Outdoors

Applewood Farms and Winery
12442 McCowan Rd.  Stouffville  ON  L4A7X5
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.applewoodfarmwinery.com/

[email protected]
905-642-4720  905-640-5357
all ages
Pumpkins, apples, wagon rides, corn maze, strawberries, petting zoo.

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.

Burlington Sound of Music Festival
Brant Street from Caroline St. to Lakeshore Blvd.  Burlington  ON  L7R4K3
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.soundofmusic.ca/

[email protected]
 
all ages
June 16 – 19, 2011. Free festival. Enjoy the parade, carnival, family zone, downtown streetfest, food, market, soiree, etc. See website for band line-up. MusicEd is the musical education segment of the festival presented at the Burlington Art Centre Saturday June 18th. Taking it to the Streets is a unique music theatre program for children ages 4-12 in age appropriate groups. It’s an interactive workshop introducing children to drama, singing and movement to music theatre songs. Sessions are free and 45 minutes long. E-mail [email protected] to secure a spot as space is limited. 

Canadian Cycling Championships
Main St. S., Mill Street & Park Ave.  Georgetown  ON  L7G3E5
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.downtowngeorgetown.com/events/canadian-road-cycling-championships/

[email protected]
905-873-4970 
all ages
Sunday June 26th, 2011 from 12 – 5pm. Town of Halton Hills selected by Midweek Cycling Club to host the 2 events related to the Canadian Road Cycling Championships and Festival. BMX demonstration, safety clinic, youth cycling skills challenge, stop and lock bike storage for the day. Buskers and vendors. 

Festival on Main
87 Main St.S.  Georgetown  ON  L7G3E5
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.downtowngeorgetown.com/events/village-festival/

[email protected]
905-873-4970 
all ages
June 17 – 18, 2011. Part of the Big Daddy festival held across Halton Hills area.

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.

Humber Arboretum Nature Camps and Centre for Urban Ecology
205 Humber College Blvd.  Toronto  ON  M9W5L7
Etobicoke, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.humberarboretum.on.ca

[email protected]
416-675-5009 
5 to 13
Summer and winter day camps for ages 5 to 13. Swimming, canoeing, exploring nature, parties, nature programs for schools and other groups, teachers, other adults, ecology centre.

Mansfield Outdoor Centre
P.O. Box 95  Mansfield  ON  L0N1M0
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca

[email protected]
705-435-4479  705-435-0338
6 to 13
Outdoor education and recreation provider. Outdoor education centre, cross country ski report, summer camp for kids 6 to 13, leader in training ages 14, 15, French immersion camp, seasonal family campground and conference/retreat facility.

Markham Fall Fair
10801 McCowan Road,  Markham  ON  L3P3J3
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.markhamfair.ca

[email protected]
905-642-3247 
all ages
2010 recipient of “Most Improved Fair” award, midway rides, animals, moto-cross, parade, pet shows, superdogs, fireworks.

Port Credit’s In-Water Boat Show
Harbour Marina  Port Credit  ON  L5H1E9
Mississauga, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.portcreditboatshow.ca/

[email protected]
905-278-7005 

August 26 – 28, 2011. Ontario’s premier new and used in-water boat show. On-shore exhibitor booths. Award-winning technologies. 

Rice Lake Spring Fishing Festival
435 and 449 Island View Rd.  Roseneath  ON  K0K2X0
Kawartha and Northumberland Region

http://www.ricelakespringfishingfestival.ca/

[email protected]
905-352-2621  1-877-215-7389
all ages
May 14 – June 18, 2011. Over $69,000 in prizes! Free kids’ day June 11th.

Springridge Farm
7256 Bell School Line  Milton   ON  L9T2Y1
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.springridgefarm.com/

[email protected]
905-878-4908 
all ages
Easter egg hunt, harvest festival, bakery, café, strawberries, pumpkins.

Toronto Kayak & Canoe Adventures
    ON  -
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http://www.paddlethehumber.com/

[email protected]
416-536-2067 

Guided tours of all sorts. Intro to Kayaking and Canoeing, Rouge River Adventure, Cherry Beach/ Leslie St. Spit, Humber River Adventure etc. Offering Guided Algonquin Park Camping Trips. 

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.

