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August 2017

TO Canada with Love

Sunday, August 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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The Waterfront Singing Ambassadors Inform and Perform this Summer

Sunday, August 20 - Monday, September 4
HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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The triple award-winning Singing Ambassadors presented by The Waterfront BIA return for their sixth year on Toronto’s Waterfront. Eight lively ambassadors will perform impromptu a cappella renditions of classic and modern summer hits and offer assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, from 11 am to 6 pm until September 4. Visit www.waterfrontbia.com for more information. The 2017 Singing Ambassadors are Aisha Barrow, Erin Horan, Crystal Huang, Asha James, Daniel Lord, Russel Niessen, Jackson…

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Free Cardio Kids Fitness Class (ages 7-13 years) Wednesdays 6:20pm

Sunday, August 20 - Wednesday, August 30
My Gym Richmond Hill, 9301 Bathurst Street
Richmond Hill, L4C 9S2
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My Gym Richmond Hill/Vaughan is excited to offer a free trial in our Cardio Kids fitness class! Children ages 7 – 13 years old are invited to join us for a complimentary Trial Class on Wednesdays from 6:20-7:20pm. Limit one (1) trial class per child. Spaces are limited so please register in advance online or contact My Gym Children’s Fitness Center by phone to register. Children in this age group are bombarded by sedentary distractions such as TV, iPods, the…

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Free Cardio Kids Fitness Class (ages 7-13 years) Mondays 6:20pm

Sunday, August 20 - Saturday, September 2
My Gym Markham, 50 Anderson Avenue, Unit 14
Markham, ON L6E 1A6
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My Gym Markham/Stouffville is excited to offer a free trial in our Cardio Kids fitness class! Children ages 7 – 13 years old are invited to join us for a complimentary Trial Class on Mondays from 6:20-7:20pm. Limit one (1) trial class per child. Spaces are limited so please register in advance online or contact My Gym Children’s Fitness Center by phone to register. Children in this age group are bombarded by sedentary distractions such as TV, iPods, the internet,…

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Beginner Drawing (Free Trial Class)

Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - Sunday, August 12, 2018 @ 2:30 pm EDT
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive #1
Markham, L3P 7R4
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Book a Free Trial: Beginner Drawing runs every Sunday from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. The instructor will demonstrate fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading, blending, colouring, inking, and explain principles such as proportion and composition. Students will work in various dry media such as pencil, pen, coloured pencil, marker, and pastel. Suitable for ages 7 - 11. Once a registration form is filled out, someone from our team will reach via email to find a date that works for…

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TD Markham Jazz Festival 2017

Sunday, August 20
Unionville Main Street, 157 Main street Unionville
Markham, on L3R 2g8 Canada
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The TD Markham Jazz Festival is an exciting and vibrant five-day event featuring well known professional jazz musicians performing on three stages on beautiful Main Street Unionville, in Markham. The Festival starts on Wednesday August 16 with a ticketed Opening Night concert, including a reception and silent auction at the intimate Varley Art Gallery. From August 17 – 20, Main Street comes alive with 30+ free performances all day and evening on outdoor stages, on the street and in bars…

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ArtWalk in the Square

Sunday, August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
CF Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd
North York, Ontario M3C 3R6 Canada
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For 19 years the Artists' Network has been showcasing ArtWalks in Toronto featuring local artists in fine art outdoor festivals. We are pleased to announce that, once again, we will be at the CF Shops at Don Mills to host ArtWalk in the Square, anticipating over 65 established and emerging artists exhibiting painting, photography, mixed media, printmaking, drawing, glass and sculpture. It is a dynamic and fun event, free and open to the public, visitors and the community can experience…

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Burlington Children’s Festival

Sunday, August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON Canada
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Come celebrate Burlington's annual Children's Festival with a birthday party! Join us as we celebrate being a kid.

