In partnership with the famed Amsterdam Light Festival, Toronto's brand-new, free 45-day light fest showcases 14 different light artists and 17 light-art installations, against the backdrop of The Distillery Historic District.
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl takes the YPT stage from February 6 through March Break. This rollicking musical version of the beloved children's classic returns due to overwhelming demand after a nearly sold-out run in 2014. A wonderfully whimsical journey to warm up the winter months. Look for the giant peach on YPT's roof!
Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this supercali-fragilistic-expialidocious musical adventure!
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical!
Specially designed for tiny tots, Scenes From a Tree is an award-winning play inspired by the changing of the seasons. A tactile garden grows before your very eyes as three tree-like fairies weave a magical landscape out of wool and knit-work. Through stories, songs and nursery rhymes, this delightful performance draws a connection between the life-cycle of the natural world and our own feelings about growing up and putting down roots.
Runtime is approximately 35 minutes, plus 15-minute play session.
At Toronto’s interactive playground, kids can control a robotic arm, paint with light, learn to code using physical blocks, and more! The 2017 edition of digiPlaySpace is an immersive learning experience, surrounding visitors and delighting the senses with the world's most innovative, imaginative, and entertaining media creations.
Solar Stage's annual Munsch show tradition continues! This brand-new play is based on five books: Get Out of Bed; Roar; We Share Everything; No Clean Clothes; and Pyjama Day. This performance promises Mr. Robert Munsch's signature sense of humour that makes even grown-ups feel like kids.
Solar Stage's Munsch shows are presented with minimalistic design, maximum athletic display and a try-this-at-home attitude that highlights the spirit of play characteristic to Mr. Munsch's work and the versatility of our performers.
Winter Stations is now in its third year, bringing temporary public art installations to The Beaches, exhibited to celebrate Toronto's winter waterfront landscape. The winners of the Winter Stations International Design Competition in 2017 will have their designs displayed for all to enjoy this winter.
This year's theme is Catalyst. In 2017, this seems especially fitting in this time of international political, social and cultural search for a better way forward.
The hugely successful Nickelodeon show follows the adventures of a group of brave canines, led by German Shepard Chase and tech-savvy 10-year-old Ryder, who make it their mission to help anyone in need. Nominated for an Emmy, Paw Patrol teaches the value of teamwork and problem solving.
In the live action stage show, expect to see all your favorite characters brought to life with the help of great costumes, video projections and upbeat music taken from the programme.
Canada's largest adventure show, offering pre-season deals on the newest outdoor gear and amazing travel destinations. See canoe and kayak experts in the Whitewater Demo Pool, watch scuba demos in the Dive Tank, climb the Rock Wall or ignite your passion for biking, hiking, running, water or mountain sports at over 300 exhibits!
Meet experienced guides who will help you plan your next dream getaway. Discover exotic hot spots, safaris, eco-holidays or camping trips and be inspired by outdoor celebrities and thrilling adventure travel presentations.
Celebrate Mardi Gras and Black History Month with some of Toronto’s biggest names in gospel music and musical theatre: Jivaro Smith (Kinky Boots, The Lion King) Alana Bridgewater (Nathaniel Dett Chorale, We Will Rock You) and gospel-singing sisters Amoy and Ciceal Levy. Backing these fine singers will be the Jordan Klapman Trio. The program will feature gospel classics and rocking spirituals such as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "This Little Light", "Oh Happy Day", and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee".
The fun continues after the concert at a Mardi Gras–themed reception. Enjoy New Orleans-style sweet treats, a photo booth with colourful masks, hats and picture frames, and more.
Tickets $20–$25; FREE Gospel Dance Party during the concert for children (ages 5–12) of ticketholders
Coding All-Stars Gala is an annual fun coding fair for kids! The Gala is for all kids ages 7–17 interested in tech, from beginners to advanced! It's a free day full of fun and engaging activities.
What to expect: • Introduce your kids to the language of the future • View next season's coding projects at Hatch • Play coding games for a chance to win prizes • Learn more about Hatch's Space Camp, specially design for future engineers • Find out how your child can qualify for the Canadian Computing Competition
Hatch will also hold a competition with some of its top students and you will be the judge. Stay for the winner announcement!