Victoria Harbour Centennial/Canada Day Celebrations
Oakwood Arena and Oakwood Community Centre   Victoria Harbour  ON  L0K2A0
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region

http://www.tay.township.on.ca/Community/100thAnniversary/index.htm/

[email protected]
705-534-4196  1-877-773-7778
all ages
June 24 – 26, 2011. Celebrating it’s 100th anniversary and Canada during this 3-day event. Children’s midway, exiting events, craft and artisan show and sale. Canada Day Parade will host contingent from CFB Borden with local veterans and from Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. 

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.

4-h Noola 1 – Northern Ontario Outdoor Leadership Adventure 1
    ON  -
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http://www.4-hontario.ca/

[email protected]
1-877-410-6748  1-519-824-0101
youth 9-21
Youth pledge to learn about animals, cooking, outdoor survival, agriculture. Clubs. Camps, conferences, scholarships, competitions, exchanges.

Albion Orchards
14800 Innis Lake Road  Caledon  ON  L7C2Y8
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.albionorchards.com/

[email protected]
905-584-0354 
all ages
Apples, Christmas trees, wagon rides.

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.

Antique Market
Oakville Place, 240 Leighland Ave.  Oakville  ON  L6H3H6
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.asinter.com/oakville_place_map.htm/

[email protected]
613-521-1970 
all ages
Free, all welcome. First weekend of each month. Find all kinds of treasures, vintage fashion, country furniture, boutique jewelry etc. 

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. 

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. 

Beach BBQ and Brews Festival
Woodbine Park, n of Beaches Boardwalk, ne corner of Lakeshore Blvd E and Coxwell Ave.   Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.beachbbqandbrews.com/

[email protected]
416-635-7766 

June 17 – 19, 2011, Father’s Day weekend! Father’s Day Cook Off, Jack and Grill Cook Off, Amateur BBQ Rib Competition, Fire Fighter Cook Off. Live entertainment, beer garden and grilling tent. Camp Bucko is the official charity of the festival. 

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. 

Bollywood in the Village
Farmer’s Market – Corner of Elmwood Rd. and Lakeshore Rd.  Port Credit  ON  L5H1E9
Mississauga, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.portcredit.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=196&Itemid=36

905-278-7742 
all ages
Opening Day June 4th. Meet Bollywood celebrities and singers. Enjoy traditional and Bollywood dancing and performances. Sample the cuisine and get a henna tattoo. Bollylicious runs June 4 – 11. Pick up your passport June 4th at the farmer’s market and visit Port Credit’s best restaurants for some inspired dishes. See website for list of participating restaurants and other events. 

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 Music in the Park
Grass Park, 41 Baldwin St.  Brooklin  ON  L1N2M8
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.whitby.ca/index.php?app=1&uid=2121&dateid=06/

[email protected]
905-430-4300 x 2353 
all ages
Thursday Jun 9th, 2011 – 7:00pm. Enjoy a variety of free musical performances in the park.

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.

Brooks Farms
122 – 141 Ashworth Road  Mount Albert  ON  L0G1M0
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.brooksfarms.com/

[email protected]
905-473-3920 
all ages
Pick-your-own strawberries, peas, raspberries, Saskatoon berries, Gooseberries, currants, apples, pumpkins, squash.

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.

Camp Hardwood
402 Old Barrie Rd.  Oro  ON  L0L2E0
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region

http://www.hardwoodskiandbike.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=133&Itemid=106

[email protected]
1-705-487-3775  1-800-387-3775
6 to 13
Multi-sport day camp for kids aged 6 to 13, voted best place to cross country ski and mountain bike, relays, membership.

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.

Camp Wenonah
1324 Bird Lake Rd., R. R. # 3  Bracebridge   ON  P1L1X1
Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park Region

http://www.campwenonah.com

[email protected]
905-631-2849  705-645-6163
5 to 17
3-7 day camps for 5 to 13 year olds, over 25 activities, leadership development programs, outdoor centre and womens weekends.

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. 

Canada Running Series’ Oasis ZooRun
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Ave.  Toronto  ON  M1B5K7
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.canadarunningseries.com/zoorun

[email protected]
416-944-2765  416-392-5929
all ages
Saturday September 24, 2011. Registration now open. 5 and 10 kilometer runs using the Mylaps BIBTAG Timing System. Participants receive complimentary parking and entrance into the zoo on race day. The Cub Run is for children and their run is approximately 500 metres along a scenic route. This run helps fund numerous conservation programs. On-line donations and pledge sheets. 

