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April 2020

Musical Munchkins™ (Music Classes for Babies & Toddlers)

Tuesday, April 7 @ 12:21 pm - 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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STEM Camp @ Home

Tuesday, April 7 - Monday, April 13
Free
STEM Camp @ Home

STEM Camp is providing FREE activities to families during the extended March Break. If you are looking for things to do over the next three weeks while you are at home with your families STEM Camp is offering online STEM activities to help you out.  A different downloadable activity and workbook is being offered each weekday - activities are available to complete at anytime.

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#HackAtHome STEAM Design Challenge

Tuesday, April 7 @ 12:21 pm - Friday, May 1 @ 12:00 pm
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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Free

As students are on an extended break from school, we want to keep students learning, designing & making at home. The STEAM Project is hosting free design challenges for students across York Region! Design challenges will feature the learning and use of new technologies such as 3D design and printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting and T-shirt design, & more! How to Participate: Register through Eventbrite, and you will receive instructions on how to join our Google Classroom. This will give…

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Bringing the Toronto Zoo to You

Tuesday, April 7 - Sunday, April 19
ON Canada
Free
Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is offering Live meet the keeper videos each day on their Facebook page! Follow the Toronto Zoo on Facebook @TheTorontoZoo and tune in daily at 1:00 pm to experience this live component with their Wildlife Care team. Follow the Toronto Zoo on Instagram and Twitter for more updates on how Zoo Keepers are caring for the Zoo’s 5000 animals during the closure.

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TVO Kids 24/7

Tuesday, April 7 - Monday, August 31
Online Canada
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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Colouring The World At Your Feet

Tuesday, April 7 - Wednesday, April 8
ON Canada + Google Map
Free

Download the special BSM Colouring The World at Your Feet colouring sheets and share your creations online by tagging us @batashoemuseum and using #BSM

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#StayAtHome STEAM Bingo

Tuesday, April 7 @ 12:21 pm - Thursday, April 30 @ 11:30 pm
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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Free

If you’re hanging out at home wondering what to do… look no further. It’s time for STEAM BINGO! This “STEAM” inspired Bingo game is a fun challenge that will keep you learning, designing and making at home, all while giving you the chance to win some amazing prizes! You can participate in STEAM Bingo as a family, team or individual. Everyday, from March 30-April 29th, we will be revealing one challenge on the STEAM Bingo Card. These challenges will be…

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ArtVenture Online #McMichaelFromHome

Tuesday, April 7 - Friday, May 1
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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Free

Stay connected with the McMichael collection, educators and artists through art activities, videos, tutorials and more from home! Stay tuned for new posts every week.

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Club Franco for Homeschoolers

Tuesday, April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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

It’s French club for homeschoolers! Join us for arts and science bilingual activities led by French-speaking staff. For ages 6-12. Venez nous joindre pour une heure d’activités en français organisée par un de nos bibliothécaires francophones. Pour 6-12 ans. Every other Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (alternating with STEAM Club for homeschoolers).

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401 Art Hunt

Tuesday, April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
401 Richmond, 401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
Free

Art Hunt has been postponed temporarily - new date to be announced SOON! Art Hunt, a scavenger hunt is back this year at 401 Richmond! 401 Richmond’s building-wide scavenger hunt takes place, on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 from 5-6PM. Folks will be given a series of clues, taking them around the basement and first floor of the building to discover the secret locations of hidden one-of-a-kind art treasures made of wooden eggs! It’s finders’ keepers so arrive on time and…

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Toddling to Read

Thursday, April 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 28, 2020

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

This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. For ages 18 months-3 years with a parent or caregiver. Every Thursday morning from 10:30 am to 11:00 am. Drop in!

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Beaches Easter Weekend Celebration

Friday, April 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Kew Gardens, base of Lee Avenue
Toronto, M4E 2P2
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Free
Beaches Easter Weekend

This year's Beaches Easter Weekend Celebration is taking place April 10 - 12, 2020. Don't miss the highly anticipated FREE Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt at Kew Gardens (Queen St E and Lee Ave)- April 12 11am - 2pm includes children's entertainment and meet & greet with Elmo and Cookie Monster. Ontario's largest Easter Sunday Parade takes place- April 12th at 2pm along Queen St E (Victoria Park to Woodbine Aves). For more information visit our website here: https://www.beacheseasterparade.ca/

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The Big Museum Hunt – Scarborough Museum

Saturday, April 11 - Sunday, April 12
Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8 Canada
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Hop over to the museum for an “eggciting” Easter egg hunt and be on the lookout for the “Golden Egg.” Enjoy carpet bowling, crafts, floral shortbread cookies and refreshing lemonade from the historic kitchen. Scarborough Museum is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's many pasts, presents and futures meet. The museum interprets the development of Scarborough from its founding and early settlement to its growth and emergence as a major suburb in the 20th century

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Bunny EGGScitement hops back into town this April!

