Family Events on Campus

Family Sundays at Hart House

Date: Monthly on Sundays on the fall and winter terms
Location: Various, Hart House
Cost: Free

Bring your family to Hart House one Sunday a month for fun, interactive and educational family events that explore cultural diversity through storytelling, music, food, arts and crafts.

For more details, please visit the Hart House website.

Family Drop-in Programs by Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Family drop-in programs are offered for students and members in skating, squash/table tennis and swimming at designated times. For the purposes of Family Drop-in programs adults are defined as any member of a family who is 18 years of age and older. A child is defined as any member of a family who is 17 years of age or younger.

Visit the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education website for more details and schedules.

Family Event: Strolling with the FCO
Location Date and time (2019)
AGO Wednesday, June 19, 2019
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Meet at the Family Care Office, 214 College Street, Room #103
Riverdale Farm Wednesday, August 21, 2019
10:30 – 11:30 am
Meet at the Meeting House, 201 Winchester Street

Explore the city with other U of T parents and kids! Enjoy walking excursions to parks, museums, and local neighbourhoods. Find new places to play while connecting with other parents of young children.

Join us at the Family Care Office in June to walk to the Grange Park, behind the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Bring snacks, sunscreen and enjoy the AGO for free after 6 pm with your children! Join us again to have fun at the Riverdale Farm in August, meet other U of T families at the Meeting House (see attached map)

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and their families are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.


Family Event: U of T Student Family Potluck Picnic

Date: Friday, July 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (rain or shine)
Location: Toronto Island

Want to enjoy a day out with your family? Join us, rain or shine, for a potluck picnic, connect with other student families, and take a First Story Toronto interactive tour, illustrating Toronto’s Indigenous presence and history of the Toronto Island from an Indigenous perspective. Along with your lunch, you may want to bring beach toys and your own bike, as bike rentals are expensive and take cash only.

We can meet at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal (ferry schedule here) where the Jack Layton statue on a bike is, and travel to Toronto Island together. If you arrive later than 10 am, meet us at the Centre Island splash pad, which is nearby the playground, beach, and maze! Purchase your online ticket here, otherwise you will be standing in line for quite a while! If you may require financial assistance, please contact First Nations House or the Family Care Office.

To register, please email or call 416-978-0951 and include your name, U of T status, names and ages of your children, dietary restrictions or mobility challenges.

Event co-sponsored by First Nations House and the Family Care Office.

Family Event: Summer Sky Adventure for Kids WAITLIST

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: 2 Russell Street

Join us as we fly through the solar system in the planetarium show and visit the observation floor. Weather permitting, gaze through a telescope and view the city line or, if the night is clear, observe planets and stars. Open to U of T students, staff, and faculty with children starting Grade 4 in September up to Grade 8. Accompanied with one adult only please.

Register early, spaces limited! Email and include your name, U of T status and grades of your participating children.

Event co-sponsored by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Family Care Office.