October 2013

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Birthday & Party Ideas

Birthday Party Guide 2013

Birthday Party Guide 2013

All the resources and businesses you need to organize and throw the ultimate party - right at your fingertips!
Birthday Party Checklist

Birthday Party Checklist

Make things a little easier with this quick party checklist. It will help you keep track of everything you need to get done!

Family Activities

The Fall Bucket List

The Fall Bucket List

Whether picking the perfect pumpkin or apple, visiting Fall festivals and farms, baking treats, or getting into the Halloween spirit, Toronto is transformed into a Fall wonderland for kids. Here's our Fall Bucket List.

Halloween

Mummies Cupcake Kit

Mummies Cupcake Kit

Impress your guests with spooky mummy cupcakes; a new Halloween baking kit. Yummy cupcakes topped with fluffy vanilla frosting make the perfect scare when placed in mummy wrap aprons.
Too Cool to Trick-or-Treat?

Too Cool to Trick-or-Treat?

If your tweens seem less excited about Halloween this year, there are ways to involve them in fun activities. Here are ideas to help them continue celebrating...
Halloween Events 2013

Halloween Events 2013

Throw on your costume and grab your trick-or-treat bag, because All Hallows Eve is right around the corner – and all month long, families can hit up some silly and a bit spooky events.

Fall

The Fall Bucket List

The Fall Bucket List

Whether picking the perfect pumpkin or apple, visiting Fall festivals and farms, baking treats, or getting into the Halloween spirit, Toronto is transformed into a Fall wonderland for kids. Here's our Fall Bucket List.
Autumn at a Conservation Park

Autumn at a Conservation Park

Each Fall, thousands of people visit Ontario Conservation Parks to see the explosion of colour in the park's forests. What better way to enjoy the Fall weather than spending a pleasant afternoon at a park.

At The Movies

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

An ageless story from the world's most renowned author is reimagined for the 21st Century. This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

Become a Knight at Casa Loma!

Become a Knight at Casa Loma!

It was a rainy morning as we stepped through Casa Loma's massive wooden doors and in to a great hall, only to be greeted by a knight in full armour, wielding a friendly sword and a welcoming smile...
Day of the Dead Events in Toronto

Day of the Dead Events in Toronto

Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos is observed around the world in latino cultures. While it's not a Halloween event per se, it does occur around the same time and features many of the same trappings.
Halloween Events 2013

Halloween Events 2013

Throw on your costume and grab your trick-or-treat bag, because All Hallows Eve is right around the corner – and all month long, families can hit up some silly and a bit spooky events.

Free & Cheap

Day of the Dead Events in Toronto

Day of the Dead Events in Toronto

Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos is observed around the world in latino cultures. While it's not a Halloween event per se, it does occur around the same time and features many of the same trappings.
Halloween Events 2013

Halloween Events 2013

Throw on your costume and grab your trick-or-treat bag, because All Hallows Eve is right around the corner – and all month long, families can hit up some silly and a bit spooky events.
October on the Cheap! 2013

October on the Cheap! 2013

Toronto affords diverse activities and attractions for adventure-seeking families. From Harvest Festivals to Halloween events, family workshops & more, discover the best things to do in the city on a budget.
October 2013 Cineplex Family Favourites

October 2013 Cineplex Family Favourites

Cineplex Family Favourites are back on Saturday mornings at 11:00AM. 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

Fantasy Fair at Woodbine Centre

Fantasy Fair at Woodbine Centre

There’s a chill in the air, yet the weather won’t slow the city down or put a damper on anyone's fun, especially if you’re heading to Woodbine Mall. Play at Ontario's largest indoor amusement park!
Autumn at a Conservation Park

Autumn at a Conservation Park

Each Fall, thousands of people visit Ontario Conservation Parks to see the explosion of colour in the park's forests. What better way to enjoy the Fall weather than spending a pleasant afternoon at a park.
October on the Cheap! 2013

October on the Cheap! 2013

Toronto affords diverse activities and attractions for adventure-seeking families. From Harvest Festivals to Halloween events, family workshops & more, discover the best things to do in the city on a budget.

Entertainment News

Disney On Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes

Disney On Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes

After touring the world for two years, Disney On Ice returns to North America in 2013 and is coming to Canada for the first time.
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Opens

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Opens

Toronto's newest and most highly anticipated attraction is finally here! Ripley's Aquarium of Canada opens its doors October 16. The 135,000 sq. foot thrilling interactive attraction is an immersive adventure.
October 2013 Cineplex Family Favourites

October 2013 Cineplex Family Favourites

Cineplex Family Favourites are back on Saturday mornings at 11:00AM. 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!
Great White Shark

Great White Shark

The Ontario Science Centre is presenting a new IMAX® film: Great White Shark which opens Oct. 11, 2013. Misrepresented, maligned, and on the verge of extinction, the great white shark is an iconic predator...

Education

Help Kids Improve School Grades

Help Kids Improve School Grades

If your child struggles in school then it’s likely that any number of tense thoughts plague your mind: Is there something more I can do as a parent? Is there some kind of serious intervention that’s needed?
Private Schools Vs. Public Schools

Private Schools Vs. Public Schools

You want to give your child the best but you also have income constraints to think of. So how do you choose between private schools versus public schools? How do you decide if private education is really worth it?
10 Reasons to Read Comic Books

10 Reasons to Read Comic Books

The truth remains: they are a powerful and useful genre for the development of a student’s capacity to comprehend and analyze literature, while dramatically improving their proficiency in Language Arts.

Life With Kids

Why Multi-Sport Programs are Great

Why Multi-Sport Programs are Great

Multi-sport programs are great for establishing gross motor and athletic skills and giving kids the confidence to try and play a variety of sports and recreational activities.
The 'New' Old Way to Balance Out your Child’s Confidence

The 'New' Old Way to Balance Out your Child’s Confidence

Traditional martial arts has been used for ages as a means of building a healthy, strong, and supple mind and body.
A Trip to the Theatre

A Trip to the Theatre

Introducing your children to the theatre at a young age is a fantastic experience that will create memories of a lifetime. It can teach them to appreciate and love the arts. Here are tips for a successful theatre experience.

News For Toronto Parents

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Opens

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Opens

Toronto's newest and most highly anticipated attraction is finally here! Ripley's Aquarium of Canada opens its doors October 16. The 135,000 sq. foot thrilling interactive attraction is an immersive adventure.

Products & Services

Mummies Cupcake Kit

Mummies Cupcake Kit

Impress your guests with spooky mummy cupcakes; a new Halloween baking kit. Yummy cupcakes topped with fluffy vanilla frosting make the perfect scare when placed in mummy wrap aprons.

Tweens & Teens

Too Cool to Trick-or-Treat?

Too Cool to Trick-or-Treat?

If your tweens seem less excited about Halloween this year, there are ways to involve them in fun activities. Here are ideas to help them continue celebrating...

Fitness & Sports

Why Multi-Sport Programs are Great

Why Multi-Sport Programs are Great

Multi-sport programs are great for establishing gross motor and athletic skills and giving kids the confidence to try and play a variety of sports and recreational activities.

Nutrition

Kids Can Eat Rainbows

Kids Can Eat Rainbows

Kids love rainbows! What's not to like, they're so bright and colourful! Did you know that you can take that love of rainbows and put it on a plate filled with fruits and vegetables?

Product Recalls

Small Wonders Pacifiers Recall

Small Wonders Pacifiers Recall

This recall involves the "Small Wonders" brand pacifiers. Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the mouth guard of the pacifiers contains lead in excess of the allowable limit.