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Ten Cheap or Free Things To Do in Toronto in April

Updated on March 24, 2013

1. Go to Toronto Music Garden

One of the places you can visit for free is the Toronto Music Garden. Take your time strolling in this majestic garden. Situated in downtown Toronto, its creation was inspired by J.S. Bach’s “First Suite for the Unaccompanied Cello”. It was designed to represent a bit of Bach’s music. It is an interpretation of his music in garden form.

2. Go to The Distillery Historic District

The Distillery Historic District is known to be a pedestrian-only village and is the go to for designer boutiques, cafes, artisan shops and restaurants. Just a short walk from downtown Toronto, the Distillery Historic District is a place where culture, shopping and entertainment can be discovered. Enjoy looking at the old buildings and visiting the shops.

3. Celebrate the International Pillow Fight Day in Toronto

How do pillow fights sound? April 6 is the International Pillow Fight Day. Celebrate this in Toronto! It won’t cost you to bring a pillow you already have. Come to Lomography Gallery Store Toronto (LGS Toronto) to be part of this event.

4. Visit the Spadina Historic House and Gardens

The Spadina Historic House and Gardens is a good place to know more about culture and history. It also features collections of furniture and decorative art. The house is open from Tuesday to Sunday at noon until 5 pm. Tickets are 7.96 dollars for adults, 5.75 dollars for the youth (13-18 years), 4.76 dollars for seniors (65 and above years) and 4.87 dollars for children aged 6-12. Children 5 years and below come in free.

5. Go to the Free Concert Series

If you love music, you’re bound to love the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. Up-and-coming artists and musicians as well as established ones from all over the world are featured in this series. The concerts are composed of four series, namely, the Dance Series, Piano Virtuoso Series, Chamber Music Series and Vocal Series.

6. Go to Edwards Gardens

Edwards Gardens is one of the great places to relax. Take a stroll down this beautiful place. It doesn’t cost a thing to go roam in the garden. It features perennials, wildflowers, and rhododendrons.

7. Go to the Uncharted Waters Exhibit

Uncharted Waters: Toronto’s Enigmatic Harbour is a photographic exhibition in Toronto’s waterfront. Have fun looking through the exhibit and appreciating art.

8. Visit the Bazaar of the Bizarre- Circus Sideshow Market

If you are looking for a different experience, the Bazaar of the Bizarre- Circus Sideshow Market Place is for you. Have fun browsing through cool and exotic things. Whimsical crafts and products by artists are featured here. The Bazaar is on April 6.

9. Go to the Sugar Bush Maple Syrup Festival

Sugar Bush Maple Syrup Festival is fun venue for different activities. It will be held until the 7th of April. Tickets for adults are 10 dollars, 6.50 for kids, seniors and students while children under four years of age come in free.

10. Go to Poetry Now: 5th Annual Battle of the Bards

Poetry NOW: 5th Annual Battle of the Bards is an event where in Canadian poets compete with each other in front of a judging panel for 5 minutes. This is a one of a kind event where in you get to listen to artists’ works. Admissions cost 10 dollars.

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