100 Free Things to do this Summer




The best things in life really are free. Can you believe that there are literally 100 Free things to do in Toronto and the GTA? This summer, indulge in some free fun for the entire family. Whether it’s a visit to a park zoo, a day trip to Centre Island or watching a movie under the stars, our great city has plenty to see and do, without it costing anything.

Here are some of the best things to do for families this summer which are 100% FREE!

1. Fish for Free this July

Go family fishing at an Urban Fishing Festival during the Ontario Family Fishing Event, a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. Get the list of events.
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2. Build a Free Mini Model at LEGO® Stores

The mini model build is a popular hands-on monthly event taking place in select LEGO® Stores. Each month, select Lego Stores across Canada offer a free workshop event where you not only get to learn how to make a different Lego model using simple brick pieces, but you also get to take home the model free of charge.
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3. KidsFest at Centreville Amusement Park

KidsFest delivers 3 full days of free family fun on Centre Island. With face painting clowns, bouncing castle, arts & crafts station, and live animal visits from Far Enough Farm, there is something for everyone! July 3, 4 and 5, 2015. Free admission to the event with entertainment and activities. Regular rates apply for rides.
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4. DogLoversDays at Downsview Park

DogLoversDays is a fun filled family day with your dog! A day when you can relax and watch YOUR dog be the star. A complete interactive "dog" festival where the family dog has fun running agility and speed tracks and much more. July 4th and 5th, 2015. Free admission.
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5. Free Kids Day at Toronto Railway Museum

On Sunday, July 5 2015, experience the Toronto Railway Museum with FREE admission for everyone including a free ride on the miniature railway! Visit the historic Railway Village, explore a guided tour of the cab of a locomotive and a caboose, and get a behind the scenes tour of the museum’s restoration shop and displays!
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6. YD | T.O

Youth Day celebrates the positive achievements of young people showcasing their Music, Dance, Art, Photography, Fashion & Film in front of some 30,000 visitors! Held in the downtown core of Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square, with a Yonge Street closure from Dundas to Shuter streets, the event features 12 hours of non-stop performances on 2 outdoor stages plus the tented YD Art Gallery. July 5, 2015. Free admission.
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7. Far Enough Farm on Centre Island

This quaint working farm is one of the most unique animal farms located just minutes from Toronto's downtown core. Originally established in 1959, Far Enough Farm is a longstanding Centre Island staple located at the heart of Centreville Amusement Park. There are over 40 different species of farmyard animals and birds, and new animals arrive at the farm throughout the spring and summer seasons. Admission to Far Enough Farm is Free.
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8. Eco-Art-Fest

The festival includes public art installations by Canadian artists, art activities for families and all ages, guided art tours, and musical performances in a licensed outdoor space. Until September 13. Admission is Free.
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9. Movie Nights at Mississauga Celebration Square

There's nothing better than the exciting lineup of free summer movies at Mississauga Celebration Square. Plan your visit, because movies are here, and they're starting now. You bring the blankets! Until September 3, 2015.
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10. Build a Kids' Project at Lowe's

Conveniently shop while your kids build a fun and educational project on select dates in July and August. Recommended for children from grades two to five. Kids will take home the toy they made, a merit certificate, name tag, apron, and goggles.
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11. Dancing on the Pier at Harbourfront

Headed into its 5th year, Dancing on the Pier is a weekly social dance series on Toronto’s favorite, scenic, open-air dance floor. A warm, welcoming environment  combining fantastic, danceable bands together with instruction. You are sure to find yourself dancing all night long. Thursdays in July. Free.
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12. Weekend Explorers at Ontario’s Legislative Assembly

A fun family program on the weekends at the Legislative Building this summer. During this one hour program designed for families with children aged 6-10 you will: Explore the Legislative Building and Chamber through a fun scavenger hunt, Play games that teach you about Ontario’s Parliament, Participate in a craft activity, and have fun, all for free!
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13. Franklin Gardens

