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TSO's Pan Am Beats, Heroic Feats Contest

TSO's Pan Am Beats, Heroic Feats Contest

Enter to win a Family Pack of 4 tickets to see TSO's Pan Am Beats, Heroic Feats. Prize pack value is $125. Winner can choise the 2:00 pm or 4:00 pm performance. As Toronto prepares to host the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, our Canadian athletes are in peak physical shape, and the musicians in the orchestra have also been in training. Enter by Friday, April 24, 2015.

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Toronto & GTA Farmers' Markets

Toronto & GTA Farmers' Markets

Make the most of the Spring harvest by hitting up some of the city's very best green markets, many of which open for the season beginning in May. Bring the kids along and peruse the plentiful fruits and veggies.

April on the Cheap!

April on the Cheap!

In April, the calendar is stocked with all kinds of chances to spot the Easter bunny and hunt for eggs. Families can also give back to the Earth by participating in Earth Day events. Hit up the city's free and cheap events!

5 Really Cool Indoor Play Spaces

5 Really Cool Indoor Play Spaces

When your wee ones are getting antsy, it’s time to get out of the house and blow off steam at one of GTA's amazing indoor play spaces. Hidden in and around the city, these private spaces cater to the young crowd.

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Cool Eateries

Nutella Sweets at Tim Hortons

Nutella Sweets at Tim Hortons

Breakfast just got a whole lot better at Tim Hortons! Nutella loving kids (and grownups) will be pleased to hear that Tim Hortons has just launched some sweet treats, but only for a limited time.

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Events, Exhibits & Shows

Celebrate Earth Month

Celebrate Earth Month

Happy Earth Month! The city comes alive with many events to celebrate Earth Month and Earth Day. Kids learn about how they can help protect the environment and how your family can become more green.

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Spend a day as a MythBuster at MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition to uncover the truth. And while you’re at it, watch live demonstrations and check out real props and gadgets from the show.

Arts For Life Children’s Festival

Arts For Life Children’s Festival

The Living Arts Centre presents the Arts For Life Children’s Festival – a fun-filled weekend of entertainment, activities, and opportunities for kids to express their creativity.

Spring 2015 Consignment Sales

Spring 2015 Consignment Sales

It's Spring! Time to clean out your closets! Then head to a children's consignment sale and make money on your children's outgrown clothing, toys, baby furniture, and more! Find a few bargains for yourself!

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Spring

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!

Ultimate Spring Playlist

Ultimate Spring Playlist

Just as flowers blossom all over town in Spring, so do great activities for Toronto and GTA families. There's no reason to leave the the city to get a taste of outdoor fun. We've rounded up the best seasonal activities.

50 Fresh Ideas for Spring Fun

50 Fresh Ideas for Spring Fun

Spring is in the air! After a long, snowy Winter, nothing is as welcomed—nor as well-deserved—as the arrival of Springtime. Here are 50 reasons to get psyched for this season...

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Family Fun

Make Your Own Rock Candy

Make Your Own Rock Candy

Have fun making rock candy with your kids. It's a delicious treat which doubles as a really cool science experiment! Your kids will love watching the sugar crystals growing over time.

Fun Art Party Ideas for Kids

Fun Art Party Ideas for Kids

Whether your child loves to get their art on or just likes to make a mess with paint, glue, or glitter, there's an artistic option out there for your next birthday. Throw a party that's as creative as it is fun at these art party places.

Simple Spring Crafts for Kids

Simple Spring Crafts for Kids

These fun and simple crafts for kids remind us that Winter will soon be gone! Get ready for Spring, Easter, and Passover with these easy and creative projects.

Roundup: 10 Edible Bugs

Roundup: 10 Edible Bugs

Kids love creepy crawlies! If your children love bugs, then try some of these food and snack ideas. Kids will squeal with delight when they make these cute bugs. It's the perfect way to welcome Spring!

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Entertainment News

ONE 2 ONE Special With Shawn Mendes

ONE 2 ONE Special With Shawn Mendes

On Tuesday, April 14, Corus Entertainment presents an exclusive One 2 One special on YTV with multi-platinum teen singer-songwriter, Shawn Mendes.

Disney Fantasia – Live in Concert

Disney Fantasia – Live in Concert

Experience the original Fantasia (1940) and Disney Fantasia 2000 like never before, as the TSO performs a selection of magnificent repertoire from both films while the scenes play on the big screen!

Odysseo – The Best Show Ever!

Odysseo – The Best Show Ever!

After its huge success in 2012, Odysseo is back under the White Big Top at Toronto’s Port Lands, until May 10. Odysseo celebrates the beauty and harmony of man and horse’s age-old relationship.

Cineplex Family Favourites April

Cineplex Family Favourites April

Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11:00 am for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. Here's the line up for April 2015.

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The First Camp Experience

The First Camp Experience

You would think that since I encourage parents to put their children in camp at an early age, that I would feel totally comfortable with my own kids attending camp too. Well I tried that and it didn’t work out so well.

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Cavalia 2015 Blog Contest

Cavalia 2015 Blog Contest

Enter our Blog Contest to win a 4-pack to Cavalia - ODYSSEO, a theatrical experience and an ode to horse and man that marries the equestrian arts, awe inspiring acrobatics, and high-tech theatrical effects.

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Products, Services & Book Reviews

Cake My Day!

Cake My Day!

The New York Times bestselling authors of Hello, Cupcake! have done it again with Cake My Day!: Easy, Eye-Popping Designs for Stunning, Fanciful, and Funny Cakes.

Lola's Cloud Organic Cotton Candy

Lola's Cloud Organic Cotton Candy

Created with only premium all-natural ingredients and offered in an array of tempting gourmet flavours, Lola's Cloud Organic Cotton Candy is one of the most amazing treats the city has ever known.

Cosmic UFO by Cloud b

Cosmic UFO by Cloud b

Cosmic UFO by Cloud b brings an out-of-this-world experience that helps kids smoothly transition from play time to sleep time. It combines both sight and sound features.

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For Parents

Managing Your Child's Time Online

Managing Your Child's Time Online

Think your child spends too much time online? Join the club. Whether it’s via a PC, laptop, tablet, or smart phone, more and more kids are devoting more and more of their leisure time to surfing the net.

Replace Praise and Reward

Replace Praise and Reward

Children need encouragement like a plant needs water. Encouraging children communicates to them that they are loved and are good enough, just the way they are.

Judgment Call

Judgment Call

Teenagers often seem like an enigma. The bad news is that, in most cases, teens are going to behave in irrational and contradictory ways. The good news is that there’s a reason for this.

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Play and Party Indoor Playground

Play and Party Indoor Playground

Play and Party Indoor Playground and Birthday Centre is a large and clean family friendly place, that offers a good balance of space dedicated to kids’ fun and parents’ relaxation.

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Health & Safety

DIY Microwave Popcorn

DIY Microwave Popcorn

It's a known fact that microwave popcorn is bad for you. Really bad. Make your own homemade popcorn in the microwave without the store bought package and the bad-for-you ingredients.

Decoding Kids' Breakfast Cereals

Decoding Kids' Breakfast Cereals

How to choose the right breakfast cereals for your family, and what to look out for when reading the food labels on the back of the box.

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