What To Do in Toronto With Kids This Week: January 26

Whether you’re looking to crack open a book or dig into something delicious, the city has some great events happening this week. From Family Literacy Day to Winterlicious to snowshoeing through the winter landscape, there’s always something to see and do inToronto. Plan out your calendar and have a great time!

Family Literacy Day

Celebrate the joy of a good book and foster a lifelong love of reading with a day of fun events. No matter where you are in the city, there is a branch of the Toronto Public Library with activities going on. Storytelling, songs, games and scavenger hunts all make the list. Contact your local branch for details.

When it’s on: January 27th at various branches throughout the city.

Winterlicious

Yes it’s that time of year again! Save your appetite and dine on some delicious dishes at equally delicious prices. Now in its 10th year, Winterlicious offers 175 restaurants with fixed-price menus for the event, as well as 11 special culinary events celebrating diverse cuisine such as Pasta Making with Mama Rosa and Chocolate Lovers’ Feast.

When it’s on: January 27th to February 9th at various restaurants throughout the city.

Snowshoes and Snow-Clues at Port Union Winterfest

Make tracks and enjoy the outdoors with this snowshoeing adventure. Check out the winter wildlife, identify tracks and spot the evidence of local animals in the area. Run by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the excursion is recommended for children age 7 and up, the trek is moderately physically demanding.

When it’s on: January 28th at Port Union Community Centre, 5450 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto,  416-661-6600 ext 5660.

P.A. Day Camp at Scarborough Museum

Baking over an open hearth, making crafts, playing games at the Scarborough Museum, as well as enjoying Thomson Memorial Park — your little one won’t be bored without any school this day! Lunch is included and pre-registration is required.

When it’s on: January 27th at the Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road, Toronto,  416-338-8807.

Weekend Family Fun at Bata Shoe Museum

Children age 3 to 9 can enjoy trying on shoes, going on shoe hunts and, this weekend, paint a mini-clog! All of this as well as the hundreds of shoes on display in the museum.

When it’s on: January 28th and 29th at Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West, Toronto,  416-979-7799.

 Photo by Ami Hritz

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