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March Break activities and events in Toronto for 2016

Posted by Alice Prendergast / February 28, 2016

march break 2016March break activities and events in Toronto will have you hitting family-friendly spots around town. Whether you want to take a kid to a sporting event or check out the Toronto Zoo's latest additions, there's plenty to keep you busy when school is out.

Here are a few things to do over March Break in Toronto.

Sugar Beach Sugar Shack (March 12-13)
Sugar Beach is being transformed into a Québec-style sugar shack for the first weekend of March Break. It will feature family-friendly events like maple syrup tasting, performances by Stef Paquette, Mélanie Brulée and Amélies et les Singes Blues and a Choir!Choir!Choir! sing-a-long. If you need a break from sugary treats, you can grab some savoury fare at one of the local food trucks on site.

March Break at the BSM (March 12-20)
If the winter blues are starting to set in, hit up the Bata Shoe Museum and get in on some 'fun in the sun' drop-in activities. You'll get to decorate your own visor and sandal box, add to the community puzzle, try on sandals, play games in the galleries and more.

March Break at the Hockey Hall of Fame (March 12-20)
Got a mini Gretzky on your hands? Head to the Hockey Hall of Fame this March Break to celebrate their love of the game. Try everything from goaltending to hosting a sports broadcast and check out the brand new exhibit: The Changing Face of Hockey: Diversity in Our Game. The Hall of Fame is giving away prizes to kids all week, so you may even walk away with some game-themed swag.

AGO March Break Drop-In Family Fun (March 12-20)
Skip terrorizing your home with glitter, PVA glue and acrylics and let the AGO handle your budding artist. The gallery is hosting drop-in creative days all week where your pint-sized Michelangelo can practice printmaking, painting and constructing.

Oh Baby - It's March Break at the Toronto Zoo (March 12-20)
Are you obsessed with the Toronto Zoo's youngest residents? Me too, and chances are so are kids. On March Break see the white lion cubs, polar bear cub and Canada's first giant panda cubs. There will be info stations and keeper talks if you're down for a little animal education, as well.

Enchanted March Break at the ROM (March 12-20)
The ROM has more than a few activities planned for March Break this year. Catering to all interests, there's a Toronto Fringe puppet performance of Hamlet, a Silk Road experience, a banquet-style feast and much more.

TIFF Kids Presents: Treasures from DreamWorks Animation (March 12-20)
From the 12th to the 20th TIFF will be showing new and old DreamWorks films. The line up includes favourites like Shrek, The Croods, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Rise of the Guardians and Megamind.

Raptors 905 March Break Madness at Air Canada Centre (March 14)
Raptors tickets may be sold out, but that doesn't mean you can't see a quality game during the break. March Break Madness is hitting the ACC on the 14th and you can cheer on the Toronto Raptors' NBA D-League affiliate, Raptors 905, as they face-off against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Aside from b-ball, expect performances from the Raptors 905 mascot, t-shirt tosses, dance cams, contests and more.

March Break at Evergreen Brick Works (March 14-18)
Instead of spending March Break kicking it in PJs by the TV, get outside. At the Evergreen Brick Works you'll get to indulge in local eats, try woodworking, go on tours, see child-friendly performances all while getting some fresh air.

Family Favourites: March Break (March 14-18)
For five days participating Cineplex theatres in the GTA will be screening family friendly movies including Minions, Paddington and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water for only $2.99.

March Break Mystery Fun (March 14-20)
In honour of March Break the Black Creek Pioneer Village is hosting a mystery game: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Stolen Sheep. Dig around the village for clues, question characters on the scene and find your way through mazes to solve the case. Once you've finished, get in on the Maple Syrup Adventures and sample syrups and take part in maple-themed activities.

Toronto Marlies March Break Games (March 18-19)
During March Break the Toronto Marlies have two home games (one Thursday and another Friday) at the Ricoh Coliseum. Tickets for both games start as low as $10, making it an extremely affordable option.

What did I miss? Add your March Break plans to the comments.

Photo via the Raptors 905 on Facebook.

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