Holiday

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. 

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

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

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 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.

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.

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. 

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

http://www.casaloma.org/

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

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.  

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.

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! 

Gymboree Play & Music
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.gymboreeclasses.com/

[email protected]
1-877-449-6932 
0 to 5
Play and learn classes, music and art classes, sports, family fun and school skills classes. Also themed parties available to members and non-members. Special events throughout the year like pajama parties, Mother’s and Father’s Day celebrations, Halloween and winter celebrations. 

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. 

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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. 

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

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

Mariposa’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. 

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. 

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. 

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/

[email protected]
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/

[email protected]
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. 

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

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

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. 

TORONTO BEACHES LIONS CLUB Events
Box 6, 10 Ashbridges Bay Park Rd.  Toronto  ON  M4L3W6
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.beacheslions.com/

[email protected]
416-693-5466  416-406-2650
all ages
Many annual community event like the Easter Parade – April, Walk for Dog Guides – May, Canada Day – July, Charity Golf Clasic – May , Waterfront Marathon – September, Christmas in the Park and more. Clubhouse available to schools, other groups, businesses and families to rent for occasions.