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The top 5 free events in Toronto: February 22-28 2016

The top free events in Toronto will save you from scrounging for change in your sofa. If you're in the mood for an art exhibition, but don't have enough cash to get into the AGO, go to the Beaches to scope out the newly-installed Winter Stations. On Sunday, save your dollars and head to Bloor Hot Docs to see the Oscars on the big screen, free of charge, instead of throwing your own soiree.

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

Winter Stations (Feb. 15-Mar. 20)
Into checking out some outdoor art? Head to Winter Stations. The annual competition has turned several lifeguard stations in the Beaches into works of art until March 20. They look especially good now that there's snow on the beach.

Jamaican Patty Day Celebration (Feb. 22)
Hit up the Drake on Monday if you're a fan of beef patties. While there are plenty of budget-friendly places to pick up a patty in the city, why not head to a jam all about them to celebrate their big day? Join Ivy Knight and a bevy of like-minded foodies to eat, drink and be merry.

That's How I Remember It Live (Feb. 24)
If you're a podcast junkie, head to The Ossington on Wednesday night to watch Mike, Raul, John and Sharjil turn an audience-suggested flick into a fully improvised radio play. The shows regular cast will be there, plus a few surprise guests.

Music Bingo (Feb. 24)
Head to the Gladstone Melody Bar this Wednesday to show off your knowledge on everything from Mariah Carey to Marilyn Manson. Singing along is not required, but strongly encouraged. There will also be drink specials, if you've got a few extra bucks to spare.

Bloor Broadcast: 88TH Academy Awards (Feb. 28)
Oscar night is swiftly approaching, so it's time to hash some plans for Hollywood's big evening. If you feel the need to ditch your PJ's, dress to the nines and head to the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema for a free screening. Took too long to get a ticket? Try The Royal, where Drunk Feminist Films is hosting its cost-free Academy Awards jam on Sunday, as well.

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