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The top 5 free events in Toronto: January 11-17 2016

The top free events in Toronto cater to fans of the arts. On Wednesday the AGO is hosting a cost-free talk by MOCCA's newly-appointed CEO, Chantal Pontbriand. If you'd rather just kick back and watch a movie, no worries - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is playing for free at The Royal (you'll also be able to snag free popcorn if you show up early).

Here's a roundup of free events in Toronto this week.

Free Flick Mondays: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (Jan. 11)
Whether you're in the market for a cheap date idea or are just jonesing for a movie night, this one's for you. Head to the Royal Cinema on Monday night for a free screening of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Plan to arrive a little earlier than usual as the first 100 guests will be treated to free popcorn.

Chantal Pontbriand at the AGO (Jan. 13)
MOCCA's just appointed CEO will be appearing at the AGO mid-January to discuss the future of Toronto's favourite contemporary art gallery. Tickets have been in such demand for this one that it's already been moved to a larger location.

Higher Learning: First Things First - Coming of Age in Canadian Film (Jan. 15)
Instead of staring blankly at a screen, why not give yourself a bit of an education? As part of Canada's Top Ten Film Festival TIFF is offering a free panel discussion on a few of the coming-of-age flicks screened at this year's fest. It'll be moderated by Toronto Star film critic Jason Anderson, so the talk is in more than capable hands.

DJ Skate Nights: Wavelength x Synthesexer (Jan. 16)
Head to the Harbourfront Centre on the night of the 16th for another DJ Skate Night. The music for this week's installment will be brought to you by Wavelength and Synthesexer. You may not be downing shots on the dancefloor, but it's much more cost effective and probably just as fun.

Wood Job! (Jan. 17)
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is hosting free screenings of Japanese films throughout January. If you're not fluent in Japanese, no worries, all flicks will feature English subtitles. The series is currently in full swing, and this Sunday you can catch indie comedy/drama Wood Job! without dropping a dime.

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