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July 2017

TO Canada with Love

Thursday, July 20 - Sunday, December 31

TO Canada with Love is the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday. The program is Toronto's cultural love letter to the country, offering a rich tapestry of more than 30 City-produced events taking place across the city throughout 2017.

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Wildlife Rescue at the Ontario Science Center

Thursday, July 20 - Monday, September 4
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Step into the rescue efforts with people who dedicate their lives to Wildlife Rescue. Journey to Africa and Indonesia at the Return to the Wild theatre and witness the dedicated efforts of caretakers who successfully raise and release young elephants and orangutans to the wild. Explore the innovative ways used to capture, raise and release endangered species back to the wild in the Species Recovery Center. Experiment with puppets, costumes and other techniques used to teach young animals essential survival skills. Take a simulated flight…

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Ultimate Thrills Circus

Thursday, July 20 @ 2:26 pm - Wednesday, July 26 @ 7:00 pm EDT

The Ultimate Thrills Circus will entertain guests with edge-of-your-seat thrills including a Motorcycle High Wire, Globe of Death, Extreme Trapeze and even a Human Cannon Ball! Dates: Daily June 29 - July 26 Times: M, T, W, TH, F, SUN at 3P, 5P, 7P and Saturdays & Holidays at 1P, 3P, 5P, 7P Location: International Showplace, Canada's Wonderland FREE with Park Admission

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$25

Shakespeare in High Park

Thursday, July 20 @ 2:26 pm - Sunday, September 3 @ 9:30 pm EDT
High Park Amphitheatre, 1873 Bloor St. W
Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3 Canada
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Canadian Stage Shakespeare in High Park: King Lear and Twelfth Night Directed by Alistair Newton and Tanja Jacobs Canada's longest-running outdoor theatre event celebrates its 35th year with bold new takes on two Shakespeare classics under the stars, with family-friendly pre-show programming presented throughout the summer on our 35th anniversary season. Get transported from the enchanted musical shores of Illyria in the madcap comedy of mistaken identity Twelfth Night, and to the divided kingdom of King Lear, one of the…

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Free General Admission

Ontario 150 Tour

Thursday, July 20 - Sunday, August 6
Ontario, ON Canada + Google Map

The ONTARIO 150 Tour presented by Redpath Sugar, will travel to six ports in Ontario this summer to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. ONTARIO 150 Tour travelling programs include: • The West Coast Lumberjack Show • Rhythm of the Nation - a completely unique interactive cultural hip-hop performance // Rythme de la Nation – une performance culturelle et interactive du hip-hop • The World’s Largest Rubber Duck which stands 61-feet tall and weighs in at 30,000 pounds. In addition to the…

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Pirate Ship Adventure

Thursday, July 20 - Sunday, July 30
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An event every month that begins at 2:26pm on day 20 of the month, repeating until Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Pirate Life Centre Island, 18 Avenue of the Island
Toronoto, Ontario M5J 2W2 Canada
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Ahoy Mates! Join the scurvy crew and live the Pirate Life: Adventure, Theatre and Cruise. An interactive adventure, become a buccaneer with costumes, face paint and a pirate alias! Board the 45 foot Transport Canada certified vessel in search of sunken treasure! Learn the ropes of the Pirate Life through storytelling and activities, witness a round of fisticuffs and sword fight, fire the cannons and send a scallywag off the plank! If yer lucky maties, ye’ll find treasure too! June…

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Celebration Canada 150

Thursday, July 20 - Monday, July 31
Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive
Vaughan, ON L6A 1S6 Canada
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Come celebrate our country’s 150th birthday with an exciting month-long celebration! Enjoy all-new Canadian-themed live entertainment, special events, traditional Canadian food, and much more! Celebration Canada 150 is included with Park Admission. Events include: West Coast Lumberjack Show, Freestyle Ski Aerials, Flying Frontenacs Stunt and Dive Show, Cirque Canadien, Starlight: Northern Reflections, Fireworks, The Great Canadian Fiddle Show, White Pine Dancers, Celtic Dancers, Street performers, Earth Rangers, Traditional Canadian food, Live music and more!

