June 2014

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Family Activities

Fishing with Kids

Fishing with Kids

Teach your kids to fish! We all have our vision of what the perfect first fishing trip with the kids might look like, but it can be the complete opposite. Here’s how to make the most of your day out...
It's the World Cup: Be a Soccer Pro

It's the World Cup: Be a Soccer Pro

Soccer is one the world's most popular sports! And with the World Cup currently taking place in Brazil, it’s no wonder everyone is tuning in! Just in time for the 2014 World Cup, here are tips to play like a pro.
Strawberry Fields in Toronto & GTA

Strawberry Fields in Toronto & GTA

The Toronto area is ripe with places that will allow you to pick your own strawberries. Deciding where to go can be a challenge, so we've hand-picked a few locations in the Greater Toronto Area.

Canada Day

Canada Day Events 2014

Canada Day Events 2014

Fireworks, barbeques, parades, and live music — no other holiday spells Summer fun quite like Canada Day. Make some plans for the long weekend! Check out our picks for the city's best places to celebrate.

Summer

Strawberry Fields in Toronto & GTA

Strawberry Fields in Toronto & GTA

The Toronto area is ripe with places that will allow you to pick your own strawberries. Deciding where to go can be a challenge, so we've hand-picked a few locations in the Greater Toronto Area.

At The Movies

Earth To Echo

Earth To Echo

After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, best friends Tuck, Munch, Alex, and Emma embark on an adventure with an alien named Echo who needs their help.
Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Transformers: Age Of Extinction

In Transformers: Age Of Extinction, an automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots and Decepticons - and a paranoid government official - on them.
How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon 2

The Dragons are back! The action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

Guide to July Festivals 2014

Guide to July Festivals 2014

Summer is here; let the festivals begin! There’s something on the calendar to please everyone this month, whether your family loves music, food, nature, or a good old-fashioned carnival.
Canada Day Events 2014

Canada Day Events 2014

Fireworks, barbeques, parades, and live music — no other holiday spells Summer fun quite like Canada Day. Make some plans for the long weekend! Check out our picks for the city's best places to celebrate.
DockDogs at Waterfront Festival

DockDogs at Waterfront Festival

For three days this Summer, Hog Town will become Dog Town! See the best canine aquatic competitions at Redpath Waterfront Festival! Which dog will be Top Dog in Toronto?
Harbourfront Centre’s Chess Fest

Harbourfront Centre’s Chess Fest

On June 15, Harbourfront's First Annual Chess Fest presented by Scotiabank takes place on over 10,000 sq. ft. of the North Exhibition Common. This free event features chess activities for the whole family.
Flyboard Championships at Waterfront Festival

Flyboard Championships at Waterfront Festival

Flyboarding, the newest extreme water sport, enables humans to fly using a board that shoots out high-pressurized water from a personal water craft.

Free & Cheap

Guide to July Festivals 2014

Guide to July Festivals 2014

Summer is here; let the festivals begin! There’s something on the calendar to please everyone this month, whether your family loves music, food, nature, or a good old-fashioned carnival.
Canada Day Events 2014

Canada Day Events 2014

Fireworks, barbeques, parades, and live music — no other holiday spells Summer fun quite like Canada Day. Make some plans for the long weekend! Check out our picks for the city's best places to celebrate.
High Park Zoo

High Park Zoo

Toronto's largest public park is home to a unique and wonderful animal attraction that is open year round. The High Park Zoo allows kids to experience, appreciate, and learn about animals.
DockDogs at Waterfront Festival

DockDogs at Waterfront Festival

For three days this Summer, Hog Town will become Dog Town! See the best canine aquatic competitions at Redpath Waterfront Festival! Which dog will be Top Dog in Toronto?
Harbourfront Centre’s Chess Fest

Harbourfront Centre’s Chess Fest

On June 15, Harbourfront's First Annual Chess Fest presented by Scotiabank takes place on over 10,000 sq. ft. of the North Exhibition Common. This free event features chess activities for the whole family.
June on the Cheap! 2014

June on the Cheap! 2014

Festivals, fairs, and parades abound throughout June and our roundup of the absolute best free and cheap things to do this month includes annual favourites and great family activities on tap.
Flyboard Championships at Waterfront Festival

Flyboard Championships at Waterfront Festival

Flyboarding, the newest extreme water sport, enables humans to fly using a board that shoots out high-pressurized water from a personal water craft.
Cineplex Family Favourites for June

Cineplex Family Favourites for June

Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11:00am 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

Eco-Adventure Tour at Scenic Caves

Eco-Adventure Tour at Scenic Caves

Located along high ridges and over scenic valleys just outside of Collingwood, Scenic Caves provides one of Ontario's largest canopy tour adventures with 16 aerial suspension platforms and 2 ziplines.
High Park Zoo

High Park Zoo

Toronto's largest public park is home to a unique and wonderful animal attraction that is open year round. The High Park Zoo allows kids to experience, appreciate, and learn about animals.
June on the Cheap! 2014

June on the Cheap! 2014

Festivals, fairs, and parades abound throughout June and our roundup of the absolute best free and cheap things to do this month includes annual favourites and great family activities on tap.
Strawberry Fields in Toronto & GTA

Strawberry Fields in Toronto & GTA

The Toronto area is ripe with places that will allow you to pick your own strawberries. Deciding where to go can be a challenge, so we've hand-picked a few locations in the Greater Toronto Area.

