On a summer day in 1862, ten-year old Alice and her two sisters were told a story about a little girl, a white rabbit and a trip down a hole into an astonishing world. The tale of Alice’s adventures underground became one of the best-selling books of all time and this beloved story is brought to life in a newly commissioned adaptation, written especially for the Shaw acting company.
Delight in the stunning visuals and theatrical magic as we meet the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Mock Turtle and the Queen of Hearts and watch Alice try to make sense of this world of grown-up nonsense.
A magical, musical experience for adults and children alike!
Summer is here, and you know what that means? Farmers' markets galore!
Get outside and enjoy some of the best farmers’ markets Toronto has to offer. Not only will there will be tons of local, organic, and delicious food, there will also be great kid-friendly activities, live entertainment, and surrounding family fun. Many markets are also located near parks, which means you can make a whole day of it by grabbing lunch at the market, and playing all afternoon in the park.
Here is a list of 30 farmers' markets in the GTA, including our Top 10. We also included suggestions to help keep the kids happy and busy. Find one near you!
Join the crew and search for sunken treasure on a 50 foot pirate ship! Complete with costumes, face paint and pirate names, your family will have lots of fun living the sea farin' life and firin' the water cannons!
C.S. Lewis’ classic fantasy novel The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe has been enchanting children for several generations since its first appearance in 1950. This year, the Stratford Festival brings the famous story of Narnia and its inhabitants to life at the Avon Theatre, adapted for the stage by Adrian Mitchell and directed by Tim Carroll.
Starring Sara Farb, Ruby Joy, André Morin and Gareth Potter, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe follows the adventures of the Pevensie children, who discover a magical closet that leads to the land of Narnia at a professor’s countryside house. There, they meet Aslan, a talking lion, and the White Witch, the evil queen of the land.
Fun for the whole family! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Reserve your spot today!
The Voice of Toronto's Waterfront, The Singing Ambassadors Inform and Perform!
The triple award-winning Singing Ambassadors presented by The Waterfront BIA return for their fifth year on Toronto’s Waterfront. Eight lively ambassadors will be performing impromptu a cappella renditions of classic summer hits and offering assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors.
The 2016 Singing Ambassadors are Asha James, Dan Lord, Erin Horan, Ewura-Abena Bourne, Hugh Ritchie, Jackson Smylie, Reuven Grajner and Stephanie Hotchkiss. They are split into two quartets that will perform ten a cappella summertime favourites in key locations and busy daytime spots along the Waterfront.
The Singing Ambassadors help to make the Toronto Waterfront a welcoming destination and have a positive impact on the newly revitalized pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood. The program is made possible with assistance from Canada Summer Jobs.
The TD Toronto Jazz Festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals produced annually by Toronto Downtown Jazz, a Canadian registered charity. What began in 1987 as an eight day showcase of jazz now attracts in excess of 500,000 loyal patrons annually over 10 days.
Attractions include more than 400 performances with over 2000 musicians performing at approximately 50 locations around Toronto. The heart of the Festival is now located at Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of downtown Toronto with an impressive 1,200 seat fully-licensed Mainstage Marquee and outdoor stage.
When pirates show up on Jenny’s doorstep, she agrees to help them find their treasure on one condition – they have to take care of her baby sister. But shiver me diapers, these bumbling pirates mess everything up! How will they ever make this cranky baby happy? Everyone knows that Pirates Don't Babysit! Presented as part of the Toronto Fringe, this is an event you cannot miss out on!
One of Fringe's most popular festival offerings is FringeKids – programming daily theatre performances at the George Ignatieff Theatre. Check their FRINGEKIDS GUIDE for more details.
As part of FringeKids, come experience our FringeKids Club, where we offer free activities, creative play stations, and open air performances daily. FringeKids is the place where kids can stay and play all day!
As always, the theatre performances are offered for only $5 for kids, 12 and under. $12 for adults.
Thurs 1 pm and 7:30 pm Fri, Sat 12 pm, 4 pm, 7:30 pm Sun 1 pm and 5 pm
The Shrine Circus Spectac! 2016 is coming to Ontario the summer of 2016 . It’s been a family tradition for four generations of Canadians and it’s an experience your family shouldn’t miss.
Everyone loves the circus. Kids are fascinated by the acrobats, clowns, and animal performers. Parents, you’ll be a kid again, seeing the wonder of the circus through your son’s or daughter’s eyes. Grandparents, you’ll be brought back to your first visit to the circus all those years ago and feel connected to your grandkids by an exciting life experience shared with them.
