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Run Away to the Circus Contest

Run Away to the Circus Contest

The Shrine Circus is inviting you to 'Run Away to the Circus for A Day!' The Shrine Circus presents and all new thrill show … Under the Traditional Big Top! Enter to win 1 of 3 Prize Packs including 8 VIP TICKETS for you and your guests, A VIP BACKSTAGE TOUR for 8, Being part of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and much more! Enter by Friday, June 26, 2015.

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Best Play Dates for Toddlers

Best Play Dates for Toddlers

Toddlers... They have endless energy. They need to be amused. If you're looking to spend your days toddling around the city with your little tyke, we've found some perfect places to let them explore.

May on the Cheap!

May on the Cheap!

There are fairs and festivals everywhere you turn throughout May! Our roundup of the absolute best free things to do includes annual favourites like the Toronto International Circus Festival and Doors Open Toronto.

Doors Open Toronto 2015

Doors Open Toronto 2015

Doors Open announces its lineup of buildings and enhanced programming. In honour of this Summer's TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, this year's theme is Sports, Recreation, and Leisure.

Centreville Amusement Park Opens

Centreville Amusement Park Opens

Toronto’s favourite family amusement park is opening for yet another great season of fun! There is no shortage of fun taking place at Centreville this coming season. The park opens May 2.

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Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap)

Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap)

On certain days of the week, restaurants all over the GTA offer free meals or deals for kids under 12. Family dinner out is always a highlight—but somehow it tastes better when the kids are free (or cheap!).

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Events, Exhibits & Shows

Lego Fan Festivals 2015

Lego Fan Festivals 2015

At Lego Fan Fests, you'll see some really cool creations and displays, participate in hands-on projects, and talk to master builders. Of course, vendors will be on site for lots of LEGO shopping!

10 Free Sports Sites to Visit

10 Free Sports Sites to Visit

This year's Doors Open theme is Sports, Recreation and Leisure. We're highlighting 10 Sports Sites you may want to visit with your kids for some Free fun and activities!

 Bell Free Weekend 2015 at TIFF

Bell Free Weekend 2015 at TIFF

On Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, all regular film screenings plus special family films and events at TIFF Bell Lightbox are completely FREE, courtesy of Bell!

Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront

Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront

Fun for the entire family, Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront is part of Doors Open Toronto. Tour ships, encounter swashbuckling pirates, hop aboard a 40 foot inflatable bouncy pirate ship, and more!

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Spring

25 Fun Things to do this Spring

25 Fun Things to do this Spring

After a bitterly cold winter, we're more than ready for the arrival of spring! As the mercury rises, there are lots of family-friendly ways to celebrate the season. Catch Spring fever with these 25 fun activities.

Rainy Day Activity Guide

Rainy Day Activity Guide

When it comes to April, it rains. Often. Have no fear – we at Toronto4Kids never let a little pesky rain stop us from having some family fun! We've rounded up the best options for rainy day shenanigans.

50 Things to Do When it Rains

50 Things to Do When it Rains

Our readers to share their best ideas for indoor rainy day activities. Keep kids occupied through all those cold and rainy days when everyone is trapped inside with these fun things to do!

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Family Fun

Best Family Picnic Spots

Best Family Picnic Spots

Pack blankets, bites and refreshments for an alfresco feast at one of these great picnic spots. We've scouted five fabulous family picnic sites in and around the city.

Family Fun During Bike Month

Family Fun During Bike Month

It’s bike month! That means it’s time to remember how great it feels to be out riding your bike! Bike Month is a yearly celebration of cycling in the Greater Toronto with hundreds of community activities.

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Entertainment News

TELETOON June Highlights

TELETOON June Highlights

This animated comedy showcases the magical Uncle Grandpa as he and his eclectic posse bring fun and entertainment to every situation they come upon. Plus, get the June 2015 Programming Highlights.

Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales

Dive head first into a new giant-screen ocean adventure at the Ontario Science Centre. The film takes viewers into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.

YPT's 50th Anniversary Season

YPT's 50th Anniversary Season

YPT is thrilled to announce the playbill for its 2015/16 50th Anniversary Season, a milestone marked by the return of beloved audience favourites, re-imagined classics and innovative new work.

Series: How to Train Your Dragon

Series: How to Train Your Dragon

The soaring adventures of Hiccup and Toothless won’t be confined just to movie theatres. The characters of How to Train Your Dragon will take flight in an all-new original animated series premiering on Netflix.

Princess Pop: Celebration of Wishes

Princess Pop: Celebration of Wishes

Purple Circus presents Princess Pop: A Celebration of Wishes! Coming to the Lower Ossington Theatre. Kids can sing along with their favourite princesses and meet them after the show!

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Lovable Labels Blog Contest

Lovable Labels Blog Contest

Enter our Blog Contest for a chance to win a Summer Camp Pack from Lovable Labels! Keep your kids' things out of the lost and found bin with the Ultimate Camp Pack!

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Centreville May 2015 Blog Contest

Centreville May 2015 Blog Contest

Enter for a chance to win a 4-pack to 'ride-all-day' at Centreville Amusement Park from our Blog! Centreville is a 14-acre, turn-of-the-century Ontario village theme park located on Toronto’s Centre Island. It's the ultimate destination for families!

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Products, Services & Book Reviews

Nerf Rebelle Super Soaker

Nerf Rebelle Super Soaker

Super Soakers are a must for summer fun! The Nerf Rebelle Super Soaker Tri Threat Blaster is a pump-action water blaster crossbow that shoots from each end of the blaster's crossbow arms.

Little Tikes Treasure Hunt Sand & Water Table

Little Tikes Treasure Hunt Sand & Water Table

This summer, young treasure seekers will have a blast with the Little Tikes™ Treasure Hunt Sand & Water Table. The sandbox cover also doubles as a water basin for all kinds of underwater hunting fun!

Kidizoom Action Cam by VTech

Kidizoom Action Cam by VTech

There’s a new way to capture Summer memories! Little videographers can now record all their adventures with photos and videos hands-free, while they’re playing, thanks to the Kidizoom Action Cam.

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For Parents

The Valuable Skill of Debating

The Valuable Skill of Debating

To bring traditional debate into the lives of young people stands to provide an intensified learning experience and it's still one of the most effective ways for students apply their learning.

Are Online Friendships Good?

Are Online Friendships Good?

Parents tell their kids not to talk to strangers as soon as they can make sense of the words, but is this advice relevant to the virtual world? Research shows there are benefits to making online friends.

Making the Cut

Making the Cut

Trying out for a new team or dance company can be very intimidating to your child and to us parents too. That little voice in our head and in theirs wonders... do I have what it takes to make it?

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Sports Camps for High-Energy Kids

Sports Camps for High-Energy Kids

Get high-energy kids moving at cool sports camps for kids, offering everything from soccer and rock-climbing to beach volley ball and tennis. For active youngsters who can't get enough of sports!

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Health & Safety

What to Eat in Spring?

What to Eat in Spring?

Some tips about foods that are suitable to eat during the Spring in order to adjust the external environment (weather) to our internal environment (the food we eat), to help kids stay healthy during this season.

 IKEA Canada Recalls Crib Mattresses

IKEA Canada Recalls Crib Mattresses

IKEA recalls SULTAN crib mattresses. In some cases, a gap between the mattress and the side or end of the crib that is greater than 3 cm can occur, posing an entrapment hazard for an infant.

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