PD Day Events in The GTA (January 20)

Haven’t got plans for your student’s January 20th PD Day yet?

Not to worry, we’ve got you covered!

Here are our 7 top picks for free and low-cost PD Day events across the GTA:

Bata Shoe Museum

If you’ve got the day off too, check out the Bata Shoe Museum’s Arts and Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear exhibition with your little one. The museum is open from 10AM – 5PM. Student admission (with ID) is $8, adults are 14$, and kids enter for free!

White sneakers with blue LED soles on skateboard.

Cow Over Moon Children’s Theatre

Now in its 20th season, Cow Over Moon is celebrating with its latest, most creative creation, Beauty and the Beast. There’s a show on January 20th from 10:30-11:30 a.m. While most appropriate for children ages 7 to 12 (the performance includes critical thinking, problem solving, and conflict resolution), it’s guaranteed to be a blast for the whole family. Tickets are $17 for adults and  $13.50 for kids.

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Try drop-in rock climbing with the kids! Full-time students and teachers get 15% off, so a day pass would only cost $15! That’s the same price for kids. They’re open 12 p.m.- 11 p.m. Orientation required for new climbers, shoe rentals available at the climbing gym.

Adult rock climbing in indoor gym

Steam Lab

This PD Day program is for kids aged 7 to 14 and it’s all about winter wearables clothing hacks! Kids’ll get to add LED’s and conductive materials to their winter clothing… From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $95/child, before and after care available.

Ontario Science Centre

Your little ones can take part in a full-day energy and physics day camp at the Ontario Science Centre. Watts Matter is for those ages 5 to 12 and is from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at $75/child.

U of T’s U Can Move and Varsity Hockey Game

Check out the U Can Move physical literacy program from 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Following this, beginning at 7:00 pm, catch the Men’s Varsity Blues hockey game against U Windsor while sipping free hot chocolate! This event is no-cost. All participating family members must have tickets to participate – register at family.care@utoronto.ca

Hockey players on ice looking to goalie net.

Toronto Public Library

The Toronto Public Library has a variety of PD Day activities across all of its branches! Find the library nearest you and see what events are happening (movies, Lego, Bingo and more!).

Enjoy!

About Gabriele

Gabriele Simmons is three years into her Women and Gender Studies undergraduate degree. When not obsessing over comma placement Gabriele can be found doing recreational modern dance, reading fiction, and energetically volunteering. You might know her from UofT's Early Learning Centre, where she's been a casual classroom support since September 2015.
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