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10 free things to do in Toronto this spring

Free events in Toronto for spring 2019 emcompass the sights and sounds of the new season with street festivals popping up all over you can enjoy for free. Elsewhere, CONTACT brings forth a world of imagery and Open Doors airs out spots all over the city.

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    • May 1-5
      The young artists of tomorrow are ready to show their stuff at this huge exhibition showcased across all galleries inside the university.
      OCAD University
    • May 1-31
      Taking place inside galleries around the city, CONTACT returns with works by local and international photographers in over 200 exhibits.
      Multiple Venues
    • May 3-5
      Jane Jacobs' legacy for sustainable urbanism lives on as volunteers lead groups through the history of different communities around the city.
      Multiple Venues
    • May 11
      Parkdale is ready to kick off the spring festivities with a day of free fun including activities, a huge kids zone, and entertainment for everyone.
      Multiple Venues
    • May 11-12
      All things comics are on at this huge, two-day festival that includes readings, interviews, panels, workshops, exhibitions, installations, and more.
      Toronto Reference Library
    • May 25-26
      Historical buildings are getting an airing out as Doors Open returns to see some of the city's most fascinating buildings welcome the public.
      Multiple Venues
    • May 26
      Music, food, art, shopping, activities and more are all part of this annual street festival that sees Kensington go car-free for the day.
      Kensington Market
    • June 7-9
      This huge celebration of music and art is back for a weekend of fun spread along Dundas West with music, food, shopping, activities and more.
      Dundas Street West
    • June 7-23
      A giant mirror maze, a room full of teeth and lots of puppets are just some of the interesting works coming to places all over the city.
      Multiple Venues
    • June 15
      It's a full day of queer art and magic as Nuit Rose showcases artists from all over with performances, music, poetry, theatre and dance.
      Multiple Venues
    Lead photo by

    Andrew Williamson at CONTACT

Lead photo by

Andrew Williamson at CONTACT

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Toronto's most fun street festival is back and better than ever this spring