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10 free things to do in Toronto this spring

Free events in Toronto sprout up alongside so many festivals and art exhibitions, it's easy to get out and enjoy the city, discover different neighbourhoods and local artists, and make the most of the warm weather.

  • Free events you don't want to miss
    About the Event
    • April 27 - May 6
      The annual year-end exhibition, Maximum Exposure showcases young emerging Canadian and international artists attending Ryerson.
      Ryerson School of Image Arts
    • May 1-31
      Back for another year is the Contact Photography Festival, showcasing works from hundreds of photographers at locations all over the city.
      Multiple Venues
    • May 3-6
      More than 900 young artists and designers are exhibiting their work at this four-day exhibition spread across buildings on campus.
      OCAD University
    • May 12-13
      In celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, this two-day exhibition and vendor fair features hundreds of comics creators from around the world.
      Toronto Reference Library
    • May 12
      It's the sixth annual Parkdale Festival featuring a food night market, pop ups and more than 50 vendors.
      Parkdale Village
    • May 26-27
      See inside more than 100 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
      Multiple Venues
    • May 27
      Celebrate the neighbourhood and enjoy the market car-free, featuring outdoor vendors, artists, musicians and performers.
      Kensington Market
    • June 1-2
      Spanning two days, this street festival has grown to include two stages featuring, plus free dance and music lessons, poetry readings, acrobatics and yoga on the street.
      Dundas Street West
    • June 6-24
      Luminato is an arts and cultural festival that showcases art, music, dance, theatre, film and more at venues across the city. While many events are ticketed a lot are also free.
      Various Venues
    • June 16
      Just in time for Pride, Nuit Rose takes over two neighbourhoods to showcase LGBTQ artists and performers from all over the world.
      Multiple Venues
    Lead photo by

    Andrew Williamson at Contact

Lead photo by

Andrew Williamson at Contact

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