June 2013

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Family Activities

Cherry Picking in Toronto & the GTA

Cherry Picking in Toronto & the GTA

Cherry picking can be a great way to spend an afternoon as a family, as well as getting fresh fruit. Here's where to pick your own in Ontario, along with tips on how to pick this tasty fruit!
Plan a Fun Family Staycation

Plan a Fun Family Staycation

Staycations have become very popular. And they’re not just for those minding their budget. Families looking for a simpler, quieter holiday are now turning their attention towards the vacation at home. 


Take Your Kids to a Farmers' Market

Take Your Kids to a Farmers' Market

Taking yours kids to the farmers' market can be a fun outing but that’s not all! It can also be a fabulous learning experience. Here are 10 reasons why you should take your kids to a farmers' market.
Simple Summer Toys!

Simple Summer Toys!

Why spend a lot of money on Summer toys when you can stock up on these great items at a really great price. 
Here are 10 cheap Summer toys
 that'll provide your kids with endless hours of fun!
Pick Your Own Strawberries

Pick Your Own Strawberries

As Winter gives way to Spring, many local strawberry farmers open their fields for ‘pick-your-own.’ This month, berries are back and ready for you to take the kids to a local farm!

Father's Day

Homemade Gift Ideas for Dad

Homemade Gift Ideas for Dad

Father's Day is Sunday, June 16 and there's nothing sweeter than your kids honouring their Dad with a homemade gift. Here are some great ideas you can help them out with…
Spend the Day with Dad

Spend the Day with Dad

Father's Day is a great tribute to Dad, but it's also a good excuse for the entire family to relax and enjoy each other's company. If you're looking for Father's Day ideas, we've got you covered!
10 Great Gift Ideas for Dads

10 Great Gift Ideas for Dads

Sunday, June 16 is Father's Day! If you're looking for that one-of-a-kind gift for your one-of-a-kind Dad, here are our top 10 gift ideas…

Summer

Summer Fun Guide 2013

Summer Fun Guide 2013

In our Summer Fun Guide, you’ll find 39 pages filled with hundreds of things to do for families in Toronto and the GTA, so start planning! It has everything you need know to have an incredible Summer.
Cherry Picking in Toronto & the GTA

Cherry Picking in Toronto & the GTA

Cherry picking can be a great way to spend an afternoon as a family, as well as getting fresh fruit. Here's where to pick your own in Ontario, along with tips on how to pick this tasty fruit!
Plan a Fun Family Staycation

Plan a Fun Family Staycation

Staycations have become very popular. And they’re not just for those minding their budget. Families looking for a simpler, quieter holiday are now turning their attention towards the vacation at home. 


Simple Summer Toys!

Simple Summer Toys!

Why spend a lot of money on Summer toys when you can stock up on these great items at a really great price. 
Here are 10 cheap Summer toys
 that'll provide your kids with endless hours of fun!
Pick Your Own Strawberries

Pick Your Own Strawberries

As Winter gives way to Spring, many local strawberry farmers open their fields for ‘pick-your-own.’ This month, berries are back and ready for you to take the kids to a local farm!

At The Movies

Monsters University

Monsters University

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University - when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Man of Steel

Man of Steel

A young journalist is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

The Redpath Waterfront Festival: All the Best on Land and Water

The Redpath Waterfront Festival: All the Best on Land and Water

Celebrate the start of Summer with a visit to the Redpath Waterfront Festival, June 20-23. Welcome the Tall Ships® and enjoy all the best on land and water.
WOOFSTOCK: A Festival for Dogs

WOOFSTOCK: A Festival for Dogs

WOOFSTOCK, North America’s #1 festival for dogs, celebrates its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood.
The Redpath Waterfront Festival

The Redpath Waterfront Festival

You know it’s Summer in Toronto when it’s time for the Redpath Waterfront Festival. With a four day feast of nautical history and urban beach fun, the Festival will welcome Tall Ships® to Toronto’s waterfront.

Free & Cheap

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Park can be a busy place, attracting over 250,000 visitors each year. The park is home to one of the largest pools in Canada, a children's farm, a recreation complex, and more.
The Redpath Waterfront Festival: All the Best on Land and Water

The Redpath Waterfront Festival: All the Best on Land and Water

Celebrate the start of Summer with a visit to the Redpath Waterfront Festival, June 20-23. Welcome the Tall Ships® and enjoy all the best on land and water.
Farmers Markets in Toronto and GTA

Farmers Markets in Toronto and GTA

One of the best parts about Summer is the appearance of local farmers markets. It’s a great way to introduce your children to the local food scene. Where to find the best farmers' markets...
Free Flicks 2013 at Harbourfront

Free Flicks 2013 at Harbourfront

Harbourfront Centre’s FREE film series is back Wednesday nights July 3–Aug. 28! Skip the same old movie theatre experience this Summer and watch films under the stars at Harbourfront Centre!
Port Credit Memorial Park

Port Credit Memorial Park

Port Credit Memorial Park is an integral part of Mississauga. The park is located at the mouth of the Credit River and Lake Ontario. It has a playground, a multiuse ramp park, gazebo, trails and more!
WOOFSTOCK: A Festival for Dogs

WOOFSTOCK: A Festival for Dogs

WOOFSTOCK, North America’s #1 festival for dogs, celebrates its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood.
June on the Cheap! 2013

June on the Cheap! 2013

Having fun in and around Toronto doesn't always require a lot of money. In fact, this June, there are so many things to see and do that are absolutely free. Peruse our list of over 20 fun things to do this month!
The Redpath Waterfront Festival

The Redpath Waterfront Festival

You know it’s Summer in Toronto when it’s time for the Redpath Waterfront Festival. With a four day feast of nautical history and urban beach fun, the Festival will welcome Tall Ships® to Toronto’s waterfront.

