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The top 5 free events in Toronto: June 8-14 2015

Free events in Toronto this week will have you doing everything from watching a seafood smackdown to pampering your feet with a cost-free pedicure. There will also be a couple festivals where you can peruse local arts and culture.

Here's what to do in Toronto when you're down to your last dollar.

BYOV: Bring Your Own Vinyl (June 8)
Got some records you'd like to trade in? Head to Pour Boy to swap some of your discs, listen to your favourite albums on vinyl, and mingle with fellow Toronto music junkies.

Ocean Wise Ceviche Smackdown (June 8)
Head to The Drake to witness a free seafood smackdown featuring some of Toronto's top chefs. Brassaii, Crush Wine Bar, and Turf Lounge are among the eight competitors.

Guiness World Record for Most Pedicures (June 10)
If you're desperate to embrace sandal season but don't have a penny to spare head to Dundas Square for a free pedicure. For eight hours, Amopé will be offering guests a speedy foot-pampering session free of charge.

Portugal Week Fest (June 13)
Head to Earlscourt Park this Saturday to see everything that the Portugal Week Fest has to offer. The celebration ticks all the festival boxes, featuring everything from food to entertainment. The musical line up will include Xutos & Pontapés, Shawn Desman and many more.

Beaches Arts and Crafts Show (June 13-14)
Despite the erratic weather, it's officially beach season. Head to The Beaches to see the community come together in support of local artists at the Beaches Arts and Crafts Show. When you're done there, you can always head down to the water (which is always free).

Also check out these regular free events

Elvis Mondays (Mondays, The Drake)
Toronto's longest running indie showcase, William New's free show has put thousands of bands on stage. It's at the Drake Underground every Monday.

Free Nights at the Horseshoe (Monday/Tuesday, The Horseshoe)
The Legendary Horseshoe has a storied history, and hosts free indie rock shows in the early week with Shoeless Mondays and Dave Bookman's Nu Music Night on Tuesdays.

Free Evening (Wednesday, AGO)
The Art Gallery of Ontario's free evening runs from 6-8:30pm. It can be a little crowded, but sometimes the people watching is as good as the art (sometimes).

CINSSU's Free Friday Films (Fridays)
The Innis Town Hall is back with free movies every Friday. Follow the Cinema Studies Student Union or check out our event section.

Canadian Opera Company (Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre)
September through to early June, catch free classical shows at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts "most Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, and some Wednesdays at noon or 5:30 p.m."

MOCCA (Tuesday - Sunday)
While nearly all art galleries in the city are free to enter, it's worth noting The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) is always PWYC.

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