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Canada’s Wonderland
Canada’s premier amusement park has it all. From big thrills to kids’ area, splash works and special events, it’s fun for everyone. Park open weekends from Sunday, April 26 until Sunday, May 6 and daily from Thursday, May 10. Details at

Wet’n’Wild Toronto

The 45-acre family-friendly waterpark opens with improvements and programming for its second year. Open weekends in June and daily from Friday, June 22. For more information visit

Cinesphere at Ontario Place
For the first time in years, Ontario is welcoming people back to the Cinesphere at Ontario Place to watch movies at the iconic theatre, year-round. Details at

CN Tower
View Toronto through the CN Tower’s spectacular views including the world-famous glass floor, Skypod and glass fronted elevators with glass floor panels. For thrill-seekers there’s EdgeWalk, the world’s highest ‘hands-free’ walk above ground. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Phone 1-416-868-6937

Casa Loma
One of Toronto’s top 10 tourist attractions and hospitality venues, the castle and estate gardens are open for tours and functions.

LegoLand Discovery Centre
With more than three million bricks under one roof, rides, a 4D cinema, Master Model Builder workshops and much more, there’s plenty of indoor fun.

Ripley’s Aquarium Sharks After Dark
7 p.m. until close
See the Ripley’s sharks like never before. Due to high demand, tickets need to be purchased in advance.

A Journey to Canada
In May of 1914, the Komagata Maru arrived at the Port of Vancouver. The ship carried 376 British subjects from India who were hoping to immigrate to Canada. They were Sikh, Hindu and Muslim and all were denied entry to Canada. As part of the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives’ Canada 150 program, this exhibition explores racism in a Canadian context.

Rouge Park Guided Walks
Weekends and Wednesdays at various times: Take an urban wilderness adventure in Rouge Park.  Not too far from the skyscrapers of downtown Toronto, urban dwellers can see a different landscape where historic farms, century-old trees, peaceful meadows and lush wetlands await. Some trailheads are TTC accessible. Learn about the Park’s nature, wildlife and trail skills with friendly and fun volunteer leaders.  There’s something for everyone. For more information visit

Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday Night Socials
5 to 8 p.m.: Visit Gibson House Museum on Thursday nights and take a self-guided tour through the historic house. Last Thursday of the month is Board Games Night. All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult). Admission is pay what you wish. Visit for more information.

Creative Play and art making at AGO
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays; 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends: Visit the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre at Art Gallery of Ontario for creative play and art making. Details at

Weekends at Bata Shoe Museum
Parents and kids are invited to spend the afternoon exploring the galleries, trying on funky shoes and playing iSpy and participating in a drop-in, shoe-themed arts and crafts activity. For details visit or call 416-979-7799.

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn
Wednesdays 2 to 6 p.m.: Buy direct from local farmers and food artisans at Montgomery’s Inn. Organic fruit and vegetables, organic wine, cheese, bread and prepared foods as well as ethically raised meat, honey and more. Market runs until early spring. Free. Contact 416-394-8113 or visit

Family Sundays at the Aga Khan Museum
12 to 4 pm. Drop into the Aga Khan Museum’s Education Centre for family art activities inspired by current exhibitions. Activities designed for kids ages 5 to 12. For more details, visit

Gibson House Museum
Wednesday to Sunday 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday 1 to 8 p.m. Located at 5172 Yonge Street, at Park Home Avenue, get a dose of Toronto’s history. Limited free parking on site, nearby paid underground and street level parking.   Regular admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax). E-mail or call 416-395-7432

Mackenzie House
Tuesday to Friday, 12 to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 5 p.m. Located at 82 Bond Street, Mackenzie House was the home of Toronto’s first Mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. Regular Admission for Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children: $2.65 (plus tax) Children (4 and under): Free. or call 416-392-6915

Montgomery’s Inn
Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Visit one of Toronto’s favourite historic spots. Email or call 416-394-8133 for information on programming and events.

Spadina Museum
Tuesday to Friday, 12 to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.: Regular admission is as follows; Adults $7.96, Seniors/Youth (13-18 yrs.) $5.75, Children (6-12 yrs.) $4.87 (plus tax), Children (5 and under) Free. Paid parking next door at Casa Loma. Call 416-392-6910 or email for details.

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
Wednesday to Friday, 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4:30 p.m. Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children 6 to 12  $2.65 (plus tax). Children 5 and under free. Free parking. Call 416-396-2819 for more information.

