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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Contest

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 family passes to visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada! Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is the newest and most anticipated attraction in the heart of downtown Toronto, next to the CN Tower. The 135,000 sq. foot (12,500 sq. metre) thrilling interactive attraction is an immersive adventure showcases more than 16,000 marine animals and over 450 species. Enter by Friday, September 18, 2015.

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Labour Day Weekend Fun

Labour Day Weekend Fun

Labour Day weekend can be a little bittersweet. It's the last weekend before the kids head back to school so make sure you pack in some super summery fun to make the most of these last warm, carefree days.

5 Great Hiking Trails to Explore

5 Great Hiking Trails to Explore

Are the kids getting restless? Do you need an outdoor activity that will get them away from the TV, expending energy and enjoying the great outdoors? Go on.a hike with the kids!

Kidstown Water Park

Kidstown Water Park

Go splash with friends at Kidstown Water Park. It offers a variety of water features, including a tipping bucket, spray rings, squirting aquatic animals, a slide, wading pool, splash pad and more!

Jamie Bell Adventure Park

Jamie Bell Adventure Park

There’s no shortage of playgrounds in the city but if you must make the trip to one, go to the Jamie Bell Adventure Park. This awesome playground has everything to slide, climb, and imagine the day away!

Take the Kids to a Drive-In Theatre

Take the Kids to a Drive-In Theatre

Looking for something different to do with the kids? How about the drive-in? Your kids will have a blast enjoying double features, staying up late watching movies in their jammies and more!

5 Amazing Botanical Gardens

5 Amazing Botanical Gardens

Celebrate summer by stepping into the coolest gardens the city has to offer. From spaces just for kids to wild water features and exotic plants, these green spaces are botany at its best!

Summer Fun at Chicopee Tube Park

Summer Fun at Chicopee Tube Park

While Chicopee Tube Park is best known as a must-visit wintertime tubing destination, heading there in the summer is just as fun! This attraction ramps up their offerings and comes alive in the summer!

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Cool Eateries

Best Ice Cream Shops

Best Ice Cream Shops

Nothing beats having a scoop – or cone of ice cream. We rounded up the best independent local spots to cool down with a sweet treat. Give these local ice cream shops a try!

Best Doughnut Places

Best Doughnut Places

It's National Donut Day on June 5th but sadly, not in Canada. But we think you should still treat yourself! Check out these amazing doughnut places in and around the city.

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

A Kids Guide to the CNE 2015

A Kids Guide to the CNE 2015

There’s no better place to be a kid than at the CNE! Whether it’s singing with Dora, pretending to be a farmer, or whirling on a midway ride, this fair has enough kid-friendly activities to keep families busy!

August Festivals 2015

August Festivals 2015

Some of the city's best annual festivals take place during the summer, like the colourful Chinatown Festival, the BIG ON BLOOR festival, and an annual favourite: Buskerfest. Here's the list for August!

Treehouse Big Day Out 2

Treehouse Big Day Out 2

Treehouse Big Day Out returns to Toronto September 12 & 13 with The Wiggles and Splash’n Boots! Featuring Costume Character Meet-and-Greets, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Interactive Games & more!

Free Summer Movies in the Park

Free Summer Movies in the Park

It's that time again, when every Summer, families can gather in the park for free movies! Check out some of the newest and most popular family movies for all ages to enjoy.

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Summer

12 Things to Do Before School Starts

12 Things to Do Before School Starts

Seize these summer days before they start slipping away! Here are 12 summertime experiences to have with your kids before it turns colder, because that's where it ends!

Ultimate Summer Playlist

Ultimate Summer Playlist

To help you get summer started, we've come up with the ultimate summer play list: a round-up of the best summer activities for families. You'll find it all here. Keep checking back for updated content!

Summer FUN Guide 2015

Summer FUN Guide 2015

Ready for the ultimate vacation fun guide? Check out our Summer FUN Guide, packed with tons of family activities and attractions in Toronto and the GTA. Make it a Summer to remember!

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Back To School

Back to School Guide 2015

Back to School Guide 2015

Back-to-school season is filled with anticipation, excitement and yes, a bit of stress for parents and kids! Check out our Back-to-School Guide which is packed with simple tips, advice and programs for kids!

Be Cool, Go Litter-less

Be Cool, Go Litter-less

These days being green is cool, so I’d like to encourage you to be cool when going back to school! Practical tips on how to have a lunch without waste.

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Family Fun

Fun Carnival Foods for Kids

Fun Carnival Foods for Kids

Fairgrounds are filled with midway rides and games, and best of all, that’s where you find all that great fair food! Give in to your carnival food cravings by making your own at home. Here are our top picks!

5 Fun Summer Birthday Party Ideas

5 Fun Summer Birthday Party Ideas

Is your child celebrating a birthday this August? Celebrate the big day with five cool concepts, including a carnival bash, a party with the Pirates, playing indoor volleyball on a beach and more!

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Cineplex Family Favourites August

Cineplex Family Favourites August

Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend! Here's the line-up for August.

Marvel Live Tour Coming to Toronto

Marvel Live Tour Coming to Toronto

Marvel Universe LIVE!, the first-ever live Marvel tour will be flying in to Toronto: August 13 to 16 at the Air Canada Centre. Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story.

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CNE 2015 Blog Contest

CNE 2015 Blog Contest

Enter our Blog Contest for a chance to win a family pack with 4 RAD (Ride-All-Day) passes to the Canadian National Exhibition. Taking place over 18 days, the CNE offers a wide variety of entertainment and events.

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Products, Services & Book Reviews

Nerf Super Soaker FlashFlood Blaster

Nerf Super Soaker FlashFlood Blaster

If you're looking for the right Super Soaker to lead a platoon of your buddies into combat this summer, the Nerf Super Soaker FlashFlood Blaster has got you covered.

Picnic Fun with Melissa & Doug Toys

Picnic Fun with Melissa & Doug Toys

Eating outdoors in a picnic setting is fun for kids. Let them enjoy hours of play with this impressive selection of picnic gear by Melissa & Doug Toys. There's a Bella Butterfly Picnic Set and Outdoor Chair.

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For Parents

Top 5 Myths About Private Schools

Top 5 Myths About Private Schools

Myth or fact? Private schools are insular places only for the privileged. With help from education experts and industry leaders, we debunk the misconceptions about independent schools.

Keep your Kids in French Immersion

Keep your Kids in French Immersion

Should you continue with French Immersion or not – that is the question! Some parents are concerned about keeping their children in the French Immersion. Tips to make an informed decision.

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Birthday Parties at Dune Kids

Birthday Parties at Dune Kids

Stuck on a party idea? Host your next party at Dune Kids! It's a 2 hour party with exclusive use of the facility along with arts, games, and fun hosts! Dune Kids is a creative play centre with a world theme.

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Health & Safety

Choose the Right Backpack

Choose the Right Backpack

For parents back to school season is a roller coaster of emotions. These simple strategies with our children can help them avoid injuries associated with backpacks and alleviate another back to school worry.

Keep Eyes Safe from the Sun

Keep Eyes Safe from the Sun

If you've ever felt the pain of sunburn on your skin, the feeling of sunburnt eyes is just as uncomfortable. To avoid discomfort and protect the eyes from sun damage, follow these six tips.

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