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The top 5 free events in Toronto: June 13-19 2016

The top free events in Toronto this week range from over the top happenings at the Hearn for Luminato to a grassroots music festival on a hill in a park. Is it me, or does Toronto feel like it's getting wackier and more creative every month?

Here are my top 5 picks for things to do in between pay cheques.

Luminato Festival (June 10-26)
The Hearn Generating Station has been transformed into a post-industrial play land for Luminato this year, and the great news is that there's a ton off free programming. Access to the building is free except during ticketed events, so if you're wondering what all the fuss is about, head down to the Port Lands.

Human Rights Panel: Trans Rights in the new Generation (June 14)
Pride has organized a Human Rights Panel talk every Tuesday for the month of June. This one in particular will be super interesting with all the Trans headlines in 2015/2016. The audience will hear from the next generation of Trans activists, and there's a Q&A after the panel talk.

Live in Bellwoods: Great Heart Festival (June 17)
The adorable Trinity Bellwoods music fest returns this summer, and this year they've got power! Literally, they have electricity to plug speakers into so that audiences sitting in the North end of the dog bowl can actually hear the musicians. Checkout the lineup and hours for this daytime music jam on their Facebook page.

NO FEST free day (June 18)
NO FEST is a new, two-day music festival happening at The Garrison in partnership with Buzz Records. Casper Skulls, PONY and Pet Sun are among the bands playing. It's safe to say this will be a fun one for music discovery, and the chance to support a new little music fest that could.

OM TO (June 19)
A full day of free yoga with instructors from some of the best studios in the city. Just show up in your favourite stretch-wear and a mat and get bending! Happening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. there are non stop classes from a stage, in the laneways and even a meditation station.

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Photo of the Great Heart Festival by Matt Forsythe.


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