Fall is a beautiful time of year in Toronto, and a fun one too. With so many free fall activities in Toronto, you won’t need a very big budget for your weekend entertainment this season. Add sunshine and colourful leaves into the mix and we might just start to favour fall over summer!

Here are 12 of the best events and activities you can enjoy for free in the city this season.

Visit Toronto’s History Museums


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Take a trip back in time this fall and check out the many Toronto History Museums open to all who are interested in expanding their knowledge. Admission is free to all 10 museums like Fort York National Historic SiteSpadina MuseumGibson House, and Scarborough Museum. There are guided tours and self-guided tours available for all.

Where: See all museums here
Cost: FREE

Fall n’ Leaves T.O.

Fall n’ Leaves has returned to the heart of downtown for the third year in a row, complete with fall foliage, pumpkins, and hay bales to make you feel tucked away from the busy city.

There’s so much to do and experience at Fall n’ Leaves this season. In addition to picking and painting your own pumpkin, you can warm up by an open fire, lounge on the hay bale sofa, go pumpkin bowling, and indulge in autumn-themed food and drinks.

The best part is that tickets are not required for general entry, so you can enjoy the atmosphere for free and save your money for food and activities.

Where: 621 Richmond Street
When: Until October 16th, 2022

Go on a gorgeous fall hike


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It goes without saying that the changing leaves only add to this season’s beauty, and with so many scenic hikes to do in Toronto and the GTA, you’ll be spoiled with some of the best views around.

Whether you’re up for a sweaty climb up a tree-lined staircase or want to meander along a cliff with sweeping views all around you, you won’t have to travel too far out of the city to find what you’re looking for.

Where: See the best hiking spots in Toronto & the GTA

Visit The ROM 


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Bring your friends and fam to The ROM on the third Tuesday night of each month for a free museum visit! This monthly offer icludes free access to all galleries, plus the museum’s special exhibition: Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature.

Advanced tickets are not required and it’s first come, first served, so be sure to arrive on time for a guaranteed spot!

Where: Royal Ontario Museum
When: Every third Tuesday from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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Halloween Food Truck Festival

It’s a family-friendly Halloween fair and a food festival all in one! Come out for delicious food and drinks, entertainment, crafts, kids’ costume contests, and Halloween treats.

Admission is free but you can make a donation to support Variety the Children’s Charity, which organizes unique programming for individuals with disabilities.

Where: 3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough
When: October 29th and 30th, 2022

Visit Riverdale Farm


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Stroll among the charming barns and cottages at the historic Riverdale Farm this autumn and pay a visit to the horses, cows, pigs, ducks, goats, and sheep that call it home.

You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported from the city to the quaint countryside, and the colourful fall leaves will make it all the more picturesque. Visiting is free, but there are many ways you can help support this special place.

Where: 201 Winchester St
When: Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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A unique new display has arrived in the city. The installation, called Confluence, will be located in a “secret” room under the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto and it’s free (or PWYC) to visit.

Brought to us by The Bentway and Exhibition Place, the massive art commission will take over an otherwise inaccessible storage chamber under the busy highway.

Where: Under the Gardiner at Exhibition Place
When: October 1st to 30th, 2022 (Wednesday to Sunday)

Free attractions with your library card


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Do you have a Toronto Public Library card? You may not know that you can use it for a lot more than just books. Your Toronto library card actually grants you free admission to the city’s top museums and cultural attractions.

Toronto Public Library’s Museum and Arts (MAP) Pass lets you and your family access all kinds of exciting destinations for free with a single library card. All you have to do is pick a participating branch and scoop it up!

Where: See all attractions here

Stroll in a secluded garden

Sometimes we all need an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. This fall, you can feel like you’re a world away from Toronto without leaving the city’s borders and without spending a dime.

There are so many lush gardens in Toronto just waiting to be explored. So pack up a basket and enjoy a picnic outdoors under the autumn sunshine.

Where: See Toronto’s best public gardens here

Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market

The Sunday street party we know and love at Kensington Market is having one last hurrah before the winter On the last Sunday of every month, Toronto’s most eccentric neighbourhood hostd a FREE street-wide celebration of community, culture, and ecology. This is your last chance of the season to join the fun!

Where: Kensington Market
When: October 30th, 2022

Hit the Saturday Farmers’ Market

Spend your Saturday at Toronto’s largest farmers’ market, which offers the widest variety of local and seasonal food in the city. This farmer’s market is held outdoors from May to November, and indoors from November to April.

Afterward, you can explore the gorgeous grounds and surrounding trail network at Evergreen Brick Works, which is especially beautiful in the fall.

Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
When: Every Saturday from 8 AM to 1 PM

CineFAM Film Festival

The CineFAM Film Festival is back this year and its showcasing original film stories by Canadian women and non-binary creators of colour. The event is free to attend and will feature two nights of premieres, special screenings, Q&As and more. Free tickets can be booked online!

Where: 20 Carlton Street
When: October 22nd and 23rd, 2022