free things to do fall toronto

15 free things to do in Toronto this fall

Free things to do in Toronto this fall are about getting out and about while saving a bit of cash. Nuit Blanche returns with a special ode to the Raptors and the city's new free art festival is just getting started. Fireworks, block parties and Halloween fun are all on, too.

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    • September 21 - December 1
      This new, city-wide art festival is just getting started with hundreds of exhibitions and showcases happening over ten weeks, free of charge.
      Multiple Venues
    • September 26
      It's the one day a year where you can peek in to see what some of Toronto's startups are up to and chat with staff at this city-wide open house.
      Multiple Venues
    • September 27-29
      It's your chance to soak up art, theatre, cinema and dance at Toronto and Ontario cultural centres like the Gardiner and ROM, all without paying a dime.
      Multiple Venues
    • September 28-29
      The Ontario Science Centre is turning the big 5-0 and celebrating with a free weekend of fun that includes free admission and activities.
      Ontario Science Centre
    • September 29
      It's the second-last PS Kensington of the year and that means bringing a sweater for this day of car-free fun, food, music, games and entertainment.
      Kensington Market
    • September 29
      It's always a good time to declutter and this huge, city-wide clearout is happening as people put out unwanted items for others to take.
      Multiple Venues
    • October 1-23
      Striking and visually-arresting images of people and places all over the world are being shown at this annual photojournalism exhibition.
      Brookfield Place
    • October 5-6
      Dress warm for this big all-night art festival with works and installations stationed across the city and including tributes to the Raptors, plus lots more.
      Multiple Venues
    • October 5
      The village of Leaside is ready to party with a day of fun that includes food, drinks, music, entertainment and more in support of Holland Bloorview Hospital.
      Trace Manes Park
    • October 12-14
      The fall festivities are in full effect at this fest with a day of outdoor activities, food, shopping and the opportunity to pick yourself up a big orange buddy.
      Downsview Park
    • October 26
      Don your best black and whites for an evening of outdoor performances with local artists putting on fearful pageantry, revels and mockery.
      Dufferin Grove Park
    • October 31
      Some of the best costumes of the year can be seen at this big Halloween block party with folks taking to the streets to show off their creative outfits.
      Church Street
    • November 1
      Neighbourhoods around the city are putting out jack-o'-lanterns for all to see and lighting them up one last time during this post-Halloween tradition.
      Multiple Venues
    • November 30
      A magical spectacle of fireworks is set to light up the night sky as Cavalcade of Lights returns with a night of fireworks, music, performances and skating.
      Nathan Phillips Square
    • December 7-23
      Back again is this big holiday fair that will turn City Hall into a winter wonderland and includes a marketplace, rides, skating, food and drinks.
      Nathan Phillips Square
    Lead photo by

    Hector Vasquez

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez

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