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July 2020

Science at Home with Ontario Science Center

Thursday, July 9 - Friday, July 31
Free

While our doors are temporarily closed, we’re bringing the Science Centre to you! From DIY experiments to science activities to educational resources, we’ve got you covered. Science is everywhere and can be done anywhere! While you’re at home, we encourage you to explore the science around you with your research team (a.k.a. your family). Whether you’re in the kitchen or in the backyard, there are lots of opportunities to ask questions, make observations and test theories. Fun, educational content DIY…

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

Thursday, July 9 - Monday, August 3
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Experience the timeless and universal appeal of one of the most adored fictional characters of all time – Winnie-the-Pooh –– in this immersive and playful exhibition. Kids and grown-ups of all ages are invited to discover and rediscover the magical world of this much-loved bear and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Featuring interactive activities and larger-than-life environments, this exhibition will make you fall in love again with these thoughtful characters and delight in their resourcefulness while appreciating the…

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Kindermusik: Cuddle and Bounce (Newborn – 16 months)

Thursday, July 9 - Thursday, December 31
88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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For Ages Newborn - 16 Months Make baby’s first class musical! Music is one of your baby's favorite things - AND it's one of the best thing for your baby's developing mind. Kindermusik Cuddle&Bounce classes offer a sensory-rich yet caring and gentle environment where infants can explore and react to new sounds, sensations, and objects. Shared activities for babies and their caregivers provide the opportunity to strengthen your connection with your child through joyful music-making experiences. Cuddle & Bounce classes…

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Free Virtual Dance Classes

Thursday, July 9 - Monday, August 17
Free
virtual danse classes

Join J’Danse Studio as we give back to our community and offer everyone FREE virtual dance classes for June, July and August. Classes for ages 2+ to adult in: Creative dance, mini dance, acrobatics, ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, yoga, meditation, hip hop, musical theatre, greek, vocal

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School of Rock Remote Music Lessons

Thursday, July 9 - Friday, September 4
School of Rock Remote Lessons

There are a growing number of families being asked to remain in their homes or limit travel. At School of Rock, the health and safety of our students is our top priority. Our online, one-on-one music education program allows students to take music lessons remotely. School of Rock Remote furthers your child’s musical journey in a way that prioritizes well-being through social distancing. Weekly online instruction is conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson…

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Scenic Caves Opens for the Season

Thursday, July 9 - Monday, August 31
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood/The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P2 Canada
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SC Caves caverns

We are thrilled to announce that once again we will be able to open our gates and welcome guests starting on Tuesday, June 23rd. Our commitment to the well being of our staff and guests is paramount in everything we are doing to prepare for this re-opening. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures is perched atop the Niagara Escarpment on 370 unspoiled acres of natural beauty. Our outdoor environment and adventures will provide both physical and mental health benefits for all. Park…

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Round Ranch Reopens for the Summer Season

Thursday, July 9 - Monday, August 31
Rounds Ranch, 1922 County Road 92
Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0 Canada
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Rounds Ranch will be opening their doors on June 27th for the summer season. The fun farm activities will reopen in stages as permitted - there is a ton of fun and animals to visit at the farm like: Corny Maze Pedal Carts Mist Maze Buckaroo Bouncer Petting Zoo Barnyard Boxcars and more! Visit their website for more details.

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TVO Kids 24/7

Thursday, July 9 - Wednesday, September 30
Free
TVO Kids 24/7

Watch TVO Kids anytime, anywhere on the new TVO Kids 24/7 Live Stream. Ad-Free and fun shows for the whole family.  

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Virtual Canada Day in Downtown Barrie

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Sunday, July 4, 2021
Free
Virtual Canada Day GTA

Celebrate Canada Day in downtown Barrie! Enjoy live entertainment and family activities in partnership with Promenade Days, Downtown Barrie's street festival.

