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September 2019

Rainbow Songs Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers

Saturday, September 21 - Tuesday, December 31
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3 Canada + Google Map

Rainbow Songs is Toronto largest and best loved music program for babies and toddlers. Sign up for a free preview class at any of our 20 locations in Toronto. Rainbow Songs offers a inclusive, joyful, interactive music classes that encourage the participation of you and your child. Rainbow Songs music classes include super fun music and movement songs and activities for you and your little one. Come bond with your baby in our baby music class. Play and explore with…

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Music Wonderland (3-4 years old)

Saturday, September 21 - Thursday, October 31
88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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Music Wonderland is a class specifically designed to nurture this important developmental stage through the learning and enjoyment of music with parents and new friends. Music Wonderland begins teaching music through a very natural approach. Children are invited to listen and react to music through body movement and making sound with the keyboard. The music being taught is expressive and helps children learn the concepts of strong and weak, fast and slow, smooth and bouncy... Contact us for FREE/NO OBLIGATION…

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IMAX Super Power Dogs

Saturday, September 21 - Tuesday, December 24
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Free

Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in…

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The Word On The Street Toronto

Saturday, September 21 - Sunday, September 22
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Free

It’s a festival 30 years in the making—The Word On The Street Toronto has championed literacy and excellent Canadian writing since 1989, delighting audiences of all ages with author readings and featured programming alongside Canada’s largest open-air book fair. This September we're throwing a #WOTS30 birthday party like no other, celebrating the past and future of Canadian literature with an exciting lineup of debut authors alongside perennial favourites. The 2019 festival will kick off September 17 with a special inaugural…

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Francophonie en Fête

Saturday, September 21 - Sunday, September 29
The Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill Street Street
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 Canada
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Free

Toronto's Annual Celebration of Francophone Diversity . This 14th Annual Music Festival promises to be one of the most exciting ever! Come down to the Distillery for our Free Concert Series at the OLG stage, happening Sept 20 through 22nd. Over the 3 days we present an exceptional selection of the latest sounds in Francophone music from all over the world !

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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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Toronto Biennial of Art

Saturday, September 21 @ 3:54 pm - Sunday, December 1 @ 6:00 pm
Multiple Locations in Toronto Toronto, ON Canada
Free

Launching September 21, 2019, the Toronto Biennial of Art is a new international contemporary visual arts event as culturally connected and diverse as the city itself. For 72 days, Toronto and surrounding areas will be transformed by free exhibitions, talks, and performances that reflect our local context while engaging with the most pressing issues of our time. The inaugural Biennial will present over 100 works by Canadian, Indigenous, and International artists installed at more than 10 sites on or near…

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Door Open Simcoe County

Saturday, September 21 @ 3:54 pm - 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 @ 3:54 pm - 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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Free Yoga Class in Trillium Park

Sunday, September 22 @ 11:00 am - Monday, September 23 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, September 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, September 29, 2019

Ontario Place, 955 Plakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Canada
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Free

This Summer, Ontario Place will offer FREE yoga classes in Trillium Park every Saturday and Sunday mornings along with monthly sunset sessions led by renowned yoga instructor, Alexandria Santaguida, who has had the pleasure of teaching yoga to thousands of people and children across the GTA. Each class is approx. 60 minutes and offers a mix of hatha and vinyasa yoga. Classes focus on mindfulness, strengthening your core, body and alignment. The class is great for yogis of all levels.…

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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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The Big Draw Festival Toronto 2019

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29
Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8 Canada
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Free
The Big Draw Festival

Ready. Set. Draw! The world’s largest drawing festival is coming to Toronto History Museums. The free event is open to all-ages and abilities and welcomes everyone who loves to draw to make a mark on their city. Bring your own paints, pencils, and crayons or use those provided to create your own masterpiece. Get inspired by the sites' architecture, artefacts and gardens or participate in a collaborative art project. The Big Draw Festival has attracted more than four million people…

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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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Culture Days Milton!

Saturday, September 28
Resiliency & ME, 2444 Hurontario street
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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Free

Join us a for a Cultural Extravaganza at the First Ontario Arts Centre Milton! Free activities for all! Join us at the Escarpment Hall on Saturday Sept 27 12-4pm for Creative Art & Crafts, with a mindful purpose! Then stay and explore all the amazing cultural and artistic events! Free!

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Uptown KidLit

Saturday, September 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street
North York, ON M2N 5N9 Canada
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Free

Uptown KidLit is a new FREE children's literary festival in North York, offering comic drawing and storytelling activities, comic and book exhibitors, and feature presentations by top comic and literary artists! Featuring George O’Connor, Deborah Kerbel, Richard Scrimger, Britt Wilson, Ted Staunton, Lesley Livingston, Kean Soo, Lis Xu, John Martz, Tory Woollcott, Chad Solomon, Anoosha Syed, Brian McLaughlan, Hilary Leung, and many more!

