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20 Things To Do In Toronto If You And Your Friends Are Broke

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20 Things To Do In Toronto If You And Your Friends Are Broke

You know what's a bad time? Having no money in this beautiful, warm and breezy summer weather. With so much to do in Toronto and not so much cash on hand, what's a Torontonian to do?

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Well, a lot of things, actually! Here are 20 things to do in Toronto if you and your friends are broke:

(Note: All offers are subject to change at any time. Please contact the establishment before heading out!)

1. Catch a flick for cheap at the Carleton on Tuesdays.

$5 per person

2. Dig through some crates to find some vinyl gold at Rotate This.


3. Get your drink on at Farmhouse Tavern on Mondays.

$6 craft beers/cider at 6 pm, $7 cocktails at 7 pm and $8 wines at $8 pm

4. Challenge each other with a game of 501 at iDarts.

$1 per person

5. Attend a cheese tasting together at Leslieville Cheese Marketplace.

$9 per person (or $15 per person if you want the complete Marketplace experience)

6. Split the cost of tandem bicycle with a friend and ride throughout the Toronto Islands.

$7.5 a person ($15 total for the first hour of rental; $20 security deposit)

7. Grab a couple of ping pong balls and paddles and play at one of the outdoor tables in Orchard Park.

Free access to tables

8. Find your collective zen at drop-in morning Humpback Yoga at the Gladstone.

$5 per person

9. Try your luck at finding and catching the rare fireflies at Taylor Creek Park or Rouge Park.


10. Attend an open jump at SkyZone trampoline arena.

$10 per person per 30 minutes

11. Discuss which friends would wear which ridiculous shoes at the Bata Shoe Museum.


12. Have drinks and be merry while bowling at Kennedy Bowl.

$2 per game on Sundays after 5 pm, $4 - $5 per game throughout the week

13. Browse through some amazing ceramic art at the Gardiner Museum.

$9 per student, $15 per adult on select exhibitions

14. Nerd out at the massive comic book collections at Silver Snail.


15. Catch an outdoor movie by the water at the Harbourfront Centre.


16. Attend the free Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.

Free from Jul 8 - 10, held every summer

17. Compare putting abilities at Scarborough Family Golf Centre.

$7.50 per person per game of minigolf

18. Learn something new about the city as you peruse through the interesting public records at the Archives of Ontario.


19. Get not-so-lost in the William Meany Maze at Centre Island.


20. Cross all of these off on your list (and these and these).

Free/less than $20

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