August 2013

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Family Activities

Walking Among the Trees

Walking Among the Trees

Imagine walking through a treetop canopy and getting a unique view of the forest from an elevated boardwalk. The only walk of its kind, a treetop family adventure is an experience you'll always remember.
What to Do Before the Summer Ends

What to Do Before the Summer Ends

Hurry! Summer's end is fast approaching, but you still have some time to make it unforgettable. Here's a list of great ideas for a late-Summer rally of fun you can squeeze in before the kids head back to school!

The Family Road Trip

The Family Road Trip

A family road trip doesn’t have to be a gruelling test of endurance. Whether you're headed to a nearby city or travelling across the country, we've got some great ideas for keeping the kids entertained!
Building Summer Memories

Building Summer Memories

We’re well into Summer, so if you and your family have been hitting all the sights and sounds of the city or you've travelled, make sure you take souvenirs along the way and record these times for future enjoyment!
Backyard Campout

Backyard Campout

Hosting a a campout in your own backyard. It's the perfect time to let kids enjoy a starry Summer night.

Summer

What to Do Before the Summer Ends

What to Do Before the Summer Ends

Hurry! Summer's end is fast approaching, but you still have some time to make it unforgettable. Here's a list of great ideas for a late-Summer rally of fun you can squeeze in before the kids head back to school!

Building Summer Memories

Building Summer Memories

We’re well into Summer, so if you and your family have been hitting all the sights and sounds of the city or you've travelled, make sure you take souvenirs along the way and record these times for future enjoyment!

At The Movies

One Direction: This Is Us

One Direction: This Is Us

Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry, and Louis' meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena.
The Mortal Instruments

The Mortal Instruments

When her mom is taken from their home by a demon, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray, finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her back, that changes her entire life.
Planes

Planes

Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

Scotiabank BuskerFest 2013

Scotiabank BuskerFest 2013

The buskers are back! Scotiabank BuskerFest in support of EPILEPSY Toronto is Ontario's largest gathering of street performers. Come out to laugh, smile, ooh, ahh, scream, and cheer.
Food at the EX

Food at the EX

The CNE is famous for its vast and quirky selection of food offerings. From burgers and doughnuts, to ribs and bacon everything, the CNE is an annual treat for food adventurers.
The CNE: For Animal Lovers

The CNE: For Animal Lovers

The CNE just wouldn't be the same without animals. The CNE’s love of animals goes from barnyard and horse stables, to household pets. If you’re an animal lover here are the things you won’t want to miss!
A Kid-Friendly CNE

A Kid-Friendly CNE

You’ve decided to take your wee ones to the CNE this year. This annual fair can be tons of fun, but a carnival of this magnitude can be intimidating for young children. Making the most of your outing.
A Guide to August Festivals 2013

A Guide to August Festivals 2013

The Summer vacation season is in full swing, and parents and kids are raring to get outside. Fortunately, Toronto's August lineup of festivals delivers precisely that. Every weekend promises new adventures!

Free & Cheap

Scotiabank BuskerFest 2013

Scotiabank BuskerFest 2013

The buskers are back! Scotiabank BuskerFest in support of EPILEPSY Toronto is Ontario's largest gathering of street performers. Come out to laugh, smile, ooh, ahh, scream, and cheer.
Far Enough Farm at Centreville

Far Enough Farm at Centreville

Far Enough Farm located at Centreville Amusement Park is the perfect year-round destination for families visiting the island. This quaint hobby farm, now a Centre Island staple, has been in operation since 1959.
August on the Cheap! 2013

August on the Cheap! 2013

Who says you have to overdraw your bank account just to keep the kids entertained? Rather than shelling out a small fortune to see a show or go to an amusement park, try some of these events that are fun and cheap!
A Guide to August Festivals 2013

A Guide to August Festivals 2013

The Summer vacation season is in full swing, and parents and kids are raring to get outside. Fortunately, Toronto's August lineup of festivals delivers precisely that. Every weekend promises new adventures!

