Free & Cheap Things To Do In June

Gardiner Museum Free Virtual Family Days

Here are the best family events and activities happening this June - all are free or cheap!

Check back often. As Ontario re-opens this month, we'll update this page with new free events and activities, as they become available.


NEW EVENTS


National Indigenous History Month at Toronto Zoo

  • June 1 to 30, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Tune in to the Zoo’s Facebook page throughout the month of June to hear a weekly Indigenous storytelling from our First Nations Steward, Taylor. Plus, on June 21 and June 22, the Toronto Zoo is inviting the Indigenous members of our community to come to your Toronto Zoo and will be offering complimentary admission. More


Celebrating Inclusive Families

  • Daily until June 30, 2020
  • Harbourfront Centre - Online
  • Free

This activity will get you thinking, exploring and being creative – fun for artists of all ages! We will make use of materials many of us have around our homes to create a representation of where we live (or wish we lived!), with each window giving us a glimpse into an activity, family member or favourite hobby you and your family would or could do there! More


Braiding Identity

  • Daily until June 30, 2021
  • Harbourfront Centre - Online
  • Free

Learn about the cultural significance of sweetgrass while engaging in an arts activity that invites you to braid your own identity, one strand at a time. More


June is Recreation Month

  • June 2 to 30, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Enjoy the outdoors this summer safely by participating in fresh air activities with members of your household, or join us for free online events and self-guided activities! More


Unlock Confidence & Happiness through Healthy Living

  • Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 @ 11:00 am
  • Online
  • Free

An incredible line-up of Health Experts share their strategies and tactics to keep you and you children striving through these uncertain times! Brought to you by Get Low Dance. Register online for Free! More


Free Virtual Programming Workshop by Nat's Robotics

  • Saturday, June 5th, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Learn how to program a robot that responds to user input in a browser-based simulator, then play with your creation! This virtual workshop, presented by Nat's Robotics Academy, will introduce concepts of procedural programming and practices. More


Celebrate National Health and Fitness Day!

  • Saturday, June 5th, 2021 — all day
  • Online
  • Free

Join us on Saturday, June 5, as we celebrate National Health and Fitness Day! Enjoy a variety of FREE, fun virtual fitness classes that are sure to get you moving. More


Bike the Creek 2021: A Virtual Event!

  • June 9 to 30, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Bike the Creek is a FREE event aimed at encouraging people of all ages to discover the joys of cycling. Pre-register today to gain access to the Bike the Creek trail map and exclusive family fun activities, and to be entered into a draw to win swim and skate passes, Conservation Parks day passes, and bike accessory prize packs! More


Family Trivia Night Presented by Ontario Science Centre

  • Friday, June 11th, 2021 @ 7:15 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Think you know the human body? Get ready to test your smarts in our next Family Trivia Night. Gather your family members for a friendly competition, or work together as a team, to answer 25 multiple choice questions in five rounds of science-based trivia. More


Y Be Kind: Kick-off Event

  • Daily, until June 12, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

The YMCA invites you to join Y Be Kind, a 21-day campaign celebrating Kindness, the newest core value that drives the YMCA of Greater Toronto. Themes include compassion towards others, self-care, expressing gratitude and caring for the environment. More


Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park

  • Select Wednesdays starting June 16th, 2021
  • Online Virtual Event
  • Free

Join us for the Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park virtual series Launch Concert featuring multi-Platinum and multiple JUNO award nominated iconic band Platinum Blonde! The annual Concerts in the Park series will take place virtually on select Wednesday evenings from June 16 to July 28 at 7:30 pm. There's a great line-up this year! More


Métis Dot Art

  • Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
  • Harbourfront Centre
  • Free

Join Harbourfront Centre’s Indigenous Resource Coordinator, Marissa Magneson, to explore Métis dot art in this live segment. More


FREE Storytime in the Garden: Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden Andrew Larsen

  • Saturday, June 19th, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Toronto Botanical Garden - Online
  • Free

Join award-winning children’s author Andrew Larsen as he reads his book, Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden, which tells the story of the many things that sprout when a couple of kids throw seed balls into an empty lot! Q&A + a recipe to make seed balls. More


Ontario Family Fishing Events

  • Saturday, June 19th to Sunday, June 20th, 2021
  • Various Locations
  • Free

Go Fishing with your family! Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. The Ontario Government has designated Father's Day as the next free weekend. More


CBC Kids Kindie Class Of 2021

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 12:00 am
  • Online
  • Free

Hosted by Gary the Unicorn, the Facebook Live event on June 19 will include games and activities with CBC Kids hosts Tony, Janaye, and Mr. Orlando. Kids can say hello in the comments and watch for their photo to appear! More


National Indigenous Peoples Day & Grass Dance Lesson (Grades 1-6)