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Movies Under the Stars at Blue Mountain

Monday, August 21
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until Thursday, August 31, 2017

Blue Mountain Village, Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2 Canada
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Movies Under the Stars! Starting July 4 through to September 2! Every Monday and Thursday starting at dusk in the Village Events Plaza. Arrive early to explore the Village, then pull up a Muskoka Chair, sit back and enjoy Box Office Hits!

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Back to School Readiness

Monday, August 21 - Thursday, August 31
Oxford Learning, Richmond Hill South, 9011 Leslie St #201
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3B6 Canada
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At Oxford Learning Richmond Hill South, located at the corner of Leslie and Highway #7, we help with tutoring programs for school subjects in EVERY grade. Let us help get your child ready before start of the new academic year. Register now to take advantage of our early bird discount. We are accepting registrations for the new academic year and offering 10% discount for month of September to all early bird registrations. Call now 905-709-4545 to reserve your time slot.

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Earthbound Stables Open House

Tuesday, August 22 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Earthbound Stables, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, Ontario Canada
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Earthbound Stables Open House

Please join us for an Earthbound Stables Open House! Come ONE, come ALL... meet our horses and staff and see our stables! Visitors can watch lessons and demonstrations, as well as enjoy pony rides and tours. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our riding school programs, PA day camps, and everything we offer. Our August Open House is sure to be a great time for all!

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Free Flicks: Pacific Rim

Wednesday, August 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-4
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Look, sometimes you just want to watch robots punch monsters for a couple of hours. And sometimes you want to watch giant robots punch giant monsters. Guillermo Del Toro’s all-in effects fest, made right here in Toronto with an international cast that includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day is here for you. Directed by: Guillermo Del Toro Rating: PG

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Movie Nights at Celebration Square

Thursday, August 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm EDT
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Every Thursday Night until Aug. 31
Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON Canada
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Let’s Stargaze! Grab a blanket and join your friends and neighbours under the night sky at the City’s biggest outdoor theatre. From throwbacks to blockbuster hits, this year’s Movie Nights line-up includes Storm Troopers, Wizards and Lego Superheroes. Get a taste of the action with our pre-show LIVE with Khaled I. at 7:30 p.m. Movie Line-up: Thursday May 25 – The Secret Life of Pets Thursday June 1 – The Karate Kid Thursday June 8 - Ghostbusters Thursday June 15…

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TAIWANfest 2017

Friday, August 25 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday, August 27 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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These Spintop Kids have honed their craft for decades - watch their amazing performance of precision spin tops, landing on platform towers, running along metal wires, and even landing on helmets and the palms of the audience! Remember to breathe at Extreme Diabolo, where this Taiwanese youth brings Chinese Yo-Yo to a whole new level of performing arts with elements of traditional martial arts. Come to the Numbers Salon for a "Number Painting” workshop where you too can easily create…

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Woodbine Ribfest

Friday, August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until Sunday, August 27, 2017

Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd
Toronto, Onta M9W 5L2 Canada
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Join us at Woodbine Racetrack on August 25-27 for the Woodbine Ribfest. Enjoy a weekend of delicious ribs and BBQ, food trucks, live country music and thrilling horse racing that you don’t want to miss! Admission is only $5 (cash only at the door) and children 12 years and under are free. On August 26 at 9:30 PM, come witness the fight of the century! Sit back with some ribs while watching the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight live in the…

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Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest 2017

Saturday, August 26 - Sunday, August 27
Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough ON
Scarborough, Ontario Canada
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It’s BACK!! It’s BIGGER!! It’s BETTER!! The 6th annual Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest, taking place on August 26-27, 2017 inside Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre, brings you live musical performances, exciting entertainment from local and international artists, mouth-watering ethnic cuisine, vendor exhibitions and marketplace, visual arts, drum and dance workshops, kid’s zone, dance competitions, prize giveaways, business expo and much more! The event is FREE and welcomes over 25,000 people from across Canada and internationally. "Celebrating our Diversity"…

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The Waterfront Artisan Market returns to HTO Park this Summer

Saturday, August 26 @ 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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Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival

Saturday, August 26 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT
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There's a Party Brewing... Join the town of Creemore for some good old fashioned family fun and help celebrate the brewery, the town and the beer! There will be live music, great food and drink, brewery tours, kids’ activities, classic cars & much more!