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.

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. 

Children’s Festival
Court House Park  Goderich  ON  N7A1M2
Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Region

http://www.goderich.ca/

[email protected]
519-524-6600  519-524-8344
all ages
June 25, 2011. Free festival. Teddy Bear Parade at 10:30 am. Activities and entertainers, play area, crafts – all for children and much more. 

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. 

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 Farmers’ Market
Market Square, corner of Second St. and Albert St. downtown, across from LCBO.  Cobourg  ON  K9A2N1
Kawartha and Northumberland Region

http://www.cobourgfarmersmarket.ca/

[email protected]
705-372-5481  1-888-262-6874
all ages
Saturdays 7am to 1pm May to October, 8am to 1 November and December. 3 on-site vendors are “my pick verified local farmers” selling only what they grow, raise or otherwise produce on their farms. Established in 1839 this farmers market is one of the oldest in Ontario. Find certified organic produce, crafts, flowers, plants, cheese, farm fresh bef, pork, chicken, sausage, Atlantic seafood, breads, pastries and other delectables. See website for info on vendors.

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 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. 

Downey’s Farm
13682 Heart Lake Road  Caledon  ON  L7C2J5
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.downeysfarm.com/

[email protected]
905-838-2990 
all ages
Pumkins, pick-your-own, Christmas trees, maze, turkeys, Easter fest, Strawberry Festival, Lunch with Santa, corn maze, tours.

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. 

East Scarborough Community Festival Market
St. Margaret’s Parkette, 4130 Lawrence Ave. E. at Morningside  Toronto  ON  -
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http://wx.toronto.ca/festevents.nsf/farmers+markets?openform

416-562-5557 
all ages
Thursdays, June 2 – August 25, 2011 from 1-5. Numerous vendors of all sorts including vegetable and fruit stands, BBQ, art exhibits, information booths, childrens’ activities and entertainment. 

Educational and Sports Tours in Egypt
    ON  -
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http://www.egyptgrouptours.com/

[email protected]
905-883-1040  416-727-1040

Specializing in Egypt student tours and Egypt adult tours. Trips available for schools, families, couples, individuals, students, companies. Also Grade 11 nd 12 high school credits. 

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. 

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.

Family Golf Learning Centre
1455 Joshuas Creek Drive  Oakville  ON  L6H7G4
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.familygolfoakville.com/

[email protected]
905-842-6120 
6 and up
Variety of camps, lessons, golf and hockey camp, 2 mini-putt courses, parties, open year-round.

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. 

Festival on Bloor
Bloor St. West from Spadina to Bathurst  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.mnjcc.org/arts-and-culture/upcoming-events/

416-924-6211 x 121 
all ages
June 12, 2011 from 12 – 6pm. In it’s 15th year, this free family festival will have Bloor St. W. closed to traffic between Spadina and Bathurst. Enjoy live music, theatre and fitness demonstrations, children’s activities, food court and over 70 arts and crafts vendors. 

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. 

Fusion of Taste and Bollywood Movie Showcase
Albion Rd and Islington intersection  Toronto  ON  M9V1A6
Etobicoke, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.albionislingtonsquare.com/events-second.htm/

[email protected]
647-898-3267 

June 4th, 2011 is the Bollywood Movie Showcase. June 11th is the fundraising dinner with live entertainment – see website. June 18th is the Fusion of Taste Festival. Meet and greet Bollywood personalities, free street festival.

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.  

Georgetown’s Farmers’ Market
87 Main St.S.  Georgetown  ON  L7G3E5
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.downtowngeorgetown.com/events/downtown-georgetown-farmers-market

 
all ages
Every Saturday from June 11 – September 17, 2011 downtown closes and welcomes farmers, other vendors and you. Enjoy the historic setting, many cafes, restaurants and more. 

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. 

Glen Rouge Campground and Rouge Park
Rouge Park  Scarborough  ON  -
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http://www.rougepark.com/explore/interest/campground.php

[email protected]
416-338-2267  905-713-6038
all ages       
Go hiking, camping, canoeing, swimming, bike riding, fishing or play in the sand, picnic or do photography. Points of interest are Rouge Beach, Glen Rouge Campground, Trail Heads, Twyn Rivers Area, Woodlands Area, Celebration Forest and Glen Eagles Vista. 

Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon
  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.runtoronto.com/

[email protected]
416-972-1062  416-946-6584

Sunday May 15th, 2011, in support of Princess Margaret Hospital. There is a 5 km. run, a half-marathon of 19 km. and the 40km run. 

Great Lakes Schooner Company
249 Queen’s Quay West, Suite 111  Toronto  ON  M5J2N5
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.greatlakesschooner.com/

[email protected]
416-260-6355  1-800-267-3866
all ages
Boat cruises, dinner cruises, eductional cruises, weddings, corporate events etc. A number of boats available to choose from like cruise ships, the Tall Ship Kajama and the classic ship Trillium which is the last steam operated paddle-wheeler on the Great Lakes! Day tours, theme cruises, weddings, and student programs both educational and entertaining. 

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.

Hearth Place 5K on the Runway
Oshawa Municipal Airport, 1200 Airport Blvd.  Oshawa  ON  L1G1L7
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.hearthplace.org/event/view/76/

[email protected]
905-579-4833 
all ages
October 23, 2011, 9am to 1:30pm. (Registration 8 – 9:30am.)The runways of the airport will be dedicated to walkers and runners of all ages in support of Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre. The runways will be divided into a 5K course for more serious runners and walkers and a 1K course for strolling. 

Heatwave Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament
Ashbridges Bay, Toronto Beaches  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.heatwaveevents.com/heatwave/

[email protected]
416-237-0123 
all ages
July 9th and 10th, 2011. Toronto’s largest beach volleyball event – raising funds for childhood cancer research at SickKids Hospital. Massages, Night-time parties at the beach, beer and food zones, shopping and sponsor zones, sponsor giveaways, great volleyball action and more!

Heritage Village Festival
  Richmond Hill  ON  -
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http://www.artsrichmondhill.ca/events.php

[email protected]
905-508-0789 
all ages
June 10 – 11, 2011. Annual street festival with music, dance groups, arts and crafts artisans and more. 

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 

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. 

Indulge
David Pecaut Square, Metro Hall, 55 John St. at King St. W.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/indulge/

 
all ages
Running Thursdays again from July 7 – October 20, 2011. Free admission.  Fresh produce, baked goods and preserves available 8am to 2:30. From 11:30 – 2:30 indulge in the delectables of local restauranteurs.  From 12:30 – 1:30 hear jazz, R&B, folk, Roots, soul and pop by Toronto-based musicians.

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. 

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.  

Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive  Woodbridge  ON  L4L1A6
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.kortright.org/

[email protected]
905-832-2289 
all ages
Maple syrup sugarbush, solar energy marketplace, energy workshops, solar car race, March break, Easter, magic show, music show, tech workshops. 

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.  

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Leslieville Farmers’ Market
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen St. E. and Coxwell Ave.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://leslievillemarket.com/

[email protected]
 
all ages
June 5 – October 30, 2011. Running every Sunday from 9am to 2. Produce and products from local farmers and producers. About 2 dozen vendors selling everything from produce, baked goods, preserves, meats, cheeses and flowers. Also live music and children’s entertainment, educational activities and cooking demos. See website for list of vendors and weekly events schedule. 

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. 

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.  

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!

Mariposa’s Father’s Day Brunch or Dinner Cruise
207 Queens Quay West  Toronto  ON  M5J1A7
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.mariposacruises.com/

[email protected]
416-203-0178  1-866-627-7672
all ages
June 19, 2011 Brunch cruise is 11:30 – 2pm and the dinner cruise is 6:30 – 10pm. Buffet-style meals prepared fresh by their own chefs, licensed cash bar, breathtaking views of the city skyline and exceptional hospitality. Enjoy the 2 hour brunch cruise through Toronto’s scenic harbourfront. The dinner cruise is 3 hours with dancing after dinner. Choose from one of 6 magnificent ships. Or choose an Ice Cream Social Cruise  – an hour and a half cruise with ice-cream. 

Milton Fall Fair
Milton Fair Grounds, 136 Robert St.  Milton,   ON  L9T1G5
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.miltonfair.com/section/view/

[email protected]
905-878-5689 
all ages
Strawberry fair, rib fest, dog shows, Canada Day Festival, Flower show.

