Stores

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. 

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. 

Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market
Dufferin Grove Park rink house, 875 Dufferin St.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/wiki/wiki.php/

[email protected]
416-392-0913 
all ages
Every Thursday from 3 – 7 year-round. See website for list of farmers’ market vendors. 

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.

Simply Delightful Dress Up Birthday Parties & Gift Boutique
20 Thomas Street  Mississauga  ON  L5M1Y5
Mississauga, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.simplydelightful.ca/

[email protected]
905-821-7073 
all ages
March break, Mother’s Day, Tea, Easter, on-line store.

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.

Allegro Music
2043 Avenue Rd.  Toronto  ON  M5M4A7
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.allegromusic.ca/

[email protected]
416-483-7203 
5 and up
Music school and retail store. Lessons, rentals, repairs to many instruments, amplifiers and speakers; instruments and gear; books and DVDs and events. Over 40 years teaching music for guitar and bass, piano and keyboard, drums, violin and fiddle, woodwinds, voice, accordion, theory and harmony, composition and digital recording. Events like Spring Recital – free admission. 

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. 

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.

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

http://www.mcmichael.com/

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

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. 

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! 

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.

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 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. 

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

info@citypass.c[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. 

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

http://www.cntower.ca/

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

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

http://www.theex.com/

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

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

http://www.cobourghighlandgames.ca/

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

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

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

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

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.

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. 

Eskimo Art Gallery Inc.
12 Queen’s Quay W.  Toronto  ON  M5J2V7
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.eskimoart.com/

[email protected]
416-366-3000  1-877-364-6845

Founded in 1981, you’ll find the finest contemporary Inuit art from the Canadian north. Sculptures of all sizes and prices, prints, books, crafts, dolls, tapestry and corporate gifts.  

Fall Ottawa Antiques Show
The Fieldhouse at Carlton University  Ottawa  ON  -
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http://www.asinter.com/

asiatsympatico.ca
 
all ages
October 21 – 23, 2011. Decorator finds, one-of-a-kinds, rare jewels, retro furnishings, vintage fashion and country furniture. 

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. 

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.

It’s My Party
423 Danforth Ave.  Toronto  ON  M4K1P1
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://itsmyparty.com/

[email protected]
416-469-2223 
all ages
For all your party needs in downtown Toronto

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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. 

Long & McQuade
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.long-mcquade.com/

[email protected]
905-837-9785 

Music lessons for a variety of instruments like guitar, piano, trumpet, violin, drums, bass, trombone, cello, vocals, saxophone and clarinet

Mabel’s Fables Book Club and Storytime
662 Mount Pleasant Road  Toronto  ON  M4S2N3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.mabelsfables.com/

[email protected]
416-322-0438 
all ages
Books for kids newborn and up. 20% off purchases for classrooms and libraries and 20 % off adult books. Parking behind store. They’ll deliver your donated books to The Hospital for Sick Children all year long! Also the proud drop-off location for The Children’s Book Bank. Schools see website for annual world literature competition for kids aged 10 to 13 called the Kids’ Lit Quiz – held Feb. 7, 2012. Also space rental for your event: baby shower or birthday shopping party.

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. 

My Market Certified Local Farmers’ Market
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.my-market.ca/

[email protected]
1-800-387-3276  1-613-475-4769
all ages
Canada’s first certified local farmers’ markets: Bloor/Borden – Wednesdays 3-7, East Lynn Park – Thursdays 3-7, Liberty Village – Sundays 9am – 2, SickKids – Tuesdays 9am – 2 and now Ryerson University Tuesdays starting June 14th, Gould St. 3:30 – 7:30. Grand Opening is June 28th. Check website for map of locations, events and crop availability.  

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

http://www.oneofakindshow.com/

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

Ontario 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. 

Party Packagers
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.partypackagers.com/

[email protected]
416-631-8455 

Canadian retailer of party supplies like balloons, decorations, gifts, toys, loot bags, catering supplies, games, etc. Discount for teachers. 

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

http://www.friendsofriverdalefarm.com/

[email protected]
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. 

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.

Scarboro Music Co. Ltd.
1051 Kingston Rd.   Toronto  ON  M4E1T5
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.scarboromusic.com/

[email protected]
416-699-8333 
all ages
Offering instruments, lessons, sheet music, repairs, accessories and specials. Competitively priced brass and woodwind instruments, guitars and keyboards. See showroom. Lessons for instruments and voice. Preparation for University and RCM exams. Wide selection of music, specialty and seasonal music books. They can order what you’re looking for if not in stock. Repairs to almost all instruments through their network of specialists. Guitar picks to amplifiers, metronomes, tuners etc. 

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

[email protected]
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.

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. 

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

http://www.bowmanville.com/

[email protected]
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. 

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. 

Top Shot GTA
  Mississauga   ON  -
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http://www.topshotgta.com/

[email protected]
905-897-6108  1-866-848-7468
all ages
Selling hockey, golf and foosball game machines.

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. 

True North Brass
42 Jessie Crescent  Sharon  ON  L0G1V0
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.truenorthbrass.com/

[email protected]
905-478-1882 
all ages
One of the world’s finest brass ensembles, Brass Performance, Recordings and Sheet Music, on-line store.

Village Organic Farmers’ Market, The
Toronto Waldorf School, 9100 Bathurst St. #1  Thornhill  ON  L4J8C7
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.villagemarket.ca/

[email protected]
416-875-4205 
all ages
Open year-round on Saturdays at the school. Over 25 vendors offering organic foods, meat and dairy products. Also a food-court style café with a number of vendors offering prepared food. Live music is a frequent attraction. Tours of the school are also available most Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.

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.

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

http://www.woof​stock.ca/ 

[email protected]
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.