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The top 5 free events in Toronto: October 3-9 2016

There are plenty of free events in Toronto this week, many of which have an artistic focus. There's a show, a screening, a marketplace, and oh yeah, a shoe party in the Distillery District - something for every taste and empty wallet.

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

Selfmaker Cafe Toronto Meet-Up (October 3, Apt. 200)
Described as an "opportunity to meet and talk with other like-minded creatives in the (enter industry here)," this is a free meet up for creative types. You'll most likely meet some ultra cool people at least.

Street Vogs Toronto (October 4, John Fluevog)
This one's for the shoe lovers. Fluevog celebrates the continued success of its Distillery store with a silent auction, art show, drinks, snacks and general happiness about being out east.

Film Screening: Fractured Land (October 6, Ryerson Image Centre)
View this documentary, which follows Caleb Behn, a young Dene lawyer from northeastern B.C., who may become one of his generation's greatest leaders. His people, at the epicentre of some of the largest natural gas fracking operations on earth, are deeply divided.You can learn more about it here.

You May Be A Winner (October 7, Red Head Gallery)
Artist Gillian Iles' new show is one worth catching. The installation "follows a group of young protagonists' confrontation with an awareness of their own potential and how it is shaped by social ideals, social orders and idealized lifestyles." There's lots of colours, digital influence and ideas to think about with these large scale paintings and sculptures.

The Bazaar of the Bizarre (October 9, Pia Bouman)
Step into a strange other world in Parkdale from 11 a.m. to 8p.m on Sunday. This is an alternative marketplace for all things different, interesting, weird, strange, one of a kind, macabre and whimsical. Admission is free, but it'll cost you for a shrunken head. Just kidding there are no shrunken heads. Or are there...?

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

Photo of the John Fluevog store by Woodrow Walden.

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