Educational

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. 

Bisque It
9200 Weston Road, Unit #8  Woodbridge  ON  -
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http://www.bisqueit.com/

[email protected]
905.303.6333 
all ages
Pottery, painting studio, parties, school groups, classes, child drop-off.

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. 

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!

Toronto Zoo and Zoo Camp
361A Old Finch Avenue  Toronto  ON  M1B5K7
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://torontozoo.com/

[email protected]
416-392-5929 
all ages
Zoo School – earn Gr. 11 biology credit and university prep., school programs and outreach. Summer camps age 4 and up and programs.

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.

Academy of Artisans
1963 Avenue Rd.  Toronto  ON  M5M4A3
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.academyofartisans.com

[email protected]
416-322-9997 
all ages
School of arts, crafts and cooking. Open 7 days a week for all ages and abilities. Courses taught in areas like art history, baking, basketry, cooking, crochet, flower arranging, photography, glazing, painting, home decorating and improvement, jewelry, knitting, leather, pattern-design, pottery handbuilding, pottery throwing, glass painting, sculpture in various media including clay, iron work, papier mache and stained glass. Winter, March break, Passover and Summer Camps, parties, gallery.

ALL ABOUT TORONTO
27 Clovercrest Road  Toronto  ON  M2J1Z5
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.allabouttoronto.com/

[email protected]
416-495-8687 
all ages
Customized guided tours for Toronto and Niagara Falls for individuals or groups. Tours relating to Toronto, Niagara, students, seniors, corporations, and sports. Guides are available in many languages, see website for 23 languages for Toronto! 

All Fired Up Paintable Ceramics
8 & 10 Brentwood Rd. North  Etobicoke  ON  -
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http://www.afu-ceramics.com/

[email protected]
416-233-5512 
all ages
Ceramics classes, glass fusing, parties, school programs and art camp for ages 7 and up. You can paint Disney characters. 

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. 

Artistic Way
1003 Eglinton Ave. W.  Toronto  ON  M6C2C7
York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.artisticway.ca/

[email protected]
416-760-9027 
all ages
A community-based art school and make-your-own ceramic and glass studio. Introducing children, teens, adults and families to art related activities, family days, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and open houses. Paint your own Pottery workshop and Art Classes. No experience needed, for all ages. Also School field Trips; Passover, March, Winter and Summer camps; Birthday Parties and School of Animation. 

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. 

Authors at Harbourfront Centre – Young readers festivals
235 Queens Quay West  Toronto  ON  M5J2G8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.readings.org/

[email protected]
416-973-4760 
all ages
Operates year-round promoting interest and enthusiasm in writing and reading. Readings, round table discussions, interviews and performances involving over 7,500 authors from more than 100 countries! Authors runs a weekly literary event series, the annual International Festival of Authors and for younger readers, the YoungIGOA and ALOUD: a Celebration for Young Readers with Forest of Reading Festival of Trees. There is also Junior Authors Camp during March break and summer. Hands on bookmaking workshop in October during YoungIFOA’s School Visits programme.  

Bark Lake Leadership Centre
P.O. Box 93, 1551 Bark Lake Dr.  Irondale  ON  K0M1X0
Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley region

http://www.barklake.com

[email protected]
1-888-517-9999  705-447-2447
10 to 17
Leadership training for school groups, businesses and other groups. Student/youth program and leadership camp. 

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. 

Beadworks
2154 Queen St. E.   Toronto  ON  M4E1E4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.beadworksjo.com/

[email protected]
416-693-0780 

A retail store with a dazzling collection of beads from around the world for making your own jewelry and gifts. Classes in jewelry-making techniques, loom work, petote stitch and wirework. Workshops, children’s birthday party workshops and adult parties. Jewelry repair. 

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. 

Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough
100 Galloway Rd.  Scarborough  ON  M1E1W7
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.esbgc.org/

[email protected]
416-281-0262 
all ages
Ontario Early Years Centres, Licensed Child Care, Special Needs Consultation and Coordination, after-school programs, full day programs like P.A. days, Christmas, March break and summer camp, stay-in-school mentor/tutor, Youth Drop-in, Youth Council, Youth Mobilizer, Leaders in Training, volunteer opportunities, and G.L.O.W. (Great Learning Opportunities and Working Experience) Employment Development Program. Volunteer placements at great companies. 

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! 