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Summer Eco Adventure Specials at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Thursday, July 20 @ 2:26 pm - Thursday, August 31 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z5 Canada
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Save $20 OFF - 9am (Earlybird) or 4:15pm (Happy Hour) Eco Adventure Tours at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures. Sunday – Friday (excludes all Saturdays, Aug 6-7). Experience treetop canopy walking and zipling on a 3-hour guided tour. Includes: 420’ suspension footbridge, treetop canopy walking on a web of platform decks, 300’ forest zip line, learn about the area ecosystems while exploring caves, caverns and lookouts, 1000’ escarpment zip line. Minimum age, height and weight restrictions. July 3 – Aug 31,…

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$25

Canada 150 Kids Workshop Series

Thursday, July 20 @ 2:26 pm - Friday, July 28 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Paintlounge Markham, 118 Main St. North
Markham, Ontario L3P1Y1 Canada
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To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we’re running a limited-time kids workshop series featuring four Canadian landscapes in the style of renowned Canadian artist, Ted Harrison! Explore our country from the West Coast Rockies, to the Yukon Inukshuk, to Ontario’s Niagara Falls, all the way to the East Coast Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick. Ted Harrison’s style can be summarized as bold and vibrant – depicting pink lakes, purple mountains and bright orange hills. Although his style is almost childlike, his…

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Summer Camp Taekwondo (Martial Arts)

Thursday, July 20 - Friday, September 1
Master Myung’s Taekwondo Academy in Stouffville, 5402 Main Street
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 1H3 Canada
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If you’re looking for a summer camp that will keep your child physically active while making friends, having fun, and gaining confidence, then this camp is right for you. It offers the right mix of learning, exercise, and fun. We have plenty of games, competitions and field trips planned along with our challenging training sessions. Myung’s Taekwondo Academy Summer Camp is a great way to introduce your children to Martial Arts. Our highly experienced coaches teach: respect, discipline, self-defense, confidence,…

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Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Thursday, July 20 - Saturday, August 5

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is 5 glorious weeks of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry. It's an all out spectacle of visual and performing arts. Join us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. We’re bigger and better than ever!

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$25

Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017

Thursday, July 20 @ 2:26 pm - Sunday, July 23 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Elgin County Railway Museum, 80 Wilson Avenue
St.Thomas, ON N5R 3R2 Canada
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All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017. Children everywhere can spend the day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into ST. THOMAS, ONTARIO

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Free

CBC Kids Days

Thursday, July 20
Canadian Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G5 Canada
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CBC is the place to be! Kids take over the Canadian Broadcasting Centre on Wednesday July 19th and Thursday July 20th, 2017, for two days of live performances, games, activities, crafts and much more. Meet the stars of Studio K, and many of your favourite CBC Kids friends. Registration is not required. Admission is FREE! We hope to see you there! 250 Front St. W 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on both days

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Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks

Thursday, July 20 @ 2:26 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 2:26pm, repeating until Sunday, August 20, 2017

Royal Botanical Gardens, 690 Plains Road West
Burlington, ON Canada
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If you love LEGO, you’ll love Nature Connects. Created with over 300,000 LEGO pieces, this exhibition features 14 sculptures by New York artist, Sean Kenney. Building with LEGO bricks is about balance and connections, much like the biodiversity of Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Summer Family Fun

Thursday, July 20 @ 2:26 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, M5S 1W7
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There’s lots to do every day this summer at the coolest shoebox in town! Kids visiting the museum will receive an activity bag that includes a sneaker key chain for decorating, an ISpy game to play in each gallery and a colourful temporary tattoo! There is also funky footwear to try on, the perfect opportunity to get a family selfie capturing your #BSMfamilyfun! Drop-in activities until 4 pm | Included in museum admission. | Perfect for children 3 – 12…

