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10 free things to do in Toronto this May

Looking for something to do on the cheap? How about for free? Some free events happening in May include exploring photography, architecture and the city's colourful neighbourhoods, plus both street and doggy festivals. 

  • Free events you don't want to miss
    About the Event
    • May 3
      Artists, art critics and technologists come together to discuss how technology will impact the next 100 years of art.
      Design Exchange
    • May 3-6
      It's the chance to see young artists before they make their way out into the creative world, with showings across the school's several galleries for three days.
      OCAD University
    • May 4-6
      Communities come together to share stories about their neighbourhoods and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours.
      Multiple Venues
    • May 5
      Don't even think about bringing money to the May edition of this totally free, no swapping, no spending market.
      Campbell Park
    • May 12-13
      All things comic art are celebrated with exhibitions, readings, panels, interviews, art installations and workshops—free!
      Toronto Reference Library
    • May 12-20
      The Weston Bread Factory opens its doors to feature photos by Toronto photographer Laird Kay that celebrate this city landmark.
      Former Weston Bread Factory
    • May 17 - June 3
      Artists Bao and Boudro and Montreal's Rock Therrien look at iconic characters from pop culture and their impact on contemporary culture.
      Thompson Landry Gallery
    • May 26-27
      Toronto's unseen architecture takes the spotlight as tours of historically and culturally significant buildings open their doors to welcome patrons inside.
      Multiple Venues
    • May 27
      The first Pedestrian Sunday of the year kicks off this month. This event sees Keningston Market transformed into a car-free street festival for the last Sunday of each month until the end of October.
      Kensington Market
    Lead photo by

    Hector Vasquez at PS Kensington

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at PS Kensington

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