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The Christmas Market is only free Tuesday to Friday (Friday until 5 p.m., that is). It’s $6 on weekends. Otherwise walk on it, stroll around and let the Christmas spirit invade your soul! It’s open until 9 p.m. on weekdays and features all types of entertainment and vendors. Perfect date night material.


Looking for some exciting new volunteer opportunities?

Volunteer Toronto’s Youth Expo is an excellent opportunity for youth to learn all about the many different volunteer positions available in Toronto!

What is it?

The Youth Expo is a one day event for high school students to meet over 80 non-profits recruiting youth volunteers. You’ll get to find out what roles they have, ask questions about what they do, and sign up for different volunteer roles that interest you.

If you’ve been wondering where to do your 40 hours, then the Youth Expo is the perfect opportunity to explore endless volunteering possibilities!

Who can attend?

Any high school students or those interested in volunteer opportunities for youth.
As Volunteer Toronto covers the city of Toronto, the majority of the volunteer opportunities available will be based in Toronto, anywhere from Etobicoke to Scarborough and as far north as North York. If you live outside of Toronto, you can still attend but probably won’t find roles in your local area.

How much does it cost to attend?

The Youth Expo is free!

Which organizations will be there?

We’ll be announcing the organizations who will be attending in September, but until then, check out our 2015 Youth Expo Guide to see which 80 non-profits attended the 2015 Youth Expo!

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time: 1:00-5:00pm
Location: Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre


Youth Arts Pitch Contest

The 9th annual Youth Arts Pitch Contest is presented by ArtReach and City of Toronto Arts & Culture, and is a signature project of the Cultural Hotspot. We are pleased to announce that this year’s contest will be hosted by Freedom Fridays!

Applications are now open at so please check it out and spread the word to youth in your community who have an arts based idea or venture to get off the ground!

From all the applications, eight lucky finalists are chosen to make their pitch. Finalists attend a two-part workshop series on How To Make a Pitch. Finalists will then pitch their ideas live, making a creative, energetic, inspiring and convincing pitch in 5 minutes or less to a panel of knowledgeable, high-profile judges, who will provide on the spot feedback to all finalists and award two winners with the grand prizes of the pitch contest. Application Deadline is September 2nd!

Date: Thursday October 6th 2016
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Toronto Centre for the Arts



Share your ideas on how $250,000 should be spent!

Food & TTC tokens will be provided.

Date: Wednesday August 31st 2016
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Falstaff Community Centre, Multipurpose Room
Who: Youth between the ages 14-24




Munsch At Play brings the best of Robert Munsch’s classic stories to the stage at Spadina Theatre at Alliance Francaise de Toronto (24 Spadina Road). Bring the young ones from 2 years old to 8 years old to delight in The Paper Bag Princess, Mortimer, 50 Below Zero, Millicent and The Wind, and the Mud Puddle brought to life on stage with new costumes, wonderful puppets and props, plus creative lighting and sound in this intimate, comfortable theatre right next to the Spadina subway stop. A great way for kids to finish the summer!

Munsch At Play is produced by Tetrault Arts Productions with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council.

Dates: August 22nd to 27th 2016
Location: Spadina Theatre
Cost: Adult $12 | Child $8
Contact: Please e-mail Erick at or Pierre at or call 905-320-4837



Family Scavenger Hunt!

Look up! Look down! Look inside! Look outside!

Explore Evergreen Brick Works in search of different things to discover about the site, its history and the Don Valley where it’s located. You’ll leave with a better sense of what this wonderful place is all about.

Kids and adults will enjoy doing this scavenger hunt together. We’ve got two different versions: one if you’ve got children aged 3-6 and the other for children aged 7-10.

Pick up the Evergreen Brick Works scavenger hunt anytime during business hours at the Welcome Desk inside the Young Welcome Centre.(Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 8am-5pm; Sun, 10am-5pm)

Dates: August 5th – 31st 2016

No registration required!