Camp Tanamakoon
P.O. Box 10010,  Huntsville  ON  -
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http://www.tanamakoon.com/

[email protected]
905-338-9464  
4 and up
Traditional overnight, all girls, Kindercamp for ages 4 to 6, land and water sports, CIT programs, trips, fall art program, outdoor education, September mature adult program.

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 Blooms
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.canadablooms.com/

[email protected]
416-447-8655  1-800-730-1020
all ages
Flower and Garden Festival in March. 6 acres of stunning gardens. Special Children’s Area. Over 200 hours of free lectures, demonstrations and talks. Canada’s Largest Floral Competition. See the website’s Marketplace for hundreds of vendors. 

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 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. 

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre and Gallery
225 Confederation Drive  Scarborough  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/culture/cedar_ridge.htm/

[email protected]
416-396-4026 
all ages
Built as a family home in 1912, it now consists of working studio spaces delivering art programs to people of all ages. On-site art gallery. March break and summer camps for kids. 

Children’s Book Bank
350 Berkeley St.  Toronto  ON  M5A2X5
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.childrensbookbank.com/

[email protected]
416-922-7323 

A registered charity that provides free books and literacy support in low-income neighbourhoods. There is a store-front location in Regent Park neighbourhood that collects, recycles and distributes free books to children who need them across Toronto. 

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!

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. 

Creative Science – Sponsored by Sony
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd.  Toronto  ON  M3C1T3
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/calendar/default.asp?eventid=788&ddmmyyyy=30052011

416-696-1000 
all ages
The Creative Science program is running a series of hands-on workshops Sundays from 1:30 – 2:30 and 3 – 4pm. Designed for kids 14 and up, but younger kids are welcome with adult supervision. First come, first served, limited capacity. June 12 – Video-making, no experience required. June 19 – Digital Photography – bring your camera or share theirs. June 26 – Garbage Art Jewellery – make your own piece and wear it home. 

CSI: Live!
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd.  Toronto  ON  M3C1T3
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/calendar/default.asp?eventid=1070&ddmmyyyy=30052011

416-696-1000 
all ages
June 6 – September 5, 2011. Participate in an interactive performance that takes you on a journey through crime scene investigations. Free with paid admission to the Science Centre. 

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. 

Doors Open Toronto
Special Events, City Hall, 6th Floor West Tower, 100 Queen St. W.  Toronto  ON  M6H2N2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen

[email protected]
311 
all ages
150 buildings of architectural, historical, cultural or social significance open their doors to the public. Free admission. Doors Open Toronto theme for 2011 is Photography. Event happens May 28th and 29th, 2011. 

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.

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
106 Trinity St.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.enochturnerschoolhouse.ca/

[email protected]
416-863-0010 
all ages
Toronto’s heritage schoolhouse is the oldest free school in Toronto. Many school programs are offered so students can feel what it was like to be a schoolchild in the Victorian era. Also adult programs like lectures, walking tours, concerts and auctions. It can be booked for weddings, corporate events and workshops, film shoots and receptions etc. 

Evergreen’s Green City Adventure Camp
550 Bayview Ave  Toronto  ON  -
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http://ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/camps/

[email protected]
416-596-1443 
6 to 10
Exploring Toronto’s green spaces. Walking, riding the trails, building forts, climbing hills and trees, explore wildlife, journaling, Jr. explorers (4-5 days, ages 6-7), senior explorers (4-5 days, ages 8-10), jr. adventurers (9-10 days, ages 6-7), sr. adventurers (9-10 days, ages 8-10), school programs, weekend activities, adult programs, farmers market.

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! 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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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Live Green Toronto Festival
Yonge-Dundas Square  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/greentorontofestival/index.htm

416-392-6342 
all ages
Saturday July 16th, 2011, 11am to 8pm. Toronto’s largest outdoor festival exhibiting many types of products, services and businesses that are considerate of our environment. 

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. 

Lorraine Kimsa Theatre For Young People
165 Front St. E.  Toronto  ON  M5A3Z4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://youngpeoplestheatre.ca/

[email protected]
416-363-5131  416-862-2222
JK to Gr. 12
Year-round classes, personal coaching, jr. ensemble, March break and summer drama camps. Theatre and drama school for kids. Performances.Class trips, workshops and professional development, teacher resources.

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. 

