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9 Fun Things To Do In Toronto This Summer That Won't Cost You A Dime

Enjoy the warm weather without going broke!

You don't need to spend money to have fun, and these summer activities let you enjoy Toronto without going broke.

You can watch movies, visit galleries and more while saving your paycheque.

Watch A Movie Under The Stars

Price: Free

When: Multiple dates

Address: 70 Canuck Ave., North York, ON

Why You Need To Go: Movies Under The Stars has returned to Downsview Park as a drive-in experience, and you can enjoy films like Back To The Future and more.

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Unleash Your Inner Child

Price: Free

When: All summer

Address: 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can have some fun at The Bentway's Playing In Public event, which includes art installations, interactive stations, audio experiences and more.

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Get Lost In Blooms

Price: Free

Address: 777 Lawrence Ave. E., North York, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take a peaceful walk through colourful blooms at the Toronto Botanical Garden and explore the brand new Trial Garden.

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Visit Some Adorable Animals

Price: Free, donations accepted

Address: High Park, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The High Park Zoo has so many adorable animals you can visit for the perfect summer activity.

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Pedal Around Toronto

Price: Free

When: Wednesdays in July

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: Bike Share Toronto is offering free rides on Wednesdays in July so you can explore the city without bringing your wallet.

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Lounge On The Beach

Price: Free

Address: Sugar Beach, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Sugar Beach is a great place to spend a summer day and even snap some cute photos beneath the pink umbrellas.

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Explore Some Art

Price: Free

When: Wednesdays from July 21, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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

Why You Need To Go: The AGO will be offering free Wednesday night visits again, so get ready to experience some art without spending a dime.

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Go For A Swim

Price: Free

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: Cool off in one of the city's outdoor pools this summer, where you can book a leisure swim for free. Time slots can be booked online.

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Go On A Picnic

Price: Free

Address: 1 Brimley Rd. S., Scarborough, ON

Why You Need To Go: Bluffer's Park is the perfect backdrop for your next picnic. Enjoy views of the water while snacking on treats.

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Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.