Free things to do in Toronto this fall are about getting out and about while saving a bit of cash. Nuit Blanche returns with a special ode to the Raptors and the city's new free art festival is just getting started. Fireworks, block parties and Halloween fun are all on, too.Events you might want to check out:
Biennial of Art (September 21 - December 1 @ Multiple Venues)
This new, city-wide art festival is just getting started with hundreds of exhibitions and showcases happening over two weeks, free of charge.
Startup Open House (September 26 @ Multiple Venues)
It's the one day a year where you can peek in to see what some of Toronto's startups are up to and chat with staff at this city-wide open house.
Ontario Culture Days (September 27-29 @ Multiple Venues)
It's your chance to soak up art, theatre, cinema and dance at Toronto and Ontario cultural centres like the Gardiner and ROM, all without paying a dime.
Ontario Science Centre Community Weekend (September 28-29 @ Ontario Science Centre)
The Ontario Science Centre is turning the big 5-0 and celebrating with a free weekend of fun that includes free admission and activities.
Pedestrian Sundays (September 29 @ Kensington Market)
It's the second-last PS Kensington of the year and that means bringing a sweater for this day of car-free fun, food, music, games and entertainment.
Secondhand Sunday (September 29 @ Multiple Venues)
It's always a good time to declutter and this huge, city-wide clearout is happening as people put out unwanted items for others to take.
World Press Photo (October 1-23 @ Brookfield Place)
Striking and visually-arresting images of people and places all over the world are being shown at this annual photojournalism exhibition.
Nuit Blanche (October 5-6 @ Multiple Venues)
Dress warm for this big all-night art festival with works and installations stationed across the city and including tributes to the Raptors, plus lots more.
Leaside Block Party (October 5 @ Trace Manes Park)
The village of Leaside is ready to party with a day of fun that includes food, drinks, music, entertainment and more in support of Holland Bloorview Hospital.
Pumpkinfest (October 12-14 @ Downsview Park)
The fall festivities are in full effect at this fest with a day of outdoor activities, food, shopping and the opportunity to pick yourself up a big orange buddy.
Night of Dread (October 26 @ Dufferin Grove Park)
Don your best black and whites for an evening of outdoor performances with local artists putting on fearful pageantry, revels and mockery.
Halloween on Church (October 31 @ Church Street)
Some of the best costumes of the year can be seen at this big Halloween block party with folks taking to the streets to show off their creative outfits.
Pumpkin Parades (November 1 @ Multiple Venues)
Neighbourhoods around the city are putting out jack-o'-lanterns for all to see and lighting them up one last time during this post-Halloween tradition.
Cavalcade of Lights (November 30 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
A magical spectacle of fireworks is set to light up the night sky as Cavalcade of Lights returns with a night of fireworks, music, performances and skating.
Holiday Fair in the Square (December 7-23 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
Back again is this big holiday fair that will turn City Hall into a winter wonderland and includes a marketplace, rides, skating, food and drinks.
by Lisa Power via blogTO