Mess for Fun Indoor Playground and Ceramic Studio
73 Alness Street, Unit #3,  Toronto  ON  M3J2H2
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.messforfun.com/

[email protected]
416-736-7101 
all ages
Indoor playground and ceramic studio designed for children and adults. Play structure, playhouse, ball pit, jumping castle and more. Sitting area for adults. Party packages available. The Ceramic Studio will come to you too! Great for schools, daycares, retirement homes, camps, baby showers and other groups. Walk-in times are 10 – 6pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Thursday and Friday open 12 to 6pm.. Mondays by appointment only. Socks a must, 2 hours of play. 

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. 

Mississauga Library System
Multiple locations – see website  Mississauga  ON  -
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http://www.mississauga.ca/library

[email protected]
905-615-3500 
all ages
Children’s department.

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. 

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. 

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.

Native Earth Performing Arts
55 Mill Street, Building #74, Suite 300  Toronto  ON  M5A3C4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.nativeearth.ca/

416-531-1402 
all ages
Not-for-profit organization dedicated to the expression of the Aboriginal Experience in Canada through theatre arts. Made-to-order theatre program for schools. 

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 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.  

Octopus Garden Yoga Centre
967 College St.  Toronto  ON  M6H1A6
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.octopusgardenyoga.com/

[email protected]
416-515-8885 
5 and up
Kids’ Yoga for all levels for ages 5 to 10. So you can practice at the same time as your kids! Adult programs: Intro to Self-Practice, information session on Buteyko Method etc. Late summer retreat in Hockley Valley, Family and Winter retreats in Mexico, 

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. 

Ontario Place
955 Lakeshore Blvd. W.  Toronto  ON  M6K3B9
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.ontarioplace.com/ 

[email protected]
416-314-9900  1–866-663-4386
all ages
See IMAX films at the Cinesphere. New water slide and expanded water park for 2011. Canada Day fireworks. Treehouse Live! At the Waterfall Stage. See performances at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Tons of rides and activity areas for the kids. Education programs for schools including the Performing Arts Festival. 

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. 

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. 

Pickering Museum Village
2365 6th Concession  Pickering  ON  L1V2P8
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.cityofpickering.com/standard/lifestyle/museum/events_list.html

[email protected] 
905-683-8401 
all ages
Every Saturday June 4 – July 30, 2011 kids can try an activity like wool-dyeing, blacksmithing, butter churning, weaving, ice-cream making, heritage cooking and more. Whodunit?: Up the Creek is a murder mystery dinner theatre playing July 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2011. Rag Dolls & Ragtime is a family day of toys, games, music and more Sunday August 7th, 2011. A Spirit Walk – a play for students only September 14-17, 21-24, 2011 – special rate for school groups. Doors Open Oct.1-2. Fall Family Festival Oct.2, 2011-free admission. Christmas in the Village – celebrations are Dec.11, and see the play Cinderella Dec.3-4, 10-11, 2011. 

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. 

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. 

Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd.  Toronto  ON  M3C1T3
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/calendar/default.asp?eventid=1066&ddmmyyyy=30052011

416-696-1000 
all ages
June 10 – September 5, 2011. An interactive zoological experience bringing you eye to eye with living reptiles from around the world. Free with paid admission to the Science Centre.

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. 

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.

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

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
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/

[email protected] 
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/

[email protected]
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 CONTACT Photography Festival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.contactphoto.com/

[email protected]
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. 

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

[email protected]
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. 

Spring Boat, Cottage & Outdoor Show
Port of Orillia, Lake Couchiching, Centennial Drive  Orillia  ON  L3V4S7
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region

http://www.orillia.com/index.php?op=localevents/

[email protected]
705-326-4424  1-888-326-4424

June 10 – 12, 2011. Great in-water selection of new and pre-owned private & dealer boats, marine safety displays and demonstrations. Cottage and outdoor product vendors too. 

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/

[email protected]
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. 

Stonegate Community Health Centre
150 Berry Road  Toronto  ON  M8Y1W3
Etobicoke, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.stonegatechc.org/

[email protected]
416-231-7070 
all ages
Early Years, children, youth, family and adult programs. Programs for parents, women and seniors. Community food programs like School Snack Program, Good Food Box, Stonegate Farmers’ Market – running Tuesdays 4-7 from June 21 – October 11, 2011, and more. Health, housing and counselling services, jobs and events. Free after school activities for children and youth 6 to 17. Homework support program, recreational activities, age-specific programs, youth workshops and education sessions. 

