6 Spring Budget-Friendly Activities Your Teen will Love

By Jessica Pinzón

Spring is a great time to get outside and explore! We featured several spring events to enjoy in a recent article. But, finding new activities and events can be challenging if you’re on a budget. The good news? There are plenty of things to do in and around Toronto that won’t break the bank that you and your teen will enjoy. We featured 6 FREE activities you can enjoy around your neighbourhood.

1) Cherry Blossom Trees

spring activities_cherry blossom

Trinity Bellwoods Park Copyright: Destination Toronto

Perfect for their Instagram feeds and TikTok videos, your teen will love seeking out the sakura trees, more commonly known as cherry blossom trees. This year, you can see them in different traditional parks in Toronto and the GTA.When: Late April and May
Where: High Park, Broadacres Park, Centennial Park, John P. Robarts Library at the University of Toronto, Toronto Island Park and Trinity Bellwoods Park.

More information: https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/cherry-blossoms/

2) Street by The Beltway

spring budget-friendly activities_street

Street exhibition Copyright: The Beltway

The Beltway’s new exhibition brings exciting activities to the streets of Toronto with free art installations, performances, conversations and events.

When: From May 26th
Where: Under Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway and the surrounding area. 

More information: https://the-bentway.prezly.com/this-summer-the-bentway-takes-on-the-street 

3) Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market

spring budget-friendly activities_market

Kensington Market’s Streets Copyright: Blogto.com

Pedestrian Sundays return to the market streets of Kensington Market with outdoor events, open patios and fun for the whole family.
When: From May 29th
Where: Kensington Market

More information: https://kensingtonmarket.to/festivals/ 

4) Free Don Valley Guided Walks

spring budget-friendly activities_park

Don River Valley Park Copyright: toronto.ca

It’s one of the best times to enjoy nature, share with family and participate in the cultural activities in Don River Valley Park.
When: During the whole spring
Where: Don River Valley Park

More information: https://www.evergreen.ca/evergreen-brick-works/active-living/don-valley-guided-walks/

5) 36 questions that lead to loving Toronto

loving Toronto exhibit

36 Questions that lead to loving Toronto exhibition/ Copyright: torontolife.com

A new interactive exhibition at the Myseum of Toronto invites us to fall in love again with our city through an interactive and fun journey of 36 questions.
When: Wednesdays to Saturdays from 12 – 6 pm
Where: Myseum of Toronto 401 Richmond Street West, Studio LL01

More information: http://www.myseumoftoronto.com/programming/36-questions-that-lead-to-loving-toronto/

6) Other outdoor activities

Webster's Falls

Webster’s Falls at Hamilton Copyright: tourismhamilton.com

If you and your teenager love outdoor adventures, here are 3 exciting activities to enjoy outdoors:
Visit Scarborough Bluffs, discover waterfalls such as Devil’s Punchbowl and Webster’s Falls at Hamilton or go canoeing in the National Urban Park.
When: During the whole spring
Where: Toronto and GTA

More information about spring outdoorsy budget-friendly activities:




Leave a Reply