Friday, March 18, 2016

City of Toronto's family activities for Easter weekend

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  March 18, 2016  
City of Toronto's family activities for Easter weekend

The City of Toronto will offer many fun activities at its recreational facilities and attractions, as well as at City historic sites, during the coming Easter weekend. 

Recreation programs, services and permits
No recreation programs or permits at parks and recreation facilities are scheduled on Friday, March 25 (Good Friday) and Monday, March 28 (Easter Monday), with the exception of scheduled tournament or league play at indoor arenas. Programs and services will operate as usual on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27.

Residents can contact their local community and recreation centre or visit for more information about individual facilities.


Riverdale Farm

Riverdale Farm features a variety of farm animals, including domesticated waterfowl, chickens, turkeys, pigs, and brand new triplet goat kids. Visitors can stroll the grounds, visit the barns and paddocks, and meet the farmers. The farm is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. More information:

Toronto Island Park

Toronto Island Park is just minutes away from the downtown core by ferry. The islands are a great place to walk, roll, cycle, explore and enjoy views of the city skyline, offering fun for the whole family. Franklin Children's Garden is open daily: More information:

High Park Zoo (on Deer Pen Road)
The High Park Zoo is home to domestic and exotic animals, including a baby Highland calf and twin Barbary lambs. The animal attraction is open daily, year-round from 7 a.m. to dusk. More information: 

Easter flower shows
Easter flower shows are in full bloom at Centennial Park Conservatory and Allan Gardens Conservatory. 

Both shows feature lilies, primroses, spring bulbs and cineraria. The two conservatories are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. More information is available by calling Centennial Park Conservatory at 416-394-8543 and Allan Gardens Conservatory at 416-392-7288.

Easter activities at Toronto's historic sites 
All of the City's 10 historic sites will be closed on Friday March 25. Fort York National Historic Site and Spadina Museum are the only locations that will open on Monday, March 28. All the historic sites will be open on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, offering tours and activities. Regular admission fees apply. Times and activity details vary by location. More information is available at: 

This news release is also available on the City's website: 

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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Media contacts: 
Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726, 
Shane Gerard, Strategic Communications, 416-397-5711, 

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