Free Things to Do in Toronto Over March Break

Free things to do in Toronto March Break

The kids are at home for the week and you’re on a budget. Not to worry, Toronto is full of things to do and places to visit that are completely free. Yes, we said free.

Sugar Shack Toronto |

Tap into the sweet experience of maple syrup at the Sugar Shack. Wander around and enjoy maple taffy, ice activities, a winter marketplace, skating rink, obstacle course and keep yourself toasty in the warming shack.

March 9 and 10 from 11 am to 5 pm at Sherbourne Common (Lower Sherbourne and Queen’s Quay)


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St. Patrick’s Day Parade |

Luck is on your side! You can start off your March Break with a parade! The Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the largest in North America. Beginning at Bloor/St. George Street, the tidal wave of green will head east on Bloor, south on Yonge, and finish at Nathan Phillips Square (via Queen). Expect to see marching bands, unique floats, and hundreds of leprechauns.

Sunday, March 10


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Winter Stations |

What better way to celebrate March Break than going to the beach! Yes, you can enjoy the beach in cold weather too thanks to Winter Stations. Located at the western end of Woodbine Beach in the Beaches your kids can have frosty fun as they walk through a Butterfly Forest, play among abstract animals or even pretend they are giant Whac-a-Moles.

Open Now through April 1st


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Downsview Park: Nature Connection Signs of Spring |

Register in advance for this free outdoor park program where you will head into the forest to play games follow tracks and search for clues that a new season is around the corner. Bundle up for an afternoon of natural fun.

Sunday, March 10 – 2 pm to 4 pm


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March Break Fun at Black Creek Pioneer Village |

Your determined detective can help Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve a mystery! Crack codes and interview suspects, then get a taste of sweet stuff at Maple Syrup Show. Kids 14 and under are free during March Break with the purchase of an adult or senior admission.

March 11 – 17


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Ontario Place|

Visit interactive light exhibits at the Winter Light Exhibit, skate on synthetic ice along the stunning landscape of the Lake Ontario shoreline, and then warm up while you sip hot chocolate and roast marshmallows by a big bonfire.

Open until March 17


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Visit an Indoor Garden

Bring a little green (and warmth) into your day by exploring two of the conservatories Toronto has to offer. Both are free and the Allan Gardens also has a playground if you want to brave the cooler temps.

Allan Gardens Conservatory |

Centennial Park Conservatory |

Riverdale Farm |

Get a taste of the farm life in the heart of the city! You and your kids will get a first-hand taste of farm life, from raising livestock (cows, pigs, sheep, goats and chickens) to the year-round handwork and craft programs in The Meeting House. Admission is free, 7 days a week.



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