March Break Events 2018




Sketch Aquarium at TIFF Kids DigiPlaySpace

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 10 through Sunday, March 18. After a long, cold 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.


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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 2018 March Break Guide for details of March Break Camps. More info


March Break at Treewalk Village
Opens March 10, 2018
Treewalk Village, the new adventure park is opening for the season on Saturday March 10, 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


SHERLOCK GNOMES, Gnomeo and Juliet - Character Appearances
March 10, 2018 to March 11, 2018
To celebrate the upcoming release of SHERLOCK GNOMES, Gnomeo and Juliet are making appearances around the GTA from Saturday, March 10 to Sunday, March 11, 2018.  Gnomeo + Juliet, the stars of the upcoming SHERLOCK GNOMES, will be popping up around town at various events. SHERLOCK GNOMES opens in theaters across the country on March 23. Free admission. More info


The Secret Garden at YPT
March 10 to 17, 2018
Gardens, like people, need sustenance and attention in order to thrive. In this beloved classic, Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle in Yorkshire. Left to wander his gloomy old manor, Mary lashes out at those around her. Then… she discovers a mysterious hidden garden. In taking refuge there, Mary uncovers secrets that, like her, need to be brought into the sunshine. More info


EPIC Pass - March Break Special at Area 51 and Planet Play
March 10 to 18, 2018
Area 51 LaserTag – Planet Play welcomes you all to enjoy the ultimate in Laser tag action! During March Break, Area51 LaserTag – Planet Play will be selling our Epic VIP pass! 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


A-mazing March Break fun at the AGO!
March 10 to 18, 2018
The future is here! Create a huge collaborative futuristic city right in the middle of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Join us to see art, make art, play and watch the city grow! Experience time and space, light and colour, shadow, patterns and so much more. Included with Gallery admission. Members always visit for free! More info


Go for Gold: March Break at the Bata Shoe Museum
March 10 to 18, 2018
Inspired by our exhibition “The Gold Standard: Glittering Footwear from Around the Globe”, this year’s March Break at the BSM will be the brightest one yet! The museum will be brimming with arts and crafts and many other special activities perfect for children ages 3-12.  Sponsored by Bruce Etherington and Associates. A March Break early morning program for children affected by autism will be offered on March 11. More info


BugFeast! at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
March 10 to 18, 2018
This year's theme is CHOCOLATE! Join us during March Break and put your taste buds to the test! We'll tempt you with 3 bugtastic food samples! Chocolate "chirp" cookie made with cricket flour, White chocolate bark with roasted mealworms, Cricket milk chocolates. Samples are FREE with paid admission. Save the planet, eat a bug! More info


March Break at CN Tower
March 12 to March 16, 2018
This March Break (March 12 - 16, 2018) make the CN Tower your next big adventure. 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. Special activities will focus on National Engineering Month. Join Inna Gertsberg, author of THE WAY DOWNTOWN: Adventures in Public Transit for fun activities celebrating the various ways of moving people around the city. Step into the film A Wrinkle in Time and search for Dr. Murry yourself in the A Wrinkle in Time: Race the Darkness escape room experience, and much more! More info


March Break at Dagmar Ski Resort
March 10 to March 18, 2018
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 Playdium
March 10 to 18, 2018
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 10 to 18, 2017: $40 (+tx) = 300 Credits. More info


March Break Mystery Fun at Black Creek Pioneer Village
March 12 to 18, 2018
Solve the Mystery! The game is afoot! Junior Detectives, we need you to help Sherlock Holmes and Watson to solve the Case of the Missing Jewels! Maple Syrup Adventures: Watch out for sticky fingers, literally. Starting at 12:00 each day, delve into the delicious world of maple syrup. Kids 14 and under visit for FREE all week long! More info


March Break at the Hockey Hall of Fame
March 10 to March 18, 2018
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. Join us this year, as we celebrate 125 years of hockey's greatest treasure - the Stanley Cup!. Visit our website for a March Break discounted offer + $10 Esso Gift Card. More info