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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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Marche de Nuit Midland Night Market

Saturday, September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Midland, Elizabeth Street
Midland, ON Canada
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Free

Downtown Midland will be alive on Saturday, September 28 with the inaugural Marché de Nuit Midland Night Market. From 1 to 9 p.m., Elizabeth Street, between King and First Streets, will be the site of the new street festival. Visitors will enjoy performers and buskers on the street and inside a big top tent where the grand finale, including fire jugglers, will take place at 8 p.m. There will be a hula hoop area and face painting for families. The free,…

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Kinderflute – Luna’s Magic Flute

Saturday, September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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Free

Join innovative music teacher Stéphanie Superle for an introductory Kinderflute program. Accompanied by a pianist, she will be sharing the story and music of Luna’s Magic flute. Adapting the tale into a musical story, Stephanie brings Luna to life with lovely illustrations and storytelling. The Kinderflute method, designed for children aged four to eight, incorporates a wide range of games, breathing exercises, listening, movement, and other fun group activities. Kids have so much fun, they don’t even realize they’re learning!…

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The Moccasin Identifier Project On Toronto Island

Sunday, September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wards Island Association Clubhouse, Wards Island, 20 Withrow St. Wards Island
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2C4 Canada
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Free

A participatory workshop for all ages developed by Carolyn King, Former Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. You will learn about Indigenous and treaty history and the ongoing presence of MCFN people in their territory. You will have a chance to mark the land with beautiful moccasin stencils to create a visual reminder that we are on the traditional and treaty territory of Indigenous Peoples. Families with children are especially welcome! There is no charge for this…

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STEM For Kids Toronto West End Open House/Info Session

Sunday, September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Public Library – Fort York Branch, 190 Fort York Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M5V 0E7 Canada
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Free

STEM For Kids® is an international brand that provides education enrichment in a full spectrum of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs for children age 4-16, through after-school and weekend programs, in-school field trips, STEM workshops and camps. Besides the technical skills, STEM For Kids® also aims at cultivating the 'soft' skills of the 4Cs - communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. STEM For Kids® has already been established in Toronto, mainly serving the Ajax and Pickering regions. STEM…

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October 2019

Pumpkinferno

Thursday, October 3 - Sunday, October 20
Discovery Harbour, 93 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene, ON Canada

Experience the phenomenon of hauntingly magical and stirring outdoor exhibits of hand-crafted synthetic pumpkins, all lit up against the night-time backdrop of  Discovery Harbour. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting October 3 until October 20. Operates every evening from Monday October 21 to Wednesday October 30 - 7pm-10pm (last admission at 9:30 PM) This is an outdoor exhibit spanning our beautiful historic attraction. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate weather gear, we are open even during rainy evenings.

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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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Touch the Trucks

Saturday, October 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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DO YOU KNOW A CHILD WHO IS TRUCK OBSESSED? If your kids are like ours, they love anything with big wheels. Be the hero in your house this fall and bring the family to Touch the Trucks! Touch the Trucks brings the community, commercial and emergency vehicles together to support a great cause. Touch the Trucks provides a unique opportunity for kids to explore and interact with vehicles of all types – public service, crime fighting, emergency, utility, construction, transportation,…

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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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Halloween Midland Movie Night

Saturday, October 5 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Downtown Midland, Elizabeth Street
Midland, ON Canada
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Free

Halloween Midland Movie Night is back! Catch the last FREE 2019 movie under the stars in Downtown Midland on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. Join us for the screening of "Monsters Inc." on the big screen at the 509 Bay St. Parking Lot (At King St). All movies start at dusk. Bring your own lawn chair. FREE water from ShopMidland.com & FREE popcorn from Downtown Midland! Portable toilet on-site from Georgian Bay Sanitation. This movie is brought to you in partnership…

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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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Opera Lab: Movement & Dance

Tuesday, October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 4G1 Canada
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Free

Movement and dance are a key part of storytelling in Dvořák’s Rusalka, a familiar fairytale about a beautiful mermaid who falls in love with a human prince. Discover how ballet is cleverly used in this opera to highlight the divide between the human world and the supernatural. No previous experience with opera is necessary. Participants are selected based on the interest and relevance demonstrated in their online application.

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Apple Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 12 - Monday, October 14
Blue Mountain Village, Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2 Canada
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Free
Apple Harvest Festival

There's no better way to enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend and no better place to explore the countryside, harbour towns and fall colours! Free activities throughout the Blue Mountain area from the Village to Thornbury & Clarksburg. Live Music, The Apple Pie Trail, street performers, hiking, biking, trails, gallery tours and much, much more!

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Earth Run and Fall Festival

Saturday, October 19
Zoo Road Welcome Area, 1749 Meadowvale Rd
Scarborough, ON Canada
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Free

The Rouge is home to many historic and significant travel paths. Indigenous peoples used these paths since time immemorial, running from community to community delivering messages, for protection, for ritual and for sport. Then, and now, Indigenous athletes are considered masters of distance running, and are counted among the most esteemed runners in Canadian history. In celebration of this proud and enduring legacy of Indigenous athleticism, Rouge National Urban Park invites visitors to reconnect with nature and follow in the…

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Pumpkinville

Saturday, October 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ajax Downs, 380 Kingston Rd East
Ajax, ON ON L1Z 1W4 Canada
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Free

Free admission! This fall event has been a community favourite for years. Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin patch, inflatable rides, haunted house, face painting, children’s activities, live entertainment, interactive experiences and more.

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3rd Monday Nights Free

Monday, October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on Monday, March 16, 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 Monday 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.* Enhance your experience with a special exhibition: It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection, presenting sponsor Cosmo Music.

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November 2019

Day of the Dead

Saturday, November 2 - Sunday, November 3
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
Free

Explore Mexico and Latin America's most popular cultural celebration through a contemporary lens. Experience roving performances, art installations and more – all to a soundtrack of Mexican music.

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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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