We've had some strange weather lately. It has been unseasonably cool for the past week and it is late spring here in Toronto. But according to the weatherman, that's about to change - starting today in fact! After a week of single digit temperatures the forecast is for 18C today! (May 24) So June is just around the corner and that's when things begin to heat up in Toronto - in more ways than one. There are a lot of "events" and "festivals" happening and quite a number of them are free! Most of the others are fairly easy on the pocketbooks. METRO HALL - INDULGE Metro Hall is located one block from our hostel's front door. This year the city has begun a new "event" starting on Thursday, May 29th at 11:30 P.M. It takes place in Metro Hall Square and the public is invited to join in on the sights, sounds and flavors of the city. It will take place every Thursday right through the summer until October 16th. The square (from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.) with have food vendors and live entertainment for the lunchtime crowd. You can sit in the square and people watch while you enjoy lunch while listening to a free concert. Metro Hall - Just 1 block from the hostels front door! Managed IT Services Toronto GOLF Summer everywhere brings on a madness called Golf! Toronto is no exception to this affliction. There are five golf courses within the city limits and they claim to offer "challenging courses at reasonable rates". THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM The R.O.M. as it is called is considered to be among the top ten museums in the world. It is Canada's largest museum and is an architectural wonder with the original structure being built during the depression of intricate brick work as a "make work" program. Adult admission to the Royal Ontario Museum is normally $20 and students and seniors $17; still the quality of the displays makes the expenditure well worth it. However, there are money-saving alternatives. Every Wednesday, admission during the last hour of operation (from 4:30 P.M. is free. And on Friday's from 4:30 P.M. until closing at 9:30 P.M. admission is one-half price. HARBOURFRONT - CANADA DAY JULY 1ST July 1st is Canada Day and those in the know, realize that the place to be is the Harbourfront! The place is alive with free music at several stages across the waterfront and has numerous patios for beer and coolers. The music covers a cross section of Canadian and International bands and singers and the venues are absolutely free! THE TORONTO MUSIC GARDEN The Toronto Music Garden offers free music and dance programming throughout the summer. Admission to this beautiful waterfront facility is free seven days a week. The garden was designed by the world renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma and landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy as a reflection in landscape of Bach's First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello.