Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Toronto

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  • NicoleBerga
    Gramado, RS53 contributions
    Great park to walk in a sunny day and have a picnic. Perfect spot for a picture of Toronto skyline. You can take the ferry or a taxi boat at harbour front.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • tomalli68
    Falkirk, UK594 contributions
    Lots of various stalls/shops within the market, most of which are for take home foods e.g. meats, cheese, fish etc. Good range nonetheless. Gift shops are reasonable priced. Well worth taking some time out to visit. Some cakes/sweet treats to be bought which were very nice and tastyy.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • where2nextbabe
    Troy, MO583 contributions
    We arrived here not knowing what to expect. It blew us out of the water. You could easily spend 3-5 hours here. We spent about 3 hours here only because we had other venues to see in a short timeframe.

    We loved this place. Fascinating for both adults and kids. My husband and I found out we like " rocks". We had so much fun exploring all the floors with all the different exhibits. It never felt "over crowded" at all. Plenty of room and the place is super clean.
    We really enjoyed our time at the museum. I would go back again! This is one of the best museums I have ever been too.
    Written August 29, 2022
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  • James L
    Janesville, WI50 contributions
    My son is a Hockey fanatic. I could take it or leave it and my wife dislikes sports (except for the Olympics). However, there is more than just stats. They have stories of the great players and the history of hockey. And they have a whole section on the Olympics. The wife enjoyed it, my son was in Heaven, and the history of the game and players satisfied me.
    Written August 18, 2022
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  • Alvin C
    Canada1,230 contributions
    Yes, AGO is encouraging young people ages 25 and under to visit for FREE every day of the week.

    Adult is $25 per admission or $35 for an annual pass.

    This is a very unique building. The architecture is so neatly designed. You must see it to believe it.

    The exhibits are really cool, especially the Infinity Room by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. When you get there, the staff will have you scan a code to go online to book a time to enter Kusama's room. This room is so unique with many orbs. This room is a must see.

    Also the gallery's atrium is open for rental for weddings or private functions.

    Hope you have fun during your visit.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Carol D
    work14 contributions
    Probably one of the favourite places we visited, because other places we saw were disappointing. Would have been nice to see what it's like at nightime, a few bars there. Pretty to walk around.
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • James W
    Chester, UK21 contributions
    As my title says, I had no idea what to expect of Casa Loma, I went as it was included on the CityPASS. Apart from looking where it was in the city, I went in blind!

    The architecture is astounding, and is one of the most disgustingly opulent places I’ve ever seen! The history is really quite rich, and the story of the rise and fall of the owner, Henry Pallet is fascinating.

    I really recommend using the free audio tour app and map to be guided around and hear the history of the many rooms/features (without the guide I imagine it’d be too easy to quickly get through the building without truly appreciating it).

    The top of one of the towers can be accessed by a single, very narrow spiral staircase. It won’t be the easiest climb for anyone with any kind of accessibility issues. I must say as well that the view from the top of the tower wasn’t that remarkable, with views of the skyline from the islands being better.

    For avid walkers it’s easily reachable from the city centre, though the last section is a slog as it’s perched on a hill.

    For anyone with the CityPASS, it’s well worth visiting.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Chris Stephens
    Norwich, UK52 contributions
    Massive park with tons of things to do. Grenadier Pond is a must-see, very tranquil and serene. The best time to come is around April so you see the beautiful cherry blossoms. Great transport connections to the north, east, and south, and even a little trackless trolley that kids will love.
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • Delilah R
    120 contributions
    The pretzel with mustard was OUTSTANDING. Should have bought more than one!! We enjoyed our first poutine, bratwurst, steak, burger, and it was very convenient to the CN Tower.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • ren
    Saint John, Canada15 contributions
    I was able to find a few things that suited my taste and were affordable during my time shopping at the eaton centre. There’s quite a variety of clothing stores and a food court with great food as well.
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • mikez_nj
    Washington DC, DC48 contributions
    Interesting, fun museum. I'm a bit of a sneakerhead, so this was the type of quirky museum that appealed to me (though it is decidedly NOT a sneaker museum). Only knock on it (hence the 4 stars vs 5) is that it's not that big! I was expecting to spend at least an hour or two going through everything, but we were done in about 45 min.

    It is a great deal, though, if you're going with a family. The family package was incredibly affordable, especially compared to the other attractions Toronto has to offer.
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • d14u
    3 contributions
    Spend a free afternoon exploring nature on well-groomed park grounds and observe all sorts of wildlife like groundhogs, and hawks in trees or just feed the Chipmunks! ;)
    Written September 18, 2022
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  • Jan1443
    Toronto, Canada6 contributions
    When one is fed up with winter a visit here is very worthwhile. Entering one get the scents from all the spring flowers. It is also very peaceful and well maintained.
    Written September 2, 2022
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  • sherryeldridge
    Kansas City, MO42 contributions
    Very clear water, you can see to the bottom. The bluffs are pretty. Restroom was hideous. I recommend changing your clothing elsewhere. All toilets were stopped up and there was an inch of waste water on the floor from the overflowed toilets. No place to set your clothes or bag while changing clothing. The actual change rooms were locked and could not be used.
    Written July 15, 2022
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  • Gerryp84
    Chester, VA685 contributions
    We explored the Hart House portion of the campus for the sole purpose of finding some Tommy Boy filming sites. We walked a lot around the entirety of the Hart House and very much enjoyed the grounds and beautiful buildings. There were some people apparently filming some sort of music video while we were there. We found two outdoor spots that were in Tommy Boy but I was really excited to find the door he tried to open. Unfortunately, I believe it’s behind locked gates in a construction zone. One of the gates has a sign saying construction is expected to be done September 2021 so it was a little annoying to have it still locked up in August 2022 but it is what it is. Still a beautiful campus. Also, sorry if you’re like the people I asked on campus and have no idea what Tommy Boy is. This review will be very confusing for you. Haha.
    Written August 16, 2022
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