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The top 5 free events in Toronto: September 14-20 2015

Free events this week in Toronto will have you taking a break from TIFF celebrations. Skip spending a day at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in favour of street fests when the weekend hits. If you're not feeling up to braving the crowds at The Polish Festival, there's two much anticipated art events, where you can browse to your hearts content.

Here's a round-up of ways to save your money in Toronto this week.

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (September 18-20)
The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE) at Nathan Phillips square hosts a huge gathering of artists offering hand-made originals to an expected 100,000 visitors attending the exhibition every year. The art isn't free (of course) but it's free to browse and admire the works of local talent.

Manifesto Festival: Live at The Square (September 19)
The Manifesto Festival will bring a host of entertainers and vendors to Dundas Square on September 19th. Expect a musical line up overflowing with Canadian talent, featuring artists like Pluto, Airplane Boys, John River, and many more.

Toronto Ukranian Fest (September 19-20)
This is North America's largest Ukranian street festival. It started as a small gathering in 1995, offering the chance to sample the best in Ukranian food, music and dance, and now, it draws in about 500,000 visitors. This year's festival runs from September 18th to 20th on Bloor St. W.

Danforth East Arts Fair (September 19-20)
The Danforth East Arts Fair at East Lynn Park offers tons of great food and other pop-up entertainers that help to set the mood.

Polish Festival (September 19-20)
Roncesvalles knows what's up when it comes to food and celebrations. Enjoy the Polish folklore, polka bands, and other live performances and vendors on September 19th and 20th.

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Photo of the Manifesto Festival.

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