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April 2017

TO Canada with Love

Sunday, April 23 - Sunday, December 31
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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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Free Saturday Swim with Atlantis and Pedalheads

Sunday, April 23 @ 5:48 am - Sunday, May 28 @ 1:00 pm EST
Brown Jr Public School, 454 Avenue Road,
Toronto, M4V 2J1
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Atlantis and Pedalheads is hosting a Free Swim every Saturday from 11:00am to 1:00pm for children of any age! Parents are welcome to enjoy the free swim with their child as well. We will have life guards and highly qualified instructors on site during the free swim as well. Come out and enjoy a free swim on us!

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$6.00

Exhibit: Exploration & Survey – Our part of the Story

Sunday, April 23 @ 5:48 am - Saturday, April 29 @ 5:00 pm EST
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Gormley, Ontario L0H 1G0 Canada
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This exciting exhibit recounts the amazing career of David Thompson, “the greatest land geographer who ever lived.” A surveyor and trapper for both the Hudson’s Bay Company and the North West Company...

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TIFF Kids presents: digiPlaySpace

Sunday, April 23
TIFF Bell Lightbox`, 350 King St. W
Toronto, M5V 3X5
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TIFF Kids presents digiPlaySpace: Toronto’s interactive playground where kids can control a robotic arm, paint with light, learn to code using physical blocks, and more! The 2017 edition of digiPlaySpace is an immersive learning experience, surrounding visitors and delighting the senses with the world's most innovative, imaginative, and entertaining media creations.

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Lake Country & Springwater Tap into Maple

Sunday, April 23 - Saturday, May 27
Tap into Maple

Running until May 27. Located in Central Ontario and only a short drive from the GTA, Ontario's Lake Country and Springwater are the perfect place for maple trees, and celebrating all things maple.

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Spring Trail Pass Special at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Sunday, April 23 - Sunday, April 30
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z5 Canada
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Spring outdoors! Spring trail pass special for all ages until April 30, 2017. Hike the nature trail to Southern Ontario’s longest Suspension Bridge for panoramic views of Georgian Bay. Hunt for clues at key locations on the Scavenger Hunt. Admire the artistry of the life-sized wooden sculptures. Swing, slide and climb at the Children’s Adventure Playground. Open daily (including Easter weekend) from 9am-5pm (last admission 3:30pm). Weather permitting. Details: http://www.sceniccaves.com/spring-trail-pass-special/

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ROM’s Dinosaur Gallery

Sunday, April 23 - Sunday, April 30
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Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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ROM Dinosaur Gallery

Stand in the shadow of mighty T. rex… or underneath Gordo, the enormous Barosaurus… or beside our famous hadrosaur Parasaurolophus. No matter what the first stop on your dinosaur journey will be, you'll enter a gallery showcasing one of the world's best collections.

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Book Eco Adventure and Save $30 at Scenic Caves

Sunday, April 23 - Sunday, April 30
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z5 Canada
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Save $30-OFF an Eco Adventure for tours scheduled between May 6 – October 29, 2017 (excludes all Saturdays and holiday weekends) reserved during April. Experience treetop canopy walking and ziplining on 3-hour guided tours. Height/weight/age restrictions. Limit of 5. Date and tour time must be reserved when booking. Telephone reservations only: (705) 444-8230. May not be combined with other offers or group discounts: conditions apply. Note: there are no tours in April. Details: http://www.sceniccaves.com/book-may-oct-2017-eco-adventure-and-save-30/

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$10 - $14

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

Sunday, April 23
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3X5 Canada
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Come celebrate children’s cinema from around the world! Showcasing the best in Canadian and international cinema, the TIFF Kids International Film Festival is the can’t-miss event for families this spring.

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Munschtime!

Sunday, April 23 - Sunday, May 14
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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The beloved stories of acclaimed children’s author Robert Munsch – including Love You Forever, Murmel Murmel Murmel, Pigs, A Promise is a Promise, and Too Much Stuff – come to life on stage to delight young theatregoers. YPT will offer American Sign Language (ASL) Shadow Interpreted performances.

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Backyard Living Expo

Sunday, April 23
Backyard Living Show

A one-of-a-kind show is coming to The International Centre in Mississauga this spring, just in time for backyard, patio and barbecue season - grilling enthusiasts, green-thumbers, landscapers, home renovators and virtually anyone with an interest in backyard furniture, patios, decks, and more will come together for a jam-packed weekend at the Backyard Living Expo!

