March Break Events 2017




March Break at Fantasy Fair

From interactive fun at city attractions, to cool family theatre and shows, we've rounded up all the best things to do with the kids in Toronto and the GTA during March Break, which runs from Saturday, March 11 through Sunday, March 19. After a long Winter, March Break can't get here fast enough!

If March Break has you wondering how to keep your kids busy, look no further! There are tons of activities, events and camps going on during March Break. You're bound to find something fun to keep your kids and family entertained.


FEATURED EVENTS


March Break Camps
Various Dates
Looking for March Break Camps? There are tons of camps that offer a great way to keep kids active, learning and engaged while they are off from school. Find arts, science & technology, drama, sports, camps at indoor amusement centres and much more. Many offer day registrations so you can sneak in some family fun and getaways too. Check listings in our 2017 March Break Guide for details of March Break Camps. More info


Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis
March 1 to 18, 2017
With Cirkopolis, Cirque Éloize presents a show that combines the worlds of circus, dance and theatre. In the heart of a stern and imposing city in appearance, giant gears and dark portals symbolize a mechanism that crushes individuality. Cirkopolis unfolds scene by scene like an elemental universe, with sculptural imagery: jugglers brave the space, a contortionist is lifted by her companions in a surge of inspiration, aerial artists defy the height of the skyscrapers. Experiencing Cirkopolis is also stepping into the dance of the Cyr wheel, dreading the audacity of the German wheel and discovering the candour of a man who dreams only of dancing. A family–friendly show running from March 1 to 18, and through March Break! More info


EPIC Pass - March Break Special at Area 51 and Planet Play
March 10 to 19, 2017
Area 51 LaserTag – Planet Play welcomes you all to enjoy the ultimate in Laser tag action! Starting March 10, Area51 LaserTag – Planet Play will be selling our Epic VIP pass for 20 bucks + tax! What a steal! Included are unlimited LaserTag missions and all day access into Orion’s Playground. Which means you can venture through Area 51 LaserTag arena as many times as you want, and play as long as you want on our multi-level indoor playground! More info


James and the Giant Peach at YPT
March 11 to 18, 2017
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. Join James and his delightfully disparate chosen family of entomological misfits for their perilous, peachy escape towards happiness in Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s classic, James and the Giant Peach. A musical that’s sure to delight everyone from age 6 and up. Free activities. More info


A-mazing March Break fun at the AGO!
March 11 to 19, 2017
Join us for an a-mazing adventure exploring our life sized maze located in the heart of the gallery. Find your way through the maze to the studio, where you create and build a fantastic cardboard city all week long with tape and your own creative genius. Make a miniature museum in a box, play in our Build It and Take It Apart space or have fun building with the big blue Imagination Playground blocks. If that isn’t enough, relax with family yoga or take a family tour. More info


BugFeast! at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
March 11 to 19, 2017
Join us during March Break and put your taste buds to the test! This year's theme is Maple Syrup! We'll tempt you with 3 bugtastic food samples! Maple Fudge topped with Roasted Beetle Larvae; Maple Bacon Roasted Crickets; Maple Syrup-Infused Pancakes made with Mealworm Flour. Samples are FREE with paid admission. Save the planet, eat a bug! More info


March Break at Playdium
March 11 to 19, 2017
Playdium is the ultimate interactive, virtual and physical Family Entertainment Centre. The 40,000 sq ft indoor complex features more than 200 high-tech attractions, rides and simulators. Join us during March Break and try the XD Dark Ride! The XD Dark Ride is an interactive attraction with 3D movie, motion seats and special effects producing a rich multi-sensory experience! March Break Special - Valid March 11 to 19, 2017: $40 (+tx) = 285 Credits. More info


March Break at the Hockey Hall of Fame
March 11 to March 19, 2017
Try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, and even hosting your own sports broadcast. Revel in the world's greatest collection of hockey artifacts and get hands-on access to the coveted Stanley Cup. Be the first to experience the Hall’s new limited-time NHL Centennial Exhibit. Visit our website for March Break promotions and extended hours. More info


