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On the Cheap: Free or Cheap GTA Family Activities

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On the Cheap: Free or Cheap GTA Family Activities

Summer is fast approaching and that means it is time to start planning those family activities and adventures. Yes, we know the summer can become really expensive, really quickly, when you add up all the things you want to do. If you’re looking for something to do that won’t cost an arm and a leg, we’ve compiled a list of fun and free or cheap GTA family activities you can do.

Free or Cheap GTA Family Activities

  • Become one with nature. Head to the Allan Gardens and take your time winding through the flowers and plants. Admission and limited parking are free.
  • Head to the market. Check out the bustling St. Lawrence Market, the city’s largest market, fill your picnic basket with great local fare and enjoy the entertainment as you stroll through the stalls.
  • Get active. Head out to one of the many public parks in the city. Bring a ball and glove for some catch, a Frisbee or a good book.
  • Get your hands dirty. Head to Riverdale Farm in Cabbagetown. This 7.5-acre facility is a working farm, complete with cows, horses, sheep, pigs and chickens, vegetable gardens and a farmer you can chat with as he does his chores.
  • Head to the beach and cool down. Don’t want to rely on the A/C to keep cool? Head to one of the many beaches the city has to offer. Head to Cherry Beach or Bluffers Beach Park, lay down your towel or spark up a game of volleyball. If it gets too hot, just take a dip!
  • Channel your inner artist. Visit the Art Gallery of Ontario and peruse the permanent collection. Admission is free on Wednesday nights from 6 to 9 PM.
  • Get historical. There are a ton of great museums located throughout the GTA. Every Thursday between 5:00 and 8:00 PM, admission is pay-what-you-can at the Bata Shoe Museum. Shoes not your thing? Drop by the Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre and check out stuff like old weapons, uniforms, fingerprinting equipment, and a paddy wagon from 1914. Admission is free seven days a week, even on holidays.
  • Catch a free concert. Several different locations throughout the city offer free concerts and performances all summer long. The Canadian Opera Company, Yonge and Dundas Square, Harbourfront, and Mel Lastman Square are all great places for free entertainment.
  • Get your brew on. If you’re a fan of craft beer, take a free tour of the Amsterdam BrewHouse. Tours take place Monday to Thursday at 5:00 PM and on Fridays at 11:00 AM.

Summer doesn’t have to break the bank. These free or cheap GTA family activities make it easy.

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