  • Monday, June 21st, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
  • Online
  • Free

Join the ROM for a simple change of season art activity, followed by a grass dance lesson with John Hupfield, Anishnaabe from Wausauksing First Nation. More


World Giraffe Day at Toronto Zoo - Virtual Event

  • Monday, June 21st, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Your Toronto Zoo is celebrating World Giraffe Day virtually this June 21, and we want you to join us! Beginning at 1:00pm, you can get a virtual behind-the-scenes look as we take the team at Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants to our Masai giraffe house for a Facebook Live takeover with a very special guest. More


Gardiner Museum Free Virtual Family Days

  • Sundays in June
  • Online
  • Free

On Sundays in June, the Gardiner Museum will lead a hands-on art workshop with arts educator Sam Hill. Get creative in your own home! The activity will be followed by a reading of one of our favourite art story books. More


ROM Kids Shows

  • Every Tuesday in June @ 2:00 pm
  • Online
  • Free

It’s the ROMKids Show! Join Kiron Mukherjee, ROMKids Camp Director, every week for stories of science, art, and history. We talk with special ROM experts about everything from dinosaurs to mummies, citizen science to water equity, and often get crafty (and sometimes messy!) with art projects and science experiments. More


Power Kids - Selfie Sunday

  • Sunday, June 20th, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Participants will create a series of self-portraits using materials from home and colouring tools such as crayons and markers. More


Free Virtual Class On International Yoga Day

  • Monday, June 21st, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Online
  • Free

This class is suitable for all ages and abilities, and no equipment is required to participate. More


ONGOING EVENTS


Goodnight Zoo

  • Every Thursday until June 10
  • Online
  • Free

The Toronto Zoo is offering a new free series for kids called Goodnight Zoo, aimed at sharing the Zoo's favourite stories about nature and the environment. Each Thursday, families can tune in for virtual animal-inspired bedtime stories read by one of the Toronto Zoo staff, every Thursday night. More


Share Your Art with Pillars of Change!

This project is open to all ages and abilities – adults and children alike. Once you’ve personalized your Pillars of Change artwork, share your creations for the chance to see them displayed in large-scale formats such as digital billboards in busy Toronto locations. Go to the PARTICIPATE page to learn how you can download free customizable artwork. More


UofT's TECL Live for Kids on Zoom! Free!

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • $Free

U of T's Toronto Early Cognition Lab will be hosting fun virtual circle times for kids (birth to 7) every Monday. All families with kids, ages 0 to 7, are welcome! Get your spot NOW! Free but registration is required. Get a $5 e-gift card from Amazon or Indigo. More


Harbourfront's School At Home

  • Until June 25, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Harbourfront Centre’s Education Team has been hard at work creating online content to keep you, your family and the community engaged! More


Science at Home with the Ontario Science Centre

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • Free

From DIY experiments to science activities to educational resources, the OSC has you covered. Explore the science around you. Whether you’re in the kitchen or the backyard, there are lots of opportunities to ask questions, make observations and test theories. More


Bata Shoe Museum Colouring Sheets

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • Free

Download BSM Colour The World at Your Feet colouring sheets and share your creations online with the museum! More


Learn and Make with the AGO

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • Free

Discover art making and learning activities curated for young families that are inspired by artworks in the AGO collection. Find the activity that suits your style and interest. Some are fun to do together or on one's own; others offer a means to enjoy colour and mark making at one's own skill level; and others will provide new insights into familiar and less familiar work themed to children and families. More


Visit Ripley's Aquarium Virtually

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • Free

Take a peek and see what fascinating fish are up to from home! Ripley's has four live cameras set up so you can get a little bit of the aquarium experience, wherever you are! More


CN Tower At-Home Activities

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • Free

Looking for fun activities to do at home? The CN Tower has added some great colouring sheets from their 114 Stories X 114 Storeys exhibit in collaboration with the Toronto Public Library, some fun engineering activities from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, a scavenger hunt, some trivia questions and a Tower building challenge. More


Go on Virtual Rides at Canada's Wonderland

If you’re self-isolating or stuck with the kids at home and looking for something exciting to do, Canada's Wonderland is offering up virtual rides to bring the amusement park to you with their online ride videos! More


Check back throughout the month. This page will be updated as new Free events are posted. You can also check the Free Events page in our Calendar.


Pillars of Change

Post Sponsored by Pillars of Change

Share your art! Go to the PARTICIPATE page to learn how you can download free customizable artwork, and how to create your own. This project is open to all ages and abilities – adults and children alike. Once you’ve personalized your Pillars of Change artwork, or made your own, share your creations with us for the chance to see them displayed in large-scale formats such as digital billboards in busy Toronto locations. More info

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