March Break at Dagmar Ski Resort
March 11 to March 19, 2017
Dagmar Resort, located in the beautiful Oak Ridge’s Moraine, is just minutes east of Toronto, and north of Pickering and Ajax. As the number one Family Resort in Durham Region, Dagmar provides a fun and friendly skiing experience for the entire family with Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Cross Country. Drop-in for March Break! There are 18 runs, 4 chair lifts that will get you to the top quickly and 2 magic carpets that are easy and fun to use, like a moving sidewalk. You can also sign up for Kids' March Break Camps. More info


March Break at Toronto Historic Sites
March 11 to March 19, 2017
Looking for an adventure in the City? From family-friendly activities, to engaging exhibits and tours, to outdoor walks and evening entertainment, you'll find fun things to do and explore at Toronto's Historic Sites! This March Break, the Toronto Historic sites are offering March Break camps for kids as well as family adventures  throughout their various sites. Visit the website for events at a glance! More info


March Break at Treewalk Village
March 11 to March 19, 2017
Treewalk Village, the new adventure park is opening for the season on Saturday March 4, for the Bruce's Mill Maple Syrup Festival. Come explore Treewalk Village on weekends or during March Break. Kids will have a blast climbing from tree to tree! Descend to the ground on slides, crawl through a network of tunnels, and play on the Treewee Walk obstacle course. This brand new adventure park is sure to be your new favourite destination for family fun and is only 20 minutes from Toronto! More info


March Break at CN Tower
March 13 to March 17, 2017
Explore the world's #1 elevator ride, LookOut and Glass Floor observation levels, plus enjoy March Break activities. At a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), the CN Tower is Canada's National Tower, an engineering wonder and Toronto's must see. Spend time discovering all the cool ways engineering and engineering technology influences the world around us with fun activities designed by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers in celebration of March as National Engineering Month. Visit the KidZone - An interactive play area inside the CN Tower, great for kids under 8! More info


March Break at Fantasy Fair
March 13 to March 17, 2017
This March Break, visit Fantasy Fair and experience the thrills at Ontario’s Largest Indoor Amusement Park! Offering a rollercoaster, train, carousel, arcade, midway games and more! Your family will have a blast! Experience the brand new attractions including bouncing in the air 30 feet on the new Drop & Hop ride, scale the walls at the new Rock’N'Climb Challenge and ride the brand new XD simulator! Then take a breather – grab a bite in the Food Court, shop at one of the 160 stores or enjoy free shows & activities in the Centre Court all week long! More info


March Break Spa Days at Glama Gal
March 13 to March 17, 2017
Award Winning Glama Gal Tween Spa is a Spa Just For Girls that’s all about inspiring girls to be confident, positive and unique. Each day during March Break, we will be offering a themed spa package special. Mani Mondays; Tweeny Tuesdays; Wednesday Wishes; Tropical Thursdays; Friday 'My Day'. Select your closest Glama Gal location to book online. Packages can be booked online. More info


Jr Knight Training at Medieval Times​
March 13 to March 17, 2017
Bring your kids to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament for Jr Knight Training during March Break! Children ages 5 to 12 years can get up close and personal with the knights, right in the sand! They'll watch a demonstration, participate in sword lessons (no contact) and be knighted by King Carlos. This event is limited to first 100 children to check in per show, and boys and girls are welcome. Closed toe shoes are required for those who participate. The training is Free with paid admission to the show. Parents are also welcome to take pictures. More info


March Break Matinees at The Second City
March 13, 2016 to March 19, 2017
Big Bad Wolf vs. Lord Underwearface von Schtinker is a hilarious musical romp that takes a new look at this children’s classic. Framed for heinous crimes by the evil von Schtinker, our unlikely hero, Big Bad Wolf, must enlist the help of his fairy tale friends to prove that things aren’t always as they seem. Featuring audience sing-alongs, goofy chases, and a true lesson in friendship, this interactive show will engage and delight children, while Second City’s sly humour ensures parents will be laughing along with them. More info


