Press Release:
Explore, Excite & Entertain in Toronto this March Break

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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TORONTO (February 23, 2015) – This March Break families travelling to Toronto will stay intrigued and entertained with special exhibits, live theatre, sporting events and family-friendly attractions all week long from March 14-22, 2015. Soar high above the city at the CN Tower, get creative at ComiCon or stir up something sweet at Le Dolci’s baking classes. Check out www.SeeTorontoNow.com for more information.

Attractions & Events

Visit the Toronto Zoo this break and you’re sure to have a wild time with some animal friends including the magnificent polar bears, African penguins, Western lowland gorillas, red pandas, Arctic wolves and more. Looking for some warmth? Stop by one of the five tropical pavilions, bursting with animals, plants and sea life. Grab a hot chocolate and take in one of the educational and fun daily Keeper Talks, and drop by and chat with the knowledgeable volunteers stationed throughout the Zoo. torontozoo.com

This March Break, make the CN Tower your next big adventure. Explore the world’s #1 elevator ride, LookOut Glass Floor and SkyTerrace observation areas, movie, plus enjoy March Break week activities. At a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), the CN Tower is Canada’s National Tower, an engineering Wonder and Toronto’s must see. SAVE with the $99 Family Pass – 4 General Admission tickets (4 tickets with a maximum of 2 people between the ages of 13-64). cntower.ca

This March Break travel to a medieval fairytale castle and explore the King’s Court at Casa Loma! Discover your inner hero on an adventure that includes challenging gallant games, solving princely puzzles, interactive medieval theatre, making creative crafts and more! Meet Cinderella and sing along to her favourite songs. Complete the Hero’s quest and receive your regal reward from the King’s Court! Kings Court runs from 9:30am – 5pm daily from March 14-22. casaloma.org

One of the city’s most creative and diverse March Break camps, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) offers an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by the collections and research of a world-class museum. A huge variety of offerings ensures that you’ll find a program to match your interest and abilities. The ROM’s fascinating galleries, authentic artifacts and outstanding professional staff guarantee that your camp experience will be hard to beat. rom.on.ca

Boost your brain with a day of hands-on, interactive discovery at the Ontario Science Centre’s Day Camps! Hop on the Ontario Science Centre Express, powered by curiosity and creativity. First stop – the Pulp Mill, where you’ll make your own paper. Just over the Tensegrity Bridge, pitch in to build a giant geodesic dome. Along the way, keep a lookout for the Bubble Geyser to see what surprising science pops up! At the Materials Crossroads, choose your supplies for the costume workshop before finally taking the loop-the-loop of rollercoaster physics. No parents allowed – kids ages 5-12 only. ontariosciencecentre.ca

Visit the Art Gallery of Ontario March 14 – 22 for nine fun-filled days of creative exploration. Enjoy beat box and drumming performances, see the amazing SOAR Rope Skipping and Brampton Acro Ropers and learn how to “double dutch,” create your own graffiti name “tags” for their tag wall, watch kid-friendly films in Jackman Hall, take a guided family friendly tour, visit the brand new Kids Gallery exhibition “Pets & Me” and enjoy Drop-In creative playtime for young children. ago.net

From March 16-20, kids ages 3-15 can let their creative spirit soar at the March Break session of Harbourfront Centre Camps. With 17 different, affordable camps to choose from, imagination becomes reality. New this March Break is the City Builders Camp, Fashion Accessories Camp and Theatre Kids – Improv. harbourfrontcentre.com

Put your goalkeeping skills to the test and strike a pose with the Stanley Cup this March Break at the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Hockey Hall of Fame is extending its hours over the break (Monday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) hhof.com

It’s going to be a big summer for games in Toronto and The Bata Shoe Museum is getting an early start with games of all kinds! Hop, skip and jump to the BSM this March Break (March 14 – 22) to play games old and new. Tackle their sporty obstacle course, join in carnival games, try guessing games and native games, and make your own games to take home. batashoemuseum.ca

Join the fun at the Bell Free Weekend: Family Screenings & Activities March 14 – 20 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Don’t miss this rarest of opportunities to see some of Disney’s most beloved and influential animated classics on the big screen! The Little Mermaid, Dumbo, Tron and more! tiff.net

Evergreen Brick Works’ 2015 March Break Day Camp will be held from March 16 to 20, 9am–3:30pm. The 5-day camp focuses on exploring the winter forest and ravines in Toronto’s Don Valley. Campers aged 6–12 will adventure through the snowed valley discovering the wild side of nature in the winter. Track animals through the snow, learn about survival strategies from the animals that thrive here, look for edibles and build and play in the snow and ice around Evergreen Brick Works. evergreen.ca

Design Exchange is offering engaging fashion and design-based camps for young designers ages 6-14 from March 16-20. Conveniently located in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, the former Toronto Stock Exchange building offers a unique and inspired setting for these specialized camp sessions. A qualified team of instructors and senior camp staff lead the programs. Camp hours are from 9 am – 4 pm, with complimentary before-care beginning at 8:30 am. dx.org

