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October 2017

TO Canada with Love

Friday, October 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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Free Trial Lessons for Martial Arts & Self Defense Classes

Friday, October 20 - Friday, December 22
Aikido Ryugikan Martial Arts & Self Defense, 10 Sunray Street, Unit 7
Whitby, Ontario L1N 8Y3 Canada
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Aikido Ryugikan Martial Arts & Self Defense is offering Free Trial Lessons for Martial Arts & Self Defense Classes - Kids, Youth, Teens & Adults. Email ryugikan@gmail.com to register

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$15 - $25

International Festival of Authors

Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 29
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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From October 19 to the 29, engage with the literature of our times, explore the world of books and get acquainted with the authors and their ideas. These 11 days are packed with readings, one-on-one interviews, thought-provoking panel discussions, free book signings, and family-friendly events. From poetry readings and crime and thriller writing discussions, to celebrations of authors’ literary achievements, the Festival offers a curated selection of experiences for every taste and age.

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Halloween Boo Barn at Riverdale Farm

Saturday, October 21 - Sunday, October 22
Riverdale Farm, 201 Winchester Street
Toronto, ON M4X 1B8 Canada
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Visit the BOO BARN this Halloween at Riverdale Farm! (It's great for kids!) Join us for face-painting, arts and crafts and Halloween FUN! Find the Pumpkin Patch! Come carve pumpkins with us and take home your jack-o-lantern and pumpkin seeds. NO mess! NO Fuss! We have all the tools. (suggested $5 donation to support the farm) Please also bring non-perishable food item to explore the "BOO BARN!" PLEASE NOTE: There will be construction on the paths and trails on the…

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Spook Fest Innisfil

Saturday, October 21 - Sunday, October 22
Innisfil Lions Inc, 982 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, Ontario L9S 2B5
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Vendors, artisans, crafters all under one roof. Trick or treating for kids. Costumes welcome. Free to everyone to come out and enjoy a great weekend of fun for everyone. Tons of amazing prizes and giveaways and a unique shopping experience.

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Latcham Saturdays

Saturday, October 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Latcham Gallery, Box 3, 6240 Main Street
Stouffville, Ontario L4A 7Z4 Canada
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Drop into the Latcham gallery each Saturday for a free art activity. Each Saturday from September 9 to October 28, enjoy special programming at The Latcham Gallery! Bring the whole family to the Gallery to learn a new art technique and experiment with a variety of materials. Saturdays - September 9 - October 7th  |  10am - 4pm  Free Art Activity Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15  |  10am - 5pm   (Studio Tour Event) Saturday, October 21  |  10am -…

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Family Sundays at the Gardiner Museum

Sunday, October 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 17, 2017

Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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The Gardiner Museum holds clay making or tile painting workshops for families every Sunday. Visit our website to see a schedule of upcoming activities. Make sure you also look for our discovery boxes, go a scavenger hunt in the galleries, and take some colouring sheets home with you! Free with admission

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Holiday Inn Yorkdale: Fall MRKT Show

Sunday, October 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M6A 2VI Canada
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FESTIVE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The MRKT is a community shopping event, organized by the Toronto Creative Entrepreneurs which features 30+ vendors including fashion, beauty, wellness, visual artists, crafters, food merchants, and retailers. This event is FREE to the community & kid friendly! - Door Crasher gifts for first 20 shoppers containing over $100 worth of goodies - Fall craft workshops for kids - Fantastic Prizes and Giveaways The MRKT is North York's largest seasonal destination for local shopping…

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Beginner Drawing (Free Trial Class)

Sunday, October 22 @ 2:30 pm EDT
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Every Sunday
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 91 Anderson Ave. Unit 12
Markham, Ontario L6E 1A5 Canada
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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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Treats in our Streets

Saturday, October 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Downtown Burlington, Burlington, ON Canada + Google Map

Celebrate Halloween at our wildly popular FREE trick-or-treating event! Families are welcomed by businesses to trick-or-treat in costume throughout the downtown, collecting goodies at participating downtown businesses. Treating stops are highlighted on maps provided, featuring businesses and activities along the way!

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Pumpkinfest in the Junction!

