6 FREE Toronto Events Worth Checking Out This Weekend

Make the most out of every last second of summer with these 6 free events taking place in Toronto this weekend!

Make the most out of every last second of summer with these 6 free events taking place in Toronto this weekend!

Waterfront Artisan Market

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Every weekend this month, the Waterfront Artisan Market will feature incredible food from spots like The Mighty Cob, Booyah Inc, AIRY Bakes, and more of your favourite vendors. There will also be local artisans selling their crafts.

Location: HTO Park (339 Queens Quay West)
Date: September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30 (check website for times)

Toronto Ukrainian Festival

Experience Ukrainian culture and hospitality at its best with non-stop entertainment, including dancers, vocalists, musicians, and a special youth segment. Vendor kiosks will offer delicious, authentic Ukrainian food and beverages, beautiful crafts and collectibles to shop.

Location: Bloor West Village
Date: September 14-16 (check the website for hours)

National Adoption Weekend

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Looking to add someone new and cute to your family? PetSmart Charities of Canada has partnered with animal welfare organizations across the country to bring adoptable pets into PetSmart stores to give them a helping hand at finding a forever home. . Last National Adoption Weekend over 1,800 pets found forever homes from dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, small pets and more!

Location: PetSmart Locations (Across Canada)
Date: September 14-16

Open Streets TO

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Sections of Yonge Street are car-free for the day, with lots of exciting activities going on.

Location: Bloor & Yonge Street
Date: September 16 (check website for hours)

Toronto Pignic

If you’ve never seen a guinea pig red carpet surrounded by Piggie Paparazzi or a Piggie Pageant (yes, a pageant for guinea pigs) then you need to mark your calendar right now! Sponsored by PetSmart, this annual event welcomes guinea pigs, their pet parents, enthusiasts, and other small pets! You have the option to donate upon entry to support Helping Homeless Pets and Piggles Cares (formerly Piggles Rescue).

Find out more here.

Location: Greenwood Park (11 am – 4 pm)
Date: September 15

Brickworks Saturday Market

The Evergreen Brick Works’ Saturday Farmers’ Market is the largest farmers’ market in Toronto. Come and enjoy good food from local farmers, food producers, and chefs.

Location: Evergreen Brick Works
Date: September 8, 15, 22, & 29 (8am to 1pm)

Are you going to attend any of these events this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

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