An interactive garden for kids and families on the Toronto Island Park. Franklin Children's Garden is inspired by Franklin the Turtle from the celebrated book series. The park features Little Sprouts Garden, TD Storybook Place, Snail Trail, Hide and Seek Garden, Franklin’s Pollination Station, Pine Grove and Turtle Pond. Admission is Free.
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14. Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. This year is the 48th anniversary with a bigger and better festival! Free and ticketed events. July 7 to August 2, 2015.
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15. Lionels Petting Zoo

Lionels Petting Zoo is unique to York Region. Animals that can be seen or touched are sheep, goats, pigs, cow, donkeys ponies, deer, llama, alpaca, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, pigeons, pheasants, peacocks, and a various times throughout the year, you may spot babies. There is no admission charge to visit the farm, but donations are greatly appreciated.
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16. Beaches International Jazz Festival

Toronto's signature Jazz event, attracting millions of people, is filled with great music, large crowds, and an engaging atmosphere. July 10 to 26, 2015. Free admission.
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17. Kids Bowl for Free

The kids bowl FREE program is back at participating locations across Canada. The Kids Bowl Free is a nation-wide program where kids get to bowl for free every day during the summer at their local bowling alley.
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18. Ontario's Celebration Zone

For families seeking kid-friendly activities, Ontario’s Celebration Zone has a jam-packed schedule of circus acrobats, children’s theatre, hands-on science adventures, super dog shows and so much more. Kids of all ages can try out the coolest toys from Ontario’s digital media sector or take part in multi-player gaming tournaments featuring Ontario’s latest video games. July 10 to August 16. Free.
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19. Family Fun Nights At Earl Bales Park

Free family fun all summer long! As part of the Family Fun series, parents and children can join in free adventure and fun activities an hour before the feature entertainment. The stage performances are for children 5 to 12 years. There are also free movies. July 9 to August 27. Free admission.
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20. The Beach Village Movie Nights

Join The Beach Village for Movie Nights in the Park every Wednesday starting July 8 to August 26! You voted on your favourite movies, now come out and enjoy them with your friends and family! Screenings will rotate between Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens Park. Free admission.
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21. Toronto Botanical Garden

Termed "The little garden with big ideas", the TBG is nearly four acres and features 17 "city-sized" themed gardens. The gardens are open daily, from dawn until dusk. Access is free. Note that all the gardens are outdoors. Free guided tours are offered from May to September.
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22. Franco-Fête de Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square

Franco-Fête will bring together on stage, in the space of two weeks, dozens of French-speaking Ontarian, Canadian and Pan American artists. July 10, 2015 to July 24, 2015. Free admission.
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23. Toronto Island Park

The Toronto Islands offer activities everyone can enjoy for a fun-filled day! The Toronto Islands provide a great, refreshing escape from downtown with a beautiful view of Lake Ontario on one side, and the city skyline on the other. The Islands area is a great place to bask on blue flag beaches, and offers bicycle trails, swimming, volleyball, picnicking and much more. Admission to the Toronto Islands is free.
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24. The City of Burlington’s Movies Under The Stars

Free Movies Under the Stars! Bring your own chair and blanket for an outdoor movie in your community park. From July 9, 2015 to August 20, 2015.
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25. High Park Zoo

Toronto's largest public park is home to a unique and wonderful animal attraction that is open year round. The High Park Zoo allows kids to experience, appreciate, and learn about animals. Although small, the zoo is home to over 45 animals that represent 11 different species of mammals and birds. Nine paddocks are home to a variety of animal species from around the world. Admission to High Park Zoo is free.
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26. Free Building Workshops at Home Depot

Kids will learn how to build projects with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. From 10am to Noon, The Home Depot at locations across Toronto host free DIY workshops for kids to build toys or other projects. The workshop is for kids ages 4 to 12 and they must be accompanied by an adult. Free.
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27. Family Fun Fridays at Ontario’s Legislative Assembly

