Shows/Events

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

http://toronto.baps.org/

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

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

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

Big Daddy Festival
Multiple locations – see website map  Halton Hills area  ON  -
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http://www.bigdaddyfestival.ca/

[email protected]
905-877-7119 
all ages
June 17 – 19, 2011. 50 Dad-related activities to choose from in Halton Hills. Street show, build and float a boat, twilight movie, 3-legged race, don artist gear and paint/pot/weave/draw/make glass. Sing at the Acton Idol contest or dine among many charming cafes and restaurants. Kids’ activities too.

Bugs Bunny to Disney…The Songs
Trinity United Church, 42 William St.  Bobcaygeon  ON  K0M1A0
Kawartha and Northumberland Region

http://www.bobcaygeonmusic.com/concerts/

[email protected]
705-738-1975 
all ages
June 4, 2011. A wild and wacky new show. Hear all your favourite Looney Tunes and Disney songs while watching a story unfold its way through the songs. 

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. 

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

http://www.textilemuseum.ca/

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

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.

Toronto Zoo Annual Seafood for Thought Fundraiser presented by Loblaw
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Ave.  Toronto  ON  M1B5K7
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://torontozoo.com/Events/SeafoodForThought.asp/ 

[email protected]
416-392-5929 

June 22, 2011, 6pm – 8:30pm. An elegant setting, delicious seafood tastings prepared by Toronto’s top chefs, wine pairings and wild animal encounters make this a fundraising event you don’t want to miss! Silent Auction with exiting items you can bid on too. Call 416-392-9114 9:30-4:30 for tickets. Proceeds help support projects that protect wildlife and wild spaces.  

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.

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

http://www.the519.org/

[email protected]
416-392-6874 

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

AfroChic
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://afrochic.ca/site/

[email protected]
 

June 11 – 12, 2011. Saturday’s exhibit is at the Twist Gallery. Sunday’s brunch is at Trane Studio, 964 Bathurst St. and will be followed by guest speakers for an interactive afternoon with a variety of topics. 

AFROCULTURE
Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St.  Guelph  ON  -
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http://www.afroculture.com/

[email protected]
519-766-9240 
all ages
Black history and school programs, school and community workshops in dance and drumming. African Hand Drumming classes for kids and adults.School workshops like story telling projects, performances, book reading, drumming, dance and Afrifest. Corporate workshops. Adwoa Badoe is author, story teller, educator and African dance instructor and a favorite for schools during Black History Month.

All Star Interactive – bowling
2791 Eglinton Ave. E.  Toronto  ON  M1J2E1
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.allstarinteractive.ca/

[email protected]
416-261-5011 
all ages
Newly renovated, two floors of 10-pin bowling adventure. Cosmic bowling, billiard tables, full service bar and kitchen, 24 lanes and automatic scoring make it a great venue for private parties, birthday parties and other events. Free game voucher on website.  

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. 

Annie
Orangeville Town Hall Opera House, 87 Broadway  Orangeville  ON  l9W1K1
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.orangevillemusictheatre.com/

519-942-3423 
all ages
See Annie from June 4 – 18, 2011. A musical about a spunky girl in an orphanage finding a new home with a billionaire.  

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. 

Applegrove Community Complex
60 Woodfield Road  Toronto  ON  M4L2W6
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.applegrovecc.ca/

[email protected]
416-461-8143 
all ages
After-school program includes theme days like baking, cooking, creativity arts, music, drama, games, and kids’ choice Fridays. School year teen drop-in program for ages 13 to 18 is popular. Summer Day Camp for ages 6 to 12, and Leadership Program for youth 12 to 14 years of age. Programs for infants/parents, adults and seniors. 

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

http://www.ago.net/camps

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

Art Toronto
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.  Toronto  ON  -
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www.arttoronto.ca
[email protected]
 604-730-2065  1-800-663-4173
all ages
October 28th to 31st, 2011.  The Toronto International Art Fair is an annual event with an opening night preview on October 27th to benefit the AGO. Exhibitions, Power Talks from art world figures, intimate tours with art experts are some of the special projects.  
Arts on Main  2011
Main streets of Alliston, Beeton, Cookstown and Tottenham  South Simcoe  ON  -
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http://www.southsimcoeartscouncil.com/uploads/AoM_brochure_2011_final_print.pdf/

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

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

http://www.mcmichael.com/

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

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

http://www.readings.org/

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

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. 

