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Craziest, Curious and Craveable Foods at the CNE

From unicorn-themed desserts, a savoury funnel cake sandwich and pickle pizza, here are some of the craziest, curious and craveable new foods making their debut at this year’s CNE.

Brain Power Academic Enrichment Program

Brain Power is an award-winning after-school academic-enrichment program for high-achieving students from Grades 1-12.

Transform Difficult Homework into an Academic Opportunity

Parents can feel frustrated when their child struggles with homework; however, research shows that not ‘getting’ homework—at first—is a key moment in children’s academic development.

Save 45% off Toronto Zoo Admission to Celebrate 45 Years!

Stop by the Toronto Zoo today, August 15, 2019 to celebrate the zoo's 45th anniversary and enjoy 45% off admission! Plus, stay late (9am-9pm) for Dawn to Dusk Thursdays.

Hockey Hall of Fame Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 4 VIP Family Passes to the Hockey Hall of Fame with general admission for 4 guests, a complimentary Legends Program, photo package with the Stanley Cup and a discount in the Hockey Hall of Fame's Spirit of Hockey store. Contest closed. See winners.

Retro Summer Fun: Drive-in Theatres

Drive-ins are becoming somewhat of a rarity these days so GTA families are lucky to have a few theatres in the area.

Best Family Day Trips

These destinations, each just a short drive or train ride from the city, are bursting with family-friendly activities, making them the perfect spots for Summer day trips.

35 Things to do Before School Starts

Before pool toys and beach towels get stored away and late summer nights are replaced by bedtime curfews and homework, 35 must-do end of summer activities await.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 family passes to visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Toronto! LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Toronto is an indoor, family experience with over 3 million bricks under one roof. Contest closed. See winners.

Looking Glass Adventures Contest

Enter for a chance to win a family pass to Looking Glass Adventures. Looking Glass Adventures is a live puzzle game where you are given 60 minutes to unravel a mystery. Contest closed. See winner.

Little Live Scruff-a-Luvs™ Families Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Scruff-A-Luv Family! Can you give this Scruff-A-Luv Family its furever home? Inside this box is a mystery family waiting to be rescued! See winner.

You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood

A heartwarming picture book that celebrates the work of Mister Rogers and carries on his legacy of kindness.

New by Playmobil - Dwarf Kingdom

Prepare yourself to explore a whole new world! Playmobil is proud to present the latest playsets from the Knights theme - introducing Dwarf Kingdom!

14 Fun Things Kids Can do at the CNE

Besides its obvious attractions like the livestock and amusement rides, the EX has a variety of offerings for even its youngest attendees. This year's highlights ... just for kids!

Rainbow Songs Music Programs for Babies & Tots

The program offers an enriching, joyful and inclusive learning environment that immerses you and your little one in the world of music.

Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy

Join comedians, escape-artists, sword-swallowers, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns and daredevils. See the most extraordinary street performers on earth!

Historical Sites that are Fun for Kids & Families

This summer, unplug the family and step back in time at one of these attractions that are fun for kids and adults alike.

Mysterious Minds Escape Rooms Contest

Enter for a chance to win a family pass to Mysterious Minds Escape Rooms in Toronto! Pass is valid for The Cryptic Cabin escape room adventure! Contest closed. See winner.

10 Yummy Twists on Chocolate Chip Cookies

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is celebrated yearly on August 4. Here are 10 yummy twists on this go-to favourite dessert!

S'mores Reinvented

We’ve scouted out very unique and different ways to enjoy your s'mores.

Bring The Soul: The Movie

A glimpse into BTS’ world away from the stage, featuring intimate group discussions alongside spectacular concert performances from the tour. This is a cinema event not to be missed.

Peachy Keen

We're keen on peaches! Here are 10 recipes for some late-Summer inspiration.

Ziplining Adventures

Ziplines are making appearance all over Ontario! This fully immersive outdoor experience is an exciting new way to see the world!

Little Live Scruff-a-Luvs™ Families

Can you give this Scruff-A-Luv Family its furever home? Inside this box is a mystery family waiting to be rescued! Will you find a dog family or a cat family?

FAN EXPO Canada Contest

FAN EXPO Canada™ is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and we're giving away a fun prize pack valued at $250. The annual convention is the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Canada and the second largest in North America. Contest closed. See winner.

Tweet Beats Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Tweet Beats set. These really fun toy birds each have their own style of music and harmonize when you play them all simultaneously. Contest closed. See winner.

FAN EXPO Canada 2019

This year, FAN EXPO Canada is bringing a world of discovery and adventure to fans of all ages with a 10,000 sq. ft. Family Zone; complete with dance parties, robots, LEGO, crafts and more!

August Go List: Best Things to Do! 2019

There's still time to catch some of the best of the city's summertime fun. Read on for the best things to do this month and plan ahead for these August favourites.

Peach Picking in Toronto and the GTA

Peach picking season is upon us and it's the perfect excuse for GTA families to plan a sweet summertime day trip before kids head back to school.

August on the Cheap! 2019

Here are the top free things to do with kids in the GTA this August, and most are 100% Free. The last month of summer break still brings a slew of incredible outdoor activities!

Best Summer Pick Your Own Farms

Picking your own fruit is tons of fun, and makes for a great day or weekend trip.

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.

Medieval Times Contest

Enter for a chance to win a family pack to Medieval Times. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is an exciting evening of quality, family entertainment based upon the glory of the Middle Ages. Contest closed. See winner.

Treewalk Village Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 Kids' passes for 2 to Treewalk Village! Children and the young at heart can let their imaginations lead the way while exploring a tree house village in Stouffville or Hamilton. Contest closed. See winners.

Best Water Park and Water Play Areas

Head to one of these water parks in the GTA for your ultimate water adventure.
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