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!)

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.

Nathan Phillips Square Farmers’ Market
100 Queen St. West  Toronto  ON  -
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http://wx.toronto.ca/festevents.nsf/farmers+markets?openform/

[email protected]
905-841-9278 
all ages
Running Wednesdays from 8am to 2:30,  June 1 – October 19, 2011 (except for Sept.28 due to Nuit Blanche). All produce grown in Ontario from apples to zucchinis. Music too. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Paramount Canada’s Wonderland
9580 Jane Street  Vaughan  ON  L6A1S6
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.canadas-wonderland.com

[email protected]
905-832-8131 
all ages
Roller coasters and thrill rides, family rides, splash works, live shows, kids section.

Paris Fall Fair
Paris Agricultural Society

139 Silver Street, Box 124,  Paris, Ontario  ON  -
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http://www.parisfair.com

[email protected]
519-442-2823 
all ages
Fair, kids concerts, speedway, antique shows, auctions, etc.

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. 

Playground Paradise
150 Grenoble Dr.  Toronto  ON  M3C1E3
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/583/index.htm

416-395-6014 
1 to 12 years
Indoor playground is a 2-story foam and mesh climbing structure with slides and padding. Also, there is a lot of open floor space where the kids can run and play in a toddler area or build blocks. Kids and parents must wear socks. Also, there is an outdoor playground adjacent to the building and a splash pad. Public drop-in and birthday parties. The building also hosts after school programs, daytime preschool programs and adult fitness. 

Port Credit’s  Farmers’ Market
Corner of Elmwood Rd. and Lakeshore Rd.  Port Credit  ON  L5H1E9
Mississauga, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.portcredit.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=158&Itemid=1

905-278-7742 
all ages
Every Saturday from June 4 – Oct.15, 2011, 7am to 1pm. Select from the finest produce in Port Credit. Opening Day celebrated Bollywood style. 

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!

Red, White & Vinyl Festival
Woodbine Park  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.vinyl953.com/Events/RedWhiteVinyl.aspx

[email protected]
905-521-9900  1-800-953-2464
all ages
Canada Day, July 1st, 2011. Free admission! Performers: Dan Hill, Brass Transit, Alannah Myles, Andy Kim and Lighthouse. Family Fun Zone, Disco Dance Party, Licensed Brava Area. Toronto’s largest fireworks display at dusk. 

Richmond Fair
Richmond Agricultural Society, P.O. Box 1210  Richmond  ON  K0A2Z0
Ottawa and Countryside Region

http://www.richmondfair.ca/

richmondfair@sympatico.ca
613-838-3420 
all ages
Dog shows, horse shows, demolition derby, tractor pull, petting farm and pony rides, midway rides, shows.

Riverdale Farm
201 Winchester Street  Toronto  ON  M4X1B8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.friendsofriverdalefarm.com/

info@friendsofriverdalefarm.com
416-392-6794  416-961-8787
all ages
Parent and tot programs, playroom, yoga, day camps, counsellor-in-training programs, volunteer involvement program, birthday parties, group guided tours, seasonal events and site rental. 

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

http://polishfestival.ca/

info@roncesvallesvillage.ca
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/

info@roncesvallesvillage.ca
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/

wellandhistoricalmuseum@cogeco.net
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. 

Roseneath Agricultural Society
9109 County Rd. #45.   Roseneath  ON  K0K2X0
Kawartha and Northumberland Region

http://www.roseneathcarousel.com/

info@railsendgallery.com
905-352-3778 
all ages
July 24, 2011 Roseneath Show and Shine car show. Fall Fair Oct.1-2, Roseneath Carousel operating Sundays 1 – 3 Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Weekend. Ride the 1906 carousel and experience the music, colours and horses of yesteryear. 

Rouge Park Trails
Rouge Park  Scarborough  ON  -
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http://www.rougepark.com/hike/

hike@rougepark.com
905-713-3184 
all ages
Have a guided tour along many of Rouge Park’s trails Wednesdays and weekends. Free but donations very welcomed.

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 Botanical Gardens
680 Plains Road West  Burlington  ON  L7T4H4
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.rbg.ca/

1-800-694-4769  905-527-1158
5 and up
Coed camps ages 5 and up, leadership training, ecoleaders, kids clubs, public programs like drumming, art, horticulture,  school groups.

