Our list of the best free things to do in Toronto

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Toronto is one of the biggest cities in North America. Only New York City and Los Angeles are larger. There is so much to do and see in Toronto. Unfortunately, it isn’t cheap. But, if you can get to Toronto, we can tell you about some fun and free things to do.

Union Summer is bringing together Toronto’s musicians, top chefs, film screenings and live to Union Station. There will be free entry to all events.

Outside Union Station in downtown Toronto from now until August 28, 2022, there will be nonstop programming. You can see Toronto’s hottest DJs, band performances, Blue Jay game screenings, game nights and much more!

Summer Schedule For Programs


  • Blue Mondays in conjunction with Toronto Blues Society including blues shows


  • Game Night Tuesdays featuring musical bingo, live karaoke and trivia


  • Wednesday evening movie screenings


  • Showcase featuring Canada’s music incubator artists
  • Late Nights with Lula Lounge


  • The best of Union Beats DJs every Friday afternoon
  • SoulSessions every Friday evening


  • Symphony Saturday afternoons with Big Lake Festival
  • Night Market with City Hall Live


  • Big Easy Sunday afternoons
  • Evening global music featuring Small World Music artists

This is happening at Sir John A. Macdonald Plaza, outside Union Station.


  • Sunday to Tuesday from 11 am to 7 pm
  • Wednesday to Friday from 11 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm

These events will also feature some of Toronto’s top food vendors, including

  • Mikey’s Smashburgers
  • Souvla by Mamakas
  • Gus Tacos
  • Naansense by Butter Chicken Roti

While all programming is free, food and drink is by purchase.

Discounted Toronto Hotels

Another way you can save money in Toronto is by choosing a hotel that offers discounted rates. If you can save $40 or $50 a night over several days, the savings can really add up. Here are some of the best deals on Toronto hotels.

  • Park Hyatt Toronto 33% Discount
  • The St. Regis Toronto 33% Discount
  • Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel 20% Discount
  • Chelsea Hotel Toronto 20% Discount
  • Fairmont Royal York 20% Discount
  • Sandman Signature Toronto Airport Hotel 20% Discount
  • One King West Hotel & Residence 20% Discount
  • The Omni King Edward Hotel 20% Discount
  • King Blue Hotel Toronto 20% Discount
  • Avalon Suites Yorkville 19% Discount
  • Radisson Toronto Airport West 15% Discount
  • Park Inn by Radisson Brampton, On 15% Discount
  • Canada Suites on Bay 15% Discount
  • Sonder The Beverley 14% Discount
  • The Broadview Hotel 12% Discount
  • Windsor Arms Hotel 12% Discount
  • Gladstone House 11% Discount
  • Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection 10% Discount
  • The SoHo Hotel & Residences 10% Discount
  • Old Mill Toronto 10% Discount
  • Pembroke Inn 10% Discount
  • Deluxe Inn 10% Discount
  • Monte Carlo Inn Airport Suites 5% Discount
  • Monte Carlo Inn Toronto – Markham 5% Discount
  • Cambridge Suites Toronto 5% Discount
  • The Yorkville Royal Sonesta Hotel Toronto 5% Discount
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown 5% Discount
  • 1 Hotel Toronto 5% Discount
  • Monte Carlo Inn Toronto West Suites 5% Discount
  • Liberty Suites Hotel 5% Discount
  • Monte Carlo Inn & Suites Downtown Markham 5% Discount