Essential workers are receiving props all over Ontario for their hard work. Now, galleries, museums, parks and historic centres are also doing their part to show their support. These are seven places where Ontario frontline workers can do things for free. 

Spread out all over the province, frontline workers can explore Ontario while leaving their wallet at home. 

There's no doubt working on the front lines of a pandemic has been trying for thousands of our hardworking bus drivers, nurses, doctors, grocery clerks, and more. 


Arts and culture venues and even botanical gardens have taken note. 

Tons of them across the province are offering some sort of special perks to those who have been working through the pandemic. 

All of them include free admission until a given date, while others also include discounts on food and purchases. 

It might be time to start enjoying the benefits of all of your hard work and spend your time off visiting one of these places.


Art Gallery Of Ontario

Price: Free

When: Sign-up ends August 16

Address: 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Frontline workers can sign up for a free AGO annual pass and check out multiple exhibits and collections all year.



McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Price: Free

When: Until March 31, 2021

Address: 10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg, ON

Why You Need To Go: Frontline workers get free parking and access to the outdoor grounds.



Niagara Parks Commission

Price: 2 for 1 admission

When: Every Thursday until September 7 

Address: 7400 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: Get two-for-one tickets to Niagara Parks attractions and heritage sights, along with 10% off at retailers and restaurants.


Royal Ontario Museum

Price: Free

When: Until August 30, 2020

Address: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Frontline workers get to bring three of their friends with them on their free trip to the ROM. 



Royal Botanical Gardens

Price: Free

When: Until September 7, 2020

Address: 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington, ON

Why You Need To Go: All essential health care and emergency workers get in free and their friends get 25% off. They're also selling a 14-month pass for the same price as a year pass.

 


Huronia Historical Parks 

Price: Free

When: Every Friday until September 6, 2020

Address: 93 Jury Dr., Penetanguishene, ON

Why You Need To Go: Explore historic sights and learn about the past of the region for free in this charming Ontario town.


Fort William Historical Park

Price: Free

When: Fridays until September 6, 2020

Address: 1350 King Rd., Thunder Bay, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can learn about the fur trade, check out their observatory, and immerse yourself in early Canadian history. 


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