Royal City Soccer Club Inc.
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
.

http://www.royalsoccer.com/

info@royalsoccer.com
1-800-427-0536 
5 to 13
Soccer day camp includes soccer training in the morning. Afternoons include swimming and a variety of camp games and activities. 

Sailing for You Customized Sailing Adventures
539 Queen’s Quay W., Pier #2  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.sailingforyou.ca/

info@sailingforyou.ca
416-276-9343 
all ages
Private sail boat charter. Explore Toronto Islands, drop anchor and go swimming, see fireworks or Toronto at sunset from Lake Ontario. 

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 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. 

Screamfest – Halloween Haunt Attraction
White Rock Ostrich Farm, 13085 – Nassagaweya 4th Line, R.R. # 2   Rockwood (near Acton)  ON  N0B2K0
Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Region

http://www.screamfest.info/

screamfest@rogers.com
905-820-3274 
8 and up
Halloween haunted trek. 

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. 

Seneca College’s King Day Camp
13990 Dufferin St.  King City  ON  L7B1B3
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.kingdaycamp.com/default.aspx

king.daycamp@senecac.on.ca
416-491-5050 x 5042 
4 to 16
Day camp for kids 4 to 16, ski center, outdoor centre, school programs.

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.

Sherway Farmers’ Market
Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre north parking lot, 25 The West Mall, Hwy 427 and The Queensway  Etobicoke  ON  -
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http://www.sherwaymarket.com/ 

maplegreenhouses@bellnet.ca
905-317-3010 
all ages
Held each Friday from May 6 to October 28, 2011.-, 8am to 2pm. 21st year offering local produce and Ontario raised lamb and venison, Ontario honey and cheese, eggs, breads, pies desserts, deli and BBQ meats and much more. Free parking. 

SLOBBERFEST
97 Main St.  Toronto  ON  M4E2V6
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://centre55.com/events_slobberfest.htm

416-691-1113 
all ages
May 28, 2011. Annual dog festival. Pack Parade, crowning of the slobber king and queen, pet vendors, many canine contests.  

Snow Valley Winter Resort
P.O. Box 46  Barrie  ON  L4M4S9
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region

http://www.skisnowvalley.com/barrie-ski-area.aspx

705-721-7669  1-877-404-4744
6 months and up
Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, snowshoeing, lessons, school programs.

Southbrook Pumpkin Patch
1150 Major Mackenzie West  Richmond Hill  ON  -
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http://southbrookpumpkinpatch.com/

pumpkinpatch@southbrook.com
905-832-2548  1-866-835-2548
all ages
Fall vegetables, apples, café, bakery, store, free admission, free parking, tractor and wagon rides, inflatables, kids play area.

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/

info@orillia.com
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. 

St. Andrews’ Presbyterian Church 28th Annual Strawberry Festival
St. Andrews’ Presbyterian Church, 26 Queen St.  Niagara-on-the-Lake  ON  L0S1J0
Niagara Falls and Wine Country Region

http://www.niagaraonthelake.com/page/event/48/

events@niagaraonthelake.com
905-468-3363  905-468-1950

June 18, 2011. 9am to 3. Enjoy pies, cakes and family activities.

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. 

Stonegate Farmers’ Market
194 Park Lawn Rd., parking lot of Christ Church St. James’ Anglican Church  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.stonegatechc.org/programs-services/food-programs/farmers-market.html/

julia.graham@stonegatechc.org
416-231-7070 x 229 
all ages
Running Tuesdays 4-7 from June 21 – October 11, 2011. Not just fresh produce, but local entertainers and special events too. 

Summerfest – Fabulous 50s Festival
Historic Downtown Bowmanville  Bowmanville  ON  L1C3A6
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.bowmanville.com/

info@bowmanville.com
905-623-2297 
all ages
June 23 – 25, 2011 is the sidewalk sale. The Fabulous 50s Festival is a free street festival and sidewalk sale, beach volleyball tournament, family activities and displays June 25th. 

Sunday Serenades Free Concerts
Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St.  Toronto  ON  -
.

http://www.toronto.ca/special_events/

spevprog@toronto.ca
 
all ages
July 10 – August 21, 2011. See big band and jazz acts during the summer evenings for free. Learn dancing on Sunday evenings. 

