Free events in Toronto make for a great way to explore the city on the cheap. Practically every day this week there’s something free worth checking out, from pizza giveaways to short films, and even Scottish men skating in kilts.
Events you might want to check out:
Free Pizza at Pi Co. (January 23 @ Pi Co)
Pi Co.'s new location in the Financial District opens this week, and to celebrate they're giving away free Margherita pizzas from noon until 3:14 PM. 3 hours and 14 minutes, get it? Pi? Heh.
Banged-Up Comedy (January 23 @ Duffy's Tavern)
Duffy's Tavern hosts the 4th edition of their free local comedy showcase. It's two hours of stand-up from some of the city's best joke-tellers, hosted by Grace McClure and Olivia Collict.
Manic (January 24 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Hot Docs supports Bell Let's Talk and mental health awareness through a free screening of Kalina Bertin's Manic, a doc about her family's history of mental illness, aimed to break the stigma surrounding it.
RIC Winter Exhibitions Opening Party (January 24 @ Ryerson Image Centre)
Some of the best photography of 2017 opens with a free party at the Ryerson Image Centre. Check out four shows that each dive into the relationship between photographer, subject, and audience.
Best of European Short Film Festival (January 25 @ Carlton Cinemas)
Carlton Cinema's free festival series continues this week, with 12 of the best European short films being screened at no cost. Films from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy and more await.
Beats and Bents (January 26 @ The Bentway)
It was only a matter of time before the Bentway's themed skate parties tackled 80s nostalgia. DJs will warp you back in time, spinning tracks straight out of John Hughes flicks, all while you skate.
The Power Plant Winter Exhibitions Party (January 26 @ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery)
The Power Plant kicks off its 2018 exhibition season with a huge free party. You'll be among the first to experience the year's all new exhibitions and hear about everything new coming this year.
The Great Canadian Kilt Skate (January 28 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
Dozens of kilt wearing Scotsmen and Scottish heritage enthusiasts take to the ice at Nathan Phillips Square. Even if you don't own a kilt, swing by for free hot chocolate, cake, and to soak in this rare, bizarre sight.