October 2016

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Birthday & Party Ideas

Birthday Party Guide Fall-Winter 2016

Birthday Party Guide Fall-Winter 2016

Our Birthday Party Guide is chock-full of great ideas for fun kids' parties.
Top Party Themes for Kids

Top Party Themes for Kids

We've round up the hottest birthday party trends for kids. Throw the best bash ever with these popular ideas.
Better Loot

Better Loot

Here are 10 fun and practical ideas that won't end up in the trash.
You're Invited!

You're Invited!

Find the best invitations for your party! We've rounded up 10 cool free printable birthday invitations.
Birthday Parties at Hub Climbing

Birthday Parties at Hub Climbing

Host your Birthday Party at the biggest bouldering gym in Canada!

Halloween

Halloween Guide 2016

Halloween Guide 2016

Our Halloween Guide is here with all the spooky news in and around the Greater Toronto Area.
Halloween Costume Trends for 2016

Halloween Costume Trends for 2016

It's almost Halloween and kids have one big decision to make - who or what will they dress up as? So what is popular this year?
Free Halloween Festivities for Families

Free Halloween Festivities for Families

Enjoy creepy crafts and spooky spectacles at these free Halloween events in Toronto and the GTA ... if you dare.
Halloween Events 2016

Halloween Events 2016

There is a lot of spooky fun and not-so-spooky fun to be had, from costume parades, parties, shows and pumpkin festivals.

Seasonal Fun

Fall Fun at the Farm

Fall Fun at the Farm

If you're looking for an authentic fall harvest experience, head to a farm.

Fall

Fall Colours Celebration at Kortright

Fall Colours Celebration at Kortright

Stunning gold, orange and crimson hues overtake Kortright Centre for Conservation.
Fall Fun at the Farm

Fall Fun at the Farm

If you're looking for an authentic fall harvest experience, head to a farm.

At The Movies

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

Day of the Dead 2016

Day of the Dead 2016

Halloween isn't the only spooky holiday to celebrate in October. Celebrate Day of the Dead!
Halloween Events 2016

Halloween Events 2016

There is a lot of spooky fun and not-so-spooky fun to be had, from costume parades, parties, shows and pumpkin festivals.

Free & Cheap

Free Halloween Festivities for Families

Free Halloween Festivities for Families

Enjoy creepy crafts and spooky spectacles at these free Halloween events in Toronto and the GTA ... if you dare.

Fun Places To Go

Playcious Spells FUN for Kids

Playcious Spells FUN for Kids

Playcious is GTA's newest play space, specializing in unstructured creative play with kid-approved features.
Fall Colours Celebration at Kortright

Fall Colours Celebration at Kortright

Stunning gold, orange and crimson hues overtake Kortright Centre for Conservation.
Fall Fun at the Farm

Fall Fun at the Farm

If you're looking for an authentic fall harvest experience, head to a farm.

Entertainment News

Seussical™ at YPT

Seussical™ at YPT

Young People’s Theatre is proud to present a brand new production of Seussical™.
Ross Petty Presents: Sleeping Beauty - The Deliriously Dreamy Family Musical

Ross Petty Presents: Sleeping Beauty - The Deliriously Dreamy Family Musical

Ross Petty's 21st annual fractured fairytale opens at the Toronto Elgin Theatre on November 25.
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 new theatrical production.
YPT Presents Spirit Horse

YPT Presents Spirit Horse

A powerful story about traditional Indigenous ways and contemporary urban culture.

News For Toronto Parents

The Adventure Club

The Adventure Club

The Adventure Club as part of Cineplex Family Favourites will support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

Products & Services

Give it a Go, Eat a Rainbow!

Give it a Go, Eat a Rainbow!

The book addresses healthy eating, specifically fruits and veggies, in an engaging and positive way.
PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendars

PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendars

PLAYMOBIL's Advent Calendars will leave you surprised each day leading up to Christmas.
Squinkies 'Do Drops

Squinkies 'Do Drops

Squinkies are back! These colourful creatures have returned with a new look.
PLAYMOBIL’s New 2016 NHL® Themes

PLAYMOBIL’s New 2016 NHL® Themes

Join your favourite athletes as they compete with a winning lineup of new PLAYMOBIL NHL® products.
BrushyBall

BrushyBall

This creative brushing coach and timer sits on your sink and walks kids through two full minutes of brushing.
Fun Flex Multi Flex Set

Fun Flex Multi Flex Set

Fun Flex is a modular system with interchangeable toys that can be gripped anywhere.
Stanley the Hamster Makes Board Book Debut

Stanley the Hamster Makes Board Book Debut

Stanley the hamster is back for younger readers with a pair of concept board books.
Tonka Tinys

Tonka Tinys

Tonka Tinys by Funrise are the perfect vehicles for kids to take on the go!