Splash 'N Boots at the Living Arts Centre
March 15, 2017
It's time to dance with Treehouse TV's, Splash'N Boots! Seen daily in their show on Canada's number one pre-school network, Splash'N Boots bring music and laughter to 8.3 million homes across the country from their Big Yellow Boot. Nominated for a 2016, 2015 and 2014 JUNO award for Children's Album of the Year and thrice crowned Sirius XM Independent Music Awards' Canadian Children's Music Group of The Year, Splash'N Boots are making a yellow and blue splash in the rich history of Canadian Children's Music. Described as "Cutting Edge Children's Entertainment" by the Globe and Mail, this is a hilarious family concert you don't want to miss! More info


Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart
March 15 to 19, 2017
There’s something for everyone in a show that features 60 characters. The wintery world of Arendelle sets the stage for Olaf and Kristoff as they help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. Audiences will celebrate friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and more pals from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story. With Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse leading the way, this new Disney On Ice production will excite and amaze fans of all ages. More info


Nickelodeon's Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock at the Living Arts Centre
March 16, 2017
What time is it? It’s time for Bubble Guppies! Jump into a bubbly world of learning and laughter with Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock. Koba Entertainment is making waves with its much-anticipated theatrical tour starring the most lovable guppy friends! Put on your water-wings and dive in to a swimsational musical underwater adventure! Including a wave of playful characters, energetic song and dance, and theatrical magic, Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock will have kids, parents, and grandparents alike out of their seats, singing and dancing along with this rockin’ interactive show! More info


Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music at the Living Arts Centre
March 18, 2017
The smash-hit musical show that has been all around the world and is now back at the Living Arts Centre. For those of you not yet converted, Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! Then of course there is the famous fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills. So get those vocal chords warmed up! More info


