Yonge and Eglinton on a budget

Yonge and Eglinton has a reputation as one of the more posh areas of Toronto, but the area has its fair share of budget-conscious activities as well. If you’re looking for cheap and cheerful things to do, consider the following:

A walk through Greenwood Park

You can get into this massive green space at the east end of Greenwood Avenue, and the path will take you all the way up to Lawrence Avenue. You’ll find open areas for picnicking and frisbee, some fabulous off-leash dog areas and a ravine for exploring.

Wednesday comedy at Absolute Comedy

Tickets to the 8:30 pm Pro/Am show are only $8. The line-up features three to five local amateur comics and one or two of the professional weekend performers. Perhaps you’ll get to say you saw a future star way back when?

The Mandarin at Yonge and Eglinton

It’s hard to find better value than this classic Chinese buffet just south of Eglinton on the west side of Yonge. For just $27, you can eat as much as you want – and as far as Chinese food goes, it’s some of the best in the area and the kids will love it.

Pho King Fabulous!

It’s more than a great name – it’s great cheap food. For $10.50 you can get a massive bowl of delicious Vietnamese soup that’ll fill you up for the day. Find them at 2411 Yonge Street between Erskine and Broadway.

The Little Party Shoppe

If you’re looking for cheap gifts to put in loot bags or to bring to a soirée, this is the place to go. Most of what you’ll find is well-priced and you’ll find something for every theme. Be sure to visit them around Halloween – they definitely go all out for it.

Enjoy your visit to Yonge and Eglinton!