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.
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.
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.
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.