Cultural

BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Madir
61 Clairville Dr.  Toronto  ON  M9W5Z7
Etobicoke, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://toronto.baps.org/

[email protected]
416-798-2277 
all ages
The Mandir is a masterpiece of intricate design and workmanship of ancient Indian arts, traditions and philosophy. See the fusion of traditional Indian architecture with modern technology. Come to the Mandir to experience Hinduism, peace and tranquility and learn of the history and culture of the Indo-Canadian diaspora. Many activities, events and festivals held throughout the year. See website for many photos and details. There is no other building like it in Canada. 

Beach Celtic Festival, The
Kew Gardens  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.thecelticfestival.com/

[email protected]
416-686-9231 
all ages
September 10th and 11th, 2011. A celebration of Celtic music, vendors, food and fun.

Canadian Opera Company
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.coc.ca/Home.aspx

[email protected]
416-363-8231  1-800-250-4653
all ages
Free Concert Series. Largest producer of operas in Canada. Programs, workshops, tours and resources for all ages. Youth Opera Lab with free dinner, free workshop and 2 free tickets! Summer Youth Intensive, Living Opera etc. After school program, March break and summer programs. Kids create their own operas. Programs for families and schools. 

Colborne Lodge in High Park
11 Colborne Lodge Dr.,south end of High Park, north of The Queensway  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/camps.htm

[email protected]
416-392-6916 
all ages
Many children’s summer camps. This picturesque cottage was home to John and Jemima Howard, who founded High Park. Built in 1837 it houses many original furnishings and includes some of his own paintings of early Toronto. Don’t miss annual events like March Break Discovery camps, Easter Traditions and Spring Egg Fun, Doors Open Toronto, Harvest Festival etc. 

Creativ Festival – Sewing and Needlework Festival
International Centre, Halls 1 & 2, 6900 Airport Rd  Mississauga  ON  -
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http://www.csnf.com/

[email protected]
1-800-291-2030 
all ages
This festival is about trend spotting, inspiration, new products, spectacular shopping, hands-on conference workshops, industry experts, how-tos, make ‘n takes, seminars, fashion, style and trunk shows, displays, meet and greets, door prizes and more. There is a spring and fall show. Spring show is April 15th and 16th, 2011. October show is October 21st to 23rd, 2011.

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
401 Richmond St. W., Suite B104  Toronto  ON  M5V3A8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.flamencos.net/

[email protected]
416-595-5753 
6 to 15
Providing concerts and performances capturing the essense of flamenco. Available for touring locally, nationally, internationally as well as for private functions. Dance lessons for adults from beginners to professionals and also has a popular children’s program. Also lessons for flemenco guitar. 

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W.  Toronto  ON  M5J2G8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/summer/festivals.cfm?festival_id=81

[email protected]
416-973-4600 
all ages
Canoe Rides on the Natrel Pond May to October. Free outdoor concerts. Free Flicks July and August – outdoors by the lake, see 6 films;  Dancing on the Pier Thursdays starting June 23 – see the boardwalk heat up!  Weekends from June 25 – Oct10, experience World Cafe. SoundClash competition – see the shortlist of Toronto’s hottest bands performing in July. Also, Colombian Colours 2 Diaspora Festival July 15 – 17, Tirgan Iranian Festival July 21 – 24, Calypso festival July 27, Island Soul Festival July 29 – August 1st, What’s Classical? August 5 – 7,  Fortune Cooking Food Festival August 12 – 14, Masala! Mehndi! Masti! August 19 – 21, TELUS TAIWANfest August 26 – 28th. See website for events September – October.

Scarborough Historical Museum
1007 Brimley Rd.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/scarborough.htm/

[email protected]
416-338-8807 
all ages
Children’s day camps, pay-as-you-can events and voluteer opportunities for youth. Plus Satuday Adventure club for kids. Open to the public, admission is by donation throughout the year. Don’t miss annual events like Doors Open Toronto, Canada Day, Harvest Festival, Christmas Open House, Victorian Extravaganza and Desserts by Lamplight. 

Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Ave.  Toronto  ON  M5G2H5
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.textilemuseum.ca/

[email protected]
416-599-5321  416-599-5321 x 2228
all ages
Permanent collection of over 12,000 objects from more than 200 coutries. It celebrates cultural diversity through traditional fabrics, garments, carpets, beadwork and basketry. Many themed shows and exhibitions. Many monthly programs include artists’ talks, workshops, clinics, seminars, family days etc. Also adult group visits and school visits (students and teachers). Experiences and activities link directly to the Ontario curriculum and cater to all grade levels.  

The Revue
400 Roncesvalles   Toronto  ON  M6R2M9
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://revuecinema.ca/dropyourshorts/

[email protected]
416-531-9959  416-531-9950
all ages
Toronto’s not-for-profit community-run movie theatre. Ongoing movies. Programs: Baby & You at the Revue, The Book Revue, Canadian Cinema in Revue, Drop Your Shorts (short-film festival), Film Noir, Great Cinematography in Revue, KinoKultura (Polish film festival) and Silent Sundays. Take your kids to see some old, but classic silent films!

2011 Windsor International Air Show
Windsor International Airport, 3200 County Rd. 42 and 11, n of 401  Windsor  ON  N9A6J3
Southwest Ontario Region

http://www.winairshow.com/

[email protected]
519-682-9797 x 11 
all ages
September 10 – 11, 2011. Gates are open 9:30 to 3:30, show starts at 11:45 and ends around 3:30. A great variety of performers and a great ground show as well. Come September 9th for the Chicken Wing-Off and taste some of the best chicken wings in North America while watching the planes arrive.

519 Church Street Community Centre
519 Church Street  Toronto  ON  M4Y2C9
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.the519.org/

[email protected]
416-392-6874 

Summer Day Camp. Programs, workshops and events, space rental, community tours. Shows in the brand-new ballroom like Andrea Martin’s one-woman show “Final Days! Everything Must Go!” show June 4th and 5th, 2011. 

Alliance Francaise De Toronto
multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/in_contact.php

[email protected]
416-922-2014  416-221-4684
from 1 year and up
French language school. Classes for children, teenagers and adults, lectures. 

Ancaster Fall Fair and Agricultural Society
630 Trinity Road, R. R. # 1  Jerseyville  ON  L0R1R0
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.ancasterfair.ca/

905-648-6198 
all ages
Car shows and clubs, animal events, fair, gallery, auctions.

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West  Toronto  ON  M5T1G4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.ago.net/camps

[email protected]
416 979 6660 ext. 368 
6 to 13
Day camp – arts, dance, music, coed.

Art Works Art School
238 Jane St.  Toronto  ON  M6S3Z1
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.artworksartschool.com/

[email protected]
416-766-0662 
all ages
Summer camps for ages 3 to 16. Adult classes for age 15 and up. Art Works out Back program for ages 4 and up. Family Sundays, March and winter break programs. Birthdays, events and workshops. 

Arts on Main  2011
Main streets of Alliston, Beeton, Cookstown and Tottenham  South Simcoe  ON  -
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http://www.southsimcoeartscouncil.com/uploads/AoM_brochure_2011_final_print.pdf/

[email protected]
705-434-2378 
all ages
May 28 – June 11, 2011. Free music festivals, celebrations, art, street performers, authors and carnivals along the main streets of these towns. See website brochure for details on Tottenham Bluegrass Festival June 17 – 19; Cookstown’s Re:Style Vintage June 15th; Youth Arts by the River May 28 – June 11 – juried art show open to all youth up to grade 12; Scavenger Hunt May 28 – June 11; Battle of the Brushes June 11th in Alliston. 

Artventure: McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Avenue  Kleinburg  ON  L0J1C0
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.mcmichael.com/

[email protected]
905-893-1121  1-888-213-1121
4 to 15
Art gallery featuring Group of Seven paintings, summer art camp for ages 4 to 15, Sunday concerts, art classes for kids, family activities. 

Band Shell Concert Series
Memorial Park  Bracebridge  ON  P1L1R6
Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park Region

http://www.bracebridgechamber.com/local-events/index.php?month=6/

[email protected]
705-645-3037 
all ages
Mondays and Thursdays May 26 – end of August, 2011. Enjoy free music and entertainment in the heart of Muskoka. Family Zumba Party June 11th. Donations welcome and go directly to performers. Enjoy concert bands, country, folk, rock n’ roll, gospel, pipes and drums, brass bands, dixieland, blues and children’s musical entertainment. Bring your own lawn chairs. Picnic areas, pets accepted, parking on-site. 

Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor St. West  Toronto  ON  M5S1W7
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.batashoemuseum.com/

[email protected]
416.979.7799 
all ages
Several exhibitions and events. Interactive fairy-tale themed area for younger children. Weekend Family Fun and hands-on demonstrations. March break programs open to daycare groups and parents with children. Summer Fun 90 minute programme to daycares and day camps. 

Beach Studio Tour
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.beachstudiotour.ca/

[email protected]
416-691-5195  416-988-9704
all ages
A self-guided annual free tour to see and buy original art from artists at various studios in the beautiful Toronto Beach area. Paintings, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, photography, sculpture and metal arts. 

BEACHES ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Kew Gardens Park – Lee Ave. and Queen St. E.   Toronto  ON  -
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www.beachesartsandcraftsshow.com
[email protected]
416-690-8859  416-698-0143

Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12, 10am-6pm. Over 150 crafts people from across Canada selling quality one-of-a-kinds. 