SunRype Tri KiDS Triathlon Series
Multiple locations – see website map    ON  -
.

http://www.trikidstriathlon.com/

racedirectors@runwellevents.com
905-582-4633 
3 to 15
June 26th, 2011, July 10, 24, August 6, 21st and September 17th. Swim, bike, run event for kids age 3 to 15. Non-competitive, safe and fun! Heated outdoor pool. If sold out, check website for availability in these race locations: Milton, Fergus, Oakville, Burlington and Bracebridge.

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. 

Tasty Thursdays at Nathan Phillips Square
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.  Toronto  ON  -
.

http://www.toronto.ca/special_events/

311@toronto.ca
416-338-0338 
all ages
Enjoy live music and great food July 14 – September 1, 2011. 

TD Irie Music Festival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
.

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! 

Teddy Bear Picnic
Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Rd.  Milton  ON  L9T2Y3
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.miltonchristianchurches.ca/section/view/?fnode=67/

miltonchristianchurches@gmail.com
905-876-0218 
all ages
June 18, 2011. Free (except for food) outdoor picnic for families with young children. Children’s entertainment, crafts, bouncy castles, petting zoo, giant sand box and tractor-wagon rides. A food canteen has a child-friendly menu or bring your own picnic. Please bring a donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank in Milton. Thanks. 

TERRY FOX RUN, THE
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
.

http://www.terryfoxrun.org/

oncorp@terryfoxrun.org
416 924-8252  1-888-836-9786

Sunday September 18th, 2011. International Fundraising Marathon and events like the Great Canadian Hair “Do”.

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   

Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA)
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
.

http://trca.on.ca/

info@trca.on.ca
416-661-6600 
all ages
Campgrounds, rivers, conservation areas, school programs, fishing, cycling, hiking, skiing, playgrounds, Maple Sugar Festival, swimming, picnics.

Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East   Toronto  ON  M3C1P2
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca/

info@torontobotanicalgarden.ca
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  -
.

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 City Roots Festival
Distillery District  Toronto  ON  -
.

http://www.torontocityroots.com/

jane@harbury.ca
 

Annual free music festival with folk artists presenting songs of protest, conscience and hope. (On hiatus in 2011.) Memberships available (15. for students) to support and attend their year-round concert series. 

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 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  -
.

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 Sculpture Garden
115 King St. E.  Toronto  ON  -
.

http://www.torontosculpturegarden.com/

info@torontosculpturegarden.com
416-515-9658 
all ages
Free admission. Open daily. Art exhibitions throughout the year. 

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 Parks and Gardens
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
.

http://www.toronto.ca/toronto_images/gallery_parks.htm

311@toronto.ca
416-392-2489 
all ages
Bluffer’s Park, High Park, Allan Gardens, Rouge River, Rosetta McClain Gardens, Toronto Islands Park and Ferry, King’s Mill Park, Edward Gardens, Colonnel Samuel Smith Park, The Guild Inn, Milliken Park, Sunnyside Beach, Marie Curtis Park, Christie Pits, Tommy Thompson, Easter Beaches, Thompson Memorial Park, Don Valley Golf Course, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Lower Highland Creek Park, East Point Park. See website for pictures and info.

University of Toronto Scarborough Farmers’ Market
U of T, Scarborough Campus, 1265 Military Trail, outer parking lot #4  Toronto  ON  M1C1A4
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://blog.utsc.utoronto.ca/farmersmarket/

bcox@utsc.utoronto.ca
416-208-2719 
all ages
Running Wednesdays 3-7 from May 25 – October 12, 2011. Fresh produce, bread, cheese, honey, baked goods and more. 

Village Day
Yonge and Lawrence   Toronto  ON  -
.

http://www.yongelawrencevillage-bia.com/

info@yongelawrencevillage-bia.com
416-657-4313 
all ages
June 11, 2011 from 10 to 5. There are two Kids Zone play areas with jumping castles, mini golf, interactive shows for kids, over 20 street performers including magicians and buskers. Face painting, balloons, kids’ favourite carnival foods. Shopping too. 

