Have the day off for family day and not quite sure what to do? We’ve put together a quick guide of our top picks of maker activities to do this holiday Monday.

MakerKids Make Day – 10-4pm

The theme is “Making Together”, making things with your family, for your family or for your neighbours that you consider family! Learn how to use different materials and technology to make something awesome and learn some new high tech skills together with your child! More


The gallery is usually closed on Mondays but is opening their doors from 10-4pm with a host of activities including art-making activities and gallery tours starting out of the Weston Family Learning Centre. More

TIFF Lightbox

The TIFF Lightbox has a number of Family Day activities and films scheduled throughout the day, some highlights include:

Buttonography 10-4pm

Ever heard of a cinematographer? Become your very own buttonographer by deciding what you want to put on your button and have it made on-site. Capture the scene of your choice or take an existing shot and make it your own. More

Animation Experimentation 10-4pm

Using markers and clear 16mm film leader, you can create colourful, camera-less animations for on-the-spot projection, or tackle our thaumatrope station, where cutouts, crayons and elastic bands are all it takes to trick the eye! More

Queen’s Quay Terminal 

Queen’s Quay Terminal is partnering with Artbarn to host Family Day on Toronto’s Waterfront and is providing free Crafts for a fun-filled afternoon from 12-4pm! Let your inner artist out and create your own family portrait button or family tree collage, colour and have your face painted by the sensational Artbarn face painters! More

Paper and Pop-up 10:30-4pm

Spend the day in a one-room schoolhouse in North York exploring everything paper and pop-up! We will have a special guest vendor and artist: Foldit Creations on site to lead us in How-To Origami for you to take home your own folded creation. More

Whether you’re exploring the city or working on projects at home we hope you are having a great long weekend!