Fun Places To Go

Cherry Picking in Toronto & the GTA

Cherry Picking in Toronto & the GTA

Cherry picking can be a great way to spend an afternoon as a family, as well as getting fresh fruit. Here's where to pick your own in Ontario, along with tips on how to pick this tasty fruit!
Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Park can be a busy place, attracting over 250,000 visitors each year. The park is home to one of the largest pools in Canada, a children's farm, a recreation complex, and more.
The Bowmanville Zoo

The Bowmanville Zoo

Take a walk on the wild side at Bowmanville Zoo. It's Canada's oldest private zoo, established in 1919. There's so much to explore at the Bowmanville Zoo, but here's what makes this zoo really cool!
Farmers Markets in Toronto and GTA

Farmers Markets in Toronto and GTA

One of the best parts about Summer is the appearance of local farmers markets. It’s a great way to introduce your children to the local food scene. Where to find the best farmers' markets...
Port Credit Memorial Park

Port Credit Memorial Park

Port Credit Memorial Park is an integral part of Mississauga. The park is located at the mouth of the Credit River and Lake Ontario. It has a playground, a multiuse ramp park, gazebo, trails and more!
June on the Cheap! 2013

June on the Cheap! 2013

Having fun in and around Toronto doesn't always require a lot of money. In fact, this June, there are so many things to see and do that are absolutely free. Peruse our list of over 20 fun things to do this month!

Day Trips

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Park can be a busy place, attracting over 250,000 visitors each year. The park is home to one of the largest pools in Canada, a children's farm, a recreation complex, and more.

Entertainment News

Bata Shoe Museum Sneakerfest

Bata Shoe Museum Sneakerfest

It's fun for the entire family! The Bata Shoe Museum is hosting Sneakerfest on July 13 and July 14 - an entire weekend full of sneaker-related fun and entertainment, and kids get in for free!
Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend

Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend

All new Sesame Street Live show for the 2013-2014 season! Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” offers a fun-filled, interactive learning experience.
‘Man Of Steel’ Makes His Way to Canadian Fans

‘Man Of Steel’ Makes His Way to Canadian Fans

Movie fans who are eagerly awaiting the June 14 release of “Man of Steel” have a unique opportunity to get a firsthand look at the official Superman costume.
Free Flicks 2013 at Harbourfront

Free Flicks 2013 at Harbourfront

Harbourfront Centre’s FREE film series is back Wednesday nights July 3–Aug. 28! Skip the same old movie theatre experience this Summer and watch films under the stars at Harbourfront Centre!
Dora the Explorer Live!

Dora the Explorer Live!

One of the most anticipated shows of the year, Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys, comes to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts! Get pre-sale tickets from June 4-6.
Harbourfront Centre Summer Festivals 2013

Harbourfront Centre Summer Festivals 2013

Tour the world at Harbourfront Centre! Harbourfront Centre is Toronto’s Summer destination! Best of all, most events are FREE!

Travel

World's Wildest Waterparks

World's Wildest Waterparks

For thrill seekers, the best part of Summer is plummeting down a waterslide into a water wonderland.

News For Toronto Parents

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark Receives TripAdvisor Award

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark Receives TripAdvisor Award

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark has just been named the best waterpark in Canada on TripAdvisor - the world’s largest online travel community.
Canada Square Opens at Harbourfront Centre

Canada Square Opens at Harbourfront Centre

Grand Opening! Canada Square at Harbourfront Centre! You're invited! Harbourfront Centre unveils a brand new public square this Summer.

Products & Services

 bINK'd Temporary Earring Tattoos

bINK'd Temporary Earring Tattoos

bINK'd are temporary tattoo earrings made from FDA approved vegetable based inks. These pretty little tattoos can be easily and painlessly applied with water. You get all of the fun with none of the pain!

Spotlight On...

Gymalaya

Gymalaya

Gymalaya with locations in Vaughan and Newmarket, is York Region's newest gymnastics club.

Books

I Scream, Ice Cream: A Book of Wordles

I Scream, Ice Cream: A Book of Wordles

I Scream, Ice Cream: A Book of Wordles is so much fun if you've got kids that are hooked on word play and homophone. Each set of wordles comes to life with wonderful and evocative illustrations.

Product Recalls

Buff Baby Rattle Recall

Buff Baby Rattle Recall

The end cap of the rattle may become dislodged, exposing the user to small plastic pellets from inside the rattle. These small components can pose a choking hazard to young children.
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