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The top 5 free events in Toronto: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 2016

The top free events in Toronto this week stay spooky with Halloween and Day of the Dead on tap. If you're totally over it, there are also great things happening that have nothing to do with the walking dead.

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

Halloween on Church Street (Oct. 31, Church Street)
The best thing to do on Halloween is absolutely free! Take a walk down Church Street, which is closed to traffic starting at Wellesley at 6 p.m. It's a giant neighbourhood block party, except most people attending are in the most amazing costumes.

Craft Ontario Craft Show (Nov. 4-6, Daniel's Spectrum)
Craft Ontario hosts a three day craft and design show featuring over 40 craftspeople, makers and artisans. Expect handcrafted jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, clothing, and wood. Wood!

Day of the Dead (Nov. 5-6, Harbourfront Centre)
Check out this two-day celebration of Mexico's most popular cultural event through a contemporary lens. See performances, art installations, post mortem (puppet theatre), Amor Eterno: A Tribute to Juan Gabriel, Viva Mexico Mariachi and a lot more.

Really Really Free Market (Nov. 5, Campbell Park)
This market is actually free, just bring a big IKEA bag (limit of one per person) and check out mountains of vintage clothes and jewelry, all for the price of nothing. If you do bring stuff to share, just make sure it's clean.

Eco Fair (Nov. 6, Wychwood Barns)
The 8th annual Eco Fair is totally free and features exhibits, eco-car test drives, clothing repair-a-thon and a film screening of The Good Bin Project. It's a fun, free way to spend an afternoon learning how to be more green while living downtown.

Did I miss a free event worth hitting up? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Jesse Milns.

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