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January 2020

9 & 99: The Howe Gretzky Exhibition

Sunday, January 19 - Sunday, March 1
Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X8 Canada
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$14 – $20
9 & 99

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest compilation of milestone artifacts and rare personal memorabilia, all hand-picked by Hockey Hall of Fame curators from the Howe and Gretzky family collections. Revel in the legacy and indelible bond of ‘Mr. Hockey’ and ‘The Great One’.

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Exhibit: Archaeology Alive!

Sunday, January 19 - Saturday, June 20
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Gormley, Ontario L0H 1G0 Canada
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General admission

Explore and learn about this amazing archaeological site, uncovered in southeast Whitchurch-Stouffville between 2003 and 2005. Engage with artifacts on loan from the Canadian Museum of History and the Huron-Wendat Museum, a 3-D gaming experience, and oral histories from Huron-Wendat Nation members. This exhibit will run through June of 2020 and is available to be seen during Museum's regular hours of operation, Tuesday through Saturday. General admission applies.

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Mindworks

Sunday, January 19 - Sunday, April 26
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Mindworks at the Ontario Science Center

Take an unforgettable journey through your own mind and question how you think, feel, and react to the world around you at MindWorks, a new exhibition researched, designed and fabricated by the Ontario Science Centre. Explore topics such as consciousness, decision-making, emotions, creativity and personality to understand your own mental processes. Sparking moments of mindfulness, this exhibition encourages active questioning and discovery through hands-on experiences. Presented with Knowledge Partner the Ontario Brain Institute. To April 26, 2020.

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Kindermusik: Cuddle and Bounce (Newborn – 16 months)

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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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The Dr. Seuss Experience

Sunday, January 19 - Sunday, March 22
Square One Shopping Centre, 199 Rathburn Rd W
Mississauga, ON Canada
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Welcome to The Dr. Seuss Experience! An imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss. This Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle takes each guest on an awe-inspiring journey through nine different Dr. Seuss books, allowing each visitor a chance to magically step into the pages of each of the books. You can swing among Truffula Trees from The Lorax! ...make your way through a brilliant balloon-filled maze from Oh, the Places You’ll Go! ...stroll through towering clovers listening for…

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The Dragon’s Song

Sunday, January 19 - Saturday, July 18
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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Area51 Lasertag | Planet Play — Free Playground Access

Sunday, January 19 - Friday, February 7
Area51 Lasertag, 2501 Rutherford Rd, Unit 30
Vaughan, ON L4K 2N6 Canada
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Area51 Lasertag | Planet Play is proud to support the Sick Kids Foundation. Join us during the WEEKDAYS from 10AM to 5PM for FREE Playground entry with a donation of $2, $5, or $10. Our 10,000 Sq.ft family entertainment facility is located in the heart of Vaughan. Please visit www.planet-play.ca for more information. Valid Monday through Friday between 10 am and 5 pm.

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The Quest to Save Christmas Family Escape Room

Sunday, January 19 - Friday, January 31
Mysterious Minds Escape Rooms, 322 Bloor Street West, 3rd Floor
Toronto, M5S 1W5
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Mysterious Minds Christmas Escape Room

Have you ever wondered how reindeer fly?  Come and experience Toronto's holiday-themed escape room! Available for booking in two different difficulty levels, this 60-minute adventure is guaranteed to get the whole family involved! Santa's Head Elf in charge of his reindeer has been kidnapped! You have 60 minutes to gain access to the office of Pepper Minstix and create the Magical Reindeer Dust needed in order to help his reindeer fly in order to save Christmas! Bookings are required in…

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Music Classes for Babies

Sunday, January 19 - Sunday, March 22
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3 Canada

Rainbow Songs music classes for babies are a perfect way to spend your mat leave! Have a great time giving you baby a head start, making new friends and singing song.1 Highlights of our Baby Music Classes: Bond with your baby and make friends with other class participants in a loving, nurturing and musical setting Sing silly lap rhymes, playful songs, lovely lullabies, , tickling tunes and more! Enrich your baby’s cognitive development while having a great time Teach your…

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Music Classes for Toddlers 2-4 years

