Celebrate Spring with a trip to the village. Explore more than thirty-five heritage buildings staffed by authentically costumed interpreters and discover what life was like in earlier times and places.
In 2015, 28 Pavilions representing over 70 cultures located in various cultural and recreation centres in Mississauga will give visitors the opportunity to “travel the world” without leaving the City. During the three days, visitors moved from one Pavilion to another having their Passports stamped as they enter each Pavilion.
Once inside a Pavilion, visitors are surrounded by the sights, sounds and tastes of the country in which they are visiting. Each Pavilion depicts culture of the country of origin and provides a line-up of entertainment that is offered throughout the three days. Interactive entertainment including dance classes and performances, storytelling, skits, fashions shows, games, music, theatre and film allows each visitor opportunity to create their own personal idea of a “great” time.
There are activities in which children participate including music, storytelling and arts and crafts. Cooking classes and samples of each country’s food are showcased. Many Pavilions exhibit the art of their country and hold a marketplace where visitors purchase products and souvenirs of their Pavilion’s respective country.
The Kids Zone, a new addition in 2010 provides a kid friendly activity area including sports and fun filled activities for kids of all ages, plus musical entertainment from young performers.
The 16th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns offering free and rare access to more than 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
This year's theme, Sports, Recreation and Leisure, will offer attendees a sneak peek inside private and public recreational facilities used by its residents for sporting, recreation and leisure time ranging from indoor rock climbing facilities to dance studios and locations that are soon to become cultural or sporting tourism attractions.
Along with these buildings, some of the new sites constructed specifically for the TORONTO 2015 Pan American / Parapan American Games will also open their doors.
Visitors are encouraged to take part in free Walking Tours sponsored by the University of Toronto during the Doors Open Toronto weekend. Tours will delve deep into the stories, histories and architecture of a wide variety of neighbourhoods.
As part of Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront presented by the Waterfront BIA, Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating (HCSP) are offering free boat rides (weather permitting) and course discounts, with friendly staff on hand to answer any questions.
HCSP provides affordable and accessible boating for all, from beginner to off-shore, and are open to the public through their various courses, boat rentals, memberships, junior sail camps, and corporate and Caribbean programs.
Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront presented by The Waterfront BIA, is part of the 16th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf.
Avast ye mateys and hold on to your booty - there are pirates on the loose!
Swashbuckling and sword fighting freebooters will be busy looting and plundering along the Waterfront! If that doesn’t get your adrenaline going, board the 40-foot inflatable bouncy pirate ship located in HTO Park East (beside the Fire Hall) and slide into the belly of the pirate ship to bounce the day away.
For all landlubbers brave enough to approach, these pirates have a special giveaway to add to your treasure chest! Find them dockside and take a photo, brush up on your pirate facts, and learn about all the exciting features of Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront. Bring your camera and your eye patch! Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront presented by The Waterfront BIA, is part of the 16th annual Doors Open Toronto.
Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront presented by the Waterfront BIA offers the public a unique opportunity to tour the Toronto Police Marine Unit and see the fleet that is used in various rescue and response calls on Toronto’s many waterways.
The Toronto Police Marine Unit is the former site of the Toronto Harbour Police, and includes a nine slip boat house securing the Toronto Police Marine Fleet. Their fleet includes a circa 1939 Taylorcraft mahogany vessel designed especially for use in Lake Ontario. This "VIP" boat, the last remaining of its kind once used by the old Toronto Harbour Police, is still used to transport dignitaries on the lake for special occasions.
Visitors will be greeted by Marine Unit Officers who will guide them through the boat house to view various Marine Unit vessels. They will receive a short history of the Toronto Police Marine Unit and see different types of police vessels while learning what their functions are.
The Marine Unit is responsible for 460 square miles of Lake Ontario as well as all rivers, creeks, and waterways in Toronto. Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront presented by The Waterfront BIA, is part of the 16th annual Doors Open Toronto
There will be activities for children and rescue demonstrations throughout the day. Named for Toronto’s first mayor, the William Lyon Mackenzie Fireboat was built in 1964 by Russel Brothers Shipyard in Owen Sound, Ontario to provide marine fire protection, search and rescue on Lake Ontario, as well as ice breaking capabilities for Toronto’s ferries and the Islands. The Fireboat is docked at Toronto Fire & Marine Station 334 and operates 12 months a year.
Due to safety reasons, the vessel is not open for boarding. The Fireboat is 24 metres long and weighs approximately 150 tonnes with a Caterpillar Diesel engine producing 3,000 horsepower to achieve a top speed of 22 kilometres per hour.
The vessel has a modified Tugboat hull and five tonne crane as well as five water nozzles that can pump 50,000 litres of water a minute. The vessel is also equipped with radar, echo sounder, radio and daytime accommodation for the off-duty shift. In 2004, the vessel completed a $1 million refurbishment that will extend the in-service life by approximately 30 years. Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront presented by The Waterfront BIA, is part of the 16th annual Doors Open Toronto
The charter boat business is one of the main tourism attractions at the Toronto Waterfront and has a rich history. Visit ships from the Great Lakes Schooner Company (Challenge and Obsession III), Empress of Canada, Mariposa Cruises (Captain Matthew Flinders, Klancy II, Northern Spirit, Oriole, Rosemary and Showboat), Nautical Adventures (Empire Sandy) and Toronto Brigantine Tall Ships (Pathfinder and Playfair).
Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront presented by The Waterfront BIA, is part of the 16th annual Doors Open Toronto.
10 am -- 4 pm Americas Wetlands, Indo-Malaya Pavilion and the Americas Pavilion
Turtles around the world are threatened with extinction, but they are also some of the most honoured and celebrated creatures on earth. Join the Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme to discover the diversity of stories and cultures associated with turtles; learn how conservationists are helping to save turtles globally and how you can protect these amazing animals here in Ontario.
Explore the pavilions to meet live species from all corners of the planet, visit artistic classroom renderings of culturally-themed turtles, and learn to identify all eight of Ontario’s turtles to win a special prize!
Visit Americas Wetlands and come face to face with a giant turtle mascot, inflatable replicas of Canadian species, a turtle bouncy castle, face painters and more!
Children's Discovery Centre is Toronto's first and only children's museum, joining over 200 children's museums already in operation throughout North America.
Exhibits are designed by early childhood development professionals and parents specifically for young kids aged six and below, of all physical and developmental abilities, to play and learn in ten discovery zones focusing on: building, moving your body, nature, visual arts, dramatic arts, music, pets, nutrition, reading and "first discoveries" (for babies only).
The museum is a five-month pop-up pilot project, with plans to expand to a children's museum for ages 0 to 12.
Attend opening weekend for special giveaways, including Help! We've Got Kids books!
Sidewalk sales on Queen St. and at Ivan Forrest Gardens (Queen & Glen Manor) for entertainment and activities - break dancing, hula hoops, comedy & juggling, splatter paint crafts, face painting, music, karaoke and more!
A full night of community, study, singing, snacking and more! Over 50 sessions reinterpret and reimagine traditional Jewish texts and open up new community conversations. Come for the learning. Stay for the cheesecake.
Family Tikkun and Shavuot Dinner 5:30-7:30 pm $5/person Experience Shavuot as a family! Light kosher dinner, singing, storytelling and Shavuot activities with an Israeli flair - like the Kibbutzniks! Space is limited! Register by May 19th at 416-924-6211 x0.
KIDS Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot 8 - 11:45 pm, Ages 5-11 Come play @ the J – Shavuot Style! Come in PJs and stay up late! Let your parents learn while you play! Led by Camp Gesher/ Habonim Dror and the Downtown ShinShinim
TEEN Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot 8 - 11:45 pm In the Aerobics Studio Hang out @ the J – Shavuot Style! Led by Camp Gesher/ Habonim Dror and the Downtown ShinShinim Join in the general Tikkun throughout the night or find a place to hang out with friends and delve into Shavuot in an experience that’s tailored to you.
Did you know that High Park is home to the 4th largest remnant of Black Oak Savannah left in Ontario? Explore the Savannah, learn about the flora and fauna that reside here and be ready to get your hands dirty!
Event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! No pre-registration necessary, this is a drop-in event
Meet at: High Park Forest School 375 Colborne Lodge Drive - just south of Bloor St. West at High Park Avenue
Take the kids to Earthbound Kids for a spring Open House day. Kids will enjoy outdoor play, face painting, sports, meet the farm animals, a delicious BBQ lunch, crafts, and exploring & playing in our edible garden, animal petting areas, sports courts and other fun activities!
Parents can have a tour of the farm and learn about summer camp programs, after school recreational programs and awesome birthday party packages. Earthbound Kids offers summer camp programs for kids 4-12 years. Kids enjoy horseback riding, caring for animals, organic gardening, crafts and sports like hockey, soccer, basketball and swimming! They’ll learn a respect for their environment and enjoy free play time each day.
May 24, 2015 - May 24, 2015 Bad Dog Theatre- 875 Bloor Street West, Near Ossington Station
For Kids 10+ At Snack Music, we invite anyone from the audience to tell a short true story from their life. Then we puppeteer it for you, while you eat free snacks. Our puppets are formed from nothing more than raw vegetables and kitchen tools. Last time we we had an audience member who said the show was "Like a house party - except funnier and with more friends!"
This Sunday May 24th at Bad Dog Theatre, show at 730PM 875 Bloor Street West, Near Ossington Station Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Free snacks, cash bar.
Bring friends! or just borrow some once you get here.
A Prince? Ugly Stepsisters? It Must Be ...Well, You Know...Quick, name this ballet. Its narrative is created by an onstage storyteller sitting on the moon, who enlists the help of a young assistant to ply his leading character. A handsome prince makes his grand entrance sliding down a marble balustrade...followed by the mysterious young woman with whom he will fall in love ... followed by her two mean and ugly stepsisters.
Come join the Burlington Ballet Theatre for an afternoon of magic with CINDERELLA to a beautiful score of Sergei Prokofiev's music. BBT is a not-for-profit ballet organization synonymous in the community for quality and integrity of training over the past 26 years.
The company's mission is to introduce audiences to the beauty and artistry of Ballet world through the involvement of local children, teens and adults.
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