Beaches International Jazz Festival
Beach neighbourhood – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.beachesjazz.com/

[email protected]
416-698-2152 
all ages
July 15th to 24th, 2011. This free annual festival happens at Woodbine Park, KEW Gardens, Latin Square and Big Band stages and along a 2km stretch of Queen St. East for the Streetfest. The streetfest closes off a section of Queen St. East to foot traffic only from 7pm to 11pm on July 21st to 23rd to showcase 50 bands playing everything from big band, swing, dixieland, to funk, R & B, soul, Afro-Cuban etc.  

Berries & Blooms Festival
Beamsville District Secondary School, 4317 Central Ave.  Beamsville  ON  -
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http://www.strawberryfest.ca/about.html/

[email protected]
 

June 18, 2011. Entertainment, arts and crafts and delicious food. 

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway  Toronto  ON  M3J2P3
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.blackcreek.ca/

[email protected]
416-736-1733 
all ages
Example of a typical village set in the 1800′s. Ongoing events, programs for groups and schools. Day camps for ages 8 to 14. Young Apprentice Program offered in summer for ages 13 to 15. Celebrate Father’s Day June 18 – 19, 2011 watching the Battle of Black Creek – Revolutionary War Re-enactment as more than 200 soldiers perform. BBQ’d ribs lunch. July 1 Canada Day Celebrations with traditional games, horse-drawn wagon rides. Timeless Tales, Popular Children’s Stories Come to Life happens July and August. 

Blue Mountain Village
11 km west of Collingwood off Hwy 26 on Blue Mountain Rd.  Collingwood  ON  -
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http://www.bluemountainvillage.ca/

[email protected]
877-445-0231  705-445-0231
all ages
Samsung Movies Under the Stars shows box office hits free every Wednesday and Friday evening at dusk beginning July 1st, 2011 – see website for movie schedule and bring your chair;  Wild Wonders at Blue June 18 – 19, 2011 presents bird and reptile shows, village dj and face painting; Salsa at Blue Mountain June 24 – 26, 2011 voted Best New Festival in Ontario. Showcasing the music, dancing, fiery foods of Latin life, fireworks, beach party, freestyle soccer, children’s activities and much more. Award winning festival for last 3 years.; July 1 – Canada Day with free activities all day – street performers, live music, guided family hikes, gondola rides, splash fountain, scavenger hunts, movies under the stars and fireworks. 

BRAZILFEST
Earlscourt Park, 1369 St. Clair Ave. W.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.brazilfest.ca/

[email protected]
416-299-5932 
all ages
Sunday July 24th, 2011. The Toronto International BrazilFest is the largest celebration of Brazilian heritage and culture in Canada. Experience the music, dance, food and arts of Brazil. 

Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.evergreen.ca/rethinkspace/?p=148/

[email protected]
416-596-7670 
all ages
Learn about the Brick Works history via exhibits, artifacts, and a tour. Pavillions house the indoor farmers’ market in the winter – Saturdays 9am – 1. School groups and everyone can learn about gardening and green technology at Koerner Gardens 20,000 square foot native plant demonstration space. Winter outdoor skating among enchanting scenery for school groups and families. Bike Works bicycle recycling program. Event space rental, Garden Market and of course the Farmers Market: Summer Saturdays 8am – 1 for fresh food, kids activities, cooking workshops, children’s garden and Green City Adventure Camps! 

Brooklin Spring Fair
P.O. Box 615  Brooklin  ON  L1M1B5
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.brooklinspringfair.com/

[email protected]
905-655-7093 
all ages
Parade, youth talent show, spelling bee, baby show, fiddle competition, midway, pet shows, truck and tractor pull.

Burlington Art Centre’s Fine Art and Craft Sale
Burlington Arts Center  Burlington  ON  L7S1T7
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.thebac.ca/

[email protected]
905-632-7796 
all ages
June 11 – 12. Juried arts and crafts show throughout the arts centre. Also see the studio spaces, gallery shop and check out the arts and craft classes.

Cambridge Riverfest
Riverbluffs Park, George St.  Cambridge  ON  N1R5W8
Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Region

http://www.cambridgeriverfest.com/riverfest/

519-740-4681 
all ages
June 4, 2011., 10-4.  Free festival. Come and enjoy the Grand River with rides, interactive games and displays, live music, food, arts and crafts and a wonderful children’s area with entertainers for children. River rides too.

Campbell House Museum
160 Queen St. W.  Toronto  ON  M5H3H3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.campbellhousemuseum.ca/

[email protected]
416-597-0227 
all ages
The oldest remaining building from the original town of York is open to the public and school groups. A rare classical example of Georgian architecture. Special events like Winterlicious are frequent at the museum. Visit The Gallery and the Hearth & Garden at Campbell House restaurant which is now open for lunch. School programs can be customized and include a tour of the house. 

Canada Day
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/special_events

[email protected]
416-338-0338 
all ages
July 1st celebrates Canada Day. For 2011, Mel Lastman Square will be have events. 

Canadian Aboriginal Festival
Copps Coliseum, 101 York Blvd.  Hamilton  ON  L8R3L4
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.canab.com/

[email protected]
519-751-0040 
all ages
November 25th to 27th, 2011. Organized and coordinated by Indian Art-I-Crafts of Ontario. Experience the Marketplace, Pow Wow, Fashion Show, Performing Arts, Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, Education Day, Lacrosse Competition, Traditional teachings, workshops etc. 

Canadian Air & Space Museum
Parc Downsview Park, 65 Carl Hall Road, Box 1  Toronto  ON  M3K2E1
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://casmuseum.org/

[email protected]
416-638-6078  1-866-585-2227
all ages
Open year-round at Canada’s first National Urban Park. Home of the AVRO Arrow Full Scale Metal Replica. Building is the original home of the de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. and of Canada’s leading space technology company best known as SPAR. School tours, group tours, special programs, youth programs like Fun With Flight, Future Pilots and Astronaut for a Day. Educational programs, teacher information etc. Flight Camp and Air shows. 

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
386 Church St. S.  St. Marys  ON  N4X1C2
Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Region

http://baseballhalloffame.ca/about/history/

[email protected]
1-877-250-2255  519-284-1838
all ages
Learn about a select group of baseball legends and baseball’s origins in Canada. 15th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic happens June 17, 2011. Summer Camp – KOD (Kids on Deck) is for boys and girls age 9 – 15. It runs in July and is the only week-long residential baseball camp offered in Canada. 

Canadian International Airshow
Exhibition Place, 210 Princes’ Blvd.  Toronto  ON  M6K3C3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.cias.org/

[email protected]
416-263-3650 
all ages
September 3 – 5, 2011. This is the big one! This airshow is the highlight of the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) and attracts millions of spectators coming from all over Ontario and the United States. See the website for VIP and preferred seating tickets. The best general viewing is from within the CNE grounds along its waterfront grounds and at Ontario Place’s lakefront. 

Canadian Stage Dream in High Park
1873 Bloor St W., High Park Amphitheatre, just east of Grenadier Restaurant  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.canadianstage.com/dream

[email protected]
416-368-3110  416-367-8243
all ages
Performing Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale set in fairytale worlds of Bohemia and Sicilia. June 28 – September 4, 2011. Tuesdays through Sundays, 8pm. Gates open at 6pm, recommended minimum donation for adults is $20., free for kids 14 and under. Family Day Sundays offer a free all-ages program and advanced registration is advised. See website for directions and Q & As.

Casa Loma
1 Austin Terrace  Toronto  ON  M5R1X8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.casaloma.org/

[email protected]
416-923-1171 
all ages
Canada’s majestic castle. Decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, stables, towers, and estate gardens. Self-guided tours in a variety of languages, for the visually and hearing impaired. Seasonal events and performances. 

Centreville Amusement Park
Centre Island  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.centreisland.ca/

[email protected]
416-203-0405 
all ages
Over 600 acres of parkland across the harbour from Toronto. 30 rides and attractions, farm, food, bike rental, gardens, etc. Access by ferry. Link to ferry info from website. Open from June to September daily and all weekends in May and September. 

Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto
5183 Sheppard Avenue East  Scarborough  ON  M1B5Z5
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.cccgt.org/

[email protected]
416-292-9293 
all ages
The largest Chinese cultural centre in North America! Art gallery. State-of-the-art 600-seat theatre and 8500 square foot multi-purpose hall for sports, recreational activities, trade shows and banquets. Resource centre, boardroom, studios and classrooms. Family Connections Programme, Youth Chapter, Friendship Programme, Group Tours, Cultural and Educational Services. Events almost every day! Green Summer Camp for ages 4 to 12 – children trained in both Cantonese and Mandarin. Youth Orchestra, Chinese School. Classes in Chinese Opera, music-strings, table tennis, board games, cartooning… So much to do – you must see the website!

Cirque du Soleil
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/home.aspx#/en/home/americas/canada.aspx

[email protected]
 

Touring live theatre company performing many different adventurous and imaginative shows around the world. Art galleries, fitness programs for women and private, corporate and public events. 

CityPass
for Multiple locations  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.citypass.com/

[email protected]
1-888-330-5008 
all ages
Discounted admission to 5 must-see Toronto attractions: CN Tower, Casa Loma, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum and the Toronto Zoo. 