Barefoot Challenge
Everywhere    ON  -
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http://www.makingchangenow.com/wordpress/?tag=barefoot-challenge

 
all ages
Support Bilaal Rajan, social activist and UNICEF ambassador, with his project to raise awareness of child poverty on June 1st  which is International Children’s Day. Go barefoot for a day! 

Bathurst Bowlerama
Multiple locations    ON  -
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http://www.bowlerama.com/

[email protected]
416-968-2695 
3 and up
Youth Bowling Council program has sessions for children and teenages from age 3 to 18 at all centres. Summer programs and senior’s programs too. Bowling leagues, Cosmic Bowling, Fundraisers, Corporate Events and Birthdays. 

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. 

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 Best KOS Duathlon
Ashbridges Bay Park, Beaches  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.familyfunfit.ca/

[email protected]
416-426-7025 
3 to 13
Family Fun Fit presents their 6th annual Beaches Best KOS (Kids of Steal) Duathlon Sept.17, 2011 at Ashbridges Bay Park in the Tororonto Beaches. This is a fun run-bike-run event for kids 3 to 13 years of age. Registration is open. See website for info and registration.

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. 

Brenda Carol  – Jazz singer and educator
Near Woodbine subway station  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.brendacarol.com/

[email protected]
416-467-7959 
all ages
Vocal lessons for beginner to professional. Block lesson times available upon request. Also beginner piano, guitar and theory lessons. No audition required. First come, first served. CD and performance info on her website. Also available for bookings with the jazz band ClaireVoyance.

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.

CABBAGETOWN BOXING CLUB AND YOUTH CENTRE
2 Lancaster Avenue  Toronto  ON  M4X1C1
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.cabbagetownboxing.on.ca/

[email protected]
416-961-2912 

Junior and senior boxing, open gym, coed boxing, boxercise, TechBox basic and advanced. Weight room for those 16 and over. Club events like Annual Amateur Boxing Show and  Cabbagetown Running Team/Fundraising Events. 

Cabbagetown Festivals
Old Cabbagetown BIA, 237 Carlton Street  Toronto  ON  M5A2L2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.oldcabbagetown.com

[email protected]
416-921-0857 
all ages
Performers and entertainers of all sorts, parade, mini-marathon, food etc. 

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.

Cameco Capitol Arts Centre
20 Queen St.  Port Hope  ON  L1A3Z4
Kawartha and Northumberland Region

http://www.capitoltheatre.com/  

905-885-1071  1-800-434-5092

Theatre performances, music and film. See website for event schedule and details. 

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

http://www.campbellhousemuseum.ca/

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

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

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

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

http://www.canab.com/

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

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

http://casmuseum.org/

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

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

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

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

Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.relayforlife.ca/toronto

[email protected]
1-800-268-8874  416-488-5400
all ages
See website for dates of the many locations. This 12-hour overnight, non-competitive relay takes place across Toronto and Ontario in June. This is a fundraising event for the Canadian Cancer Society. You can offer your support by making a pledge for a participant or team, buying a luminary or making a general donation on-line.  

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

http://www.cias.org/

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

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

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

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

http://www.casaloma.org/

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

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

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

Chess’n Math Association
Multiple locations – see website.     ON  -
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http://www.chess-math.org/

[email protected]
416-486-3395  416-488-5506
6 to 13
Clubs, lessons, and camps. Chess Day Camps for ages 6 to 13 are offered during March break, Christmas holidays and during the summer.  Weekly lessons for kids age 6 to 14. Adult and private lessons too! Challenging Math programs are available for schools to improve students’ understanding of math. Chess is introduced in grade 2 within the Challenging Math program and students continue learning right through to grade 6. Instructional Chess Tournaments for Children on Sundays. 

Child Development Institute
197 Euclid Ave.  Toronto  ON  M6J2J8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.childdevelop.ca/sitemap.html

416-603-1827 
all ages
Child care and early years centres locations and programs.  Programs for kids in kindergarten having difficulty adjusting to demands of the classroom. Also provide child development, early intervention and family violence services for children under the age of 12 and their families. Through their research, they can identify each family’s unique strengths, needs and challenges and give you the tools to succeed and overcome those challenges. Shelter program, school liaison program and day camp. 

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. 

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. 

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

http://www.cccgt.org/

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

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

[email protected]
 

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

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. 