This free, two hour interactive family program at Ontario’s Legislative Building is provided during the summer months -  Fridays from July 3rd through August 28th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. It offers families with children aged 6 – 10, the opportunity to: Explore the historic Legislative Building, Play a role in a mock debate; dress-up in traditional robes, Participate in a scavenger hunt, Learn how Parliament works and have fun – all for free!
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28. Cultura Festival

Multicultural festival featuring family friendly music, buskers, international foods, kids' activities and more.  Now entering its sixth year, the Cultura Festival continues to serve as a highly anticipated event in North York, providing free admission to a showcase of the arts. July 3 to July 24, 2015.
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29. KidsTown Water Park

Kidstown is one of Scarborough's most popular Free outdoor aquatic facilities for kids. It offers a variety of water features, including a tipping bucket, spray rings, squirting aquatic animals, a slide, wading pool, splash pad and so much more.
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30. Beaches International Jazz Festival

The Beaches International Jazz Festival is celebrating it's 27th year. It's Toronto’s biggest jazz music celebration and street party of the year that runs from July 10-26, 2015. Admission is free.
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31. Taste of the Woods

This annual event presents live entertainment, food, vendors selling different products, activities for children: bouncy castles, face painting, arts and crafts, as well as Scarborough's Got Talent. July 11, 2015. Free admission.
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32. CIBC Pan Am Park    

This summer is the perfect time for Torontonians to be tourists in their own city! From July 11 to 25, CIBC Pan Am Park, located downtown along the city’s waterfront at 100 Princes’ Boulevard (the CNE grounds), will be a lively hub of sport and culture during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. And it’s free to join in the fun from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.!
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33. Taste of Downsview    

Now in its second year, the Taste of Downsview is free and open to all. The event will feature live music, an abundant “kids zone”, food trucks (i.e. Caplasky’s), vendors and business owners. July 11 and 12, 2015. Free admission.
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34. Ritmo y Color at Harbourfront Centre

It's the 10th edition of Ritmo y Color, one of Toronto's largest pan-Latin festivals, showcasing the cultural vibrancy of today's diverse Latin American communities both locally and internationally. July 17 to 19, 2015. Free admission.
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35. TD IRIE Music Festival at Mississauga Square

The TD IRIE Music Festival is a multi-day, family-friendly festival. July 11 and 12, 2015. Free admission.
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36. Watch Me Grow at High Park Children’s Garden

Families can take part in gardening and composting activities, garden games, nature arts and crafts, storytelling, and more! The program is open to children 0 to 12 year-olds (older children are welcome as helpers/volunteers). No pre-registration is required. You can just stop by whenever during the program! Children do need to be supervised by a parent/caregiver. Free.
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37. Markham Globalfest

This Free Street Festival will be the largest festival ever held in York Region with over 600 artists performing over nine days. There will be constant shows, artisans and international food choices for all to experience. July 11 to 19, 2015. Free admission.
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38. Rouge Park

Rouge Park is Canada's premier urban wilderness park, located in York Region. Not too far from the skyscrapers of downtown Toronto, you can experience different scenery with historic farms, century-old trees, peaceful meadows, and lush wetlands. Rouge Park is open 365 days a year with unlimited access to 16 km of rustic hiking trails, plus riverside camping, and a sandy beach during the summer months. Admission is free.
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39. Tiff in your Park - Free Summer Movies

TIFF is bringing the Festival experience to your neighbourhood with a new series of travelling outdoor screenings taking place in park sites throughout the Greater Toronto Area this summer. July 11 to September 25, 2015.
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40. Toronto Bastille Day 2015

The Consulate General of France and Maille, a French mustard institution with over 268 years of culinary creative traditions, are inviting Torontonians, whether you’re part of the French community of 15,000 or not, to celebrate Bastille Day. July 12, 2015. Admission is Free.
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41. Sunday Serenades at Mel Lastman Square

