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The top 5 free events in Toronto: January 18-24 2016

The top free events in Toronto will have you hitting up art exhibits all week long. The Toronto Design Offsite Festival is taking over Toronto's public spaces and galleries for a can't-miss citywide show. Check the event's festival map if you need help planning a route.

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

Toronto Design Offsite Festival (Jan. 18-24)
If you're counting down the days until Nuit Blanche returns, the Toronto Design Offsite Festival will be right up your alley. Public spaces will be turned into exhibition sites for one week, flaunting everything from window installations to blindfolded walking tours. See the 2016 schedule here.

Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite (Jan. 21)
As per usual, Tuesday night shows are cost-free at the Horseshoe Tavern. This week Mad City, Gursky, HarpAcash and the Morals and Midnight Vesta will be playing sets from 9pm onwards. Expect to find the crowd full of new-music lovers.

Ryerson Winter Exhibitions Opening Party (Jan. 20)
Head to the Ryerson Image Centre on January 20th to celebrate this season's exhibition. You'll get the first glance of The Light Inside: Wendy Snyder MacNeil Photographs and Films; Spring Hurlbut: Airborne; Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof: The Relics of Lumen; and Ways of Seeing: Building the RIC Collection.

Fireside Tales: The Start/Beginning (Jan. 19)
Fireside Tales is keeping warm inside Comedy Bar until more hospitable weather returns. This week, the event will bring some of the city's top storytellers out to discuss beginnings. The lineup includes Zak McDonald, Meg MacKay, Rhonda Riche, Lori Lane Murphy and more.

DJ Skate Nights: Small World Grooves (Jan. 23)
Head to the Harbourfront Centre on the night of the 23rd for another DJ Skate Night. The music for this week's installment will be brought to you by DJ medicineman. You may not be downing shots on the dance floor, but it's much more cost effective and probably just as fun.

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Photo via Toronto Design Offsite Festival / Marcin Barciak via Facebook.

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