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GTA Money Saving Tips: How to Have Fun with the Family on a Budget

prudentSummer is still in full swing, and for many of us that means weekends away, daily trips to theme parks to keep the kids occupied, or weeks away relaxing at the beach. However, if you’re looking to save, these things can wreak havoc on your wallet. Want some relief? Here are some GTA money saving tips to make the rest of the summer a little more pocketbook-friendly.

GTA money saving tips:

Events:

Summer Music in the Park – on until September 12th, this free for all ages event takes place Fridays from 11:30am – 2:30pm, and Saturdays and stat holidays from 1:30pm – 4:30pm, weather permitting. Local musicians pump up the volume with everything from jazz to Celtic pop. Pack a picnic lunch and head to Village of Yorkville Park to check it out, or visit http://www.bloor-yorkville.com/Events.aspx for more info.

Catch a free outdoor flick – several parks in the city offer weekly movie screenings, for free. Harbourfront Centre holds their screenings on Thursdays, starting at sundown (between 8:30 and 9:30), Sugar Beach is home to Sail-In Cinema August 20-22, Yonge-Dundas Square hosts City Cinema all summer long with screenings on Tuesdays, and Riverdale Park is home to Movies in the Park every Saturday night in August starting at 8pm.

Enjoy the great outdoors – you don’t have to head to cottage country to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. Woodbine beach is great for a day of swimming, volleyball or just walking along the shore. Or take the ferry across the water to Centre Island with your bikes for a nice ride on the trails.

Meets some furry friends and take in some history at Riverdale Farm, 7.5 acres of historic farmstead tucked away in the heart of Cabbagetown. With family focussed activities, this free attraction is a great way to spend the day without spending a lot of dough. Here is a link to more info: http://www.riverdalefarm.ca/.

Transportation:

Public transit is an affordable way to get around the city – no worrying about parking or having to fill up the gas tank. And try Go Transit on those days when you are heading out of the GTA.

Consider renting a bike http://www.bikesharetoronto.com/ to save time and shoe leather. A 24 hour pass will cost you only $7.

Toronto is a fantastic city with lots to offer over the warm summer months – and you don’t have to run your bank account dry to enjoy everything the city has to offer. Use these GTA money saving tips to save and enjoy the rest of the summer.

Want to get finances sorted out before the summer ends? Prudent Financial offers personal, car and home loans to individuals with bad credit including discharged and undischarged bankrupts. We are here to help. Contact us today by calling 1 -888-852-7647.

 

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