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Toronto Online Art Fair

Thursday, July 9 - Sunday, July 12
Free

To follow physical distancing guidelines, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair has pivoted our 59th anniversary online. Now adapted as Toronto Online Art Fair, we have created a platform for over 300 juried artists to connect with art lovers and our young, future creators! Starting from July 2nd, the artists will be selling their work, participating in virtual events, interacting with potential art lovers, and creating connections beyond the 10-day event. As we make this journey into digital, we bring with us…

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Canadian Contemporary School of Art Virtual Summer Camp

Thursday, July 9 - Friday, August 28

Summer can still be an exciting time full of fun and learning for kids despite the COVID-19 pandemic. CCSA offers online summer camp in 2020 as an alternative for kids in Toronto and across Canada. So, you are more than welcome to join your kids to our online week-long camp. In addition to enjoying a special summer experience, kids can learn a variety of artistic fields including drawing, painting, wearable arts, architecture, cartooning and drama.

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YDHR Rail Heritage Days

Friday, July 10 - Sunday, July 12
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 31, 2020

York Durham Heritage Railway, 19 Railway Street
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5 Canada
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Heritage Days

We are excited about having you back on our grounds for a Rail Heritage Days every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the month of July! Step back in time as you take a short ride on our heritage locomotives and coaches, and when you are done take a scenic ride onboard our heritage trolly service that will take you around our cute town of Uxbridge. We are opening a picnic area, with food available on site from our food vendors.…

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6th Annual Purple Walk for Epilepsy

Saturday, July 11
From your Home ON Canada
Virtual Purple Walk

The 6th Annual Purple Walk for Epilepsy Toronto is returning on Saturday, July 11th, but it’s going to look a little different this year. These unprecedented times have changed the way we do a lot of things but it won’t stop us from joining together and supporting our community. Since we can’t physically meet and walk, let’s do it virtually. 1 in 100 people in this country have epilepsy so we’re doing a #1in100 Virtual Purple Walk. On Saturday July…

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Downsview Park’s Nature Connection Program

Sunday, July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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2nd and 4th Sunday of each month except on specified dates
Downsview Park Discovery Centre, 70 Canuck Avenue
Toronto, ON M3K 2c5 Canada
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Free

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. Registration is required. Visit our website to RSVP and to see more information about the themes. Downsview Park’s Discovery Centre. 70 Canuck Avenue. Toronto, ON. Back door. 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from…

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Downsview Park’s Jr. Forest Explorers

Monday, July 13
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 24, 2020

Downsview Park Discovery Centre, 70 Canuck Avenue
Toronto, ON M3K 2c5 Canada
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Join us at Downsview Park for a FREE caregiver and toddler nature program. Connect with the natural world through hands-on outdoor activities. Registration is required. For more details on themes please visit our website. Monday July 6, 2020: Forest Explorers Monday July 13, 2020: Creepy Crawlers Monday July 20, 2020: Animals Monday July 27, 2020: Muddy Mayhem Monday August 10, 2020: Garden Adventures Monday August 17, 2020: Pollinators Monday August 24, 2020: Campfire Program runs from 10:00-11:30 am

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Welcome Back to the BSM!

Wednesday, July 15 - Monday, November 30
Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S1W7 Canada
Bata Shoe Museum Welcome Back

Walk on down to the coolest shoebox in town! With an international collection of over 14,000 shoes, there’s so much to explore. In order to highlight different aspects of the collections, we offer three changing exhibitions as well as one semi-permanent exhibition so that each visit offers new and fascinating for everyone to experience! The BSM officially reopens on Wednesday, July 15 and we can't wait to welcome you back! Visit our website for details on how to purchase advance…

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Ask ROM Anything

Thursday, July 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, August 27, 2020

ROM Instagram Toronto, ON Canada
Free
Ask ROM Anything

Ever wonder what makes a gem a gem? Or what birds are common to Central Ontario? Find out the answers to your questions and even some you didn’t ask, during our weekly Ask ROM Anything. Tune in every Thursday beginning at 10 am on Instagram. Every week features a different subject and a fascinating ROM expert ready to answer your burning questions. Whether you have a specific question in mind, or just want to learn about a topic, you’ll find…

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Royal Canadian International Circus 2020 Scarborough

Friday, July 24 @ 8:00 am - Monday, August 3 @ 5:00 pm
Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M1W 2S8
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Royal Canadian International Circus 2020

The all-new Royal Canadian International Circus ® 2020 tour is coming to the GTA from July 24 to August 30, 2020 at Scarborough, Burlington, Mississauga and Etobicoke for 53 sensational shows.   See explosive live acts from around the world bringing tradition, thrill and grace including the Wheel of Destiny, Acrobats, Motorcycle Globe and Incline, High Wire, Argentinian Gauchos, and Unicycles, Aerialists and more! (no animals) The international cast comes from Switzerland, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, China, the United States, and Canada.…

