Since relocating to Toronto 5 years ago, I have never been let down by the endless supply of family fun things to do. Whether you are in the East End or the West, the Beaches or Scarborough, the GTA has lots of great outings and events for the family to enjoy.
- Free Pooch Pics with Santa. Dogs are man’s best friend and even they deserve to get their holiday wishes heard by Santa. Tomorrow, November 30th, the Holiday Studio at 25 Karl Fraser Road will be taking photos of Santa and your pooch from 1 – 4 pm. And as if it couldn’t get any better, the photos will be emailed to you free of charge and your dog will receive a free treat!
- Karma Yoga. On December 1st, come by the Shops at Don Mills where people of all ages can bring their mats for free yoga sessions and a few moments to relax during this stressful time of year from 9:30 – 10:30 for FREE!
- Markham Santa Claus Parade. You cannot kick off the holiday season without seeing a holiday parade. November 30th from 11-12, people of all ages will line up from Hwy 7 to 16th Ave to witness the 41st Annual Markham Santa Claus Parade.
- Santa Experience at Sherway Gardens. Everyone gets their photos done with Santa, but what if you could have sing-a-longs, stories and play with the big man in red? For only $12 per child (tickets not required for accompanying parents), your little ones get 30 minutes of pure holiday fun with Santa at Sherway Gardens.
School is in session and Fall in finally here! The weather may be cooling off outside but that does not mean the fun cannot continue. Toronto is always bustling with family fun adventures and here are just a few happening this weekend. Check it out!
- Oktoberfest In The Square! At the Shops at Don Mills, Oktoberfest is in full swing. Starting tomorrow, September 19th to Sunday the 22nd, there will be great food, beer, dancing and live music. Come take a bite of Bavarian Pretzel, Festhalle Chicken, Veal Wurst and Schweinsbraten Sandwiches. Yum! Maybe leave the kids with a sitter and lets this be a Mom and Dad’s night out!
- Brooks Farm Fall Fun Festival. This weekend from 9 – 5, this Mount Albert Farm will be hosting their Farm Fall Fun Festival with train rides, apple picking, zip lines, Corn mazes and lots more family fun!
- Pawsway Open House. Located at 245 Queens Quay W, you and the family will be able to come speak with Pet experts and see all the furry courses they have available such as Puppy Kindergarten, K 9 Manners, Kitten Kindergarten and much much more for FREE!
- Sweets & Treats Festival. Halloween may not be until next month but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to satisfy your sweet tooth at the Sweets & Treats Festival. Happening this weekend at Sugar Beach in support of SickKids Foundation, there will be midway rides, an exotic petting zoo, face painting and live entertainment. Great for the entire family.
It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost half over. But do not fret, there are still lots of fun and cool things to do in Toronto with the family. Here are just a few happening this weekend.
- Singing Ambassadors. The Toronto Waterfront is always busy in the summer and the Singing Ambassadors will be there this weekend and every weekend until September 3rd offering assistance as well as impromptu summer hit performances from 11 – 6. And in case you were wondering, you will be hearing renditions from the Beach Boys, the Beatles, The Drifters, Martha and the Vandellas and many many more!
- McEwan BBQ. Mark McEwan is a pretty well known chef and this Friday & Saturday, you can taste all the McEwan Fine Foods has to offer. From 11:30 – 4, Toronto’s finest indoor BBQ at the Shops at Don Mills will provide a culinary experience you won’t soon forget.
- All Aboard the Miniature Train. How about after your McEwan BBQ, you let the kids take a ride on the miniature train. Only $3 a ticket, the net proceeds support the Toronto Firefighter’s Toy Drive. Running from 11 – 5, the kids will have fun for a great cause!
- Music in the Square. Shops at Don Mills is definitely keeping the summer spirit going. Friday nights, from 7 – 10, Aion Clarke will be providing live entertainment, covering big hits from the likes of Rihanna, P Diddy and Drake for FREE!
- The Value of Pets at PawsWay. If you love dogs, then this is something you don’t want to miss. PawsWay at 245 Queen’s Quay will be showing all the wonderful things dogs do for us, such as their roles as protectors, helpers and healers this weekend from 11 – 5. The Purina Animal Hall of Fame Service Dog of 2012 will also be making an appearance on the 28th.
Every school kid dreams of March Break, that week-long vacation from school and learning. I cannot wait to experience the Princess’ first March Break and all that it has to offer. Here are just a few of the many activities happening from the 9th – 17th that you and your little ones can enjoy!
- March Break at Shops at Don Mills. The Shops at Don Mills have been busy planning activities for everyone to enjoy during March Break. From riding the miniature train, kids yoga, face painting and balloon animals, crafts to music & play, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Simply click the link above for all the activity times and details!
- The Berenstain Bears Live! On March 12th and 13th, The Living Arts Centre is presenting The Berestain Bears Live. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for kids and there will be juice and snacks provided. Come see what’s happening in Bear Country!
- March Break Dance Camp. Have a lover of dance? Gotta Dance Studios at 3581 Dundas St W are hosting a dance camp from March 11th to the 15th. Ages 3 – 16 are welcome and there will be dance workshops including celebrities from Stomp and So You Think You Can Dance. Register now!
- March Break at the Ontario Science Centre. Does your child enjoy science? Then look no further than the Ontario Science Centre. From Einstein Alive to Cosmic Journey’s, there is something for every one of all ages.
- Sherlock Holmes and the Clock-Maker Mystery. Come to Blackcreek Pioneer Village and take part in solving the mystery based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous character. Tickets are only $15.