A Guide to March Break 2015
by Andrew Chapados | Always an exciting time of year, March break means the kids have a week or two off from school, the weather is getting warmer (hopefully) and all of the best attractions in Toronto begin to open their doors:
March 13–22,Direct Energy Centre Toronto Blooms is the largest flower and garden festival in the country, celebrating the very best in Canadian gardening and floral design. This year, Mark Cullen, Frank Ferragine and National Geographic’s Pond Stars headline the enormous list of speakers ensuring no question will go unanswered. Tickets range from $13–18 for a one-day pass to upwards of $89 to attend a workshop.
Disney on Ice Presents: Frozen
Caution: when the kids find out about this event there will be no option other than to take them. The Academy Award-winning movie is now on ice and all the now-famous songs are part of the event. With Mickey and Minnie Mouse hosting, every child is sure to have a blast. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster from $28–$100.
March 22–25, Metro
Toronto Convention Centre
A litany of fantastic authors, comic book artists, and celebrity guests will litter the convention centre to please sci-fi and comic book fans alike. Shannon Doherty, the Walking Dead’s Chad Coleman and other sci-fi stars are already set to appear at Toronto ComicCon, now over a decade old. Single passes are from $15–$25 depending on the day, or attend the entire weekend with friends for $45 each. Children can get in for just $10.
Tourism TorontoCity Pass
For an extended experience, Tourism Toronto is offering an amazing deal to access the city’s best long-standing venues. $64 for an adult and just $41 for a child grants admission to the CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Casa Loma, Toronto Zoo and the Ontario Science Centre with the City Pass.
At $120 combined for general admission to all of these sites, save $56 (about 40 per cent) by getting a City Pass. This means no waiting in line for tickets and the option to visit each location in any order during the nine days the pass is valid for.
With a 90 percent recommendation rate, the City Pass is the best option this March break. Head to www.CityPass.com or call (888) 330-5008.