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The top 5 free events in Toronto: October 26 - November 1 2015

The top free events in Toronto will help you celebrate Halloween on a budget. This holiday can get mighty costly, especially if you're the type of person who goes all out with their costume. Instead of throwing down a ton of money to attend a ticketed party, why not save your hard earned cash and hit up these free - but equally fun - events.

Here's what to do if you spent all your money on Halloween supplies.

NOW Free Flick Mondays: SCREAM (October 26)
Pay your respects to the late and great Wes Craven by watching one of his most famed horror flicks, Scream. The Royal Cinema will give the first 100 guests free popcorn, so make sure you line up early (or prepare to have your wallet gouged at the concession stand).

Dreadcade Halloween Party & Arcade (October 29)
If you want to give your Halloween costume a test drive before the big night, here's where to go on Thursday night. Dreadcade is a cost-free party that will bring horror-themed video games, tarot readers, caricature artists and more to the Bento Miso Collaborative Workspace for one spooky night. If you've got a few extra bucks to spare, give donation at the door; proceeds go to Dames Making Games.

Church Street Halloween Party (October 31)
The city's biggest Halloween extravaganza is back for another year, taking over Church Street for a night of ghoulish festivities. With the street closed from Alexander to Gloucester, there's plenty of partying to be done. If you don't have the funds to dip into every bar on the block, the street is just as lively (if not more).

Haunted SCHOOL (October 31)
One of Toronto's favourite brunch destinations is being converted into a haunted house for one night only. Instead of indulging in eggs benedict you'll be navigating your way through the spookified restaurant, bumping into ghosts and ghouls along the way. Once you conquer the interior, head to back patio for a cocktail or two to relax. The best part? Admission doesn't cost a thing.

Day of the Dead (November 1)
After you've dealt with your hangover and removed all your excess Halloween make up, hit up the Evergreen Brick Works for a Day of the Dead celebration. The event will feature live Latin music and dance, plus a ton of traditional food and drink.

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