Top 10 free places to go in Toronto, Canada in 2022

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Nathan Philips Square
  1. Nathan Philips Square
  • Cost: $0.00
  • This place is fabulous! If you want a place with fountains to relax for a while and take in the sights… This is the place for you
  • My favorite thing about Nathan Philips Square is that you have many choices with how you spend your time. There’s many different things in the area like the courthouse nearby
  • You have a wonderful Toronto sign that you can take photos infront of or photos of to tell me where you are. 
  • You have many places to eat nearby
  • Toronto City Hall is right next to Nathan Philips Square
  • If you go to Nathan Philips Square make sure you head over directly nearby to the Gardens of Osgoode Hall and to Grange Park with a sculpture of Henry Moore.
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Toronto music garden is on the list of Best free things in Toronto
  1.  The Toronto Music Garden
  • Cost: $0.00
  • If you like Music or gardens… This may just be the place for you
  • The Toronto Music Garden is right on Lake Ontario along with a dock full of beautiful yachts
  • There are performances here constantly along. You never know what to expect when you come here but what you can expect is there is always something going on.
  • I cannot believe this is free. I had to put this on the list of best free things in Toronto
  • If your eye sight is good enough you may even be able to see some frogs hopping around
  • I’ve relaxed at The Toronto Music Garden and have lost track of time before. All of a sudden you’re spending an entire week here! 
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Kateryna Koval's'kyj Park
  1. Jennifer Kateryna Koval’s’kyj park
  • Cost: $0.00
  • For one of the best views of downtown Toronto you want to visit this place.
  • There are benches for you to sit on around and you can bet on other tourists being here with the exception of during winter
  • The best time to come here is during sunset (but make sure to be here during sunset) it can be a far walk if you’re not expecting it. Believe me, I’ve figured this out the hard way
  • This experience is absolutely priceless. Especially when you can say it’s definitely one of the best free things in Toronto
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Graffiti Alley has to be one of the best free things in Toronto
  1. Graffiti Alley
  • Cost: $0.00
  • This holds a special place in my heart purely because of the experiences I’ve gone through while visiting this great place.
  • The graffiti is constantly changing with what’s going on in the world so you never really know what you’ll find with each trip over there.
  • Graffiti Alley is located parallel of Queen Street West 
  • I would highly recommend checking this place out spending at least 30 minutes – 1 hour
  • You cannot beat this in terms of best free things in Toronto
  • Really dive deep into the graffiti and try to notice everything. A few things will definitely resonate with your internal though process
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Coronation park
  1. Coronation Park
  • Cost: $0.00
  • This place is purely for pleasure. 
  • Relax, enjoy the water and the phenomenal trails.
  • There’s even a skatepark here. 
  • There’s fountains, memorials, trails, skateparks, playgrounds, wonderful scenery and beautiful places to sit
  • My recommendation for coming here would be during fall with summer being a close second.
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High Park zoo
  1. High Park Zoo
  • Cost: $0.00
  • The High Park Zoo is going to knock your socks off. If the mere idea of High Park Zoo wont then maybe one of the animals will
  • This free zoo is such a memory filled treasure. 
  • Animals they have: They have llamas, emus, capybaras, bison, barbory sheep, peacocks, cattle, mouflon sheep, reindeer, and even YAKS!
  • While you’re at the High Park Zoo you miswell walk around High Park, go check it out!
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One of the best free things in Toronto if you want to walk
  1. Walk along Lakeshore Boulevard West
  • Cost: $0.00
  • This will form many memories for the future because of the experiences you are going to encounter during this walk. 
  • If I could recommend you only doing one thing on this list it may just to be walk along the Lakeshore Boulevard. 
  • Occasionally move over to Queens Quay West when you can. You don’t even have to waste time figuring out when. Just make sure you’re walking along the water and you’re going to be perfectly fine!
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Little Norway Park
  1. Little Norway Park
  • Cost: $0.00
  • This phenomenal little park is a great relaxation spot.
  • Little Norway Park has an outside workout spot, pull up bars if you want to get a quick workout in. 
  • This place has playgrounds, swing sets,and a beautiful view of the city. 
  • We cannot forget that it has a wonderful little encapsulation of joy and privacy. 
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Puente de luz bridge aka the best free things in Toronto
  1. Puente De Luz Bridge
  • Cost: $0.00
  • This bridge view is something else
  • If you’re into trains, underground passages or beautiful city views… You MUST check this out.
  • Without spoiling everything to do with the Puente De Luz Bridge I just want you to go towards it and look at everything. Make your own plans when you get there and let spontaneity flow through you
Definitely one of the best free things in Toronto
  1. Get the local perspective
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Walk around, talk with the locals and ask them what the coolest things are around the city.
  • You’ll be surprised the kinds of unique answers you’ll get
  • It may seem odd at first but try it out!
  • This can be one of the best free things in Toronto by far.
  • In one of these areas you’ll know if people are open to talking by intuition. Once confirmed by your psyche, begin interrogating them about the nice areas in Toronto. All jokes aside every single person I’ve asked in Toronto was SO happy to talk about their city.


Here’s a complimentary video of me hitchhiking to Toronto. (This is my first of 3 videos, you can see the others on my channel)