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Toronto Zoo Party for the Planet

Sunday, April 23
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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What better place to implement sustainable actions to help wildlife than in your own backyard! Join the Toronto Zoo in our Earth Day Celebrations and learn about greening and naturalizing your backyard and community for wildlife.

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Party for the Planet™ at Ripley’s Aquarium

Sunday, April 23 @ 5:48 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Ripley’s Aquarium, 288 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9 Canada
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Party-for-the-Planet

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada will be partying for the planet on April 22-24 from 9am to 3pm. Party for the Planet™ is our way of celebrating Earth Day as well as fostering environmental education activities, amazing animal encounters, and fin-tastic family fun!

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Tyrannosaurs Meet the Family

Sunday, April 23
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An event every day that begins at 5:48am, repeating until Sunday, April 30, 2017

Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Road
Kitchener, ON Canada
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Tyrannosaurus meet the family

Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family, an innovative, hands-on immersive exhibit showcasing the newly-revised tyrannosaur family tree. Come face to face with life-sized dinosaur skeletons, including ‘Scotty’ the Tyrannosaurus rex and one of the oldest tyrannosaurs, Guanlong wucaii. Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family makes its North American premiere at the Waterloo Region Museum in Kitchener, Ontario.

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$49

Barbie High Tea Party

Sunday, April 23
Petite and Posh, 8611 Weston Rd Unit 28
Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 9P2 Canada
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Join us at Petite and Posh on Sunday April 23rd |10am & 12pm sessions for our Barbie High Tea Party! With over 155 careers and counting, from mermaid to movie star, pet vet to police officer, fashionista to fairy Princess Barbie’s countless choices encourage girls to dream big. Petite & Posh is delighted to present Barbie You Can Be Anything High Tea to inspire all our guests. -Create your own inspiration board -Be Yourself Dance Party -Bring your fave Barbie…

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Biomechanics: The Machine Inside

Sunday, April 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sunday, May 7, 2017

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Biomechanics: The Machine inside OSC

Shrimp that can break through glass? Spider webs that are stronger than steel? Sharks that use their snouts to sense the electrical impulses of their prey? This new exhibition reveals the incredible ingenuity behind evolution and adaptation through real specimens, lifelike models and interactive experiences.

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$2 - $5

Drop, Swap & Shop: An Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8 Canada
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Evergreen drop, swap & shop

Drop unwanted electronics, Swap for new treasures and Shop at our Etsy Maker’s Market full of items you can’t find anywhere else at Evergreen's Drop Swap and Shop: an Earth Day Celebration!

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Battle of York Weekend

Sunday, April 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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Spend some time with one of the actual survivors of the Battle of York! Now on display in the special collections Vault at Fort York's new Visitor Centre, the original Regimental Colours of the 3rd Regiment of York Militia who fought gallantly against American invaders at the Battle of York fought on April 27, 1813. After many years, the colours have returned to Toronto for permanent public display. Produced by the young women of York during the War of 1812,…

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Earth Day Don Walk: Spring in the Valley

Sunday, April 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8 Canada
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Spring is here, and plants are awakening from their long winter naps. Join Evergreen on a guided plant walk as we explore the spring time landscape. While en route, we'll show the Valley some love and collect litter. Please wear good walking footwear. Feel free to bring your own gloves for the litter pick-up. Evergreen will provide litter pick-up materials. This event is sponsored by TD Canada.

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Downsview Park Earth Day 2017

Sunday, April 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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Celebrate Earth Day at Downsview Park! Register for a tree planting and join us for many outdoor activities, including a birds of prey demonstration, campfire, park tour and more!

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Celebrate Earth Day at Earthbound Kids

Sunday, April 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada
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Earthbound Kids Spring Open House

Join us this April at Earthbound Kids to enjoy some fun on the farm and help us get ready for Earth Day! Our spring Open House will include outdoor play, sports, meet the farm animals and other fun Earth month inspired activities.

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FREE with Museum admission

Family Fundays: Earth Matters

Sunday, April 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Celebrate Earth Day at the ROM. Participate in hands-on activities, visit with live insects, learn about the connection between Monarch butterflies and Milkweed! AND MORE!