Sunday Serenades returns to Toronto's Mel Lastman Square on Sunday evenings from July 5 to August 16. Hosted by musical director Scott White, this free concert series features some of Ontario's best live jazz, big band and swing acts on Sunday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
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42. Aboriginal Pavilion at Fort York

The Aboriginal Pavilion is a 19 day Indigenous arts, culture, and sports festival being held at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Fort York National Historic Site's Garrison Common and Harbourfront Centre, concurrent to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games. July 13 to 26, 2015. Free admission.
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43. Scarborough Summer Fest

The Scarborough Summer Fest is the perfect way to spend your Thursday afternoon! It's a free event for all with vendors selling various items, a fresh onsite BBQ, Kids activities and much more. July 16, 2015. Free admission.
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44. Free Day Use at Ontario Parks

On July 17, 2015, Ontario Parks invites you to join them at their inaugural Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry* to any provincial park in Ontario. *Charges in addition to regular day use fees still apply for facilities such as swimming pools and equipment rentals.
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45. K9 Olympaws at Pawsway

A full day of fun and games for dogs of all skill levels to participate as a team with their human. Geared towards FUN as opposed to obedience, even children can take part with the family pet. July 18 to 19, 2015. Free admission.
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46. Festival of India    

The Festival of India has blossomed into one of Toronto’s most dazzling, head-turning summer events. Experience a euphoric parade down world-famous Yonge Street. Then the celebrations will shift to Centre Island for two days of festivities expected to draw close to 40,000 people. July 18 to 19, 2015. Admission is free.
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47. Toronto International BrazilFest

Canada’s largest Brazilian Cultural Event – BrazilFest will complete its 12th Annual Expression on July 19th at the Earlscourt Park in Toronto. The rhythms of Brazil will be remembered and celebrated with the help of a diverse and high quality team of performers and bands. Admission is free.
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48. Kids' CBC Days

Kids' CBC Days are on July 29th and 30th at CBC Toronto! Join CBC for live performances starring your favourite Kids' CBC stars. Take part in lots of free crafts and activities primarily for preschoolers but also includes some activities for school-aged kids.
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49. Persian Family Day at Mel Lastman Square

It's an event sure to be fun for the whole family, with highlights including live bands playing traditional music, beauty stations, charities, clowns, magicians and comedy shows! July 25, 2015. Free admission.
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50. Pan American Food Festival

A cultural festival of art, music and folklore enhances the food experience to celebrate the region’s diverse cultural expression. This year, the featured country is Mexico. Features a Family Fun Zone. July 30 to August 3, 2015. Free admission. Food purchases.
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51. Movies in St. James Park

Movies in St. James Park is back this summer! Every last Thursday of the month (July and August), see a free movie screening (and more!) July 30 to August 20, 2015.
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52. Island Soul Festival at Harbourfront

Harbourfront Centre presents their annual Island Soul Festival. A four-day festival celebrating the cultural diversity of Toronto and the island countries. July 31 to August 3, 2015. Free admission.
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53. Scarborough Ribfest

Enjoy delicious ribs, hot dogs, French fries, corn on the cob and more. Midway rides and skill testing games. Karaoke competition everyday. Creative designs by crafters and vendors. This is a great family event! July 31 to August 3, 2015. Free admission and parking.
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54. Toronto Food Truck Festival

Great Food! Cold Beer! Live Music! And a Children’s Village. Take a stroll through a beautiful green park, where you can sample farm fresh food and organic beers, or browse the wares of the Marketplace, home to amazing artisans and a diverse selection of delicious food from partnering Food Trucks at the inaugural Toronto Food Truck Festival. August 1 and 2. Free admission and parking.
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55. TD IRIE Music Festival at Fort York

Join the celebration of music—from Reggae to Salsa, Soul to African; dance from the African Diaspora presented in association with dance Immersion, spoken word, visual arts exhibition, delicious tropical food & drinks and more. August 1 and 2, 2015. Free admission.
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56. Meet The Moblees from CBC

