Toronto is a bustling metropolis of towering skyscrapers, numerous planned green spaces, hi-end sports facilities, and a lot more. The city is huge and diverse, which offers something for every type of traveller. However, Toronto is also known to be expensive. So, here we have listed 15 things to do in Toronto, which will let you explore the city without burning a hole in your pocket.
Window shop at St. Lawrence Market
Go window shopping around the St. Lawrence Market, which consists of three buildings that have specialty vendors selling anything and everything. Choose from the freshly baked goods, fish, poultry, milk, cheese, and even antiques! This place dates back to 1803.
Explore Toronto Island Maze
Explore the Toronto Island Maze, which houses 1,200 black cedars.
Hike at Rouge Park
Hike along the several hiking trails of the park or stroll down the Rouge beach for relaxed experiences.
Check out Bata Shoe Museum
Marvel at the fantastic collection of shoes, be it antique, weird or contemporary, at the Bata Shoe Museum. Take a good look at more than 13,500 pairs of shoes at the museum and learn about the history of shoe development across various cultures.
Watch a Movie at Harbourfront Centre
Enjoy a free movie at the Harbourfront Centre, which showcases free movies in the summer months of July to September.
Stroll down Kensington Market
Walk around the Kensington Market, which is less of a conventional market and more of a multicultural zone housing plenty of funky shops and restaurants. Travellers can find vintage clothes, ethnic groceries, vegan cafes, and art galleries here.
Play Connoisseur at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Explore the Art Gallery of Ontario going through their permanent collection of artwork for free on Wednesday evenings.
Learn Tai Chi at Scarborough Town Centre
Learn tai chi for free at tai chi classes held at the Scarborough Town Centre every Monday to Saturday morning.
Get Entertained at Dundas and Yonge
Visit the bustling intersection of Dundas and Yonge to catch free concerts, festivals, movies, and street performances.
Play Disc Golf at E.T. Seton Park
Visit the E.T. Seton Park along with friends to enjoy a good game of disc golf at the course.
Enjoy the Colours of Graffiti Alley
Discover the magic of street arts and murals at the Graffiti Alley in Rush Lane. Explore the meaningful or abstract art works by Toronto’s famed street artists and pose in front of your favourite one to get clicked!
Tickle Your Funny Bone at Chuckle Co
Although, this attraction is not entirely free, it is still a cheap attraction. Enjoy a great comedy show held at the Chuckle Co for just $5 on Wednesday evenings.
Go Skating at Nathan Phillips Square
Travellers who enjoy skating can head straight to the Nathan Phillips Square, which becomes a skating rink during winters. People with their own skates get to skate for free, although skates are also available on rent around the place.
Head to Woodbine Beach
Relax at the beautiful Woodbine Beach or enjoy a good swim in its cool waters. Travellers can also enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk.
Sift through History at Distillery District
Explore the heritage of Canada with a walk across the Distillery District, which is a National Historic Site of Canada and houses over forty heritage buildings.