10 CHEAP Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (Nov. 22-24)

It’s Christmas market season! That means there are plenty of opportunities to shop local goods and explore new retailers. No matter how you choose to celebrate the holidays, there’s TONS of events that are either free, cheap and sure to get you in a cheery mood.

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

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1. Toronto Christmas Market

Where: Distillery District  — 373 Front St. E
When: Friday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: $8-12

Expect a gorgeous 50-foot Christmas tree, tons of beautiful lights, an outdoor stage, beer gardens, mulled wine and vendors. Bundle up! Don’t forget to dress warm because the weather is likely to be cold.

2. Stackt Market: Holiday Hills

 

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Where: stackt — 28 Bathurst St.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Free

It’s time to head on down to the newest holiday market in the city! Enjoy a curated series of events (some of which cost extra) and enjoy a warm or alcoholic beverage in hand as you “eat, drink, shop, play, make, see and connect.”

3. PPH Benefit: So Young, Rachel Romu, Cold Beaches, Emily Blue

Where: The Baby G — 1608 Dundas St W
When: Sunday at 8 p.m. to Monday at 12 a.m.
Price: $10

This benefit concert brings local and international artists together to raise funds for Planned Parenthood. Groove to the beat for a good cause.

4. Mud Makers Winter Toast – Holiday Market and Party

Where: Mud Makers Studio — 163 Sterling Rd.
When: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: Free

Enjoy a holiday sale, sip on a hot beverage or munch on a snack, groove to DJ sounds, and enter your name into a raffle to win a piece by a featured artist.

5. Photorama at 33

Where: Gallery TPW — 170 St. Helens Ave.
When: Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: Free

This exhibit celebrates the community of artists that inspires and sustain the gallery, which includes those widely celebrated to promising recent art-school graduates. Photorama enables arts enthusiasts an opportunity to purchase affordable lens-based artworks.

6. The Deadstock Depot — Vintage Streetwear Flea Market

Where: OnlyOneGallery — 5 Brock Ave.
When: Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $5

Get to this event early because a lineup is anticipated. If you’re looking for vintage streetwear from more than 30 local and international vendors, you can join Canada’s largest selection of handpicked garments catering to the 1980s-2000s street and sportswear aesthetic.

7. Swap for a Cause

Where: Project Spaces King West — 73 Bathurst St., 4th floor
When: Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: $5

Drop by for an afternoon of clothes swapping and socializing for a good cause that supports the environment and community. This event is based on a desire to reduce the wasteful and harmful effects of fast fashion.

8. Reading – Blazing Femme

Where: Glad Day Bookshop — 499 Church St.
When: Sunday from 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Price: $5

Enjoy an evening of readings from queer femme writers at the end of this wonderful literary festival.

9. Queer Clothing Exchange

Where: ACT — 543 Yonge St., 4th Floor
When: Sunday at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Free

Whether your tastes or body have changed or you need a change of scenery altogether, this gender-free clothing swap is sure to have something in store for you.

10. Toronto Art Crawl Christmas Market

Where: The Great Hall — 1087 Queen St W
When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $8-10

Get ready to shop 110 talented local artist and designers for a variety of goods alongside interactive demos, a cash bar, live DJ set, food, face painting for kids and free swag bags for the first 25 attendees.

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