Saturday, October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
The Junction, Toronto, ON Canada + Google Map

Pumpkinfest in The Junction Saturday October 28, 2017 2 PM - 6 PM Dundas & Keele, Dundas strip from Quebec Ave to Indian Grove Pumpkin carving at The Train Platform, trick or treat at local businesses, enjoy many family friendly activities throughout the neighbourhood!

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Legacy of Horror

Tuesday, October 31
Legacy of Horror, 6 Red Ash Drive
Markham, ON L3S 4B6 Canada
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Legacy of Horror, supporting SickKids Foundation is back again this year! Markham’s Best Residential Haunted House - Featuring ‘CarnEVIL’, ‘The Playroom’, ‘Zombie Apocalypse’, ‘Mad Science’, ‘Lockdown’, and more. Many of the props are hand made, designed, engineered and sculpted from scratch.

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November 2017
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Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade

Wednesday, November 1
Sorauren Park, 50 Wabash Avenue
Toronto, ON M6R 1N2 Canada
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sorauren park pumpkin parade

Every Nov. 1, the day after Halloween, the world-famous Pumpkin Parade takes place at Sorauren Park. With close to 2,000 pumpkins on display in recent years, the Parade is a neighbourhood and even regional highlight of the season.

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Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre

Saturday, November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Safely observe the Sun with specially filtered telescopes. Learn about our nearest star and try your eye at spotting exotic surface features, including sunspots, spicules, and prominences. This program is offered by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.  * Weather permitting. In the event of cloud cover, program will be rescheduled to the following Saturday. 10 am - 12 pm TELUSCAPE Outside Main Entrance

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2017 EcoFair at the Barns – a Free, Family-Friendly Event!

Sunday, November 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Wychwood Barns, 76 Wychwood Ave
Toronto, M6G 2X7 Canada
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Everyone is invited to the 9th Annual EcoFair at the Barns on Sunday, November 5th from 11am-4pm at Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St). The EcoFair is a free, family-friendly event that informs and inspires greener choices in our homes and communities. Learn about and celebrate the exciting programs, products and services of over 40 environmental not-for-profit organizations and eco-friendly businesses. At the EcoFair: • Attend eco-workshops & activities • Test drive an electric car • Have fun at the…

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Sunday FUNday – Delightful Diaries

Sunday, November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Oshawa Community Museum, 1450 Simcoe Street South, Lakeview Park
Oshawa, ON L1H 8S8 Canada
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Come on down to the Museum for this cool Sunday FUNday all about diaries! Diaries and journals were a very important part of a young girl’s life in the Victorian era. As historians, we can learn so much about the people and events mentioned and even what the weather was like on a particular day! You will be able to look through some of the diaries kept in the Museum's Archives and even try your hand at writing with pen…

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TOMORROW (DEMAIN): travel the world of sustainable solutions

Sunday, November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Wychwood Barns, 76 Wychwood Ave
Toronto, M6G 2X7 Canada
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The 9th Annual EcoFair at the Barns is proud to present a FREE screening of "TOMORROW (DEMAIN)” at 4pm on Sunday, November 5th, Wychwood Theatre, Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St). Threatened by the collapse of ecosystems, Cyril, Mélanie, Alexandre, Laurent, Raphäel and Antoine, explore the world in search of solutions that can save their children, and with them, future generations. Using the most successful experiments in every area (agriculture, energy, habitat, economy, education, democracy…) together they imagine a new…

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The Kawaii Cafe

Saturday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
narwhal, 2104 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R1W9 Canada
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The Kawaii Cafe represents a group of artists who have been influenced and inspired by art, illustration, and fashion, inspired by the root word “可愛”. We call this event a cafe because we wanted to create an atmosphere where patrons can come and relax, appreciate and talk about cute art, eat snacks, hang out with their friends and meet new people. This event takes place at 2104 Dundas Street West on November 18th from 12pm to 8pm. The Idea This…

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December 2017

Tree Lighting & Fireworks

Friday, December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Esplanade Park, One The Esplanade
PICKERING, Ontario L1V 6K7 Canada
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Live performance by Splash'N Boots, The Pickering Community Concert Band, and Pickering Star. Food for sale at amazing food trucks. Drop non-perishable food items inside City Hall and support St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank. End the night with our special guests from the North Pole, the lighting of the park and our Spectacular Fireworks!

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