Family Day events in Toronto run the gamut from programs and activities at the city’s cultural institutions to the kick-off of the always popular WinterStationsÂ at the Eastern Beaches. It’s one of the busiest Mondays of the year, so get planning.Â
Events you might want to check out:
WinterStations (February 19 – April 1 @ The Beaches)
WinterStations brings the world's finest in design, architecture, and contemporary art to the Beaches, with giant sculptures that can survive the harshness of Canadian winter lining the waterfront.
Brewer's Backyard Winter Warmers (February 19 @ Evergreen Brick Works)
Spend Family Day at this kickoff event for The Brewer's Backyard, with a lineup of breweries that include 5 Paddles, Junction Craft Brewing, Great Lakes Brewery, Beau's, Black Oak and Shacklands. There will also be food from Delight Bite, Los Vietnamita, Arepa Republic and Heirloom.
D-Beat Forever Fest (February 19 @ D-Beatstro)
Tonight's the last night at beloved vegan cafe, live music venue and DIY event space D-Beatstro. Celebrate with a packed lineup including Respire, Prom Nite, Kaleidoscope Horse, Dead Broke and more.
WinterFest (February 19 @ Canoe Landing Park)
If you've camped out in your condo all winter, a trip down to the skating area at Canoe Landing Park might be in order. There will ice carving demonstrations, maple syrup snow candy, and lots of kid-focused activities, but also a great community vibe, which is rare in this vertical neighbourhood.
Family Day Fun at the AGO (February 19 @ Art Gallery of Ontario)
The AGO has a variety of family-oriented activities on tap today, but for those who just want to take the holiday Monday to cruise the galleries, this could be a great chance to check out the remarkable Mitchell/Riopelle exhibition, which just kicked off yesterday.
Family Day at DX (February 19 @ Design Exchange)
The Design Exchange is in full DIY mode on Family day. There's a whole host of hands-on activities planned including mini-chair making, which sounds intriguing for anyone who hasn't built something in a while.
Family Day at Hot Docs (February 19 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Hot Docs marks Family Day with two films featuring outspoken role-models and activists Jane Goodall and Dolores Huerta. The first doc on Goodall runs at 1 p.m. followed by the Huerta screening at 3:30 p.m.
Carla Bruni (February 19 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Toronto))
Former supermodel and famous spouse of Nicolas Sarkozy, Carla Bruni has returned her focus to music now that she's out of the political spotlight. You might even her some English tunes at this show, which is a recent development for the singer-songwriter.
Free Pizza & Comedy (February 19 @ The Ossington)
The Ossington Comedy hosts a special Family Day night featuring more than 10 comics and free pizza for those in attendance.