Things to Do Family Day Weekend in Toronto 2020

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Children's Garden at Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works is one of the Family Day weekend events in Toronto, photo Bill Wilson for Evergreen Brick Works
Children's Garden at Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works, photo Bill Wilson for Evergreen Brick Works
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Family Day is Monday, February 17, 2020. It’s the perfect mid-winter break we need to get through the winter. Hey, it started snowing in Toronto in November 2019 so we’ve unofficially already had three months of winter! Family Day weekend was established as a mid-winter break to enjoy time with loved ones. There are a lot of fun Family Day weekend events in Toronto taking place. Check out these things to do Family Day weekend in Toronto 2020 and enter our giveaway to win 4 tickets to Jungle Book at Young People’s Theatre (see details at bottom of post):

Children's Garden at Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works is one of the Family Day weekend events in Toronto, photo Bill Wilson for Evergreen Brick Works
Children’s Garden at Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works, photo Bill Wilson for Evergreen Brick Works

Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works

If you are looking for things to do Family Day weekend in Toronto 2020 for both adults and kids, you’ll want to check out Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works. Kids can learn about gardening during Nature Play at the Children’s Garden from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020. The Children’s Garden includes access to sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture zones and quiet zones for reading. Children are encouraged to bring a vegetable to add to the Stone Soup. Adults can enjoy beer from local craft brewers at The Brewer’s Backyard from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Young Welcome Centre and BMO Atrium. Breweries on site include 5 Paddles, Black Oak, Great Lakes Brewery, Shacklands, Junction and Beaus. Enjoy dishes from local food vendors.

Family Day hours at Evergreen Brick Works are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Evergreen Brick Works is located at 550 Bayview Avenue, 416-596-7670.


KidsFestTO at International Centre

Take the kids to enjoy Family Day Weekend 2020 at KidsFestTO at the International Centre, Hall 6. Kids Fest Toronto features over 30 inflatable rides including large slides for the big kids and toddler-approved gentle rides. Other activities include entertaining shows, interactive activities, games, and crafts. Hours are Saturday, February 15, 2020, Sunday, February 16, 2020 and Monday, February 17, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adults $8; Children $25 (admission includes unlimited rides). International Centre is located at 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga. Free parking.

Jungle Book at Young People's Theatre, photo-credit Rick-Miller
Jungle Book at Young People’s Theatre, photo-credit Rick-Miller

Jungle Book at Young People’s Theatre

Jungle Book is being performed at the Young People’s Theatre on Family Day Weekend 2020. Jungle Book takes the audience from the urban jungle to Mowgli’s childhood in the forests of India – with Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Panther, and more of your favourites along for the journey! Performances on Family Day Weekend 2020 are on Feb. 15-17, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Adult $10-$43; Senior (65+) and Youth (1-18) $10-$38. Young People’s Theatre is located at 165 Front St. E., 416-862-2222 x 2.

Leslieville Flea at The Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District

The Leslieville Flea will take place on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the basement of The Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District. Shop for vintage, and up-cycled goods including jewellery, handbags, antiques, furniture, collectibles and crafts from over 50 vendors. The Fermenting Cellar is located at 28 Distillery Lane. There is metered parking right outside or on Mill Street.

Ontario Science Centre Family Day Weekend Events

Ontario Science Centre is a popular attraction for Toronto families during Family Day Weekend. MindWorks is a new exhibition that focuses on the inner workings of your mind. Rooted in psychology, MindWorks brings mental processes like decision-making, memory and emotions to life through colourful, playful and fun hands-on exhibits.

Enjoy the Family Food Game Show where the audience tries to guess the most likely survey responses regarding food tidbits. A select few will be chosen to compete on stage. The show takes place 12:30 & 2:30 p.m. (+ 4:30 p.m. Saturdays) and is approximately 30 minutes. Located at the Rock Paper Science Hall, Level 6. Limited seating.