Saturday, April 11
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One event on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

Free

This event has been cancelled. Please see website for further details. Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy fun, free activities with your family, including face art, craft, cookie decorating, music, and games! Free swimming and ice skating will be available during Bunny EGGScitement where amenities exist with the donation of a non-perishable food item. unday, April 5 | 9 – 12 pm Gore Meadows Community Centre Sunday, April 5 | 1- 4 pm Cassie Campbell Community Centre Saturday, April 11…

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Pickering Easter Parade

Saturday, April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 606, 1555 Bayly Street
Pickering, Ontario Canada
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Free

Please Note: This event has been cancelled. Please visit website for details. The Easter Bunny is coming to Pickering. Join along the route. The Royal Canadian Legion and the Canadian Progress Club Durham South are hosting the 2020 Easter parade. The parade begins at Liverpool Road and Annland Ave along Annland Ave to Krosno Blvd, along Krosno Blvd to Bayly St and then to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #606. Decorate your bike, wagon or scooter and participate in the…

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Beaches Easter Day 5k & 1k Bunny Hop

Saturday, April 11 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, April 12 @ 10:00 am
Kew Gardens, base of Lee Avenue
Toronto, M4E 2P2
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Free

Run for Fun in the Beaches this Easter! Saturday April 11, 2020 10:00 am Start (9:20 am Kids Bunnyhop) Brought to you by The Toronto Beaches Runners Club. Come and enjoy a fun Easter Weekend run in the Beach with a beautiful run on the Beaches Waterfront All Proceeds will go to The Beaches Lions CLub so that they can continue to host and organize this great parade, a Beaches tradition since 1967!

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The Big Museum Hunt – Market Gallery

Saturday, April 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Market Gallery, 95 Front St East
Toronto, ON Canada
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Enjoy a scavenger hunt in the historic space above the bustling South St. Lawrence Market and win a prize. The Market Gallery is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's many pasts, presents and futures meet. It encloses all that remains of Toronto’s original 19th-century Front Street City Hall council chamber, operating from 1845-1899. The historic site presents a variety of changing exhibits related to the art, culture and history of Toronto.

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STEAM Club for Homeschoolers

Tuesday, April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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

Hands-on workshops that explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Ages 6 to 12. Every other Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (alternating with Club Franco for Homeschoolers). Please contact Tommy at [email protected] for more information.

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The Big Earth – Colborne Lodge

Sunday, April 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Colborne Lodge, High Park
Toronto, Canada
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Participate in demos about spring seedlings and native bee homes in the glass house. Watch seed dispersals and learn about the effects of plastics in our lakes and oceans through thought-provoking experiments. Join Live Green Toronto's TransformTO Team to discover what communities can do to help combat climate change and participate in the free tree give-away. Colborne Lodge is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's many pasts, presents and futures meet. The museum explores 19th-century innovation…

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Muskoka Maple Festival

Saturday, April 25
Downtown Huntsville, 37 Main Street East
Huntsville, P1H 1A1 Canada
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This family friendly event celebrates the culmination of the maple harvest in Muskoka and is a full day of fun and activities, vendors and displays, live music, street performers and, most importantly – so much delicious food! With local restaurants, bakeries and cafés serving up unique maple inspired offerings, the biggest challenge will be deciding which tasty treats to try. Bring your appetite and sense of adventure and truly eat your way through the amazing line up. Discover pure maple syrup,…

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Community Cleanup Day at Fort York

Saturday, April 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort York, 250 Old Fort York Blvd
Toronto, ON Canada
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Clean Toronto Together! Join the 17th annual city-wide cleanup of public spaces. Help the team at Fort York to clean part of our 43-acres of greenspace! All participants who help with the community cleanup on the Fort York grounds will get free admission to visit our museum on the day of the event. We will provide gloves, garbage bags, water, and coffee. Please provide your own boots, rakes and/or shovels if desired. Fort York is one of 10 Toronto History…

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Pokémon League at Bathurst Clark Resource Library

Saturday, April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

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

Whether you own Pokemon Cards, love Pokemon or just want something fun to do, come play Pokemon TCG (trading card game), do a scavenger hunt, or do some Pokemon crafts at the library! All ages are welcome.

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May 2020

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Center

Saturday, May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

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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GTA Photography Contest & Exhibit | Views From Generation Z

Saturday, May 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
GTA Photography Classes, 25 Toronto St.
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2R1 Canada
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Free

CALLING ALL YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHERS IN TORONTO! (Ages 8 -17) Free Photography Contest (Deadline to Submit - April 10, 2020) 6 Weeks of Contest Submissions
Submit Your Top 5 Photos (Open Theme!)
 1 Awesome Exhibit / Open House (May 2, 2020)
 1 Grand Prize Winner
2 Honourable Mentions
Tons of Great Prizes! Every generation has its own unique style, image, and voice! Views From Generation Z is a collection of photographs that showcase how Post-Millennials see the world and demonstrate their unique photography styles.…

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Mayor’s Cyber Day

Saturday, May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2 park dr stouffville, 2 Park Dr
Stouffville, Ontario L4a4K1 Canada
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Free

Stouffville Mayor, Iain Lovatt, invites all residents to learn about cybersafety with the KnowledgeFlow Cybersafety Foundation. Improve your digital literacy as you learn about password management, how hackers target victims, how to spot email fraud, learn about phishing and spoofing, learn tips for reading and actually understanding privacy policies, discover how companies aggregate and track your data and much more. There will be activities for all ages.