Fun Places To Go

Best Activities North of Toronto

Best Activities North of Toronto

No matter the age of your children, the key to keeping them from getting bored is to keep them busy with activities they enjoy. Find the perfect activities when planning a day trip within 2-3 hours of Toronto.
Blue Mountain: The Perfect Summer Retreat

Blue Mountain: The Perfect Summer Retreat

We enjoyed a fun getaway to Ontario's largest mountain village resort, Blue Mountain. The perfect year-round destination for families.
Walking Among the Trees

Walking Among the Trees

Imagine walking through a treetop canopy and getting a unique view of the forest from an elevated boardwalk. The only walk of its kind, a treetop family adventure is an experience you'll always remember.
Eaton Chelsea Toronto

Eaton Chelsea Toronto

Having recently undergone some exciting renovations, the new and improved Eaton Chelsea, Toronto is still the hotel that you have always known and loved. It is a full service urban resort and more!
Dinosaurs Alive! at  Wonderland

Dinosaurs Alive! at Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland has captured the sights, sounds, and smells of dinosaurs with more than 40 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs set in a seven acre outdoor Jurassic themed environment.
Far Enough Farm at Centreville

Far Enough Farm at Centreville

Far Enough Farm located at Centreville Amusement Park is the perfect year-round destination for families visiting the island. This quaint hobby farm, now a Centre Island staple, has been in operation since 1959.
Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland

It's really no wonder that Canada's Wonderland is Canada's premiere amusement park. It's where families come to spend quality time with each other and their good friends, g-forces.
Summer Adventures at Horseshoe

Summer Adventures at Horseshoe

Snow and ski season may be far behind but outdoor fun and adventure continues at Horseshoe Resort!

Toronto's Urban Resort Hotel

Toronto's Urban Resort Hotel

Located in the heart of the Don Valley Parklands in Toronto, The Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites is a resort within the city. This beautiful Don Mills hotel is one of Toronto’s favourite family hotels.
August on the Cheap! 2013

August on the Cheap! 2013

Who says you have to overdraw your bank account just to keep the kids entertained? Rather than shelling out a small fortune to see a show or go to an amusement park, try some of these events that are fun and cheap!

Day Trips

Best Activities North of Toronto

Best Activities North of Toronto

No matter the age of your children, the key to keeping them from getting bored is to keep them busy with activities they enjoy. Find the perfect activities when planning a day trip within 2-3 hours of Toronto.
Blue Mountain: The Perfect Summer Retreat

Blue Mountain: The Perfect Summer Retreat

We enjoyed a fun getaway to Ontario's largest mountain village resort, Blue Mountain. The perfect year-round destination for families.
Walking Among the Trees

Walking Among the Trees

Imagine walking through a treetop canopy and getting a unique view of the forest from an elevated boardwalk. The only walk of its kind, a treetop family adventure is an experience you'll always remember.
Summer Adventures at Horseshoe

Summer Adventures at Horseshoe

Snow and ski season may be far behind but outdoor fun and adventure continues at Horseshoe Resort!


Resorts & Family Getaways

Blue Mountain: The Perfect Summer Retreat

Blue Mountain: The Perfect Summer Retreat

We enjoyed a fun getaway to Ontario's largest mountain village resort, Blue Mountain. The perfect year-round destination for families.
Eaton Chelsea Toronto

Eaton Chelsea Toronto

Having recently undergone some exciting renovations, the new and improved Eaton Chelsea, Toronto is still the hotel that you have always known and loved. It is a full service urban resort and more!
Summer Adventures at Horseshoe

Summer Adventures at Horseshoe

Snow and ski season may be far behind but outdoor fun and adventure continues at Horseshoe Resort!

Toronto's Urban Resort Hotel

Toronto's Urban Resort Hotel

Located in the heart of the Don Valley Parklands in Toronto, The Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites is a resort within the city. This beautiful Don Mills hotel is one of Toronto’s favourite family hotels.

Entertainment News

Mary Poppins’ 50th Anniversary

Mary Poppins’ 50th Anniversary

Walt Disney Studios has announced that they’ll be celebrating Mary Poppins‘ 50th Anniversary by releasing the film on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD for the first time ever.
YPT Announces 2013-2014 Season

YPT Announces 2013-2014 Season

Young People's Theatre announces its 2013-2014 playbill for the 48th season – a year dedicated to the resourcefulness of youth. Featuring 8 great shows including Annie and Where the Wild Things Are.
An Exclusive Safari Experience

An Exclusive Safari Experience

African Lion Safari is pleased to introduce for the first time an exciting NEW “behind the scenes” safari adventure! This limited time, VIP experience is being offered from August 19 to September 29, 2013!

