Family Day, February 19
Enjoy Family Day by taking advantage of City-run recreation programs and activities, or by visiting one of the City’s museums or historic sites
Leisure swimming will be available at many indoor pools on Family Day. City-run leisure swims are free of charge for everyone.
There are 52 outdoor rinks or skating trails to choose from across the city, weather permitting. Many indoor arenas will also be open. There is no charge for public skating at the City’s indoor arenas and outdoor rinks.
Skating at Nathan Phillips Square
The rink is open regular hours, with a special skating party from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. sponsored by Tim Hortons. Special activities include:
- face painting
- Toronto Ice Skate Group demonstrations
- informal skating instruction
- hot beverages at the Tim’s House lounge
Earl Bales and Centennial Ski and Snowboard Centres are open on Family Day. Regular admission fees apply.
We offer a wide range of creative recreational programs for every age group. From cooking to a family movie, there’s something for everyone this Family Day.
Arts & Dance
Explore your creative side with arts & dance this Family Day! Whether you want to try dance, music or even family crafts, be sure to check out what we have to offer.
Select sports programs will be available for the whole family. Children accompanied by an adult can enjoy yoga, Zumba®, gymnastics, sports, and much more.
From family yoga to family fitness, check out all our fitness programs and find something the whole family can enjoy.
Explore 19th-century innovation and creativity, city building, science, technology and design as exemplified by John Howard at Colborne Lodge.
Explore the history of Toronto and Fort York. Visit the Fort’s historic kitchen and sample some baking from the hearth.
Visit Mackenzie House and view the changing character of the neighbourhood from Victorian row houses to modern condominiums at the heart of Canada’s largest city.
Bring the family to Montgomery’s Inn for an Irish Ceilidh! Maureen O’Leary of Maureen’s Reel Irish Dancing will teach a dance workshop and then host a ceilidh at 2:00 and 3:30.
Join the museum for lots of fun activities for the whole family. Go on a scavenger hunt, try a craft, sample baked goodies and wash them down with some delicious hot chocolate.
Come and enjoy a family-friendly tour where you will play games, and have hands-on fun in the historic kitchen – all set in this beautifully restored 1920s environment.
Join us on Family Day for family crafts, tours of our historic homes and more!
This Family Day head to the Historic Zion Schoolhouse to explore this rare, one-room schoolhouse in the heart of North Toronto and contribute to our book drive.
Toronto’s oldest zoo has been entertaining people for 120 years. The zoo, which houses domestic and exotic animals such as bison, llamas and reindeer, as well as our famous capybaras Bonnie and Clyde, is located on Deer Pen Road and is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk. Admission is free.