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The Bump to Baby Show

Sunday, May 3 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Toronto, ON M6G 4C7 Canada
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Free

We've gathered together everything you need from the best, health-conscious businesses out there to make your life a little easier and way more fun. Shop, eat and learn in our market place from the best health-conscious businesses the city has to offer. Participate in fun activities with your kids. Enjoy live music. Join us for free yoga. Enjoy free swag and a chance to win some amazing prizes at our raffle.

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Earthbound Kids May Open House

Sunday, May 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada
Earthbound Kids Open House

You're invited to Earthbound Kids to enjoy some fun on the farm at our Spring Open House! Our spring Open House will include outdoor play, pony rides*, sports, meet the farm animals, BBQ lunch and other fun family activities! Parents can tour the farm and learn about great summer camp and after-school programs, as well as our awesome birthday party packages! FREE! *Some activities are weather permitting

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Downsview Park’s Nature Connection Program

Sunday, May 10 @ 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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Nobleton Victoria Day Fair and Fireworks

Monday, May 18
Nobleton Arena Grounds Nobleton, ON Canada + Google Map
Free
Nobleton Victoria Day

A full day of family fun at the Nobleton Victoria Day Fair. Held at the Nobleton Arena Grounds, enjoy a kick-off parade, kids activities, entertainment, music, food, midway rides and fireworks at dusk!

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Barrie Waterfront Festival

Friday, May 22 - Sunday, May 24
Barrie Waterfront, 1 Lakeshore Drive
Barrie, ON Canada
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Mark your calendar for Barrie's favourite FREE ADMISSION music festival, May 22 - 24th! Come on down to Centennial Park the 16th Annual FREE Barrie Waterfront Festival. There will be live music, delicious beer and food trucks PLUS a children's midway...fun for the whole family! The 16th Annual spring line-up will present live bands from a variety of genres. For your added enjoyment, free outdoor entertainment will be brought to the table: street buskers, a midway with rides, face painting,…

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Earthbound Kids Spring Open House

Sunday, May 31 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada
Earthbound Kids Open House

Join us on May 31 at Earthbound Kids to enjoy some fun on the farm at our Spring Open House! Our spring Open House will include outdoor play, pony rides*, sports, meet the farm animals, BBQ lunch and other fun family activities! Parents can tour the farm and learn about great summer camp and after-school programs, as well as our awesome birthday party packages! FREE! *Some activities are weather permitting. BBQ Lunch by donation.

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June 2020

The Queensway Butter Tart Festival 2020

Saturday, June 20
Queensway Park, 8 Avon Park Drive
Etobicoke, Ontario M8Z 3X4 Canada
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Free

The Queensway Butter Tart Festival returns for a mouthwatering second year! A community festival celebrating Canada’s favourite dessert, featuring 15 different butter tart vendors along with many other sweet and savoury treats. Come down to Queensway Park to enjoy delicious offerings from local vendors and food trucks with live music, a beer garden, the PC SuperDogs, a Kids Zone, and more exciting live entertainment! Free admission!

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Party 4 Paws: Pet Fair & Adoption Day

Saturday, June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trinity Bellwoods Park, Dog Bowl, 790 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G3 Canada
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Free

Party 4 Paws is a family-friendly, fully accessible event where everyone can meet animal rescue heroes and pets looking for their forever homes, learn responsible pet ownership, and support a great cause. Admission is free, and all donations go towards helping animals in need. Rain date: Sunday, June 21 (12 p.m. to 6 p.m.) There will also be other activities and attractions including face painting, a photo booth, treats for pets, and displays of pet supplies, services, and goodies from…

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July 2020

Q107 Canada Day Picnic

Wednesday, July 1
Woodbine Park, The Beaches
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

We’re featuring Q107 Rock & Roll Tributes to Pearl Jam, Bob Marley, ACDC, Tragically Hip, Foreigner and Rush. Then we’ll cap off the night with Toronto’s largest fireworks display from Ashbridges Bay. The party starts at noon on Canada Day, in Woodbine Park near the beaches. Come down and enjoy children’s entertainment and activities including arts and crafts and a special meet and greet with Peppa Pig and brother George! This will be fun for the whole family!

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Downsview Park’s Jr. Forest Explorers

Monday, July 6
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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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