October 2014

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Family Activities

Celebrate the Day of the Dead

Celebrate the Day of the Dead

October is a busy time as families with Halloween events and activities to hit. But how about mixing some multicultural celebrations into your schedule too? Celebrating the Day of the Dead in Toronto...

Halloween

Free Halloween Events 2014

Free Halloween Events 2014

It’s time for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and candy scarfing, and we've got the devilish deets on where to find the best events in October for families. These Halloween events are completely free!
Best Halloween Costume Shops

Best Halloween Costume Shops

Halloween is coming and although it is still a few weeks away, now is the time to get a jump on the crowds and snag a costume for your wee one before the pickings become too slim. Five best shops for costumes...
Unsweeten Your Halloween

Unsweeten Your Halloween

Cool things to hand out on Halloween besides candy that won't get your house egged...
Halloween Costume Trends for 2014

Halloween Costume Trends for 2014

It's October, which means Halloween shopping is in full swing. If you love Halloween and have kids, it’s time to think about what the most popular Halloween costumes are. So what is trending this year?

Fall

Pumpkinland at Whittamore's Farm

Pumpkinland at Whittamore's Farm

If you're looking for a fun family activity this Fall, stop in at Whittamore's Farm for Pumpkinland and Harvest Festival Weekends. The farm is transformed into a Halloween wonderland!
Fall Harvest Festivals 2014

Fall Harvest Festivals 2014

Farmers are preparing for the Fall harvest! Day-trippers can make their way to celebratory harvest festivals where the attractions include wandering through corn mazes, picking pumpkins, and more.

At The Movies

The Book of Life

The Book of Life

THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. It encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.
Alexander And The Very Bad Day

Alexander And The Very Bad Day

Anyone who says there's no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one. Alexander experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—beginning with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

Celebrate the Day of the Dead

Celebrate the Day of the Dead

October is a busy time as families with Halloween events and activities to hit. But how about mixing some multicultural celebrations into your schedule too? Celebrating the Day of the Dead in Toronto...
Free Halloween Events 2014

Free Halloween Events 2014

It’s time for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and candy scarfing, and we've got the devilish deets on where to find the best events in October for families. These Halloween events are completely free!
Pumpkinland at Whittamore's Farm

Pumpkinland at Whittamore's Farm

If you're looking for a fun family activity this Fall, stop in at Whittamore's Farm for Pumpkinland and Harvest Festival Weekends. The farm is transformed into a Halloween wonderland!
Family Fun at Camp Spooky

Family Fun at Camp Spooky

From a parade of monstrous proportions to special activities, join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts gang for children’s rides, kid-sized spooky mazes, candy, and a fun live show.
Fall Harvest Festivals 2014

Fall Harvest Festivals 2014

Farmers are preparing for the Fall harvest! Day-trippers can make their way to celebratory harvest festivals where the attractions include wandering through corn mazes, picking pumpkins, and more.
HarbourKIDS: Fall 4 U

HarbourKIDS: Fall 4 U

HarbourKIDS, Harbourfront popular annual family programme, returns on Thanksgiving Monday with HarbourKIDS Fall 4 U, an event designed to inspire imagination and creativity amongst kids.
Fall Into Nature

Fall Into Nature

This annual event is your best bet to witness Fall colour in Southern Ontario. Fall into Nature takes place over 2 weekends: October 4-5 and 11-13. Festival events run at all seven of Conservation Halton’s parks.

Free & Cheap

Free Halloween Events 2014

Free Halloween Events 2014

It’s time for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and candy scarfing, and we've got the devilish deets on where to find the best events in October for families. These Halloween events are completely free!
Cineplex Family Favourites October

Cineplex Family Favourites October

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!

Entertainment News

Ross Petty Presents Cinderella

Ross Petty Presents Cinderella

Get ready to have a ball with CINDERELLA, The Gags To Riches Family Musical, a shoe-in for this holiday season! Cinderella is Ross Petty's 19th theatrical holiday extravaganza!
New Series Max & Shred

New Series Max & Shred

YTV is bringing its viewers straight to the snow-covered slopes in a new hilarious buddy comedy Max & Shred, about an unlikely friendship between superstar snowboarder and genius inventor.
Cineplex Family Favourites October

Cineplex Family Favourites October

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!

Life With Kids

Fall Consignment Sales 2014

Fall Consignment Sales 2014

Looking for a great deal on kids clothing, toys, books, and gear? Go to a consignment sale. It's a great alternative to garage sales, listing websites, and consignment stores!

Products & Services

Turn Kids' Art into Toys

Turn Kids' Art into Toys

If you’re looking for a creative way to preserve your child’s artwork, check out these awesome artists who have created custom toys from children’s doodles. It’s a brilliant and adorable idea!

Tweens & Teens

Communicating With Teens

Communicating With Teens

Sometimes it can seem like you and your teenager are in completely different worlds. This disconnect can make healthy communication a real challenge. Here are some practical tips to rebuild your connection.

Books

Pyjama Day by Robert Munsch

Pyjama Day by Robert Munsch

Celebrate everyone's favourite school day Robert Munsch-style, with this funny take on just how cozy a perfect pair of pyjamas can be! A new book by the beloved Canadian children's author.

Fitness & Sports

Hydration for Athletes

Hydration for Athletes

Proper hydration is required before children exercise, and monitoring and replacing lost fluids are crucial to their athletic performance. Get tips so kids are performing at their optimal best.

Health & Safety

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Sleep is such a crucial component of our health and even more specifically your kids’ health. A lack of sleep will increase kids’ susceptibility to viruses and bacteria. It is possible to boost immunity with sleep!
Giving Your Child a Smartphone

Giving Your Child a Smartphone

If you have a Smartphone, you may think you know everything about these devices. However, these harmless handheld computers can turn into something entirely different when placed in a child’s hands.
Should Your Child Get a Flu Shot?

Should Your Child Get a Flu Shot?

According to Ontario's Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robin Williams, some Ontario parents still have questions about getting the flu shot for their children. Your questions answered...

Product Recalls

"Just Like Home" Toaster Recall

Toys "R" Us recalls the "Just Like Home" brand toy toaster sets. The plastic slice of toast, under pressure, can crack and break into small pieces posing a sharp edge or small part hazard to young children.