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Family Day in the City

Monday, February 20, 2017

Celebrate Family Day with us! Enjoy free outdoor and indoor activities at locations across the city.

New for 2017! Stop by a Recreation Registration Information Table at one of the following locations to find out about recreation programs, get a family number and learn how to register for programs.

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Free Activities

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There are 52 outdoor rinks or skating trails to choose from! Please visit the Outdoor Rinks page for locations, amenities and schedules. The operation of outdoor rinks is weather-permitting.

Skating Trails can be found at Colonel Sam Smith Park, Greenwood Park, Dieppe Park and Rennie Park. There will be entertainers and family activities at Mel Lastman Square from 12 - 4pm, and a live DJ at Nathan Phillips Square from 1 - 4pm. Tim Hortons will be serving complimentary coffee and hot chocolate at Nathan Phillips Square also from 1 – 4pm.

The MLSE Foundation, in partnership with Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, will be hosting a community event at Campbell Avenue Playground Outdoor Rink from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs alumnus Darryl Sittler will attend, along with mascots and Toronto Maple Leafs hockey development coaches. The event will also include hot chocolate, cookie decorating and giveaways.

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ExpandRiverdale Farm

Come by and see your favourite barnyard animals up close, in the heart of the city. Free admission.

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Activities for a Fee

Skiing and Snowboarding

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You can ski and snowboard in the city! Parks, Forestry and Recreation operates slopes at Earl Bales Park, weather permitting.

Tow/lift passes start at $11.50 depending on age, length of time and lift type. There are no classes on Family Day. Family Day 1-hour registered private ski and snowboard lessons are running as scheduled.

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Find the Ski and Snowboard Centre near you!