free things to do winter toronto 2022

10 free things to do in Toronto this winter

Free things to do in Toronto this winter are all about having fun while saving some money.

Skate around the largest outdoor skating rink in the city or check out one of the many art events in the city.

From design festivals to the city's annual New Year's Eve party, there's a free event for everyone to attend this winter.

  • Free events you don't want to miss
    About the Event
    • November 28 - January 29
      Lace up your skates as the largest skating rink is set to take over the city's busiest transit hub for the winter season.
      Union Station
    • December 9 - February 4
      From art installations to live performances, check out all the different works of art by local artists around the city. Most events are free or PWYC.
      Multiple Venues
    • December 21
      Head out to the lively neighbourhood and celebrate the start of the cold season with a ton of performances to mark the longest night of the year.
      Kensington Market
    • December 27-29
      The museum is set to come to life with massive light projects created by OCADU students that will be accompanied by an original score.
      Aga Khan Museum
    • December 31
      Ring in the start of the new year at the centre of the city with a huge party that features live performances, skating, fireworks a ton of activities.
      Nathan Phillips Square
    • January 20-29
      Public spaces across the city will be transformed into exhibition sites for 9 days with some installations using augmented reality to view the installation.
      Multiple Venues
    • January 25 - April 1
      Check out the specially curated new season of photo exhibitions that feature images from a performance by Yoko Ono.
      The Image Centre
    • February 18-19
      After being cancelled this year due to a lack of ice, the annual ice festival is back to fill the ritz neighbourhood with ice sculptures that are set to transport you around the world.
    • February 19 - March 31
      The annual design exhibition is back to take over the city's beach with larger-than-life installations.
      Woodbine Beach
    • March 11-12
      Head out to the waterfront for the annual sugar shack festival tentatively set for March Break to celebrate all things maple syrup.
      Sugar Beach
    Lead photo by

    Hector Vasquez

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez

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