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HPO Rocks RBG

Thursday, July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-4
Royal Botanical Gardens – The Rock Garden, 1185 York Boulevard
Hamilton, ON L0R 2H9 Canada
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The iconic Rock Garden comes to life with a musical collaboration by the HPO String Quartet and electronic band Illitry, performing works by both classical and contemporary composers. Catch a mini guided tour of the Rock Garden during intermission. Admission to the Gardens is included with the price of ticket. Cash bar and concession items will be available for purchase prior to the concert and during the intermission. Adults = $30.00 Senior** / Student* = $21.00 Children = $15.00 (4-12…

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Free

Richmond Hill’s Ribfest

Friday, July 21
Richmond Green Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, L4S 1M5
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Richmond Hill’s Ribfest is a three-day outdoor festival that features professional rib teams travelling to Richmond Hill from across North America. Ribbers cook and compete for various Best titles including sauces and ribs. And, in addition to the many delicious food options, there is also live entertainment, a beer garden, children & toddler's fun zone with inflatables and an indoor children's activity area to enjoy!

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Free

Cultura Festival

Friday, July 21
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 28, 2017

Mel Lastman Square, North York Civic Centre
Toronto, ON Canada
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Cultura is a Free family friendly outdoor festival presenting Music, Art, Food and Film every Friday evening in July. Cultura celebrates Toronto’s rich diversity featuring world renowned Musicians, tasty international street food, explosive buskers and dance, interactive art activities, and evening film screenings under the stars.

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Free

BIG on Bloor Festival

Saturday, July 22 - Sunday, July 23
Bloordale Neighbourhood, Bloor Street West from Dufferin to Landsdowne
Toronto, ON Canada
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Crafts, story-telling, face-painting, buskers and opportunities for creative minds at play, featuring FIGMENT Toronto and the return of What A Ball! Join us on Bloor Street between Dufferin and Lansdowne for a car-free weekend, and West of Lansdowne along Bloor to the West Toronto Railpath for inspiring offsite installations. Toronto’s BIG on Bloor Festival, winner of Festivals & Events Ontario’s Top 100, returns for its 10th year with an expanded program, the inauguration of BIG Murals and BIG X, and…

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Caribana Junior Carnival and Family Day

Saturday, July 22 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
Neilson Park, 1555 Neilson Road
Scarborough, ON M1B 2P4 Canada
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Junior Carnival is an annual parade that gives children the opportunity to celebrate Caribbean culture and share it with their community. Young masqueraders dance through the streets in their brightly coloured costumes. This parade, similar to the Carnival is made up of a series of band leaders displaying costumes in competition. The Junior Carnival and Family Day event provides its audience and the surrounding community of Malvern the opportunity to experience the cultural presentation of young performers as they participate…

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The Waterfront Artisan Market returns to HTO Park this Summer

Saturday, July 22 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, October 7, 2017

HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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The Waterfront Artisan Market (WAM) presented by The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (BIA) and operated by Scadding Court Community Centre, returns to HTO Park this summer! Located at 339 Queens Quay West (between Rees Street and Lower Spadina Avenue), WAM will take place every Saturday from May 20 through Thanksgiving weekend, 11 am to 8 pm, rain or shine! Toronto’s own Waterfront open-air market features a carefully-curated mix of 75 local, up-and-coming artisans, crafters, chefs and bakers. Visit waterfrontbia.com for…

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Black Creek Community Farm Festival

Saturday, July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Black Creek Community Farm, 4929 Jane Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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Celebrating our 5th year anniversary! Don’t miss out on Delicious Food from our bake oven, Workshops, Activities, Fun for the whole Family and Enjoy our Exhilarating Scavenger Hunt Tour! Enjoy our Freshly baked Pizza in our wood-fired oven and Organic Fresh Produce For Sale. Free Shuttle BUS to the Farm from Jane and Finch July 22, 2017 | 12pm – 4pm.

