Free Things to Do in Toronto

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Toronto

Best Free Things to Do in Toronto

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  • Stewarts Vacation
    991 contributions
    It is possible to walk the full length of the Islands, however, a bicycle is highly recommended for getting around more quickly. This enables one to explore the 3 main islands: Ward Island with its quaint and picturesque residences, Centre Island which is the entertainment hub and Hanlon Island, known for being natural. One can also bike across the connecting bridges to some of the smaller islands. There is something for everyone - stunning iconic views of the Toronto skyline, beaches, Centreville Amusement Park, boating, picnic areas, historic lighthouse, to name a few. Also cafes and restaurants, toilets and bike rental. We rented our bikes on the mainland and took them across on the ferry. This allowed us to explore further once we returned to the mainland, before handing our bikes back.
    Written November 7, 2023
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    Written November 21, 2023
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  • Erika K
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    We highly recommend this! My husband and I shopped around the distillery district first during the Winter Festival. Really beautiful and lots of nice shops. Our tour was with David and he was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job! Everything was very interesting, and we were taken to areas we wouldn't have went to had we not done the tour. David was so kind and fun. Highly highly recommend !!! Worth your buck.
    Written November 23, 2023
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  • 09robbins
    Swanley, UK206 contributions
    Lovely quiet park just a short subway ride away from the city centre. We had a lovely walk around the park, past the Hillside Gardens, lake, duck ponds & animal enclosures. We enjoyed seeing lots of wildlife including chipmonks & some huge butterflies, & rounded it off with an ice cream at the Grenadier Restaurant.
    Written September 29, 2023
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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada238 contributions
    A beautiful place to see. Not much else to do in the area so if you are here definitely stop in. The gift shop is not located here.
    Written October 15, 2023
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  • susvegara
    Madrid, Spain1,857 contributions
    Really big shopping centre in the middle.of Toronto. Easy access and all.the stops you can think of. Ends in Dundas Square which is a must you don't want to miss.
    Also has an entrance to the Path though we couldn't find it.
    Written September 10, 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,542 contributions
    The University of Toronto is located in the Downtown area and is very grand indeed. There are lots of really beautiful buildings to admire and you do not need to pay to walk round the oiet utside.

    It is a very nice area and we visited at the weekend so it was fairly quiet too.
    Written October 21, 2023
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  • 09robbins
    Swanley, UK206 contributions
    We visited in the evening, as the Toronto sign is lit then - lovely for photos. At the bottom of the middle concrete arch is a piece of the old Berlin wall.
    Written September 29, 2023
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  • Aerowing
    Monee, IL5,036 contributions
    This is a bohemian style neighborhood in Toronto worth checking out at least once when you’re here
    There’s plenty of shops and restaurants to see. It’s very close to the Chinatown part of the town too. There’s plenty of thrift shops along the streets as well, but they tend to be a bit pricey.
    Plan on spending at least 2 to 3 hours here to check out everything.
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • betty l
    Brampton, Canada10,597 contributions
    The best time to come here is during Spring where there is a nice display of tulips and cherry blossoms.
    Written August 3, 2023
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  • susvegara
    Madrid, Spain1,857 contributions
    City centre at its best. Lots of shops and restaurants, so easy to walk around and explore. It's a very nice area you will walk nearby lots of big sights like the council or Chinatown, just pace around.
    Written September 10, 2023
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  • Anonymous855
    Trabuco Canyon, California1,680 contributions
    We went here to kill some time before a walking tour started and it proved to be a relaxing place to wait. The homeless are there early in the morning and then move elsewhere for the tourists to come in. All of the activity is fun to watch. Is it Times Square? Not quite but it was nice.
    Written September 26, 2023
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  • Aaron R
    Toronto, Canada7 contributions
    It’s a gorgeous place for hiking, swimming, or sunbathing. Also try Rouge River. Feels like being on vacation.
    Written June 29, 2023
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  • minimize940314
    Los Angeles, CA3,527 contributions
    Your Lake Ontario sailing journey will start at here. This place is easy to navigate and clean. The access is convenient too.
    Written August 22, 2023
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  • Thomas Liam
    Montreal, Canada306 contributions
    The palm tree section of the gardens is under renovation currently (as of November 2023) so please be aware of that! However, the other 4 sections of the garden are open to the public and are outstanding. You don't need a ton of time here, but if you're into nature and plants at all, then this is a must-do. My fiancé and I loved it.

    It's also free! So if you're in the city on a budget, this may be an activity worth checking out.

    Yes, there is a homeless encampment in the park. We, however, did not experience any negative situations as a result of this. I would say this is important information to note, but don't avoid the park because of it. These people need a place to be, especially with winter approaching, and unfortunately they don't have any other options. Be kind and compassionate, and put yourself in their shoes rather than jumping to the worst conclusions.
    Written November 13, 2023
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