The weather in Toronto is getting (somewhat) warmer and it's time to recall those lazy summer nights and outdoor movies. The city and various neighbourhoods provide a variety of free outdoor films, from favourite classics like Back to the Future and serious tearjerkers like Titanic. Every Wednesday, catch a free flick by the water at Harbourfront Centre or for a low-key night, check out Christie Pits at sunset to close the weekend. Sorely missed is the free screenings outside University of Toronto's Hart House; the field now under construction for the 2015 Pan Am Summer Games. If there is a screening we missed, add it to the comments below.Read More
Where to See Free Outdoor Movies This Summer
1. Harbourfront Centre: Free Flicks
ON M5J 2G8, Canada
Free outdoor movies by the waterfront. What could be better? Seats fill up quickly so come early. Movies run weekly from July 2–August 27 usually starting at 9 p.m.
2. Yonge-Dundas Square
ON M5B, Canada
Beginning at sunset, Yonge-Dundas square hosts a series of cult classics every Tuesday evening. Bring your own chair and popcorn.
3. TIFF In the Park
ON M5V 3M2, Canada
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has a Wednesday night screening at David Pecaut Square on King West. The previous movie theme was "romantic classics" so bring a tissue. Last year they showed The Notebook.
4. Junction Movie Nights
ON M6P, Canada
A little bit of outdoor cinema in the Junction to end the week. Movies begin every second Friday in July and August.
5. Movies in the Park, Riverdale
ON M4K, Canada
Every summer the community offers free movies in Riverdale Park East. Last year they showed cult classics like Ferris Beuller's Day Off and ET.
6. Christie Pits Park @Sunset
ON M6G 3K4, Canada
Starting in July come out to Christie Pits and dress in costume every Sunday for movie night. This year kicks off with a League of their Own, wear your favourite baseball uniform.
7. Dog Bowl Movies, Trinity Bellwoods
ON M6J2Z0, Canada
Free movies at Trinity Bellwoods Park. Grab an ice cream and enjoy the show.
8. Sail-in Cinema, Sugar Beach
ON M5A 0B5, Canada
Sugar Beach is Toronto's largest outdoor theatre event. It's by the water so bring a coat.
9. St. Peter's Church
ON M5R 3G1, Canada
In the Annex, free flicks across from Bathurst Subway Station. Rain or shine (indoor movies will be shown).
10. Mel Lastman Square
ON M5V, Canada
Friday nights in July for evening film screenings and festivals.