Join your Moblee friends at these free live events featuring a concert by The Moblees, a meet &  greet with the characters, a photo opportunity, and medal-earning activities! Free admission except for Toronto Zoo Meet & Greets which require zoo admission.
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57. Pilaros Taste of the Danforth

Pilaros Taste of the Danforth is one of Toronto's signature events, showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture, and music our multicultural city has to offer - from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children's games! Aug 7 to Aug 9, 2015. Admission is free. Food purchases.
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58. Humber Bay Shores Waterfront Festival

Visitors can expect free family friendly activities, such as: Children’s Village, buskers, food vendors reflective of our diverse community, a bandstand, a farmers market, community vendors and Toronto’s finest food trucks. August 8, 2015. Free admission.
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59. North York Festival

10 hours of family festival fun with amazing activities for all (children to seniors): Special community tents (Chinese, Korean, Persian, Russian, and more!) Free kids playground, food, beverages, juice, and ice cream. August 8, 2015. Free admission.
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60. JerkFest: Jerk Food Festival

Come and indulge in a wide array of jerk foods - if you dare, try the jerk Frog Legs or jerk alligator! The Kidz Zone remains a major attraction for families. Young ones can enjoy face painting, balloon characters, inflatable rides, rock climbing, midway rides and so much more. August 8 and 9, 2015. Free admission.
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61. Habari African Festival at Harbourfront Centre

Habari Africa festival is a multi-disciplinary music and arts celebration. Learn about the rich and diverse cultures spanning the African continent at this weekend-long exploration of art, food, film, music and more. August 14 to 16, 2015. Free admission.
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62. Harbour Day in Whitby

Whitby Harbour Day is a free, summer celebration of Whitby's historic harbour with fun for the whole family. The event highlights: Dragon Boat experience, water ski shows, community and boating displays, arts and crafts, food vendors, Station Gallery kids program and Artists, children's activities and live entertainment. August 15, 2015. Free admission.
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63. York-Eglinton International Street Festival

The York-Eglinton International Street Festival is one of Toronto’s must-see events. Created to showcase Toronto’s diverse community, it features live musical performances from local talent, salsa dance demonstrations and instruction, a street-level carnival, countless food vendors, an exotic animal petting zoo, and more. August 15 and 16, 2015. Free admission.
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64. TD Festival of South Asia

The TD Festival of South Asia creates a window into the East to celebrate and experience the culture and cuisine of South Asia. August 15 and 16, 2015. Free admission.
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65. City of Burlington’s Children’s Festival

Sports Fun! Celebrating over 20 years of the festival that is all about kids having fun! Bouncers, face paint, swag and activities galore. Burlington's 24th annual Children's Festival brings free sports themed events and fun activities. August 16, 2015. Free admission.
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66. Sweets Food Festival

Toronto’s Inaugural Sweets Food Festival. Bringing sweet things & sweet people together! Mark August 15th to 16th on your calendars because Sweetery Toronto will be hosting Toronto's inaugural sweets-only food festival. August 15 and 16, 2015. Free admission.
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67. Moonlight Movies Newmarket

Bring a chair or a blanket to enjoy beloved movies outside on a large inflatable screen at various locations in Newmarket. August 17 to 27, 2015. Free admission.
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68. Tirgan Iranian Festival

Tirgan returns to Harbourfront Centre, bringing together artists from around the globe to showcase the richness and diversity of Iranian art and culture through a mosaic of world-class talent. August 20 to 23, 2015. Free admission.
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69. Toronto Chinatown Festival

The Toronto Chinatown Festival incorporates different ethnicities and presents them in an open area booth set-up, along with performances that attract all ethnicities and ages. Keep your eyes peeled for the dragon parading around the streets of Chinatown as well as lively lion dances during the Festival hours. August 22, 2015. Free admission.
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70. BIG ON BLOOR Festival

A unique community and city-building festival featuring hundreds of events, activities and exhibitions including: Bloordale Market with more than 200 arts, crafts, vendors and information tables! Special activities and games for children. August 22 to 23, 2015. Free admission.
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71. Coconut Festival Canada

