10 Cheap Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (Apr. 26-28)

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The last weekend of April might bring more showers, but that just means we have May flowers to look forward to.

Don’t let a little rain ruin your weekend plans. Get outside and check out some of the cool events happening in the city. Whether you’re a foodie, animal lover, or art aficionado, there’s something here for everyone.

READ: TTC Subway Closures: 3 Stations Closed This Weekend (Apr. 27-28)

Read on for 10 fun things to do in Toronto this weekend…

1. Community Night Market

Where: The Mill Street Beer Hall — 21 Tank House Lane
When: Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: Free!

If you enjoy live music, beer sampling, and shopping local, then this event was made for you! Presented by Mill Street Brewery, this night market in the Distillery District will feature local products by Bella Buddha Beads, Outback Woodshack, Sweet Artisan Candies, Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, and more.

2. Earth Day Celebration

Where: Toronto Botanical Garden — 777 Lawrence Ave. E.
When: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free! (But registration recommended)

It’s never too late to celebrate Earth Day. Bring the kids to this special event where they’ll learn about nature through themed crafts and storytelling, help plant the Teaching Garden, ride the blender bike and more!

3. Etobicoke Butter Tart Festival 2019

Where: 516 The Kingsway
When: Saturday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free!

Butter tarts are a quintessential Canadian treat, which is why they’re so deserving of their own festival! For the second year in a row, this event will feature delicious butter tarts from a variety of Ontario vendors. Come with a sweet tooth and leave with a bag of goodies.

4. Financial Self-Care Panel

Where: 122 John St.
When: Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $20

You wouldn’t necessarily equate self-care with financial planning, but that’s what this panel discussion is all about. You’ll learn tips on budgeting, how to enhance your financial portfolio, money mantras, and more from community leaders such as Mina Yun, a personal trainer and financial advisor, and Michael Santonato, author of Money for Millennials: How To Make It, Keep It and Grow It.

5. Toronto Pug Grumble

 

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Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park 790 Queen St. W.
When: Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free!

This monthly gathering at the Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods Park celebrates pugs of all kinds! Whether you’re a pug owner or a pug admirer, head out to this fun meet-up for your daily dose of grumbling cuteness. All pug breeds including Buggs, Chugs, Jugs, Puggles and Muggles are welcome!

6. The Leslieville Flea Market

Where: The Fermenting Cellar — 8 Distillery Lane
When: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free!

The Leslieville Flea Market in the Distillery District sells vintage, upcycled, and antique goods. If you’re looking for some truly unique furniture, artisan work, or collectibles, this is the place to go. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, this could be the perfect place to find a special handcrafted gift!

7. Community Sundays at the MOCA

 

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Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto — 158 Sterling Rd.
When: Sunday from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free!

You can thank TD Bank Group for the free admission at the MOCA this Sunday! Here you can view the extraordinary works of over 1,100 Canadian and international artists, play in Andreas Angelidakis’s DEMOS (pictured above), and even participate in a pilates + yoga class as part of MOCA’s wellness series. The latter is a pay-what-you-want class with a $10 minimum, that starts at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

8. Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale: Toronto Edition

Where: TVA Resource Centre 17 Baldwin Street, 2nd Floor
When: Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free!

Cookies, cupcakes, and confections oh my! Satisfy your sweet tooth at this vegan bake sale, which aims to inspire people to lead healthier, greener lives. Goodies made by past Vegan Bake Off contestants will be available, so come ready to taste test all the sweets!

9. “Gravity”: An IMAX 3D Experience

Where: Cinesphere — 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7 p.m.
Cost: $9.73 for kids; $13.27 for adults

You’ll feel like you’re the one stranded in outer space when you watch “Gravity” in IMAX 3D at the Cinesphere. If you haven’t seen this film before, it stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as medical engineer Dr. Ryan Stone and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky as they set out on their first shuttle mission. This space thriller will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat!

10. Weekend Warrior RYU Underground Bootcamp

Where: RYU 361 Queen St. W.
When: Saturday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Get a full body workout with trainer Jermel Pierre, who specializes in resistance training and group dynamics. His Bootcamp class will focus on functional movements to help tone your body. The best part is that the class is early on Saturday morning, so you can get your workout in and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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