Ontario Science Centre March Break Fun!
March 10, 2018 to March 18, 2018
It’s all about robotics this March Break at the Ontario Science Centre. From animatronic monkeys to quadcopter drones to a Canadian Space Agency science rover, we’ve rounded up the best in bots! Through live demonstrations, hands-on activities and challenge-driven workshops, learn about the design, construction, operation and current – and near future – uses of robots. Plus get a list of all other activities taking place and a new exhibition: Castle Builder! More info


March Break Spa Days at Glama Gal
March 12 to March 18, 2018
Award Winning Glama Gal Tween Spa is a Spa Just For Girls that’s all about inspiring girls to be confident, positive and unique. EIt’s GLAMAGRAM March Break Spa days. Each day during the March Break we will be offering a themed spa package special. Select your closest Glama Gal location to book online. Packages can be booked between 10am & 6pm daily. More info


March Break Matinees at The Second City
March 12 to 18, 2018
Brand new for 2018! A young heroine must find her way in a small town where it seems that everyone has mastered their ultra-cool, super hero strengths – except for her that is. Labelled a misfit by everyone, she’s in for a brand new adventure as she fights to save the day using the most unconventional super powers the townspeople have ever seen! We invite you along for the ride as this wonderfully playful tale explores why you should REALLY never judge a hero by their powers. More info


Big Nate, The Musical
March 12 to 25, 2018
Nate Wright, a detention-riddled sixth grader (and drummer for the greatest garage band in the history of the galaxy, Enslave the Mollusk!) hopes to woo beautiful Jenny away from her boyfriend Artur by winning "The Nickelodeon", the first prize in his school's Battle of the Bands. But when Artur and Jenny team up with Nate's arch-rival Gina to form the sap-pop band, Rainbows and Ponies, he's gotta take his game to an all-star level. What will he do? Based on the hit comic strip series by Lincoln Peirce with Book by Jason Loewith and Lincoln Peirce, Music by Jason Loewith and Christpher Youstra and music by Christopher Youstra, a family favourite jumps off the page and onto the stage – live in living colour! More info


The Berenstain Bears LIVE! at Living Arts Centre
March 13 to 14, 2018
Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up. 2 March Break dates. More info


