Top Family Day Events in Toronto 2019

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We all need a little time with our nearest and dearest and February 18 in Toronto gives you plenty of options. Here are just a handful of the fun and engaging events going on.

Skating at Nathan Phillips Square.

Family Day Events


Family Day at Harbourfront Centre

Come down to the lake to have free skating lessons on Natrel Rink, rinkside dance breaks, emerging DJs, a fireside outdoor lounge and more.

Family Day Weekend at the Toronto Zoo

Bring your family to meet Charlie the Gorilla Baby, Penelope the Pygmy Hippopotamus and Kiran the Greater One-Horned Rhino Calf! Listen to the daily keeper talks, watch the carnivore feedings and visit the tropical pavilions. Sip on some warm hot chocolate while exploring over 10 km of scenic trails.

It’s All About Collage!

The AGO is exploding with an all-day collage party. Create art, make a puzzle, sing in the family karaoke lounge and learn dance moves from the house dance crew, FlowHer House Collective. You can also take part in the family friendly tour of the Mickalene Thomas’ Femmes Noires exhibition.

Historical Dances

The Royal Ontario Museum celebrates rich multicultural landscapes with musical performances and special hands-on activities and more interactive fun for Family Day Weekend.

VIP Kids Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame

Kids receive VIP status this Family Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame – they’ll be greeted with a FREE GIFT, get to PLAY all day within five interactive zones, and can snap a PHOTO with HHOF mascot Slapshot, and of course, the Stanley Cup. Cap off the visit with a FREE KIDS MEAL at The Bottom Line Restaurant, located next to the Hall of Fame’s Spirit of Hockey Store.

Family Day Free Community Skate

Bring your family and friends for a free skate at the “Cathedral of Hockey.” Formerly Maple Leaf Gardens, the Mattamy Athletic Centre opens up the ice for skaters of all ages.

KidsFest at the International Centre

This three-day show has something fun for every child 12 years old and under, with a new line-up of rides for 2019! You and your family can enjoy inflatable attractions, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, carnival games and much more.

Family Day at Fort York

Explore the past of Toronto by touring a historic kitchen and sampling baking from the hearth. Take part in hands-on activities, pop-up shows and multi-dimensional exhibits. Complete the experience with some delicious hot chocolate and a roaring fire.


We Are All Treaty People

Young People’s Theatre presents: We Are All Treaty People. A story about an Indigenous child and a white child not being allowed to be friends. Using history, song, story, dance and puppetry, this inspiring production provides the power of friendship and understanding of different cultures.

Looking for entertainment for the whole family? Second City’s Improv Showdown is specifically designed for kids to shout out improv suggestions and roar with laughter as the teams work hard to win your votes.

The Energy Show

Get ready to encounter a seven-foot Tesla coil, a hair-raising Van de Graaff generator, burning bubbles and more to uncover the world’s ultimate source of power – all in the name of science at the Ontario Science Centre!