What to do in the Financial District over March Break

The Financial District has a lot of fun places to go and things to do for you and your family over March Break 2015. Whether you’re feeling sporty or artsy, a trip to the Financial District should definitely be on your list this year. Close to Union Station, the Eaton Centre and Nathan Philips Square, the downtown core has all you need to kick off an exciting spring season!

1. Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame


Toronto’s premier hockey attraction is home of the Stanley Cup and the best of hockey, you can DO IT ALL…AT THE HALL. Guests can go one-on-one against life-size, animated versions of today’s greatest goalies and shooters, including Carey Price and Sidney Crosby; call the play-by-play of some of hockey’s greatest goals; view hockey flicks like Stanley’s Game Seven, hockey’s first 3D film, in one of our two theatres; get up close and personal with the Stanley Cup; explore the largest collection of hockey memorabilia in the world – A museum and entertainment destination like no other, the Hockey Hall of Fame is fun for the whole family and kids of all ages!

Cost – $18.00 each for General Admission 14 years – 64 years
March Break Hours (Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 22, 2015)
Monday to Saturday – 9:30am to 6:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am to 6:00pm

2. Enjoy the Free Love Art Preview in First Canadian Place


First Canadian Place Arts & Events hosts a 3 week long Preview of Love Art Fair in the Main Lobby at Street Level at 100 King Street West. There will be a curated selection of art works presented from the local Love Art Fair exhibiting galleries, tips about art collecting, and a different artist-in-residence each week of the Preview.  Join Art Concierge, Betty Anne Jordan from Insite Tours for free guided 30 minute tours of the Love Art Preview Exhibition. Register now for a Love Art Tour of the Preview Exhibition in the Main Lobby!

Cost – All Love Art Fair Preview events are free.

3. Your child can unleash their inner designer at the Design Exchange


Design Exchange offers engaging fashion and design-based camps for young designers ages 6-14 throughout March Break and summer. 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. Extended care is available from 4 pm to 5:30 pm at a cost of $10/day. Session fees include all materials, snacks and applicable taxes. Young designers are asked to bring their own nut-free lunch and snack each day.

For more information on DX camps, please contact Pamela Smith, Youth Programs Coordinator at education@dx.org or 416.216.2111.

Session Fees:
DX Family Members and DX Individual Members: $310/week
Non-members: $345/week
After-care (4-5:30pm): $10/day/child
Registration fees include HST. Receipts are provided for tax purposes.
For more information on becoming a DX family member, click here.

4. Refresh your spring wardrobe by shopping in the PATH

Photo Credit: Royal Bank Plaza

Photo Credit: Royal Bank Plaza

It’s the largest mall in North America:

– 30+ km of connected walkways
– 200,000+ people use it daily
– 1200 stores (50% more than the West Edmonton Mall!)
– 0 winter coats required to get around

Never heard of the PATH? It’s a network of underground connections between buildings in Toronto’s downtown core that includes shopping, food courts, and a weather-proof way to get around.