There are plenty of free things to do in Toronto this June thanks to an entire month of Pride parties (there's one on the beach!) as well as street festivals and a full neighbourhood yoga takeover. Your wallet and your social life will love you a lot.Events you might want to check out:
DocNow Festival (June 2-24 @ Various places around Toronto)
See work from the 21 graduates of Ryerson's MFA in Documentary Media at this festival showcasing film, photography, and art installations.
Dundas West Fest (June 3 @ Dundas Street West)
As one of the city's best neighbourhood street festivals, Dundas West Fest features a collection of local restaurants, clothing vendors, coffee shops, antiques, bars, and a couple small stages.
desiFEST 2017 (June 3 @ Yonge-Dundas Square)
Experience 12 hours of vibrant music from over 20 artists hosted all day by SatsB. There will also be food vendors, giveaways, and all types of activations.
Cherry Beach Bonfire Party (June 9 @ Cherry Beach, Toronto)
Usher in summer under the glow of the moon at Cherry Beach. This is the first in a series of full moon gatherings complete with a giant bonfire, meditation and celebration.
Open Tuning 2017 (June 10 @ Seaton Village)
This is a free festival celebrating live music at diverse venues, such as porches, parks, alleyways, garages, and street corners throughout the Seaton Village / Koreatown neighbourhood from 2-10 p.m.
African Experience Festival (June 11-17 @ Mel Lastman Square)
The African Experience Festival is a multi-themed event curating Black-inspired art, culture, music, dance, fashion, literature, film, food, sports, and more. There are a few ticketed events, but most are totally free.
Nuit Rose Festival (June 17 @ Toronto)
This art festival happens in four neighbourhoods: Church-Wellesey Village, Regent Park, Kensington Market, and West Queen West with exhibitions, performances and parties and even a light parade.
The Junction Summer Solstice (June 24 @ THE JUNCTION)
Join in this longstanding tradition welcoming the new season with a full day of music, art, shopping, and entertainment. This year's event runs even later into the night.
OmT.O. 2017 (June 25 @ The Distillery Historic District)
Head to the Distillery District when the city's top yoga studios take the area over. Classes run throughout the day, and can be found outdoors all around the neighbourhood.
Pride Parade 2017 (June 25 @ Toronto, ON)
One of the biggest Pride parades on the planet brings together hundreds of thousands of people who want to cheer on Toronto's LGBT community.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO