Five Things To Do This Family Day Long Weekend

Long Weekend Alert!

In case you forgot, this weekend is the Family Day long weekend. So yes, that means you have an extra day to head out in this fine city and see what events it has to offer. Cue our inner Stefon: “This weekend has everything from film festivals, to exhibitions and concerts and more!”

Here’s what to do this family day long weekend:



Start your weekend off right at Friday Night Live at the ROM! This week’s theme is Lunar Love so head on down for a night of dancing and drinking while appreciating all the incredible museum has to offer. FNL tickets also gets you admission into the ROM’s Christian Dior exhibit, and Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Canadian International Autoshow

Get your engines revving this weekend at the Canadian International Autoshow. Whether you’re in the market for a new car or just want to see what’s in store for the future of automobiles the autoshow is a can’t-miss event for the car enthusiast.

Catch A Show

This weekend is packed with great shows! Start your weekend on checking out American indie pop group COIN Friday at the MOD Club! On Saturday, head to the Drake Hotel for dinner and drinks before Polaris Prize-winning artist Lido Pimentia takes the stage. Take advantage of the extra hangover day on Monday and check out Frightened Rabbit Sunday night at the MOD Club.

Toronto Black Film Festival

In the mood for a flick this weekend? If Black Panther isn’t your thing, there’s tons of other great movies being showcased at the Toronto Black Film Festival this weekend. Kicking off this weekend, TBFF takes place at venues across the city, and promises “the most outstanding and most powerful black films while creating a space to debate major cultural, social and socio-economic issues.” For showtimes and tickets check here.

Fort York Family Day

Make it a day of family fun (and learning, but shhhh)! On Monday, take your family down to the Fort York historic site. Try baked goods from the sites historic kitchen, and sit by the roaring fire while sipping on hot cocoa. Did we mention it’s free? Top it all off with a skate at the new scenic Bentway skating trail!