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The top 8 free events in Toronto this week

Free things to do in Toronto this week include some major, early-fall outdoor activities like a massive art crawl, the city's biggest book fair, and this month's Pedestrian Sunday.

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    • September 18
      At 7 p.m. check out some of the best animated short films from around the world. There'll be 10 films from six countries, all animated and geared towards the whole fam.
      Carlton Cinemas
    • September 19
      This is an outdoor storytelling show at the Dufferin Grove fire pit. Hosts Rhiannon Archer and Helder Brum gather folks around the fire and bring together some of the best storytellers in the city. Bring your own blanket and snacks.
      Dufferin Grove Park
    • September 21
      Any Buddies party is a good excuse to head to this theatre space, but the season opening bash is the best. Expect performances, DJs, and drag queens.
      Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
    • September 21
      Check out this end of season group art show with a long list of lost artists in different disciplines. It's also a good excuse to head to Geary Ave. if you haven't been yet.
      165 Geary Ave
    • September 23-24
      This is a two-day art crawl in Bellwoods fills the lawn with booths showing off their finest works. There'll be 200 artists, a beer garden, interactive art, food trucks, and performances.
      Trinity Bellwoods Park
    • September 23-24
      Take a tour of this beautiful cemetery and visit the grave stones of the women who spent their lives fighting for equality in Canada. The tour starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
      Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto
    • September 24
      Take in hundreds of author readings, discussions, and activities, then browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. 
      Harbourfront Centre
    • September 24
      It's a full day of car-free fun, music, food vendors, performances, shopping and all kinds of street-side surprises. Take the afternoon and check out a dance party, a band, a food stand, and more. 
      Kensington Market
    Lead photo by

    Jeremy Gilbert

Lead photo by

Jeremy Gilbert

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