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August 2017

TO Canada with Love

Thursday, August 17 - 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, August 17 - 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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Sherway Farmers’ Market is now at the Church on the Queensway

Thursday, August 17 - Friday, October 27
Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway
Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1T5 Canada
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Sherway Farmers’ Market has moved to a new location in the parking lot of the Church on the Queensway (1536 The Queensway), every Friday until Friday, October 27 from 8am until 2pm, rain or shine. For more information, visit www.farmfreshmarkets.ca. Local fresh Ontario-grown greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, honey, maple syrup, and an extensive array of baked goods, farm-fresh eggs, deli meats and cheese will be available. “For over 20 years, Etobicoke residents have been coming to the Sherway Farmers’ Market,”…

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$395

Summer Photography Camps | Kids & Teens

Thursday, August 17 @ 9:10 am - Friday, August 25 @ 3:00 pm EDT
GTA Photography Classes, 25 Toronto St.
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2R1 Canada
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GTA Photography Camps offer an unique summer experience for Kids (8-12) & Teens (13-18). With daily field trips, photography activities, games and end of week exhibits, our campers are able to learn from professional photographers, have fun with our counsellors, meet new friends and gain new skills!

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$430 - $690

Hatch Canada – Summer Camp 2017

Thursday, August 17 - Friday, September 1
Hatch Canada – Toronto, 3453 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4N 2N3 Canada
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Hatch Camps are extraordinary programs that create lifelong memories and teach new skills that open doors for kids and provide them with the tools required to succeed in the 21st century knowledge economy. At Hatch Camps, kids learn computer languages and make awesome things every day. They also learn how to think critically and creatively and how to behave collaboratively. We believe kids learn best when given choices, guided by trained Coaches, and taught how to use their critical, creative,…

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The Waterfront Singing Ambassadors Inform and Perform this Summer

Thursday, August 17 - 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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$25

Shakespeare in High Park

Thursday, August 17 @ 9:10 am - 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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ROM Summer Club 2017

Thursday, August 17 - Friday, September 1
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Join us for a celebration of epic porportions as Summer Club commemorates its 75th year! One of the city's most creative and fun summer camps we offer an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by the collections and research of a world-class museum. Our huge variety of offerings ensures that you'll find a program to match your child's interests and abilities.

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Robotics Summer Camp (Ages 5-17)

Thursday, August 17 - Friday, September 1
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, 1111 Albion Road, Unit G1
Etobicoke, Ontario M9V 1A9 Canada
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Spend your summer building and programming robots during IRIS' Robotics Summer Camp, available every week of summer from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM!

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$350 - $999.00

Summer Camps at TIFF

Thursday, August 17 @ 9:10 am - Friday, August 25 @ 5:00 pm EDT
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3X5 Canada
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It’s never too early to book summer camp! TIFF offers a range of camps for children ages 8 to 17. Whether you book for one week or two, another summer of fun and learning awaits at TIFF Bell Lightbox!

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STEAM Robotics Summer Camp (ages 5-17)

Thursday, August 17 @ 9:10 am - Friday, September 1 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Educare Tutoring, 451 Pharmacy Ave
Scarborough, Ontario M1L 3G7 Canada
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Spend your summer building and programming robots during IRIS' Robotics Summer Camp at our Scarborough location, available every week of summer from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM! Students have the option to register for the program of their choice for an entire week! Or students can register for multiple weeks of STEM-based fun at a discounted price. Pricing for Robotics Summer Camp will be as follows: $149.99 +HST until Friday March 31st, 2017 $199.99 +HST until…

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$250.00

Summer Camps at Crow’s Theatre!

Thursday, August 17 - Friday, August 25
Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4M 2T1 Canada
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Crow’s Kids is launching our first ever summer camps in 2017! We have two week-long camps on offer- 'Midsummer mixTape' with Shakespeare in the Ruff where campers will work with resident artists from acclaimed Toronto company Shakespeare in the Ruff to explore their own artistic voices while building an ensemble and discovering different ways to explore A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a final ‘mixtape' offering at the end of the week. 'Crow’s Kids Summer Medley' will give budding performers a…

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HorseCapades

Thursday, August 17 @ 9:10 am - 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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Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Thursday, August 17 - Monday, September 4
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk. Rental is for a 15-minute ride and includes life jackets. Paddleboats: $10/person Monday to Friday: 3:30pm–8:00pm Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00am–8:00pm See website for times before heading out. All activities that take place on the Natrel Pond are weather permitting. Please contact the Info Desk at 416-973-4000 for up-to-the-minute information.

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Pirate Ship Adventure

Thursday, August 17 - Wednesday, August 30
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An event every month that begins at 9:10am on day 17 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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$500

Minecraft: World Creation and Master Summer Camp

Thursday, August 17 - Friday, August 18
MakerKids, 2451 Bloor Street W, Upstairs
Toronto, ON M6S 1P7 Canada
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Do your kids love Minecraft? They may already have some amazing Minecraft skills, but in our kids Minecraft programs, they will do so much more with Minecraft than you realized they could. Minecraft for kids is an amazing way to learn new skills and make new friends.

