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March Break - Fun Things for Teens to Do in Toronto

Updated on June 7, 2014
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Kathy is a Canadian freelance writer and blogger who is the mom of teenage twins.


March Break 2014

March Break will be hear before you know it. Are you ready for it?

To avoid having your teen complain about being bored - or worse still, sit around texting and playing video games all week - it's best to have a plan for fun activities to keep them busy.

Here are some of the fun opportunities available for teens in Toronto during March Break 2014:

March Break Camps for Teens in Toronto

Camps for Toronto teens offered during March Break include:

Royal Ontario Museum Day Camps The ROM is offering three different camps suitable for teens. These are Dungeons and Dragons (ages 11-14), ROMology (ages 11-14) and Museum 101 (ages 14-16).

Downsview Park Leadership Camp - A program for young teens ages 13-15 to help develop valuable leadership skills. Includes a wide range of activities which may include park stewardship, indoor rock climbing, and other sports at the Downsview Park Sports Centre. After successfully working with some of Downsview Park's younger campers, participants receive a leadership certificate.

Harbourfront Centre Camps - Offers a variety of March Break camps for children and youth up up to age 17.

Arts Programs

Toronto offers many opportunities for teens interested in the arts. March Break arts programs for teens include:

Photography and Film:

Centre for the Arts Film Camp for Teens At this five-day intensive camp, teenagers will gain firsthand experience in professional filmmaking. They will produce, write, direct, light, shoot, act in, and edit their own films. Daily workshops led by industry professionals are immediately followed by film shoots, putting these creative and technical ideas into practical use. This training builds towards the successful completion of the teens’ final short films. Regardless of their level of experience, the teens will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the filmmaking process. Everyone will take home a copy of the films, and on Friday afternoon there will be a celebration and screening for family and friends!

Living Arts Centre TV Techniques For teens aged 11-14. Teens learn the fundamentals of TV production and receive technical training in camera, lighting and sound. They also participate in writing and acting and produce a TV episode, which is premiered on the last day of camp.

Acting, Comedy and Drama:

Second City March Break Intensive - For teens in Grades 9-12. Offered afternoons from 12-4PM. A week long improv theatre experience. Teens participate in skill-building exercises and performance games that develop their narrative skills, character creation and collaborative brainstorming abilities, culminating in a showcase in The John Candy Box Theatre on the final day.

Activities to Keep Teens Active

There is no reason at all for teens to be bored over the March Break. Even if they're not participating in any camps or other programs, there are many fun opportunities to keep active.

  • Swimming - With over 70 indoor supervised swimming pools to choose from, there are lots of opportunities to swim with family or friends over the holiday.
  • Ice Skating - Toronto has 40 indoor ice arenas and over 50 outdoor skating rinks available for leisure skating and shinny. Most of the outdoor rinks are open from 9am to 10pm, seven days a week, weather permitting.
  • Hockey - Hockey in a local arena, on a pond or on the road can keep teens busy for hours
  • Skiing or Snowboarding are available in Toronto at the Centennial Park Ski Area and Earl Bales Park, or travel a little further for larger ski hills in Barrie, Milton or Uxbridge
  • Yoga - Check out your local yoga studio or community centre for drop-in classes open to teens
  • Snow Tubing - Head to Glen Eden in Milton or Lakeridge Ski Resort in Uxbridge
  • Tobogganing
  • Indoor Rock Climbing at the Toronto Climbing Academy or Joe Rockhead's Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Many community centres offer drop-in programs for teens, such as basketball

Other Fun Activities for Teens

Fun Places for Teenagers in Toronto

Laser Quest:
1980 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, ON M1L 2M6, Canada

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Laser Quest is a family entertainment venue combining the classic games of hide-and-seek and tag with a high tech twist.

Hockey Hall of Fame:
30 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1X8, Canada

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Home of everything hockey, including the Stanley Cup, a wide array of hockey memorabilia and interactive hockey displays.

Royal Ontario Museum:
100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada

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Teens interested in natural history or world cultures will enjoy exploring the many galleries and exhibitions at the museum.

Ontario Science Centre:
770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON M3C, Canada

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Watch an IMAX film in the OMNIMAX dome, or explore the many interactive displays and exhibitions, including the interactive Game On 2.0 Exhibition.

CN Tower:
301 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada

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Visit the Lookout, Glass Floor and Skypod levels, watch the Legends of Flight 3D movie or experience the Himalamazon motion theatre ride.

Grand Prix Kartways:
75 Carl Hall Road, Toronto, ON M3K, Canada

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Have fun on electric go-karts in this indoor facility, with over 47000 square feet of space.

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada:
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

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Visit the brand new aquarium in Toronto to get up close with sharks, stingrays and much more.


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