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Audible is now Offering Free Audio Book Stories for Kids

Audible has launched free, on-demand storytime with Audible Stories, a database of free audiobooks for kids and teens in response to school closures during COVID-19.

Coronavirus and Anxiety: How to Stay Calm in the Midst of the Storm

Leading Toronto life coach, Sara Shor, will be hosting an online video workshop to help the public cope with their anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis.

Chai Lifeline Launches Coronavirus Arts & Crafts Drive for Quarantined Children

Chai Lifeline Canada has launched an arts & crafts drive to help families across Canada with hospitalized or home-bound children during the coronavirus pandemic.

A Message to our Parenting Community During the COVID-19 Outbreak

While everything around us is shutting down, one thing is for sure – parenting has not been cancelled. The focus of our day-to-day lives has been uprooted, but the message remains – we will get through this trying time together.

Planning Family Fun in Light of COVID-19

Families are now changing gears from 'let's go!' to 'let's stay in' as the coronavirus shuts down many of the city's major events and attractions. What you need to know!

YPT's Artistic Director Allen MacInnis Retires

Allen MacInnis has announced that he will step down as Artistic Director of Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre (YPT) at the end of the 2020.21 season, after 19 outstanding years.

School Closure Camps Being Offered in GTA

Due to the rotating school closures announced by ETFO that affect all school boards, here's a list of companies offering day camps for children on affected days.

World's Largest Rubber Duck Returns to Toronto for Redpath Waterfront Festival!

The festival is bringing back Mama Duck, who is six stories tall and weighs 30,000 pounds, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival.

IKEA Launches its Soft Toy Drawing Competition

Parents can submit their child’s drawing online by November 21 for a chance to have the drawing transformed into a real life IKEA soft toy.

Best of Toronto 2019

Nominate the best family-friendly businesses in the Greater Toronto Area now through December 31, 2019. It's a short survey and you can win great prizes.

ROM’s 3rd Monday Nights Free Moves to Tuesdays

The ROM is moving its monthly evening of free admission from Mondays to Tuesdays, where visitors can enjoy free access to art, culture, and nature in the Museum’s 40 galleries.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre & Black Creek Pioneer Village Promotion

From October 10 to November 11, visitors to Black Creek Pioneer Village will receive a 50% discount off LEGOLAND Discovery Centre admission and vice versa.

Day Camps & Programs for Kids if CUPE Strikes on Monday

In the event of a CUPE strike on Monday, parents need to prepare and make alternative care arrangements. The following companies are offering day camps and programs.

The Zoo is getting a BOOmobile for Halloween

There's a new attraction coming to the Toronto Zoo this Halloween! Don't miss the new BOOmobile, a slightly scary but legendary, fun for all ages adventure.

FlyOver Canada Attraction Coming to Toronto

The new FlyOver Canada location will provide guests with a brand-new flight ride experience featuring the country’s most iconic locations, picturesque landscapes and natural wonders.

BTS Dolls Soon to be Available at Toys 'R' Us

Toys 'R' Us Canada announces that popular South Korean Boy Band - BTS - dolls are making their way to stores across Canada.

Geoffrey Throws Ceremonial Pitch at Blue Jays Game

Toys 'R' Us Canada mascot becomes first Canadian toy mascot to throw ceremonial first pitch for Toronto Blue Jays at series against the Cleveland Indians.

Funrise Announces Toy License with Caterpillar

Funrise announces a Global Master Toy License with Caterpillar Inc. – the world's leading construction equipment manufacturer, for a new line of toy vehicles.

AGO Announces Bold New Pricing Changes

Less equals more! Starting May 25, the AGO offers free entry for visitors 25 and under, and launches an Annual Pass for only $35.

Lumina Night Walk Experience Coming to Toronto Zoo

Guests will be led through the experience with the use of interactive displays, light, sound, scenography, music and video projection.

Michaels Partners with the Boys & Girls Clubs

The arts and crafts specialty retailer commits to making great futures by providing spaces, supplies, and skills needed to shape innovative leaders.

Ontario Science Centre Celebrates 50 Years

On January 24, the Ontario Science Centre officially launched its birthday year in the same spirit of wonder and delight experienced by over 52 million visitors since 1969.

Toys R Us Canada Announces Exclusive Deal with Addo Play UK

Toys R Us Canada partners with Addo Play to enhance their exclusive selection of toys for their customers. Addo Play’s toys inspire fun, imagination and wonder.

New Family-Friendly Experiences for Google Assistant

Designed specifically for families, the new experiences will help parents and kids learn, play and imagine together.

Ensure No Scout is Left Behind On Giving Tuesday

Scouts Canada’s No One Left Behind program offers financial support so that all youth can experience the adventures of Scouting.

TIFF Changes its Family Programming

TIFF has announced it will be changing how it serves young cinephiles. TIFF Kids will be retired and digiPlaySpace will be rebranded for kids 14+.

Help bring a Kusama Infinity Mirror Room to the AGO

The AGO is asking its supporters to help raise funds to acquire Canada's first Infinity Mirror Room, and create a historical milestone.

Families That Play More Are Happier

Playing together makes families happier, closer and less stressed – but over a third admit they struggle to prioritise playtime, according to a new report released by the LEGO Group.

X Marks the Spot Around the World

To celebrate the launch of this year's most anticipated new toy - Treasure X, Moose Toys has partnered with Geocaching HQ to bring to life a global treasure hunt adventure!

Russian School of Mathematics Announces New Branch in Toronto Area

Russian School of Mathematics (RSM), the award-winning after-school math program announces the opening of its first branch in Canada.

Toronto Zoo Welcomes Birth of Western Lowland Gorilla

Ngozi, a 20 year-old female Western lowland gorilla, gave birth to a baby early this morning on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

VEX Provincial Championships

Top Performing Primary and Secondary Students Aim to Earn Spot at the VEX Robotics World Championship.

Best of 2017

Greater Toronto parents have voted for their favourite family-friendly businesses in the Best of 2017. Here are the winners!

The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass

Get the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass to ski & snowboard at each ski area 3 times for only $29.95! Buy it in Grade 4 and it's good until Grade 5!

PureFlix.ca Now Available in Canada

PureFlix.ca helps parents feel at ease that their family is enjoying programming, without being exposed to mature and explicit content.
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