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Things to do in Toronto for Canada Day


One of the perks of living in a major city is that there is always lots of fun-filled things to do with the family, especially on a long weekend.  Here are just a few things that you and the family can enjoy this Canada Day!

  1. Toronto Ribfest.   A personal favourite of mine, this combines two of my choice pastimes; eating and carnival rides.  With a selection of 16 rib vendors, live music, shopping, fireworks, carnival rides & games, this is sure to be great time for the whole family.  Running from the 29th to the 2nd, from 11 am – 11 pm, its sure to be a good time!
  2. Canada Day Celebrations at Woofjocks.  If you are a dog lover, than this is for you.  Located at The Pet Discovery Centre at 245 Queen’s Quay West where there will be demo’s of canine sports.  Best of all, admission is free!
  3. Canada Day at Queen’s Park.   A tradition dating back to 1967, celebrating Canada Day at Queen’s Park kicks off on July 1st at noon with the 21-Gun salute.  Food, entertainment, ride and activities for kids, youth and adults!
  4. Canada Day at Fort York.  Come celebrate Canada Day and the bicentennial of the War of 1812.  There are fun activities for the kids, like singing and dancing with songs from the 1812, writing letters to the children of 2212, scavenger hunts and crafts.  From 10 – 5 on July 1st at the Fort York National Historic Site.  Admission is free.
  5. Canada Day at High Park.  From 12 – 4:30, learn all there is to learn about Canada Day, The War of 1812 and the founding of High Park itself.  Admission is free.
  6. The Red, White & Vinyl Festival.  Vinyl 95.3 is hosting the third annual Red, White & Vinyl festival at Woodbine Park.  With all-Canadian line up, Family Fun Zone, Disco Party and the fireworks from Ashbridges Bay, rain or shine, this event is sure to go out with a bang!
  7. Canada Day Sweet’s Tour. Take a stroll in the Kensington Market for a Canadian Culinary tasty tour where you can sample our national sweet treats like butter tarts and maple syrup!  With a guided tour, samples and sweets, how can you go wrong!
  8. For a full list of events, check out Toronto4Kids.com.


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Fun Activities to do in Toronto for Father’s Day!


Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you are looking for family oriented activities to do in Toronto, here are a few!

  1. If Dad is into history, Black Creek Pioneer Village will be having a Revolutionary War Re-enactment with over 200 soldiers and a BBQ Rib Lunch!
  2. The Toronto Zoo will be having a “Meet the Wild Dads” on Sunday, June 17th.  Whether it’s the penguins, gorilla’s or polar bears, Dad will be sure to enjoy!
  3. Why not have a royal brunch for the King in your life.  Casa Loma will be having a brunch for Father’s Day that includes a self-guided tour.
  4. Does Dad have a sweet tooth?  Then come by the Ding Dong Bakery in the Kensington Market for a treat tour and Dad’s walk away with a free gift!
  5. How about a cruise for Dad?  Mariposa will be having a Father’s Day brunch and dinner for all those special Dad’s out there.
  6. Is the special Dad in your life a Treky?  The Ontario Science Centre will be presenting Star Trek Live!  Take Dad where no one has boldly gone before!
  7. Why not raise money for Prostate Cancer on Father’s Day.  At Ash Bridge’s Bay, there will be the National 5 km run to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Canada.  Show Dad we care!
  8. Why not take Dad on a culinary journey?  Toronto is flourishing with Food Trucks and why not tickle Dad’s taste buds with a selection of tasty treats!