We’re all on the hunt for ways to stay entertained these days. If you’re sick of twirling your thumbs and staring at a wall while you wait for this COVID-19 business to end, take a peek at these awesome FREE or cheap things to do in Toronto this June. There’s no need to break the bank for a little fun!

Editors Note: Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, provincial and city guidelines are continually changing. Please double-check business closures and restrictions before proceeding. 

Here are 12 free and cheap things to do in Toronto this June.



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The 11th annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show is happening this month! This FREE event is exactly what it sounds like. Check it out to admire all kinds of classic and exotic cars on display. Plus, it’s happening on Father’s Day so attendance here makes for a great gift for your old man. Did we mention it’s FREE?

Where: Check it out online
When: Sunday, June 20th


Get a little exercise at no charge, every weekend this June. Toronto is keeping up the tradition of blocking off major roadways to vehicles so that pedestrians and cyclists and own the road. It’s a great way to get a little fresh air and exercise as the weather gets warmer. Oh, and of course, participation is completely free.

Where: Find a map of road closures here
When: Every weekend this month



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Feeling like perusing a selection of cheap goodies this June? The Leslieville Flea Market is where it’s at. With a zero dollar admission fee, you can look through tons of handmade goods, artisanal products, and more. Although you will have to pay a small price if you decide to buy anything, most of the stuff up for grabs here is pretty darn cheap.

Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St
When: Saturday, June 26th


Need a laugh? Don’t we all. Tune into this donation-based comedy show and decide exactly how deep you’ll be digging in your wallet to attend. The hilarious lineup includes headliner Rebecca Reeds, and supporting comedians Lianne Mauladin, Amish Patel, and Matt Henry. It’ll be streaming live so you can enjoy the entire thing from the comfort (and safety) of your own living room.

Where: Check it out online
When: Friday, June 11th



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All month long, you can celebrate the 40th annual Pride Toronto. In a regular year, hundreds of thousands of Torontonians would take to the streets for this awesome party. Of course, this year is not regular. Instead, you can attend the “Phygital” version of events – a hybrid digital and physical lineup. Most items on the calendar are completely free or donation based.

Where: Check it out online
When: Happening all month long


If there’s one thing we can say about these trying times, it’s that loads of great art has blossomed from it. That’s exactly what the Bloom Festival is all about. Log on to take part in a celebration of all the good that has come out of a time so, frankly, bad. Attendance is based on a pay-what-you-can donation model, so you get to choose how much cash you’re dropping here.

Where: Check it out online
When: Happening all month long


This donation-based event is basically a virtual open night. For a second year in a row, Open Tuning Music Festival has gone digital. Log on for whatever price tag you choose to either take part in or witness loads of local acts. If you do plan on performing, be sure to register ahead of time on the official event page. We can’t wait to see the performance you put on!

Where: Check it out online
When: Saturday, June 5th


The full TD Jazz Festival may have been cancelled this year, but you can still catch this FREE performance. The show will be streamed live from Koerner Hall. It’ll feature the musical stylings of awesome folks like Thompson Egbo-Egbo, Joanna Majokok with Andrew Marzotto, Alexis Barn Quartet, and Selcuk Suna Quartet. We’re sure it’ll have you movin’ and groovin’ all night long. 

Where: Streaming online from Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W
When: Thursday, June 17th



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You get to pick your price tag when you attend this next event. Global Toronto is all about uniting the music industry around the world through the support of a sustainable, equitable, and accessible future. In the spirit of accessibility, tickets are available in a few forms. Free, pay-what-you-can, or full price. You can also choose a donation about to support the conference. Sounds like a grand old time to us!

Where: Check it out online
When: Monday, June 14th – Friday, June 18th

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Is it really summer in Toronto without at least one trip to the Islands? This June, hop on a ferry and make your way over to the city’s pride and joy. The Toronto Islands are stacked with awesome sunshine activities, like beaches, bike trails, the boardwalk, and loads of green space. Plus, a return ticket on the ferry will only put you out $8.50. Not bad!

Where: Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, 9 Queens Quay W
When: Any day this month


This next event might just be the most memorable. This June, Toronto will be taken over for a day by naked folks on bikes. Yes, we’re talking the World Naked Bike Ride. This insane event serves as a city-wide protest against oil dependency and urban pollution. Oh, and a little bit of bodily freedom as well. Of course, it’s completely free to participate in – just strip down and cycle your heart out.

Where: Find the Toronto route map here
When: Saturday, June 12th


Toronto foodies, listen up. This summer the Eats Night Market is back with awesome street food options we know you’ll love. It’s free to attend (you only pay for the cost of whatever food you order) and full of flavour. With tons of delicious local vendors and late opening hours, this awesome spot is a must-hit this summer. Plus, it’s all set up to be enjoyed while maintaining a safe social distance! Which is a win-win in our books.

Where: Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr
When: Kicks off Friday, June 4th

So get out there and enjoy all these awesome free and cheap things to do in Toronto this June. Who said having fun had to be expensive??