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Hikers along the Bruce Trail on the Niagara (Credit: AP, 2008)

Hikers along the Bruce Trail on the Niagara Escarpment in Milton, west of Toronto. The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada at 521 miles and with more than 273 miles of side trails.

Toronto: 5 free things to do

Many of the Toronto's best attractions are free of charge.

The quaint East End area of Toronto known
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The quaint East End area of Toronto known as the Distillery District has been turned into an enclave of art galleries, restaurants and boutiques offering one-of-a-kind fare housed in restored heritage Victorian buildings. (Nov. 14, 2012)

Toronto's Kensington Market in Toronto holds Pedestrian Sundays,
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Toronto's Kensington Market in Toronto holds Pedestrian Sundays, when the streets are filled with bands, buskers, Brazilian drummers and more. (Nov. 14, 2012)

A family walks on ice near the boardwalk
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A family walks on ice near the boardwalk at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre, a 10-acre lakeside site. (Nov. 14, 2012)

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Toronto's Harbourfront Centre, which covers 10 lakeside acres,
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Toronto's Harbourfront Centre, which covers 10 lakeside acres, hosts more than 4,000 events, a large majority of which are gratis. (Nov. 14, 2012)

Hikers along the Bruce Trail on the Niagara
(Credit: AP, 2008)

Hikers along the Bruce Trail on the Niagara Escarpment in Milton, west of Toronto. The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada at 521 miles and with more than 273 miles of side trails.

A cross-country skier on the Bruce Trail on
(Credit: AP, 2008)

A cross-country skier on the Bruce Trail on the Niagara Escarpment in Milton, west of Toronto.

People cross the street at Yonge and Dundas
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People cross the street at Yonge and Dundas in the heart of downtown Toronto. Yonge moves up through the financial district to the Eaton Center, Toronto's largest downtown mall, and the Yonge-Dundas Square, a mini-Times Square where you can often catch free films, concerts, performances and festivals. (Nov. 14, 2012)

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