Best family activities and events in Toronto

Game On 2.0, ©Tilemahos Efthimiadis/Flickr

Game On 2.0, ©Tilemahos Efthimiadis/Flickr

The city of Toronto is a place where it is hard to get bored. There are so many things to see and so many activities you can do that no matter how long your stay is, you will definitely find something to fill your time. There are several museums and sites that can be visited throughout the whole year however there are a few events which take place only once a year and sometimes only once in one’s lifetime. Above you will find a description of the best activities and events which will take place in Toronto this year: the TIFF Kids international film festival, the Giant Panda exhibition in May and Game On, the Canadian way of celebrating video games. Get ready to have some fun!

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace, ©US Mission Canada/Flickr

TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace, ©US Mission Canada/Flickr

The easiest way to entertain children is if you let them watch a spectacular movie. Children love motion pictures and with the TIFF Kids International Film Festival that takes place in Toronto you and your family can enjoy a diverse variety of movies from all around the world. The event is not only about watching a movie, it also encourages people to take part in discussions about challenges and issues that young people are facing today. Visit TIFF Bell Lightbox on 350 King Street West and enjoy the event.

The Giant Panda exhibition

Giant Panda, ©Mulligan Stu/Flickr

Giant Panda, ©Mulligan Stu/Flickr

Canada has waited a long time for this event to happen. Toronto Zoo gives home to two wonderful animals, Da Mao and Er Shun the giant pandas, which were transferred through land and air all the way from China. The pandas currently are getting used to their new environment while they keep eating tons and tons of bamboo shipped from Memphis Zoo. The two giant pandas are kept in separate areas and for about 30 days they are not allowed to meet directly until Chinese panda experts and the zoo keepers of Toronto decide that it is time.

Game On 2.0: An Exhibition

Game On 2.0, ©Tilemahos Efthimiadis/Flickr

Game On 2.0, ©Tilemahos Efthimiadis/Flickr

Game On which starts in March and ends in early September is a Canadian video game exhibition which displays the world’s best game designs, production and developments, such as character art, multiplayer games, concepts and arcade machines. The event takes place in the Ontario Science Center where you can try your skills in Pong or Guitar Hero and many others. Try the all games from the oldest machines to the newest virtual technology games. Game On is organized by Barbican Center and presented by triOS College. Take the whole family and friends and enjoy a whole day of fun!

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