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Ice Cream Day

Sunday, July 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
York-Durham Heritage Railway, Uxbridge Train Station, 19 Railway Street
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1E5 Canada
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Ride the train today and receive a free scoop at the Uxbridge station from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. As always, there is entertainment on the train for the whole-family to enjoy. The train departs Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon. Book your tickets online at: www.ydhr.ca

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Power Kids: Manikins Come to Life!

Sunday, July 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery hosts FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12. Each begins with a tour of the current exhibition and concludes with an art activity. The manikins in Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition 'The Milliner’s Daughter' appear as if they have been frozen in a tableau vivant – a living picture. After viewing and talking about the manikins in the exhibition, we will work in small groups – inspired by performance art – to invent a story, and…

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$15 - $26

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto Hosts The Ultimate Imagination Build-Off

Monday, July 24 @ 3:00 pm - Thursday, July 27 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Vaughan Mills, 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr.
Vaughan, ON L4K 5W4 Canada
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto is challenging kids and adults to go head to head in an ultimate creativity build-off, taking place July 24-27, 2017. Many believe that creativity declines with age and that kids have the upper hand when it comes to the imagination. To put this to the test and to reignite the imagination of kids through play, LEGOLAND® Discover Centre Toronto has set the build-off challenge. As expert playmakers that can teach parents how to play, the challenge…

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Tirgan Festival 2017

Thursday, July 27 @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, July 30 @ 6:00 pm UTC-4
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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The Tirgan team is excited to announce the arrival of its much anticipated sixth biennial Summer festival, July 27-30, 2017 in Toronto, Canada Once again we have the pleasure to partner with Harbourfront Centre, one of the most widely attended arts and culture centres in Canada, as our collaborator and venue for Tirgan 2017. In keeping with our tradition of adopting a theme, this time we have picked “benevolence” as the point of focus for the fine artistic and literary…

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Collingwood Elvis Festival

Friday, July 28 - Sunday, July 30
Downtown Collingwood, Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario Canada
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It may be the largest of its kind, but it’s also a friendly place with a real sense of community. That’s the beauty of the Collingwood Elvis Festival! Anyone who attends can let loose, release their inner Elvis and feel a little bit like The King.

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Quilts at the Creek

Saturday, July 29 - Sunday, July 30
Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Toronto, ON M3J 2P3 Canada
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Come and see the Village as you’ve never seen it before- covered in handmade quilts! Over 275 traditional and modern quilts cover, drape and adorn Black Creek Pioneer Village in a spectacular outdoor art experience! Trunk Shows What is a trunk show? Imagine getting to see a whole trunk of quilts made by one person and hearing the story behind their quilt journey! Trunk Shows will be held each day in the Town Hall. Check back in Spring 2017 for…

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Free

3rd Annual AlohaFest Toronto

Saturday, July 29 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm EDT
Mel Lastman Square, North York Civic Centre
Toronto, ON Canada
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Join us on Saturday July 29th at Mel Lastman Square from 11 am to 7pm as Hālau Hula I Ka Lā (“Hula School in the Sun”) presents the 3rd Annual AlohaFest Toronto, the city's original and only united celebration of Polynesian culture. At AlohaFest Toronto, we share the Aloha spirit with over thousands of people through engaging cultural performances, fun kids’ crafts and unique items available at the AlohaFest Marketplace. AlohaFest Toronto is one of the few places in the…

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Free

HorseCapades

Saturday, July 29 @ 11:00 am - Thursday, August 17 @ 2:00 pm EDT
CNE Horse Palace, 15 Nova Scotia Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3 Canada
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It's the unofficial kick off to the Canadian National Exhibition! HorseCapades is a FREE, fun and educational exhibit that introduces the young and the young at heart to the magical world of horses. Children have the chance to get up close with horses, learn about grooming and shoeing, participate in fun activities such as guessing a horse’s weight and saddle up for free pony rides. In addition to the interactive experiences, don’t miss the HorsePower Live! show – a high-energy…

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Jr. Jays Saturdays

Saturday, July 29 @ 1:07 pm EDT
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Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J1 Canada
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Every Saturday Home Game at the Ballpark, with the exception of Canada Day, is a Jr. Jays Saturday presented by Boston Pizza. Kids 14 and under can visit our Jr. Jays Zones on the 100, 200 and 500 levels to take part in many fun activities that will keep them entertained up until the eighth inning! Don’t forget – kids can run the bases just like the pros following the game.

