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10 free things to do in Toronto this May

Free events in Toronto for May 2019 are all about enjoying the best of the city without breaking the bank. Kensington Market is going car-free and two museums are opening for free. CONTACT is set to turn the city into one big art gallery and Doors Open gives a glimpse into some neat places.

  • Free events you don't want to miss
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • May 1-5
      The artists of tomorrow are ready to set off into the world but not before a huge showcase of their work spread throughout OCAD's galleries.
      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 20
      The ROM is opening its doors for free the third Monday evening of each month for patrons to take a stroll through the majority of the museum.
      The Royal Ontario Museum
    • May 25
      Folks are gathering in celebration of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's famous Bed-In with a day of comfy blankets, music, art, games and picnics.
      Trinity Bellwoods
    • 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
    • May 26
      Take a tour through Toronto's newest contemporary museum totally free of charge as the MOCA opens for free this month.
    Lead photo by

    Hector Vasquez

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez


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