Sunday, January 19 - Sunday, March 22
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3 Canada

Rainbow Songs engaging music classes for young children are a great way to have fun and to prepare your child for kindergarten. Our 2-4 year old programs will have you and your child singing and enjoying music and movement activities together. Preschool Music Programs for 2 – 4 year-olds highlights: Develop language skills by learning to chant simple rhymes and participate in call-and-response songs Introduce bodily kinesthetic movements using props such as the rainbow stretchy band Learn more complex musical…

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Music Classes for Toddlers 1–2 years old

Sunday, January 19 - Sunday, March 22
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3 Canada

Rainbow Songs Music classes for 1-2 year olds are a joyful, participatory program with 20 locations throughout Toronto. Make music, play and explore with your 1-2 year old toddler while making friends in your neighbourhood. Our early childhood music and movement classes will have you and your toddler tapping, moving, clapping and singing! Check out our locations here: www.rainbowsongs.com Some highlights of our Music Classes Engaging songs and interactive activities that help your toddle rlearn about body parts, colours, and…

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You, Me, Us: Outstanding Books For and About Young People with Disabilities

Sunday, January 19 - Sunday, January 26
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8 Canada
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Free

The TD Gallery exhibit You, Me, Us: Outstanding Books For and About Young People with Disabilities highlights “the best of the best” from the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Collection for Young People with Disabilities. On display are books published around the world that are recognized for their exceptional content and design. The IBBY Collection for Young People with Disabilities features over 4,0000 multilingual reference books from around the world, in print and alternative formats such as…

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Skate On The Square

Sunday, January 19 - Friday, March 20
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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Baby Music Program

Sunday, January 19 @ 6:22 am - Saturday, January 25 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:22 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 21, 2019

88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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A steady beat is the foundation of all music (and language)! Babies first experience steady beat in the womb–listening to their mother’s heartbeat and feeling the rhythm of her steps. Kindermusik activities are carefully designed for a child to experience steady beat using multiple senses: HEARING IT: Whether singing a capella, reciting a poem or rhyme, playing an instrument or listening to a recording, the steady beat is everywhere in a Kindermusik class! FEELING IT: Children feel the steady beat…

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Terra Lumina

Sunday, January 19 - Monday, April 13
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Terra Lumina

Terra Lumina is the eleventh unique experience created in Moment Factory’s Lumina night walk series. After nightfall at the Toronto Zoo this winter, you are invited to pursue an immersive experience along a 1.5 km walking path that travels into the future and back. Your journey begins when a portal carries you into the luminescent wonders of the year 2099, a time when humans and nature have learned to live in harmony. Let yourself be transported by vibrant lighting, multimedia…

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Come From Away

Sunday, January 19 - Sunday, May 31
Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1V8 Canada
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It’s been called the “edge of the world.” The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it’s here, in Newfoundland, where a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity. Come From Away is the breathtaking new musical that Toronto has embraced with open arms and has audiences leaving the theatre night after night claiming they are “proud to be Canadian!” Written by Tony®-nominated Canadians…

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The Christmas Caper Holiday Experience

Sunday, January 19 - Friday, January 31
Looking Glass Adventures, 2944 Danforth Ave
Toronto, Ontario M4C 1M5 Canada
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There has been an investigation and Santa needs your help! All the evidence collected narrowing down the culprit at large is missing. The North Pole needs to find the suspect who stole Santa’s Naughty and Nice lists so they can hopefully track them down. Without the lists, Santa has no way of knowing who is getting gifts and who is getting coal in their stockings. Can you help Santa and his team track down the suspect and find the list?

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Musical Munchkins™ (Music Classes for Babies & Toddlers)

Sunday, January 19 @ 6:22 am - Tuesday, June 30 @ 12:30 pm
Musical Munchkins, 361 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4K 1P1 Canada
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Clap, Tap, Sing and Shake with Musical Munchkins! Fun-filled classes for babies and toddlers provide musical experiences with playful rhythms and rhymes in a nurturing environment. Musical movement is introduced with action songs, instrument play, floating scarves and dance. A wonderful collection of songs is designed to inspire a love of music and support sensory, communication and motor skills. Enjoy nurturing time with your child as you sing and play with music! FREE TRIAL CLASS! Visit us at www.musicalmunchkins.ca

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Join Us For Our Winter Semester!

