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!
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.
"Matilda" is the multi award–winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Dodgers, inspired by the beloved novel by Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
SAVE $20-off Eco Adventure Tours this fall. This offer excludes Saturdays and October 8-9-10, 2016. View spectacular autumn foliage while treetop canopy walking and forest/escarpment zip lining on a 3-hour guided tour. Age /height /weight restrictions apply. Coupon discount is valid for up to 5 people. Coupon required to receive the discount upon arrival (download from the website; mobile screen coupons not accepted).
Last season’s award-winning show for babies, which transforms everyday objects into fabulous, fanciful phenomena, returns by popular demand!
One Thing Leads to Another is sure to engage, stimulate and delight baby and parent or adult companion alike. Participants will sit on mats on the floor enabling adults to interact closely with their infants. YPT has made special arrangements to accommodate parents, with a special stroller station, diaper changing station and a quiet area.
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 3 TO 12 MONTHS, BUT SUITABLE FOR UP TO 24 MONTHS
By Jordan Tannahill, directed by Erin Brubacher & Cara Spooner Concord Floral is a million square foot abandoned greenhouse and hangout for neighbourhood kids. Something has happened there. Something nobody wants to talk about. Concord Floral re-imagines Giovanni Boccacio’s masterpiece The Decameron in a contemporary Toronto suburb, in which ten teens must flee a plague they have brought upon themselves. An ensemble of youth performers from across the country tell this acclaimed portrait of contemporary teenage life. Recommended for ages 12 and up (some mature content)
SHOWTIMES VARY BY DATE September 27/28/29 - 8:00pm October 1/4/5/8/12/13/15 - 8:00pm Fridays - 7:00pm October 1/2/5/6/8/9/12/13/15/16 - 1:00pm
Come one, come all, to Canada’s largest four-day agricultural fair! This fair is jam-packed attractions, events, competitions, and performers. If a monster truck show, So You Think You Can Cook At The Fair competition, extreme cowboy demo, newborn farm animals, and buskers weren’t enough, brace yourself for a thrill a minute at the World’s Finest Shows midway with over 40 rides for thrill-seekers young and old. There’s a giant ferris wheel, the Scrambler, Tilt-A-Whirl, a haunted mansion – and flying elephants for the little ones. With all that excitement, will you be able to stay up for the fireworks show every night after dusk?
Visit Toronto School of Art to learn more about what we’re about! Take a glimpse inside our art studios and enjoy displays of student work. TSA will be offering a free, drop-in style printmaking workshop suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Light refreshments will be served.
Visit us for our Introductory Workshop of LEGO® WeDo™ ROBOTICS (Ages 5-8) or LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 (Ages 9-17), now available on Saturdays and Sundays! This Saturday October 1 or Sunday October 2, 2016 come by IRIS and experience what our full program have to offer for only $29.99.
Join our hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) based workshop where participants will build their own Lego robots and program it to control its actions using visual drag and drop programming. Participants will further explore math and science concepts outside of the classroom and create real world connections in an interactive learning environment.
Course Objectives: LEGO® WeDo™ ROBOTICS Engaging Kids in Critical Math, Science & Programming Skills through Robotics Build an understanding of basic science concepts related to robotics Apply the processes of scientific inquiry and engineering design Build skills in science, engineering, and technology Use the tools of technology to enhance their learning Explore related careers in these fields Apply the skills and knowledge they are developing to new challenges. Integrate Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics using STEM Education concepts: Engineering process Time management Project management Problem-solving and teamwork LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3
Introduce students to more challenging programs using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 and other sensors Programming using the NXT-G graphical programming language using Data Wires Using advanced blocks for mathematical analysis Programming simple control systems Data analysis Integrate Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics using STEM Education concepts: Engineering process Time management Project management Problem-solving and teamwork The programs conducted at IRIS are not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by LEGO® Education or the LEGO® Group. Register at: http://www.iriscanada.com/
For over 40 years, Toronto School of Art has fostered the inherent capabilities of its students through an educational model that revolves around artists teaching artists. We are excited to announce our future location on Ryerson Avenue. We want to introduce ourselves and get to know YOU - our future neighbours. Meet faculty, students and administrators. Participate in free, community workshops, Life Drawing and Dreambooks, led by TSA Artist Instructors, enjoy some food (provided by: Kanto by Tita Flips), and let us know what you would like to see in an alternative art school. All are welcome!
Celebrate a weekend of delicious Latin food, authentic entertainment, exciting vendors and lots of caliente dancing at this year’s Woodbine Latinfest. Taking place October 1-2 at Woodbine Mall in Etobicoke, Woodbine Latinfest will feature the very best in Latin culture.
