What to do in Toronto: Family Day 2015

what to do in toronto casa lomaHere we go…it is mid-February which means two things Valentine’s Day and Family Day long weekend. We have already inspired you with a collection of fun things to do with the kids on Valentine’s Day, so let’s see what is happening in the city for Family Day long weekend. If you are sticking around town and wondering what to do in Toronto – we have got you covered.

What to do in Toronto: Family Day 2015

8th Annual Family Day Sunday in the Beach – Come on down to the east end Beach community and celebrate the cottage life in the city. Take in a lumberjack show, figure skating performances, guided nature walks, music, contests and so much more. Enjoy a day exploring all that Queen Street, East has to offer for families.


Cabbagetown Family Day Festival – Parliment Street, between Gerrard and Wellesley Street, will be filled with family friendly activities for the Cabbagetown Family Day Festival on Monday Feb 16th. Visitors will enjoy live ice sculpture carvings, horse and carriage rides, ice skating showcase and lots of live music. Come and support this inaugural Cabbagetown event.


Harbourfront Centre – Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre will be hosting a wide variety of events all Family Day weekend long. Bring your skates and hit the Natrel Ice Rink. Take a break inside building in the LEGO play space. Do you want to build a snow fort? Join the professional set designers as they construct an awesome snow fort. Don’t miss your chance to make a polar bear sock monkey, that will be donated to charity through Operation Sock Monkey.


Casa Loma Family Day – Casa Loma is being taken over by the PanAm/ParaPanAm Games. Visitors can get a fun preview of the upcoming games. Take in sport demonstrations, meet athletes, try out different workshops and activities. Are you ready for the PanAm/ParaPanAm Games?


AGO – Once again, the Art Gallery of Ontario will be transformed into the Kids Gallery of Ontario. Save $10 off a family pass on Family Day only. Explore the art of AGO’s featured artist Jean-Michel Basquiat – beat boxing and breakdancing in Walker’s Court, graffitti art in the Galleria Italia and movies in Jackman Hall. As always, the Weston Learning Centre will be filled with crafting and hands on art activities for kids of all ages.


Hockey Hall of Fame – Are you a hockey mom or hockey dad? Immerse yourself and your kids in the world of hockey at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Kids get in for free on Monday, February 16th.


What are your plans for Family Day weekend? Let us know in the comments below and we will be sure to check out your community event.

images courtesy of casaloma.org and cabbagetownto.com



Jen Farr

In my "previous life" I was a mental health professional...in my current life I'm a stay-at-home mom with 2 beautifully adventurous kids. I share everything that lands on my kitchen counter over on my blog, Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Swing by and learn how we are greening their lives; what we are crafting; what we are cooking and what we are reading. While you will often find the girls and I inside the kitchen, you will also find us out and about getting our hands dirty, exploring and learning outdoors.

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