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$5

Earth Day Bike Obstacle Course

Sunday, April 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8 Canada
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Gear up and test your skills on our bike obstacle course! The obstacle course is appropriate for ages 3 to 83. Try the skinnies, hit the ramps, or just wind your way through the cone course. Children’s bikes without training wheels are available for ages 6 and up. Balance bikes are available for ages 3 to 5. While we provide some instruction and monitoring of the course, parental supervision is required during obstacle course use. This obstacle course is presented in…

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Battle of York Walking Tours

In addition to the scheduled demonstrations and activities at the fort, there will be a special walking tour focusing on the Battle of York. This tour will begin at the canteen/museum store at Fort York, using the Fort, Garrison Common and areas of the original shoreline to highlight the dramatic battle that took place here 204 years ago. Regular admission applies. Sunday, April 23 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Earthbound Kids Spring Open House

Sunday, April 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada
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Earthbound Kids Spring Open House

Join us on April 23 at Earthbound Kids to enjoy some fun on the farm at our Spring Open House! Our spring Open House will include outdoor play, pony rides, sports, meet the farm animals, BBQ lunch and other fun family activities! Parents can tour the farm and learn about great summer camp and after-school programs, as well as our awesome birthday party packages! FREE!

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Clay Activity: Earth Day

Sunday, April 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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April 22 is Earth Day! Celebrate on April 23 by recreating elements from the natural world using clay, seeds, and leaves. Let’s welcome the spring and reconnect with the environment by using the Earth’s most primal medium: clay. Clay demonstrations will take place at 11:30 am at 1:30 pm. Admission is free for visitors 18 and under every day!* *Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and each accompanying adult must purchase a general admission…

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Multicultural Dance and Art Festival

Sunday, April 23 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 Canada
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Children of all ages are invited to International Children’s Day- Multicultural Dance and Art Festival, on Sunday, April 23 at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto.

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Harlem Globe Trotters at the Ricoh Coliseum

Sunday, April 23 @ 2:00 pm EDT
Hershey Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Place
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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The Original Harlem Globetrotters dribble into the GTA for 3 games. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.

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ROMKids Junior

Wednesday, April 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Inspire your toddler's imagination and sense of discovery as you explore the ROM's collection of art, history, and nature through the eyes of a child.

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$17

The BabyTime Show

Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30
International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E8 Canada
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Toronto’s longest running, most highly anticipated baby and toddler event – The BabyTime Show, presented by Babies “R” Us, is back and better than ever. Returning to the International Centre in Mississauga April 28-30, the show features more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest spring/summer must-haves and all things prenatal to preschool! Expect fun yet informative talks and Q&A sessions from top pregnancy and parenting experts including baby sleep-specialist Nanny Robina Find out how to properly install your…

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Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival

Saturday, April 29
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Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival

Every year the sleepy town of Elmvale explodes in a celebration of Nature’s rites of Spring – the running of liquid gold – Ontario Pure Maple Syrup. The town transforms into a shoppers’ mall.

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$59 - $69

Sleepovers at the Ontario Science Center

Saturday, April 29
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Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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GRAB YOUR SLEEPING BAGS!

Join us for an extraordinary night of science!

A Sleepover at the Science Centre is a great group event, an unforgettable family outing and a unique indoor camping experience.

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$25.50

Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock

Saturday, April 29
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd
Toronto, Ontario
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Put on your water-wings and jump into a swimsational adventure! The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock n’ roll with some totally fin-tastic tunes, but when a special band member goes missing, the show can’t go on! With a little help from Mr. Grouper and giggly little fish, Molly, Gil, and the whole gang embark on an adventure as they search every corner of their underwater world for their missing friend! Featuring rockin' music, comedic high jinks, and audience…

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Muskoka Maple Festival

Saturday, April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Downtown Huntsville, 37 Main Street East
Huntsville, P1H 1A1 Canada
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The Muskoka Maple Festival is celebration of local maple syrup! Experience all things maple starting March 13 on the Maple Trail and join us for the Festival on April 29th! The festival begins with the “Muskoka Maple Trail” from March 13 to April 29. This is a seven week-long Maple Harvest of featured maple locations including, sugar shack tours, maple-inspired cuisine, beverages, products, and much more! The grand finale of the harvest will be the Muskoka Maple Festival on April 29,…

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Education 70th Anniversary Open House

Saturday, April 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Royal Botanical Gardens, 690 Plains Road West
Burlington, ON Canada
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In 1947, our education programming started with a few hundred participants taking part in lectures, films, a tree ID workshop, and a children’s gardening program.

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Watershed Wide Cleanup Event

Saturday, April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Marie Curtis Park, 2 Second Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Please join us for our annual spring cleanup blitz. Help us get rid of plastic bags, bottles, cans and other litter along the trail. Working together, we can make a huge impact!