Sunday, January 19 - Friday, January 31
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Registration for our Winter Session is NOW OPEN! Register by November 17, 2019 and receive $10.00 off tuition! Sing, Dance, and Jam Along with Us! Join us for 10 weekly 45-minute classes featuring the Sticks Song Collection this Winter! Your children will love playing follow-the-leader during "Follow me Down to Carlow," counting the stars while rocking in your arms during "Great Big Stars," and thinking up favorite treats from Grandma for "Trot to Grandma's House." In addition to your weekly classes,…

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Blumination Dream Trail

Sunday, January 19 - Saturday, March 28
Blue Mountain Village The Blue Mountains, L9Y 0V2 CA + Google Map
Free
Blumination Trail

Blumination Dream Trail lights the night at Blue Mountain Village – on now until MARCH 28, 2020, dusk to 10 pm! Enjoy a dancing light display to music every night. Updated light show schedule below: January lights dancing to music: 6 pm,7, 8, 9 pm February 1st - March 6th lights dancing to music: 7 pm,8,9 pm March 7th - 29th lights dancing to music: 8 pm and 9 pm Spectacular lights. Sensational sounds. A one-kilometer stroll through the heights…

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ROM Kids Junior

Sunday, January 19 - Tuesday, February 25
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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ROM Kids Jr

Inspire your toddler's imagination and sense of discovery as you explore the ROM's collection of art, history, and nature through the eyes of a child. Bring your child on an eight-week sensory adventure as you tour galleries with our early learning instructors, and join them in creative play-based activities, and social interaction in a classroom setting. Meet other parents, caregivers, and children and engage your child in interactive learning for life. Winter 2020 - 8 Week Sessions: Tuesdays, January 7…

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ROM Saturday Club Winter Session

Sunday, January 19 - Saturday, March 7
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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ROM Saturday Club

This Saturday version of our popular Summer Club program provides supervised, hands-on educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more. The ROM's fascinating galleries, authentic objects and outstanding professional staff guarantee that your camp experience will be hard to beat!   Every fall, winter and spring children will enjoy eight Saturdays of fun-filled, educational adventures in the ROM's inspiring galleries. NEW! In addition to our popular morning classes, we now offer afternoon and full-day classes. Combine a morning class and an…

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Winter Stations Presents Loop

Sunday, January 19 - Saturday, February 8
York Street Park, York St and Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free
Loop

Coming January 2020 to add a much-need splash of colour to winter on the waterfront is Loop. A cross between a music box, zoetrope, and a railway handcar, the art installation is an interactive retro-futuristic machine powered by you. Visitors can hop two at a time into one of the six illuminated cylinders and pump a lever to activate the lights and glowing images and of Loop.

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Tri-Passes on sale now at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Sunday, January 19 @ 6:22 am - Sunday, March 29 @ 5:00 pm
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood/The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P2 Canada
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Jan - March 2020: Triple your fun and enjoy three trail passes at a discounted rate. Tri-passes are now on sale – 3 day trail passes for just $58.50 (plus hst). Flexible so you can either ski 27 km of cross-country trails or snowshoe 10 km of dedicated paths. Valid any day of the week. Use them yourself or bring a friend. Order by phone or purchase when you arrive. Questions? (705) 446-0256 ext. 223 / sceniccaves.com

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Toronto Light Festival

Sunday, January 19 - Sunday, March 1
The Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill Street Street
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 Canada

The Toronto Light Festival offers a visual journey and a playful adventure throughout the walking streets of The Distillery District. During the cold, dark days of winter, The Toronto Light Festival offers visitors a reason to bundle up, get outside and celebrate the season, creativity and life in the big city. The Festival, now in its third year exhibits local and international light artists. Artworks are curated to educate, warm hearts, inspire or just put a smile on visitors faces.

