Family

Feb 24 2018 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
Welcome the Year of the Dog with the TSO! This dazzling celebration for the whole family features fun-filled music from both Chinese and Western origins, plus costumes, dancing, and more. You won’t want to miss the festivities!
from Dec 16 2017 to Mar 18 2018
One hundred all-new images from across the globe reveal fascinating animal behaviour, otherworldly marine scenes, and breathtaking landscapes—in ways the human eye might never see unaided.
Mar 24 2018 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
Join the TSO and the cast from Classical Kids Live! as you learn the story of Gershwin and his music. With over twenty of Gershwin’s most popular works featured in this concert, including Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm, and An American in Paris, this program is sure to please kids of all ages!
Apr 21 2018 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
It’s time to use your imagination and go on an adventure with the TSO! The perfect concert for the daydreamer in all of us, The Animated Orchestra introduces us to a curious and creative ferret named Ari who leads the audience on a journey through which we discover the magic of music and the orchestra. Be a part of creating the story with narrator Greg Smith and the TSO. Also, enjoy orchestral favourites with the TSO that spark your imagination, including an audience sing-along!
Jan 14 - Jun 24 2018, 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Animal Explorers provides a series of fun scavenger hunts for kids ages 12 and under. Children can team up with one of our cuddly Animal Explorers and take them along as they explore the ROM. Most Sundays 11 AM to 3 PM; free with Museum admission.
Jul 20 - Aug 01 2018
We will visit Star City, just outside Moscow, the once secret site to train the pride of the Soviet Union, Russian cosmonauts. Canada’s Chris Hadfield trained in its full-sized Soyuz capsules. We will visit the great sites of Moscow too… Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin. Then on to see the greatest treasures of the Old Russian Empire in St. Petersburg with its renowned palaces, canals and a jewel of the art world – the Hermitage. Your host for this unique trip will be Bob McDonald of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks.
Aug 17 - Sep 03 2018
The President's Choice SuperDogs are back at the Canadian National Exhibition with shows daily!
Feb 24 2018 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
Cinderella is a magical show for the whole family as it combines the magic of a beautiful fairy tale and the elegance of ballet performance.
Feb 03-25 2018
When Kate and Timmy learn they are mandated to be a Princess and a Knight (respectively), they struggle with those royal gender roles because their talents are better suited to other things; it’s their teamwork and mutual support on their foretold quest that help them discover who they'll become.
Feb 16-25 2018
At CIAS 2018 you could win $10,000 for racing eSports cars. That's right. The AutoShow has teamed up with BMW, Xbox, ASUS Canada, Republic of Gamers, Canada Computer & Electronics and MediaXP to host daily competitions on the premiere racing game, Forza Motorsport 7. The fastest daily qualifiers will be invited back for the Grand Finale on Feb. 25th to compete for thousands in cash and prizes.
Jan 19 - Feb 25 2018
Discover, explore and engage as five interactive public art installations break through Queens Quay West this winter.
Feb 23-25 2018
Canada’s largest showcase of outdoor gear and adventure travel experiences! See it! Do it! Live it!
Feb 17 - Mar 03 2018
YPT’s award-winning show for babies returns, prior to a provincial tour! Observe your littlest play-goer experience everyday objects being transformed into fabulous, theatrical phenomena.
Mar 05 2018 (Monday), 03:00 PM
Light Classics
Mar 03-06 2018
Celebrate Toronto – Festival honouring Toronto’s 184th Anniversary ☆ Celebrate Toronto, the 4-day festival honouring Toronto's 184th Anniversary, will be held at Nathan Phillips Square, March 3rd - 6th 2018. The festival will include vendors, shopping, food trucks, interactive activities, DJ skate parties, and our annual photography competition!
Mar 10 2018 (Saturday), 07:00 PM
The show «Anima Allegra» Litsedeyi is coming to Toronto. The director Slave Polunin started the semi-professional pantomime theater, Litsedeyi (Russian for "mummers" or literally "people who make faces") in 1968. The participants believed Konstantin Stanislavski, who stated that any theater dies after it has existed for 20 years...
Mar 09-11 2018
Join us in celebrating Nowruz, the Persian/Iranian New Year, with a three day festival of music, dance, theatre, film, visual arts, kids activities, food, and bazaar. This festival includes numerous programming for children and features notable performances and events by prominent Iranian artists. The Tirgan Nowruz Festival is rounded out by a diverse marketplace that present Iranian/Canadian arts and crafts, artisan cuisine, and a variety of culinary delights, as well as a traditional tea house.
Mar 14 2018 (Wednesday), 06:30 PM
Your ticket to the BIGGEST concert dance party in RICHMOND HILL has arrived. Don’t miss this high energy, interactive concert that will give every boy, girl, and anyone of any age the chance to party like a POPstar. MINI POP KIDS Live is a concert jam-packed with kid-friendly versions of today’s BIGGEST hits by pop stars like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, and so much more. Get your ticket to to a party where everyone is inspired to SING, DANCE and MAKE IT POP alongside the best selling children’s POP vocal group in Canada, The MINI POP KIDS.
Mar 13-14 2018, 12:30 PM
Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.
Mar 17 2018 (Saturday), 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Feb 05 - Mar 17 2018
Gardens, like people, need sustenance and attention in order to thrive. In this beloved classic, Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle in Yorkshire. Left to wander his gloomy old manor, Mary lashes out at those around her. Then… she discovers a mysterious hidden garden. In taking refuge there, Mary uncovers secrets that, like her, need to be brought into the sunshine.
from Dec 08 2017 to Mar 18 2018
The West Island of Ontario Place is Toronto’s new destination for all your favourite winter activities. Take a stroll through the West Island to experience our beautiful winter setting and enjoy activities and attractions along the way. Admission is free!