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
R.R. #1  MacTier  ON  P0C1H0
Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park Region

http://www.cnib.ca/en/about/facility/Lake-Joseph/summer-camping/Pages/default.aspx

[email protected]
1-877-748-4028  705-375-2630
all ages
This summer camp in Muskoka is a fully accessible recreational facility and a world leader in offering specialized experiences for people of all ages who are living with vision loss. Recreational and rehabilitation programs for teens, adults, children and families. Canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, swimming, sailing, exploring nature, arts and crafts, off-site trips, campfire sing-a-longs etc. Campers on Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) automatically qualify for financial assistance. Financial assistance requirements for others on registration form. 

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. 

Community Centre 55
97 Main St.  Toronto  ON  M4E2V6
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.centre55.com/

[email protected]
416-691-1113 
all ages
Summer day camp for ages 4 to 12 with off-camp-site trips, overnight camping trip for ages 9 to 12. Extended care. Kindergarten enrichment program. Before, lunch and after school programs. Kinder Camp. Counsellor-in-training program. March break sports camp. Also book clubs, seniors fitness etc. Many events including Slobberfest, Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Hamper the Reindeer Dec. 3, 2011, Kingston Road Village Spring Festival Sat. June 4th, 2011 and other neighbourhood and charity events. See website for details and dates.

Contemporary Paintings Exhibition by the Bangladeshi-Canadian Artists
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Rd.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/featured-events.htm/

[email protected]
416-396-2819 
all ages
June 1 – 13, 2011. Free admission to the Papermill Gallery. Exhibition runs Tuesday to Friday 10 – 4:30 and the weekend noon to 5. 

Cottage Country Comedy Festival
Multiple locations – see website map    ON  P1L1R6
Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park Region

http://cottagecomedy.com/

705-645-5264 
16 and up
June 23 – Aug.12, 2011. See website for minimum age requirements, venues and performers. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen

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

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

http://www.driftwoodtheatre.com/

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.elorafestival.com/

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

Etobicoke Suzuki School of Music
Dixon Grove Junior Middle School, 315 The Westway  Etobicoke  ON  -
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http://essm.ca/

416-239-4637 
3 to 18
Accomplished musicians teach the Suzuki method for violins and cellos. Free Annual Spring Concert. Hear more than 100 violin and cello students and meet the ESM community of parents, students and teachers. Private and group lessons. 

Fairyland Children’s Dance Theatre
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.fairyland-theatre.com/

[email protected]/
416-663-1700 
3 to 16
Dance classes like Kinder Dance, Preballet and Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop and Aerobics. End-of-the-year performance in June at the York Woods Library Theatre. Exams are also in June. Intermediate and Advanced students can audition for the competitive dance program. Also, there’s summer camp, birthday parties, events, performances and rental costumes. 

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. 

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Georgetown Fall Fair
P.O. Box 74078, 260 Guelph St.  Georgetown  ON  L7G5L1
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.georgetownfallfair.ca/

[email protected]
905.873.6157 
all ages
Motocross, kids crafts and shows, pet shows. 

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. 

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

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

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 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. 

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. 

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 

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

http://www.hotdocs.ca/

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

Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.argonauts.ca/page/huddleup

[email protected]
416-341-7262 

Students will discuss ways to prevent bullying through interactive seminars and brainstorm ideas. Student committees for grades 3 and up. 

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

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

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

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

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

[email protected]
416-977-6847 

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

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

[email protected]
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.kofflerarts.org/

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

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

http://www.kortright.org/

info@kortright.org
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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Little Fingers Music
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http://www.littlefingersmusic.com/

charlie@LittleFingersMusic.com
416-256-9849 

Teaching studio offers lessons for piano, voice and guitar. School program Make a CD Workshop for classes. Charlie performs with a dancer and drummer.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

machouse@toronto.ca
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. 

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

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

info@meafordhall.ca
1-877-538-0463 

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

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

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

miltonfair@bellnet.ca
905-878-5689 
all ages
Strawberry fair, rib fest, dog shows, Canada Day Festival, Flower show.

Miss Teen Canada International
  Toronto  ON  -
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www.missteencanadainternational.com
info@misscanadainternational.com
426-434-9839 
13 to 18
Miss Teen Canada International Pageant encourages young women 13 to 18 to be the best they can be every day and to give back to their community. Scholarship awards.  Pageant week consists of many tourist attractions, activities, adventures, workshops, seminars etc. 
Mississauga Waterfront Festival
Memorial Park  Port Credit  ON  L5H1E9
Mississauga, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.themwf.com/

info@themwf.com
905-891-0002 
all ages
This award-winning event runs June 17 – 19, 2011. Weekend Music Fest, carnival, children’s village, market place, water ski shows and tons more. See the website. Too many things to list here.  