Spotlight On...

Birthday Parties at Hub Climbing

Birthday Parties at Hub Climbing

Host your Birthday Party at the biggest bouldering gym in Canada!
Mess For Fun's Portrait Studio

Mess For Fun's Portrait Studio

Mess For Fun, the only Ceramic Studio equipped with an Indoor Playground now has a portrait studio!

Books

Give it a Go, Eat a Rainbow!

Give it a Go, Eat a Rainbow!

The book addresses healthy eating, specifically fruits and veggies, in an engaging and positive way.
Stanley the Hamster Makes Board Book Debut

Stanley the Hamster Makes Board Book Debut

Stanley the hamster is back for younger readers with a pair of concept board books.

Fitness & Sports

Stretching: Before or After Your Workout?

Stretching: Before or After Your Workout?

We watch our children jump, run, hang from monkey bars but do we ever think about the importance of stretching?

Health & Safety

Stretching: Before or After Your Workout?

Stretching: Before or After Your Workout?

We watch our children jump, run, hang from monkey bars but do we ever think about the importance of stretching?

Product Recalls

Sargent Art recalls Tempera and Finger Paints

Sargent Art recalls Tempera and Finger Paints

This recall involves 13 types of Sargent Art tempera paints and finger paints. The paint may contain harmful bacteria.

Contests

Brushyball Contest

Brushyball Contest

Enter to win 1 of 2 Bushyballs! Brushyball is a Brushing Buddy designed to motivate and engage kids to brush their teeth more effectively! Contest closed. See winners.
Haggar Hockey Hall Of Fame Legends Classic Contest

Haggar Hockey Hall Of Fame Legends Classic Contest

Enter for a chance to win a 5-PACK of lower bowl tickets to the Haggar Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic & Hockey Hall of Fame general admission passes ($250+ value)! Contest closed. See winner.
CATS Drama Contest - Winter Session

CATS Drama Contest - Winter Session

It's time to think about Winter programs, and CATS Drama is giving away a complimentary Winter Term at CATS Drama - Children's Art Theatre School. Contest closed. See winner.
Fun Flex Multi Flex Set Contest

Fun Flex Multi Flex Set Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 Fun Flex Multi Flex Sets. Fun Flex is a modular system with interchangeable toys that can be gripped anywhere to keep your baby engaged. Contest closed. See winners.
Kids' CBC Star Will Stroet Toronto Concert Contest

Kids' CBC Star Will Stroet Toronto Concert Contest

Do your kids like to rock? Enter for a chance to win four tickets to see Kids' CBC star Will Stroet of Will's Jams live in concert at the Al Green Theatre at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre on Sunday, November 27. Contest closed. See winner.
Mississauga Steelheads November Contest

Mississauga Steelheads November Contest

Enter for a chance to win a family pass to see the Mississauga Steelheads at Hershey Centre this October. It's a great chance to catch some of the NHL up and coming players with the family. Contest closed. See winner.
Tonka Tinys Contest

Tonka Tinys Contest

Enter for a chance to win Tonka Tinys! Tonka Tinys by Funrise are the perfect vehicles for kids to take on the go! They're perfect for vehicle-loving kids or collectors. Contest closed. See winner.
TSO's Symphony Spooktacular Contest

TSO's Symphony Spooktacular Contest

Enter for a chance to win a family pack to see TSO's Symphony Spooktacular. Featuring spooky classical favourites and toe-tapping, sing-at-the-top-of-your-lungs tunes such as “Let it Go” from Frozen and “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic”, this concert will appeal to all boys and ghouls. Contest closed. See winner.
Spirit Horse at YPT Contest

Spirit Horse at YPT Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 family passes to see Spirit Horse at Young People's Theatre (YPT). This powerful production follows the adventures of two Indigenous children whose family is caught between traditional ways and contemporary urban culture. Contest closed. See winners.
Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games Contest

Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games Contest

Enter for a chance to win a family 4-pack to see Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto. The zaniness continues as best friends, Toopy and Binoo, return to the live stage. Contest closed. See winner.
PLAYMOBIL Pirate Treasure Island Contest

PLAYMOBIL Pirate Treasure Island Contest

Enter for a chance to win the new PLAYMOBIL Pirate Treasure Island playset! Uncover a secret buccaneer hideout at the PLAYMOBIL Pirate Treasure Island. Contest closed. See winner.