What To Do with Kids This Weekend in Toronto – October 19–20, 2019

Family Fun

This weekend in Toronto we laud our Indigenous forebears, girl power, our precious planet, and children’s authors. Find out what’s happening around the city for kids and families this Saturday and Sunday, October 19–20, 2019.

Our full events calendar has even more fun events this weekend and coming up. Browse by dates, category, and free events.

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Top Picks This Weekend

Here are our favourite things coming up for kids and families this weekend in Toronto.

The Mush Hole

DOWNTOWN • Until October 25
This dance performance, recommended for grades 6 to 12, delves into the devastating truths of Canada’s Residential School system. Event website.

Boo at the Zoo

SCARBOROUGH • Saturday to October 27
Costumed kids can ride the BOOmobile and hear some spooky facts about animals and learn about the haunted parts of the Toronto Zoo. Event website.

Canadian Children’s Literature Festival

HARBOURFRONT • Saturday
Activities and readings for kids will happen at this festival, with authors Paul Covello, Gordon Korman, Kean Soo, Marina Cohen, and more. Event website.

Earth Run & Fall Festival

ROUGE PARK • Saturday
Celebrate Indigenous athleticism by running or walking in the footsteps of the area’s original inhabitants, enjoy the pumpkin patch, and try some tasty treats. Event website.

G Day

QUEENS QUAY • Saturday
Girl power takes over Toronto in this day-long conference focusing on 10 – 12-year-old girls, with activities and fun designed to inspire. Event website.

The Great Kids Stuff Sale

MIDTOWN • Saturday
Treasure hunters won’t want to miss this massive sale of gently used clothing, footwear, toys, and equipment for newborns to 6 year olds. Event website.

Howling Hootenanny

BLACK CREEK • Saturday until October 27
Have some old-fashioned fun while trick-or-treating throughout the village, with the haunted maze, pumpkin bowling, spooky stories, and more. Event website.

Planet in Focus Family Day

THE ANNEX • Saturday
This environmental film festival has curated a program of film short especially for young people. Enjoy a light breakfast while you view. Event website.

Coming Next Weekend – October 26 & 27, 2019

Hallowe’en comes to Toronto next weekend, with spooky events and fangtastic parties happening throughout the city.

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