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Toronto Islands and Ferry Service Are Reopening

The City of Toronto is resuming limited ferry service to the Islands starting this Saturday June 27. Get the list of services and amenities that will be open at Toronto Island Park.

Escape Room: The Game Contest

Enter for a chance to win a copy of the Escape Room: The Game - Family Edition. Bring the excitement of an Escape Room to your home! Contest closed. See winner.

Rubik’s® Cube Invites Canadians to Solve Together

Are you up for a challenge? To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Rubik’s® Cube will attempt to break the record for most people simultaneously solving the iconic puzzle, on June 25.

Disney Princess Themed Camps at Epiphany Dance

In summer of 2020, join the dance studio for a Summer Disney Princess Camp week. It's an experience your little ones won't soon forget as each week encapsulates all the fun & activities of princesses!

Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls Has Reopened

Bird Kingdom, the world’s largest free-flying indoor aviary located a 5 minute walk from Niagara Falls, has reopened as of June 19, 2020, with new measures in place.

Summer Safety Checklist to Keep Your Family Safe

It's summertime and while there's a dangerous virus lurking, summer outdoor play can also spell trouble and lead to increased injuries.

Escape Room: The Game

By now, you have probably experienced an escape room or heard from a friend about how much fun escape rooms are. Now you can experience all the excitement, at home!

Virtual Canada Day Celebrations

Though we are not able to come together, join fellow Canadians for virtual Canada Day experiences and festivities, with family activities, entertainment, concerts and more.

The Best Treats for a Canada Day Party

Canada Day is just around the corner — and it's the perfect reason to host a little party with your family! Check out this collection of tasty treats every Canada Day party celebration needs.

Canada Day Inspired Recipes

Ready, set, celebrate! Check out these amazing recipes to help inspire your Canada Day holiday menu.

Fun Canada Day Crafts for Kids

Looking for ways to up the festive factor on Canada Day? Help your kids get in the Canada Day spirit with one of these easy and fun kid-friendly crafts.

Fun Ways with Strawberries

It's strawberry season! Show your strawberries some love by turning them into cute and healthy creations. What could be more fun than playing with your food?

Where to go Strawberry Picking

The GTA offers a fair number of family-friendly spots where you can PYO strawberries. It's going to be a different picking experience this summer, with no family activities, but fruit picking is possible.

More Fun Foods for Father's Day

Celebrate Dad this Father's Day with these delicious treats he's sure to love!

Father's Day Fun Foods

Fabulously fun and creative recipes to show Dad that you care on Father's Day!

Dad-Approved Father's Day Menu

Want to make this Father's Day memorable? Why not treat Dad to a fabulous menu!

Great Big Theatre Virtual Drama Camp

If your little performer has a passion for drama, loves creating stories, or hamming it up for a crowd, Great Big Theatre Company offers a fantastically creative Virtual Drama Program this summer.

Summer 'In Person' & Virtual Camp Guide 2020

As Summer Camp season gets closer, parents will be making plans for their children. Some kids will attend day programs, while others will enjoy new online experiences. Plan the perfect summer adventure for your child!

Farmers' Markets in Toronto are Reopening

The City of Toronto has announced it is working with market organizers to safely reopen farmers’ markets usually located on 22 sites. Some markets have already reopened under new safety guidelines.

Best Ice Cream Soda Floats

June 20 is Ice Cream Soda Day! Take the time to enjoy this frothy drink, made with a few scoops of ice cream in any carbonated beverage. It's the perfect way to cool off!

Celebrate Strawberry Season!

Strawberry season has started, so we're celebrating by sharing delicious recipes with you, featuring fresh and wholesome berries. Enjoy a decadent dessert pizza, classic strawberry shortcake and more!

Thomas & Friends Offer Audio And Relaxation For The Entire Family

For families looking to incorporate more “quiet time” activities into their daily routines, Thomas & Friends introduces a Storytime Podcast and resources through a partnership with Calm.

Family Fun Outside Of The Home As We Enter Phase 2

As we enter Ontario's phase 2 of reopening, here's where families can find activities and fun, outside of the home. How your family can enjoy the great outdoors and more!

10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Father's Day from Home

Looking for creative ways to celebrate Father’s Day on June 21? We're giving you a few ideas to make it your best Father's Day celebration ever, even while at home!

Best Beaches for Families

While away the hours at these family-friendly spots splashing around in the waves, building a masterpiece castle and soaking up some rays. Some beaches are reopening!

Treetop Trekking Hamilton and Barrie Parks Reopening

Ready to play outdoors again? Treetop Trekking is resuming some of its activities outside of the GTA — perfect for families looking for a little getaway to escape the city (and their homes).

Celebrate a Birthday or Family Milestone at Home with Superior Events!

Bring the FUN to your backyard with hundreds of items available for rental. Celebrating a birthday or milestone? The perfect lawn sign will bring people together!

Canadian Contemporary School of Art Virtual Summer Camp

Let your imagination and creativity take you to different places this summer, and join the Canadian Contemporary School of Art’s (CCSA) Virtual Art Summer Camp!

Parenting Resources to Talk to your Kids about Race & Racism

Over the past weeks, we, and our children, have witnessed the devastating impact of racism. These events have elicited questions from children of all ages, and many parents are left wondering how to respond.

Children's Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, Equality and Resistance

Books offer a great way to introduce different ideas and experiences. This list will help start the talk with kids of all ages.

The Best Backyard Toys for Kids and Families

Playing with the neighbourhood kids isn't possible right now, but kids can still have fun in their own backyards with these fun water and outdoor toys.

CNN and 'Sesame Street' to Host a Town Hall Addressing Racism

If you're looking for a way to include your children in the conversation about race and injustice in terms they'll understand, CNN is teaming up with Sesame Street in an upcoming town hall to address racism.

Sesame Street and CNN's ABC's of COVID-19

Sesame Street and CNN recently teamed up to provide resources for kids, to help them deal with issues surrounding COVID-19. Here's where you can view the 60-minute town hall.

Lil Miss Dress Up Masks for Kids Contest

Enter for a chance to win a set of 2 face mask for kids from Lil Miss Dress Up! These are custom handmade masks, made right here in Toronto! Contest closed. See winner.

Where To Buy Kids’ Masks In Canada

For those looking for kids' face masks that fit comfortably, we have a list of local vendors (other than Disney) that offer cute options for the kiddos.
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