Classics Against Cancer
Cedarvale Park  Georgetown  ON  L7G4B5
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.classicsagainstcancer.ca/Home.html

[email protected]
613-396-1160  905-877-7119
all ages
June 19, 2011.Opens 7:30 am. This father’s day outing is set in an all grass park on the banks of the Credit River. See almost a century of automotive history: Cars from almost every age and type,  from turn of the century to flashy American production cars, muscle cars, kit cars and street rods. Live entertainment from the 50s and 60s, food concessions, pancake breakfast, special activities for the kids and a supervised children’s play area. 

CN Tower
301 Front Street West  Toronto  ON  M5V2T6
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.cntower.ca/

[email protected]
416-868-6937  416-362-5411
all ages
Classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The World’s Tallest Tower has a revolving restaurant, indoor and outdoor viewing at observation levels 112 to 147 building stories high. Glass Floor look-down at 112 storeys high. Film, ride, gift shop and annual stair-climbing event are some attractions.  

CNE
Press Building, Exhibition Place, 210 Princes’ Boulevard  Toronto  ON  M6K3C3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.theex.com/

[email protected]
416-263-3800 
all ages
Concerts and events, rides and games, horse and ice shows, exhibits like sand sculptures, midway rides, kids’ world and farm, cat and dog shows, garden show, shopping and food. 

Cobourg Highland Games Festival
Donegan Park, se of D’Arcy St. and Queen St.  Cobourg  ON  K9A4L1
Kawartha and Northumberland Region

http://www.cobourghighlandgames.ca/

[email protected]
905-373-4166 
all ages
Saturday June 25, 2011. Parade through downtown Cobourg, Highland dancers, Celtic entertainers, pipes and drums, sheep herding and Medieval Knights! The Donegal Fiddlers Orchestra is back by demand. Strong Men and Strong Women competitions. Games for the kids. Vendors showcase Scottish food, crafts, clan displays and representatives. Kids 12 and under are free! No pets allowed on grounds. 

Distillery District Farmers’ Market
55 Mill St., Building #58, Suite 200  Toronto  ON  M5A3C4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.distilleryfarmersmarket.blogspot.com/

[email protected]
416-364-1177  416-507-3454
all ages
In addition to the farmers’ market on Sundays, you’ll find distinctive shops, excellent restaurants, jaw-dropping art galleries and fabulous performances. The distillery district comprises 10 streets with over 40 heritage buildings as this is the largest collection of Victorian era industrial architecture in North America. The Distillery is a trendy hot spot for residents an tourists alike offering numerous arts and entertainment festivals throughout the year like the famous Luminato night-time arts festival and TD Jazz Festival. The cobblestone streets are for people only and The Distillery District is listed as a top pick for travellers by National Geographic magazine. 

Distillery Historic District
55 Mill Street, Building #58 Suite 200  Toronto  ON  M5A3C4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/

[email protected]
416-364-1177  416-507-3454
all ages
Internationally acclaimed village of brick-lined streets and dozens of restored Victorian Industrial buildings. It’s home to live theatres, art galleries, fashion, design and jewelry boutiques, unique cafes and award-winning restaurants. It’s completely closed to traffic and one of Ontario’s hottest tourist attractions. So many exiting events throughout the year! Truly a place for everyone. MEC Bikefest June 25, 2011, Artisans at the Distillery Mid Summer Craft Show July 30 – August 1, 2011 – Free admission. open daily 11-6. ArtFest at the Distillery Outdoor Art Show Sept 2-5, 2011.  

Doors Open Mississauga
Multiple locations – see website  Mississauga  ON  -
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http://www.portcredit.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=194&Itemid=1

 
all ages
Saturday October 1, 2011. See many private and public sector buildings, heritage and contemporary buildings for free. 

Doors Open Ontario
Multiple locations – see website map    ON  -
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http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/

416-325-5000 
all ages
Free admission to private and public buildings. June 4th: Huronia, Ottawa, Owen Sound and Whitchurch-Stouffville. June 11th: Burlington, Clarington, Highlands East, Richmond Hill. June 12th: Burlington and Highlands East. June 18th: Kingston and Perth. June 25th: Fergus-Elora, June 25 – 26: Muskoka – Bala, Port Carling and Windermere. 

Driftwood Theatre Group, The
75 Browning Avenue  Toronto  ON  M4K1W1
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.driftwoodtheatre.com/

[email protected]
416-466-3843  905-576-2396
all ages
Ontario’s beloved outdoor summer-touring theatre company, sharing the works of William Shakespeare since 1995. Their philosophy that all audiences should have access to high quality, professional theatre is demonstrated by pay-what-you-can admission. Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare’s Shorts – 70 minute workshops come to your classroom; and the great getaway experience Trafalgar 24 – a juried festival involving the audience at Trafalgar Castle in Whitby. The Bard’s Bus Tour performs MACBETH and will visit 27 locations across Ontario July 7 – August 14, 2011 (no Mondays). All performances begin at 7:30pm. 100% performance guarantee – moved to nearby indoor location in the event of rain.

Dunnville’s 37th Mudcat Festival “Salutes Our Troops”
Central/Wingfield Park/around town  Dunnville  ON  N1A2X1
Southwest Ontario Region

http://www.dunnvillechamberofcommerce.ca/mudcat.php/ 

[email protected]
905-774-3183 
all ages
June 8 – 12, 2011. Free. Named one of the top 100 festivals in Ontario. Tributes to local and Canadian soldiers -  Parade starts at 10am. Midway, fireworks, dances, magician, juggler, cruise night, strong man contest, duck and canoe races, reptile show, bed races, musical acts, pony rides and food. 

Elora Festival
33 Henderson St.  Elora  ON  N0B1S0
Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Region

http://www.elorafestival.com/

[email protected]
1-888-747-7550  519-846-5947
all ages
Fridays and Saturdays in July beginning July 8, plus July 31, 2011. ( July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31) A summer festival of classical and contemporary music, with an emphasis on choral works, featuring internationally renowned Canadian artists. Over 30 performances in unique venues. Also Elora Festival Kids Camp runs July 11-15 from 9-4 for 8-13 years old. Registration package due May 17th. They’ll perform Disney’s Sleeping Beauty July 15th.  

Evergreen Hill Farm
687 St. John’s Rd. E.   between Port Dover and Simcoe  ON  -
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http://www.evergreenhillfarm.ca/

[email protected]
519-426-2155 
all ages
Enjoy carriage rides with their beautiful Belgian Draft horses. Sugar Bush Tours, hay rides throughout the summer and full. Party room for your event. Winter sleigh ride on large bob sleighs or a personal 6-seat Victorian sleigh. Horse-drawn services. 

Famous People Players Dine and Dream Theatre
343 Evans Ave.  Toronto  ON  M8Z1K2
Etobicoke, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.fpp.org/

[email protected]
416-532-1137  1-888-453-3385
all ages
Canada’s internatioanlly renowned black light theatre company. Savour fabulous food that received rave reviews in the Financial Post and Toronto Star, prepared in Newman’s Own Kitchen, then relax in the Phil Collins Theatre for an hour-long performance that will captivate all 5 senses. Enjoy your dessert and drinks and after the show. Shows are suitable for all ages. 

Farmers’ Markets by the Bluffs
BirchCliff and Guildwood Village Markets  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.marketsbythebluffs.com/

[email protected]
416-686-6528 
all ages
Two summer farmers’ markets that are community events with a homemade, handmade, earthmade mandate. Pick up fresh produce, fruit, meats, cheese, breads, sweet and savoury baked goods, meals-to-go, honey, preserves, granola, soups etc. Local artisans offer art, jewelry, pottery, photography etc. There are also musicians, artists and entertainers. Guildwood Village, 85 Livingston Rd. at Guildwood Pkwy, Thursdays 2-6:30 June 9 – Oct.6, 2011, Birchcliff Village, 1512 Kingston Rd., Fridays 3-7, June 10 – Oct.7, 2011. 

Fort York: National Historic Site
250 Fort York Blvd.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/fort-york.htm

[email protected]
416-392-6907 
all ages
Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings. Built in 1793. Guided tours, musket, drill and music demonstrations. 8 historic structures. Open nearly year-round. Many holiday events. Saturday June 11, 2011 is Ontario Model Soldiers’ Society Show from 10 – 5. 49th annual show featuring demonstrations of casting and painting, many displays, toy soldiers for sale. Regular admission applies. Sunday, June 12, 2011 take a tour and see Fort York for free! It’s Fort York Historic District Walking Tour from 1 – 2:30 exploring 200 Years of Lakefront Development. Free admission to Fort York following the tour. June 18, 1-2:30 is Tour de Forts – bike tour of moderate difficulty. Admission to tour and Fort York is free! Tuesday June 21, 5-10pm is National Aboriginal Day Strawberry Festival presented by Tim Hortons. Admission is free! 

Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.fringetoronto.com/

[email protected]
416-966-1062 
All ages
150 productions at about 30 venues over 12 days from July 6 to 17th, 2011. Dramas to musical extravaganzas to improv take place in local theatres, playgrounds, parking lots and more. FringeKids! Venue hosts 8 plays exclusively for kids and families. Outreach programs for artists and youth include free tickets. The Toronto Fringe also produces another annual festival called The Next Stage Festival. See that listing. 