Back To School

Back to School Guide 2013

Back to School Guide 2013

Supply lists! Sneaker shopping! Last-minute running around! It's no wonder many parents feel overwhelmed at this time of year. We can help. Our handy Back to School Guide has everything you need.
Send your Kids to School with PFD

Send your Kids to School with PFD

Encouraging your child to adopt this PFD mindset might make the difference between them (and you) struggling to survive this year, and them bobbing safely through the choppy waters of a new year.
Backpack Safety

Backpack Safety

Recent studies have shown that kids get back pain from their backpacks. What should parents do to prevent this back pain?
Top 10 Back to School Checklist

Top 10 Back to School Checklist

As Summer winds down, it’s time to turn our thoughts back to the school year. This year, why not go for a more organized approach? Here’s a quick list for getting back into the groove... with ease!

Education

How to Choose the Best School

How to Choose the Best School

If you’re like many parents, trying to choose which school is right for your child can be one of the biggest challenges you face...
Engaging the Male Learner

Engaging the Male Learner

Engage students in limitless scientific concepts outside the classroom. These preoccupations with the world of the fantastic are both the catalyst and the crucible to engaging the male learner.

Life With Kids

Send your Kids to School with PFD

Send your Kids to School with PFD

Encouraging your child to adopt this PFD mindset might make the difference between them (and you) struggling to survive this year, and them bobbing safely through the choppy waters of a new year.
Choosing After-School Programs

Choosing After-School Programs

Do you have a little Rembrandt on your hands, a budding Karen Kain, or mini Meryl Streep? How to find the best program.

Products & Services

StrollAir My Duo Stroller

StrollAir My Duo Stroller

If you are the parent of twins or two children who are close in age, you may find it necessary to invest in a double stroller. Strolling around two children has never been easier with My Duo Stroller.

Spotlight On...

Back to School with Stuck on You!

Back to School with Stuck on You!

Stuck On You® have been trusted by Moms around the world for over 18 years for their labels stay stuck and the amazing quality of their personalized products. There are labels for everything your child owns.
Suitcase Theatre

Suitcase Theatre

Suitcase Theatre was founded in 2008 by the original creator of Mr. Dressup. No matter what level you and your child are exploring, Suitase Theatre offers exceptional programming for all ages.
Toronto's Urban Resort Hotel

Toronto's Urban Resort Hotel

Located in the heart of the Don Valley Parklands in Toronto, The Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites is a resort within the city. This beautiful Don Mills hotel is one of Toronto’s favourite family hotels.

Tweens & Teens

Teen Car Surfing: A Dangerous Trend

Teen Car Surfing: A Dangerous Trend

This reckless phenomenon is growing in popularity. It's a thrill-seeking activity that involves a person intentionally riding on the exterior of a moving motor vehicle while another person is driving.

Best of Toronto4Kids

Best of Toronto 2013: Family Resorts

Best of Toronto 2013: Family Resorts

Our readers have spoken! We have our winner for the Best Family Resort in Ontario... with some close honourable mentions. Thank you to everyone who voted! These are your top 5 Family Resorts in Ontario.
Best of Toronto 2013: Summer Attractions

Best of Toronto 2013: Summer Attractions

Our readers have spoken! After receiving over 10,000 votes in this category, we have our winner for the Best Summer Attraction in Toronto... with some close honourable mentions. These are your top 5 Summer Attractions!

Health & Safety

Backpack Safety

Backpack Safety

Recent studies have shown that kids get back pain from their backpacks. What should parents do to prevent this back pain?
Pool Drain Safety for Kids

Pool Drain Safety for Kids

The near drowning of musician Usher’s son who was placed in intensive care after getting his arm stuck in a pool drain is highlighting an important issue. Parents should be more aware of pool drain dangers.

Product Recalls

IKEA Junior Beds Recall

IKEA Junior Beds Recall

The metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break during use, posing a laceration hazard. There has been one incident in Canada and one in the United States.
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