TBG Organic Farmer’s Market
Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m.: Meet organic farmers and buy local produce, bread, meat, cheese, tea, honey, prepared food, and more at this year round market. Get some groceries or stay for dinner with the family. Free parking available on site. The market takes place year-round, moving indoors during the winter.

Saturday and Sundays
Family Fun Activities
1 to 4:30 p.m.: Guide your family through art projects at PAMA. No registration required. Included with admission. Saturday Fun Days include Family Art and Yoga, Family Art and Stories, family tours and activity colouring room.  Details at

Meet the Aquarium Keeper
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Meet outside the coral reef tank at Royal Ontario Museum to meet the person responsible for ensuring the ROM’s fish are happy, healthy and ready for their close-up. Free with Museum admission. Details at

Tea and Tour Sundays
1 to 4:30 p.m.: There’s a seat for you at the harvest table in Gibson house Museum’s historic kitchen on Sunday afternoons. Enjoy tea and homemade cookies and a tour of the 1850s farmhouse. Cost $2.65 – $6.19. Call 416-395-7432 for more information.

Tea Time at the Inn
1 to 4 p.m.: Visit Montgomery’s Inn for a tea in the community room. Choice of sweet or savoury plate with a seasonal feature. No reservation required. $7. Call 416-394-8113 for more information.

Tea and Tour Sundays
1 to 4:30 p.m.: There’s a seat for you at the harvest table in the historic Gibson House Museum kitchen on Sunday afternoons throughout the year. Relax and have a chat over tea and homemade cookies, and enjoy a tour of this lovely 1850s farmhouse. For more information call 416-395-7432, email, or visit

Until June 3
The world’s favourite family music is presented at Ed Mirvish Theatre, starring television and stage star Lesley Nicol. Tickets at

Until June 9
Nature School- Saturday Program
9 a.m. to noon: Children interact with the natural environment through the use of loose parts, creative play, shelter building, whittling wood, cooking on an open fire, knots, making woodland crafts, and sharing stories at Kortright Centre. This child-led approach to learning is exploratory, inquiry based, fun and unhurried. Ages 2.5 to 5. Advanced registration required, call 416-667-6295 or visit

Mondays April 16 until June 11
Nature School- School Aged Program
9 a.m. to noon: The Nature School at Kortright Centre specializes in student-led programming which fosters environmental stewardship and risk taking in the outdoors. This half day program is designed to give students and parents an introduction to our full time Nature School. Ages 6-10. Advanced registration required, call 416-667-6295 or visit

Weekends until June 24

The WoofJock Canine All Stars

Don’t miss the amazing dogs and their feats of athleticism as they perform and splash around the dock and pool at Canada’s Wonderland. Details at

Until July 1

Treasure Island

This adaptation brings new life to Stevenson’s classic through virtuosic performances and big laughs. Ages 5 and up at Solar Stage. Tickets at

Until July 29

Contact Photography Festival –Stories in the Walls, Stories on the Walls: Time, Space, and Urban Memory

This exhibit at Mackenzie House builds on archival research, story-telling, and photography to explore the meanings of urban memory through the parallel between human lives and the ebbs and flows of the physical urban scape and considers what it means to have memory—as people and as buildings. Regular admission applies. Details at

Until August 30
Exhibit: Land / Water /  Sky
Members of the Scarborough Museum Youth Collective present photographic works that reflect their connection to the land, water and sky. Youth created their pieces in art workshops. For details visit

Until August 31
Pennies & Purses
This exhibit at Gibson House Museum explores currency, general stores and shopping habits in 19th century rural Ontario, providing new context for the lives of the Gibson family and the development of communities like Willowdale. Call 416-395-7432 for more information.

Wednesdays until December 26
Free Wednesday Nights at the AGO
6 to 9 p.m.: Admission to the AGO is free on Wednesday nights to permanent collections. Does not include admission to special exhibitions. Details at

Until December 31
Hockey Hall of Fame Stanley Cup125th Anniversary Tribute
If the Stanley Cup could talk, imagine the stories it could tell. Get hands-on-access to the Stanley Cup and immerse yourself into the rich history of Hockey’s Holy Grail. Details at

Friday June 1
KIDZ BOP Live 2018
The ultimate family concert experience, sung by kids for kids is presented at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage. Tickets at

Saturdays in June
Swim School and Mermaid U
Visit Wet’n’Wild Toronto for Swim School and Mermaid U, where you can learn to swim like a mermaid. For costs, registration and details visit

Saturday June 2
Anniversary Garden Party
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Visit Gibson House Museum to celebrate the 47th anniversary of the Museum’s opening and Canada’s Sesquicentennial. Learn about what is being planted in the heritage garden and take in a container garden demonstration. Make ice-cream on the porch and watch heritage demonstrations in the historic house. Play games and try out hands-on activities on the lawn. Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted. Call 416-395-7432 for details.

