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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 ontarioplace.com.

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
www.cntower.ca

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

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.
www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca

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.
www.ripleyaquariums.com

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.
www.pama.peelregion.ca

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 www.rougepark.com/hike

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 www.toronto.ca/museum-events 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 www.ago.net.

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 www.batashoemuseum.ca 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 www.montgomerysinn.com.

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 www.agakhanmuseum.org.

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 gibsonhouse@toronto.ca 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. machouse@toronto.ca 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 montinn@toronto.ca 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 spadina@toronto.ca 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.

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. Call 416-868-6937 or visit www.cntower.ca for details.

Casa Loma
One of Toronto’s top 10 tourist attractions and hospitality venues, the castle and estate gardens are open for tours and functions. For ticket information and details about special events visit www.casalomaorg.

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. Visit www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca for details.

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. torontobotanicalgarden.ca

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 www.pama.peelregion.ca.

Sundays
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 www.rom.on.ca.

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.

Until April 2
Vikings: The Exhibition
The Royal Ontario Museum is the final stop on the North American tour of Vikings: The Exhibition. Vikings offers a fresh perspective on the Viking age that challenges some of the commonly held myths and perceptions about the lives of the Norse people and this period of European history. More information at www.rom.on.ca.

Sundays until May
Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education for Grade 7 – 9
10:30 a.m.: Honest, accurate information about sexuality at Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga, 84 South Service Rd. Youth in grades 7 – 9 are invited to attend an interactive program that continues until May. Free. Details at www.uucm.ca.

until May 2018
Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education for Grade 7 – 9
10:30 a.m.: Honest, accurate information about sexuality at Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga, 84 South Service Road. Youth in grades 7 – 9 are invited to attend an interactive program starting in September and ending in May. Free. Details at www.uucm.ca.

SUNDAYS Until AUGUST 27
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 gibsonhouse@toronto.ca, or visit www.toronto.ca/gibsonhouse.

Through March
Cross-country skiing, tobogganing and snowshoeing
Hours vary by month: Visit Albion Hills Conservation Area and hit the trails with your family and friends. Call 905-880-4855 or toll free 1-800-838-9921 for more information or visit www.albionfun.ca or www.skiontario.ca.

Until March 31
Scouting On Display at Newmarket Public Library
Scouting is being commemorated with this annual display on view at the Newmarket Public Library. Open during Library hours. For more information visit newmarket.ca/museum.

Until April 22
digiPlaySpace
TIFF’s award-winning technology playground allows kids 3-13 (and adults!) to experience what it’s like to become part of a classical artwork and watch a machine draw a picture based on how it feels. The exhibition brings together interactive games, projections, mind-bending augmented-reality installations and innovative coding activities that showcase the creative potential of new technologies at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Details at tiff.net/digiplayspace.

Until May 6
Memorable Munsch
Four popular Robert Munsch books are strung together and played out on the Solar Stage Theatre stage. Ages 4 and up. Tickets available at solarstage.on.ca.

March

Saturdays until April 28
Introduction to Science and Math
North Vaughan (Big Builders) 8 a.m.: Register for Big Builders and Brick Challenge classes at e2 Young Engineers. Designed for children ages 4 to 6 and grades 1 to 6 respectively, the classes teach through experimental learning. Details and registration at northvaughan.e2youngengineers.com.

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.

Saturdays and Sundays
Outings and Events in Rouge Park
9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.: Enjoy an urban wilderness adventure and learn about the park’s nature, wildlife and trail skills with something for everyone. Details at pc.gc.ca.

Weekends in March
March Weekends
Noon to 4 p.m.: It’s high time for pie time. Get not just a piece of the pie but the whole thing, as Scarborough Museum makes mini pie treats all month long.  Admission is Pay What You Can. Details at toronto.ca/scarboroughmuseum.

March 1 – 29
Keys, Hammers and Strings: Exploring the Piano
1 to 3 p.m.: Have you ever wondered how the piano works? Or how to tune a piano? Join Damon Groves, RCM Piano Technician, to learn the history, construction, and inner workings of today’s modern piano at The Royal Conservatory of Music. This course includes lectures, videos and loads of hands-on activities to satisfy your keyboard curiosity. Topics include a brief history of keyboard instruments, piano construction, tuning and the complexities of the grand piano action. More information at rcmusic.com/ma.

Thursday March 1
Surviving the “Terrible Twos”
7:30 p.m.: This workshop at Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre offers strategies and techniques to encourage the development of healthy emotional and self-regulation skills in young children. Details at mnjcc.org.

