March on the Cheap! 2018

Free admission for Kids at Toronto's ComiCON

March Break is the best reason to love March, but you'll love this month even more when things are free or cheap! There is a ton of stuff going on. Read on to plan a fun filled month.Here's what you and your family can look forward to...

Cineplex Family Favourites - March
Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11:00 am for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family.
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Free Admission on Wednesday Nights at the AGO
Weekly on Wednesdays
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is an art museum in Toronto's Downtown Grange Park district, on Dundas Street West between McCaul Street and Beverley Street. Its collection includes more than 80,000 works spanning the 1st century to the present-day. The gallery has 45,000 square metres (480,000 sq ft) of physical space, making it one of the largest galleries in North America.
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Rouge Park Guided Walks
Various dates in March
Join us to discover the park's natural, cultural and agricultural stories with our friendly and fun Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. We have something for everyone, if you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people! Free admission.
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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 website for dates.
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Toronto Light Festival
Until March 4, 2018
The Toronto Light Festival is a new visual journey and an imaginative cerebral adventure. During the cold, dark days of winter, City residents will be drawn out of their traditional indoor habitats to experience Toronto in a way they never have before. The Festival exhibits the creativity of local and international artists and is a winter experience designed to entertain & inspire. Free admission.
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Player Tryouts - Armour Heights Soccer Club
Until March 10, 2018
Armour Heights Soccer Club player tryouts for competitive teams ages under 8, under 9, under 10, under 11, under 12, under 13, under 14, under 8 girls and  2 girls. Free.
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ICE BREAKERS on Toronto's Waterfront
Extended until March 18, 2018
Ice Breakers 2018 showcases five wintertime art installations located on Queens Quay West between York Street and Spadina Avenue. A giant red bear reclining in the snow, a cosy cabin made from tree roots and a jingling wind chime constellation are just some of the installations that visitors to Toronto's downtown Waterfront can experience this winter. Free.
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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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Seedy Saturday
March 3, 2018
Seedy Saturday is an opportunity for residents to get together to swap seeds, attend workshops, meet vendors, and buy from local seed companies. This is a great event for new and experienced gardeners, and it will include an interactive kids' area. Free admission.
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Sunday FUnday - General Stores at Oshawa Museum
March 4, 2018
General stores played an important role in small communities of the 1800s because they offered many goods and services all under one roof. Oshawa’s first shop was at the four corners and owned by Edward Skae in the 1830s. Come down to the Museum on Sunday March 4 from 12 – 4 pm and examine artefacts from early shops and stores of Oshawa. Write a letter in pen and ink and weigh it on the postage scale, grind some coffee and put together an order from the 1901 Eaton’s Catalogue! This event is free for all ages.
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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. FREE Hands-on Workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12.
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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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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. Note: Admission is required for Canada Blooms however kids 12 and under are Free.
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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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Power Kids: Extra, Extra... Read All About It!
March 11, 2018
Many of the images and texts in Michael Landy’s exhibition, DEMONSTRATION, were submitted by citizens who found them in news articles based on current events in Toronto, across Canada and around the world. Every participant in this workshop gets to create one (or more!) headline, article and illustration to be submitted to a collective newspaper illustrating the current events in our everyday lives.
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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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Downsview Park Nature Connection: Pop-up Adventure Playground
March 11 and March 25, 2018
Nature Connection is a FREE nature program for families. Connect with the natural world at Downsview Park! Downsview Park staff will take you on a free outdoor Park program based on nature-themed topics to get you exploring the natural world, starting with Downsview Park!
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Cineplex Family Favourites for March Break 
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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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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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 Mystery Fun at Black Creek Pioneer Village
March 12 to 18, 2018
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 stolen Jewels! Also delve into the delicious world of maple syrup. Kids 14 years and younger are FREE during March Break with an adult admission!
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Toronto's ComiCON
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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Solar Observing at Ontario Science Centre
March 24, 2018
Safely observe the sun with specially filtered telescopes. Learn about our nearest star and try your eye at spotting exotic surface features, including sunspots, spicules and prominences. This program is offered by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Free admission.
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Power Kids: Memory Tricks
March 25, 2018
Mirrors are an important visual element in Kader Attia’s artworks, especially in the the film Reflecting Memory. Reflections are used to create optical illusions which fool our eyes at first, later giving way to new stories. Inspired by Attia’s interest in mirrors and memory, we will construct dioramas illustrating personal memories using mirrors in place of missing elements to create fluid narratives.
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More Free March Events
Our Events Calendar is always being updated so there may be more Free March events taking place! CLICK HERE to get a list from our Calendar of Events. It's already been sorted by Free Events!

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