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Holiday Traditions at RBG

From Holiday themed activities, to one of the most unique trains exhibitions we have ever seen, and a walk through a magical Mediterranean Garden, RBG was a welcomed escape from the snowy weather outside.

Celebrating the Holidays at Black Creek

We visited just as Pioneer Village kicked off the Holiday season. The historical cottages were decorated with holly and evergreen, the fireplaces kept visitors warm, and Santa waited for children to declare their wishes...

A Toronto Marlies Game

If you're looking for a family-friendly, affordable, and accessible option to experience a professional hockey game, I recommend going to watch the Toronto Marlies. Games are jam packed with entertainment!

Our Visit to Ripley's Aquarium

After months of anticipation, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada finally opened its doors on October 16th. My family went to check it out and here are a few of the highlights...

Ending the Summer at Centreville

Summer might be over but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop... The sun is shining so take advantage of the great weather and head with your family to Centre Island.

Fun-Filled Day at the CNE

Last year, while seeking an activity for my son and I, I attended The Ex, at the Canadian National Exhibit for the first time. Since I have such fond memories of that day, I wanted to make it a yearly tradition.

Let's Go to the EX!

Toronto's annual Summer fair, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), is a celebrated event for the city. Running from August 16 to September 2, many families make a Summer visit to the CNE an annual tradition...

A Day Out at Riverdale Farm

With membership passes to the Zoo, Wonderland, and Science Centre, I almost always forget to enjoy some of the FREE stuff the city of Toronto has to offer families. One of those places includes the Riverdale Farm...

Our Trip to Centreville Amusement Park

With over thirty rides and attractions, Centreville is the ideal spot for thrill-seeking kids, just a short ferry ride from downtown Toronto!

10 Reasons to Go See the Shrine Circus

Looking for something fun and different to do on the long weekend, I went with my family to see the Shrine Circus. The circus didn’t disappoint and here’s why I think you should go...

Keeping the Hockey Spirit Alive at HHOF

It might be Summer, but it feels more like Spring with all of the rain coming down on Toronto. But where do you go in Toronto when it rains? The Hockey Hall of Fame!

Spadina Museum's Gatsby Garden Party

On Sunday, Spadina Museum hosted a Gatsby Garden Party. The lush grounds set the scene for flapper girls, dapper dressed gentlemen, and bow tie wearing kids enjoying pink lemonade and vanilla ice cream cones.

A Site to See: Sakura Cherry Blossom Trees at High Park

People from all over Toronto flock to High Park to get a glimpse of the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees whose flowers remain only for a short period of time...

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Filled with a collection of Lego-themed attractions, including a 4D cinema, race tracks, earthquake tables, a Fire Academy obstacle course, and Duplo Village, kids (and adults!) will enjoy exploring Legoland.

Jamming it Up at the Monster Jam Pit Party!

We were invited to a Media preview of the Monster Jam Pit Party. The email invite to this event stated "wear appropriate footwear" and I'm glad we did.

Kid-Friendly Bakeries in Toronto

I searched the city for bakeries, but not just any ordinary supplier of jelly-filled donuts or shortbread cookies. I found bakeries that happily cater to special diets. These bakeries are doing something wonderfully different.

A Visit to the Toronto Christmas Market

The Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District has become an annual tradition for our family. Exploring the cobble-stone site is like stepping back in time...

The Toronto Christmas Train Show

The Toronto Christmas Train Show celebrated it's sixteenth year on Sunday at the International Centre in Mississauga. The show featured a collection of vendors, detailed railroad displays, and an array of train paraphernalia.

All Aboard the Halton County Railway!

We ventured out to Milton to visit the Halton County Radial Railway. The HCRR was well worth the drive and proved to house an impressive collection of historical streetcars, subways, & trains.

A Visit to Pioneer Village

As a child growing up in Toronto, there was always the iconic field trip to Black Creek Pioneer Village. The adventure was eye opening for me and my friends. Now, many years later, I decided to take my son to the 19th century historic site.

Summer Fun at the CNE

We visited the CNE at Exhibition Place. The CNE is a really special place for my family – my dad visited for the first time in 1957. The tradition continues, and 65 years later, I walked though the Princes’ Gates with my little boy and husband.

Centre Island

A sandy beach, tree lined trail, perfect picnic spot, and kiddie amusement park. Sounds like all of the best places to spend a fun summer day, right?

Toronto Zoo’s Conservation Carousel

This month, the Zoo’s Exotic Conservation Carousel celebrates its birthday! On June 23, 2010, the zoo officially opened their new ‘Conservation Carousel’ which features over 30 colourful, hand-carved and painted wooden animals.

TIFF Kids Film Festival

On Saturday, we attended a screening of Reel Rascals at the TIFF Kids Film Festival. Specifically designed for kids between the ages of 3-6 years old, the films were imaginative and playful.

Snakes, Crocodiles, and Lizards!

This week we visited Reptilia, a reptile zoo and education facility in Vaughan. Reptilia is a 25,000 square foot facility with 53 large reptile exhibits including: boa constrictors, python snakes, snapping turtles, just to name a few.

Canada Blooms!

This week, we made our very first visit to Canada Blooms at the Direct Energy Centre. It was a day filled with unique gardens, beautiful flowers, and a very special children’s playground.

Spring Fling!

On Monday, we kicked off the start of March Break with an outing to Spring Fling at Rogers Centre. The week-long event is an indoor carnival with midway rides, games, and children’s entertainment.

Everything Under the Moon at Harbourfront Centre

On Friday afternoon, I had a sneak peek at Harbourfont Centre’s World Stage production, Everything Under the Moon. The narrative of this unique show unfolds through the use of projected images, hand-animated art, shadow puppets, & song.

Inside the Model Railroad Club of Toronto

This weekend, we attended an open house at the Model Railroad Club of Toronto (MRCT). The crowd was full of kids, parents, and grandparents. It really was a perfect event for ‘young and old.’

Trains & Toys

On the weekend, we visited the Toronto Christmas Train Show and the Toy and Doll Collectors’ Show at the International Centre in Mississauga. Both events were unique outings for the entire family.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

My family visited the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on Sunday and it was one of the most unique outings we’ve had in Toronto. The Fair brings country life to the big city.

Riding the Rails in Uxbridge

On Saturday morning we took a ride along the York-Durham Heritage Railway (YDHR). The rail line is a tourist destination and mecca for train lovers (like my little boy).

Canada’s Wonderland and Camp Spooky

This weekend, we visited Canada’s Wonderland. While the park includes over 200 attractions and more than 65 thrilling rides, weekends in October feature Camp Spooky. The Halloween theme adds to the park’s fun factor.

Casa Loma

On the weekend, we made a visit to Casa Loma and explored the secret passages, tall towers, pretty gardens (my favourite), and underground tunnel (my son’s favourite).

Roundhouse Park

My little boy’s favourite place in Toronto is Roundhouse Park. The park is home to the Toronto Railway Heritage Centre, Steam Whistle Brewery, and the most interesting looking Leon’s Furniture Store.
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