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September 2021

Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - Thursday, March 31, 2022
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Planet Ice

Explore more than 80,000 years of Earth’s history Grab your heaviest parka and prepare for a chilly journey through time with Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages! Learn about the important role ice has played in Earth’s history as you explore lost lands, learn about animal adaptations and uncover geographical features formed by glaciers. This exciting exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature…

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60 Works / 60 Years Art Exhibition in Market Gallery

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - Monday, January 31, 2022
St. Lawrence Market, 2nd Floor Market Gallery, 95 Front St East
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C2 Canada
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Free

Presented by Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and the City’s Market Gallery in celebration of TOAF’s 60th anniversary, 60 Works/60 Years showcases 60 artworks acquired by the City from the Fair over the past 40 years through the Mayor's Purchase Award. View this unique exhibition now, and see interpretations of the City’s ever-evolving geographical and cultural landscape through the eyes of its artists. The show will…

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October 2021

10th Annual Kids Write 4 Kids Creative Writing Challenge

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Thursday, March 31, 2022
Call for Entries

National youth education charity, Ripple Foundation’s, 10th annual Kids Write 4 Kids contest is now open for entries. Budding young authors and creative minds in grades 4-8 Canada-wide are encouraged to enter their literary creations to be in with a chance of becoming a published author. Judged by a panel of editors, authors, previous contest winners and faces from the publishing world, the winning authors…

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#mypandemicstory: Youth Create Portraits of a Pandemic at ROM

Monday, October 18, 2021 - Monday, February 21, 2022
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada

Through a variety of media—written word, song, dance, sculpture, paintings, drawings, and performance art—Ontario’s kids and teens have shared their stories of what it’s been like to live through the pandemic. With content-driven themes that speak to struggle, loss, frustration, hope, and more, this free, ROM-original exhibition will shine a light on a unique perspective and voice in these unprecedented times.

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November 2021

Eclipse – Walk with Light

Friday, November 5, 2021 - Saturday, May 7, 2022
Muskoka Heritage Place, 88 Brunel Road
Huntsville, ON P1H 1R1 Canada
Eclipse Walk with Light

Eclipse "Walk with Light" is a unique sound to light night walk at Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville, Ontario. Enjoy thousands of interactive lights that respond to the sound of your voice! Visitors will follow a pat of light through the property and 'travel' through the four seasons.  The grand opening of Eclipse - Walk with Light on November 5 at 6:30 p.m. and walking…

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Seasky International Light Show Niagara Falls

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - Sunday, February 27, 2022
Árpád Park Hungarian Hall Grounds, 10215 Montrose Rd,
Niagara Falls, Ontario L0S1K0 Canada
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$24.95

Seasky International Light Show arrives in Niagara Falls, Ontario on November 18th, 2021 for a limited time and is the biggest and most visually spectacular LED event ever seen in the tourist area. This outdoor lantern and light festival lets you explore over 30 magical LED light displays on an illuminated trail in a safe, socially distanced atmosphere. Get your tickets now for this wonderful…

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Fairway of Lights

Saturday, November 20, 2021 - Sunday, January 30, 2022
Angus Glen Golf Club, 10080 Kennedy Road
Markham, Ontario L6C 1N9 Select a Country:
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Angus Glen Golf Club is excited to announce a new annual walking light show experience, Fairway of Light at Angus Glen Golf Club, coming this winter. After nightfall, guests are invited to follow the path through the woods and experience the excitement, mystery and celebration of the winter season in lights. The illuminated 1 km walking path takes guests on a magical adventure on our…

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Skate On The Square

Saturday, November 20, 2021 - Monday, March 21, 2022
Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON Canada
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Free

Enjoy a holiday skate at Celebration Square's outdoor community rink. Special hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas day and New Years Eve.