A fun day awaits the foodies and the adventurous with hundreds of products and more! Coconut games for kids will be held with exciting prices to be won! A great family activity! August 23, 2015. Free admission.
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72. HorseCapades at the CNE

HorseCapades is a delightful introduction to horses that is designed for the young and the young at heart. This free CNE interactive horse program sweeps you away from city life and into the magical world of the horse. August 2 to 20, 2015. Free admission before the CNE opens.
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73. Scotiabank BuskerFest

Ontario’s largest street performers’ festival boasts a collection of musicians, sketch artists artisans and entertainers. Throughout the festival, gutsy street performers boldly take their talent right into the audience, where spectator participation ensures that every set is just a little different. August 27 to 30, 2015. Free admission. Donations accepted.
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74. TAIWANFest at Harbourfront

The tiny island where a world of food and culture meets! Explore some of the most remarkable generations of artists and ideas through TAIWANfest. August 28 to 30, 2015. Free admission.
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75. HTO Park

HTO is an urban beach in Toronto. It faces the inner harbour with the Toronto Islands in the distance. Bright yellow umbrellas populate the white sand providing shade for those relaxing in Muskoka chairs. Admission is Free.
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76. Spend a Sunday at Harbourfront Centre

Play and explore with the whole family, every Sunday! Inspired and informed by each weekend’s festival themes, Family Sundays presents a unique and high quality performance or workshop tailored for young audiences every Sunday afternoon all summer long. Free.
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77. Redpath Sugar Museum

Whether your family has a sweet tooth or not, you'll want to visit the Redpath Sugar Museum to find out everything there is to know about the sweet world of sugar. Admission is free.
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78. High Park

With over one million visitors annually, High Park is the jewel of Toronto’s park system. The park, over one-third of which remains in a natural state, is home to many species of wildlife, including birds, fish and animals. The park offers many popular attractions as well as activities for visitors to enjoy. Admission is free.
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79. Riverdale Farm

The Riverdale Farm is a quaint little farm, located right in the heart of downtown Toronto, in the Cabbagetown community. Kids can see many farm animals, including cows, horses, donkey, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits, and farm cats. Visit the farm animals and chat with the farmer during daily chores. Admission is free.
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80. Canada’s Sugar Beach

Canada’s Sugar Beach is a whimsical new park that transformed a surface parking lot in a former industrial area into Toronto’s second urban beach at the water’s edge. Admission is free.
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81. Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass Program

Visit some of Toronto's top attractions with the Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass. The program allows Toronto families to borrow a limited number of free family passes to local museums, art galleries and other participating venues in the same way they would borrow library materials.
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82. Free Wednesday Nights at the AGO

A longstanding tradition at the AGO, there is free admission to collection galleries every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Free admission does not apply current exhibition.
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83. Sherbourne Common Park

Sherbourne Common is a stunning waterfront park that has transformed an industrial area into some much needed public green space just off the lakefront. There are interesting play structures. Kids can spin, swing, and teeter totter their way through this intriguing park. You'll find lots of gravel to play in and tons of green space.
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84. Library Programs

Your local library is the perfect place for free entertainment. Not only can you rent movies, books and CDs for Free but check for Free activities, shows, and programs for kids throughout the Summer!

85. Recreation Centres

Your city's Rec Centre is another place to check for Free fun and activities during the summer. Many offer free swim times, as well a drop-in programs. Inquire to find out what's scheduled during the summer break.

