ITE 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibt - Expanding our Horizons

Family Activities

Come for the conference and stay for vacation. Toronto is a treasure-trove full of fun and exciting activities and adventures for families and individuals. There are music festivals, sporting events, museums, walking, biking, and bus tours, and so much more! You will find something for everyone.

Onsite in Toronto, there will be a Family Welcome Center where attendees can get more information and share thoughts about how to explore the great city of Toronto and the beautiful Canadian surroundings. Please make sure to check out the What You Need to Know to Travel to Toronto page for important travel-related information.

The following activities have been organized specifically for families joining attendees at the conference. There is no fee to attend. Groups will be meeting at the Family Welcome Center. (Scroll down for additional ideas of what family members can do and see while visiting Toronto).

Toronto Overview by Tourism Toronto, Sunday, July 30, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Make the most of your trip to Toronto! A representative from Tourism Toronto will be on hand in our Family Welcome Center to share tips on what to see and do in Toronto. Open to everyone!

Recreational Cycling Meet Up, Sunday, July 30, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Toronto is a great city for bicycling! Toronto has convenient bike share stations around downtown. Stop by and pick up a self-guided cycling tour map so you can discover downtown. Informal groups may get together to explore the sites.

Toronto on Foot – A Downtown Primer, Sunday, July 30, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Please bring a transit token, a loaded Presto pass, or CAD$3.25 in exact change (per person) for the return trip.
Toronto is a great city for walking! This primer to downtown Toronto takes in some key sights and streets of Toronto. Starting at the conference venue opposite City Hall and Nathan Philips Square, our walking tour will take us past the Eaton Centre, Yonge-Dundas Square, Yonge Street, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Financial District, Union Station, the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium, Roundhouse Park, and a newly revitalized waterfront. We will return to the conference venue via streetcar or subway. Please wear comfortable shoes and make sure to bring water and sun protection. The tour will be on flat city pavements, and we will cover between 5-6 km (3.1-3.7 miles) on foot.

On Thin Ice: The MiteY Race International Edition, Tuesday, August 1, 5:30—7:00 p.m.

MiteY RaceThe MiteY Race is modeled after the hit television series “The Amazing Race” in which teams of two people race around the world in competition with other teams. In our ITE version of this program, teams follow clues to “pit stops” where they must complete challenging but fun tasks. To date, the Western District has hosted seven MiteY Race events at Western District Annual Meetings and last year we introduced our event to the rest of the Districts at the inaugural MiteY Race International Edition event was such a hit that we have been invited to bring an additional installment of the race to Toronto. The theme of the 2nd edition of the MiteY Race International Edition is themed “On Thin Ice.” Teams will race through a number of “pit stops” located around the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel with the first team to cross the finish line declared the winner. The Western District is proud to share one of the events that has become a tradition for us and hope you find it as fun and exciting as we have! Register at

More Ideas!

For more ideas, visit Toronto Trip Ideas & Itineraries and check out Tourism Toronto’s Kid Zone for kid friendly activities.