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Family Activities

Summer Fun at a Drive-In Movie

Summer Fun at a Drive-In Movie

Going to a drive-in movie is the ultimate Summer experience. It's a lot more than the movies themselves. It’s about sharing time with your family and spending a Summer night under the stars.
101 Things to Do this Summer!

101 Things to Do this Summer!

How can it be August already? Time flies when you're having fun. But, if you are running out of things to do with the kids... here are 101 ideas to keep them busy and entertained all August long!
Sleeping Under the Stars

Sleeping Under the Stars

Camping is a low-cost vacation option that allows families to get back to nature. On a tight budget? A getaway to a local nature park or campground becomes a fun and inexpensive Summer activity!
Peach Picking in Ontario

Peach Picking in Ontario

August is the perfect time to head to the farm and fill up a bucket with luscious peaches. In fact, August is National Peach Month. Here are some family-friendly PYO peach farms to visit in Southern Ontario.

Summer

101 Things to Do this Summer!

101 Things to Do this Summer!

How can it be August already? Time flies when you're having fun. But, if you are running out of things to do with the kids... here are 101 ideas to keep them busy and entertained all August long!
Sleeping Under the Stars

Sleeping Under the Stars

Camping is a low-cost vacation option that allows families to get back to nature. On a tight budget? A getaway to a local nature park or campground becomes a fun and inexpensive Summer activity!
Peach Picking in Ontario

Peach Picking in Ontario

August is the perfect time to head to the farm and fill up a bucket with luscious peaches. In fact, August is National Peach Month. Here are some family-friendly PYO peach farms to visit in Southern Ontario.

At The Movies

The Giver

The Giver

The haunting story of The Giver, based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colourless, world of conformity and contentment.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder and his evil Foot Clan's diabolical plan.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

Fan Expo 2014

Fan Expo 2014

Toronto fans are celebrating their passion at the largest pop culture event this weekend. Hosting the latest in comics, sci-fi, anime, and gaming, Fan Expo Canada is the largest event of its kind in Canada.
The Amusing Race at Centreville

The Amusing Race at Centreville

The Amusing Race is a free, fun scavenger hunt for families visiting Centreville and Far Enough Farm on weekends in September. It's a great time of year to visit the island as the weather is still very enjoyable!
A Kids Guide to the CNE

A Kids Guide to the CNE

You can't deny that the Canadian National Exhibition is a family-friendly event. For the 12-and-under set, there’s a whole slew of niche activities that will make navigating the fair easier for any parent.
Suburban Steam: A Steampunk Fair

Suburban Steam: A Steampunk Fair

On Saturday, August 23, the Historic Zion Schoolhouse (one of Toronto's 10 Historic Sites) is hosting a free and fun family event: a retro-futuristic community festival celebrating all things Steampunk!
Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted especially for a young audience from Disney’s Broadway production! At the Al Green Theatre.

Free & Cheap

Toronto's First Post Office

Toronto's First Post Office

Toronto's First Post Office is Canada's oldest surviving purpose-built post office, located in the heart of the St. Lawrence district. Guests visiting can write letters with a quill pen and seal them with wax like in the 1830s.
Suburban Steam: A Steampunk Fair

Suburban Steam: A Steampunk Fair

On Saturday, August 23, the Historic Zion Schoolhouse (one of Toronto's 10 Historic Sites) is hosting a free and fun family event: a retro-futuristic community festival celebrating all things Steampunk!
Our Visit to Far Enough Farm

Our Visit to Far Enough Farm

A visit to Centre Island is not complete without stopping in on Far Enough Farm. This quaint working farm is one of the most unique animal farms located just minutes from Toronto's downtown core.
Free & Cheap Summer Fun

Free & Cheap Summer Fun

Let's face it, "free fun" and "Toronto" are not often uttered in the same breath. But truth be told, this city has many offerings that families can enjoy without breaking the bank!
August on the Cheap! 2014

August on the Cheap! 2014

While some of us can't wait for lazy Summer days with lots of time to spare, others need a calendar brimming full with activities each day, especially when they're free! It's another great month of free family fun.
Cineplex Family Favourites August 2014

Cineplex Family Favourites August 2014

Join Cineplex on Saturdays and Wednesdays for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.50. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family!

Fun Places To Go

Toronto's First Post Office

Toronto's First Post Office

Toronto's First Post Office is Canada's oldest surviving purpose-built post office, located in the heart of the St. Lawrence district. Guests visiting can write letters with a quill pen and seal them with wax like in the 1830s.
New Coaster at Centreville

New Coaster at Centreville

Centreville Amusement Park, Toronto’s favourite family amusement park opens the brand new Toronto Island Mine Coaster on Centre Island. Ferry over to Toronto Island to ride the new roller coaster!
Summer Fun at a Drive-In Movie

Summer Fun at a Drive-In Movie

Going to a drive-in movie is the ultimate Summer experience. It's a lot more than the movies themselves. It’s about sharing time with your family and spending a Summer night under the stars.
Wild Wetland Splash at Heart Lake