Canada Blooms: The Toronto Flower & Garden Festival is happening March 13 – 22 at the Direct Energy Centre. Visit Canada’s largest Flower Show: experience spectacular feature gardens, meet Canada’s top gardening personalities and shop for the latest gardening products in the Blooms Marketplace. canadablooms.com

Visit Toronto for this year’s ComicCon March 20 – 22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Meet your favourite celebrities, artist and writers. Enjoy panels and workshops and showcase your costumes and cosplay. comicontoronto.com

Wizard World Fun Park is back in Toronto from March 15 – 22 at the Better Living Centre. The indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 20 mechanical and inflatable rides, a little tots area for the under 5 set, arts and crafts, animals, elephant rides and more! wizardworld.ca/toronto/

Inspire your children to work up an appetite for cooking at Le Dolci, Toronto’s fun, foodie studio. Offering a culinary day camp to experiment and test their skills in the kitchen. March 16-20 from 10:00am – 2:30pm your little ones will put on their aprons and chef hats and start baking culinary creations – everything from marshmallows and truffles to crepes and pies. Parents can sign their little chefs up for one day or the whole week of culinary fun. ledolci.com

Toronto Botanical Garden is hosting March Break Nature Camps for kids ages 6 to 10. Join TBGKids for interactive, educational and engaging activities in The James Boyd Children’s Centre, gardens and surrounding ravine. Camps include Nature Art, Animal Tracking, Extreme Plants, Stones and Bones and more! torontobotanicalgarden.ca

Live Performances

The Young People’s Theatre presents the timeless children’s classic, Pinocchio, in a wildly inventive new production March 14 to 21 at 11am and 2pm. Enjoy the Puppet Lab from 12:30pm to 1:30pm every weekday over March Break. Your ticket to Pinocchio comes with the opportunity for you and your child to come to the lab and create a cardboard puppet of your very own, free of charge! youngpeoplestheatre.ca

Disney on Ice presents Frozen March 18 to 22 at the Rogers Centre. Join Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and his reindeer, Sven, hosts Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and many more of your favourite Disney characters for this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship! rogerscentre.com

Sleeping Beauty on Ice: The Imperial Ice Stars returns to Toronto March 14 and 15 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. The Imperial Ice Stars make a triumphant return to Toronto for the first time in seven years with the Toronto premiere of their critically-acclaimed Sleeping Beauty On Ice. This dazzling production will enchant audiences of all ages. sonycentre.ca

The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts presents Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland – National Ballet of Canada March 18 – 22. A co-production between The Royal Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada, Christopher Wheeldon’s version of the story is an unforgettable fantasia in dance, with the familiar figures from the book coming to startling, brilliant, hilarious and even frightening life. coc.ca

On now at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Mirvish Productions presents a classic tale, The Heart of Robin Hood, the heart-pounding, eye-popping new stage adventure from the Royal Shakespeare Company that puts a bold new twist on the story of the world’s most infamous outlaw. Don’t miss this internationally acclaimed, delightfully theatrical experience – it’s Sherwood Forest like you’ve never seen it before! mirvish.com

Hotels

Nothing beats March Break at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel, Toronto! Complimentary access to the Family Fun Zone – featuring the pool and 130-ft “Corkscrew” – downtown Toronto’s only indoor waterslide; Kid Centre and Club 33 Teen Lounge. Camp Chelsea is available for half and full day programs – an all-inclusive camp that’s fully supervised in the Kid Centre located in the Family Fun Zone. And, that’s not all – the hotel offers complimentary accommodation for any children 17 and under when staying with a parent or guardian, children age five and under eat for free and children 6-12 can enjoy meals for half-price. New this year, the Chelsea Hotel welcomes treasure hunting Pirates! To celebrate its newest partnership with Pirate Life: Adventure Theatre Cruise, they are offering a breakfast, “Pirate Passage” on select days throughout the week in Market Garden restaurant. Enjoy the entertainment of dance, music, costumes and be a part of the fun and learn what it takes to be a real pirate. Another perk for guests is the special partnership discounts available to the best attractions Toronto has to offer, including – Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and many more- all of which can be accessed through the hotel’s SHOW YOUR KEY AND SAVE program. Guests can book their concert and theatre tickets when they book their room thanks to the on-site ticket office. eatonhotels.com/Eaton-Chelsea

This March Break kids are king of the castle at The Fairmont Royal York. Experience a big city overnight stay for four in a Fairmont Deluxe room or Fairmont Luxury room, plus a $30 Food and Beverage credit with complimentary valet parking. Embark on a long weekend or March Break getaway full of possibilities for museum and gallery hopping, attending the theatre, sports game, or a big-ticket concert. fairmont.com/royal- york-toronto/

Get to Toronto on Via Rail Canada www.viarail.ca; get around on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), the city’s local transit system www.ttc.ca; and see the sites with the Toronto CityPass which provides admission into five top attractions www.citypass.com/toronto

For further information or to book a Toronto hot deal visit www.SeeTorontoNow.com or call 1-800-499-2514.

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For more information contact Karly Melo, Tourism Toronto kmelo@torcvb.com, 416-987-1736