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10 free things to do in Toronto this October

Free events in Toronto for October 2019 have already got their costume ready as Halloween on Church returns with a huge street party. There's no shortage of fall festivities on while Nuit Blanche is back. The last PS Kensington is on and there's a poutine eating championship.

  • Free events you don't want to miss
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    • 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, 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 5
      It's all about apples at this family-friendly festival with activities that celebrate the season, including apple decorating, music, face-painting and more.
      Bayview Avenue
    • October 5
      There's no need to bring your money to this market where everything is free. It's here you can pick up used items of all sorts without spending a dime.
      Campbell 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 19
      It's an all-day block party as Smoke's brings the poutine-eating champions of the world to the stage amongst a day of music, food, drinks and games.
      Yonge-Dundas Square
    • 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 27
      The final PS Kensington is upon us and that means wearing a cozy sweater for a day of car-free fun in the streets, including music, meditation and games.
      Kensington Market
    • 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
    Lead photo by

    Jesse Milns

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns


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