March Break in the GTA
Royal Ontario Museum
With a fantastic line-up of family-friendly activities, ROM is the destination for fun this March break. Explore the ocean home of Blue, the ROM's massive 80 foot blue whale on display in our newest special exhibition, Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story, with exciting experiences and hands-on marine-themed activities
100 Queens Park
Art Gallery of Ontario
The AGO will be hosting nine days of drop-in family fun. Explore their cardboard maze as you make your way to the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School where you can put your craft skills to work and build the most fantastical cardboard city. Visitors can also partake in family yoga, make their own miniature art gallery in a box or join a family-friendly tour of the gallery. A family pass is available for $49.00 (allows entry of up to 2 adults and 5 youths).
317 Dundas Street West
ACTIVITIES FREE WITH GENERAL ADMISSION
Sugar Shack TO
Sugar Shack TO returns this year with double the winter fun! On the first weekend of March Break, two sugar shacks will be serving up fresh maple taffy in order to quell any long-winding lineups of people waiting to get their sugar fix. There will also be tons of fun interactive entertainment including an ice canvas to paint on, larger than life ice sculpture photo ops, a battle of the chainsaws ice carving demo, live music and free hot chocolate
Sugar Beach (Jarvis and Queens Quay East)
Evergreen Brick Works
Be one with nature and explore the outdoors with Evergreen Brick Works’ multitude of March Break events. Go on a nature walk, test your cycling skills on their bike obstacle course or gather around the campfire where you can learn fireside skills and techniques – including making fire starters and roasting apples!
FREE (or pay what you can)
Black Creek Pioneer Village
Visit the city’s favourite 1800’s village this March Break. Search for clues in each building, question characters and join a detective workshop to help solve the Sherlock Holmes’ Maple Mystery. Black Creek Pioneer Village also has a daily maple syrup show, along with horse-drawn wagon rides and hot apple cider
1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, North York
14 AND UNDER FREE WITH ADULT ADMISSION, MAR 13-19
TIFF Kids presents: digiPlaySpace
Toronto’s interactive playground where 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
TIFF Bell Lighbox, 350 King Street West
$11 (WEEKDAYS) / $13 (WEEKENDS)
Bronte Creek's Annual Maple Syrup Festival
Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March when the park's annual Maple Syrup Festival gets under way. The maple syrup festivities are open to the public from 9:30am to 3:00pm every weekend in March and March Break. Make sure you don't miss Spruce Lane Farmhouse, a living history museum that recreates life from 1899. Be sure to browse through the maple products and souvenirs available in the Maple Gift Shop and purchase a bottle of syrup to take home. And what's a Maple Syrup Festival without a pancake meal? Hop on a wagon that will take you to the Pancake House where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes and sausages with pure maple syrup
1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville
Maple Syrup Festival at Kortright Centre
Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities.... and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!
9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge
Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 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 books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical!
Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Avenue
Tickets / Website
Wizard World Fun Park
Toronto's ultimate March break destination, with daily live shows, over 25 carnival rides, exotic reptiles, games, magic shows and treats.
Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, 195 Princes Blvd., Toronto
$26.50 / $8.85 (ADULTS)
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Celebrating Irish culture history and heritage. Begins at the corner of Bloor and St. George Street and heads east on Bloor, south on Yonge and west on Queen Street, stopping at City Hall
Sunday, March 19, 12pm - 3pm
Presented by Fan Expo, ComicCon is a pop culture convention for fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming. The three-day extravaganza is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrities
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd.
$50 (WEEKEND PASS) / $20 (FRI) / $30 (SAT) / $25 (SUN) / $10 (CHILD)
Cirque Eloize: Cirkopolis
A show that combines the worlds of circus, dance and theatre. With an inventive stage design and accompanied by an original musical score, 11 acrobats rebel against the monotony and reinvent themselves and challenge the limits of their world.
Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front Street East
Big Bad Wolf vs Lord Underwearface
A hilarious musical romp that takes a new look at this children's classic. Framed for heinous crimes, the Big Bad Wolf must enlist the help of his fairy tale friends to prove things aren't always as they seem
The Second City Theatre, 51 Mercer Street
$12 (CHILD) / $15 (ADULT)
Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart
Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney on Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from 'Finding Dory' as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends!
Pinochio makes its full-length premiere this season with the National Ballet of Canada
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West
Ontario Science Centre
Join us in celebrating March break for lots of science fun, special programs, IMAX films and more! Through amazing artifacts ranging from the lightbulb to the flight recorder, you'll gain a better understanding of Canada's unique scientific achievements
770 Don Mills Road
Bata Shoe Museum
Make some very cool shoe crafts, walk the runway with the funkiest footwear and costumes around, play some crazy games, go on a heel hunt and more!
327 Bloor Street West
Multiple fun and interactive theatrical live shows are guaranteed to take you back in time to a world of knights and maidens. Themed activities include arts and crafts, face painting and cookie decorating are sure to delight. Travel down the underground tunnel to the stables and our indoor bouncy castle
1 Austin Terrace
Visit Ripley's Aquarium of Canada over March break and have a delightful time
288 Bremner Blvd.