10 FREE Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (June 7-9)

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The forecast for this weekend is absolutely stunning so there’s simply no excuse not to get out and enjoy it.

Friday night is blocked off for Game 4 of the NBA Finals, of course, but if you’re still looking for things to do during the rest of the weekend, we’ve got you covered.

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Here’s our weekly roundup of fun (FREE!) things to do this weekend in Toronto…

1. Raptors Game 4 At Hotel X

Where: 111 Princes’ Blvd.
When: Friday from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Looking for a new place to watch the game? Hotel X is screening every NBA Finals game in their cinema. Tickets are free, but you’ll want to bring some cash if you plan to enjoy the popcorn, beer, wine and other beverages at their concession stand. Please note this is a 19+ event, so be sure to leave the kiddies at home.

2. Crazy Crepes Grand Opening

Where: 366 Church St.
When: Friday from 12 p.m. to Saturday at 2 p.m.

Get a taste of Japanese crepes at the grand opening of Crazy Crepes on Church. Japanese crepes are thinner and softer than traditional French crepes. Be one of the first 100 people in line on either Friday or Saturday for a chance to enjoy a FREE strawberry fresh cream crepe.

3. The Grilled Cheese Challenge

 

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Where: 2925 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
When: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Head over to Islington and Lake Shore Blvd. W. to taste (and vote on) the best grilled cheese sandwich in Toronto. The third annual event will also include live music, entertainment, and beverages to wash down all those grilled cheese sammies. Still hungry? Check out all the food events going on in the city this month.

4. Bayview Village Weddingbells Pop-Up

Where: 2901 Bayview Ave.
When: Various times all month long. See schedule for details.

All month long Bayview Village and Weddingbells magazine are teaming up to create the ultimate wedding pop-up. Sessions vary from make-up consultations to couple-themed cooking classes to nutrition and financial seminars. Sessions vary in price, but many events are free, including Saturday’s Something Blue Lounge and Love at First Sketch demo, which being at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively.

5. Park & Bark Dog Show

 

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Where: 1151 Queen St. E.
When: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bring your pup to this free community event. In addition to free samples, giveaways and treats for both humans and dogs, attendees will get to peruse through pet-friendly products, listen to speakers and musicians, and chill near the (puppy) pool.

6. Pride Toronto x Trace Labs Missing CTF

Where: 585 Dundas St. E.
When: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Join a community of hackers for a full day of conducting online searches designed to help teach participants how to locate and reunite missing persons with their families. Researchers of all kinds are invited to sharpen their cyber skills and will be treated to refreshments and lunch at the event.

7. Trails & Yoga In High Park

 

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Where: 1873 Bloor St. W.
When: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Muskoka Yoga Festival has made its way to Toronto for a preview of their inaugural Forest run. This weekend’s event will include a chill 5K run through High Park followed by a relaxing yoga session led by Jayla Pearce.

8. Sound Gathering Workshop At The Bentway

Where: 250 Fort York Blvd.
When: Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Learn about the impact of architecture and infrastructure on acoustics. In this intimate workshop, The Bentway’s Artists in Residence – Mitchell Akiyama and Brady Peters – will guide attendees through a group recording exercise across The Bentway. Participants need only bring their smartphones.

9. All The (Single) Ladies: Real Estate Buying And Investing Info Session

Where: 83 Redpath Ave. – Rooftop Lounge
When: Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This free information session is designed to answer all the questions women may have about purchasing property without a partner. Organizer Kim Wolfshout will provide a step-by-step guide to buying, a checklist to ensure you have all the necessary documents and advice on financing and budgeting when you’re going at it alone.

10. Toronto Bike History Ride & Talk

 

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Where: Corktown Common and C’est What – 67 Front St. E.
When: Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join the Toronto Centre Cyclists for a ride through the Don Valley Trail. After the ride, join the team for a bit of bike history at C’est What on Front St. Presenters include comedian and cycling advocate Adrian Currie.

Bonus:

Drake General Store Warehouse Sale

Where: 1082 Queen St. W.
When: Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Though this event is free to attend, you’ll want to bring some cash so you can take advantage of all the deals. This year’s sale will include a selection of samples, antiques and overstock to choose from.

Food In The Park – Downsview Park Stewardship

Where: 70 Canuck Ave.
When: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Go on a foraging excursion through Downsview Park. This free event, which runs every second and fourth weekend at the Discovery Centre Location, gives attendees the chance to connect with food through nature. The best part is participants get to take home free food!

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