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February 12, 2009
Family Day in Toronto - Monday, February 16
On Monday, February 16, City of Toronto offices will be open for business as usual, including City Hall, East York Civic Centre, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Metro Hall, North York Civic Centre, Scarborough Civic Centre and York Civic Centre.

All of the City of Toronto’s child care centres (operated by Children’s Services) will be open. Parents who use individual home care providers should confirm with them that they are open.

Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board schools will be closed on Family Day. City libraries will also be closed.

Most regular drop-in and registered programs offered by the City’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation facilities are cancelled on Family Day. Outdoor rinks will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Call 416-338-RINK(7465) to inquire about specific locations and programming schedules. Permits will be honoured unless notified otherwise. Specialty programming is being offered at select locations across the city. Signs will be posted at each facility in advance to advise users. For a list of recreational facilities that will be open on Monday, February 16, check the City’s website at

The TTC and GO Transit will be operating on a holiday schedule on Family Day. Regular weekday traffic regulations as posted on traffic signs will be in effect February 16.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Patricia Trott, Strategic Communications, 416-392-8937



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