Day Trips

Eco-Adventure Tour at Scenic Caves

Eco-Adventure Tour at Scenic Caves

Located along high ridges and over scenic valleys just outside of Collingwood, Scenic Caves provides one of Ontario's largest canopy tour adventures with 16 aerial suspension platforms and 2 ziplines.

Entertainment News

Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games

Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games

The zaniness continues as best friends, Toopy and Binoo, return to the live stage in a brand new theatrical production. Filled with whimsical exuberance, it's Koba Entertainment’s newest musical extravaganza!
Dinopaws Premieres on Treehouse

Dinopaws Premieres on Treehouse

Corus Entertainment’s preschool channel Treehouse premieres Dinopaws, an endearing series that stars three curious little dinosaurs on their daily journeys of epic discovery, on weekends beginning June 7.
Cineplex Family Favourites for June

Cineplex Family Favourites for June

Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11:00am 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!
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Take a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar and witness the incredible true story of one of nature's greatest explorers: the lemurs.

Travel

Cookie’s Monster Land Opens

Cookie’s Monster Land Opens

Cookie’s Monster Land shines the spotlight on Cookie Monster at Sesame Place.
Amazing Aquariums

Amazing Aquariums

Watching colourful sea creatures swimming around in larger than life tanks can seem pretty magical to young kids. Discover the best aquariums...
Best Theme Parks for Toddlers

Best Theme Parks for Toddlers

The best amusement parks entirely designed for the wee set with just the right amount of thrills.

Life With Kids

Best Teacher Gifts

Best Teacher Gifts

School’s out soon and many parents face the question of what to buy the teacher! We reached out to our readers looking for original and thoughtful gifts to give to school teachers and here’s what they had to say!

News For Toronto Parents

Glass Floor Celebrates 20 Years!

Glass Floor Celebrates 20 Years!

Popular with visitors of all ages is a walk on air on the world famous CN Tower Glass Floor and Outdoor Terrace where you can feel the breeze. Since opening 20 years ago, it continues to thrill visitors!
Centreville Now Open Daily

Centreville Now Open Daily

Childhood memories start at Centreville! Toronto’s favourite family amusement park. Centreville Amusement Park opens its gates daily for the season this weekend Saturday May 31, 2014 at 10:30am.

Products & Services

InnoTab 3 Baby Learning Tablet

InnoTab 3 Baby Learning Tablet

Designed to grow with your child, the VTech InnoTab 3 Baby Tablet is a great addition to the nursery. It comes filled with activities and videos to teach shapes, numbers, baby sign language, and more.
Meet Sphero 2.0

Meet Sphero 2.0

Tech savvy children will love this cool new tech toy. Orbotix, known for their innovative tech gadgets, has created Sphero 2.0. It's one smart ball with infinite ways to play!
HEXBUG Battle Spider

HEXBUG Battle Spider

The HEXBUG® Battle Spider is the first mechanical HEXBUG designed for two-person play! HEXBUG Battle Spiders will amaze with their realistic recoil and physical response.

Spotlight On...

5 Camps to Stay Fit

5 Camps to Stay Fit

Sporty youngsters can enroll in these youth camps that promote fitness to hone their kick, pas de deux, or cartwheel skills.
Glama Gal Tween Spa Summer Camp

Glama Gal Tween Spa Summer Camp

Be Confident! Be Positive! BE YOU! The idea behind Glama Gal Tween Spa with the mission to provide summer fun for girls.
Family Camps in Ontario

Family Camps in Ontario

Need some R&R with your clan? Hit the road this Summer and head to one of these fantastic family camps.

Tweens & Teens

Online Popularity and Your Child

Online Popularity and Your Child

Kids have always looked to their peers for validation and self-worth, especially teens and tweens. In today’s social media-obsessed culture, it’s easy for kids to become overly fixated on their online popularity.

Books

Madeline Turns 75!

Madeline Turns 75!

Madeline, the adorable little red-headed boarding-school girl living in Paris, turns 75 this June! In honour of her birthday, Penguin has released a 75th anniversary edition of Ludwig Bemelmans' classic book.

Fitness & Sports

It's the World Cup: Be a Soccer Pro

It's the World Cup: Be a Soccer Pro

Soccer is one the world's most popular sports! And with the World Cup currently taking place in Brazil, it’s no wonder everyone is tuning in! Just in time for the 2014 World Cup, here are tips to play like a pro.

Health & Safety

Online Popularity and Your Child

Online Popularity and Your Child

Kids have always looked to their peers for validation and self-worth, especially teens and tweens. In today’s social media-obsessed culture, it’s easy for kids to become overly fixated on their online popularity.
Kids Don't Bounce Back from Cyberbullying

Kids Don't Bounce Back from Cyberbullying

As parents, we like to tell ourselves that kids are resilient. While it may be true that kids are resilient in many situations, instances of cyberbullying (and any other form of bullying) are exceptions to the rule.

Product Recalls

Joe Fresh Aqua Socks Recall

Joe Fresh Aqua Socks Recall

Loblaw Company Ltd. recalls Joe Fresh children's Aqua Socks/Water Shoes. The shoes may slip when used on wet smooth surfaces, resulting in a fall hazard. 9,300 units were sold in Canada.
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