Top 7 Budget-friendly Activities to Enjoy in Toronto, as Told by TSoM Students!

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Toronto is known to be a haven for both local and international students for many reasons. The city is home to many academic institutions that offer a wide scope of programs and a world-class curriculum, as well as the proper support and assistance to help students boost their chances of landing a stable career here in Canada.

But apart from academics, one of the things that make the city such an appealing place to study is the numerous places to visit in Toronto! The city has lots of iconic landmarks that students can visit during their free time, and they’ll never run out of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from.

So if you’re a student asking what to do in Toronto, we’ve got a special list of suggestions and tips from our TSoM students themselves!

1. Ice skating

Toronto is popular for its fun and exciting winter activities, such as ice skating. It’s an activity that students can enjoy, as it comes at an affordable price—some skates can be rented for as little as 5 to 10 dollars! Some of the most popular skating rinks in Toronto include Nathan Phillips Square, The Bentway, and Evergreen Brick Works.

2. Sledding at Riverdale Park

Aside from ice skating, you can also do some sledding or tobogganing! Riverdale Park is one of the top winter destinations for sledding in Toronto. Go check it and cross it off your fun winter activities bucket list!

3. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is one of the best places to visit in Toronto, mainly due to it being the largest museum in Canada and one of the largest in all of North America. The ROM is home to some of the rarest historical artifacts in the world and also hosts amazing exhibitions and galleries, which makes it an ideal destination for students as both an educational and recreational trip. Ticket prices range from 18 to 23 dollars.

4. Museum of Illusions

The Museum of Illusions is another one of our students’ favourite attractions in Toronto, as it offers a unique mix of educational and entertaining experiences for visitors. You can purchase tickets for as low as 22.09 to 28.27 dollars!

5. Witnessing cherry blossoms at various parks

There are lots of spring activities that you can do in Toronto, and seeing the cherry blossoms is something that you can’t miss! You’ll be able to spot students across popular parks such as High Park, Riverdale Park, and Trinity Bellwoods walking beneath the blossoms. And the best part of it is, it’s all for free!

6. Cycling around the city

Biking is one of the best things to do in downtown Toronto, especially during spring! There are bike shops where students can rent bicycles, like Bike Share Toronto and Toronto Bicycle Tours & Events, and the price varies depending on the type of bike you rent and the duration that you use it.

7. Toronto Music Garden

Taking a visit to the Toronto Music Garden is another one of the free things to do in Toronto that students can enjoy! Located at Harbourfront, the garden provides an enchanted ambience where various artists come to perform, mostly at night.

No matter the season, students can always count on Toronto to have a place or spot they can call their own! Are you an aspiring student who’s looking for study and life balance? The Toronto School of Management’s (TSoM) Student Services team regularly hosts fun and informative activities across various parts of the city! You can check our available programs here or send us an email at [email protected] for more information.

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