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10 free things to do in Toronto this February

Free events in Toronto this February do a terrific job giving you romantic and quirky date night options, just in time for the Valentine's season. There are also a ton of free ways to celebrate Black History Month, plus a number of awe-inspiring art events on the way. 

  • Free events you don't want to miss
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • February 3-24
      Harbourfront Centre celebrates Black History Month with Kuumba: a Journey to Black Liberation. Free art events happen all month, some gems being Journey Through Hip Hop and I Am For You Can Enjoy.
      Harbourfront Centre
    • February 6
      STEP documents a girls' high-school step dance team against the backdrop of social unrest in a troubled city. Hot Docs hosts a free screening and post-movie discussion led by Toronto teachers.
      Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema
    • February 7
      The Toronto Public Library hosts its own speaker series during Black History Month in libraries across the city. Our pick, if you had to choose one, is journalist and activist Desmond Cole's lecture.
      Annette Street Library
    • February 14
      The Carlton brings the love this month, just in time for Valentine's Day. On February 14th they're screening seven romantic shorts from places like Hungary, Italy, and Mexico. It's a film buff's dream date.
      Carlton Cinemas
    • February 16-18
      TIFF's youth and future filmmaker series focuses on the creators of tomorrow, including a young filmmaker's competition and 12 free screenings of 12 films from around the world.
      TIFF Bell Lightbox
    • February 17
      The final free DJ skate party of the season goes down on February 17th, with the theme being African-Caribbean R&B. If you miss this one, you'll have to wait until next winter to skate and dance!
      Harbourfront Centre
    • February 19 - April 1
      WinterStations brings the world's finest in design, architecture, and contemporary art to the Beaches, with giant sculptures that can survive the harshness of Canadian winter lining the frozen waterfront.
      The Beaches
    • February 22
      A huge name in the world of literature, Martin Amis has written for more than thirty years on topics including politics, sports, celebrity, and America. Hear him discuss his storied career at no cost.
      Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
    • February 23
      The second-to-last skate party under the Gardiner promises a night of throwback jams from the 90s and early 2000s. It'll be cold this month, so no need to worry about the Bentway melting again!
      The Bentway
    • February 24-25
      Stunning ice sculptures take over Yorkville Village for a weekend full of photo ops, maple syrup taffy, and even live ice carving demonstrations.
      Village of Yorkville Park
    Lead photo by

    Bruce Reeve

Lead photo by

Bruce Reeve


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