The Stop’s Green Barn
Wychood Barns, 601 Christie St., Studio 181   Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.thestop.org/green-barn/

[email protected]
416-651-7867  416-652-7867
all ages
School groups learn about sustainable food systems, go for tours. There is a state-of-the-art greenhouse, a sheltered garden, their Global Roots Garden, food systems education programs, community bake oven and compost demonstration centre. Group tours also and informal, self-guided open houses.  Also, the after school programs for kids age 8 to 12 have fun, hands-on activities that teach skills necessary to grow, cook and select healthy foods, plus arts, games, homework help and field trips. March break and summer camps, summer drop-in and graduate program. 

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

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
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 Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East   Toronto  ON  M3C1P2
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca/

[email protected]
416-397-1341 
all ages
17 award-winning gardens covering almost 4 acres. Programs, garden tours, nature day camps, field trips and an extensive horticultural library. LEED Silver Certified Building with sloping green roof, rental facitilities, garden shop and seasonal café. 

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

[email protected]
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 Horse Day
Horse Palace, Exhibition Place, 15 Nova Scotia Ave.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.horse.on.ca/news/3rd_annual_toronto_horse_day.html

[email protected]
905-709-6545  1-877-441-7112
all ages
June 11, 2011 from 11 to 4. Free, family friendly event allowing the public to experience horses up close and to see live riding and driving styles of various breeds. 

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

[email protected]
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/

[email protected]
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 Pro SuperShow
Metro Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front St. W.  Toronto  ON  M5V3L9
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.torontoprosupershow.com/janTana/

[email protected]
1-888-565-6845 
all ages
June 17 – 18, 2011. Kickboxing, boxing, powerlifting, IFBB Pro: Men’s bodybuilding and women’s bikini, women’s figure, women’s fitness, women’s bodybuilding, men’s bodybuilding 202. OPA Provincial Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Championships, Oxygen Fitness Model Search, North American Pro Strongman Champtionships, Ontario Amateur Strongman Championships and more. See website.

Toronto Public Libraries
Toronto Public Library Board

789 Yonge Street

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

[email protected]
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 Raw/Vegan Festival
918 Bathurst St   Toronto  ON  -
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www.TorontoRawVeganFestival.com
[email protected]
905-476-0059 
all ages
June 11, 2011, from 10 to 8. Free festival of over 60 vendors and a full day of speakers and food demos throughout the day. Highlighted are raw, vegan foods, superfoods, take-out and packaged foods, clothing – organic, hemp and non-leather items. Also a variety of health practitioners – chiropractors, yoga instructors, holistic health care providers etc. 
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra
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http://www.tso.ca/ 

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

http://www.townofyork.com

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
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.

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/

[email protected]
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.  

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

http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/

[email protected]
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. 

World Environment Day – Toronto selected as Host!
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http://www.toronto.ca/livegreen/greenlife_wed.htm

 
all ages
The United Nations Environment Programme has chosen Toronto as the North American host city. Commemorated each year on June 5th, this is the first time the North American World Environment Day celebrations will be held in Canada! World Environment Day is one of the largest environmental events of its kind with thousands of events taking place in UNEP’s 6 global regions. Events will be held at the Evergreen Brick Works for 2 days June 6th and 7th. See the United Nations report on forests, youth events and consult with leaders in the environmental community. 

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.

YMCA OF GREATER TORONTO
42 Charles Street East  Toronto   ON  M4Y1T4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.ymcagta.org/en/index.html

memberservices@ymcagta.org
416-928-9622  1-800-223-8024
all ages
For families, adults, youth, kids and newcomers. Programs in child care, health, fitness and recreation etc. Adult services. Youth outreach, youth leader corps and camps. Camps for kids aged 5 to 15. Day camps, summer clubs, Cedar Glen overnight camp, Camp Pine Crest, Future Leaders program and Camp Pine Crest Family Camp. 

Youth Leadership Camps Canada
Lake Simcoe Training Centre, 498 Moon Point Dr.,   Orillia  ON  L3V6H1
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region
www.ylcc.com/

705-326-2433  
all ages
Single day to 5 day retreat for elementary and high school students, adults, families, sports groups, professionals, student councils, family reunions.

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.