Pollinator Plot Maintenance and Wildflower Planting
9 a.m. to 1p.m.: Spend that day at the Aboriginal Medicine Wheel Garden at Heart Lake Conservation Area to plant wildflowers and create a habitat for pollinators. Hosted by Sierra Club of Brampton. Registration required by emailing

Morningside Creek Festival
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Plant a tree and enjoy nature activities and fun at this family event at Morningside Creek in Scarborough. This event is part of the Rouge Days celebration. Details available at

Saturday June 2, 9
Girl Guides Behind the Scenes
A special event at Wet’n’Wild Toronto. For deatils visit

Saturday & Sunday June 2-3 & 9-10
Legoland 40th Minifigure Anniversary
Visit Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto for these two special weekends that include scavenger hunts, dance parties, builds and more. Details at

June 2 to October 8
Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion
Look beyond fashion and explore the endless possibilities that come from interweaving design, art, and technology in this exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum. Details at

Saturdays and Sundays in June
Parks Canada Guided Outings and Events in Rouge Park
9:30 a.m., 12:30 & 2 p.m.: Join in an urban wilderness adventure in Rouge Park. Learn about the Park’s nature, wildlife and trail skills with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders.  Visit for meeting points.

Sunday June 3
Celebrating National Aboriginal History Month
To kick off the month, visit the Bata Shoe Museum for performances by the Smoke Trail Singers, Indigenous Dance demonstrations, craft activities and more, celebrating the rich history and culture of Indigenous peoples in Canada. More information at

Park & Bark Dog Show
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Bloor West Village presents the second annual community puppy party dog show. Free samples, instant giveaways, contests, amazing exhibitors, new products, dog and human refreshments, guest speakers, music and more at the parking lot beside No Frills store at 2187 Bloor Street West (at Glendonwynne), Toronto. Free admission; pets must be on a leash

31st Annual Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart
Canada’s largest single-day charity cycling, running and walking event allows 13,000 cyclists and 5,000 runners and walkers to enjoy a traffic-free Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. To date, the Ride has raised $64.5 million. This year’s goal is $6 million. For details and registration visit

Richmond Hill’s Mill Pond Splash
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: This annual celebration of the Don River watershed is held at Mill Pond Park in Richmond Hill. Interactive displays and activities provide visitors with appreciation for the environment and challenges facing the Don River watershed and solutions. For details visit

Sundays June 3, 10, & 17
Music in the Orchard
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Bring your blanket or lawn chair to Spadina Museum and enjoy outdoor musical performances on Sundays in June and July. Every performance is planned with a nod to recognizing the Austin Family’s importance to the Toronto music scene as well as trumpet the wealth of musical styles that were prevalent during the 1920s. Pay what you wish. More information at

Monday June 4
Nature School – PA Days
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Come to the Kortright Centre for Conservation on your PA Day and explore the world of Forest School. Students will enjoy the benefits of a day spent outdoors where nature becomes the classroom. Ages 4-10. Advanced registration required, call 416-667-6295 or visit

Wednesdays in June
Parks Canada Guided Outings and Events in Rouge Park
9:30 a.m.: Join an urban wilderness adventure in Rouge Park.  Learn about the Park’s nature, wildlife and trail skills. Visit for meeting points.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Caregivers with newborns to 12 months visit Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives for this weekly activity. Reserve a spot at

Wednesday June 6
Gardening for Birds, Butterflies and Beyond
7 to 8:30 p.m.: Learn how to attract and protect native species, such as Monarch butterflies, nesting songbirds and hummingbirds with beautiful landscape features at Rouge Woods Community Centre in Richmond Hill. Registration required at

Wednesday June 6 – 24
Luminato Festival
This city-wide event features free public events, ticketed presentations, music, dance, visual arts, literature and more. Visit for details.

Thursday June 7
Hike the Headwaters9 to 10:30 a.m.: Head to Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve, Trailhead parking lot, 999 to discover the headwaters of the Rouge, Don and Humber River on a guided walk on the Oak Ridges Moraine. Register at the website

Friday June 8
P.A. Day Discovery Camp
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Sign your child up for a fun-filled day spent cooking treats in the Gibson House historic kitchen, trying out 1850s-inspired crafts and games and meeting new friends. $38.10 per child. Pre-register online at or call 416-338-4386. Course Code: 3080378.

