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September 2019

Its On This Summer At Ontario Place

Saturday, September 21 - Monday, September 30
Ontario Place, 955 Plakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Canada
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Free

Ontario Place has much in store for visitors this summer. Zen out with our FREE weekends and monthly sunset yoga classes in the park. Take a spin in a kayak or paddleboat at Lake Shore Boat rentals or hop on a Segway adventure courtesy of Go Tours. In search of a culinary adventure? The West Island will home to a variety of exciting festivals. Grab a bite or drink at Vista Eatery’s licensed patio and listen to live jazz on…

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Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Saturday, September 21 - Sunday, September 29
Sea Cadet Building, Barrie, Simcoe Street
Barrie, ON L4M 2N2 Canada
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The 2019 Barrie Fall Fishing Festival is a catch and release tagged Perch fishing tournament taking place over 10 days from September 20th to September 29th, 2019 on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. It encourages anglers of all ages and skill levels to enjoy fishing, the beautiful fall weather, and the spectacular fall colours of Kempenfelt Bay from boat or shore. A prize pool is in excess of $40,000 & is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the…

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BPL Comic Con

Saturday, September 21
Barrie Public Library Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, ON Canada
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Free

Our 4th annual BPL Comic Con® takes place on Saturday, September 21, 2019. With over 2,000 people attending in the past, we can't wait for the fun and excitement this year. Join us for vendors, artists, cosplay contest, face painting, workshops, cake contest, digital quests, VR and more! Game On! This year we're excited to be partnering with Game On!, the City of Barrie's annual gaming event. We'll be spread out at 3 locations in Barrie - the Downtown Branch…

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Toronto Windfest

Saturday, September 21 - Sunday, September 22
Woodbine Beach Park, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd East
Toronto, Ontario M4L 3W6 Canada
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Free

Toronto Windfest is an opportunity for all kite fliers to come out, have some fun, show the public some amazing kites and colour the sky for both Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd. General public are welcome to participate and BRING YOUR OWN KITES. (Vending restrictions prevent sales and kitemaking.) Woodbine Beach Park is located on shore of Lake Ontario, between Coxwell and Woodbine Avenues. Vehicles can access Woodbine Beach Park from Lakeshore Boulevard East, just east of Coxwell…

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CFYS Fire Prevention Week – Aurora

Saturday, September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
CFYS Fire Station 4-4, 1344 Wellington Street East
Aurora, ON Canada
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Central York Fire Services is hosting their annual Open House in Newmarket and Aurora in conjunction with fire safety week. Join local firefighters and volunteers for demonstrations, safety tips and emergency preparation tips, while checking out the fire safety preparedness simulator, fire trucks, activities and so much more! This year's theme is "Not every hero wears a cape, plan and practice your escape.'' Firefighters will be serving refreshments and cooking up hot dogs for all to enjoy. CYFS will also be…

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Mount Pleasant Harvest Fair

Saturday, September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Village, 512B Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, ON M4S 2M2 Canada
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The Merchants of Mount Pleasant Village are thrilled to present the 10th annual Harvest Fair taking place from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, September 21st on Mount Pleasant Road between Eglinton and Davisville Avenues. This family-friendly event will see the return of Harvest Fair activities like the Pumpkin Carving contest, crowd favourites like the Kids arts and crafts corner, and of course, a bouncy castle, and assorted entertainers. In addition to the returning activations, the Mount Pleasant Village BIA will…

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Door Open Simcoe County

Saturday, September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On September 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. a selection of the County’s cultural and heritage buildings will participate in the Doors Open Ontario program, where residents and visitors are invited to discover first-hand Simcoe County’s hidden heritage treasures, some of which are rarely open to the public. Clearview locations include the North America's Smallest Jail, Bethel Pioneer Cemetery and Franks Limestone Kiln (on the Bruce Trail).

