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The top 5 free events in Toronto: September 12-18 2016

Free events in Toronto this week are mainly for jocks and art lovers. There's a massive beach volleyball tournament at Polson Pier that sounds fun, and then a few art happenings that will elevate your soul and mind. All for the wonderful price of zero dollars and zero cents.

Here are my picks for free events in Toronto this week.

Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals (September 13, Polson Pier)
The best teams on the planet, including both gold medalists from Rio, will meet for the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals, part of the Swatch Major Series. The eight best teams of each gender plus four wildcards will battle on the sand and you can watch for free!

Fall Exhibit Opening Party (September 14, Ryerson Image Centre)
The Ryerson Image Centre is home to some of the exciting and up and coming photography happening in Toronto. Take this opportunity to catch their season opener - The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Elisa Gonzalez & Daniel Froidevaux's The Quiet Zone and see for yourself.

Canadian Painting Competition (September 14-25, Power Plant)
View the 15 works shortlisted for the 2016 RBC Canadian Painting Competition inside The Power Plant. Both a fun excuse to hang out in this cool building by the water and see some of Canada's top emerging artists. Winners are announced September 20.

Douglas Coupland: Polychrome (September 17, Daniel Feria Gallery)
Canadian artist Douglas Coupland's latest work is - as it often is - an experiment in colour an texture. From 3-5p.m. check his latest works which explore the idea of being colour blind and playing with what you've got. Also a fun chance to check out this west end gallery.

Second annual Ginger Walk
(September 18, Trinity Bellwoods)

The Canadian Ginger Walk protests anti-bullying and celebrates the ginger community. Red headed folks and their friends, families and admirers are encouraged to bring signs to help have fun. There will be sunscreen on hand and walking, chanting, hugging happening around Bellwoods from 3-4 p.m.

Did I miss a free event this week you're totally excited about? Let us know in the comments!

Photo from the The Swatch Major Series.

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