From cars to cartoons, games to trains, and improv to opera, Family Day Weekend is packed full of fun things to do in Toronto. Find out what’s happening around the city for kids and families this Saturday and Sunday, February 15–16, 2020.
Our full events calendar has even more fun events this weekend and coming up. Browse by dates, category, and free events.
Top Picks This Weekend
Here are our favourite things coming up for kids and families this weekend in Toronto.
You and I
DISTILLERY DISTRICT • Tuesday to February 23
This interactive adventure has been created specifically for toddlers 12 months to 30 months, discovering colour, sound, touch, and movement. Event website.
Hansel & Gretel: An Opera for Young Audiences
ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT • Thursday and Saturday
This 90-minute adaptation of the Canadian Opera Company’s full-length opera, sung in English, is perfect for grades 4 and up. Event website.
The Jungle Book
DISTILLERY DISTRICT • Thursday to March 21
This must-see adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale welcomes Mowgli and Baloo to the stage at The Young People’s Theatre. Event website.
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI)
THE ANNEX • Thursday to Sunday
Kids under 12 can catch a free screening of some awesome animation Saturday morning, with the weekend-long festival showing international cartoon shorts and features happening at Hot Docs Theatre. Event website.
Canadian International Auto Show
DOWNTOWN • Friday to February 23
Head to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where kids can check out the Disney and Pixar vehicles like Lightning McQueen and Duke Caboom’s motorcycle, remote-controlled car tricks and stunts, and a wizard performing live illusions. Event website.
Family Day Weekend 2020
CHINATOWN • Friday to Monday
The Art Gallery of Ontario hosts a long weekend of interactive play, family-friendly tours, dancing, arts and crafts, planting, writing, and creating. Event website.
Frozen 2 at Hotel X Toronto
LAKESHORE • Friday to Sunday
Anna and Elsa are back for a stint at Hotel X Toronto’s 250-seat cinema. Don’t miss your chance to return to Arendelle! Event website.
Family Day Weekend at Ontario Place
DON MILLS • Saturday to Monday
Celebrate games with Giant Jenga and Operation, and Planetary Twister, and a food information game show – Family Food. There are also planetarium shows, crafts, and more. Event website.
Family Day Weekend at Queen’s Park
QUEEN’S PARK • Saturday
Families can check out behind the scenes of the Legislative building, learn about Parliament, have a scavenger hunt, and create a craft at this event. Event website.
Toronto Railway Museum Family Day Weekend Tours
DOWNTOWN • Saturday
The Toronto Railway Museum will show off their train cars and buildings, teach you more about trains in the city, and introduce you to their collection of railway memorabilia. Event website.
Second City Improv Showdown
DOWNTOWN • Saturday and Sunday Two groups of high-energy improvisers face off in this comedy event designed especially for a family audience. Throw out your suggestions and let the goofy fun begin! Event website.
Nick Jr. Live
DOWNTOWN • Saturday and Sunday
Sing, dance, and cheer with beloved characters from your favourite TV shows, like PAW Patrol, Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, and more. Event website.
Duke on Ice Family Winterfest
DUKE HEIGHTS • Monday
Spend your day the community way as you enjoy face painting, caricaturists, music, entertainment, and skating with friends and neighbours. Event website.
Fort York Family Winter Fun Day
DOWNTOWN • Monday
Fort York hosts a day of 200-year-old fun, with crafts, activities, skating, performances, and exhibitions highlighting Toronto’s storied past. Event website.
Free Family Fun Day at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
MORNINGSIDE • Monday
Check out the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at this open house event that includes bouncy castles, swimming, a climbing wall, running on the track, and more Event website.
Toronto Black Film Festival Kids
DOWNTOWN • Monday
Crafting, face painting, story time, mask making, games, and a dance workshop are free for kids and parents. Screenings of shorts, animated, and feature-length movies celebrate Black film. Event website.
PICKERING • Monday
Enjoy the great outdoors, with horse-drawn sleigh rides, live ice carving demos, sweets treats, inflatable hockey, birds of prey, snowshoeing, and a cozy campfire. Event website.
Family Day Weekend at the ROM
DOWNTOWN • Saturday–Monday
Kids get free tickets to the exhibit “Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches” with general admission all weekend. A special family concierge will be on hand to guide you through the activations. Explore the mummies, dinosaurs, and bat cave while you’re at the ROM, too! Event website.
Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works
DON VALLEY • Monday
Enjoy a mix of indoor and outdoor activities in the heart of the Don Valley! Celebrate Family Day with tasty food from local vendors, skating around the rink, and playing in the Children’s Garden. Event website.
Family Day at the Toronto Zoo
SCARBOROUGH • Saturday–Monday
Free with your admission to the Zoo, get a chance to explore the wintery trails and visit Canadian and Tundra animals in their natural winter habitats. Warm up in one of 5 indoor tropical pavilions, and enjoy one of the Zoo’s daily Keeper Talks. Event website.