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First Annual Richmond Hill City Fest

Saturday, September 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Green Sports Centre & Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond HIll, ON Canada
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Free

Deputy Mayor Perrelli is hosting his First Annual City Fest. It will feature free live music, events, games, attractions, giveaways, balloons for the kids, caricature artist, and a special guest. Richmond Hill residents will also receive free food from a variety of gourmet food trucks, a barbeque and complementary ice cream cone when they register. To register please visit, https://carmineperrelli.ca/events/deputy-mayor-perrelli-first-annual-city-fest As we are anticipating thousands of residents to attend, please register as soon as possible to avoid the rush. If…

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Downsview Park Orchard Party

Sunday, September 22 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Join us at Downsview Park as we celebrate the autumn harvest at the Orchard! This is a free event, but spots are limited, please register early. You are welcome to visit us anytime between 1:00-4:00 p.m. Activities Tours of the Orchard Forest nature walk Snacks (while supplies last) Campfire Apple cider U-pick at Fresh City Farms (see below) Open house at the Toronto Black Farmers and Growers Collective (middle greenhouse-back door) and more family friendly activities While at Downsview Park…

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Experience The Meadoway – Free Family Event!

Sunday, September 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gatineau Hydro Corridor, 55 Benshire Drive
Scarborough, Ontario Canada
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Free

Come out on Sunday, September 22nd to experience what The Meadoway has to offer. Visitors can experience activities such nature hikes, bike tours, meadow plantings, live bird demonstrations, educational and interactive displays, and much more! Kids can participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a prize! This outdoor event is FREE!!! Registration for activities is available on the website: www.themeadoway.ca.

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Applefest Fall Fair

Sunday, September 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ireland House Museum, 2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario L7P 5A8 Canada
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$5

Celebrate the changing of the seasons at Ireland House Museum’s Applefest Fall Fair on September 22, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.! The day will feature main stage entertainment, food trucks, Museum tours, a Kids Farm Zone, animal attractions, historic demonstrators, antique cars, vendors, and a mini farmers market. Admission is $5/person. FREE parking is available at M.M. Robinson High School, 2425 Upper Middle Road.

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Exploring Spadina’s Orchards

Sunday, September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2V5 Canada
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Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us in the Spadina Museum orchard to enjoy outdoor acoustic music with different musicians each week - The History Buffs (September 15) and The Tall Poppies (September 22). After the performances make sure you linger a while to enjoy the grounds and play outdoor games like croquet, quoits and badminton. Learn about the historic orchard and the different varieties of apples grown over the years. Sample some of these varieties and compare…

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Barrie Culture Days

Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29
City of Barrie Barrie, ON Canada + Google Map
Free
Barrie Culture Days

The City of Barrie is proud to celebrate Culture Days, a Canada-wide celebration designed to catalyze and inspire public participation in arts and culture from September 27 to 29, 2019. Culture Days is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The first Culture Days was held in September 2010 in over 700 Canadian cities and towns and was a great success. Annually,…

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Culture Days Weekend

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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Free

Enjoy a weekend of free admission as part of Culture Days, Canada’s national celebration of community arts. Explore the Gardiner’s world-renowned collection of ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Europe, China, Japan, and contemporary pottery. Guided tours will take place daily at 2 pm. 10 am – 4 pm | Raku firing on the Plaza Join us for live Raku firing! An exciting pottery technique that has its origins in 16th-century Japan, Raku ware is placed in a container with combustible…

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50th Birthday Community Weekend at Ontario Science Center

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Free

It’s a free birthday bash for the whole community! To celebrate 50 years of wonder, curiosity and discovery, the Science Centre offers free general admission on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29. Presented by TELUS, 50th Birthday Community Weekend features special guests and offers exhibitions, presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities—at no cost. The 50th Birthday Community Weekend is financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture…

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Applefest

Saturday, September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Markham Museum, 9350 Hwy. 48
Markham, Ontario L3P 3J3 Canada
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Join us for the tastiest event of the year and Markham’s 225th anniversary celebration! Applefest offers access to several exhibitions, rides and games, live entertainment and family-fun activities for all to enjoy. Check out the Cider Mill, which is only open at Applefest – producing fresh apple cider for you to sample and purchase. Enjoy a variety of tasty apple treats, food trucks, an assortment of interactive activities and much more! Free Admission.