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August 2020

Sensory Friendly Saturdays

Saturday, August 1 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Saturday, December 5, 2020

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Sensory Friendly Saturdays

Offered the first Saturday of every month 3–7 p.m Come celebrate neurodiversity! The Ontario Science Centre is partnering up with Geneva Centre for Autism and others to offer sensory-friendly events and programming. With a variety of communities in mind, Sensory-friendly Saturdays were developed to provide an environment that is inclusive, accessible and respectful. Open to everyone, the programming is appropriate for all ages and abilities.   Dates in 2020: February 1 / March 7 / April 4 / May 2…

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AGO Family Flashlight Tours

Sunday, August 2
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Sunday, December 27, 2020

Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 Canada
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EVENT CANCELLED UNTIL CLOSURES END Take family-focused flashlight tour in the Thomson Collection of Ship Models! Ages 3+ The Thomson Collection represents a diversity of both ship and model making styles. Visitors will explore the various ships by flashlight, while enjoying the low-light conditions of this unique gallery space. This tour includes an interactive drawing and paper boat folding activity. Every first Sunday of the month, 11:00 am - noon or 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm *Flashlights will be provided.

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Royal Canadian International Circus 2020 Burlington

Thursday, August 6 - Sunday, August 9
Corpus Christi Sec School Parking Lot, 5150 Upper Middle Rd
Burlington, ON Canada
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Royal Canadian International Circus 2020

The all-new Royal Canadian International Circus ® 2020 tour is coming to the GTA from July 24 to August 30, 2020 at Scarborough, Burlington, Mississauga and Etobicoke for 53 sensational shows.   See explosive live acts from around the world bringing tradition, thrill and grace including the Wheel of Destiny, Acrobats, Motorcycle Globe and Incline, High Wire, Argentinian Gauchos, and Unicycles, Aerialists and more! (no animals) The international cast comes from Switzerland, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, China, the United States, and Canada.…

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Coldwater Steampunk Festival

Friday, August 7 - Saturday, August 8
Coldwater, Ontario Coldwater, ON Canada

The tenth year of our event is finally here! This year's theme: Gaslamp Fantasy, where Steampunk meets magic! The Coldwater Steampunk Festival sets out to encourage creativity and learning by imagining a future that never was, allowing everyone to play and explore in this fantastical world. Costumes encouraged!

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Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Center

Saturday, August 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Free

Safely observe the Sun* with specially filtered telescopes. Learn about our nearest star and try your eye at spotting exotic surface features, including sunspots, spicules, and prominences. This program is offered by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. * Weather permitting. In the event of cloud cover, program will be rescheduled to the following Saturday. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. TELUSCAPE Outside Main Entrance

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Royal Canadian International Circus 2020 Mississauga

Thursday, August 13 - Sunday, August 23
Dixie Outlet Mall, 1250 S Service Rd
Mississauaga, ON Canada
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Royal Canadian International Circus 2020

The all-new Royal Canadian International Circus ® 2020 tour is coming to the GTA from July 24 to August 30, 2020 at Scarborough, Burlington, Mississauga and Etobicoke for 53 sensational shows.   See explosive live acts from around the world bringing tradition, thrill and grace including the Wheel of Destiny, Acrobats, Motorcycle Globe and Incline, High Wire, Argentinian Gauchos, and Unicycles, Aerialists and more! (no animals) The international cast comes from Switzerland, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, China, the United States, and Canada.…

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Royal Canadian International Circus 2020 Etobicoke

Thursday, August 27 - Sunday, August 30
Woodbine Mall, 500 Rexdale Blvd
Etobicoke, ON M9W 6K5 Canada
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Royal Canadian International Circus 2020

The all-new Royal Canadian International Circus ® 2020 tour is coming to the GTA from July 24 to August 30, 2020 at Scarborough, Burlington, Mississauga and Etobicoke for 53 sensational shows.   See explosive live acts from around the world bringing tradition, thrill and grace including the Wheel of Destiny, Acrobats, Motorcycle Globe and Incline, High Wire, Argentinian Gauchos, and Unicycles, Aerialists and more! (no animals) The international cast comes from Switzerland, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, China, the United States, and Canada.…

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