Just because your wallet is feeling empty, doesn't mean you can't enjoy the weekend. There are lots of great ways to explore the city without spending a lot of money. You can visit tons of outdoor destinations and still have a great time on a dime. Here are 7 things to do in Toronto this weekend that are completely free.
Although we may be used to dishing out lots of cash for concerts, festivals and attractions all summer, this year is a little different.
It's time to get creative with ways to have fun, and luckily there are so many activities just off the beaten path.
There couldn't be a better time to explore parts of Toronto that you don't normally venture to.
The warm and sunny weather is still going strong, and summer is giving us some more time to enjoy ourselves to the fullest.
So get yourself outside, grab a bike, a picnic blanket, or just meet up with a friend and set out on an adventure through the 6ix without spending any cash.
The selection of bike paths, parks, rivers and beaches should keep you occupied for the rest of the summer. So leave your wallet at home!
Bike The Don Valley Trail
Address: Don Valley Pkwy., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This gorgeous trail runs along the river and has some spectacular views of the city and nature alike.
Visit The Toronto Artisan Market
When: August 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Browse through the selection of arts and crafts and get inspired on a dime, then hang out in the park after.
Visit Edwards Gardens
Address: 755 Lawrence Ave. E., North York, ON
Why You Need To Go: Head out to this huge botanical garden and former estate which you can explore!
Catch Some Rays On The Beach
Address: Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Soak in the vitamin D and have an amazing time without spending any money.
Visit Evergreen Brickworks
Address: 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: They have snapping turtles you can see in their pond, plus a beautiful park, a farmer's market, and more.
Hang Out At The Pool
Address: Various locations
Why You Need To Go: Toronto's pools and splash pads are the perfect way to cool down and they're completely free.
Visit Riverdale Farm
When: Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: 201 Winchester St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Hang out with the goats, chickens and sheep and then enjoy the park in the area afterwards.