Experience Latin American cultures with an all star cast of Latin bands and artists. This fantastic lineup will include Grupo Niche from Colombia, El Rey Tulile from Dominican Republic, De la Guetto from Puerto Rico, Fulanito, and Nina Sky. With the Latin community in Toronto bigger than ever, Woodbine Latinfest will also feature various local artists. Some of the hottest performances will include Fito Blanko, DJ Danny Castro, Looch Bodega, Manny Cardenas, DJ Mechon, Tatyana D’Voce and many more.
In addition to great food, drinks and live music, guests can practice their dance moves with Bachata Swing and dance alongside SAMBA Heat, two of Toronto’s hottest Latin acts that will keep family and friends dancing all weekend long. Indulge in a variety of unique Latin plates including Bandeja Paisas, Empanadas, Arepas, Pupusas, Tacos, and Tamales, among others. With various of exhibitors, so many talented vendors, ongoing entertainment and a full day of fun, the Fest will surely please all those who attend.
Price: One day-$25, Weekend Fee $40, & kids under 8 are free* Tickets available at www.universe.com/woodbinelatinfest2016. Information Line: 416-674-5200
The Maplelea Seasonal Store is coming to Yorkdale! For over 13 years, Maplelea has been offering Canadian-themed 18-inch dolls, doll clothes and accessories, and matching girl and doll clothing. Join us at our Grand Opening Event on October 1st to experience Maplelea first hand! First 50 customers will receive a $10 coupon towards their purchase that day! Giveaways! Free Craft! Free Gift with Purchases over $25! Refreshments and Entertainment! If you want a sneak peak, we are open for business now. We can’t promise all our tools will be put away, but we CAN promise we’ll be more than happy to help you!
Join us at the Toronto Coin Expo for our FREE Educational Workshop, and learn what collecting is all about.
10:00 a.m. Chris Boyer • Setting Kids’ Imagination on Fire A workshop for the young (and young at heart!) who want to learn more about what beginners can collect. We will also see how chocolate coins are made, which are “strikingly” similar to how the Mint makes coins! Chocolate coins (as well as real ones) will be available to sort into your collection. Free to young collectors in attendance at the Coin Expo!
10:45 a.m. Jeff Fournier • Setting Collecting on Fire A fun-filled workshop designed for adults and kids. Learn how to en¬courage kids to take up the hobby of coin collecting. Participants (Kids & Adults) will learn about ‘setting the kids’ imaginations on FIRE’
IT IS A FUN INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION AND A MUST ATTEND!!
Reserve your spot today! (recommended for kids 8+) Contact: Jared Stapleton 416-604-9410 [email protected]
It's the 50th Anniversary of Charlie Brown's It's The Great Pumpkin, and Canada's Wonderland is celebrating it with the ultimate fall festival - Camp Spooky! This family-friendly daytime event is held every Saturday and Sunday in October and includes Halloween-themed live entertainment, three mazes, trick-or-treating, and so much more! Your favourite rides will be open during the day, including KidZville and Planet Snoopy kids' areas. Camp Spooky runs every Saturday & Sunday in October and is included with Park Admission.
A day of fun for all! Musicians, bouncy castle, magician, face painting, vendors, raffles, food, cake and more! Entry is free! Tours to meet our beloved animals start at 11.30 am, 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm.
Wishing Well Sanctuary is a learning centre for humans and a place of healing for animals. A 51-acre property, Wishing Well provides opportunities for personal growth through programs such as summer camps for kids, humane education and yoga and meditation wellness programs.
Five years ago, 9 cows and 5 sheep stepped off a truck and made Wishing Well Sanctuary their permanent home. Since that time the Wishing Well family has grown to 70 animals - cows, horses, pigs, goats, ducks, sheep, donkey, and Lightening the llama. Wishing Well Sanctuary is centered on caring for abused farm animals, providing a home where they can live the rest of their days in peace. So come and join us!
Join us as we mix, measure, and discover together! From pulleys and gears to slimy experiments, we will 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.
Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $9.00 each (max of 3 children per adult registered).
Spend some quality time with your family to create a Jack-o-lantern that can be lit up with a candle on Halloween night! These pinch pot projects will be something that you can bring out each year and are a fun way to spend time together as a family.
Cost is for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $20.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants. Cost: $40 Age: 4+
Come and taste a little history! Warm, soft, crusty – bread is the delicious theme of this day. Learn how different types of breads are made in hearths, woodstoves, and the bake oven. Samples will be available.
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