Top 10 Free Events In Toronto This Week

Free events in Toronto this week include a big festival at Ontario Place. The Art & Music Ontario Festival is a weekend of concerts and performances next to one of the city’s coolest new parks. There are also a handful of outdoor movies and a fire parade on the Island.

This is a mobile, pedal-powered music festival showcasing diverse artists while connecting Toronto’s great communities and parks. Concerts happen in different parks almost every week of the month.
When: Aug 1st – Sept 10th
Where: Taylor Creek Park, Bell Manor Park, the Elms Park, Humber Bay Park

It’s Bollywood night In Regent Park with this free, outdoor screening of Jaane Tu … Jaane Na.
When: Aug 2nd
Where: Regent Park

This is a hilarious political satire directed by The Good Lie’s Monsieur Lazhar about a swing vote to go to war overseas. The screening is free and it’s right next to the lake.
When: Aug 2nd
Where: Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage

This week’s film is Sing, starring all your favourite animals and their celebrity voices. It’s a bring-your-own-blanket event.
When: Aug 3rd
Where: Leslie Grove Park 

This is a combination of an outdoor performance, stilt and flag choreography, fire artistry, shadow puppetry and fire sculpture.
When: Aug 4th
Where: Ward’s Island

This weekend-long party at Ontario Place focuses on music, theatre, dance and more.
When: Aug 4 – 7th
Where: Ontario Place

“Citizen of the World” Zaki Ibrahim will find herself in the square showing audiences why she’s an acclaimed, talented and Juno-nominated R&B singer.
When: Aug 4th
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square

This free series lets speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their thoughts on The Power Plant’s current exhibitions. This month Rui Mateus, director and curator at Scrap Metal Gallery, offers his two cents.
When: Aug 6
Where: Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Everyone’s favourite cheerleading movie is screening on the hill in Christie Pits for free!
When: Aug 6th
Where: Christie Pits Park

South African singer Osunlade is the guest of honour at this year’s Blockobana party, which has grown to a full day of music, dancing, DJs, performance, food and community in Regent Park.
When: Aug 6th
Where: Toronto

Posted by Phil Villeneuve and Lead Photo by Nicoli OZ Mathews
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