MORE MARCH BREAK FUN


Maple Syrup Festivals
Various Dates
As winter winds down, enjoy one of these sweet maple sugaring day trips. Families can watch maple sugaring demos, indulge in pancake breakfasts, enjoy seasonal festivities and more.
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Toronto Light Festival
Until March 12, 2017
The Toronto Light Festival, the City’s first-ever light art festival, is taking place at the Distillery Historic District. Visitors will be taken on a new visual journey and cerebral adventure, designed to entertain and inspire. The Festival will transform the picturesque historic neighbourhood into one of the largest open-air galleries in North America, lighting up the long winter nights with distinctive works from local and international light artists. Free.
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Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic
March 10 to 12, 2017
A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages. The play unfolds an action-packed magical tale of star-crossed lovers from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (‘The Book of Kings’), – Zaul and Rudabeh, who triumph at the end against all odds. Rahmanian's graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, will be rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, all of which will come to life in a “live animation” shadow casting technique perfected by shadow master Larry Reed on a cinema-size screen.
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March Break Tours & Activities at Canadian Automotive Museum
March 10 to 19, 2017
The Canadian Automotive Museum is a perfect place for families with young children to spend March Break. The CAM will extend its hours to accommodate visitors. Crafts, activities, and guided tours will be available throughout the day and are included with admission.
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Canada Blooms: The Flower and Garden Festival
March 10 to March 19, 2017
Explore over six acres of stunning creative gardens in a dazzling display of colour, texture and fragrance designed by Canada's best landscaping talents. Choose from and enjoy hundreds of hours of gardening demonstrations and talks where local, national and international experts share their wealth of knowledge and passion for horticulture.
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National Home Show
March 10 to March 19, 2017
Visit the National Home Show presented by RE/MAX and co-located with Canada Blooms for the largest North American display of innovative products, new ideas & great deals for all things home & garden with over 700 retailers & industry experts.
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TIFF Kids Presents: DigiPlaySpace
March 10 to April 23, 2017
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.
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Family Fan Day at Sony Centre
March 11, 2017
Do you want to meet your favourite Canadian media personalities? At this FREE event, fans can meet & greet with Canadian screen talent, featuring exciting interactive activations, contesting, mascots and the first 100 people get a free “swag” bag. Free admission.
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Build a Rain Gauge​ at Home Depot
March 11, 2017
Kids will learn how to build a Rain Gauge with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. From 10:00 am to Noon, the Home Depot at locations across Toronto is hosting a free DIY workshop for kids to build their very own Rain Gauge. FREE Hands-on Workshops designed for children ages 5 to 12.
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BYOB "Bring Your Own Beat" - Canada's Largest Urban Dance Competition
March 11, 2017
Featuring the Best College, University and Company Urban Dance Teams in Canada BYOB "Bring Your Own Beat" is the premier urban dance competition series in Canada. BYOB was created to help young people steer clear of negative influences such as drug & alcohol abuse, gang activity and negative peer pressure. Our dance competition strives to re-brand those terms to mean "Bring Your Own Beat" thereby encouraging young people to be productive and creative through dance.
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Sugar Shack TO
March 11 to March 12, 2017
On the first weekend of March Break, shake off the winter blues at Sugar Shack TO with traditional cabane à sucre activities! TWO Sugar Shacks, Ice Activities, Food Market, Specialty Bar, Shuttle to/from Distillery, Live Entertainment. Free Admission!
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Night Cross-Country Skiing at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
March 11, 15 and 18, 2017
Enjoy a thrilling nocturnal winter adventure! Cross-country skiing at night by headlamp. For six nights in 2016-17, x-country ski until 8pm as dusk falls and transitions to sparkling starlight. This non-guided activity offers skate & classic trails to explore, with the reflection of glistening snow to light your path. Rental headlamps and equipment are available. Weather permitting.
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Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes at Scenic​ Caves Nature Adventures 
March 11, 15 and 18, 2017
Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Professional staff members guide your group on a 1 ½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland. Experience beautiful trails that wind through a mature forest of 100 foot tall trees, sparkling views of the countryside at the Suspension Bridge and breathtaking lookouts from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. No experience is required and the pace is moderate. Recommended for ages 8-10 and older.
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March Break at the Bata Shoe Museum
March 11 to 19, 2017
It’s a March Break Shoe’La’ Palooza! This March Break get your kicks down to the BSM for some shoetastic shenanigans! 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 so much more!
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March Break at the Ontario Science Centre
March 11 to 19, 2017
Join us for March Break! With special exhibitions, demos, and workshops, the Science Centre is the place to be! Get a schedule of all activities.
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ROM's Big Blue March Break!
March 11 to March 19, 2017
Looking for things to do this March Break? We're one of Toronto's top must-see attractions with tons of March Break family fun. Dive into March Break at the ROM and discover the underwater world of our awesome oceans and salty seas with family-friendly fun for kids of all ages! 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. 
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Only In Canada? Exhibit and March Break at the Simcoe County Museum
March 11 to 19, 2017