Saturday March 3
Toronto Storytelling Festival
1 p.m.: The BSM is excited to once again host a session of the Toronto Storytelling Festival. Perfect for kids 3-12 with engaging stories, amusing rhymes and charming songs. Details at batashoemuseum.ca.

Creation Care 2018 Environmental Fair
11 a.m. to 2 p.m: This free environmental fair with children’s program features more than 20 exhibitors; speakers including MP Rob Oliphant and Councillor Jon Burnside and  measure your carbon footprint while you’re at St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church, Leaside. All welcome, lunch available for purchase. Details at stcuthbertsleaside.com.

Peking Acrobats
7 p.m.: Gravity defying displays of contortion, flexibility, and control are what makes The Peking Acrobats one of the most sought after Chinese acrobatic acts in the world and they take the stage at Markham Theatre. Tickets at markham.ca.

March 3 until May 27
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
The Art Gallery of Ontario will be the only Canadian stop for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. Featuring the North American debut of numerous new works by the celebrated Japanese artist, visitors are invited to enter fantastical worlds as they experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments, alongside the artist’s large-scale paintings, sculptures and works on paper. Details at ago.ca.

Saturdays March 10, 17 & 24
Maple Syrup by Lamplight
7 to 9 p.m.: Tap into spring with a magnificent evening that begins with a guided twilight tour of Kortright Centre’s Maple sugar bush. Taste real maple syrup as well as a fireside treat, visit the sugar shack and learn about old fashioned and modern methods of maple syrup production. Advance tickets required 416-667-6295 at kortright.org.

Saturday March 10 until Sunday April 8
Maple Syrup Festival
Visit Kortright Centre and ‘tap into nature’. Demonstrations, wagon rides, live entertainment and of course, pancakes and maple syrup. Special activities offered during March Break and weekends only. For daily times and pricing visit MapleSyrupFest.com.

Saturday March 10 until Sunday April 8
Maple Syrup Festival
Visit Kortright Centre and ‘tap into nature’. Demonstrations, wagon rides, live entertainment and of course, pancakes and maple syrup. Special activities offered during March Break and weekends only. For daily times and pricing visit MapleSyrupFest.com.

 

Friday March 23
Maple Syrup by Lamplight
7 to 9 p.m.: Tap into spring with a magnificent evening that begins with a guided twilight tour of Kortright Centre’s Maple sugar bush. Taste real maple syrup as well as a fireside treat, visit the sugar shack and learn about old fashioned and modern methods of maple syrup production. Advance tickets required 416-667-6295 at kortright.org.

Saturday March 24
Earth Hour
8:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Join people across the world in turning off the lights to create awareness and conversation about the future of our planet. Sign up at earthhour.org.

Machine de Cirque
7 p.m.: Machine de Cirque presents a show that is poetic and humorous, dazzling and awe inspiring at Markham Theatre. Tickets at markham.ca.

Classical Kids: Gershwin’s Magic Key
2 and 4 p.m.: Join the TSO and the cast from Classical Kids Live! as you learn the story of Gershwin and his music at Roy Thomson Hall. Tickets at tso.ca.

Saturday and Sunday March 24, 25 and Saturday March 31
Easter Egg Workshops for Families
1 to 4 p.m.: Learn this ancient art form at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site. Create your own personalized pysanky (Easter eggs) using traditional wax resist techniques. Suitable for children 8 years and up. Adults: $12; Children: $8 (plus tax). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details at toronto.ca/todmordenmills.

Sunday March 25
Easter Egg-citement at the Varley
1 to 4 p.m.: Visit the Varley Art Gallery of Markham to make your own Easter-themed artwork and décor. End the afternoon with a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt, and kids will be able to keep all the goodies they find. Ages 4-10. $20. Register using the six-digit barcode at econnect.markham.ca. More information at varleyartgallery.ca.

RECESS: A playful break for families
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Give your family a break, and help families of seriously ill children with this all-inclusive, playful event for families. Experience the high energy and fun of this 2nd annual getaway for all ages, all in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto. Kick back at the water’s edge, meet celebrities, make sandcastles, hop in our virtual reality booth, play golf or try your luck at our classic carnival games. Go home with souvenirs and memories to last the year. Family-friendly pricing: $50 per ticket or 4 for $150. Tickets at mhctoronto.ca/RECESS.

Downsview Park: Pop-Up Adventure Playground
2 to 4 p.m: Visit Downsview Park for a fun-filled afternoon. In February and March we are partnering with Earth Day Canada for four POP-UP Adventure Playgrounds and campfires. This is an outdoor program, please dress in layers and prepare to be outside for an extended period of time. Details and RSVP at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downsview-park-nature-connection-pop-up-adventure-playground-tickets-42529419639?aff=promotion

Tuesday March 27
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 education@batashoemuseum.ca.