The event is a "station-style" expo/fair. This means you can drop in and leave at your own leisure. It will likely take a child 1–1.5 hours to complete all the activities. This event is 100% FREE and open to the public!
Lights, camera, orchestra! In a fun film-themed concert, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra joins forces with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to explore the magic of movies and music, including a newly commissioned short film with accompanying live orchestra score.
Plus, hear best-loved tunes from Star Wars, Mission: Impossible, Jaws, and more!
Arrive early for a pre-concert performance in the lobby.
Celebrate winter and Canada’s Confederation with the 12th Annual Bloor-Yorkville Icefest. This year’s Canada’s 150th Anniversary theme will showcase of 20,000 pounds of crystal-clear ice sculptures inspired by the celebration of Canada’s Confederation.
On Saturday, February 25, the Annual Sassafraz Ice Carving Competition will take place in the Village of Yorkville Park starting at noon. For a small donation, children can look forward to Ice Kiddie Cubes with a surprise toy inside, and visitors can enjoy a sweet treat at the Maple Taffy Station with all proceeds supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Cumberland Street will also host a variety of food vendor tents and an Icefest Lounge featuring the smooth sounds of DJ Bellosound.
Join the cause and move your paws to help one of the world's most vulnerable species! Support our polar bear family! Open to all runners, walkers and fitness folk of all ages and abilities. Bundle up and bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun, fitness and fundraising.
All proceeds raised from the event go towards Polar Bear Conservation! Support the Toronto Zoo and polar bears and invite your friends, family and colleagues to pledge a participant.
Registration includes admission for the day, non-transferable. Parking is an additional fee ($12).
Celebrate International Polar Bear Day and show your love for polar bears by joining the very "cool" Polar Bear Festival. Visitors will be able to take part in fun and educational activities that help raise awareness and support this threatened Canadian species.
Polar Bear Fest includes polar bear themed children’s activities and crafts (indoors!), silent auction with a chance to win a special feeding at polar bears, and much more!
Special Presentation: Conserving the Polar Bear* (1 pm–3 pm) in the Education Auditorium. *pre-registration required
$10 per Member $15 per Non-Member plus general admission fee
Meet two of the Toronto Zoo's very own polar bear keepers as they share stories of the Zoo’s family of polar bears, the importance of enrichment, their experiences in Churchill, Manitoba (the Polar Bear Capital of the World), and how the Zoo is helping to support polar bears.
Following the Toronto Zoo's keeper presentation, Dr. Martyn Obbard will discuss his research on polar bears in the wild. Dr. Martyn Obbard is a research scientist who worked with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and has worked with polar bears for many years.
PLUS, those who register to attend the presentations will have their names entered into a draw for a chance to win a private training session with a Zoo keeper and one of our polar bears!
*Note: presentation is not recommended for children under the age of 12.
Gear up for a night of tinkering and technology at the Gears, Springs & Things Sleepover! Get night-owl use of exhibit halls and activity stations plus exclusive access to the new exhibition, "Biomechanics: The Machine Inside". Gain an astronaut’s appreciation of Earth with the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, spring into action on the dancefloor and recharge at the new Energy Show.
Includes admission to the Science Centre the following day!
All ages $64/participant, $59/participant for Ontario Science Centre Members and groups of 10 or more
Come to Our Kids Toronto Camp Expo to learn more about all the camp programs offered in the GTA. It's your one-stop shop for March Break and Summer camp. You can meet with staff and explore different possibilities.
This year's Camp Expo will be the best and biggest yet, offering you more camps, more information, and more fun for the kids. Here's a look at what you can expect when you arrive:
Meet the leading day and overnight camps from Ontario and Quebec
Get the free 2017 Our Kids Camp Guide featuring 300+ camps and after school programs
Enter to win one of 20 camp scholarships valued at $500 each
Fun activities for kids, including a photo booth, balloon animals and face painting with D Jay Entertainment, and much more
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