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2017 Toronto Easter Seals Regatta

Sunday, July 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
RCYC Launch, 150 Cherry St.
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3L1 Canada
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For the past 27 years, the Toronto Easter Seals Regatta has been raising funds for Easter Seals Ontario and giving kids with physical disabilities a chance they don’t often get, the opportunity to ride the waves on the Toronto Harbour.

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Heritage Train Ride

Sunday, July 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
York-Durham Heritage Railway, Uxbridge Train Station, 19 Railway Street
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1E5 Canada
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Hop on board and enjoy a ride in one of our heated/air conditioned heritage coaches from the 1950's and enjoy our doors open baggage car. There is entertainment on the train for the whole-family to enjoy.

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FREE with Park Admission

KidZfest

Monday, July 31 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday, August 6 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive
Vaughan, ON L6A 1S6 Canada
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Join us for a special celebration just for kids, at KidZfest! Live entertainment, foam pits, and MARVEL© Superheroes will take over KidZville for the entire week! Location: KidZville, Canada's Wonderland Dates: July 31 - August 6 Times: Daily between 12pm - 8pm FREE with Park Admission.

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Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC! 2017

Friday, August 4 - Monday, August 7
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The all new Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC!™ 2017 coming to Etobicoke under the Magnificent Big Top will showcase a circus tradition that goes back to medieval times. The all new Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC!™ 2017 is coming to Woodbine Shopping Centre, August 4-7, 2017 for a total 10 amazing shows. The internationally renowned acts include the thrilling Argentinian High Wire, the Aerial Motor Cycle Cyclone, the Acrobatic Strap & Silk act, beautiful Zerbini Liberty Horses, a Hula Hoop…

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Global Village: We Are Our Story

Friday, August 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
High Park Amphitheatre, 1873 Bloor St. W
Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3 Canada
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Free family festival @ Shakespeare in High Park Explore the world around you at this free family festival devoted to the stories that make up our Global Village. This festival is an immersive, multi-disciplinary celebration of the land we share, through activities and experiences for the whole family, including live music, dance, craft workshops, food tastings and storytelling at the High Park Amphitheatre. Global Village occurs alongside Canadian Stage’s 35th-anniversary season of Shakespeare in High Park.

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Art & Music Ontario Festival

Friday, August 4 @ 3:00 pm - Monday, August 7 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Ontario Place, 955 Plakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Canada
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The Art & Music Ontario festival celebrates a diverse range of Ontario art and music in honour of the province’s 150th anniversary. This free admission 4-day festival will showcase Ontario’s artsy side with lots of activities, entertainment, food and drink. So join us, enjoy beautiful works of art, and maybe get a little creative yourself. For more information, please visit www.ontarioplace.com August 4: 3pm – 11pm August 5: 10am – 11:30pm August 6: 10am – 11pm August 7: 10am –…

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407 ETR Free Community Weekend at Rogers Cup

Saturday, August 5 - Sunday, August 6
Aviva Centre, 1 Shoreham Drive
North York, Ontario M3N 3AG Canada
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Presented by National Bank – Looking for the perfect boredom buster over the summer holidays? Be sure to keep the August long weekend open on your calendar as the 407 ETR Free Community Weekend at Rogers Cup presented by National Bank provides the perfect opportunity to get your kids out of the house and having fun. The best part? It’s FREE admission for the whole family on August 5 & 6 at York University’s Aviva Centre. There’s something to keep…

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