This is how to get into some of Toronto's museums and art galleries for free

Dec 20 2018, 2:17 am

If this isn’t proof that the best things in life are free, then we don’t know what is.

There’s a way for Torontonians to get into some of the city’s main attractions, including the AGO, the ROM and the Toronto Zoo, at zero cost.

And it’s as easy as borrowing a library book.

Sun Life Financial Museum + Art Passes (MAPs) are available for select attractions at all 100 Toronto Library branches, and you can sign one out the same way you’d sign out a cookbook or a mystery novel.

Check the list here to see what’s available at the libraries close to you.

One adult with a valid library card must be present to sign out the MAP, and then it’s yours for a week. Each pass permits one family to one visit of the attraction you choose.

Most venues provide access for up to two adults and up to four children during regular operating hours, but you’ll want to review the back of each pass for specific details and restrictions, just to be safe.


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Spots that allow entry with the use of a pass include the AGO, the ROM, the Agha Khan Museum, the Ontario Science Centre, the Toronto Zoo, and many more. You can get one of each venue’s passes once every three months.

Visit the website to learn more about the details of borrowing a pass.

And as a bonus, you don’t need to worry about returning the pass to the library. You just leave it at the venue on entry instead.

So actually… it’s even easier than borrowing a library book.

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