Kettle Lake Boat Cruise
6:30 to 7:30 & 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Enjoy a cruise around Lake St. George aboard a solar-powered pontoon boat. Admire the beauty of this glacial lake and the wildlife that call it home. Choose between two cruise times. Register at

Saturday June 9
Children’s Tea
Noon and 2:30 p.m.: This event at Gibson House is a chance for your little ones to wear their party dress or bow tie and enjoy a tea party in Mrs. Gibson’s parlour. Costumed interpreters serve tea, sandwiches and sweets in the setting of our elegant mid-19th century home. Enjoy outdoor games and Victorian toys before or after your tea. Call 416-395-7432 for more information.

Heart Lake Dragon Boat Festival
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Fun on the water at Heart Lake Conservation Area is the reward for participating in this loud, boisterous celebration. No experience required to join a team. For details and registration visit

Sunday June 10
Fab Forties Day
Noon to 4 p.m.: Join in on Todmorden Mills’ third annual Fab Forties event. Come dressed in your best rendition of early 1940s fashion and participate in the juried costume contest. Enjoy live Big Band Swing music or learn how to ‘cut a rug’ with a wartime dance lesson. Tour the historic 1940s cottage, sample wartime ration recipes, snap a selfie in front of the 1940s photo billboards, check out vendors, play some vintage board and outdoor games – all in the spirit of the wartime Toronto! $10 plus HST. Details at

Monday June 11
PAMA Kids P.A. Days
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Explore exhibitions, create your own masterpiece, and get hands-on in the Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives historic spaces. These drop in activities explore calligraphy. Details at

June 13 – July 8
Potted Potter
Returning to Toronto for the fourth time, “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books and a real life game of Quidditch into 70 hilarious minutes at CAA Theatre (formerly the Panasonic). Tickets at

June 13 – September 2
Learn to Fish Program
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.: Choose from two daily Learn to Fish sessions at Heart Lake Conservation Area all summer. Learn everything you need to know to have a safe and fun fishing experience. Register at

Friday to Sunday June 15 – 17
Battle of Black Creek
4 p.m. Friday through Sunday: This fun-filled weekend of muskets, soldiers and spies includes a Revolutionary War re-enactment at Black Creek Pioneer Village. More information at

Saturday June 16
Suburban Steampunk Festival
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: A retro-futuristic community festival celebrating all things Steampunk. Enjoy a day of historical make-believe in an authentic 1910 Edwardian Schoolhouse, Historic Zion Schoolhouse. Family fun, with entertainment, performers and merchants. Tour through an outdoor arcade of Steampunk vendors and demonstrations; enjoy ongoing performances at centre stage; and try out steampunk-themed crafts for all ages. Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted. Call 416-395-7432 for more information.

Tree Identification
9 a.m. to noon: Visit Kortright Centre for Conservation where you’ll join urban forester Natalie Swaak for an interactive, hands-on training session to increase your tree ID skills. Register by calling 416-667-6295.

Bolton Community Planting and Tree Health Monitoring
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Head to Adam Wallace Park in Bolton to help plant native trees and shrubs and improve the natural habitat. Help pick-up litter and learn how to monitor newly planted trees and shrubs. To register visit the website at

June 16 until January 6 2019
Spiders: Fear & Fascination
Come face-to-face with more than 200 live and preserved spider specimens, interactive and augmented reality experiences, and even a live venom-milking lab at Royal Ontario Museum. Ignite your curiosity, conquer your fear, and see spiders in a whole new light. Details at

Saturday and Sunday June 16, 17
Soldiers and Spies
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of muskets, soldiers and spies at Black Creek Pioneer Village where you’ll catch a Revolutionary War Re-enactment and more. Details at

Tuesday June 20 until August 5
Learn all about what happened before Dorothy dropped into Oz. Presented at Ed Mirvish Theatre, this production looks at what happened in the Land of Oz from a different angle. Tickets at

Wednesday June 21
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Fundraiser
Visit Wet’n’Wild Toronto for this fundraiser with World’s Largest Swimming Lesson and Making Waves. Information at

National Indigenous People Day
Celebrate this special day at The Toronto Zoo to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to the protection of biodiversity here in Ontario. Details at

World Giraffe Day
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Spend the longest day of the year celebrating the world’s tallest land mammal at the Toronto Zoo. Free with zoo admission. Details at

