Free Victoria Day Weekend Activities for Kids in North York

Free Victoria Day Weekend Activities for Kids in North York

Looking for cool and interesting and, more importantly, free ways to keep your kids happy and occupied over the Victoria Day Weekend? If you are not escaping to the cottage, three days can be a lot of time to have them in the house and underfoot. Why not get them out and engaged in some creative endeavours that are healthy, social and character building.

We have listed three free Victoria Day Weekend activities for kids in North York for various age groups that might pique the interest of a budding artist or explorer.

###[DIY @ Your Library: Origami Art for Teens] (

What: Celebrate Asian Heritage Month by learning how to fold a Japanese traditional paper craft. Demonstrations and materials will be provided. Space is limited.

Who: For ages 12-19

When: Friday, 15 May 2015, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Don Mills Library - 888 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto ON, M3C 1P6

How: Register in person at the Don Mills Branch Information Desk, call 416-395-5710, or email Debby at

Cost: Free

###[Wild Reading Walk] (

What: Downsview branch and Downsview Park present the first Wild Reading Walk! Join them for the launch on May 16 at 2 p.m to borrow a Wild Reading Walk bookset from Downsview branch and head to Downsview Park for a self-guided walk adventure. The walk will likely take 2-3 hours. Enter a prize raffle, when you return the book sets.

Who: The books are suitable for readers aged 3-8

When: Saturday, May 16, 2015, 2:00 PM

Where: Downsview Library - 2793 Keele St., Toronto ON, M3M 2G3

How: Bring your library card, water, appropriate clothes, a litterless snack, and a blanket. The book sets are available on a first-come, first-served basis in limited quantities. Visit for more info or call 416-395-5720.

Cost: Free

###Shakespeare in Action – TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club

What: A free readers’ theatre program led by professional actors and educators where kids get to explore plays such as The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth,A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night, read aloud, play drama games and meet other Shakespeare fans.

Who: For kids ages 7-12

When: Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10 am to 2 pm

Where: York Woods Public Library - 1785 Finch Ave W

How: Register at your chosen Toronto Public Library branch; up to 24 participants per session. Other session times available at Centennial Public Library and Barbara Frum Public Library in North York.

Cost: Free