Voyageur Quest
22 Belcourt Road  Toronto  ON  M4S2T9
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.voyageurquest.com/

info@voyageurquest.com
416-794-9660  416-486-3605

Specialists in Algonquin Park adventure! Algonquin Park Canoe Trips, Algonquin Lodge and Cottages. See wildlife, enjoy gournet meals, superior guides and memorable campsites. Also offering award-winning learning vacations that showcase the best of Algonquin’s seasons and regional culture. Winter trips feature dog-sledding, torch-lit skating, snowsheing and backcountry skiing. Come by yourself or with a group!  Also Toronto Island Day Trips for your group. 

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  -
.

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.  

Weston Village Farmers’ Market
Weston Rd. and Lawrence Ave. W.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.westonvillagebia.com/bia-events/ 

admin@westonvillagebia.com
416-889-4111 
all ages
Officially opening June 11th. Running Saturdays to October 29, 2011, 7am – 2pm.  Enjoy a market reflecting the local variety of cultures. Kids activities too. 

Whitby Farmers’ Market
Old Fire Hall, 201 Brock St. S.  Whitby  ON  -
.

http://www2.whitby.ca/asset/pl-community_downtownfeaturemagazine-spring2011.pdf/

905-655-3440 

Wednesdays from 9 – 4, May to October. New vendors always welcome.

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. 

Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Ave. E.  Markham  ON  L6B1A8
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.whittamoresfarm.com/

office@whittamoresfarm.com
905-294-8200 x 200  905-924-8200 x 215
all ages
Group tours, pick-your-own, strawberries, pumpkins.

Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Ave.  East Markham  ON  -
.

http://www.whittamoresfarm.com/

natacha@whittamoresfarm.com
905-294-3275  905-294-8200 x 201
all ages
Fun farm yard, market, pick-your-own, pumpkinland, wagon ride, parties.

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

http://www.woof​stock.ca/ 

info@woofstock.ca
416-234-9663 
all ages
June, 2011. North America’s largest festival for dogs! 10am – 6pm. Free admission. Bring your dog. Over 200 vendors offering the latest in pooch food, fashion, furnishings, toys, gadgets, unique services and every other dog-related thing. It’s shop ’til you drop for all breads and kinds of dogs. Dog show and contest and rescue me walk-a-thon. 

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. 

World Environment Day – Toronto selected as Host!
    ON  -
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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. 

Wye Marsh
16160 Highway 12 East, P.O. Box 100  Midland  ON  L4R4K6
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region

http://www.wyemarsh.com

camp@wyemarsh.com
705-526-7809 
all ages
Day camps in summer, winter, March break, family programs, scouts and guides, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, gardening, skiing and snowshoeing,  ecotours, school programs, birding, parties.

YMCA Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford – Camp Wanakita
1883 Koshlong Lake Rd., R.R. 2  Haliburton  ON  K0M1S0
Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley region

http://www.ymcahbb.ca/

Info@ymca-wanakita.on.ca
1-800-387-5081  905-317-4929

Overnight camp Wanakita in Haliburton, day camps throughout region. Community centres, childcare, career development and learning.

YMCA-YWCA of Guelph and Camp Nagiwa
Rosseau Lake College, Muskoka    ON  -
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http://www.guelphy.org/

contact@guelphy.org
519-824-5150 

Community centres, child care, parties, swimming, PD Day and school break camps, Camp Nagiwa coed overnight camp, leadership programs and weekend for ages 7 to 16, teen programs, leadership development, Sharks, Dash, aquatic leader corps, sports programs.

YMCA-YWCA Ottawa Region and Camp Davern
Camp Davern, c/o Bonnenfant Y Outdoor Education and Leadership Centre, 1620 Sixth Line Rd.  Dunrobin  ON  -
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http://www.ymcaywca.ca/

campdavern@nationalcapitalregionymca-ywca.ca
613-832-1234 
all ages
Bonnenfant Y Outdoor Education and Leadership Centre for school groups, Camp Davern overnight camp for girls aged 6 to 16, local day camps, canoe camping club, after school programs, employment and youth internship program, other youth programs, swim and fitness programs, social services and child care.

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.

YWCA’s Camp Tapawingo
Georgian Bay, 6.5 km from Parry Sound  Parry Sound   ON  -
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http://www.ywcatoronto.org/page.asp?pid=60/

camping@ywcatoronto.org
416-652-9374 
all ages
Girls overnight summer camp on 175 acres for ages 6 to 15, day camp for Parry Sound residents. C.I.T. program also Women’s weekends, family camp, outdoor education and retreat for group events.