March 29 & April 2-6
Passover Camp
Toronto’s Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre offers this Passover Camp for children ages 5 to 10. More information at mnjcc.org.

Saturday March 31
Eggceptional Easter Fun
1:30 to 3: p.m.: Hop on in to the Elman W. Campbell Museum for an eggciting afternoon!  Meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy Easter displays, activities, egg decorating and light refreshments! Suitable for ages 4-10, pre-registration required. Details at newmarket.ca/museum.

Sundays in April
April is Print Month
Noon to 5 p.m.: Every Sunday in April, use the historic press in the Mackenzie House print shop to make your own souvenir. Included with regular admission. Details at toronto.ca/mackenziehouse.

Weekends in April
Noon to 4 p.m.: April showers bring May flowers but you don’t have to enjoy the park in the rain. Step into the Scarborough Museum for flower inspired baking and crafts. Admission is Pay What You Can. Details at toronto.ca/scarboroughmuseum.

Friday to Monday March 30 to April 2
Easter at the Toronto Zoo
Hop on over to the Toronto Zoo this Easter weekend for some egg-straordinary family fun. Photos with the Eater Bunny on Friday and Saturday and Hatchimals on Sunday and Monday. For complete enrichment schedule visit torontozoo.com.

Monday April 2
Pysanka Egg Decorating
10:30 a.m. to 3:30p.m.: Create your very own pysanka Easter Egg, a Ukrainian Easter egg that is decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk design, at Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives. This Drop-in activity is included in the cost of admission. Details at pama.peelregion.ca.

Wednesdays April 4, 11, 18 and 25
9:30 a.m.: Enjoy an urban wilderness adventure in Rouge Park.  Learn about the Park’s nature, wildlife and trail skills with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders.  There’s something for everyone. Details at pc.gc.ca.

Saturdays April 7, 14, 21 and 28
Parks Canada Guided Outings and Events in Rouge Park
9:30 a.m., 12:30 & 2 p.m.: Enjoy an urban wilderness adventure in Rouge Park.  Learn about the Park’s nature, wildlife and trail skills with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders.  There’s something for everyone. Details at pc.gc.ca.

Saturday April 7
Tartan Day at Gibson House
1 to 5 p.m.: Celebrate all things Scottish in recognition of National Tartan Day. Sample traditional treats on your tour of Mr. Gibson’s farmhouse and enjoy the Scottish dance demonstrations and bagpipe music. Outdoor Scottish games activities, “Which Tartan is Which?” station then try on a tartan and take a selfie. Regular admission applies but wear tartan and get in for half price. Call 416-395-7432 for details.

Math for Moms and Dads
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 to 4 p.m.: The Continuing Education department at Humber College offers this three hour workshop to help parents learn strategies to tutor their children in math based on the Ontario curriculum. Parents will learn common math problems, tips to make math easier for children, and strategies to effectively tutor children. Held at Humber College North Campus (205 Humber College Blvd.) Cost: $50. For more information and to register, visit https://liberalarts.humber.ca/explore/part-time/workshops.html or call 416-675-6622 ext. 74122.

Sundays April 8 & 15
Todmorden in Song: Songwriting Workshops
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (ages 9-11 with parents) & 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (age 12+): Todmorden Mills Heritage Site songwriter-in-residence offers song writing workshops to youth ages 9 and up. Cost is included with regular admission, but pre-registration is required by calling 416-396-2819.

Monday April 9 – 27
Risky Phil
Various times: This comedy about fathers and sons, presented at Young People’s Theatre, challenges you to consider how much of you is actually determined by your roots. Recommended for ages 9 and up. Tickets at youngpeoplestheatre.ca.

Wednesday April 11
Parent and Tot Trail Walk
10 to 11:30 a.m.: Explore nature and spend time outdoors together with your little one at Claremont Nature Centre. The group will walk along an easy trail, play games and learn about nature. Please note that the trails used for the walk is not stroller-friendly. Registration is required at trca.ca.

Friday April 13
Harlem Globetrotters
7 p.m.: The Harlem Globetrotters bring their action packed tour to Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. Tickets at harlemglobetrotters.ca.

Saturday April 14
Harlem Globetrotters
1 and 6 p.m.: The Harlem Globetrotters bring their action packed tour to Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa. Tickets at harlemglobetrotters.ca.

Saturdays April 14 to 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 thenatureschool.ca.