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CYFS Fire Prevention Week – Newmarket

Saturday, September 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
CYFS Fire Station 4-1, 984 Gorham Street
Newmarket, ON Canada
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Free

Central York Fire Services is hosting their annual Open House in Newmarket and Aurora in conjunction with fire safety week. Join local firefighters and volunteers for demonstrations, safety tips and emergency preparation tips, while checking out the fire safety preparedness simulator, fire trucks, activities and so much more! This year's theme is "Not every hero wears a cape, plan and practice your escape.'' Firefighters will be serving refreshments and cooking up hot dogs for all to enjoy. CYFS will also be…

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October 2019

Meaford Scarecrow Invasion Parade & Festival

Friday, October 4
Downtown Meaford Meaford, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Invasion The “Invasion of Scarecrows” begins in mid September through to mid October. More than 250 scarecrows will be found in the downtown area alone – dangling from downtown lamp posts, hiding in bushes and trees, lounging happily on benches, peeking out from behind cornstalks and resting comfortably on porches and verandas. They frolic everywhere! The main street (Sykes St.), and harbour area, are particularly alive with scarecrows during this time. This year’s decorating theme is “Scarecrows’ Book Invasion”.…

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Port Elgin Pumpkinfest

Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6
Downtown Port Elgin Saugeen Shores, ON Canada + Google Map

Featuring two GIANT Vegetable Weigh Offs, one of Ontario's LARGEST two day outdoor Car Shows, over 100 craft & marketplace vendors for all your Shopping needs and tons of FAMILY FUN Attractions, Port Elgin Pumpkinfest is THE place to be!

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Leaside Block Party

Saturday, October 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trace Manes Park, 110 Rumsey Road
East York, ON M4G 1S8 Canada
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Free

On October 5th, join us for the second annual Leaside Block Party in support of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The neighbourhood will be gathering together for fun activities, delicious eats, entertainment, local vendors, and plenty of ways to learn about Holland Bloorview! Come celebrate this free block party showcasing the Leaside community & Holland Bloorview and help create a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities!

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Salmon Festival at Highland Creek

Sunday, October 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Morningside Park, 3910 Morningside Park
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Join us for the 10th annual Salmon Festival at Highland Creek! The Salmon Festival is a family-oriented event that showcases environmental conservation and the natural heritage of Highland Creek. Join us for a walk along the creek to see the salmon running upstream. Learn more about protecting salmon and their habitats, through environmental activities led by local organizations.

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Sunday FUNday – We DIG Archaeology!

Sunday, October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oshawa Museum, 1450 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8 Canada
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Free

Interact with artefacts from Oshawa's Ancestral Wendat archaeological sites at our Sunday FUNday! Found in 1967 and 1992 these excavations have provided us a link to Oshawa's pre-history. Learn about tools of the trade, dating techniques and put together clay pots! View artefacts on display from past digs at the Museum. Sunday FUNdays are held on the first Sunday of the month. Admission is free and allows you to interact with Museum staff and its collection. 12—4 pm in the…

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Toronto and Richmond Hill Pumpkinfests

Saturday, October 12 - Monday, October 14
Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

If you’re looking for something fun to do Thanksgiving weekend, this is it! Toronto or Richmond Hill Pumpkinfest has something for all ages. Come experience this family event over 3 days with great food, vendors, entertainment and loads of pumpkins! Guests are welcomed to enjoy all things Autumn. Why not enter your child into the Costume Contest or Little Miss Pumpkin Fest Contest? Don’t have kids? Not a problem! You can participate in our Pumpkin Carving Contest or take a…