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art and Open Clay Studio
111 Queen’s Park   Toronto  ON  M5S2C7
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/

[email protected]
416-586-8080 
all ages
Opened in 1984 and had a major expansion from 2004 to 2006. School groups, exhibitions, clay classes for beginner to advanced for adults and kids. Half-day and full-day kids clay camps, family Sundays from 1 to 4. Drop-in clay classes every Wednesday  6 – 8 pm, Fridays 6 – 8 pm, and Sundays 1 – 3 pm.

Gathering of the Classics
Hangar F, Edenvale Aerodrome, 5195 Hwy 26 E.   Stayner  ON  L0M1T0
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region

http://www.classicaircraft.ca/Welcome.html/

[email protected]
705-818-2223  705-309-3007
all ages
August 6, 2011, 10 – 4. This is Canada’s largest Fly-in for vintage/classic aircraft and autos. See the trainers, fighters and bombers of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and the superb riding skills of the OPP’s Golden Helmet Precision Motorcycle Team at 1pm. Wander amongst the planes and over 150 classic cars, talk to the pilots and enjoy great music and food. Take a ride in the vintage 1943 Tiger Moth! 

Georgetown Highland Games
Georgetown Fairgrounds, ne Trafalgar Rd. and Maple Ave.  Georgetown  ON  L7G4T1
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.georgetownhighlandgames.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

905-877-7119 
all ages
Saturday June 11, 2011. Experience Scottish culture and heritage. Mens and Ladies Scottish Heavyweights Competitions. Highland dancing competition, piping and drumming competitions, clan parade, food and cheer garden and clan village. Children’s activities like face painting, climbing wall, crafts and pottery classes.  

Georgina Highland Gathering
Georgina Fairgrounds, 1 Fairpark Lane  Sutton West  ON  L0E1R0
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.georginahighlandgathering.com/

[email protected]
905-476-7870 
all ages
June 18, 2011. Pipe bands and highland dance competition, heavy events. Well toss with audience participation. Scottish displays, presentations, Clan information. Drums, crafts for the kids, Scottish food and merchandise. 

Ghost Tours of Niagara
Fort George   Niagara-on-the-Lake  ON  L0S1J0
Niagara Falls and Wine Country Region

http://www.niagaraghosts.com/Info.html/

[email protected]
905-468-6621 

Summer and Halloween guided candlelit walking tours of almost 2 hours through the most haunted place – the old fort – in the most haunted town in Canada. Hear real stories of people’s real experiences with real spirits. 

Gibson House Museum
5172 Yonge St. at Park Home Ave.   Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/gibson-house.htm

[email protected]
416-395-7432 
all ages
Summer Day camps for kids ages 6 to 12 themed by age group. Public admission nearly year-round. This family farmhouse was built in 1851 in rural Toronto. 

Great White North Dragon Boat Challenge
577 Wellington St. West, 2nd Floor  Toronto  ON  M5V1G3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.gwndragonboat.com/

[email protected]
416-962-8899 
all ages
Dragon Boat Racing involves teamwork and synchronicity. A maximum of 20 paddlers for all ages and abilities. Weekend and week-long training camps for all ages and experience levels. 

Greektown Taste of the Danforth
Greektown on the Danforth BIA, #201 – 699 Danforth Ave.   Toronto  ON  M4J1L2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://tasteofthedanforth.com/

[email protected]
416-469-5634  416-402-4948

August 5th to 7th, 2011. Sponsored by Pilaros. This is Canada’s largest street festival and has won many awards. Showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture and music, plus interactive children’s games. The Celbrity Stage has events going on from Second City, Stage West, Toronto Symphony, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Jesse Labelle, Arkadia and many more. There’s also a Greek Stage, Sports Zone, Kids’ Fun Zone and many freebies. 

Harrow Fall Fair
Box 555  Harrow  ON  N0R1G0
Southwest Ontario Region

http://www.harrowfair.com/page.php?page=index&sidebar=true

519-738-3262 
all ages
Midway rides, pie auction, food and craft exhibits, performers, parade, pet shows, tractor pulls.

High Park
1873 Bloor St W.  Toronto  ON  M6R2Z3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.highpark.org/

[email protected]
416-397-2628  416-338-0338
all ages
So many fun things! Jamie Bell Adventure Playground, High Park Animal Paddocks, Colborne Lodge, CanStage TD Dream In High Park and High Park Organic Market. Shakespeare in the park is live theatre for the whole family. Also walking trails, fishing, sports venues, chess club, allotment Gardens, swimming pool and Grenadier Restaurant and Teahouse. You can book picnic shelter areas too. Also seasonal trackless train for a 9-stop, 25 minute ride around the Park. see also www.highparktoronto.com 

Hockey Hall of Fame
Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street  Toronto   ON  M5E1X8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.hhof.com/

[email protected]
416-360-7765 
all ages
Hockey museum, Spirit of Hockey store and expanded World of Hockey Zone. 

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
110 Spadina Avenue, Suite 333  Toronto  ON  M5V2K4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.hotdocs.ca/

[email protected]
416-203-2155 
all ages
North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market running April 26 – May 6, 2012. Over 150 cutting-edge documentaries selected from around the globe. The Forum is an event for industry professionals.  Doc Soup is a monthly screening and discussion series for the public throughout the fall and winter. Hot Docs offers programs during the festival and throughout the year for youth and educators like Docs For Schools, Doc IT!, Doc Camp – a free, week-long introduction to documentary filmmaking for ages 14 – 18, no experience necessary, and the Doc Library. 

Huronia Historical Parks and Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
16164, Highway 12 East  Midland  ON  L4R4K8
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region

http://www.hhp.on.ca/

705-526-7838 
all ages
Sainte-Marie was the ancestral homeland of the Huron Wendat Nation, a branch of the Iroquoian family. Learn how their history changed over time and experience the many events that are held here and nearby. 

Inside Out Festival
219 – 401 Richmond St. W.  Toronto  ON  M5V3A8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.insideout.ca/21/

[email protected]
416-977-6847 

A not-for-profit charity that exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film and video made by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people of all ages, races and abilities. See youth screenings and film ratings for age appropriateness. 

International Indian Film Academy
Multiple locations – see website  GTA  ON  -
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http://www.iifa.com/toronto2011/

[email protected]
 

June 23 – 25, 2011. Celebrating the glitz and spectacle of Bollywood: fashion, events, a business forum, film festivals, buzz events and of course, the Awards Ceremony. Celebrations take place in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Markham.

Island Princess Cruises
539 Queens Quay W.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.torontocruises.net/

416-999-1138 
all ages
BBQ cruises, BBQ and Dance cruises, School cruises,lunch and dinner cruises, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, corporate cruises. Private cruises and events, Toronto AirShow Cruise, Fireworks Show Cruises, Canada Day Cruises, Toronto Island Cruises, Student Field Trip Cruises etc. Boat rental. 

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC)
6 Garamond Court  Toronto  ON  M3C1Z5
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.jccc.on.ca/

[email protected]
416-441-2345 
all ages
Open to everyone to showcase Japanese artistic and athletic talents; social and intellectual events, the history and future of Japanese-Canadian community. Many Japanese cultural programs. Almost half of members are of non-Japanese ancestry, and over a third are seniors. See and learn from artisans, musicians, dancers and martial arts practitioners. Coordinates community events and programs with other ethnic organizations to build harmony among cultures.

Kincardine A B C Gathering (Aero, Bikes, Cars)
Kincardine Municipal Airport, Hwy 21 just north of Kincardine  Kincardine  ON  -
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http://www.abcgathering.ca/

[email protected]
519-386-4118 
all ages
July 31, 2011,  10 – 5.  Featured attractions: North American Harvard aircraft, Ducati Canada, Pby Canso. See website for the latest lineup of aircraft from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum etc.  

Koffler Centre of the Arts
Temporarily in the Prosserman Jewish Community Centre, 4588 Bathurst St.  Toronto  ON  M2R1W6
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.kofflerarts.org/

[email protected]
416-638-1881 x 4249 
all ages
Renowned for groundbreaking art exhibitions and many other artistic disciplines. Music classes, painting and drawing for all ages. Pottery for beginners for ages 5 to 15. Beginner/Intermediate Rock Band with Scott for ages 8 and up. Guitar, piano, painting, drawing and pottery for adults. Family pottery too! Also many classes in dance, drama, music, visual art, literature and lifestyle classes like cooking. School group and social group programs too. 

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Lawnchair Luminata
Heritage Park, Aug.17 is Centennial Park  Barrie  ON  L4N0A1
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region

http://www.lawnchairluminata.com/ 

705-734-1414 

Wednesday evenings from June 15 – August 31, 2011. Bringing you a diverse range of arts and entertainment: theatre, music, art, film, literature and more. Bring your lawn chair. Three outdoor film nights – June 15th is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; July 20th is Back to the Future; and August 17th is Avatar. See website for events of other nights.  

Lorin Maazel, Castleton Festival Orchestra, Dame Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons
Rexall Centre, York University, 1 Shoreham Dr.  Toronto  ON  M3N3A6
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.blackcreekfestival.com/concert/castleton-festival-orchestra/

[email protected]
416-927-7007  1-888-860-7888
all ages
June 29, 2011. Hear “Music Inspired By Shakespeare” performed by the Castleton Festival Orchestra with the Castleton Festival Chorus, conducted by Maestro Lorin Maazel. Shakespeare’s verses performed by the famous award winners Dame Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons. Part of the Blackcreek Summer Music Festival. 