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

montinn@toronto.ca
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. 

Mosport International Raceway
Durham Rd. 20 and Concession 10  Clarington  ON  L1C3K6
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.mosport.com/schedules-a-events/major-spectator-events/

info@mosport.com
905-983-9141  1-800-866-1072

Canada’s home of motorsport hosting several road racing series. Victoria Day Speedfest; Dickies 200; 2011 Varac Festival June 17 – 19, 2011 – annual international racing festival; Vortex Brake Pads 200 – June 24 – 26, 2011; the biggest event of the season: Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport – July 21 – 24, 2011; Parts Canada Superbike Doubleheader Weekend – August 19 – 21, 2011. 

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

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

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

http://www.miamuseum.ca/

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

Muskoka Fencing Club’s Summer Fun Fencing Tournament
Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes S.S., 100 Clearbrook Trail  Bracebridge  ON  -
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https://sites.google.com/site/muskokafencingclub/

muskokafencer@sympatico.ca
705-789-3935 

The second Annual Muskoka Summer Fun Fencing Tournament is on July 9, 2011. All participants must have a recreational CFF membership and OFA registered. See website for details. 

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

http://www.huntsvilletrainstation.com/

trainstation@surenet.net 
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.

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

fmo@farmersmarketsontario.com
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.  

Nature Visits Life and Earth Science Programs Inc.
435 Watson Ave.  Oakville  ON  L6J3W1
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://naturevisits.com/

info@naturevisits.com
905-844-9152 
4 to 10
Specializing in classroom presentations. Also offering outdoor programs. 28 years experience in the natural history education field. Topics range from skulls and rocks to birds and butterflies. 

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

http://www.niagarahistorical.museum/

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

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

http://niagaraitalianfestival.com/

thoroldtourism@bellnet.ca
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/ 

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

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

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

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

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

info@okw-arts.ca
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/

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

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

http://www.oneofakindshow.com/

janice@oneofakindshow.com
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/ 

info@ontarioplace.com
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/

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

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

http://www.orilliaspringblues.com/

jfecht@orilliapronet.com
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/ 

ovbg@oshawa.ca
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. 

Paint the Town Red
Memorial Park  Port Credit  ON  L5H1E9
Mississauga, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.paintthetownred.ca/

 
all ages
July 1, 2011 – Canada Day parade, music, BBQ, free kids’ activities, fireworks and more. 

Paris Fall Fair
Paris Agricultural Society

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

info@parisfairgrounds.com
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

museum@cityofpickering.com 
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. 

Planet in Focus – Video Production Camp
55 Mill Street, Case Goods Warehouse, Building 74, Studio 402  Toronto  ON  M5A3C4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.planetinfocus.org/

sarah@planetinfocus.org
416-531-1769 
all ages
The Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival Oct. 12-16, 2011 taking film submissions until June 17th. Industry Day, School Program, children and youth programs, many events. Also there’s the Youth, Camera, Action! Summer Video Program for ages 13 to 18 – completed projects premiere as part of the Green Sprouts Youth Filmmakers Showcase at the earlier mentioned film festival. Youth and Educational Resources, GreenSceneZ Toronto, school tours etc. 

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

info@poultryfest.ca 
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

office@pridetoronto.com
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!

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

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

info@railsendgallery.com
705-457-2330 

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

Rainbow Cinemas Birthday Parties
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.rainbowcinemas.ca/birthday_parties.php?theatre=Woodbine&b=Rainbow_Cinemas&/

marketsquare@rainbowcinemas.ca
416-214-7006  416-213-9048
all ages
Movies for kids and adults. Children’s birthday parties. Annual Midnight Movie Marathon on June 25th, 2011. Watch movies all night and help send kids to summer camp. 

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

jim.mccourtie@corusent.com
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. 

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

http://www.redpathsugar.com/

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

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

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

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

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. 

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  -
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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. 

Royal Conservatory of Music
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.rcmusic.ca/

conservatoryschool@rcmusic.ca
416-408-2825 
all ages
The finest music and arts education for over a century. Learning programs for people at all stages of their lives and learning. Also a first-rate performance centre with the launch of Koerner Hall and the Performing Arts division. 

