10 Cheap Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (Mar. 29-31)

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Nothing to do this weekend?

No excuses, there’s always something happening in Toronto and this weekend is certainly no exception. The final weekend in March sees a handful of fun shows and expos in the city, including the Yoga Conference, the One of a Kind Show and the Backyard Living Show. Get even more fun weekend ideas below.

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1. One of a Kind Spring 2019 Show

 

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Where: Enercare Centre –  100 Prince’s Blvd.
When: Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $15

Support creativity and craftsmanship at the One of a Kind Show. This bi-annual event showcases the work of local and international artisans. The perfect place to find a gift for a loved one, the One of a Kind Show also entertains visitors with special presentations, including a special Crafting in the Kitchen segment with MasterChef Canada Season 3 winner Mary Berg on Saturday.

2. City Builders: A History of Immigrant Construction Workers in Postwar Toronto

Where: Columbus Centre – 901 Lawrence Ave. W.
When: Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free!

Explore the history behind the Irish, Italian, Portuguese and other construction workers who developed Toronto in the mid-1900s.

READ: TTC Subway Closures: 10 Stations Closed This Weekend (Mar. 30 – 31)

3. The Yoga Show

Where: The Metro Toronto Convention Centre – 255 Front St. W.
When: Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free!

Take in over 100 hours of masterclasses with world-class yoga instructors. But don’t worry, you don’t have to do the downward dog pose all day, the event also features over 300 yoga and wellness brands who will be selling and displaying a wide variety of goods.

4. Backyard Living Expo

 

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Where: The International Centre, Hall 5 – 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
When: Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $10 after 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, otherwise $14 in advance or $16 at the door

Even though it sometimes doesn’t feel like it, winter is over, which means there’s no time like the present to start cleaning up and enjoying your outdoor space. To help inspire your dream backyard, the Backyard Living Expo provides hundreds of backyard products and services that will make you want to spend all your time outdoors. From barbecuing tips to patio and deck designs, this show has everything you’d think of when it comes to relaxing in your own backyard.

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5. CineCuba 2019

Where: The Royal Theatre – 608 College.
When: All weekend. Showtimes vary.
Cost: Free!

This three-day film festival celebrates Cuba’s 60th year of independence and its 80-year relationship with Canada. All films are free for the public and will be subtitled in English. Feature films include “Cuba Libre,” “Ellas Crean,” “El Techo,” “Ex-Change,” “Esteban,” and “The Forbidden Shore” (which is already sold out for opening night).

6. ERGO Pink Fest 2019

 

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Where: Artscape Youngplace – 180 Shaw St.
When: All weekend. Showtimes vary.
Cost: $7 to $17 or pay what you can

Ergo Pink Fest is back for a second year. The festival showcases the work of female and non-binary identifying playwrights. This year’s featured playwrights include Taiwanese-Canadian theatrical artist Amanda Lin and writer, editor and producer extraordinaire Claire Ross Dunn.

7. Family Fan Day

Where: The Sony Centre  – 1 Front St. E.
When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $10

Stop by the Sony Center and meet your favourite stars at the Canadian Screen Awards Family Fan Day. Special guests include the cast of “Kim’s Convenience,” Brian McCourt of “Backyard Builds,” Billy Campbell of “Cardinal,” and Yannick Bisson of “Murdoch Mysteries.” Get there early and you might even get a swag-filled tote bag!

8. Earth Hour at High Park

 

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Where: High Park Nature Centre at the Forest School – 375 Colborne Lodge Dr.
When: Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $20

Turn off the lights at home and go out for Earth Hour. The staff at High Park are putting on a lights out event at the Nature Centre, which will include workshops on candle dipping and lantern making. This family-friendly event will end under the stars with a short hike through the park’s trails and a campfire complete with yummy s’mores.

9. The Old Book and Paper Show

Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns  – 601 Christie St.
When: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $10

What’s old is new again at the GTA’s only old paper and antiquarian book show. Flip through vintage comic books, historic newspapers and letters dating back to the 50s, 40s, 30s and beyond. Whether you’re looking to add to your collection, or just want to take a peek at decades’ old documents, this show is a must-see.

10. Ramadan Festival Big Bazaar

Where: St. Joseph’s Banquet and Conference Centre – 300 River Oaks Blvd., Oakville
When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free!

Enjoy this annual international bazaar and craft show on Sunday. Over 60 vendors will be in attendance selling a variety of goods from local and international artisans.

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