Saturdays April 14 to June 9, Sundays April 15 to June 10 and Mondays April 16 to June 11
Parent and tot programs: Little Saplings
Take your tot to Kortright and participate in story time, a nature craft and guided age appropriate outdoor activities.  Sessions are 1.5 hours long and recommended for children ages 1 to 5 accompanied by a parent. Advance registration required call 416-667-6295 or visit kortright.org.

Sunday April 15
Music & Truffles – Forestare Ensemble
1:15 to 2:15 p.m.: A dozen guitars and four bass play in this Ensemble from Quebec. Host Joanna explores the music and chats with the artists, facilitating some audience involvement. Adults wishing to learn more about music and music-making are also welcome. This  concert series offers an introduction to classical music, with a chocolate treat at the end. Tickets at mooredaleconcerts.com.

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 thenatureschool.ca.

Tuesday April 17
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert
7:30 p.m.: The TSYO’s season comes to a grand close with Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra—a thrilling showpiece for the talents of the orchestra’s brilliant young musicians. The lush colours of Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite provide a striking contrast in the first half of the program. At Koerner Hall in The Telus Centre for Performance and Learning. Details and tickets at tso.ca.

Wednesday April 18
National Canadian Film Day Screening: Maudie
3 to 5 p.m.: This one-day celebration of Canadian cinema shines the spotlight on the accomplishments of women in Canadian film. Montgomery’s Inn will be screening the 2016 film Maudie. Free event. Call 416-394-8113 for details.

Wednesday and Sunday April 18 & 22
National Canadian Film Day Screening: The Whale
6 p.m. Wednesday; 1 & 3 p.m. Sunday: Scarborough Museum screens the film “The Whale“ in celebration of Canadian cinema. Free events. Call 416-338-8807 for details.

Saturday April 21
The Animated Orchestra
2 and 4 p.m.: Discover the magic of music and the orchestra with the TSO at Roy Thomson Hall. Tickets at tso.ca.

Harlem Globetrotters
2 and 7 p.m.: The Harlem Globetrotters bring their action packed tour Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Tickets at harlemglobetrotters.ca.

Math for Moms and Dads
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 to 4 p.m.: The Continuing Education department at Humber College offers this three hour workshop to help parents learn strategies to tutor their children in math based on the Ontario curriculum. Parents will learn common math problems, tips to make math easier for children, and strategies to effectively tutor children. Held at Humber College Lakeshore Campus (3199 Lakeshore Blvd. W.) Cost: $50. For more information and to register, visit https://liberalarts.humber.ca/explore/part-time/workshops.html or call 416-675-6622 ext. 74122.

Sunday April 22
Earth Day
Noon to 4 p.m.: Rediscover how old-fashioned “make do and mend” habits can help the planet at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site. Create environmentally-friendly artwork, visit the historic 1940s Cottage to sample a ration-era recipe, and tour the Wildflower Preserve to discover the natural habitats of the Don Valley. Free admission. Details at toronto.ca/todmordenmills.

Monday April 23 until May 11
Selfie
Various times: This smart and intense play delves bravely into the nature of sexual consent at Young People’s Theatre. Ages 13 and up. Tickets at youngpeoplestheatre.ca.

Tuesday April 24
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 education@batashoemuseum.ca.

Tuesday April 24 until May 27
Annie
The world’s favourite family music is presented at Ed Mirvish Theatre, starring television and stage star Lesley Nicol. Tickets at mirvish.com.

Wednesday  and Saturday April 25, 28
Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!
Various show times: Beloved Shoppies make their theatrical debut in an original new live show at Sony Centre. Tickets at sonycentre.ca.

Saturday April 28
Opening Day at Black Creek Pioneer Village
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Journey back in time to discover life in early Ontario during the 58th season of Black Creek Pioneer Village. History will come alive as interpreters and artisans in period dress help you discover how settlers lived, worked and played. Details at blackcreek.ca.  

Saturday and Sunday April 28, 29
Canadian Taste Buds
Head to Scarborough Museum for the monthly Canadian Taste Buds recipe – light and sweet lemon meringues. They’ll satisfy the sweetest of sweet tooth. Details by calling 416-338-8807.

Sunday April 29
Musical Hangouts
10:30 a.m.: Head to Solar Stage where special guests will join the crowd in telling stories and singing songs in a relaxed community environment. Bring a story or song you’d like to share. Suitable for families of all ages. Free. Details at solarstage.on.ca.

Jr. Jays Sunday
Visit the Jr. Jays Zones on the 100, 200 and 500 levels during the game to take part in many fun activities up until the eighth inning. Kids can run the bases just like the pros following the game. Presented by Boston Pizza. Details at mlb.com.