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

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

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

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

http://holocaustcentre.com/

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

Scadding Court Community Centre (SCCC)
707 Dundas Street West  Toronto  ON  M5T2W6
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.scaddingcourt.org/

info@scaddingcourt.org
416-392-0335 
all ages
Programs for children of all ages, youth, adults and seniors. Also emergency and occasional child care, parent/child drop in programs, indoor park, school readiness, family math, peer nutrition, families reading together. Science and computer clubs, badminton, international cooking, creative puppet making, creative arts, basketball etc. Fusion young women’s program, young Muslim women’s program, newcomer youth recreation and leadership program, March break and summer day camps, LIT camp, Drama Interact Summer Camp and Young Wilderness Adventure program. 

Scarborough Arts Community Culture Connection
Scarborough Arts Council, 1859 Kingston Rd.  Toronto  ON  M1N1T3
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.scarborougharts.com/

info@scarborougharts.com
416-698-7322 
6 and up
Many programs for youth like CARES: a fully mobile, after-school program with digital equipment for youth ages 6 to 12 provided with no cost to the parent or hosting school! Phase 2 is a new collective of emerging Hip Hop artists – auditions close soon. The Borough Most Thorough is a series of music creation workshops for ages 14 to 19. I have a dream is a new dance collective movement for ages 15 to 19. The Bridging Project uses art interventions to connect communities. Also exhibitions, galleries and events. 

Scarborough Figure Skating Club
1967 Ellesmere Rd  Toronto  ON  M1H2W5
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.sfsc.on.ca/

scarboro.fsc@sympatico.ca
416-438-9508 
4 and up
Skating programs for all levels year round. Family Skate, Skating shows. Competitions, events, Mini-Olympics. 

Scotiabank BuskerFest
St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.torontobuskerfest.com/

info@torontobuskerfest.com
 
all ages
August 25th to 28th, 2011 in support of Epilepsy Toronto. See hundreds of street performers from around the world. Daredevils, magicians, high skill circus acts, contortionists, acrobats, aerialists, puppets, fire, silent comedy and more. Also many street vendors to shop through. See website for the fabulous Buskerball and special performances. 

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

416-391-5608 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/

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

Star Dance Academy
4637 Kingston Road, Unit 6  Toronto  ON  M1E2P8
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.stardanceacademy.ca/

info@stardanceacademy.ca
416-283-2572 
3 and up
Dance, music, swimming, summer camp and parties. Adult programs too. Camp for ages 4 to 10 includes dance, art, drama, music and swimming, theatre and games. Swimming lessons for ages 3 and up and recreational swimming for all ages and levels. Authorized providers of the Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Program. Dance disciplines of ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop for all ages and all levels. Piano lessons follow the Royal Conservatory of Music program for ages 5 and up including adults. 

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

http://www.stonegatechc.org/

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

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. 

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

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

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

Swansea Town Hall Community Centre
95 Lavinia Ave.  Toronto  ON  M6S3H9
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.swanseatownhall.ca/

frontdesk@swanseatownhall.ca
416-392-1954 

A diverse range of programs for children, parents/tots, youth, adults and seniors. Summer camps too! The building also houses the Swansea Memorial Library, Toronto Public Health Dental Clinic and has rental space for events, meetings, party room etc. See the website for programs, events and to get their newsletter. 

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  -
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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  -
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http://iriemusicfestival.com/

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

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

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

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  -
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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”.

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

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

Thinnox Design Camps
3120 Glen Erin Drive  Mississauga  ON  L5L1R6
Mississauga, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.thinnox.com/

info@thinnox.com
905-608-8446 
7 to 17
Design and technology school. After school programs for Gr. 5 to 12 in science, media arts, robotics, animation, game design and technology. Camps age 7 to 17 in summer, winter, spring, PA days. Also interior Design, fashion etc. Parties and events. 

TIFF Cinematheque
Tiff Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King St. W.  Toronto  ON  M5V3X5
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.tiff.net/cinematheque/

416-599-8433  1-888-599-8433
all ages
Year-round screening program showcasing Canadian and international cinema

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

http://www.beacheslions.com/

keith.begley@hkcommunications.ca
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.   