Annual Aladdin & Jasmine March Break Lunch Event!
March 16 and 17, 2018
Join us for our Annual Aladdin & Jasmine March Break Lunch Event at The Sultan's Tent & Cafe Moroc in Toronto! Includes a 3-Course Adult Menu and 3-Course Children's Menu, Colouring, Aladdin Movie, Jasmine & Aladdin Appearance, Games & Interaction Experience, Storytelling & Performance, Aladdin & Jasmine's Interactive Games, Face paint or glitter tattoos, Photo opportunities, Meet & Greet, Princess & Prince Certifications for each Child, Aladdin & Jasmine Colouring Sheets and Lantern Lit Tent Dining. Reservations required. 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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The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront
Until March 2018
Set against the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, the city's most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel Rink has been an unparalleled skating destination in Toronto for 30 years. It has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Best of all – skating is FREE! Check the hotline to see if the rink is open during March Break - weather dependent.
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Spectacle of Lights on Toronto's Waterfront
Until April 2018
Witness three stunning illuminated sights this holiday season during the Spectacle of Lights on Toronto’s Waterfront. See the Toronto Music Garden come alive with a fully-animated lighting experience where music notes, harps and canopy will be shining bright over 39,000 long-life, low-energy LED lights.
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Canada Blooms: The Flower and Garden Festival
March 9, 2018 to March 18, 2018
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 9 to March 18, 2018
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
Until April 22, 2018
The exhibition brings together interactive games, projections, mind-bending augmented-reality installations and innovative coding activities that showcase the creative potential of new technologies.
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TIFF Kids International Film Festival
March 9, 2018 to March 18, 2018
This March Break, TIFF Kids stages a takeover at TIFF Bell Lightbox! Between March 9 and 18, young film lovers will gather to enjoy the best of international and Canadian cinema selected for kids aged 3–13, as the TIFF Kids International Film Festival returns. From films tackling tough topics to those exploring wondrous adventures and notions of ability, this 21st edition of the festival boasts an inspired lineup of programming sure to delight, inform and influence. With programming reflecting Toronto’s diversity, kids from all over the GTA can learn, play, and enjoy at this festival specifically designed with them in mind.
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Build a Periscope at Home Depot
March 10, 2018
Kids will learn how to build a Periscope 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 Periscope. This FREE Hands-on Workshops is designed for children ages 5 to12.
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Family Fan Day at Sony Centre
March 10, 2018
Meet and take a photo with your favourite Canadian stars, see some amazing animals from Hands on Exotics and dance the day away as our DJ plays today’s best music. Doors will open at 10 a.m. There will be contests, quizzes, prizing featured on stage each hour – And it’s FREE for EVERYONE.
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March Weekends at Scarborough Museum
March 10, 2018 to March 11, 2018
Did you know that Canada produces over 80% of the world's Maple Syrup? Throughout Canadian history March has always been known as maple syrup time, and to celebrate this special time of year we'll be preparing freshly-baked maple butter tarts for everyone to try all month long! For some extra luck, kids can make a four leaf clover bookmark. Drop by and indulge in maple this March at Scarborough Museum! Admission is Free or pay-what-you-can.
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Sugar Shack TO
March 10 to March 11, 2018
On the first weekend of March Break, shake off the winter blues at Sugar Shack TO with traditional cabane à sucre activities! Maple Taffy, Ice Activities, Food Market, Specialty Bar, Warming Stations, Live Entertainment. Free Admission!
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Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
March 10, March 16 and March 17, 2018       
Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Your experienced guides lead 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.
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March Break Fun at the Aga Khan Museum
March 10, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Make the Aga Khan Museum an essential destination this March Break featuring hands-on, family-friendly programming all week long. Be among the first to enjoy the special exhibition The World of the Fatimids (opening March 10), which bears witness to a remarkable dynasty, and engage with sight, sound, and interactive displays in the installation Listening to Art, Seeing Music.
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March Break Tours & Activities at Canadian Automotive Museum
March 10, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Family fun returns to the Canadian Automotive Museum this March Break. Take a selfie with Lightning McQueen and make a paper NASCAR race car to take home. Tour guides will be available throughout the week to answer questions. Starting in March, the Canadian Automotive Museum will be open seven days a week so you'll have extra opportunities to see Lightning!
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Imagine Dragons - March Break at Casa Loma
March 10, 2018 to March 18, 2018
This March Break travel to a fairy-tale castle and an era of dragons and adventure. Multiple exciting and interactive theatrical live shows are guaranteed to take you back in time to a bygone era. Marvel at Heavy Meta, a 30’ long, 19’ tall fire-breathing metal dragon, from the terrace. Travel down the 800ft underground tunnel to the stables to visit medieval stallions and our indoor bouncy castle.
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March Break at the ROM
March 10, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Travel back to the Viking era! From legendary explorers on land and sea to imaginative myth-makers and skilled craftspeople, the Norse left a multi-faceted legacy. The Museum will be buzzing with displays, performances, and hands-on activities reflecting the best of the Viking spirit.
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March Break at the Simcoe County Museum​
March 10 to 18, 2017
Our Canada: Day 1 exhibit and programming will help you better understand the experience of the immigrants first arriving in Canada.
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Memorable Munsch at Wychwood Theatre
March 10 to 18, 2018
Four popular Robert Munsch books are strung together and played out in the style of live improv shows and comedy troupes, with high-energy physical humour and animated acting, using the audience’s help along the way.
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March Break Adventures at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