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Halloween Train Rides

Saturday, October 19 - Sunday, October 20
York-Durham Heritage Railway, Uxbridge Train Station, 19 Railway Street
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1E5 Canada

Put on your costumes and join us for a spooktacular heritage train ride with on-board entertainment! The Halloween Trains will be running on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th. Children 12 and under in costume ride for only $3.99! (Maximum of 2 children per adult.) (Select ‘Child Wearing A Costume’ during seat selection.) The Heritage Train does allow for full wheelchair accessibility to the train. This popular ride sells out quickly so be sure to book early to avoid…

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Thornhill Mom To Mom Sale

Saturday, October 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stephen Lewis Secondary School, 555 Autumn Hill Blvd
Thornhill, Ontario Canada
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$2.00

Are you a parent or grandparent looking to save money on all the “stuff” you need for your children or grand children? Well, look no further… At this sale you will find amazing deals on pre-loved toys, clothes, books, outdoor toys, baby gear, furniture and so much more. One stop shopping all under one roof!   Saturday October 19, 2019 9am – 12noon Stephen Lewis Secondary School 555 Autumn Hill Blvd, Thornhill   $2.00 Admission Donated to Stornoway Crescent Public…

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Girl Expo Canada

Sunday, October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
International Center, 6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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$12 – $15

Discover a world of possibilities for girls ages 5-12. Celebrate all girls are, can do and can become with creative workshops, sports and fitness activities, interactive technology, guest speakers, inspiring performances, author readings, a unique marketplace for girls, giveaways and more! It is never too early to show girls how to reach their full potential for greatness. Don't miss the only show of its kind in Canada where we demonstrate that girls can do anything!

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Scaryfest

Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, October 27
Markham Museum, 9350 Hwy. 48
Markham, Ontario L3P 3J3 Canada
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$9

Join us as we transform our 25-acre site into a ghoulishly grand Halloween town – a family event perfect for kids 10 and under! With your treat bag in tow, trick-or-treat around the Museum grounds! Have your fortune told by our Fortune Teller, and dance the night away at our Monster Mash! Come in costume, have fun and enjoy the family activities. Children must be supervised at all times. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing. There will be no…

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November 2019

The Dragon’s Song

Friday, November 1, 2019 - Saturday, July 18, 2020
Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Toronto, ON M5R1X8 Canada
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Be the hero. Discover the magic. Save the dragons. You have been asked to embark upon a dangerous quest: to save dragons from extinction. To do so you’ll need to sneak into a mysterious tower where the last dragon egg is rumored to rest. Will you find the egg and learn the secret of the dragon’s song? The Casa Loma Escape Series invites you into a fantastic world, full of strange science and mystical wonders. It’s the perfect adventure for…

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Hockey Helps the Homeless 2019 York Region Tournament

Friday, November 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Angus Glen Community Centre, 3990 Major Mackenzie Dr East
Markham, ON L6C1P8 Canada
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Hockey Helps the Homeless is a not-for-profit charity that runs pro-am hockey tournaments across Canada, where amateur players fundraise to skate with hockey greats including NHL Alumni and female Olympians. All net proceeds stay local in the city we’re hosting in to help Canadians find a safe place to call home and give the supports needed to get back on their feet.

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HoHo Holiday 5K Run

Saturday, November 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Collingwood, Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario Canada
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Come kick off the 2019 Holiday Season with the 3rd Annual HoHoHoliday 5K in support of You’re The Chef Program and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle! The HoHoHoliday 5K is the most Festive run in town! This 5km trail run combines the magic of the Holidays with community engagement and fitness. Join us and light up the Collingwood trail system with 1000+ Santas. Along with an epic 5K run, there will be rest stops with holiday treats…

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Cavalcade of Lights

Saturday, November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Toronto, M5H 2N2 CA
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Cavalcade of Lights kicks off the holiday season in Toronto with the first lighting of Toronto’s Official Christmas Tree and Nathan Phillips Square. The event features live musical performances, a DJ skating party, and a spectacular fireworks display.

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