I’m a city person. I love the hustle and bustle of the streets, the diversity, and the fact that being downtown means that you’re always only a subway stop away from something to do. However, in my first year, I quickly found that always being near a cool place to go meant that I always had an empty wallet. Movies, dinners, and events can add up ridiculously fast. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Toronto has so much to offer, including tons of fun things to do that cost next to nothing or nothing at all!
The Royal Ontario museum is one of my absolute favourite places in the city. There’s always something new to discover there, and looking up at the dino bones always makes me feel like an 8 year old again. The best part? The ROM is free all day on Tuesdays with your T-Card!
Things to See:
If you have the time, spending an entire day exploring the entirity of the ROM is totally worth it. But if you’re just popping in to kill an hour or two between classes, here are a few exhibits that you absolutely can’t miss!
Ancient Korean, Chinese, and Japanese Art:
Located just to the left of the main gallery, the special exhibition on Asian temple art can’t be missed! The extreme detail in each artifact is amazing.
Gallery of Biodiversity:
The Gallery of Biodiversity is a vivid and beautiful place. From barn owls to giant crabs to a bat cave, the gallery has everything. If you’re more artistically inclined, you can grab a stool and spend the whole day sketching ferrets and fish.
On this trip to the ROM I discovered that they have an entire hive of bees! No matter how many times I go, I always seem to find something new.
¡Viva México! Clothing and Culture Exhibit:
A trip to the ROM isn’t truly a trip to the ROM without dinosaurs and cool extinct mammals.
What’s your favourite part of the ROM? Leave us a comment and let us know!