Thursdays–Sundays matinees and evening performances all ages
Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 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 books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical!
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is Canada’s largest annual community event.
Taking place over the 18 days leading up to and including Labour Day, the CNE offers a wide variety of entertainment and events including Bandshell concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, a dog show, a working farm, parades and a three-day Air Show, all of which are FREE with admission to the CNE. Midway rides and games, wacky fair food as well as international food and shopping are also popular highlights of this major Toronto event.
Over the course of its 18 day run, the CNE attracts more than 1.3 million people each year.
Join KINDER® SURPRISE® at the CNE this summer for some memorable fun the whole family will love! KINDER® is offering the opportunity to capture and share your family smiles at its amazing interactive photo Smile Booth and much more!
The KINDER® Krew will be unwrapping smiles in Kids’ World! Take a photo in the interactive KINDER® Smile Booth, unwrap a KINDER® SURPRISE® egg and be a part of the fun!
Re-imagine our MATERIAL WORLD at this captivating, interactive exhibit for children, families, and educators.
Construct and deconstruct nature’s wealth. Delve deep into the story of stuff. Make the invisible visible. An exhibit crammed with seriously creative opportunities to think, learn and play! $18/day kids and adults
On opening night, come to the KNOWLEDGE SWAP: a shared discussion about the way we live and learn in our Material World. Featuring Rebecca Wortzman, parent/educator, who revolutionized her own life after witnessing a powerful transformation in one of her students. Tues., Sept. 1, 7–9 pm. $10 per adult. Pre-registration highly recommended due to limited space.
Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world—a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai. The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary.
Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.
Cirque du Soleil will perform in Toronto with Varekai for its last stop in North America. Tickets are $50–$120; visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/varekai or call 1-855-985-5000.
FAN EXPO CANADA™ boasts the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Canada, the third largest in North America. It is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrity guests including Tom Kenney (Adventure Time, Spongebob Squarepants), Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time), Mike Tyson (Heavyweight Champion of the World), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars Episode V & VI) and more! The all-ages pop culture convention expects to host over 127,000 fans at 750,000 sq ft of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Originally called the Burlington Ribfest, Canada’s Largest Ribfest is in its 20th year! The event features 20 “ribbers” and a stage with blues and country performers. It attracts more than 175,000 rib-lovers annually! Organized by the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore.
A Ribfest Shuttle is available from the Burlington GO Station.
This year, the Hot & Spicy Food Festival celebrates its 18th anniversary. Culinary experiences shape all aspects of global culture and food continues to thrive as a central method of cultural expression. Let's explore global cuisine as innovations in food production and preparation move toward a highly specialized art form.
Highlights: Party Mix on a Stick: Chefs from across Toronto compete to reinvent the ultimate Party Mix… but on a stick. Don’t miss their delectable creations. Saturday, September 5,3:30–5pm Fire and Ice: Global popsicle and shaved ice, 2.0. Sunday, September 6,3:30–5pm
Music: Finland’s YouTube sensation Steve ‘n’ Seagulls will perform covers of crowd-pleasing metal songs, from ACDC to Iron Maiden, with their distinct bluegrass sound. Saturday, September 5,9:30–11pm, WestJet Stage
Films: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be featured as part of the edible film series playing all weekend. Saturday, September 5,9:30–11 pm
Join us at Artfest Toronto at the Distillery September 4-7 on Labour Day weekend. It will be great fun to take a free art workshop with Sabrina Parrish in the Artfest Kids tent. We will be located on Gristmill Lane at the Historic Distillery District. All ages welcome.
The 34th Anniversary of Hispanic Fiesta in 2015 is ready to fill Mel Lastman Square with the splendid sounds, tempting treats and colourful culture that the Hispanic heritage is famous for. Hispanic Fiesta will feature the best known local & International Hispanic performers covering 20 different countries, that speak Spanish.
The Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) is Canada's largest and longest-running aviation display; and one of the largest air shows in North America! Over its six-decade-plus history, the CIAS has been proud to feature many air show 'firsts' including appearances by the Concorde, F-22 Raptor, the V-22 Osprey and more! Powered by the incredible efforts of almost 200 volunteers, the CIAS continues to thrill air show fans from around the world with its diverse line-up of aviation awesomeness each Labour Day weekend as part of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).
• Breitling Jet Team from France • CF-18 Hornet Demo • F-16 Fighting Falcon (Viper) • U.S.A.F. Heritage Flight • The Spitfire, which commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain • CF Snowbirds
The Canadian Polish Congress would like to share its vibrant culture with you! Visit our festival for an inclusive, innovative and exciting experience. Engage with interactive activities and exhibits. There will be lots to do for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Join in the fun!
Stage performances including live music, folk dance groups and other entertainers
Games and activities for children
Traditional Polish cuisine, as well as a beer tent and BBQ
Engaging exhibits and vendors throughout the day
Art Exhibit to showcase visual arts, acoustic music and live poetry
“Biesada”: sing-along with live music and entertainers
The Lantern Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival, is a vastly celebrated holiday throughout East Asia. Tet Trung Thu, as it is known in Vietnam, provides families with a chance to gather and celebrate the end of the summer harvest by eating moon cakes, lighting lanterns, and gazing at the moon and stars.
It is in hopes that we bring you this celebration to allow all families from every cultural background to explore the meaning of the Vietnamese Lantern Festival as it is seen through the perspective of the Vietnamese community. Take this chance and explore new horizons while enjoying new cultural foods, entertainment and activities!
The WoofJocks are a team of professional dog trainers and, of course, their very talented dogs. They offer 30-minute, variety-type shows that are both educational and entertaining. Great for the whole family! See pawsway.ca for details.
Join us for Ninjago Days! You must pre-purchase your tickets to be guaranteed entry for this event!
NINJAGO: Learn the art of Spinjitzu and help Sensai Wu and all of the ninjas find the Four Golden Weapons of Ninjago before the evil Lord Garmadon and his skeleton army.
Things to Look Forward to: 1. Meet Kai, the Red Ninja of Fire: He will make periodic visits throughout the day 2. Airjitzu Challenge: Be amongst the first to experience the Airjitzu Flyers with exciting build, practice and trick zones 3. Minifigure Trading: Bring in a Minifigure to trade with one of our employees 4. Costume Challenge: Wear your best Ninja outfit and and be part of the action 5. Scavenger Hunt: Challenge yourself to find the Ninjago Minifigures scattered throughout our MINILAND 6. Ninjago Factory Brick: Receive a unique Ninjago LEGO brick (while supplies last) 7. Master Builder Academy: We will have a special build for the duration of this event
Psst! If you're an Annual Pass Member, come join us for an EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW on September 5 from 9 am to 10 am before doors open to the general public!
Catch the Moblees on tour at the Toronto Zoo. The mighty Moblees will be moving, twisting, hopping and singing during this free 20-minute outdoor show in the Waterside Theatre.
What better way to have fun and get outside and active than with the kids’ CBC Moblees! The Moblees will also be doing meet-and-greets at the front entrance Courtyard Stage periodically throughout the day from 11:30 am to 3 pm.
Open Streets TO is the city’s largest free recreation program. The streets are opened to people and closed to cars. The streets become “paved parks” where people of all ages and abilities can come out and improve their health.
The program extends along Bloor Street from Christie Street to Parliament, and south on Yonge Street to Queen Street. In addition to these streets, 6 parks and spaces along the route will be programmed with activities put on by members of the surrounding community.
Open Streets TO is focused on promoting physical activity and exploring our city in healthy and fun ways. There will be no outside vendors (i.e. there won't be any food trucks and/or stalls). All purchases made by Open Streets TO participants will be made at established businesses along the route.
Highlights include: DJ booth with hip-hop and breakdancing hourly yoga classes free smoothies live music face-painting, balloons, sidewalk chalk, and ball hockey Royal Conservatory of Music performances Zumba square dancing hula hooping kids' sports activities
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