The City of Toronto is encouraging residents to enjoy a fun, safe Family Day on Monday, February 21 by visiting City pools, skating rinks, history sites, conservatories or zoos. This long weekend is an opportunity to rediscover Toronto and all it has to offer by spending quality time with family and friends.
Open City facilities and attractions include:
Ten City indoor pool locations will be open for Family Day leisure swim:
More information is available online .
There are more than 50 outdoor ice rinks and skating trails across the city which will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Family Day. There is no charge for public skating at City locations. CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory for children under the age of six and are recommended for skaters of all ages. Check the status of the rink before you head out.
The Nathan Phillips Square skating rink will be open until 10 p.m. on Family Day. A GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinic will be on site next to the rink providing COVID-19 vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All GO-VAXX buses are providing first, second, third and booster doses for adults and youth ages 12 and up, as well as vaccines for children age five to 11. Appointments can be booked through the provincial booking system and walk-ins are welcome.
Skiing and snowboarding
Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre will be open for leisure programs and private lessons. More information is available here.
There are 26 designated toboggan hills in neighbourhoods across Toronto. Locations and safety tips are available online.
Explore seven snow loops for winter walks and snowshoeing at four of the City’s golf courses, with loops ranging from one to two and a half kilometres.
Try your hand at disc golf, including 18 holes at Scarlett Woods Golf Course and a new nine-hole course at Dentonia Golf Course. Learn more on the Disk Golf Course webpage.
Visit a working farm in the centre of the city. Riverdale Farm is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. Learn more on the Riverdale Farm webpage.
High Park Zoo
Toronto’s oldest animal attraction has been entertaining people for 120 years and is open every day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., including on Family Day. High Park is closed to vehicle traffic on weekends and public holidays. Learn more on the High Park Zoo webpage.
Conservatories and greenhouses
Both the Allan Gardens and Centennial Park conservatories will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Family Day. Admission is free and the conservatories are wheelchair-accessible. While Allen Gardens is undergoing renovations, washrooms inside the conservatory are closed. Portable washrooms are available outside by the playground. Learn more on the Conservatories webpage.
Ferry to Toronto Island Park
The ferry is currently running on the Reduced Service in Ice schedule, with service to Hanlan’s Point from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. A shuttle bus is operating between Ward’s Island and Hanlan’s Point. Learn more here.
Museums and galleries
Over Family Day weekend (February 19 and 20), Fort York National Historic Site, Gibson House Museum, Montgomery’s Inn, Scarborough Museum and Spadina Museum offer guided HistoricTO tours, a cultural experience connecting local communities. No Toronto History Museum sites will be open on Family Day. Tours explore Toronto’s past, present and future through diverse perspectives. Timed-tours must be booked in advance on the City’s Museums webpage.
The current exhibit at the Market Gallery celebrates the history of the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and features 60 artworks from the City of Toronto Art Collection acquired from the fair over the years. Open Saturday, February 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more on the Market Gallery webpage.
Individuals who are yet to be vaccinated or are eligible for a COVID-19 third “booster” dose can take advantage of one of the many vaccination clinic options operating this Family Day.
City-run immunization clinics at Scarborough Town Centre and Cloverdale Mall will be open to walk-ins only on Sunday, February 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, February 21 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Immunization clinics at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Woodbine Mall and Mitchell Field Community Centre will be closed on Sunday and Monday.
Vax The East: Scarborough mobile clinics will also be running all weekend in different Scarborough neighbourhood schools, including on Family Day. Details on schools hosting clinics, hours and appointments are available online . All Vax The East pop-up clinics offer both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Health cards are not required for vaccination.
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