What to do in Toronto: Get Reading at KidLit

For more than 35 years the Koffler Centre of the Arts has been enriching Toronto’s cultural life through arts education and exhibitions. It got its start in 1977 as part of the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre, and today it inspires both the Jewish community and the broader public. Over its three-plus decades, the arts centre has been offering diverse answers to the question of what to do in Toronto for all ages. From educational programs like painting classes and piano lessons, to the Koffler Gallery, to concerts and literary programs, there’s lots on offer. They have a shiny new space, as well: in 2013 the Koffler Centre of the Arts opened its offices and a new Koffler Gallery at Artscape Youngplace in downtown Toronto.

What to do in Toronto for Family Day

If you’re wondering what to do in Toronto this Family Day, the Koffler Centre of the Arts is teaming up with the Prosserman JCC to offer an innovative answer. Their KidLit event is back for its second year. This Jewish literary festival for children promises lots of fun for the whole family. There will be great stories, great storytellers, writing workshops, a make-your-own book station and more. Plus, if you’re hungry, you can enjoy a $5 pizza lunch.

If you’d like to expand your children’s library there will also be a great selection of books for sale from Mabel’s Fables book store. Browse the tables of books featuring presenting KidLit authors and a broad selection of Jewish-themed books for kids. The sale runs from 9:30am-12:00pm, and registration isn’t required if you’d like to stop by and browse.

KidLit is happening on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 9:30am-1:00pm at the Prosserman JCC at 4588 Bathurst Street. Participation is $5 per child, with adults and kids under two getting in for free. Limited spaces are available, so be sure to pre-register at kidlit2014.eventbrite.ca. To find out more about the event, head to kofflerarts.org.

*Featured image courtesy of the Koffler Centre of the Arts.

Amber Strocel

Amber Strocel is the Managing Editor of City Mom Now, the parent network of Toronto Mom Now. She is a writer, podcaster, ardent crafter and green mom, who believes strongly in the power of the Internet to connect and empower. You can follow her on her personal blog at Strocel.com.

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