Sharing Dance is Canada’s National Ballet School’s flagship community outreach initiative offering free dance programs for all Canadians—to get healthy, active and artistically engaged. Featuring multifaceted programming and supported through a collection of free online resources.
Join rehearsals Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the months leading up to Sharing Dance Day, a free nationwide dance celebration on June 2, 2017 that will showcase your hard work in a community performance.
Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this supercali-fragilistic-expialidocious musical adventure!
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical!
At Toronto’s interactive playground, kids can control a robotic arm, paint with light, learn to code using physical blocks, and more! The 2017 edition of digiPlaySpace is an immersive learning experience, surrounding visitors and delighting the senses with the world's most innovative, imaginative, and entertaining media creations.
Solar Stage's annual Munsch show tradition continues! This brand-new play is based on five books: Get Out of Bed; Roar; We Share Everything; No Clean Clothes; and Pyjama Day. This performance promises Mr. Robert Munsch's signature sense of humour that makes even grown-ups feel like kids.
Solar Stage's Munsch shows are presented with minimalistic design, maximum athletic display and a try-this-at-home attitude that highlights the spirit of play characteristic to Mr. Munsch's work and the versatility of our performers.
Winter Stations is now in its third year, bringing temporary public art installations to The Beaches, exhibited to celebrate Toronto's winter waterfront landscape. The winners of the Winter Stations International Design Competition in 2017 will have their designs displayed for all to enjoy this winter.
This year's theme is Catalyst. In 2017, this seems especially fitting in this time of international political, social and cultural search for a better way forward.
Enjoy the great outdoors as you walk along a marked path detailing the making of maple syrup. The festival includes demonstrations, wagon rides, kids' games and activities, twilight tours (separate admission), and of course pancakes and maple syrup.
The festival takes place at four conservation areas, each with its own schedule of activities: Bruce's Mill (Stouffville), Island Lake (Orangeville), Kortright (Woodbridge), Terra Cotta (Halton Hills).
Pinocchio makes its full-length balletic world premiere this season with The National Ballet of Canada. It is a wildly funny, often moving and sometimes even dark re-telling of one of the most captivating and enduring of all children’s stories, recapturing the adventures of the famous wooden boy with brilliantly inventive choreography and unforgettable stagecraft.
Stepping Out Theatrical Productions presents 13, The Musical.
Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast paced, preteen New York City lifeand plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce weeks before his bar mitzvah. Surrounded by simple-minded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order.
Featuring an unforgettable rock score by Tony Award–winning composer Jason Robert Brown, this high-energy musical will feature a cast made up of some of York Region's most talented teenagers.
Evening performances at 7:30 pm; matinees at 1:30 pm.
On the YPT Mainstage, Boys With Cars explores issues around unchecked male privilege, female empowerment, and what constitutes consent—important subject matter to consider in these turbulent times.
Contrasting the experiences of an Indo-Canadian high school girl trying desperately to fit in with the life of the popular girl who seems to have everything, the show offers a compelling fusion of dynamic theatre and classical Indian dance.
The Toronto Storytelling Festival is one of the largest celebrations of the arts of voice and story in the world. This year brings 10 days of concerts, storytalks, and workshops with some of the finest storytellers from Canada and around the globe.
Events take place at public libraries and other venues around the city. Some are free, some require a small admission fee.
This classical ballet showcases the extraordinary beauty of traditional ballet in its purest form.
Artistic director Bengt Jörgen has set his production in the picturesque seascape of the Louisbourg Fortress in Nova Scotia. Company members will dance to Tchaikovsky’s famous score in lavish 17th-century-inspired costumes by acclaimed designer Robert Doyle. The ballet's striking sets by award-winning Canadian designer Camellia Koo reflect the beauty of Canada’s national heritage parks.
A down-and-out floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name.
Ages: 4 and up Showtimes: Fri. 7:30 pm, Sat. 3:30 and 7:30 pm, Sun. 4 pm Tickets: $55–$65; buy tickets online
This enduring children’s classic, performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Canada's renowned Platypus Theatre, tells the story of a rare and silent bird who lives in hiding. One day, her life is forever changed when she meets a magician who takes her on a musical journey through the history of western music in search of the perfect song.
Meet other young families, share a meal, and enjoy a Havdalah celebration at Beach Blast. Fun for families with children up to age 7 includes volleyball, tug of war, fun in the sand, pizza dinner and Havdalah ceremony.
Come to the Markham Museum to mix, measure, and discover! From pulleys and gears to slimy experiments, explore the science behind some of our favourite things. These workshops specifically allow families to engage together in hands-on activities that explore science in the world around them.
Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March when the park's annual Maple Syrup Festival gets underway.
Interpreters in 1890s costumes demonstrate different historical ways of collecting and making maple syrup. You learn how to make fresh maple sugar and enjoy a stick of delicious maple taffy before visiting with farm animals in the yard.
Kids can have fun at the family activity centre with lots of exciting games. Visit the Spruce Lane Farmhouse living history museum, browse the Maple Gift Shop, and hop on a wagon to the Pancake House for fresh pancakes and sausage.
This annual festival in the Durham Region includes train and wagon rides, self-guided and guided educational tours, sap and syrup tastings, campfire in the sugar bush, and the Pancake House and Barnyard Playland (weather permitting).
At the Pancake house, dig into pancakes with real maple syrup, maple muffins, butter tarts, sausage and hot coffee, tea, and cocoa.
Additional dates: April 1–2 *Additional weekends in April, weather-permitting
Families always look out for each other. Babies and moms, dads, and even friends make up animal families in the wild. Come and find out how they share and play, stay safe and grow in their wild world.
Parents will take part in this interactive learning experience helping their youngster discover how animal families survive in the wild. Program will consist of educational playtime, craft(s), activities, songs/poems and a short animal encounter.
$18 member, $20 non-member (for 1 adult + 1 child of program age in the same family); additional adults are welcome to attend—general admission will apply at the front gate
Girls can code, design and make their ideas come to life using a variety of different software. The challenge: find a way to support local and international artisans through technology.
During this 3-hour hackathon, girls will be divided into teams and work collaboratively, while being mentored by their team leader. Girls will learn how the power of technology can change the lives of others (and themselves!), and understand the importance of keeping arts, craft and creativity alive. No experience necessary!
Students must bring their own laptops and chargers
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