Wild Wetland Splash at Heart Lake

As the temperature continues to climb, moms look for ways to get their kids to "chill." Wild Wetland Splash Pad and Pool located at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton is great way to cool off.
Our Visit to Far Enough Farm

Our Visit to Far Enough Farm

A visit to Centre Island is not complete without stopping in on Far Enough Farm. This quaint working farm is one of the most unique animal farms located just minutes from Toronto's downtown core.
Fun at Centreville Amusement Park

Fun at Centreville Amusement Park

Centreville Amusement Park is waiting for you this Summer! Don’t miss a visit to this theme park that's big on family fun, located on Centre Island. It's the perfect destination for young families with toddlers.
Free & Cheap Summer Fun

Free & Cheap Summer Fun

Let's face it, "free fun" and "Toronto" are not often uttered in the same breath. But truth be told, this city has many offerings that families can enjoy without breaking the bank!
August on the Cheap! 2014

August on the Cheap! 2014

While some of us can't wait for lazy Summer days with lots of time to spare, others need a calendar brimming full with activities each day, especially when they're free! It's another great month of free family fun.
Peach Picking in Ontario

Peach Picking in Ontario

August is the perfect time to head to the farm and fill up a bucket with luscious peaches. In fact, August is National Peach Month. Here are some family-friendly PYO peach farms to visit in Southern Ontario.

Entertainment News

2014 CNE Highlights

2014 CNE Highlights

New and exciting attractions join many returning favourites in the 2014 CNE line-up. New! A Country Saloon, Mechanical Bull, Towering Fandom Robot, star-studded concert series, and much more!
The Wiggles at Big Day Out Festival

The Wiggles at Big Day Out Festival

Treehouse "Big Day Out" Festival in Toronto on September 13 and 14 to be Marquee Canadian Stop for The Wiggles' "Ready, Steady, Wiggle" North American Tour. The Festival also features Max & Ruby.
Cineplex Family Favourites August 2014

Cineplex Family Favourites August 2014

Join Cineplex on Saturdays and Wednesdays for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.50. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family!

Back To School

Back to School Guide 2014

Back to School Guide 2014

The Back to School season is filled with anticipation, excitement, and stress—for kids and parents. If you're worried that you'll never get it all done, stop, take a deep breath, and check out our Back to School Guide.
Packing Lunches Kids Will Love

Packing Lunches Kids Will Love

There's nothing worse than taking the time pack healthy snacks and lunches for your kids only to have then return half eaten or not eaten at all. Some tips...

Life With Kids

Kids Using Social Media for Good

Kids Using Social Media for Good

While the negatives of social media get the most publicity, there’s a flip side to the coin—social media can be used for good by adults and kids alike. A few ways kids can make the web a better place for us.
Packing Lunches Kids Will Love

Packing Lunches Kids Will Love

There's nothing worse than taking the time pack healthy snacks and lunches for your kids only to have then return half eaten or not eaten at all. Some tips...

News For Toronto Parents

Calling all Dads! Dove Casting Call

Calling all Dads! Dove Casting Call

Calling all Dads! Milo Casting is looking for MEN in the Toronto area to be featured in a new campaign for Dove Men + Care. Seeking strong, confident male role models who are great partners, friends, and fathers!

Products & Services

Kidizoom Smartwatch by VTech

Kidizoom Smartwatch by VTech

The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch is the smartest watch for kids! Perfect for young photographers, this durable smartwatch makes it easy to take photos and record videos on the go.
Curiosity Box

Curiosity Box

Curiosity Box delivers kids themed craft and activity boxes through Single, Subscription, and Party Boxes. Each box allows children to grow their creativity and curiosity, and makes it fun, interactive, and convenient!
NERF Rebelle Agent Bow

NERF Rebelle Agent Bow

NERF REBELLE brand is designed to empower players with confidence, high performance action, and a stylish edge, all while inspiring girls to think and play differently. Nerf Rebelle is all about girl empowerment.
Fisher-Price My First Counting Worm

Fisher-Price My First Counting Worm

A love of learning starts with play! The Fisher-Price™ My First Counting Worm is a wonderful educational puzzle that helps teach numbers, counting, and colours.
DohVinci Design Kits

DohVinci Design Kits

Brought to you by the makers of Play-Doh modeling compound, DohVinci design kits let you decorate and personalize your world in so many colourful ways. It’s super easy for almost anyone to do!
Nighty Night Owl

Nighty Night Owl

The Nighty Night Owl comforts children to sleep through sound. This fluffy travel companion features four different nature sounds to calm kids and promote peaceful sleep, especially in new environments.

Tweens & Teens

Kids Using Social Media for Good

Kids Using Social Media for Good

While the negatives of social media get the most publicity, there’s a flip side to the coin—social media can be used for good by adults and kids alike. A few ways kids can make the web a better place for us.

Books

Maddi's Fridge

Maddi's Fridge

Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighbourhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park, but while Sofia’s fridge at home is full of nutritious food, the fridge at Maddi’s house is empty.