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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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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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FREE My Gym Richmond Hill LIVE Virtual Classes (Infants – 10 years)

Thursday, July 9 - Friday, July 31
Free

My Gym LIVE brings our amazing curriculum to your living room, backyard, or home gym! These are NOT pre-recorded videos; this is LIVE instruction from our fun and entertaining My Gym teachers. Instead of meeting in person each week, you and your kids will attend My Gym LIVE classes as a supplement to your children’s home education, learning, fitness, and play. Join us today! Parent & Me (infants – 3 years) Mighty Mites/Whiz Kids (3 – 6 years) Super Kids…

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FREE My Gym Markham LIVE Virtual Classes (Infants – 10 years)

Thursday, July 9 - Friday, July 31
Free

My Gym LIVE brings our amazing curriculum to your living room, backyard, or home gym! These are NOT pre-recorded videos; this is LIVE instruction from our fun and entertaining My Gym teachers. Instead of meeting in person each week, you and your kids will attend My Gym LIVE classes as a supplement to your children’s home education, learning, fitness, and play. Join us today! Parent & Me (infants – 3 years) Mighty Mites/Whiz Kids (3 – 6 years) Super Kids…

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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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Myseum and Elder Duke Redbird Present: Ask An Elder

Thursday, July 9 - Thursday, August 27
Free

This summer Myseum of Toronto and Elder Duke Redbird are bringing back last year's Wigwam Chi-Chemung, this time to an online and physically distanced format. Throughout the summer Elder Duke Redbird will be hosting, "Ask an Elder"; an intimate online experience for individuals or groups of families/friends to engage with, ask question(s) of, and learn from Elder Duke Redbird's perspectives. Questions can pertain to things such as Indigenous culture, Indigenous history, Toronto's waterfront, etc. No question is too big or…

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The Woodbridge Village Farmers Market 2020 Season

Saturday, July 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, October 11, 2020

29391, 5020 Highway at Islington Ave
Vaughan, Ontario L4L 1T1 Canada
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Free

The Woodbridge Village Farmers Market is a friendly, big-hearted market located on the northwest corner of Hwy #7 and Islington Ave., at the Woodbridge Pool & Memorial Arena parking lot. The market runs every Saturday, rain or shine, between 9am and 1pm from June 27 until Thanksgiving, October 10, 2020. This season, we are being extra careful for COVID-19 and following the York Health protocols – social distancing, hand washing or sanitizing, no social gathering, no samples, fewer people in…

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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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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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August 2020

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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Afro Carib Fest 2020

Saturday, August 22 - Sunday, August 23
Thomson Memorial Park, 1005 Brimley Rd
Scarborough, ON M1P 3E9 Canada
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Free

The award winning 9th Annual Afro-Carib Fest (SACF) is back, bigger and better!! The 2-day FREE event offers celebrates the culture and diversity of the Afro-Caribbean communities, through showcasing arts, music, dance, food and heritage. Activities include: live musical performances from local and international artists, food trucks, drum and dance, marketplace vendors, Taste of Afro Carib, drum and dance workshops, dance competition, youth and kids zone, prizes giveaway and much more! For more information about the event please visit: www.scarboroughafrocaribfest.com;…

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2020 TAIWANfest – The Survived

Friday, August 28 - Sunday, August 30
Online Virtual Event, Vaughan
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1 Canada

“I’m different, just like you!” We often look for the differentiation and yet we have so much alike. TAIWANfest returns in 2020 with a virtual edition of “The Survived” with a series of meaningful conversations through arts and cultures. Yes, through music, talks and food! Enjoy “the Island and the Maple Leaf”, our annual orchestra concert, heald virtually with an orchestra in Taiwan, an online gallery featuring works of “Behind the Masks”, “(Un) Being Chinese”, “Under the same sky” photography…

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September 2020

Cabbagetown Festival

Saturday, September 12 - Sunday, September 13
Cabbagetown, Parliament Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free
Cabbagetown Festival

Join Us For The 2020 Cabbagetown Festival With Food, Entertainment And Fun For All! This September, Cabbagetown will once again celebrate its annual FREE festival on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th, 2020. Transforming Parliament Street from Wellesley to Gerrard, and Carlton Street from Ontario to Parliament, the event showcases the very best of what the community has to offer. The fun begins with special opening ceremonies on Saturday at 11 am and continues until 8 pm. The excitement…

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Culture Days at Kortright

Saturday, September 26 - Sunday, September 27
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6 Canada
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Free

GET A TASTE OF WHAT KORTRIGHT HAS TO OFFER ALL YEAR ROUND! Join Kortright staff by our picnic shelter and enjoy a campfire. (Don’t forget to bring your own items to roast!) Dissect an owl pellet, meet some interesting creatures, talk to a naturalist, and try your hand at a variety of other family-friendly crafts and activities. DATES Saturday September 26 and Sunday September 27, 2020 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ADMISSION IS FREE!

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