goats.
While there is definitely never a shortage of things to do in the city with new shows and concerts every day, countless restaurants and bars opening up, and so many festivals, those kinds of things can get really pricey. That's why it's good to know you can still have fun in the city without breaking the bank.