What we're about

Toronto Dads Group is a diverse community of fathers who take an active role in our children’s lives. We host meet-ups several times per month, with our kids at parks, playgrounds, museums, sporting events, parent-and-me classes, and anywhere else we feel compelled within the Toronto metro area. We also host Dads Nights Out to give our members an opportunity to network, socialize, have fun, learn, and support each other as we navigate parenthood. This group is just for every dad who has walked into a playdate/drop in center and felt like a bit out of place.

We are a group with dads of all stripes: married dads, single dads, gay dads, trans dads, dads who share custody, adoptive dads, step dads, stay at home dads, full time working dads, work from home dads, freelance dads, etc. Our meet-ups occur both during the week and on weekends to accommodate both stay at home dads and working dads. We welcome all involved fathers in and around the Toronto area who want to socialize and interact with other guys who enjoy spending quality time with their children. The only requirement to joining us is to be a dad. There are no group dues and no attendance expectations although we hope you're considerate and change your rsvp if you can't attend the meetup. We have some dads who come consistently to most of what we do, and we have some dads who might only come out once or twice per year. We’re here for all dads whenever they are ready to participate.

About your lead organizer: My name is Amar. I am a stay at home dad who recently moved to Toronto from New York. I've got a 1 year old and 4 year old who are looking to make friends!

Toronto Dads Group is part of the City Dads Group, a dynamic and diverse community of fathers dedicated to being active in their children’s lives and, by example, redefining what it means to be a dad in the 21st century. City Dads Group has active groups in many major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Find them all here at http://citydadsgroup.com/

Engage and connect with us on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TorontoDadsGroup

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TorontoDads

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toronto_dads/


** Please note that group membership is strictly for Dads. We often host events where the dads can bring their families. We want this group to be a comfortable place for Dads to learn, connect, and talk about anything parent related.

Upcoming events (2)

Dad's Night Out

East of Brunswick Pub and Kitchen

Hello Dads!

It was great meeting all the dads in our last two meetups in September and October. We will be back on the patio in November (Bring a jacket!).

- We will meet on the patio at East of Brunswick Pub and Kitchen
- The RSVP will be limited to 10 people
- Do not come if you are not fully vaccinated.
- Do not come if you have any COVID-19 symptoms

Dad's Day Out

High Park

We’re thrilled to announce that City Dads Group, in partnership with our good friends at Dad 2.0, are declaring a National Dads’ Day Out on Saturday, November 6! We’re organizing meetups in cities all over designed to get dads together in-person to reconnect, share experiences, and participate in a physical activity.

In Toronto, join us for a scenic hike through High Park. It's an easy 5km walk around the park. Even though this meetup is intended as a Dads only event, we don't want to exclude anyone, so feel free to bring the kids along if you'd like.

We're going to meetup at the north entrance of the park on Bloor St (please be prompt at 9:00am) and walk together through the park.

It has been a long, winding, curvy road the last few months and each of us has had (is having) our share of challenges. Our physical and mental health have been tested. November 6 falls in the month of Movember so this is a great excuse to focus on the benefits of connection and community on dads' mental and physical health.

Here's a link to the trail map we will be taking:

Past events (73)

25th Annual HomeDadCon

Online event

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