The third Monday in February is observed as Family Day in Ontario, a day to spend with your loved ones! Family Day 2024 falls on February 19th and If you’re looking to get out of the house and enjoy the whole long weekend, we’ve put together a list of the best things to do in Toronto on Family Day weekend.

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Skating

 

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Family Day weekend is the perfect time to gather your loved ones for one of the last times you may be able to hit up a local outdoor rink such as Nathan Phillips Square. Check out the City of Toronto’s rinks here, where you can also see what times the rinks will be open and their status of them.

When: Friday, February 16th – Monday February 19th
Where: Various locations in Toronto
Cost: Free

Museums

We couldn’t narrow it down to just one. Toronto is full of amazing museums and some will be open on Family Day and Family Day Weekend. Museum of Illusions, Toronto Railway Museum, Bata Shoe Museum, Gardiner Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario will all be open all weekend long, including Monday.

When: Friday, February 16th – Monday February 19th
Where: Various locations in Toronto
Cost: Free+

Sponsored Pick: Bro’s To Go

Is there anything better than brunch on a lazy Sunday morning? From the minds behind The Bro’kin Yolk comes Bros to Go, a Filipino inspired breakfast shop that specializes in quick service and it’s about to become your new weekend favourite. You can find them inside KitchenHub Castlefield where you’ll discover a mouth-watering menu of bowls, handhelds, and caffeinated delights to send you straight to brunch nirvana. Check them out this weekend – and come hungry!

When: Now open
Where: 1121 Castlefield Ave, York, ON

Kids Fun Centre

Known as “Toronto’s #1 Amusement Centre,” Kids Fun Centre is sure to be a hit with the family. Enjoy arcade games, laser rooms, mini golf, indoor play gyms and more. Pricing starts at $12.95 and tickets can be found here.

When: Friday, February 16th – Monday, February 19th
Where: Kids Fun Centre, 150 Lesmill Road
Cost: $12.95+

Ripley’s Aquarium 

Ripley’s Aquarium is extending its hours all Family Day weekend meaning you should have lots of time to pop by. The hours for the aquarium are being extended to 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM from Friday, February 16th – Monday, February 19th. Get tickets here.

When: Friday, February 16th – Monday, February 19th from 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Where: Ripley’s Aquarium, 288 Bremner Blvd
Cost: $12.50 – $44 per ticket general admission

Leafs Game

The Toronto Maple Leafs are at home on Saturday, taking on the Anaheim Ducks. Grab tickets here – go Leafs go!

When: Saturday, February 17th at 7:00 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St
Cost: $180.75+ per ticket

High Tea at the Castle

 

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Experience the elegance of the Edwardian era with an afternoon tea at Toronto’s iconic castle, Casa Loma. Guests will have the chance to sample a selection of premium teas, scones, gourmet pastries and tea sandwiches in the majestic ambiance of the Castle. High Tea guests will be permitted to tour the castle as part of their reservation.

When: Saturday, February 17th – Monday, February 19th
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Cost: $75 per person

Family Day Weekend at Scarborough Museum 

Scarborough Museum is hosting a weekend of Family Day fun. Engage in hands-on, minds-on programming that celebrates the meaning of family, both the ones we are born into and the ones that we create. Guests can also grab a warm drink and enjoy a curated selection of books that share stories from families of all kinds.

When: Saturday, February 17th – Monday, February 19th
Where: Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Cost: Free

Family Fishing

How about a fishing trip for Family Day weekend? Four times a year, Canadian residents can fish in Ontario for free. This means you do not need to buy a fishing licence. TackleShare loans out rods and reels for free as well. New anglers can gear up at locations across the province including Ontario provincial parks, conservation authorities and libraries. Learn more about where you can fish in Ontario here.

When: Saturday, February 17th – Monday, February 19th
Where: Across Ontario
Cost: Free

Family Day Weekend at Celebration Square

Celebration Square in Mississauga is welcoming Family Day Weekend with music, hands-on activities, performances at Living Arts Centre, a family buffet, a market and ice skating.

When: Saturday, February 17th – Monday February 19th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr
Cost: Free admission

Family Day Weekend at Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is holding a special weekend-long event to celebrate Family Day and the zoo’s 50th anniversary! There will be a Blue’s Clues Meet and Greet, an Orchard Oasis at the Greenhouse, and of course their regular animal exhibits.

When: Saturday, February 17th – Monday, February 19th
Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd
Cost: $23-$25 per ticket general admission

Eataly in Famiglia

 

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Nothing says family quite like gathering over some delicious food. Eataly’s Sherway Gardens location is hosting a Famiglia Experience, a complimentary celebration for Family Day designed to engage both parents and kids in the art of pasta-making. The experience includes a 30-minute session led by the Eataly chef, who will unveil the secrets behind the craft of fresh pasta. While the class is free, don’t forget to register here.

When: Sunday, February 18th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Eataly Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall
Cost: Free

Recreation Centres

The City of Toronto has released a list of recreation centres across the city that will be open on Monday, February 19th for Family Day. Enjoy free swimming, drop-in programs or stay active in the fitness centre at the participating recreation centres. Find the full list here.

When: Monday, February 19th
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free

Happy Family Day weekend, Toronto!