Celebrate Summer Solstice
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Enjoy tours of PAMA’s We Are Here: The Story of Aboriginal People in Peel Region exhibition and take in the Aboriginal Drumming Circle with Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN). Free admission evening. Details available at

Wednesday to Sunday June 21 to 24
National Aboriginal Day and the Indigenous Arts Festival
Presented by Fort York and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, National Aboriginal Day followed by The Indigenous Arts Festival will celebrate the very best in Indigenous and Metis culture. Plan to spend the days under the open skies in downtown Toronto enjoying traditional and contemporary music, educational programming, storytelling, dance, theatre, and food. For more information call 416-392-6907.

Wednesday to Sunday June 21 – 24
Cirque Du Soleil Corteo
One of the best-loved Cirque du Soleil productions is back on tour at Oshawa’s Tribute Communities Centre. Tickets at

Friday to Sunday June 22 – 24
Redpath Waterfront Festival
From sky to water, Toronto’s waterfront will come alive with food, history, a Family Fun Zone, aqua circus and a gigantic beach ball pendulum installation. Presented by Billy Bishop Airport at HTO Park. For more information visit the website at

Saturday June 23
Na-Me-Res Traditional Outdoor Pow Wow
Noon to 5 p.m.: Visit Fort York as the Native Men’s Residence Traditional Pow Wow is held to recognize National Aboriginal Day on the Summer Solstice. The event features traditional dancing, drumming, kid’s area, craft vendors, and a full feast after the dancing. The day begins with a sunrise ceremony at 6 a.m. Call 416-392-6907 for more information.

Bike the Creek
8 a.m. to 1 p.m: Bike the Etobicoke Creek Trail through the heart of Brampton, starting at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre. Select one of five rides to fit your skill and interests. Learn about local plants, wildlife and other elements of our natural heritage. Get your passport stamped at each trail station for chances to win great prizes. Registration required at

Saturday and Sunday June 23, 24
Brew & BBQ
Indulge in a variety of barbecue favourites from burgers to ribs while enjoying live music and craft brews from local breweries all at Canada’s Wonderland. Details at

Celebrating Giraffes
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Get hands-on with giraffe-themed touch-tables, interact with volunteers, and take in an extra giraffe training demonstration at noon at the Toronto Zoo. Free with Zoo admission. Details at

Gentle Giants of the Savannah Family Program
9:30 a.m. to noon: Reach new heights with giraffes at the Toronto Zoo. Learn all about the tallest animals on land and find out why that can be useful but also challenging for the majestic giraffe. Details at

Heroes Festival
10 a.m.: Join the national salute to Canada’s heroes at this festival that honours Canada’s military and first responders. The patriotic weekend takes place at Wasaga Beach. Find more details at

Monday to Thursday June 25 – 28
Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto Guinness World Records Attempt
Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Lego Brick Flag by building a massive 20-by-10-foot Canadian flag at the attraction. Lego Canada will be at Vaughan Mills mall on June 28 inspiring visitors to create patriotic Lego builds, with a parallel online contest launching June 27. Details at

Tuesday June 26
Mom and Baby Stroller Tours
Join a group of other moms and babies at Bata Shoe Museum on the last Tuesday of each month for a docent-led tour of the BSM. Register by calling 416-979-7799 x 242 or email

Thursday June 28 until July 25
Ultimate Thrills Circus
The Ultimate Thrills Circus will entertain at Canada’s Wonderland with edge-of-your-seat thrills including a Motorcycle High Wire, Glove of Death, Extreme Trapeze and even a Human Cannon Ball. Find more information at

Friday June 29
PA Day Family Fun!
Noon to 4 p.m.: Drop in to Todmorden Mills for family fun. Make a family craft and take a guided tour of the historic homes. Regular admission applies. Details at

PAMA Kids P.A. Day
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Explore exhibitions, create your own masterpiece, and get hands-on in the PAMA historic spaces. Rocket ships and space satellites drop-in activities are included in the cost of admission. Find more information at

Saturday June 30 until July 31
Celebration Canada
A month-long birthday celebration at Canada’s Wonderland featuring a spectacular fireworks display on July 1, West Coast Lumberjacks, Cirque Canadien, the Craz-E-Crew Stunt Team, live music, authentic Canadian food, street performers and more. Details at

By the way:
Corteo by Cirque Du Soleil is coming to Tonroto’s Air Canada Centre December 12 – 16. Tickets are on sale now at