Celebrating a birthday in Toronto just got better because there’s plenty of free stuff to be had. Yes, free! These 10 birthday freebies will surely make becoming one year older in Toronto a little more enjoyable. After all, birthdays–at least for me–just haven’t been the same since loot bags were unanimously deemed “uncool.” Damn fourth-graders. In any case, it’s time to bring back the swag.
Cashing in on some of these free birthday deals offer a great way to try out some local businesses in and around the city. Some require that you bring a (paying) friend–but hey, it’s your birthday…there are few other days when guilt can be so effectively applied.
Here are the top 10 birthday freebies in Toronto, in no particular order:
Free Yoga Class
Offered by Kula Toronto, 304 Brunswick Avenue. Call beforehand to let them know.
Offered by Jet Fuel Coffee, 519 Parliament Street. Like everything else at Jet Fuel, this is pretty relaxed. You may have to show I.D. to prove it’s actually your birthday.
Free Admission to Ontario Place
If your birthday is during Ontario Place’s summer operating season, you can get a free Play All Day Pass by showing I.D. at the Guest Services Pavilion.
Offered by Commensal Vegetarian Restaurant, 655 Bay Street (entrance on Elm). Come on your birthday at you’ll get a free lunch or dinner if your friends spend a minimum of $30 at the buffet.
Free Round of Golf
Offered by Bushwood Golf Club, 10905 Reesor Road, Markham. If you don’t mind the trek, sign up for Bushwood’s eClub and get a free round of golf up to one week before or one week after your birthday.
Free (or cheap) Dry Cleaning
Offered by Parkers Dry Cleaners, several locations. Register to become a member on their website and you’ll get a $10 off coupon for signing up, and other $10 coupon sent to you on your birthday if you provide them with the day.
Offered by Imperial Buffet, 3120 Dixie Road, Mississauga. Receive a free buffet dinner on your birthday with the purchase of two adult buffets and valid I.D.
Free Admission to Medieval Times
Nothing says ‘happy birthday’ like jousting knights and a chicken dinner, right? Sign up for the Birthday Fellowship online and you’ll receive free admission on your birthday with the purchase of one regular-priced admission.
Free Dance Class
Offered by Java Dance, 22 Dorchester Avenue. Receive a free dance class if your birthday is three days before or three days after the inclusive Sunday evening lesson.
Offered by Hotel Gelato, 532 Eglinton Avenue. Sign up for their newsletter and get a free gelato on your birthday.
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