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Jun 10, 2024
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Jun 10, 2024

Community-based Activities around the City of Toronto

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Do you live in Toronto? Or are you just visiting the city? Either way, if you are looking for fun things to do on a budget, then continue reading this piece to find things to do for free!

Park Yoga

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Embarking on their 20th season, park yoga has an open invitation, whether it be just for one session or more. Take the time you need, even if it is for one moment to relax and re-connect or to get out and socialize. Typically on the east side of Riverdale park. Classes run Sunday mornings and evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. With numbers starting at around ten people and reaching up to thirty to forty people. This is a donation based project that runs all summer long, so make sure you try a class and donate, even just $5 can make a difference.

Power Plant Exhibition

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The Power Plant is dedicated to fostering cultural exchange and showcasing thought-provoking contemporary art. Efforts to provide communities with an open space for exploration and engagement, which is why the gallery and other programs are accessible to all, free of charge, throughout the year. The gallery is wheelchair accessible, featuring an accessible restroom. Additionally, elevators are around to provide access to both levels. As well, guide dogs and other service animals are allowed on the premises.

Open and operating from 11 am - 6:00 pm through Wednesday to Sunday.

Toronto Botanical Gardens

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The gardens have set a fundraising goal of $10,000 to support garden health and facilitate nature-based programming for individuals of all ages. Donations of any amount, ranging from $5 to $200, are welcomed. Contributions can be made here. As a non-profit organization, they maintain appropriate hours and diligently oversee the green space. Visitor Centre operates daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.mGarden Shop from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.mThe Weston Family Library operates weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and weekends from 12 to 4 p.m. You can check out what is happening monthly with this guide to help you plan your visit.

Whether you're seeking adventure or simply wish to unwind, Evergreen Brick Works offers an inviting destination. Embark on a journey of discovery through our diverse markets, engage in stimulating kids programs, or reconnect with nature for a revitalizing experience. Serving as a dynamic living space, Evergreen Brick Works adapts to meet your needs, promising endless opportunities for exploration and enrichment.

Evergreen Garden Market

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Through its support of local businesses, Evergreen plays a vital role in fostering a sustainable economy, thereby securing the long-term prosperity of Toronto. As a social enterprise, Evergreen utilizes its revenue-generating initiatives and that money goes towards a larger goal. They have uplifted their goals and are looking to enhance public spaces for the betterment of both people and the planet. Their business model not only sparks positive change within todays world, but also creates a welcoming space for local businesses to grow and succeed.

Bringing you closer to your community, check out all the endeavours going on.

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St. Lawrence Market

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Located at Front & Jarvis the market is open on Saturday’s from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Then, from Tuesday to Friday you can attend anytime between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm. On Sunday’s they are open from 10:00 am until 5:00pm and the market is closed on Mondays.

The St. Lawrence Market stands as a prominent global marketplace, with each merchant representing a vibrant and genuine square. Dedication and passion shape the market's story. As you step into this dynamic environment, you become an integral part of this narrative. With an abundance of sights, flavours, and experiences awaiting, the only question left - when will you visit?

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