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Bloor West Kids Fun Day

Saturday, April 29 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Join us for a day of fun! We will have activities, games and more. We will have workshops throughout the day as well. Some may require pre-registration. Event is free and open to all ages!

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YMCA Cedar Glen’s Healthy Kids Family Fun Day

Sunday, April 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre, 13300 11th Concession
Schomberg, Ontario L0G 1T0 Canada
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Come and join us for a fun day of food, fun and outdoor activities for families and everyone of all ages! It's also a great opportunity for those thinking looking for a summer or school break camp or already registered to see the site.

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Tile Painting: All That Glitters

Sunday, April 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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Janet Macpherson’s porcelain work in the exhibition Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary seldom relies on color or decoration, but sometimes the artist uses a touch of gold glaze. This Sunday, we’ll paint white and gold tiles inspired by her work. Admission is free for visitors 18 and under every day!* *Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and each accompanying adult must purchase a general admission ticket. Children cannot be left unattended at any time.

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May 2017
$25

Mother’s Day Kids Worskhop @ Paintlounge Toronto East

Tuesday, May 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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Paintlounge Toronto East, 1173 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1L5 Canada
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Take your child to our Mother’s Day Kids Workshop (1.5 hours) and show Mom how much her family loves her with a love note on canvas using our tape art technique! This workshop is intended for children ages 5-12 (a parent or guardian must stay with the child). Each workshop includes the canvas, all painting supplies and materials. $25 + HST for a 12×12″ canvas; if you want to upgrade to a bigger size, you can do so at the…

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Mother’s Day Kids Worskhop @ Paintlounge Markham

Wednesday, May 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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Paintlounge Markham, 118 Main St. North
Markham, Ontario L3P1Y1 Canada
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Take your child to our Mother’s Day Kids Workshop (1.5 hours) and show Mom how much her family loves her with a love note on canvas using our tape art technique! This workshop is intended for children ages 5-12 (a parent or guardian must stay with the child). Each workshop includes the canvas, all painting supplies and materials. $25 + HST for a 12×12″ canvas; if you want to upgrade to a bigger size, you can do so at the…

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$25

Mother’s Day Kids Worskhop @ Paintlounge Toronto

Wednesday, May 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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Paintlounge Toronto, 784 College Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Take your child to our Mother’s Day Kids Workshop (1.5 hours) and show Mom how much her family loves her with a love note on canvas using our tape art technique! This workshop is intended for children ages 5-12 (a parent or guardian must stay with the child). Each workshop includes the canvas, all painting supplies and materials. $25 + HST for a 12×12″ canvas; if you want to upgrade to a bigger size, you can do so at the…

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Parents’ Night Out

Friday, May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
My Gym Markham, 50 Anderson Avenue, Unit 14
Markham, ON L6E 1A6
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parents night out - Mymo

Drop your kids off for three hours of non-stop fun at My Gym Children’s Fitness Center. Children have a blast as they participate in tons of games, relays, sports, gymnastics and more! PLUS Pizza Dinner is included!! Perfect for children ages: 3 – 10 years old. Friday, May 5th, 2017 Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm Spaces are limited and full payment is required to reserve your spot. Register online at https://www.mygym.com/markham/articles/4762 or give us a call at 905-780-7700 or 289-301-7700 (ext…

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Fossil Realm Open House & Sale

Saturday, May 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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Fossil Realm, 60 Basaltic Road, Unit 18
Vaughan, ON L4K 1G7 Canada
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This is an incredible opportunity to come face to face with prehistoric life dating back to 500 million years ago! Hold a huge Megalodon shark tooth from the largest predatory fish that ever lived. See giant salamander like amphibians that grew as large as a car. Marvel at trilobites, iridescent ammonites, fossil fish and dinosaur teeth! An amazing collection of stunning minerals is also on display from giant amethyst geodes to delicate quartz crystals and shimmering labradorite. Budding geologist and…

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Earthbound Kids May Open House

Sunday, May 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada
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Earthbound Kids Spring Open House

Join us on May 7 at Earthbound Kids to enjoy some fun on the farm at our May Open House! Our spring Open House will include outdoor play, pony rides, sports, meet the farm animals, BBQ lunch and other fun family activities! Parents can tour the farm and learn about great summer camp and after-school programs, as well as our awesome birthday party packages! FREE!

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