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December 2021

Great Whales Up Close and Personal

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - Sunday, March 20, 2022
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Showcasing the ROM’s commitment to Canada’s iconic North Atlantic whales, this exhibition takes the story further and features Blue alongside two new skeletons: the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale and the deep diving sperm whale. With mutli-sensory interactives and immersive experiences, Great Whales compares these three unique giants, from their size and diet to their intelligence and evolution, while highlighting the extensive ongoing research…

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Toronto Outdoor Art Fair- 60 Works/60 Years

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - Sunday, April 17, 2022
2nd Floor, St. Lawrence Market, 2nd Floor, St. Lawrence Market 95 Front Street East
Toronto, ON M5E 1C3 Canada
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Free

Presented by Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and the City’s Market Gallery in celebration of TOAF’s 60th anniversary, 60 Works/60 Years showcases 60 artworks acquired by the City from the Fair over the past 40 years through the Mayor's Purchase Award. View this unique exhibition now, and see interpretations of the City’s ever-evolving geographical and cultural landscape through the eyes of its artists. The show will…

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Winterlit

Sunday, December 26, 2021 - Sunday, February 20, 2022
Mountsberg Conservation Area, Mountsberg Conservation Area
Campbellville, Ontario Canada
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Winterlit at Mountsberg

The wooded trails at Mountsberg are always beautiful in the wintertime but now we have made them more magical than ever! The Winterlit Trail features a unique and stunning lighting experience with inspirational art installations along the trail. Also at Mountsberg, the Illuminated Sugarbush Trail has soft overhead lighting to allow for a beautiful evening stroll through the sugarbush. This experience will include soundtracks from…

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January 2022

Visit Little Canada’s Five Cities

Saturday, January 1 - Sunday, January 30
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Monday, February 28, 2022

Little Canada, 10 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5B 2G9 Canada
Little Niagara at Little Canada

The highly detailed and immersive miniature attraction offers spectacular scenery, enveloping soundscapes, animated features, and moving cars, trains, and boats that all operate on a 15-minute day cycle; upon sunset thousands of tiny lights illuminate the display. A journey 10 years in the making, the attraction has opened to the public at 10 Dundas East across from Yonge and Dundas Square. Upon opening, guests can…

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All Dolled Up: Fashioning Cultural Expectations at Bata Shoe Museum

Saturday, January 1 @ 8:00 am - Monday, January 31 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Monday, October 31, 2022

Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S1W7 Canada

Not limited to child's play, dolls have been used since time immemorial around the world for a wide range of purposes. Their removable clothes, including footwear, bring delight to people due to their diminutive size, and many of these accessories have become collectable in their own right. Playing with dolls, however, has a greater impact than simply offering a distraction. Dolls have historically promoted complex…

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Free Public Skating at Evergreen Brickworks

Sunday, January 2 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, February 27 @ 5:00 pm
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8 Canada
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Free Skate at Evergreen Brickworks

Visit our picturesque skating rink in Koerner Gardens for our free public skate hours. Bring your own skates or rent a pair of ours. Public skating is available in hour-long timeslots. In order to secure your spot, you must register ahead of time (no payment required). Please note that walk-ins will not be accepted for public skating. Rentals ($5) and skate sharpening ($10) are available…

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BEING+

Wednesday, January 12 - Tuesday, March 1
Free

'BEING+' is an online exhibition curated by Abisola Oni with the mentorship of Flavio Belli The exhibition explores the nexus between the experience of the individual and the objective social and cultural forces that bind this experience. Simone De Beauvoir recognizes the ambiguity of the human experience which suggests we are both subjects who act, and objects who are acted upon, constrained by our physical…

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Skate at Harbourfront Centre Rink

Friday, January 14 - Sunday, March 6
Harbourfront Centre Rink, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
Harbourfront Rink

Nestled along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, Harbourfront Centre’s rink is one of Toronto’s most scenic spaces. Its stunning and unique location is for visitors and tourists alike to enjoy our upcoming skating programs. Provided by Synerglace Canada, our new skating rink will be at our Concert Stage with an ice loop at Harboufront’s South Orchard. We are proud to offer real ice skating…

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XOXO Downsview

Thursday, January 20 @ 8:00 am - Friday, September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada

