12 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, February 20

Feb 16 2017, 10:40 pm

The best Mondays are holiday Mondays.

There’s still time to enjoy Family Day fun in the city. Enjoy the last day of your long weekend with these events in Toronto!

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Beauty and the Beast Exhibit

Nobody is going to be cursed this month when Casa Loma welcomes you into an interactive Beauty and the Beast exhibit that’s sure to be nothing short of beautiful Belle. The Family Day weekend event will feature exclusive costumes from the upcoming film starring Emma Watson, as well as “themed activities and… special performances.”

Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
When: February 20 at 9:30 am to 9 pm (extended hours)

Canadian International Auto Show

Experience the Total Automotive Experience with over 600,000 square feet of dazzling displays, big prize giveaways, and engaging exhibits.

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
When: February 20 to 26

Toronto Marlies game at the ACC

The Toronto Marlies head to Air Canada Centre this afternoon for an important divisional game against the Binghamton Senators.

Where: Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay Street
When: February 20 at 3 pm

The 38th Rhubarb Festival

Canada’s longest-running new works festival returns for a 38th year. Rhubarb transforms Buddies into a hotbed of experimentation, with artists exploring new possibilities in theatre, dance, music, and performance art. Rhubarb is the place to see the most adventurous ideas in performance and to catch your favourite artists venturing into uncharted territory.

Where: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street
When: February 20 to 26

The GTA Home & Reno Show

Head to Mississauga this long weekend and check out the GTA Home & Reno Show for innovative products and great advice from real pros including Damon Bennett. Looking to scratch a few things off your to-do list, update the kitchen perhaps? Not to worry, all the advice and inspiration you need are waiting for you at the show.

Where: The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga
When: February 20 at 10 am to 6 pm

Family Fun Fest

If you’re looking for something fun to do in Toronto for Family Day weekend, this is it! Superior Events Group transforms over 30,000 square feet at Downsview Park into a large INDOOR FUN Zone just for Family Day weekend! Family Fun Fest features an indoor amusement park with over 30 rides, activities and attractions including Kiddie Rides, Jumping Castles, Giant Slides, Interactive Games, Fun Foods, Arcade and Carnival Games. Strolling entertainers also make appearances daily.

Where: Downsview Park, 40 Carl Hall Road
When: February 20

Celebrate Family Day at the Hall

Try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by- play calling, and even hosting your own sports broadcast. Catch hockey’s first 3D film. Revel in the world’s greatest collection of hockey artifacts. Catch the Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial Exhibitin its final weeks.

Where: Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street
When: February 20 at 10 am to 5 pm

The Brewer’s Backyard

The Brewer’s Backyard is returning on Monday, February 20th with The Mother of all Beer Events as part of the Family Day festivities at the Evergreen Brick Works. This kickoff event for 2017 will be a great one, with a delicious lineup of breweries in attendance including Halo, Rainhard, Henderson, Great Lakes and Junction.  On the food front we’ll be having Delight Bite, Los Vietnamita and Mustache Burger.

Where: 550 Bayview Avenue
When: February 20 at 11 am to 5 pm

Strike a Pose

As integral figures of the record-setting documentary Madonna: Truth or Dare, her groundbreaking Blond Ambition tour, and the classic music video for Vogue (directed by David Fincher!)—it is difficult to overstate the impact Madonna’s dancers had on LGBTQ culture. But while they helped empower and encourage a generation, they were grappling with their own struggles. Just as quickly as they rose to fame, the limelight faded. Now, they share their stories of finding their own self-acceptance and courage. More than 25 years after the height of their fame, this inspiring group of dancers open up about their lives and in this intimate and touching Hot Docs hit.

Where: Hot Docs, 506 Bloor Street West
When: February 20 at 1:45 pm

The Monkey Bunch

Canada’s favourite children’s entertainers THE MONKEY BUNCH return to the Drake this February for their annual family friendly residency. This isn’t your typical children’s concert – it is not only a celebration of music, but of the planet, and sprinkled with some brilliant humour.

Where: The Drake, 1150 Queen Street West
When: February 20 at 3 pm

Family Day in the City

Celebrate Family Day with The City of Toronto! Enjoy free outdoor and indoor activities at locations across the city. There are 52 outdoor rinks or skating trails to choose from, and many of the City’s indoor arenas will be open. Swimming at indoor pools will also be available.

Where: Various locations
When: February 20

Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians

Cultural rebellion and lyrical reflection come together in this world-premiere exhibition showcasing one of the most important collections of contemporary Iranian art. Encounter the works of 23 artists who have chosen self-expression over silence — men and women separated by generations but united in their desire to explore complex issues against a backdrop of political and social unrest.

Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive
When: Now until June 4