March Break Activities in Toronto 2016

This year more than ever, Toronto is the place to come with the whole family. With all the extra-fun things going on during Spring Break and the Canadian dollar trading at around $ .70 to the U.S. dollar, that translates to major value for our American visitors and means Canadians don’t have to break the bank to have an awesome vacation. ShareThis

Meet the Baby Pandas!

March 12 to 20. This past fall, Toronto Zoo welcomed Canada’s first giant panda cubs. Ever since, the cubs have been living with mom, Er Shun, in the maternity den out of view from the public while they grow bigger and stronger. Now the public can meet them beginning this March Break!

TIFF Kids Presents: Treasures from DreamWorks Animation

March 12 to 20. Close the books and explore the many worlds of wonder from the wizards of DreamWorks Animation including Shrek, Madagascar and Flushed Away at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Mammoths and Mastodons

February 10 to April 24. 10,000 years ago, they were the heavy traffic on Yonge Street. The Ontario Science Centre’s new exhibition pieces together the past to change the future through hands-on displays, including fossils and life-sized replicas. See how researchers use cutting-edge science and technology to learn more about these mighty creatures who roamed the northern hemisphere during the last Ice Age.

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Enchanted March Break at the ROM

March 12 to 20. Enter a magical realm where discovery reigns. Hundreds of years ago, explorers brought home rare and exotic items such as spices and rich silks and showcased them in wondrous cabinets of curiosities. Experience the spirit of adventure, exploration and imagination with dynamic hands-on fun for kids and families.

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Maple It Up

March 12 and 13. See a piece of Toronto’s waterfront transformed into a Quebec-style cabane à sucre, during Sugar Beach Sugar Shack. There will be maple syrup cooking demonstrations, live musical performances, a massive outdoor sing-along led by Choir! Choir! Choir! and ice carving. All FREE. Sweeten up your March Break!

Lego goes Intergalactic

The new LEGO® Star Wars™: Episode IV A New Hope model display is now open! Guests can help the Rebel Alliance destroy the Galactic Empire’s powerful Death Star, experience the epic duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, watch in awe as the Millennium Falcon rises from the deserts of Tatooine, discover the bustling city of Mos Eisley and take in the busy cantina where the band plays its familiar tune and dangerous characters lurk in dark corners.

Free Tour of Ontario Legislative Building

March 14 to 18.Families with children aged 6 to 10 are invited to explore the historic building through a scavenger hunt, dress up in the traditional black robes worn by parliament and enjoy some craft time. (Registration required.)

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100 Years of Magic from Disney on Ice

March 17 to 20. Relive the magic of Disney at Rogers Centre with Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Frozen as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Be charmed by a cast of over 50 characters such as Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy with Mickey Mouse as the Mouse-ter of Ceremonies.

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Room on the Broom

March 18. (2 shows) Mississauga Living Arts Centre is the place for songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up (and their grown-ups), in this adaptation from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

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Goodnight Moon at Young People’s Theatre

February 29 to March 19. The Great Green Room comes to life before your eyes in this delightful family musical that stays true to the beloved book. Recommended for JK to Grade 3.

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The Girl With the Golden Locks

March 17 to 20. Enter the world of fairy-tale espionage and intrigue where top-level spies at the FBI (Fairytale Bureau of Intelligence!) take on the kingdom’s worst criminal masterminds – the three bears. At the Rose Theatre, Brampton.

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Superdude and Doctor Rude

March 14 to 18. In a world where kids make the rules, super-villains won’t know what hit them. Join the Supercrew at Second City on a wild musical adventure filled with jet packs, secret lairs and selfies!

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Train with the Knights!

March 11 to 20. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Toronto is offering the popular Jr. Knight Training during select shows over March Break. Kids 5-12 yrs train alongside the knights in the sand watching a weapons demonstration and learning what it takes to be a knight. Free with paid admission.

Wizard World

March 13 to 20. An indoor fun park with over 20 mechanical and inflatable rides, a little tots area for the under 5 set, arts and crafts, animals and elephant rides!

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Toronto ComiCon

March 18 to 20. Put on your favourite costume and meet celebrities, writers and fellow fans at Toronto ComiCon. Autograph sessions, drawing workshops and panels fill up over 15,000 square feet as the Metro Toronto Convention Centre is transformed into a massive fan expo.

The Call of the Outdoors

March 16 to 20. The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show has introduced many generations to Canada’s outdoor heritage during its long history, and this March Break is no exception. Check out the latest and greatest in fishing gear or catch the WoofJocks Canine All Stars and much more.

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For additional ideas and tips for your visit with the whole crew, check out Family Getaway – Toronto Style.

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