When someone mentions Canada, what do you think of? Timbits, beavers, hockey, and snow? To commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday, the Simcoe County Museum is taking a lighthearted look at Canadian stereotypes with our Only in Canada? exhibit. For March Break, we are expanding the Only in Canada? exhibit throughout the Museum. Guest can challenge their taste buds with our Canadian Taste Test and see if they can identify true Canadian specialties from imposters or compete in any and all of the interactive games and activities set up to test your knowledge of our country.
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March Break at TIFF Bell Lightbox
March 11 to March 19, 2017
Families will enter the worlds of witches, wizards and magic during March Break with perennial favorites such as Victor Fleming’s Technicolor extravaganza The Wizard of Oz (1939); Wolfgang Petersen’s The Never Ending Story (1984); Jim Henson & Frank Oz’ s Tolkien-esque fairy tale The Dark Crystal (1982); Chris Columbus’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001); and a digital 3D presentation of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011).
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March Break at the Toronto Zoo
March 11 to 19, 2017
Connect with conservation this March Break with some of your favourite characters! Join us for daily meet-and-greets with new characters throughout the week at our Wild Connections tent in front of the Panda Interpretive Centre. Plus, find out what these characters have in common with some of the animals around the Zoo.
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Wizard World FUN Park
March 12 to 19, 2017
Ban boredom this March Break and have fun at Wizard World Family Fun Park! Wizard World Indoor Family Fun Park opens its doors March 12-19, 2017 to entertain and amaze kids and their families this March Break. With daily live shows, over 25 carnival rides, exotic reptiles, games, magic shows, and carnival treats, Wizard World is jam-packed with fun for every thrill-seeker.
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Creepy Crawlers Express at Toronto Public Library
March 13, 2017
Knowledgeable and experienced staff ensure all participants safely learn about all sorts of creepy creatures in this high participation, hands-on program. Drop-in for ages 6 and up. Free admission.
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Erin Mills Town Centre Free March Break Arcade
March 13 to 17, 2017
Erin Mills Town Centre is excited to invite Mississauga families staying in town this spring break to a week of fun and games at its March Break Arcade! Kids will find a large selection of games, including Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, Pac Man and many more.  All games and activities throughout the week will be available free of charge!
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Indigo Kids March Break Events
March 13 to March 17, 2017
Join us for March Break kids’ activities daily Monday to Friday at 11am. Keep the kids entertained and let their imaginations soar. Free admission.
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March Break Program at Ontario Legislative Building
March 13 to 17, 2017
Join us for a family friendly tour at Ontario’s Legislative Building on the Saturday of Family Day Weekend. During this program, families will: Explore the historic Legislative Building, Participate in a scavenger hunt, Learn how Parliament works, Create a craft, Have fun, all for free!
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March Break Victorian School Days at Oshawa Museum
March 13 to 17, 2017
This March Break come to school at the Oshawa Museum! Visit us in the Verna Conant Gallery at Guy House to see what a one-room schoolhouse was like at the turn of the 19th century! Dress up like a Victorian child, learn to write on slates, but don’t get sent to the corner! Our schoolmarms and masters will show you how to mind your manners and remind you of the rules for students from 1867.
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A Merry Munsch Pyjama Party at Solar Stage
March 13 to 17, 2017
Put on your PJs and jam with us! 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 even makes grown-ups feel like kids. This show will make your heart giggle and be as much fun as staying up past your bedtime.
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March Break Mystery Fun at Black Creek Pioneer Village
March 13 to 19, 2017
Once again crime has struck Black Creek Pioneer Village. This March Break, put on your detective hat and travel back in time to solve the case of Sherlock Holmes and the Maple Mystery!
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Toronto Sportsmen's Show
March 15 to 19, 2017
This March Break, come and experience the absolute best in outdoor adventure with the entire family at The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show, taking place from March 15 to 19 at The International Centre. Now in its 70th year, the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show will feature more than 350 exhibits – from fishing and boating, to hunting, camping and travel – making this Canada’s greatest and most historic outdoor supershow!​
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Princess Dance Party in Support of Children's Wish
March 16, 2017
Calling all Princesses and Superheroes! Come join us for an enchanting evening at the stunning Liberty Grand during March Break! This is Children's Wish 2nd annual magical and memorable Princess Dance Party. Your ticket includes: Glow-in-the-dark Wish Wand Package, rides in a real horse-drawn carriage, Superhero skills training and games, Face painting, Craft stations, Partying with your favourite Princesses and Action Heroes.
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Toronto's ComicCON
March 17 to 19, 2017
Fans can get their geek on during the 3-day show that will be packed with over 400 exhibitors, amazing artists and special guests including world-renowned wrestling heavy-weights Bret Hart and Mick Foley; Star Trek Voyager’s own Chief Medical Officer, Robert Picardo; the menacing, murderous Sith Lord from Star Wars Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Ray Park; the zombie-fighting Laurie Holden of The Walking Dead; and The Big Bang Theory’s mild-mannered comic book store owner, Kevin Sussman among other exciting guests.
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Skedaddle - March Break Pop-up Exhibit
March 18 to 19, 2017
Follow your heart to curiosity and adventure at this March Break exhibit for children and families. Featuring interactive installations that blend the charm of old-school neighbourhood play with the allure of unconventional thinking.
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St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 19, 2017
Canada's largest St. Patrick's Parade takes place every year through the centre of Toronto. The Toronto St. Patrick's Day Parade is a colourful celebration of community. We invite everyone to celebrate being Irish - even if it is only for the day!​ Free.
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More March Break Events
Our Events Calendar is always being updated so there may be more March Break events taking pace! CLICK HERE to get a list from our Calendar of Events. It's already been sorted by March Break!

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