Fall Reading Week: Doing Toronto on a Student Budget

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by Rachel Robinson

It’s hard to believe that Fall Reading Week is almost here (but not that hard, it has been a busy month!). In between reading, grading and catching up on some well-deserved sleep, take some time to explore Toronto. Here are just a few of the fun things to do around the city:

Monday, Oct. 14

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Wednesday, Oct. 16

  • The last day for the Farmer’s Market at Nathan Phillips Square, from 8am – 2:30pm.
  • Free Lecture: “Does Cancer Prevention in an Aging Population Raise Unique Ethical Issues?” from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Presented by the University of Toronto. http://hellopodium.com/toronto/talks/550
  • From 6 – 8:30pm, the Art Gallery of Ontario offers discount ticket prices on special features and free general admission. http://www.ago.net/admission/

Thursday, Oct. 17

Friday, Oct. 18

Saturday, Oct. 19

Sunday, Oct. 20

  • See the gothic architecture at St. Michael’s Cathedral, located at 200 Church St. It’s one of the oldest churches in Toronto.

All week

  • If Korean food is your thing, try Kimchi Korea House for reasonably priced food. I have been here, and their bibimbap is super tasty and filling. Located near Ryerson at 149 Dundas St. West.
  • Check out WorldPress Photo 13 exhibit at Brookfield Place for photojournalism from around the world. Free admission. http://www.worldpressphotobrookfieldplace.com/
  • Play some board games at Castle Board Games, at 454 Spadina Ave. Costs $2.50/hour per person. http://castleboardgames.com
  • Explore and picnic at High Park, located at 1873 Bloor St. West. Admission is free. Be sure to see the zoo!
  • Play Ping Pong at Spin Toronto, at 461 King St. West. 12pm – 5pm: $20 per hour/ table. 5pm – 1am: $30 per hour/ table. https://toronto.spingalactic.com/
  • Visit the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, located at 952 Queen St. West. Admission is pay what you can. http://www.mocca.ca/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/
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