Luminato Festival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.luminato.com/

[email protected]
416-368-3100  
all ages
June 10th to 19th, 2011. For 10 days, Toronto’s stages, streets and public spaces are illuminated with arts and creativity. An annual multi-disciplinary celebration of theatre, dance, music, literature, food, visual arts, fashion, film, magic and more. See website for daily schedules and free and ticketed events.  

Mackenzie House
82 Bond St.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/mackenzie.htm/

[email protected]
416-392-6915 
all ages
this Greek Revival row-house was purchased by the community for Toronto’s first mayor William Lyon Mackenzie. Explore his print shop and many changing exhibitions. Open year round with special events like Robbie Burns Day Celebration, Annual Festival of Storytelling, Doors Open Toronto and Victorian Christmas Traditions. 

Mariposa Cruises
207 Queen’s Quay West, Box 101, Suite 425,Queen’s Quay Terminal  Toronto  ON  M5J1A7
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.mariposacruises.com/

[email protected]
416-203-0178  1-866-627-7672
all ages
the largest hospitality cruise company in Canada, operating a fleet of 6 uniquely styled and well maintained vessels from Toronto’s harbourfront. Cruises for dinner, Sunday brunch, lunch, special events, weddings, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and corporate events. There are Harbour Tours cruises and of course Student Packages!

Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
12 Nelson St. E.  Meaford  ON  N4L1N6
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region

http://visitmeaford.com/meaford-hall-home.html/

[email protected]
1-877-538-0463 

Formerly known as the Opera House, it’s a beautifully restored and renovated century-old landmark. Hosting many performances including live theatre, music, films, dance, entertainment, community, corporate and social events. June 18, 2011 is when you can hear Grammy award-winning conductor Bramwell Tovey, Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony and Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 

Mirvish Productions
284 King St. W., Suite 300  Toronto  ON  M5V1J2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.mirvish.com/

[email protected]
416-872-1212  1-800-461-3333
all ages
Productions like Billy Elliot The Musical, Ghost Stories, Disney’s The Lion King, Mary Poppins and more. 

Montgomery’s Inn
4709 Dundas Street West at Islington Ave.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/montgomery.htm

[email protected]
416-394-8113 
all ages
Farmers’ Market with cooking demos and live music every Wednesday from 3-7, May 25 – October 12, 2011.This restored Etobicoke landmark of over 180 years depicts early 19th-century life in that region. Visit the tea room and gift shop for many one-of-a-kinds. Many events throughout the year like Victorian Ghost Stories, St. Patrick’s Day concert and special teas, Christmas season concerts and cookie workshops and March break cooking workshops. 

Movies Under the Stars at Downsview Park
Parc Downsview Park, 65 Carl Hall Road, Box 1  Toronto  ON  M3K2B6
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.downsviewpark.ca/eng/calendar.shtml

[email protected]
416-952-2222 
all ages
When the sun sets Friday nights in July and August, bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a great movie under the stars for free! Indoor rain location. See website for movie listings and dates. (Plus a ton of other amazing events!)

Museum of Inuit Art
207 Queen’s Quay West  Toronto  ON  M5J1A7
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.miamuseum.ca/

416-640-1571 
all ages
Visit southern Canada’s only public museum devoted exclusively to Inuit art. We welcome guided group tours and school visits as well as individual visitors. MIA Kids offered every weekend from 12 to 5pm for hands-on art and cultural activities for young ones and families. Visit to see the art collection, exhibitions and events. 

Music Mondays
Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square, beside the Eaton Centre  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.musicmondays.ca/currentseason.html

[email protected]
416-598-4521 x 304 
all ages
May 30 – September 26, 2011. All performances start at 12:15. Free, but suggesting a donation of $5 or more. A weekly concert series of live performances of classical, jazz, blues, world and new music. See website for schedule. 

Muskoka Heritage Transportation Days
Canada Summit Centre, 20 Park Rd.   Huntsville  ON  P1H1A5
Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park Region

http://www.huntsvilletrainstation.com/

[email protected] 
705-789-8903 
all ages
June 18 – 19, 2011. Vintage train sets and collections, working train layouts. Learn the history, artistry and mystique of creating a working railway in miniature. Take it outside and create a garden railway with your family. Children 12 and under are free with paying adult.

National Ballet of Canada
The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.  Toronto  ON  M5H4G1
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://national.ballet.ca/

[email protected]
416-345-9595  1-866-345-9595
all ages
Canada’s premier dance company. School programs, family events

Next Stage Theatre Festival
344 Bloor Street West, Suite 208  Toronto  ON  M5S3A7
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.fringetoronto.com/nstf/

[email protected]
416-966-1062 
all ages
A variety of theatre performances for kids through to adults held in the winter. The festival is produced by The Toronto Fringe Festival.

Niagara Historical Society Museum
43 Castlereagh St.  Niagara-on-the-Lake  ON  L0S1J0
Niagara Falls and Wine Country Region

http://www.niagarahistorical.museum/

[email protected]
905-468-3912 
all ages
Learn about the history of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy exhibitions like 50 Years Shaw Festival Retrospective: a Multimedia Journey Through Time running March to September 15, 2011. Also walking tours, lectures, permanent exhibit. 

Niagara Italian Festival
50 Chapel St. S.  Thorold  ON  L2V2C6
Niagara Falls and Wine Country Region

http://niagaraitalianfestival.com/

[email protected]
905-680-9477  1-888-680-9477
all ages
June 16 – 18, 2011. Celebrate everything Italian – food, drink, dance, music, entertainment, lots of vendors and fun for the whole family.

Niagara Parks
Multiple locations – see website map    ON  L0S1J0
Niagara Falls and Wine Country Region

http://www.niagaraparks.com/attractions/ 

[email protected]
1-877-642-7275  905-356-2241
all ages
Discover the many attractions at Niagara Falls and Niagara Parks like Journey Behind the Falls, Maid of the Mist, Whirlpool Aero Car, Butterfly Conservator, Sir Adam Beck Generating Station, Niagara Falls Fireworks and Illumination and more. Re-enactment weekend at Fort George July 16-17, 2011 to commemorate a major battle during the war of 1812. See the website for details. 

North By Northeast Festival and Conference
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://nxne.com/

[email protected]
416-863-6963 
all ages
June 13th to 19th, 2011. A music and film festival bring new and emerging talent – unsigned bands, indie favourites and major-label headlining artists alike. Last year, over 625 international, national and local acts showed their talents at 50 official festival stages in downtown Toronto’s famous club district. Over 280,000 music fans attended with thousands of industry professionals scouted and took part in conference sessions. NXNE Film screens 40 of the year’s best music-themed features, documentaries, shorts and experimental films from around the world.  

Ode’min Giizis Festival
Multiple locations – see website map  Peterborough  ON  K9J7Y8
Kawartha and Northumberland Region

http://okw-arts.ca/festival/

[email protected]
705-745-1788 
all ages
June 15 – 19, 2011. Over 100 Indigenous artists, including musicians, performers, visual artists, writers, storytellers, artisans and dancers. June 18th is the annual Community Procession that leads to their Traditional Gathering. See website for what’s happening at all the venues. 

Old Fort Erie
350 Lakeshore Rd.  Fort Erie  ON  L2E6T2
Niagara Falls and Wine Country Region

http://www.niagaraparks.com/old-fort-erie/index.html/

[email protected]
905-871-7211  905-871-0540
all ages
Learn about the history of Fort Erie and indulge in the many interesting events: June 11 – 12, 2011 are the Finian Raids. Free with admission. July 1st Canada Day Grand Opening of the 1939 Fort Erie with fireworks. July 15 – 16 and September 3 – 4 see the Murder Mystery. August 6 – 7, The Siege of Fort Erie, 1814. October 21 – 22, 28 – 29 is All Hallow’s Eve. November 19th is Our Festive Fort – kids are free and adults are half price. Also Friday Night Frights June 3 to August 26, 2011. 

One of a Kind Craft Show and Sale
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd.  Toronto  ON  M6K3C3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.oneofakindshow.com/

[email protected]
416-960-3680 
all ages
Spring show March to April, Christmas Show and Sale in November/December.  Visit Nov.24th to Dec.4th, 2011. Many events and features like The Muskoka Artists Marketplace, fashion shows, seminars and more. Complimentary services like Family Centre – complimentary child-minding for ages 2 to 8 for maximum 90 minutes, parcel check, wheelchairs, piazza and Art School – art-related activities for ages 8 and over. Classes available on first come, first served basis. 

Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road   Toronto  ON  M3C1T3
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca/

[email protected]
416-696-1000  1-888-696-1110
all ages
The place to explore science and technology. Ontario’s only IMAX Dome theatre. Birthday parties, sleepovers, summer day camp, team building, payload science, Sci Fri for teens, planetarium and more. 

Orillia Spring Blues Festival
Terry Fox Circle, Couchiching Park  Orillia  ON  L3V7T5
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region

http://www.orilliaspringblues.com/

[email protected]
705-325-4530 
all ages
June 10 – 12, 2011. Free waterfront blues festival. Celebrations around town also. See website for venues and band roster.

Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
155 Arena St.  Oshawa  ON  L1H3Z7
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.ovbgoshawa.ca/ 

[email protected]
905-438-3146 
all ages
Peony Festival runs June 11-12, 2011. OVBG is Canada’s newest botanical gardens now in development with approximately 1,100 acres of parkland, 10 km of biking and walking trails. Also education programs and site rentals available. 

Port Credit Art Show
Multiple locations – see website  Port Credit  ON  L5H1E9
Mississauga, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.portcredit.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=64&Itemid=36

 
all ages
July 15 – 17, 2011. Artists from all over southern Ontario showcase a variety of media in the beautiful waterfront setting of the Credit Village Marina. See website for art galleries having special presentations and events. 

Port Stanley Festival Theatre
6 – 302 Bridge St.  Port Stanley  ON  N5L1C3
Southwest Ontario Region

http://www.portstanleytheatre.ca/youth.htm/

1-855-782-4353  519-782-4353
8 and up
33 years of plays by the lake. See website for descriptions. Also Youth Theatre Camps in July for children 8 to 11. Each one-week session includes communication and concentration activities, drama, Games, improvisation, character work and expression through movement, dance, singing, voice work and storytelling techniques. Also March Break Youth Camp. 

PoultryFest Niagara
Arena and downtown  Smithville  ON  L0R2A0
Niagara Falls and Wine Country Region

http://www.poultryfest.ca/index.php/

[email protected] 
905-957-3751 

June 25, 2011, 7:30 am to 10pm. Antique Tractor Pull and Show, Classic Car and Truck Show, Giant Craft Show and Sale, Historic Train Station, Penny Sale, Poultry Discovery Centre, Smithville Farmers’ Market, Sport Compact Car and Truck Show, Marketplace, live entertainment at 3 stages, Niagara Inflatables Family Zone, Chicken Chariot races, Egg Drop Competition, PoultryFest Idol Competition, Mild Run, Wing Eating Contest, lots of food starting with breakfast and more. 

Pride Toronto
14 Dundonald St., Toronto, Ont. M4Y 1K2  Toronto  ON  M4Y1K2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.pridetoronto.com

[email protected]
416-927-7433 
all ages
June 24th to July 3rd, 2011. Pride Week celebrates Toronto’s diverse sexual and gender identities, histories, cultures, creativities, families, friends and lives. It includes a 3-day street festival with over 8 stages of live entertainment, an extensive street fair (including community booths, vendors and food stalls), a special Family Pride program, a Dyke March, Trans March and the famous Pride Parade. Recognized as one of the “Top 50 Festivals in Ontario” by Festivals and Events Ontario, it’s also been awarded the “Best Festival in Canada” by the Canadian Special Event industry 2 years in a row!

Prosserman Jewish Community Centre (JCC)
Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St. #1 – 19  Toronto  ON  M2R1W6
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.centrecamp.ca/home.asp

[email protected]
416-638-1881 x 4235  416-638-1881 x 4299
all ages
Fitness centre, culinary arts studio, new media studio, special programming for 55 plus adults, studios of the Koffler Centre of the Arts offers classes in visual arts, dance and music, Jewish learning program, family programming, daycare and preschool, Centre Camp for ages 2.5 to 14, Chai sports and a lounge. 

Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre
23 York St., POB 912  Haliburton  ON  K0M1S0
Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley region

http://www.railsendgallery.com/programs.php/

[email protected]
705-457-2330 

Community Drum Circle Wednesdays 6:30 – 8. Art Attack – art outdoors. Treasures N Trash is a huge community yard sale happening June 18, 2011. Vintage goods, antiques, used and handcrafted items, preserves, plants and more. 

Redpath Sugar Museum
95 Queen’s Quay East  Toronto  ON  M5E1A3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.redpathsugar.com/

[email protected]
416-366-3561  416-596-9821
all ages
Interesting events are held regularly like Family Day on the Toronto Waterfront, Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show, the first of its kind in North America, and Mutiny on the Waterfront. Celebrate Victoria Day for fabulous free fun for the family all day long. Enjoy pirate themed activities, outdoor programs, live music, dog trick demos, arts and crafts andmuch more. 

Roncesvalles Village Polish Festival
#233 – 412 Roncesvalles Avenue  Toronto  ON  M6R2N2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://polishfestival.ca/

[email protected]
416-537-2701 

September 16th to 18th, 2011. Come celebrate Polish culture in Roncesvalles neighbourhood. 

Roncy Rocks!
Roncesvalles Avenue  Toronto  ON  M6R2N2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.roncesvallesvillage.ca/

[email protected]
416-537-2707 
all ages
June 18, 2011. Free celebration of the art, food and culture of Roncesvalles Village. Hear local musicians and Juno award winners The Monkey Bunch and many more bands. Writers Hour and also featuring a kids’ musical showcase. (The Roncesvalles Polish Festival returns September 16 – 18, 2011.)

Rose Festival and Student Photography Exhibit
140 King St.  Welland  ON  L3B3J3
Niagara Falls and Wine Country Region

http://www.wellandmuseum.ca/

[email protected]
905-732-2215 

Rose Festival and Student Photography Exhibit runs April 16 – June 30, 2011. See the museum’s website for other events and displays.

Rose Theatre’s Free Concerts and Free Movies
1 Theatre Lane  Brampton  ON  L6V0A3
Brampton, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.brampton.ca/sites/Rose-Theatre/en/Events-And-Tickets/Pages/All-Events-Calendar.aspx

konrad.skorupa@brampton.ca
905-874-2844  905-874-2800

Summer in Garden Square is host to the Flower City Festival – a celebration of arts culture and theatre. Enjoy performances, films and events in Garden Square during July and August, weather permitting. Thursday Lunch Hour Concert Series, Friday Night Concert Series, Saturday Farmers’ Market Entertainment, Movies under the stars Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9pm – see website for schedule. Shakespeare in the Square: Twelfth Night – July 12 – 28 and Romeo and Juliet – August 2 – 27. Also the Brampton Latin Festival is August 21, 12 – 8pm. Art of Jazz Festival is August 11 – 14, 2011 – VIP passes available, but limited. 4 days of major concerts, workshops, jam sessions, film debuts and more. 

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
Ricoh Coliseum, Exhibition Place  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.royalfair.org/

info@royalfair.org
416-263-3400 
all ages
November 4 to 13th, 2011. This is the largest combined indoor agricultural fair and international equestrian competition in the world! Growers, exhibitors compete for champion titles. Something for everyone in your family. Animals, giant vegetables, Royal Horse Show, good health exhibits, butter scultpures, square dancing, Woof and Hoof and the President’s Choice SuperDogs!

Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club
100 Queen’s Park  Toronto  ON  m5s2c6
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/rom_kids/summer_club/index.php

summerclub@rom.on.ca
416-586-5797 
all ages
Activity-based camps. ROMkids weekends, Saturday Morning Club, ROM sleepovers, Summer Club, March Break Camp, Explorer’s Club, Family Events. Camps age 5 to 14. LIT program age 14 to 16.

Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre
4600 Bathurst St., 4th Floor  Toronto  ON  M2R3V2
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://holocaustcentre.com/

neuberger@ujafed.org 
416-631-5689 
all ages
Programs, workshops, performances, cultural events, exhibitions, museum and memorial, library, school and educational programs, bar/bat mitzvahs and more.  

SCHOOL OF COBA COLLECTIVE OF BLACK ARTISTS
2444 Bloor St. W., 2nd Floor  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.cobainc.com/

info@cobainc.com
416-658-3111 
3 and up
Along with performances, COBA offers a children’s dance and drumming program for ages 3 and up. Also teen and adult open dance and drumming classes. Professional Training Apprenticeship Program is a 3 year program for emerging artists looking for in-depth training in dance and/or music. Also a 1-year intesive for dancers and teachers.  

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto – Parade and Junior Carnival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com/

416-391-5608 

July 12 – August 12, 2011. (Previously named Scotiabank Caribana Festival.) Every summer, Toronto celebrates with elaborate and brilliantly costumed masqueraders and dozens of trucks carrying live calypso, steel pan, soca, reggae and salsa artists. It is the largest Caribbean festival in North America and includes the music, dance, food and costumes of Jamaica, Guyana, the Bahamas, Brazil and other cultures. 

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.contactphoto.com/

info@contactphoto.com
416-539-9595 
all ages
May 1 to 31st, 2011 throughout downtown Toronto. Figure and Ground is this year’s theme. Works will explore the shifting tensions between humanity and nature. 37 featured exhibitions – see festival map. Sneek a peak at the primary exhibitions from the website’s pictures. 

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/home.shtml

scotiabanknuitblanche@toronto.ca
 
all ages
A free all night comtemporary art event Oct.1, 2011 from 6:59 P.m. to sunrise.  See art all over the city in public spaces free of charge. 

Screemers
Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.screemers.ca/

info@screemers.ca
416-979-3327 

Canada’s #1 indoor haunted scream park. Open from mid-October to the end of October. 7 haunted attractions, plus 6 more with the VIP package. Carnival rides in the Field of Screems. 

