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Free Things To Do In Toronto

Toronto is a huge city in Canada that’s known for its towering skyscrapers, eclectic city life, as well as plenty of vast open green spaces too.

If you’re travelling to the Canadian city on a budget but you’re not really sure if there’ll be anything you can do for free, then fear not as we have just the list for you!

Check out the 10 best free attractions in Toronto in our detailed guide below, as well as the top paid attractions and activities in Toronto if you decide you want to splash out a bit too!

Free Attractions in Toronto

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The Beaches

Aptly named, the Beaches is a neighbourhood in Toronto that stretches out across a long body of water.

Not only can you hang out on the actual beach where you can enjoy building sandcastles with the kids or enjoying a scrumptious ice cream while sunbathing, but you can also take advantage of the numerous other free attractions at the Beaches.

Take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk or spend some time taking pictures of the...

Skip the Line: Royal Ontario Museum Ticket

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  • The tour grants you express entry into the Royal Ontario Museum
  • It is a ticket to see Canada's largest museum of art, culture, and nature combined
  • The musuem offers world-class art collections from mummies, to Chinese artifacts and so on
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Nathan Phillips Square

This incredible urban plaza within the city centre of Toronto is named after the mayor of Toronto from 1955 to 1962; Nathan Phillips.

The square is home to the Toronto City Hall whose podium roof has been transformed into a beautiful public garden that offers great views of the city, as well as a tranquil haven away from the bustling streets.

Nathan Phillips Square is the ideal place in Toronto for the whole family as...

Hockey Hall of Fame Admission Ticket

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  • It is an express entry tour of one of the worlds famous sporting events Hocky
  • It is a tour that takes you through the greatest collection of Hockey artifacts in the world
  • It is an opportnity to take photos standing next to the Holy Grail of Hockey the Stanley Cup'
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St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Market has received the title as one of the top 25 best markets in the world so it’s safe to say that a visit to this prestigious market hall needs to be on your Toronto bucket list.

Inside the market, you’ll find a plethora of different food stalls and vendors, as well as professional fishmongers, butchers and bakers, all selling their delectable goodies.

St. Lawrence Market is a great place to eat in...

Skip the Line: Bata Shoe Museum Admission Ticket

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  • This is a tour of North Amarica's famous shoe musuem
  • A windown of opportunity to see tons of shoe artifacts in the thousands
  • It takes you through over 4,500 years of shoe making history
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Kensington Market

While the naming of this free attraction in Toronto might confuse you somewhat, unlike the St. Lawrence Market, Kensington Market is actually just a neighbourhood and collection of stores in Toronto.

Situated in close proximity to Chinatown, Kensington Market allows you to explore the delights of Chinatown while experiencing the hip and happening vibes of its own streets too.

Kensington Market is a great place to pick up some...

Museum of Illusions Admission in Toronto

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  • This is a ticket to the musuem of illusions in Toronto
  • It is an amazing experience with lots to see
  • A way to learn more about illusions and how it works
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Harbourfront Centre

The Harbourfront Centre is one of the best free attractions in Toronto that the whole family can enjoy.

If you want to step away from the bustling streets for a while, but still take in the views of the towering skyscrapers, then the Harbourfront Centre is the perfect place to do so.

It’s a cultural organisation that sits on the waterfront and offers numerous free attractions and activities that the whole family can...

Art Gallery of Ontario Admission

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  • As of May 25th visitors 25 and under are free – all year, anytime.

    With a collection of more than 95,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. From the vast body of Group of Seven and signature Canadian works to the African art gallery, from cutting-edge contemporary art to...read more

Yonge-Dundas Square

Often compared to the likes of Times Square in New York City, Yonge-Dundas Square is a lively and vibrant area within the city centre of Toronto.

There’s also plenty of free events and shows hosted in Yonge-Dundas Square, you’ll just need to remember to check the website before travelling to Toronto to see which ones suit you!

The shining neon lights of the billboards in Yonge-Dundas Square definitely feels very...

Niagara Falls Luxury Bus Day Tour From Toronto With Hornblower Boat Cruise

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  • A small group tour in a luxury minibus from Toronto to Niagara Falls
  • An opportunity to explore the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls in a day
  • The tour gives you the spectacular views of top attractions around Niagara Falls
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Private Niagara Falls Full-Day Tour from Toronto

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  • This is a luxury private Niagara Falls tour taken at your own pace
  • A way for you to customize your itinerary and where to go
  • Exploring the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls with a personal tour guide/driver
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Small Group Tour of Niagara with Boat Cruise from Toronto

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  • It is a small group tour of Niagara Falls and a boat cruise
  • A luxury trip with roundtrip transfer from Toronto to Niagara
  • An opportunity to explore Niagara Falls from behind
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Small-Group Niagara Falls Tour

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  • A small group semi-private tour of the Niagara Falls from the Canadian side to the U.S.A side and back
  • Cruise the Maid of the Mist to the Bridal Veil Falls " Hurricane Deck
  • A way to learn about Niagara Falls and explore the American Falls & Horseshoe Falls
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Niagara Falls One Day Sightseeing Tour from Toronto

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  • It is a tour of Niagara Falls on a bus from the city of Toronto
  • This is a way to enjoy a bus ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls with free wine tasting, an a la carte lunch or Niagara Hornblower cruise
  • The perfect opportunity to explore, shop, treat your tastebuds at the wine tastings and a good 3-coure lunch
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Niagara Falls Tour Day Trip from Toronto

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  • It is a day trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls
  • It includes lots of interesting activities such as wine tasting
  • A drive along the Niagara Parkway with Floral Clock in sight
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Niagara Falls Platinum Tour from Toronto with Cruise and Lunch

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  • This tour combines wine tasting, lunch, and amazing views of Niagara Falls
  • A tour to see top attractions on your way from Toronto to Niagara Falls
  • Get scenic views of the Falls and take memorable pictures
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Luxury Niagara Falls Day Trip from Toronto with Cruise and Lunch

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  • It is a luxury tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto with a boat cruise and lunch inclusive
  • It is a chance to tour in style wihile having VIP services
  • A complete lavish tour that fits your budget
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