Toronto Chinatown Festival
287 Spadina Ave., Unit D,  2nd Floor  Toronto  ON  M5T2E6
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.chinatownbia.com/

administrator@chinatownbia.com
416-340-8900 
all ages
This annual event at the end of August is opened by the Lion Dance troupe. Over 100 corporate and retail booths. Multicultural folk art, entertainment, asian food, games, prizes, sampling, street market and celebrations. 

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

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

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

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

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

http://tiff.net/

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

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

info@italianfilmfest.com
416-657-0100 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toronto Public Libraries
Toronto Public Library Board

789 Yonge Street

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

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

Toronto Raw/Vegan Festival
918 Bathurst St   Toronto  ON  -
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www.TorontoRawVeganFestival.com
rawfood@rogers.com
905-476-0059 
all ages
June 11, 2011, from 10 to 8. Free festival of over 60 vendors and a full day of speakers and food demos throughout the day. Highlighted are raw, vegan foods, superfoods, take-out and packaged foods, clothing – organic, hemp and non-leather items. Also a variety of health practitioners – chiropractors, yoga instructors, holistic health care providers etc. 
Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club
1391 Lake Shore Blvd West,  Toronto  ON  M6K3C1
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.tscc.net/tsccjoomla/

SailingSchool@tscc.net
416-531-0403  416-533-5907
7 to 17
Learn-to-Sail and Paddling programs are offered for youth ages 7 to 17 late June to late August. Early drop-off/late pick-up and lunch programs available too. Club membership not required to enrol in the programs. See the website for the variety of programs including summer camps. There are also adult programs, club events, cruising program and races. Operators permit and licence courses too. 

Toronto School for Strings
85 Collier Street  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.torontoschoolforstrings.com/

info@torontoschoolforstrings.com
416-968-0303 

Lessons for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, guitar and electric bass. Opportunities to rehearse with a professional accompanist, play with small ensembles or orchestra. Private and small group lessons in theory. The store sells strings, rosin, mutes, metronomes, tuners, music books etc. Summer day camp too. Check website for the many programs. 

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

http://www.tso.ca/

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

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

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

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

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

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

University Settlement Music and Arts School
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  M5T1C3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.universitysettlement.ca/m&a.html/

anne.yardley@usrc.ca
416-598-3444 x 243, 244 
all ages
Providing affordable, quality music and arts programs for over 85 years. See website for list and bios of faculty. Programs are for absolutely everyone – see School Mandate section on website.Individual and group classes for piano, violin, viola, introductory cello, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, accordion, voice, drums and percussion, flute, recorder, ear-training and theory. Benefit concert is Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 7:30pm at St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St., Toronto. Admission is pay what you can, but $10. is suggested. All proceeds to be donated to the Music and Arts School. 

Village Day
Yonge and Lawrence   Toronto  ON  -
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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. 

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

http://www.waterfrontblues.ca/

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whimz Live Animal Programs
    ON  -
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http://www.whimzonline.com/

whimz@whimzonline.com
416-656-7894  416-658-5261

Live animal programs. Parties, after school programs, adult and tot classes, children’s classes, school programs and camps. Also pet boarding for small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, bugs and birds. 

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. 

Winter Woofstock
Historic Heritage Court & Hall F, Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princes Blvd. (Lakeshore Blvd. and Strachan Avenue)  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.winterwoofstock.com/

info@woofstock.ca
416-234-9663 
all ages
November 19-20, 2011, 10am to 7pm. Indulge in everything for your dog – fashion, food, furnishings, accessories etc. Fashion show and contests. Do your Christmas shopping early. Also High Tea event Nov. 21st at the King Edward for a doggy-themed party. So dress your dog for the holidays and register early. 

Wonderful World of Circus
2600 John Street, Unit 115  Thornhill  ON  L3R3W3
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.wonderfulworldofcircus.com/

wwcircus@hotmail.com
905-479-2411  1-905-479-2411

March, winter, Halloween, spring, gymnastics, circus arts classes, acrobats, trampoline, dance, fitness, moms and tots, kindergym. 

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. 

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

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

Yard Sale for the Cure
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 20 Victoria St., 6th Floor  Toronto  ON  M5A2N8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.yardsaleforthecure.com/

yardsaleforthecure@cbcf.org
416-815-1313 x 340  1-866-373-6313 x 340
all ages
May 28th, 2011. Annual fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Communities across Canada collectively hold yard sales and donate their proceeds to this important foundation. 

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.