86. ROMwalks

Free walking tours of Toronto. Join the ROM for guided walking tours through Toronto neighbourhoods, of architectural and historical interest. Available most Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons until October 11. Most ROMwalks are free however please note that Museum admission is not included.
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87. Purina PawsWay

Purina PawsWay is a one-of-a-kind pet centre devoted to bringing the pet perspective to life. It’s a unique place where pet lovers can come together to learn, discover, and celebrate the world of cats and dogs. Pawsway holds many free family-friendly events throughout the summer (and the year!). Free admission.
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88. Summer Music in the Garden at Harbourfront

Celebrating 16 years of free concerts in a magical setting! The popular Summer Music in the Garden concert series returns for its 16th season by the shores of Lake Ontario. Treat yourself to 17 free classical music concerts this summer, featuring outstanding artists exploring a diverse range of international themes and music styles. Until September 13, 2015.
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89. Kids Can Visit Legoland Discovery Centre for Free

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Toronto is an indoor, family experience with over 3 million bricks under one roof. There are Rides, a 4D cinema, Master Model Builder workshops and more! See Toronto’s iconic attractions made out of LEGO in MINILAND®. Kids can visit for Free this summer (adult admission is required). Booking online is the only way to guarantee entry on busy days, especially in the summer so pre-purchase discounted tickets online!
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90. Downsview Park - Nature Connection

A FREE nature program for families. Downsview Park staff will take you on a free indoor/outdoor Park program based on nature-themed topics to get you exploring the natural world, starting with Downsview Park! Every second and fourth Sunday.
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91. Kids get in Free at TRCA Parks

Children up to 15 years old are admitted for Free with families, to TRCA Parks (including Kortright Centre). Excludes select Special Events. Visit website for more details.
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92.The Riverview Zoo and Park

The Riverview Zoo and Park, located in Peterborough attracts a quarter of a million visitors per year. This zoo has been described as one of the most ethical zoos in Canada. It features 27 exhibits, and is home to over 49 species of animals. With a splash pad, frisbee golf course, walking trails, a miniature train ride, and beautiful gardens, there is something for everyone. Admission is Free.
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93. Humber Arboretum

The Humber Arboretum is a joint venture of the City of Toronto, Humber College, and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. The Arboretum presents a balance of ornamental gardens and diverse natural areas. Visiting the grounds is Free.
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94. Hit a Beach

Dig your toes into the sand. Relax to the sound of soothing waves. Build sandcastles. It’s no secret Ontario has many beautiful shorelines and some of the most prestine beaches anywhere. You can even find beaches locally in Toronto. Many are Free.
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95. Go to a Skateboark Park

There are plenty of options for skaters in the Greater Toronto Area looking for a dedicated space to practise their moves. If your child aspires to be the next Tony Hawk, check out these skateboard parks! All are Free to use.
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96. Family Picnic

Pack a picnic with your favourite comfort foods. Take a huge blanket, some fun outdoor games, and head out to your favourite park. It's a great day spent outdoors with your family. Here's a list of some great picnic sites in the GTA. Most are free for family picnics (permits are required for large groups).
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97. Splash Pad Fun

Looking for quick relief from summertime heat in Toronto and the GTA? Running through fountains and splashing in shallow pools of water are often just the solution for kids in the city. We've rounded up some favourite cooling off spots. All are free.
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98. Edwards Gardens  

A former Estate garden featuring perennials and roses on the uplands and wildflowers, rhododendrons and an extensive rockery in the valley. Among the formal gardens and brilliant floral displays, there are also rock gardens, a greenhouse, wooden arch bridges, a waterwheel, fountains, and many walking trails. Admission is Free.
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99. Visit the Toronto Island Maze

The Maze is back! After closing in 2011, the Toronto Island maze (named the William Meany Maze) is set to reopen this summer. Meany, a Calgary businessman originally from Mississauga, helped fund the rebuilding of the maze. The 15,000 square foot labyrinth features twists and turns adding another fun attraction on the island for the entire family! Admission is free.
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100. Hot & Spicy Food Festival

This year, the Hot & Spicy Food Festival celebrates its 18th anniversary. Explore global cuisine as innovations in food production and preparation move toward a highly specialized art form. September 4 to 7, 2015. Free admission.
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Note: This information was accurate at time of publication. Offers are subject to change so please visit websites to check info before heading out.

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