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62nd Annual Toronto International Boat Show

Sunday, January 19 @ 6:22 am - Monday, January 27 @ 5:00 pm
Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd
Toronto, ON Canada
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North America’s largest indoor boat show docks at the Enercare Centre with an impressive array of 1,200 new boats on display, educational seminars, and lifestyle programming. Spanning over a million square feet of show space, this year’s highlights include Ontario’s own Tammy Wolf, one of the most successful powerboat racers in North America and the only woman to podium at an FI Champion boat race; the 2nd annual Toronto Indoor Wakeboarding Championships featuring the world’s best professional riders; and treasure…

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Blue Jays Winterfest

Sunday, January 19
Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J1 Canada
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Toronto Blue Jays Winter Fest presented by TD returns to Rogers Centre on Saturday, Jan. 18 and Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Thanks to overwhelming excitement from Blue Jays™ fans, Winter Fest is returning for its third straight year, featuring two full days of baseball fun and winter festivities. Activities include Blue Jays current player, alumni, and rookie appearances; SN personalities; Jr. Jays™ activities; live entertainment; historic memorabilia; ballpark tours; and much more. Plus, the first 12,000 fans attending Winter Fest…

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Sunday Fun Day at Nathan Phillips Square

Sunday, January 19
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An event every week that begins at 6:22 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 22, 2020

Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Toronto, M5H 2N2 CA
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From December to March Nathan Phillips Square will host fun, free, drop-in winter programming. All are encouraged to stop by anytime for free leisure skating. Join in on family-friendly music for Sunday fun on the ice.

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Let it Snow Sundays

Sunday, January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, February 23, 2020

Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas Street W
Toronto, ON M9A 1A8 Canada
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Enjoy tobogganing down the hill next to Montgomery’s Inn — a favourite spot for generations of Etobicans. Walk through Tom Riley Park and cross the footbridges over Mimico Creek. After a memorable afternoon of these winter traditions, get cozy by the fire with a warm pot of tea or a mug of hot apple cider and savour fresh house-baked treats in the inn’s tea room. You can also sample roasted chestnuts from the indoor wood-burning oven. Afterwards, take a tour…

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Family Sundays at the AGO

Sunday, January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 29, 2020

Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 Canada
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Visit the Art Gallery of Ontario on Sundays for Family Fun! With events for little kids, big kids and the whole family, there is fun for everyone. Interactive, innovative family activities change on a monthly basis and are inspired by ever-changing exhibitions and collections. In addition to Family Sundays fun, families can: Explore the Galleries Play in the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre Eat at AGO Bistro Weston Family Learning Centre Included with Gallery Admission Every Sunday November 3, 2019…

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Baby Drama Time at YPT

Tuesday, January 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$10 – $12

Baby Drama Time is a new interactive drama, movement and music class for a caregiver or parent to enjoy with the baby in their life! Expanding on YPT’s hugely successful work with theatre for babies, each term will explore a particular theme through sensory play, storytelling, and song. Meet new parents and enjoy a relaxed environment to spend time with your babies — and have fun introducing the building blocks of storytelling and interactive play to your baby! Baby Drama…

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3rd Tuesday Nights Free

Tuesday, January 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Free

Free admission. Extended hours. Bring family and friends to the ROM on the 3rd Tuesday Night of each month and enjoy free admission from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. With complimentary access and extended hours, visitors are invited to explore art, culture, and nature in the Museum’s 30 permanent galleries.

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3rd Tuesday Nights Free

Tuesday, January 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Free
3rd Monday at the ROM

Bring family and friends to the ROM on the 3rd Tuesday Night of each month and enjoy free admission from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. With complimentary access and extended hours, visitors are invited to explore art, culture, and nature in the Museum’s 40 permanent galleries.* 3rd Tuesday Nights Free Hours: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm November 19, 2019 December 17, 2019 January 21, 2020 February 18, 2020 March 17, 2020 Enhance your experience with a special exhibition: It's Alive!…

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Family Storytime

Wednesday, January 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! Every Wednesday morning from 10:30 am to 11:00 am until February 26, 2020. Drop in!

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Multilingual Storytime (French)

Wednesday, January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

Introduce your child to new languages through songs, stories, and rhymes! This is a fully bilingual program. No prior knowledge of a second language is required. French/English storytime from January 8th to February 12th. Every Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Drop in!

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