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Wild Wonders

Saturday, August 26 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday, August 27 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4
Blue Mountain Village, Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2 Canada
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Edutainment with an animal flair! Free-flying birds of prey, indigenous animal and reptile shows, street performers, live music, creepy crawly scavenger hunt, hiking and lots more!

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Downsview Park Nature Connection

Sunday, August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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A FREE nature program for families. Connect with your natural world and come out to Downsview Park! All ages are welcome.* Downsview Park staff will take you on a free indoor/outdoor Park program based on nature-themed topics to get you exploring the natural world, starting with Downsview Park! Each two-hour program will explore a natural theme. Activities will be flexible to reflect the interest of participants. Nature Connection runs every 2nd and 4th Sunday, unless otherwise noted. Check out our…

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Power Kids: Rebuilding What’s Broken

Sunday, August 27 @ 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. Ydessa Hendeles is not just an artist, but a collector and curator as well! She often collects objects and then organizes these objects to present a new narrative or idea. In this workshop, we will recontextualize a collection of repurposed children’s toys, using them as the base materials for an artwork.…

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September 2017

Summer Sundown

Saturday, September 2 @ 12:00 pm - Monday, September 4 @ 9:00 pm UTC-4
Blue Mountain Village, Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2 Canada
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Bid the season farewell as the hottest summer entertainment returns for encore performances and tons of live music including LAZO reggae band, FIREWORKS, street performers, hiking, biking & scenic gondola rides.

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SOL Homework & Yoga Club Open House

Friday, September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
SOL Barre Pilates & Yoga, 2921 Bur Oak Avenue
Markham, ON L6B 1K5 Canada
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Get your kids off to a great start to the school year! Join SOL's Homework & Yoga Club for Primary Grades. Each week your kids can focus on specific areas of interest with certified teacher Christine Stolte. Christine is a recent graduate from York University and is a certified Primary School teacher. She has been involved in tutoring of all grades and is exceptionally gifted at working with kids of all levels and learning styles. Christine also has run SOL's…

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Markham Regional Ringette Association Free Come Try Ringette

Saturday, September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Angus Glen Community Centre, 3990 Major Mackenzie Dr East
Markham, ON L6C1P8 Canada
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The Markham Regional Ringette Association will be hosting a FREE "Come Try Ringette" event on Saturday September 9th 2017 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at Angus Glen Community Centre during our Early Bear Ringette Tournament. This event is geared towards children ages 4-11 who are new to the sport. We take non-skaters as well as fair and good skaters as we have a program to fit everyone interested in participating in our great sport. All participants must bring their CSA approved…

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Downsview Park Orchard Party

Sunday, September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Downsview Park Orchard, Downsview Park Orchard (Keele/Downsview Park BLVD)
Toronto, ON Canada
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Join us at Downsview Park as we celebrate the autumn harvest and open up the Orchard to the community! Activities: Tours of the Orchard Forest nature walk Apple snacks (while supplies last) Campfire and more family friendly activities! This is a free event, but spots are limited, please register early to guarantee a spot. You are welcome to visit us anytime between 1:00-4:00 p.m. Location: Downsview Park Orchard (South end of Downsview Park near Keele) TTC directions (highly recommended): *Take…

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Fire Prevention Week Open House

Saturday, September 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Richmond Hill Fire Station 8-1, 191 Major Mackenzie Drive West
Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada
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The annual Fire Prevention Week Open House provides a day full of fun and education! Watch live demonstrations, like auto extrication where firefighters will cut up a car, a high-angle rescue where you can see firefighters repel off a roof and you can watch as one of Richmond Hill's firefighters climbs to the top of the 110' ladder. The Open House will also demonstrate the importance of fire prevention in the home and escape planning! Throughout the day you can…

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The Waterfront Artisan Market returns to HTO Park this Summer

Saturday, September 30 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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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