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The top 5 free events in Toronto this week

Free events this week in Toronto involve a lot of storytelling, and that includes the Kuumba festival at Harbourfront Centre, which runs over two weekends this month. There are loads of free things happening during this vibrant festival celebrating the African-Canadian community.

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

  • Free events you don't want to miss
    About the Event
    • January 31
      True Stories Toronto is a simple idea: a bunch of people hanging out in a back room listening to other people telling true stories. Each storyteller is given the task of telling their personal story without notes in less than 10 minutes and of course every story must be true.
    • January 31
      Tickets will be available two hours before the screening so arrive early to catch this doc about Toronto's mysterious Funnel collective. They were a group who took underground cinema into their own hands and 25 years after it folded its tents, "the inner sanctums have remained shrouded in a haze of banishments and dark rumours."
      TIFF Bell Lightbox
    • February 1
      This is an interactive night of storytelling where four teams of emerging writers from Ontario's top writing programs compete with one another, and it's all hosted by CBC Toronto's Gil Deacon. This is going to be an epic night of storytelling. The audience helps decide the winner.
      Harbourfront Centre
    • February 3-11
      Explore the themes currently affecting the global community at this two-weekend long cultural festival including Black Lives Matter, Women’s Empowerment and The Invisible Majority with musicians, filmmakers and artists .
      Harbourfront Centre
    • February 4
      As part of the Harbourfront Centre's DJ Skate Party series, Dr. Jay brings the heat with his Soca On Ice! Feel as tropical as you'll ever feel skating on a rink right next to cold Lake Ontario. The beats and positive vibes will keep soca lovers warm — no need to worry.
      Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre
    Lead photo by

    Michael Leckman

Lead photo by

Michael Leckman

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