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The top 5 free events in Toronto: August 1-7 2016

Free events in Toronto this week include sexy books, film screenings, a leather festival and a sick downtown basketball tournament.

Here are my picks for the top 5 free things to do this week.

Action: A Book About Sex (August 3, Type Books)
If you've never been to a book reading or talk at Type books, this is the night to do it. Amy Rose Spiegel's revealing new book of sexual adventures (the good, the bad, and the ugly) will make for a very cozy evening of wit, convo and dirty stories.

Toronto Leather Pride
(August 4-6, Church Street)

Th city's leather community has its very own Pride celebration every year. Events include The Ms. Leather Toronto, Mr. Leatherman Toronto and Toronto Puppy Contest, the Leather Ball Dance party and educational talks.

Chris Harms Exertion (#Hashtag Gallery)
A super interesting little art show about the constant construction happening in our fair city. Exertion shows off Harms' vibrant sculptures with Plexiglas that resemble earth-moving excavators. Giving light and colour and childlike imagination to our urban landscape.

TPFF 2016 Party in the Pits Outdoor Screening (August 5, Christie Pits)
This is the Christie Pits night to go to. There's a pre party with music, food and pre-film chatter with pals. Then a screening of Oscar-nominated film Theeb at 9 p.m.

Full Court 21 Canada (August 6, Harbourfront Centre)
Have you ever walked or biked by the basketball courts at the very bottom of Bathurst on the Lakeshore? If you're lucky enough to witness a casual game happening, you know what I'm talking about. The people that play here are neighbourhood masters, and it's amazing to watch. This tournament should bring out even more ferocity.

Do you have a free event this week you think we all need to know about? Let us know in the comments and let's get free!

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