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$500

Robotics: Arduino Inventor’s Summer Camp

Thursday, August 17 - Friday, August 18
York School, 1639 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario M4T 2W6 Canada
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Summer Camp at MakerKids

Design the world around you! In our Robotics camp, kids will design, plan, program, and build an electronic invention while using an Arduino and learning how to code. Kids will better understand how everyday objects around them work and will have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life. An Arduino is a microcontroller, a small computer used as the brain of the robot which can be programmed to control the way buttons, motors, switches, sensors, lights, and other electronic…

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$200

S.T.E.M Summer Camp

Thursday, August 17 @ 9:10 am - Friday, August 18 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Institute of Canadian Education, 140 La Rose Ave, Unit 205
Toronto, Ontario M9P 1B2 Canada
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Spend your summer exploring multiple STEM-based educational programs at the Institute of Canadian Education! The possibilities are endless, students are welcome to spend their entire summer exploring various STEM programs from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM. *Additional care is available before 9 AM and after 4 PM* Students can choose to start with a STEM-based educational courses based on their interest or we can make a recommendation based on your age or experience level! 2017 Summer…

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A Temple Sinai Program – Mini Fun Friends

Thursday, August 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
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Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, M5M 3B1
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You and your toddler (12 to 24 months) can spend some fun time in the sun. Join us on a summer adventure

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Summer Family Fun

Thursday, August 17 @ 10:00 am - 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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Canadian National Exhibition

Friday, August 18 - Monday, September 4
Exhibition Place, 210 Princes' Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3 Canada
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Marking 138 years as one North America’s favourite fairs, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is the ultimate FUN destination for the young and young at heart. There’s something for everyone with excitement at every corner ranging from the new and unexpected to beloved traditions and summer pastimes.

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ArtWalk in the Square

Friday, August 18 @ 3:00 pm - Sunday, August 20 @ 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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$29.99

Robotics Workshop (Ages 5-17)

Saturday, August 19
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sunday, August 27, 2017

Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems Inc., 1111 Albion Road, Unit G1
Etobicoke, M9V 1A9
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IRIS' Introductory Workshop of LEGO® WeDo™ ROBOTICS (Ages 5-8) or LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 (Ages 9-17) is available every Saturday or Sunday from 10 AM to 12 PM and 12 PM to 2 PM.

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FIGMENT

Saturday, August 19 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm EDT
Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin Park Avenue
Toronto, On M6H 4B2 Canada
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FIGMENT Toronto is a free, inclusive, participatory arts event held in Dufferin Grove Park. FIGMENT's mission is to offer free, family-friendly and participatory art to entire communities. FIGMENT’s vision for art looks past the white-walled galleries and into the realm of participation. Art is not just something that you stand still and quietly look at–it is something you participate in. You touch it, smell it, write on it, talk to it, dance with it, play with it, learn from it.…

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The Waterfront Artisan Market returns to HTO Park this Summer

Saturday, August 19 @ 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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FREE with Museum admission

Family Funday: ARTastic

Sunday, August 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Sunday? More like FUNday! Come along for a day of discovery packed with exciting themed experiences and hands-on activities inspired by our exhibitions and collections. Activities run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free with Museum admission. Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 11:00 - 16:00 Have an ARTastic day at the ROM where creativity and imagination rule.

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$349.00

Muskoka Woods Brings the Ultimate Mobile Day Camp Experience to Toronto

Monday, August 21 - Friday, August 25
Crescent School, 2365 Bayview Ave
Toronto , M2L 1A2
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Staying in town this summer and want to introduce your kids to the best urban camp experience in the GTA? Muskoka Woods, an exclusive youth resort renowned as one of the best overnight summer camps in North America, brings the ultimate mobile day camp experience to Toronto.

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$200

S.T.E.M Summer Camp

Monday, August 21 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 25 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Institute of Canadian Education, 140 La Rose Ave, Unit 205
Toronto, Ontario M9P 1B2 Canada
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Spend your summer exploring multiple STEM-based educational programs at the Institute of Canadian Education! The possibilities are endless, students are welcome to spend their entire summer exploring various STEM programs from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM. *Additional care is available before 9 AM and after 4 PM* Students can choose to start with a STEM-based educational courses based on their interest or we can make a recommendation based on your age or experience level! 2017 Summer…

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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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A&W Goals to Beat MS with Soccer Star Christine Sinclair

Thursday, August 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
A&W Restaurant (Mercer St. & John St.), 8 Mercer Street
Toronto, Ontario M5V 0C4 Canada
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Canada has the highest rate of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the world with 1 in 340 Canadians living with the disease. A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. is holding its ninth annual Burgers to Beat MS campaign and has partnered with two-time Olympic bronze medalist and Canadian women’s national soccer team captain Christine Sinclair to join the fight to beat MS. Burgers to Beat MS is the single largest annual corporate fundraiser for the MS Society of Canada and has…

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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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$5

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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TAIWANfest: Kanpai, Japan!

Friday, August 25 @ 8:30 pm - Sunday, August 27 @ 6:00 pm UTC-4
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Enjoy a showcase of East Asian art and cultures at the 2017 TAIWANfest: “Kanpai, Japan!” FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 A TAIWANfest Orchestra by Maestro Ken Hsieh, 8:30pm - 10:00pm @ Concert Stage SATURDAY AUGUST 26 International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Competition, 12:00pm - 1:00pm @ Brigantine Room Sheng Xiang & Band featuring Misa, 8:00pm - 9:30pm @ Concert Stage SUNDAY AUGUST 27 Tokyo Chuo-Line, 2:00pm - 3:00pm & 4:00pm- 5:00pm @ Concert Stage Cinematic Taiwan – The Walkers Film Screening, 3:30pm -…

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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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Free Smart Start Classes

Saturday, August 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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The Royal Conservatory School (RCS) is offering Smart StartTM early childhood music classes this fall. These fun and engaging 28-week courses begin in September. Our curriculum draws on the expertise of top music educators, arts instructors, and neuroscientists to provide an unparalleled early childhood learning experience for babies and toddlers. To celebrate the new school year, the RCS is thrilled to offer complimentary Smart StartTM classes for ages 1-6 on Saturday, August 26. Find out more about our program, and…

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Jr. Jays Saturdays

Saturday, August 26 @ 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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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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