Things To Do March Break in Toronto 2019

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Watson's Detective School at Black Creek Pioneer Village is one of the most popular March break events in Toronto 2019
Attend Watson's Detective School at Black Creek Pioneer Village

March Break in Ontario is from March 11-15, 2019. It’s good to start planning right away so that you have activities lined up to keep the kids entertained. There is a lot going on in Toronto during March Break 2019 including musicals, visually-stunning IMAX films at Ontario Science Centre and a detective school. Here are our suggestions for things to do March Break in Toronto 2019.

Fish in Oceans: Our Blue Planet, photo by Alex Vail copyright BBC NHU 2017
Fish in Oceans: Our Blue Planet IMAX film at Ontario Science Centre, photo by Alex Vail copyright BBC NHU 2017

March Break at Ontario Science Centre

The Ontario Science Centre is screening several IMAX films including Oceans: Our Blue Planet, Pandas and Great Bear Rainforest at the IMAX Dome

Oceans: Our Blue Planet – Take a journey deep in our oceans and see coral reefs, dolphins and learn about the habits of some of the oceans’ ingenious creatures. Read my review of Oceans: Our Blue Planet here.

Pandas – This film follows a researcher at Chengdu Panda Base in China dedicated to protecting the panda species and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity.

Great Bear – Journey to British Columbia’s Pacific coast to discover grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear in this ancient rainforest.

Tickets for IMAX films are $9 and can be purchased online.

Art Gallery of Ontario, By John - JOH_7977, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8998725
Art Gallery of Ontario, By John – JOH_7977, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8998725

March Break at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more is on at the Art Gallery of Ontario from February 16, 2019 to May 5, 2019. The exhibit explores how French Impressionist artists and their contemporaries captured the spirit of the industrial age. See over 120 paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, sculptures and period films from With masterpieces by beloved artists like Monet, Degas, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Seurat and Cassatt, the exhibition also highlights new favourites like Luce and Caillebotte. Adults $25; Seniors (65+) $21.50; Students (full time with valid ID) $16.50; Youth (6-17) $16.50; Child (5 and under) Free, but booked ticket still required. Tickets for the AGO can be purchased online , in person and by phone at 416-979-6648. The Art Gallery of Ontario is open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily during March Break.


9 to 5: The Musical at the Lower Ossington Theatre

March Break events in Toronto include The Lower Ossington Theatre‘s performance of 9 to 5: The Musical. The Broadway musical, which features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, is the story of three female workers who are fed up with their sexist boss and hatch a plan to kidnap him. The musical is being performed at the Randolph Theatre during March Break. Performances are Thurs., March 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., Fri., March 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., March 16, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sun., March 17, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for 9 to 5: The Musical are $54.99 and $64.99 plus tax and service fees and can be purchased online. The Lower Ossington Theatre is located at 100 Ossington Avenue.

Watson's Detective School at Black Creek Pioneer Village is one of the most popular March break events in Toronto 2019
Attend Watson’s Detective School at Black Creek Pioneer Village

March Break at Black Creek Pioneer Village 2019

If you’re looking for fun things to do March Break in Toronto, take the kids to Black Creek Pioneer Village to help Sherlock Holmes and Watson solve a crime. Attend Dr. Watson’s Detective School, crack codes, look for clues and interview villagers and suspects. Enjoy maple syrup samples at the Maple Syrup Show and explore the Sugar Shack Discovery Zone. There will be food, hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the village from 12 noon to 4 p.m. each day for $2 per person. Black Creek Pioneer Village hours during March Break from Monday, March 11, 2019 to Sunday, March 17, 2019 are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $15 plus HST; Seniors (60+) $12 plus HST; Students (15+ with ID) $12 plus HST; 14 and under Free with an adult or senior admission (up to four kids). No MAP passes accepted during March Break. Parking is $7.

Imagine Dragons at Casa Loma

The Imagine Dragons take over Casa Loma during March Break from March 9-17, 2019. Kids can visit a fairy tale castle among dragons and adventure, including several interactive theatrical live shows. Descend down the 800 foot underground tunnel to the stables and play on the indoor bouncy castle. Kids will enjoy activities including arts and crafts and face painting. The castle will be open until 9 p.m. daily during March Break excluding on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Tickets are Adult (18-64) $32.49; Youth (14-17) $27.32; Senior (65+) $27.32; and Child (4-13) $22.15.

The 26 Letter Dance at Young People’s Theatre

This inventive, interactive show performed by Young People’s Theatre from Feb. 26 to March 16, 2019 inspires kids to dance to the beat of their own drum – based on the alphabet! Bouge de là takes kids on a journey through the world of letters and words in a show that is contemporary and poetic. Run time is approximately 65 minutes. French performances available. Recommended for JK-Grade 5, ages 4-8.

Aga Khan Museum, photo credit Jack Landau
Aga Khan Museum, photo credit Jack Landau

The Aga Khan Museum during March Break

The Aga Khan Museum features family-friendly programming during March Break, Sat., March 9, 2019 to Sun., March 17, 2019. Bring the family for some fun during March Break from 12 p.m. to 4 pm. Explore the moon through Islamic art, enjoy hands-on activities and special exploration stations in the galleries. Kids can also make art to take home! Free with admission. Adult $20; Senior $15; Student (14-17 or full-time post secondary with ID) $12; Child (6-13) $10. Family Package (2 Adults and up to 4 youth aged 17 and under) $50. The Aga Khan Museum is located at 77 Wynford Drive.

Hockey Hall of Fame during March Break 2019

Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame during March Break from Sat., March 9, 2019 to Sun., March 17, 2019 and see the 9&99: The Howe • Gretzky Exhibition. This exhibit pays homage to two of the greatest NHL players. See milestone artifacts and rare personal memorabilia from the Howe and Gretzky family collections. In celebration of the launch of 9 & 99 on each day of March Break, the first 9 families will receive:

  • A complimentary photo package with the Stanley Cup;
  • A $10 Esso Gift Card valid for Esso gas, car washes, snacks and other essentials at Esso service stations.

The Stanley Cup makes its permanent home within the spectacular Esso Great Hall. This cathedral to the icons of hockey is home to every major NHL trophy and Honoured Member plaques. Plus, in Lord Stanley’s Vault, see the original Stanley Cup, retired Stanley Cup bands and over 20 championship rings.

Hockey Hall of Fame hours during March Break 2019 are Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please let us know in the comments if you have any suggestions for things to do March Break in Toronto 2019.