Second City Training Centres
70 Peter Street, Lower Level   Toronto  ON  M5V2G5
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://secondcity.com/?id=training-education/training/toronto/course_descriptions/

416-343-0011  1-800-263-4485
5 to 18
Classes for all ages and levels of experience. Summer camps and March break camps for ages 10 to 18, teen conservatory for ages 15 to 18, school programs kindergarten to grade 12, and performances. Drop-in improv classes, adult classes. Improvisational comedy performances.

Shakespeare in Actions – Shakespeare for Kids Summer Arts Camp
Central Commerce Collegiate Institute, 385 Roxton Rd.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://shakespeareinaction.org/

shakespeareinaction@gmail.com
416-703-4881 
all ages
Performances to audiences of all ages. Programs for schools and summer camps for kids ages 7 to 12 and teens ages 13 to 16.

Shaw Garden Tour
Multiple locations – see website map  Niagara-on-the-Lake  ON  -
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http://www.shawfest.com/assets/11PDF/2011_Garden_Tour_Brochure.pdf

1-800-511-7429  905-468-2172
all ages
June 11, 2011. 10 – 4. Not just a garden tour. You’ll see century old trees, outdoor living spaces, infinity pool etc. See website for info about gardens. Order tickets by phone or in person.

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
ONE FRONT STREET EAST  Toronto  ON  M5E1B2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.sonycentre.ca/

groups@hummingbirdcentre.com
416-393-7463 
all ages
See a variety of performances from Max and Ruby to Elvis Costello, Alicia Keys, the Russian Alexandrov Red Army Choir and Ensemble etc. Under 30 club gets tickets for them and a guest for 15 dollars each. Art gallery on site. 

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
1 Front St. East  Toronto  ON  M5E1B2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.sonycentre.ca/

info@sonycentre.ca
855-872-7669 
all ages
Performances like Max and Ruby, singers, musicians, bands etc. 

Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens
285 Spadina Rd., s of St. Clair, next door to Casa Loma  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/spadina.htm

spadina@toronto.ca
416-392-6910 
all ages
Home to 3 generations of the Austin family. Recently completed interior restoration reflects the 1920s and 30s. See the estate’s Victorian-Edwardian garden, take a tour of the house, visit the gift shop. Open year-round, excluding some holidays. Situated next door to Casa Loma. Sunday June 26, 2011, 12 – 4 is their First Annual Garden Party – musical performances, games and period-appropriate refreshments. Take a tour, create artwork, solve a murder mystery and have your fortune told. Fresh pies etc. $5./person. 

Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth
  Sept.10-19  ON  -
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http://tiff.net/sprockets

416-599-8433  1-888-599-8433
3 amd up
Sprockets includes 2 public weekends for ages 3 and up and two weeks of school programs. There are programme guides for elementary and high school students. There are a selection of films and short films on diverse subjects in a variety of genres and styles. Running April 5 – 17, 2011.

St. Lawrence Market
92  and 95 Front St. E.   Toronto  ON  M5E1C4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/

market@stlawrencemarket.com
416-392-7219  416-392-7604
all ages
Over 120 specialty merchants and vendors. Said to be one of the 25 best markets in the world. Visit the Farmers’ Market – Saturdays from 5 a.m., Market Gallery, Sunday Antique Market, The Market Kitchen for cooking classes, and special events like the Food and History Show, Strawberry Festival – June 18, 2011,10 – 1. Also meet 3 Celebrity Chefs and get their book autographed! Candian Central Regional Barista Competition and Coffee Fair – July 5 10-5, July 6 10-4. Corn Roast – August 6, 11-3. Outdoor Woofstock – June 11, 12 10 – 6; and Buskerfest – August 25 – 28 festivals. 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.topatrick.com/

swhelan@topatrick.com
416-487-1566 
all ages
Taking place mid-March on a Sunday, the parade begins at noon starting from Bloor and St.George. It continues along Bloor St., down Yonge St. then west along Queen St. and finishes at Nathan Phillips Square. A popular parade so pick a good spot for viewing. 

Stratford Symphony Orchestra
Multiple locations – see website map  Stratford  ON  N5A6W4
Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Region

http://www.stratfordsymphonyorchestra.ca/

519-271-0990 
all ages
June 18, 2011 attend A Classic Weekend and finish off the season July 9th with Baroque and Beyond. See website for concert series information and venues. 

Summerlicious
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/special_events/summerlicious/post/index.htm

311@toronto.ca
416-338-0338 
all ages
July 8th to 24th, 2011. 150 of Toronto’s favourite resaurants will be offering fixed, discounted price menus during the Summerlicious Festival.  

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir
Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Box 14  Toronto  ON  M5S1X7
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.tafelmusik.org/

info@tafelmusik.org
416-964-9562 
all ages
Special offers for people 30 and under including pay-what-you-can Fridays. Some performances at Massey Hall and Koerner Hall. Educational programs include free afternoon concerts for student audiences, downloadable preparatory materials for teachers and parents, musician visits to schools and a Juno Award-winning children’s recording. In-depth workshops, Baroque music adventure webgame and special ticket prices for teachers wishing to introduce their students to Tafelmusik concerts. Family concerts too.

Taste of Little Italy
College Street between Bathurst and Shaw  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.tasteoflittleitaly.ca/

info@affinitymarketing.net
416-698-9053 
all ages
June 17th to 19th, 2011.  Experience all things Italian – music, food, crafters and artisans etc. 

TD Irie Music Festival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://iriemusicfestival.com/

info@iriemusicfestival.com
905-799-1630 x 28 
all ages
The 10th annual festival held July 29th to August 1st, 2011 is a free family friendly celebration of music at Queen’s Park and Yonge-Dundas Square. Music from reggae to salsa, soul to African. Dance from the African Diaspora. Also a visual arts exhibition, spoken word/literature, film screenings, food and drinks. There’ll be a children’s area for face painting, colouring contests with prizes, giveaways and TD Mural Wall. 

TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.torontojazz.com/

tdjs@torontojazz.com
416-928-2033 
all ages
June 24th to July 3rd, 2011. This annual, 10-day festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals! Over 350 performances with more than 1,500 musicians performing at approximately 40 locations around Toronto. Metro Square, in the hear of the Entertainment District seats 1,200 at the fully-licensed Mainstage Marquee and outdoor stage where many extraordinary events are offered free to the public. See some of the greatest jazz celebrities in the world! 

The Artist Project Toronto
Queen Elizabeth Building, 180 Princes’ Blvd., Exhibition Place  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.theartistprojecttoronto.com/

claire@mmpicanada.com
416-960-3680  416-960-4527
all ages
This art fair is a meeting ground for artists, collectors and art enthusiasts. See over 200 juried contemporary artists, for 4 days. Scholarships and awards. 

Theatre Scarborough
Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road  Scarborough  ON  M1M1R9
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.theatrescarborough.com/

SP@TheatreScarborough.com
416-439-1104 

Auditions June 1,2,,5, 2011 for Josheph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – children’s chorus for ages 7 to 14 and adult roles too. Auditions and job postings throughout the year. Many plays and music theatre performances throughout the year.

Tiger Boys Fly-In
Guelph Airpark, CNCA  Guelph  ON  -
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http://www.tigerboys.com/

tom_bob_tigerboys@hotmail.com
519-836-6551 
all ages
September 17 – 18, 2011. The Tiger Boys’ Aeroplane Works & Flying Museum’s annual open house will have 60 – 100 antique airplanes fly in. But the main attraction is that you have the opportunity to ride in one of these rare antique flying machines! So don’t miss your chance!  For 35 years the Tiger Boys have been salvaging and restoring aircraft to full airworthy status and the group’s volunteer pilots have carried several thousand passengers   

Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Art Centre
67 Pottery Rd.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/todmorden.htm

todmorden@toronto.ca
416-396-2819 
all ages
A complex of historic buildings set in the Don Valley. 2 miller’s homes, Papermill Theatre and Gallery, 9.2 hectare wildflower preserve and walking trails. Summer camps for ages 5 to 8. June 1 – 13, 2011 is the Contemporary Paintings Exhibition by the Bangladeshi-Canadian Artists. Free admission to the Papermill Gallery. Exhibition runs Tuesday to Friday 10 – 4:30 and the weekend noon to 5. 

Toronto Argonauts Football Club
The Canadian Football League, 50 Wellington St. E., 3rd Floor   Toronto  ON  M5E1C8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.argonauts.ca/

info@argonauts.ca
604-589-7627  416-322-9650
all ages
Toronto’s famous football team. Tons of info on the website about the team, its cheerleaders, game day info, history, fan zone and community programs they support. 

Toronto Buildings
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/toronto_images/gallery_building.htm

311@toronto.ca
416-392-2489 
all ages
Trinity Square, Eaton Centre, Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre, BCE Place, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Convocation Hall, Pearson International Airport, Chum Building, Canon Theatre, Bata Shoe Museum, Massey Hall, Old City Hall, Metro Hall, Scarborough, East York, North York and York Civic Centres, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto City Hall, Rogers Centre, Roy Thompson Hall, Direct Energy Centre, Ontario College of Arts and Design, CN Tower, Ontario Place, Hockey Hall of Fame, Sony Centre, Royal Alex Theatre etc. see website for pictures and info. 

Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival
Toronto’s Centre Island  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.torontodragonboat.com/

eng@dragonboats.com
416-595-0313 
all ages
June 25th to 26th, 2011, sponsored by President’s Choice. See 180 to 200 teams from across Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean Islands, Europe and Asia with over 5,000 athletes. New to the festivities is the Pan Am Village where booths with cultural artifacts, displays and food from the Latin American and Caribbean backgrounds will be set up. Hear their music on the main stage throughout the 2-day event. 

Toronto International Film Festival
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King St. W.  Toronto  ON  M5V3X5
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://tiff.net/

customerrelations@tiff.net
416-599-8433  1-888-599-8433
all ages
Sept. 8 – 18, 2011. Dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. The film festival has grown to offer programming year-round and its permanent home opened in October, 2010, is the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world. There are school programs for elementary, secondary and post secondary students such as Tim Burton and Mary Pickford exhibits and of course, the Sprockets Film Festival. 

Toronto Italian Film Festival
Multiple locations – see website.   Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.italianfilmfest.com/

info@italianfilmfest.com
416-657-0100 

The festival of Italian world cinema comes annually to welcome everyone to an excellent line-up of dramas, comedies, documentaries and short films by both new and established artists. Many question and answer sessions with producers. Lots of parties. All tickets are $10.

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Nathan Phillips Square  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.torontooutdoorart.org/

toae@torontooutdoorart.org
416-408-2754 
all ages
July 8th to 10th, 2011, Free admission. This is the largest outdoor art exhibition in Canada with hundreds of artists. It is a juried annual showcase of contemporary fine art and crafts. Opens at 10:30 a.m. all days. Closes at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at 6:30 on Sunday. 

Toronto Parks and Recreation Facilities
Multiple locations – see website.   Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/parks/parks_gardens/centennialgdns.htm/

311@toronto.ca
311  416-338-0338
all ages
Recreation centres, arenas, pools, fitness rooms, stadiums, dog off-leash areas, golf courses, rinks, playgrounds, picnic areas, splash pads, sports fields, tennis courts, trails, wading pools and parks etc. 

Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre
40 College Street  Toronto   ON  M5G2J3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/museum/

museum@torontopolice.on.ca
416-808-7020 
all ages
The history of policing is intended for public viewing and offers new and old, interesting, interactive displays compiled from private donations. 

Toronto Public Libraries
Toronto Public Library Board

789 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8    ON  -
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http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/

postingrequests@torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7215 
all ages
Book, CD, DVD rentals, programs, classes and exhibits and rental spaces. Reading festival and programs, photography events and exhibits, movie times, book signings etc. 

Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club
416 North Service Road East, Suite 100  Oakville  ON  L6H5R2
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.torontorock.com/

info@torontorock.com
416-596-3075  1-855-665-7625
all ages
See an exiting game of lacrosse, learn about the team, join the fanzone and see what they’re doing for your community. Have your birthday party at the ACC! 3-Day Toronto Rock Summer Camp for ages 6 to 14, open to all skill levels. School programs for kids in grades 1 to 8. 

Toronto Symphony Orchestra
212 King Street West, 6th Floor  Toronto  ON  M5H1K5
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.tso.ca/

416-593-7769  416-598-3375
all ages
Many programs designed for students and their teachers: Adopt-a-player; TSO Preludes; TSO Student Concerts and Student Reviews; Group Masterclass; Morning with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and community programs for youth outside of school hours like: Young People’s Concerts; The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and Education on Tour. Also teacher and student resources – see links on website.  

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra
    ON  -
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http://www.tso.ca/ 

dcattapan@tso.ca
416-593-7769 x 373 
all ages
Both the Young People’s Concert series and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra offer opportunities for musical development beyond school hours. There are also many programs for schools to choose from including the Adopt-a-Player programme. Auditions, open call, competitions too. 

Toronto Tours Ltd.
  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.torontotours.com/

ttours@torontotours.com
416-945-3409 
all ages
Delivering expert tours of Toronto in English or German, you can go as far as Niagara Falls. Daily departures all year from downtown Toronto hotels. Also guided walking tours during high season and tours of Toronto Harbour and Island Tours. Boat charters too for up to 23 people. 

Toronto’s First Post Office
260 Adelaide Street East  Toronto  ON  M5A1N1
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.townofyork.com

tfpo@total.net
416-865-1833 
all ages
Toronto’s First Post Office is a small, private museum as well as a working post office.  Seating yourself by the fireplace in its cozy reading room you can write an old-fashioned letter with a quill pen, seal it with wax and even mail it.  Tours and education programs should be booked in advance.  Larger groups of children can be accommodated in tandem with Enoch Turner Schoolhouse.  

Toronto’s Heritage Buildings
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/toronto_images/gallery_history.htm

311@toronto.ca
416-392-2489 
all ages
Cornell House, Dempsey Store, Osgoode Hall, Spadina Museum, Union Station, Fort York Historic Site, Casa Loma, Campbell House, Colborne Lodge, Mackenzie House, Old City Hall, Riverdale Farm, Don Valley Brickworks, The Studio at the Guild Inn, The Grange, St. Lawrence Market, Upper Canada College, St. Lawrence Hall, Todmorden Mills Museum, Gibson House, Fort York Historic Site, Conservatory and Stables at Casa Loma, Flatiron Building. See website for pictures and info.

University Settlement
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  M5T1C3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.universitysettlement.ca/index.html

416-598-3444 x 271  416-977-8325
all ages
Founded in 1910, this is Toronto’s first community-based social service centre. It continues to strive to meet the social, economic and cultural needs of the Grange neighbourhood and beyond. Serving over 30,000 people annually through diverse services such as daycare, settlement services, employment counselling, senior services, youth programming, out of the cold program and English language classes. Operating out of 4 locations, the main one in Grange park includes a full-size gym and 75 foot swimming pool, modern fitness room, music and arts school, 2 playgrounds and more. See website for events like Newcomer Idol July 21 – 22, 2011 and the Special Benefit Concert June 18, 2011 at 7:30 for the Music and Arts School. 

Waterfront Blues -Free Admission
1798 Queen St. E.  Toronto  ON  M4L1G8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.waterfrontblues.ca/

festivalvenders@hotmail.com
416-698-2152  416-423-3224
all ages
June 3rd to 5th, 2011.  Many blues performers at Woodbine Park. Free admission. Waterfront Blues After Party, great food, contest, children’s amusement area and more. 

Waterloo Air Show 2011
Region of Waterloo International Airport     ON  -
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http://waterlooairshow.com/

 
all ages
August 20 – 21, 2011. Featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the Skyhawks Parachute Team, Canada’s CF-18 Hornet, USAF F-16, aerobatic acts, historical aircraft and more. Grounded planes to see up close, photograph and talk to pilots. Kids’ play area and activities, performer autographs and trade show and food vendors, beer tent.

Westfield Heritage Village
1049 Kirkwall Rd. (RR 552)  Rockton  ON  L0R1X0
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.conservationhamilton.ca/special-events/events/listlocationevents/1/

nature@conservationhamilton.ca
1-800-883-0104  905-525-2181
all ages
School programs, venue rental and special events. Ice-cream Festival July 31 – August 1, 2011. Live music, horse and wagon rides, magic show, games and living history; Ghost Tours August 19, 2011 during twilight hear strange stories; Music of the British Isles August 28th; Telling Tales September 18th and more.  

Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival
Memorial Park  Stouffville  ON  L4A7Z4
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.strawberryfestival.ca/

strawberryfestival@rogers.com
905-642-3779 
all ages
July 1 – 2, 2011. Opening ceremonies with Lions Beef BBQ and Giggles Comedy Night. Canada Day fun and games, The Peoples Parade, carnival rides, crafters in the park, Blackboard Blues Band, cake and fireworks! Strawberry festival Saturday with food, crafts, games, competitions, entertainment for the whole family. Sunday church service and a strawberry social. 

Word on the Street
67 Mowat Avenue, Suite 242  Toronto  ON  M6K3E3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/

jason@thewordonthestreet.ca
416-504-7241  416-556-0812
all ages
National book and magazine free festival happening Sept. 25, 2011 at Queen’s Park. Author events, presentations, workshops and marketplace. Best selection of Canadian books and magazines. 

Worldwide Short Film Festival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.worldwideshortfilmfest.com/

shortfilmfest@cfccreates.com
 
all ages
May 31st to June 5th, 2011. See the world’s best short films throughout the city at cinemas and interesting places, like the Royal Ontario Museum and CN Tower! A variety of festival passes and prices. See website programs for film descriptions and length. Participate in the Screenplay Giveaway. Short Scripts Win Big Prizes like filmmaking package worth over 70,000 dollars! See Resource Centre for submission details and help.

Young Centre for the Performing Arts
55 Mill Street, Building 49  Toronto   ON  M5A3C4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.youngcentre.ca/

info@youngcentre.ca
416-866-8666  416-504-1666
all ages
Home of Soulpepper’s year-round classical repertory and George Brown College’s Theatre School. Resident artists have it bursting at the seams with music, theatre, dance and the spoken word. Situated in the Distillery District. 

Zurakowski Park
85 Bay St., Box 1000  Barry’s Bay  ON  K0J1B0
Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley region

http://www.zurakowskipark.ca/index.php

bhildebrandt@sympatico.ca
613-756-2747 
all ages
Officially opened in 2003, the park honours local resident and world-renowned test pilot Janusz Zurakowski. He tested the CF-105 Avro Arrow and there is a replica of it at the park. School programs and resources.