8 Free And Fun Things To Do Over March Break In Toronto

Schools out and March Break is in full swing! If you’re looking for some family activities that are fun and free (while also entertaining for adults), then look no further. There are a variety of community events happening throughout the city, some exclusive to March Break, and others you may finally have time to check out. Whether it’s movies, public art, or outdoor activities, it’s time to get up off the couch for some good old “family bonding” time!

Take a look at 8 free things to do over March Break in Toronto below and make some unforgettable memories!

Solve A Mystery At Black Creek Pioneer Village

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Now until Sunday March 17th

Open weekdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and weekends 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Black Creek Pioneer Village in North York is putting something special on for March Break. All week guests will have the opportunity to solve a murder mystery, as well as partake in some of the usual happenings like the Sugar Shack Discovery Zone and wagon rides around the village.

Head Over To Ontario Place

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Now until Sunday March 17th

This week is the last several days of Ontario Place’s Winter Festival, so get out there before it’s over. Admission is free and includes the Winter Light Exhibit, skating, and a community bonfire. This is a great way to enjoy the West island during the winter months and see it unlike how you have before.

Visit The Winter Stations Exhibit

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Now until April 1st

If you haven’t seen the Winter Stations exhibit at Woodbine Beach Front in Toronto, now is the perfect time to go! Since the kiddies are out of school, bring the whole brood, and take a look at one of the most interesting public art exhibits the city has to offer. Many photo ops are bound to be had, and don’t forget to bring some hot cocoa. See a list of exhibits here.

Spend Some Time At The Leslieville Farmers Market

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Sunday March, 17th

The Leslieville Farmers Market will be taking place this Sunday at the Redwood theatre from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Head over with the family to pick up some fresh produce from local farmers and producers, as well as browse prepared food and craft vendors. Along with live music, kids fun like face painting and colouring activities will begin at 10:00 am. As for the adults, unwind with a cocktail from the LFM bar – it might not be free, but it’s certainly worth it.

Shop At The Trinity Bellwoods Flea

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Sunday March, 17th

Another great market to visit over March break, and that is more central, is the Trinity Bellwoods Flea located in the Great Hall on Queen West. Taking place this Sunday, window shop 60+ vendors featuring clothing, beauty, decor, food, and more. As always, admission to the market is free and everything is local! In addition to that, four legged friends are welcomed and kiddos are encouraged, as the event page puts it.

Spend The Day At Evergreen Brickworks

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Open daily

Evergreen Brickworks has to be Toronto’s favourite winter village, offering up a number of family fun activities for free admission. Unfortunately, skating has been closed for the season, but the food market and permanent art exhibits remain open for your enjoyment. There is also a special Seedy Sunday event happening on the 17th, where attendees can swap seeds and learn about agriculture and their Saturday farmer’s market should definitely be on your list too!

Visit The Animals At High Park Zoo

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Open Daily

March Break is the perfect time to explore the High Park Zoo. If you haven’t been to the zoo, which is open daily from 7:00 am to dusk, it actually has quite the variety of interesting animals. Think bison, llamas, wallabies, peacocks, and more – 20+ animal species to be exact. This is a great way to see some live animals and learn some new facts. Who knows, maybe they’ll come in handy during trivia?

Catch A Flick At Cineplex

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Various times

While it may not be free, special $2.99 pricing for a list of popular family-friendly movies is pretty damn affordable if you ask me. Select Cineplex locations all over the GTA are screening four movies every day this Monday to Friday, starting at 11:00 am. Take your pick of The Grinch, Mighty Pups, Smallfoot, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

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