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City of Toronto activities and events for Family Day



City of Toronto activities and events for Family Day fun on February 19


The City of Toronto encourages residents to enjoy Family Day on Monday, February 19 by taking advantage of City-run recreation facilities and historic attractions. Eight of the City’s 10 historic sites will offer events, activities and tours on Family Day.



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. CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory for children under the age of six and are recommended for skaters of all ages. Family Day schedules are available here .


Nathan Phillips Square

Families can visit Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall, located at 100 Queen St. W., for a fun-filled outing, sponsored by Tim Hortons, featuring freestyle ice-skating demonstrations by the Toronto Ice Skate Group. The ice rink will be open for skating and skate rentals will be available. From 1 to 4 p.m., take part in special activities including games, face painting and informal skating instruction and enjoy hot beverages at the Tim’s House lounge.


Skiing and snowboarding Earl Bales and Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centres will be open on Family Day, weather permitting. Updates and schedules are available here.



Leisure swimming will be available at many indoor pools on Family Day. City-run leisure swims are free of charge for everyone. Family Day schedules are available here or by calling 311.


Recreation programs

Select recreation facilities will offer programming for the whole family. Children accompanied by an adult can enjoy swimming, indoor/outdoor skating, yoga, Zumba®, gymnastics, sports, arts and crafts and much more. Family Day schedules for each recreation centre are available here.


Conservatories and greenhouses Residents and visitors can warm up and take in the sights and scents at Toronto’s conservatories. Both the Allan Gardens and Centennial Park conservatories will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Family Day. Admission is free and the conservatories are wheelchair-accessible.


Toronto History Museums

Programming highlights for the Toronto History Museums’ open sites are listed below. Regular admission fees apply except for the Historic Zion Schoolhouse. Times and activity details will vary by location. More information is available here .


Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Family Day. More information about the zoo is available here .


Other municipal facilities and services

All City of Toronto emergency and 24-hour services will operate normally on February 19. City administrative offices and service counters will be closed on Monday, re-opening on Tuesday, February 20. The major civic buildings including City Hall, Metro Hall and the civic centres will operate on a weekend schedule from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Family Day.


The TTC will operate on its Saturday schedule on Family Day. More TTC information is available here.


Some community recreation centres will be closed on Family Day. Residents can find the list of open centres online here or call their local centre ahead of time to check its schedule.


For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can click here or  call 311.


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