10 CHEAP Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (Nov. 1-3)

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Happy November! Celebrate the beginning of this new month by checking out some exciting events that are either free or cheap. There’s still some spookiness left in the air so if you want to enjoy Halloween one last time, now’s your chance to do it.

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Read on to find out more about exciting events happening it the city.

1. Made by Feminists Holiday Market

Where: The Gladstone Hotel —1214 Queen St. W
When: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Free

Want to support feminist makers? Then head on over to the Gladstone Hotel this Sunday to shop handmade goods, natural products and textiles at this holiday market.

2. 2019 Annual Pumpkin Parade

Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park — 790 Queen St. W
When: Friday from 5 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Price: Free

Bring your carved jack-o-latern to the park for this rain or shine event. Give your pumpkin one last shine before season’s end. Head north of the Recreation Centre on Crawford St. on the east-west path. There will be free hot cider onsite until supply runs out plus fire and storytelling.

3. Really Really Free Market 2019

Where: Campbell Park — 255 Campbell Ave.
When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Free
This market is entirely FREE. Drop something off, pick something up or stick around. You can find clothes, books, music, kitchenware, pet supplies, homemade goods, haircuts, yoga classes, massages and all sorts of other goods and services. 

4. Toronto Gem Expo

Where: Hyatt Regency Toronto — 370 King St. W
When: Friday from 11: 30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: Friday $6, Saturday $10 and Sunday $10 or $12 for all three days

If you love gems, this is the place for you. Shop local jewellery designers and artisans for precious and semi precious stones from master cutters around the worlds including rubies, sapphires, emeralds, aquamarine, moonstone and more.

5. Stackt Presents Jarritos & Amigos Celebrate Mexico

Where: stackt — 28 Bathurst St.
When: Saturday from 2 p.m. to  11 p.m.
Price: Free

Celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead at stackt market with Jarritos and Amigos. This all ages event has FREE admission and invites you to get your face painted, watch Disney Pixar’s Coco film, enjoy tasty eats, watch live music and even Lucha Libre wrestling!

6. BRUHA Market

Where:  187 — 187 Augusta Ave.
When: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Free

This witchy market promotes healing, wellness, conjuring, ancestral remembering and being one with the elementals. Enjoy sacred bruha goodies made by KUA Apothecary, an all natural handmade skincare business, amongst other vendors.

7. We Will Remember Craft Sale

Where: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto — 16 Spadina Rd.
When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Free

This fall craft sale sells Indigenous arts and crafts from Indigenous vendors. There will be tacos onsite and door prizes to enjoy.

8. Food Not Bombs Weekly Food Serving

Where: Allan Gardens Park and Conservatory — 19 Horticultural Ave.
When: Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Price: Free

Would you like to enjoy a hearty meal with others? Stationed directly across from the entrance of the conservatory, you can enjoy a free meal outside, rain or shine. Make sure to bring to bring your own container, cutlery and mug for food, coffee and tea. Plus, they’re always looking for volunteers if you’d like to help out.

9. Mimico Pumpkin Parade

Where: Mimico Square — Lake Shore Blvd. W from Allen Ave. to Alexander St.
When: Friday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Price: Free

You’ve got one last chance to light up your jack-o-lantern and strut your stuff. Head on over to Mimico Square with friends and family to join this fun, family-friendly parade.

10. EcoFair at the Barns – 2019

Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns — 601 Christie St.
When: Sunday from 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Free

This free, family-friendly event invites people to learn about and celebrate exciting programs, products and services provided by more than 40 environmental not-for-profit organizations and eco-friendly businesses. There will be tape-free, ribbon-free gift wrapping, a take-apart table with the Repair cafe, free electric car test drives, bike repair demos and great food.

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