IMAX Dome Films playing during Family Day Weekend are Apollo II: First Steps Edition; Great Bear Rainforest; Oceans: Our Blue Planet; Superpower Dogs; Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation. Admission to Ontario Science Centre is Adults (18-64) $22, Youth (13-17)/Student with ID/Senior (65+) $16, Child (3-12) $13 and 2 and under Free. IMAX film is $9 extra. Ontario Science Centre hours are Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday and Holidays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Come From Away at Royal Alexandra Theatre

The popular musical about Newfoundlanders who stepped up to house passengers on grounded airplanes during 9/11 has performances during Family Day Weekend 2020 including on Fri., Feb. 14, 2020 at 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 15, 2020 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sun., Feb. 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $175, $149, $119, $99, $79, $59 and $25 and can be purchased online.


Phoenix Rainbow at Toronto Distillery District 2019
Phoenix Rainbow at Toronto Distillery District 2019

Toronto Light Festival 2020

The Toronto Light Festival is a free event at the Distillery District, showcasing gorgeous light installations. Check out Lory Diaz’s blog post on her visit to the Toronto Light Festival 2019. The Toronto Light Festival runs from January 17, 2020 until March 1, 2020. The Distillery District is located at 55 Mill Street (Parliament and Front Streets).

Kids Visit Free on Family Day at Hockey Hall of Fame

Kids receive free admission on Family Day, Monday, February 17, 2020, as well as a free gift, can play within the five interactive stations for goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, have their photo taken with the mascot Slapshot, and the Stanley Cup! End your visit with a free kids meal at The Bottom Line Restaurant located next to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Must present your adult admission receipt at The Bottom Line to receive one free kids meal with the purchase of one regular-priced entrée. Free admission applies for a maximum of 4 youth (13 and under) with the purchase of one regular price adult admission that is purchased on-site.

Winter Light Exhibition at Ontario Place

Enjoy Family Day 2020 at Ontario Place at the 3rd annual Winter Light Exhibition on the West Island. Using creativity, innovation, and light, Ontario creators from all artistic streams will showcase their exhibits following the theme of “Cocoon”. The Winter Light Exhibition takes place every day from February 8 to March 29, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Fridays through Sundays, enjoy community bonfires and purchase food and beverage in the snack shop. Ontario Place is located at 955 Lake Shore Blvd West, Toronto.

Broadway, New York City, photo by Alex Proimos from Sydney, Australia; cropped by Beyond My Ken (talk) 00:05, 29 August 2014 (UTC) - Broadway Crowds, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35002457
Broadway, New York City, photo by Alex Proimos from Sydney, Australia; cropped by Beyond My Ken (talk) 00:05, 29 August 2014 (UTC) – Broadway Crowds, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35002457



Bus Trip to New York City

Enjoy Family Day by taking a bus trip to New York City with Tripon from Feb. 14-16, 2020. Trip fee includes two night’s stay at a reputable hotel near New York City, two breakfasts and all taxes. Cost is Quad $165, Triple $185, Double $215 and Single $360. Must purchase at least three sightseeing activities offered through tour company. Must have valid Canadian passport to enter the U.S. and be 18+. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The bus pick up locations include:

  • 3:15 a.m. Major Mackenzie Drive and Hwy 400, Vaughan “Carpool”
  • 3:55 a.m. Town Centre Court (in front of YMCA), Scarborough
  • 4:30 a.m. 123 Front St. W., Toronto (Starbucks)
  • 5:00 a.m. 1050 Dundas St. E., Mississauga (McDonalds)
  • 5:45 a.m. 424 South Service Road, Grimsby Carpool

Call 905-738-2290 to reserve or email [email protected]

Enter Our Giveaway to Win 4 Tickets to Jungle Book at Young People’s Theatre

Open to Canadian residents only, 19+. Giveaway closes February 12, 2020 at 5 p.m. Winner can choose performance date assuming ticket availability.

If you have any suggestions to add to things to do Family Day Weekend in Toronto 2020, please mention them in the comments.
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  1. We are spending the day at the Toronto Metro Zoo, we haven’t done this in many years and looking forward to a nice day outdoors.

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