What to do for Family Day 2016 !

by | Feb 12, 2016 | Arts, Life

Gabrielle Austin

With the hype surrounding the 2016 All-Star Weekend and Valentine’s Day people could be forgiven for forgetting about Family Day. Banks, beer stores and other businesses are closed for the holiday but events are being held all across the city for Torontonians to enjoy.

HarbourKIDS: Snowglobe
The Snowglobe event features a free life-sized interactive snowglobe put together by local Toronto artists including Erin Fleck, Sarah Fairly and Shannon Lea Doyle.The HarbourKIDS event is on from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  “This is a once in a lifetime thing, this interactive snowglobe will is for one day only and won’t happen again,”said Allison Cummings, programmer for HarbourKIDS. Visit here for more information

Nathan Phillips Square “Skating Party”
Known for its skating rink during the winter months, the Nathan Phillips Square will be hosting a “Skate Party” for families to enjoy. The event includes a Tim Horton’s hot chocolate truck, a visit from “Leo The Lion Man” and RBC interactive games. The party is free and from 1 p.m. – 4 .p.m. Visit here for more information.

KidsFest Toronto
Canada’s largest inflatable festival will be inside the International Centre. Families will be able to enjoy over thirty rides. “Unlike other events happening this weekend, this event is directed towards families,” said Dani Stern of Kidsfest Toronto said. The event is happening all weekend and ending on Family Day, running from 9 a.m. – 6p.m. For more information and ticket information visit here.

Family Fun Fest
Downsview Park has transformed their space into a giant indoor amusement park for Family Day. Calling it an indoor fun zone, Downsview Park has become a place for kids and families to enjoy this weekend. Running all weekend and ending on Family Day at 6 p.m., kids can enjoy slides, carnival games, a jumpy castle and more. For more information plus ticket information visit here.

Family Day at AGO
Family Day at AGO is about sophisticated fun. From yoga to necklace making, kids and families will enjoy the transformed art gallery from 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. For more plus ticket information visit here.

Check out this map from Humber News with all the locations: