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The top 5 free events in Toronto: April 25-May 1 2016

The top free events in Toronto this week will help keep your wallet full and your social life thriving. If you want to skip dishing out cash on concert tickets and parties, opt to attend a few of these more budget-friendly options.

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

CONTACT Festival Launch Party (April 27)
As always, the CONTACT Photography festival is kicking off at the beginning of May and will run all month long. Its celebrating its annual return with a party on April 27 at the AGO. Walker Court and a few of the galleries on the main floor will be open during the bash from 7 to 11 p.m, so feel free to scope them out.

That's How I Remember It LIVE (April 27)
If you're a podcast junkie, head to The Ossington on Wednesday night to catch a live recording of That's How I Remember It. The show's regular cast - Mike, Raul, John and Sharjil - will be there, plus a few special guests.

Everything Must End (April 28)
The artist-run newsstand at Chester Station is shutting down this weekend after a one-year stint. To say goodbye the stand is throwing a bash in the station, complete with a DJ'd dance party and free Red Bull. If you've got a few bucks to spare you can pick up some of the heavily discounted snacks, drinks, books, zines and artists multiples.

Next Exit Film Festival (April 28)
The Next Exit Film Festival allows you to see flicks from the future stars of Toronto's film world before they hit the big time. The event will showcase a collection of short films and animations by OCADU graduating Integrated Media and DPXA students.

Celebrate 10 Years of Type Books (April 30)
Toronto's most beloved independent bookstore, Type Books, is celebrating its tenth year in action this Saturday. Head there to catch a bit of storytelling or to get book recommendations from local writers like Aisha Sasha John and Howard Akler.

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