What to do For Family Day Weekend 2018

February 16, 2018

How Fabulous! A Day Off in February!

And we sure need it! And you will have a blast with so many things to do Below is just a sampling of what’s on in Toronto this Family Day Weekend.

  1. Celebrate Family Day at the AGO
  2. Spend Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works
  3. Enjoy Family Day Weekend at the ROM
  4. Spend some time at Winter Stations. It’s a public art installation, along The Beaches shoreline.
  5. Book to attend The Secret Garden at the Young People’s Theatre. It is playing at 2:30 on Monday
  6. The free Toronto Light Festival transforms the Distillery Historic District into a visual journey of 30 awe-inspiring art installations that your whole family will love to explore.
  7. KidsFest is at the International Centre. It’s the largest indoor inflatable event for kids where the little ones will enjoy over 30 inflatables rides. The Inflatable rides range from large slides to toddler appropriate rides.
  8. Check out the International AutoShow at the Metro Convention Centre
  9. Enjoy all the activities, including skating and so much more at Ontario Place
  10. And don’t forget the Legoland Discovery Centre at Vaughan Mills

Here’s what’s open and closed on Family Day

Family Day is a provincial and not a federal holiday, so not everything is closed. As you head out and about, consult the list below of what’s open and closed on Monday.


  • Most tourist attractions and museums: Art Gallery of Ontario (10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.), Royal Ontario Museum (10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.), CN Tower (9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.), Casa Loma (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.), the Toronto Zoo (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), and Hockey Hall of Fame (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • TTC runs on a holiday schedule
  • GO Transit operates on a Saturday schedule; from Saturday to Monday, children under 12 can ride GO and UP Express for free
  • Some malls: Bramalea City Centre (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Eaton Centre (10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.), Promenade (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Square One (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.), and Toronto Premium Outlets (9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
  • Some grocery stores, but call ahead for hours
  • Most city-run ice rinks and arenas
  • Federal government offices; mail will be delivered


  • LCBO and Beer Stores
  • Municipal buildings and banks
  • Schools and public libraries
  • Post offices located in closed retail outlets