Mar 09-18 2018
Ismailova Theatre of Dance presents “Nightingale” - a physical theatre adaptation of the timeless fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It’s the story of an unlikely friendship between the Emperor and a small nightingale. She cured his melancholy and brought him joy, but their friendship is tested when an unexpected gift arrives from overseas - a mechanical nightingale decorated with preсious stones. This new nightingale dazzles the eye, making the real nightingale’s inner beauty easy to overlook.
Mar 03-25 2018
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! Based on the Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice! The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.
Mar 14-25 2018
Direct from sell-out seasons in London, Hong Kong and Edinburgh comes the mind-blowing vocal show GOBSMACKED! the latest sensation from the UK. This next-generation a cappella show redefines the limits of the human voice. Featuring the reigning world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee and an international cast of world-class vocalists, GOBSMACKED! weaves stories through all forms of a cappella from traditional street corner harmonies to cutting edge, multi-track live looping. Heart stopping singing and jaw dropping beatboxing guarantees the audience will leave with a song in their heart and a smile on their face. GOBSMACKED! is the latest break-out show that everyone is talking about – it’s funny, joyful and uplifts the spirits of all ages!
Mar 23-25 2018
Meet 600 exhibitors showing boats, docks, builders, contractors, innovative building products, green solutions, decor and style, arts and crafts, food and entertaining, water toys and more. It’s our 24th annual kick-off to summertime fun and we can’t wait to see you at our cottage!
Mar 29-31 2018
Finding Wolastoq Voice is a story about a young Wolastoqiyik Indigenous woman who has been living in the dark for a very long time but finally is awakened by the sounds and voices of her ancestors. Finding Wolastoq Voice marks the theatrical debut of Samaqani Cocahq (“The Water Spirit”) Natalie Sappier of Tobique First Nation, featuring choreography by Aria Evans (Mi’kmaq/Black/British). This piece was developed with support from the Canada Council for the Arts Playwright Residency.
Mar 30 - Apr 01 2018
Canada's Largest pet festival for pet lovers, family, friends and your pets! Yes you can bring your pets! Free parking, hundreds of pet vendors, entertainment and education. Meet your favourite breeds and spoil your pet best friend and pet family member! Highlights include: Agility Area for your pet Dock Diving FlyBall Animal Ambassadors Interactive Zoo Canadian Kennel Clubs Parade of Breeds Grooming World including Groomers Competition
from Oct 29 2017 to Apr 15 2018, 01:15 PM
Artists featured in the main-stage concerts will also perform a one-hour interactive concert especially designed for young people age 5-11, at Music & Truffles, the same days at 1:15 p.m. in Walter Hall. Host Joanna explores the music and chats with the artists, facilitating some audience involvement. Adults wishing to learn more about music and music-making are also welcome. Everyone receives a Lindt chocolate truffle at the end.
Apr 09-27 2018
Are you a risk taker? “Risky” Phil is extremely cautious. He has always lived with his colourful Aunt Gigi, a hairdresser with a flair for the dramatic. When a new client shows up, the story of Phil’s history starts to unravel and he discovers he isn’t the orphan Aunt Gigi always said he was. This comedy about fathers and sons challenges you to consider how much of YOU is actually determined by your roots.
Feb 17 - May 06 2018
Four popular Robert Munsch books are strung together and played out in the style of live improv shows and comedy troupes, with high-energy physical humour and animated acting, using the audience’s help along the way.
May 06 2018 (Sunday)
Bring happy feet of all sizes to this community dance party. Hose Amanda Cordner will have you shaking your sillies out from head to toe in perfect time.
May 01-12 2018
As far as Margie is concerned, she is the best fisher in her family. Then one day she slips on the rocks and tumbles into the water. But instead of drowning, she sprouts fins and a tail and discovers she can breathe! Margie’s perspective changes as she learns from animals and elders, of her Indigenous forebearers, the Salmon People. This beautiful dance-drama encourages you to consider your own relationship to the world around you.
Feb 10 - May 13 2018
Tukilik, an Inuktitut word defined as a “thing that has meaning”, is an apt title for this exhibition that explores the many meanings and artistic interpretations of inuksuit (plural of inukshuk) of Baffin Island. There are over 60 photographs, drawings, prints, and sculptures from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection including the Norman E. Hallendy Archive.
May 14-20 2018
For the third year running, Paprika Festival is partnering with Native Earth to present a week-long festival of work entirely created by young artists. Following a year of professional theatre training and mentorship programs, this youth-led professional performing arts organization will showcase creations from the next generation for one full week in Aki Studio. With the support of Native Earth, Paprika Festival will also offer a new program dedicated to supporting and presenting the work of young Indigenous artists. Paprika programs are free of cost for participants and offer exceptional training in playwriting, performing, directing, producing, collective creation, design, and arts administration.
Jan 04 - Jun 17 2018
It’s the warm ‘togetherness’ and informal performance we all love about campfires, but all throughout the year. 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.
May 26 - Jul 01 2018
This highly acclaimed adaptation brings new life to Stevenson’s classic through virtuosic performances and big laughs. Coming fresh off of 4 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations, the cast of four shines in full historical costume while athletically swapping amongst a myriad of lively characters.
Jun 02 - Sep 16 2018
J.E.H MacDonald: Up Close will celebrate the art and science of J.E.H. MacDonald’s artistic practice through an examination of his works from the McMichael collection. McMichael Conservator, Alison Douglas, will share the research results from a Canadian Conservation Institute study that created a base line for ‘what makes a MacDonald painting?’ Complete with microscopic photographs, the materials and methods of the artist will be explored in depth, especially in relation to the artist’s fondness for small studies.