March 10, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Celebrate the final days of winter with outdoor adventures: Southern Ontario’s longest Suspension Bridge, Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes, Scavenger Hunt + path of wooden sculptures, Children’s Adventure Playground, Warm-up Cabin, roast spider dogs + s’mores at the outdoor fire pit and more.
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March Break Family Drop-In at Todmorden Mills
March 10, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Drop in for March Break fun and games in the Valley! Visit our historic homes to sample a tasty treat, and discover toys and games popular in generations past. Look for signs of spring in the Wildflower Preserve with a round of outdoor nature bingo, and make a unique take-home craft.
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March Break at the Toronto Zoo
March 10 to March 18, 2017
Join us this March Break to say goodbye to Canada’s only giant pandas before they end their five years at the Toronto Zoo and move to the Calgary Zoo where they will stay until 2023. The Giant Panda Experience closes permanently on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 6pm. Also on hand for March Break Fun will be our Fun Team, daily Keeper Talks, Animal Encounters and more!
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St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 11, 2018
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. Free.
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Wizard World FUN Park
March 11 to March 18, 2018
WIZARD WORLD FUN PARK is Toronto’s ultimate March break destination. We are thrilled to be back for our 15th year offering families quality entertainment at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place. Our indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 25 mechanical and inflatable rides, a little tots area for kids under 5, arts and crafts, 4 daily show, walk around mascots to meet and greet, and more!
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Cineplex Family Favourites 
March 12 and 16, 2018
Families can enjoy some fun and affordable entertainment this March Break with Cineplex Events’ Family Favourites screenings across Canada. From March 12-16, 2018, participating theatres will host matinee screenings of Oscar-nominated flicks Wonder, The Boss Baby, Ferdinand and Despicable Me 3.
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March Break Family Drop-In at Fort York
March 12 to March 16, 2018
Looking for a day of adventure during March Break? Just bring your family down to Fort York National Historic Site! At this authentic War of 1812 fort, children will have fun trying soldiers' drill classes, officers' sword drill, music workshops and dressing up in costumes. Visitors can sample treats from the 1826 historic kitchen. Learn about the Fort's exciting history through colourful exhibits including the new Visitor Centre and Battle of York Experience. Pick up a Kids' Guide to Fort York and have fun finding the clues to complete its games and puzzles throughout their tour. No registration required.
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Indigo Kids March Break Events
March 12 to March 16, 2018
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 12 to 16, 2018
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 Songwriting at Todmorden Mills
March 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Songwriter-in-Residence Mike Ford will be at Todmorden Mills Monday to Friday of March Break this year, offering his Songwriting Workshops to youth ages 9 and up. The 1hr. workshops will be each day at 12:30 (ages 9-11, with parents) and 2:30 (age 12 and up) and can be enjoyed along with all the other indoor/outdoor fun at Todmorden Mills. Participants can also choose to return on any or all of the five Sundays after March Break to continue developing their song creations. No experience necessary!
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Skate On The Square - Celebration Square
March 12 to March 16, 2018
Skate the Celebration Square ice rink on March Break! The rink is open on Spring Break (March 12 to March 16, 2018) from 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Free admission. 
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March Break Tours: Meet the Austins
March 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
See Spadina, and the history of Toronto, through the eyes of the Austin family, who made it their home. Business people, artists, socialites and philanthropists, the Austins were a prominent family whose struggles and triumphs were closely tied to those of Toronto as they entered the 20th century.
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Mini Pop Kids Live at Richmond Hill Centre For The Performing Arts
March 14, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Your ticket to the BIGGEST concert dance party in RICHMOND HILL has arrived. Don’t miss this high energy, interactive concert that will give every boy, girl, and anyone of any age the chance to party like a POP-star. MINI POP KIDS Live is a concert jam-packed with kid-friendly versions of today’s BIGGEST hits by pop stars like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, and so much more.
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Toronto Sportsmen's Show
March 14, 2018 to March 18, 2018
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 14 to 18 at The International Centre. 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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Children's Wish Foundation Princess and Superhero Party
March 15, 2018
Children’s Wish 3rd annual Princess and Superhero Party, an enchanted evening of everything magical and fun at the beautiful Liberty Grand in Toronto!
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PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure at Sony Centre
March 16, 2018 to March 18, 2018
PAW Patrol Live! sets sail with a new pirate adventure! X barks the spot in this all-new live tour! It's Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big celebration! Just then, Ryder gets a call for help from Cap’n Turbot, who’s fallen into a dark and mysterious cavern. It’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure! 
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Toronto's ComicCON
March 16 to March 18, 2018
Fans can get their geek on during the 3-day show that will be packed with over 400 exhibitors, amazing artists and special guests. Check the website for a Free Kids Coupon with the purchase of an adult admission.
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Musical Hangouts at Solar Stage
March 18, 2018
It’s the warm ‘togetherness’ and informal performance we all love about campfires. Special guests will join us and we’ll tell stories and sing songs in a relaxed community environment. Bring along a story or a song you’d like to share!  Suitable for families of all kinds and sharers of all ages. 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 place! CLICK HERE to get a list from our Calendar of Events. It's already been sorted by March Break!

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