March on the Cheap!
Eleanor’s Secret at TIFF
Discover all of the fun free or cheap things to do in Toronto this March including movies, nature activities, festivals, historic activities, and more! In fact, you could say that Toronto is bursting with free things to do! Our top picks...
Nature Play at Evergreen Brick Works
Come join us in Chimney Court, meet our animators, and take part in projects, crafts, and games of an elemental theme! Always evolving, Chimney Court is designed to activate the imaginations of children—inviting them to engage in open-ended play. Saturdays in March.
Admission: $5 Suggested Donation
March Weekends at Scarborough Museum
Check out family fun activities at Scarborough Museum and discover rural life from the 1850s to 1900 in Scarborough's Thomson Memorial Park.! Sample fresh baked treats, join in a scavenger hunt, and try out a simple craft. This event takes places Saturdays and Sundays in March.
Admission is Pay-What-You-Can!
March Fun: Ontario's Legislative Building
Introduce your children to Ontario's Parliament with an interactive program with activities for kids 6 to 10. Explore the Legislative Building through a scavenger hunt, participate in a craft activity, and discover the world of Parliament in a debate featuring the traditional black robes. March 11-15.
Free Shows at Fantasy Fair
Visit Ontario's largest indoor amusement park during March Break and ride, play, and see free shows including The Trevor Interactive Dance Show, Rob Testa's Magic, Show or Johnny Toronto's Juggling & Unicycle Show. Check fantasyfair.ca/events for dates/times.
Admission: Shows Free | Rates apply to rides.
The Natrel Rink at Harbourfront
Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel Rink is a popular skating destination in the heart of the city. March is the last opportunity for visitors to enjoy the artificially-cooled outdoor rink while skating to music and taking in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Ontario. Closes March 10.
March Break Guided Walks in Rouge Park
Bring the kids out to Rouge Park for a March Break Guided Walk and explore our wilderness close to home! Adults welcome! Walks are for kids aged 4-12, so please pick the one that's right for you. Full details for each walk can be found on our walk schedule available online. Mar. 11-15.
Free March Break Weekend at TIFF
Bell Free Weekend returns offering free access to all regular film screenings plus family films and events taking place only on Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17, courtesy of Bell. Free Film Screenings include: The Magicians, Lotte and the Moonstone Secret and Eleanor’s Secret.
Purple Woods Maple Syurp Festival
With the approach of spring a person may be sure of several things: birds will be singing and pancakes will be flipping at the 38th Annual Maple Syrup Festival at Purple Woods Conservation Area in Oshawa. March 2, 3, March Break: March 9 to 17 and March 23, 24.
Admission: $8 for a family pass.
Cineplex Family Favourites
Saturday mornings at 11:00AM. Watch a family favourite each week for only $2.50. Portion of proceeds go towards supporting Starlight Children's Foundation. March films: Shrek 2, Happy Feet, The Indian In The Cupboard, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Spy Kids.
$2.50 per Movie
Dachshund UN at Harbourfront
Shock, delight, cacophony! A meeting of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights staged with the help of specially recruited dachshunds in this wild performance installation. Joyful & chaotic, spectacular & fascinating, Dachshunds UN questions our capacity to imagine & achieve a universal system of justice. March 1-3.
St. Patrick's Day Parade Toronto
The Toronto St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 12:00 noon with the procession starting from Bloor and St. George (near old U of T Varsity Stadium). The Parade will continue along Bloor Street down Yonge and finishes on Queen Street at Nathan Philips Square. The parade is expected to take approximately 1-1/2 hours to pass any given point.