XOXO Downsview is a celebration of public art, culture and local heritage, launched in coordination with ArtworxTO: Toronto's Year of Public Art 2021-2022. It involves dynamic installations, murals, multimedia works and an audio walking tour of the Downsview Lands and Downsview Park. The project highlights local artists, and aims to bring people together and highlight the history and potential of Downsview as a destination and…

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Scouts Canada Claim the Flame

Saturday, January 22 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, February 27 @ 5:00 pm
ON Canada
Scouts Canada Claim the Flame

Starting January 31st — 4 weeks of exciting winter challenges kick off, are you ready? Grab your mitts and toques because it’s going to be snow-much fun! Scouts Canada is challenging young people to get outdoors this winter and learn new skills with a new four-week outdoor skills challenge, Claim the Flame, launching on January 31. The challenge will get kids and young adults ages…

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Fun & Games! A Virtual Program for Kids

Wednesday, January 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Weekly
Free

Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships in Community (TIGP) is a non-profit, charitable organization that has been the leader in intergenerational programming since 1986. At TIGP, our main objective is to create quality relationships with different generations and to bridge the gaps in communities through meaningful programs. In direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent restrictions TIGP has prioritized the adaptation of its programming to the online…

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TECL Live for Kids on Zoom!

Monday, January 31 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, February 28, 2022

U of T's Toronto Early Cognition Lab will be hosting fun virtual circle times for kids (birth to 7) now on MONDAYS at 4:00 PM ET. We're excited to announce our NEW day and time on MONDAYS at 4:00PM ET! Join us at TECL Live by U of T's Toronto Early Cognition Lab for fun sing-alongs, dance-alongs, read-alongs, crafts and more! Perfect for kids birth…

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February 2022

WINTER GLOW

Friday, February 4 - Sunday, February 27
Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
North York, ON M3J 2P3 Canada
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$12.99 – $40
Winter Glow

Experience a family-friendly outdoor winter festival as you celebrate the magic of winter with ice and snow sculptures, illuminated structures, life size snow globes, light show and more! Choose between a walk thru experience or drive thru in the comfort and safety of your car.

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Lunar Lanterns of Indigenous Lights

Saturday, February 5 - Sunday, March 6
Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 216 Main Street Unionville
Markham, Ontario L3R 2H1 Canada
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Returning to the Varley Art Gallery for the second time, the Lunar Lanterns of Indigenous Lights are a way to connect the Indigenous cultures to the Asian tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year. These lanterns bring us Together, Stronger through art and storytelling. Come learn about the stories of these local Indigenous artists and see these beautiful artworks starting from Feb 5! Read more…

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GTA LunarFest – The Year of the Tiger

Saturday, February 5
Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main Street Unionville
Markham, ON L3R 2H1 Canada
GTA LunarFEst

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger like no other! Join us online for fun activities including arts and crafts, animal conservation knowledge, and the return of the Lunar Lanterns of Indigenous Lights. Experience the community of the Greater Toronto Area and let's look forward to a brighter new year—Together, Stronger! Lunar Lanterns of Indigenous Lights: Starting Feb 5 @ Varley Art Gallery (ALL DAY)

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Ontario Science Center Junior Scientists: Ocean Exploration

Saturday, February 5
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 26, 2022

$105
OSC Junior Scientists Ocean Exploration

Are you ready to dive in? Join the Science Centre online for Junior Scientists: Ocean Exploration! This online program includes four 90-minute sessions broadcast live from the Ontario Science Centre. Examine a different theme each week through live demonstrations, at-home lab activities and fun crafts using simple household materials. Design your own coral reef, experiment with the special properties of water, learn all about bioluminescence…

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Step-by-Step Family Cartooning Workshop (Spring Fox)

Sunday, February 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$10

Attend a family friendly cartooning lesson with Arruniya Mohendran, art educator extraordinaire at Winged Canvas! Learn how to draw a spring fox step by step under the guidance of a professional artist. We’ll cover all the essentials, like how to begin the creative process, sketching shapes, line art, colouring techniques and more! Suitable for kids 5+ (Parent supervision recommended for kids under 8) Sun, February…

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