A searing battle for justice and revenge — and a young man's passionate quest for his place in the world. A wildly funny fairy-tale about a young woman who'll do anything for love — and a young man who'll do anything to escape her.
For its 34th Season in Toronto's High Park, Canadian Stage presents Shakespeare's greatest tragedy Hamlet, and bold and brilliant romance All's Well That Ends Well on alternating evenings throughout the summer. Pack a picnic, bring your friends, and come enjoy this indispensable outdoor theatre tradition
Kick off your summer with The 2016 Toronto Ribfest on Canada Day weekend. Enjoy the greatest ribs ever made, as well as new gourmet food trucks, and other specialties. With live entertainment, music, a Kidz Zone with free magicians, face painting, and a midway with new rides, this is an event you cannot miss! Invite your family and friends and celebrate Canada Day!
Thu from 3 pm–11:30 pm Fri–Sun from 11 am–11:30 pm
Oh Canada Ribfest takes place on Canada Day weekend every year, in Waterdown's Memorial Park. Come out for the ribs and stay for the live music, vendors in the Rotary Marketplace, family activities, and fireworks. Don't miss out!
Kid-friendly fun includes snakes, dancers, a skate jam, a family-fun zone, bubble soccer, a reptile show, a carnival, and more!
A new destination for visitors and a premium weekend outing for people across the city, the Waterfront Artisan Market (WAM) brings together a carefully curated mix of 50 top artisans, crafters, chefs, and bakers. This unique open-air market will take place over six weekends at HTO Park.
Explore new items and foods from exciting up-and-coming vendors. Browse and shop for finely crafted jewellery, unique works of art, delicious foods, and artisanal gifts.
Indulge in freshly made colourful donuts, hot pastrami, lemonade, limeade, ices, and slushies, all while shopping from local businesses at the Waterfront Artisan Market.
Celebrate the nation’s birthday along Burlington’s waterfront. Bring your national pride to celebrate Canada Day and enjoy free Canadian-inspired activities and entertainment all day at Spencer Smith Park.
The day kicks off with a run in the morning and the fun goes into the night with great entertainment and fireworks at 10pm.
Richmond Hill's Canada Day celebrations, dazzles thousands of residents every year with an exciting day full of live entertainment, food concessionaires, a beer garden, children’s village and teen zone, a marketplace, artist exhibit and midway, and one of the largest municipal fireworks displays in the region!
Kid-friendly fun includes a midway, inflatables, a children's village for arts and crafts and face painting, and a teen zone with board games, life size maze, arts and crafts, ping pong, selfie zone, and more!
Watch Juno nominated singer-songwriter Scott Helman as he takes the stage to bring this fun-filled event to a close in style!
Canada's premier Zoo and Parks Canada want you to join them this Canada Day as they celebrate Canadian species! Drop by the Parks Canada Front Courtyard Kiosk and pick up your Parks Canada Xplorers Booklet.
Practice your skills in observing and appreciating your "wild" Canadian neighbours including some of their iconic Canadian species in the Tundra Trek and Canadian Domain exhibits. Once your booklet is complete, return to the Parks Canada Kiosk to receive your special Parks Canada souvenir.
Be sure to drop by and visit the ONLY giant panda cubs in Canada, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue, and wish them a Happy Canada Day!
Canada Day is the largest celebration hosted by the City, with an expected attendance of over 100,000 people! Highly anticipated each summer, this year’s event will cover 80 acres and include midway rides, inflatable amusements, a petting zoo, paddle boats, a fireworks show, live performances, and much more! Be sure to attend and take part in this longstanding Brampton tradition.
Breakfast from 8 am–12 pm Kanata Celebration from 11 am–4 pm Fireworks at George Richardson Park at 10 pm
Come celebrate Canada's birthday with neighbours, family, and friends at the Kanata Summer Festival: Canada Day Event! Join in on the fun, family friendly activities happening all day! This event features a pancake breakfast, inflatable bouncers, rock climbing, pony rides, food vendors, nd live entertainment including "Fresh Horses - Salute to Garth Brooks and Country Music". Continue to celebrate in the evening with hot air balloon rides, inflatables, a live performance from the Newmarket Citizen's Band, and an amazing fireworks display.
Introducing the new Canadian Exhibition – The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris!
The exhibition is curated by comedian, musician, actor, and writer Steve Martin in collaboration with Cynthia Burlingham, Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs at the Hammer Museum, and Andrew Hunter, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art at the AGO.
The core of the exhibition features more than 30 of Harris’ most significant and rare northern landscapes from the 1920s and 1930s, drawn from major public and private collections across Canada including the AGO, the Thomson Collection of Canadian Art at the AGO, the National Gallery of Canada, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
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