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nerd moms love TCAF: Aleta and her son Blake coordinated their outfit to the mural

Nerd Mom Alert — Toronto Comic Arts Festival!

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As nerd culture seeps into the mainstream like an oozing dead tauntaun, the notion of a family outing to a comic convention has almost become unremarkable. So you probably already know that both Saturday and Sunday this weekend in Toronto artists, creators and fans from around the world converge on the Toronto Reference Library for the FREE Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). You should totally… Read More »

Way Better Than An Arcade: Adventures at the digiPlaySpace

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 Usually I’m trying to get my kids off their electronic devices. But during March Break I encouraged their consumption of all things technological when we road tested the digiPlaySpace at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The electronic indoor playground is designed for kids aged three to 13, which meant there’s a good chance both my 9-year-old and… Read More »

Girls at March Break Camp at the Design Exchange

March Break Survival Guide

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Believe it or not, the endless winter vortex we’ve been looping in this season has spun into March. And lo and behold, it’s March Break and you’re scrambling a little. Relax, we’ve got you covered. Last-minute March Break Day Camps You’re not totally screwed! There are still day camps with space next week. Here are some… Read More »

College Montrose Children's Place Artscape Youngplace

Grand Opening! The Drop-in at Artscape Youngplace

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  Grand Opening! Trinity Spadina Ontario Early Years Centre TUESDAY, Feb. 18 from 4-8 p.m.  location: 180 Shaw St. at Artscape Youngplace (enter at Shaw St.) Fantastic news for parents and caregivers in the downtown west end. The Trinity Spadina Ontario Early Years Centre (OEYC) run by College Montrose Children’s Place quietly opened its doors January– in their brand-new and delightfully renovated… Read More »

Child looking through keyhole which is a Middle Childhood Matters pamphlet

Why Middle Childhood Matters – Jan. 21 at City Hall

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  Middle Childhood Matters  An Educational Evening Toronto City Hall – Rotunda and Committee Rooms Tuesday Jan 21 from 4-7 p.m. (RSVP Here) Got a gripe about the lack of good out-of-school-time care? You are not alone. Coalition group Middle Childhood Matters will host an educational evening next Tuesday, Jan. 21 at City Hall to draw broader attention to something every… Read More »

Femmes du Feu performance

Saturday Dec. 28 — Long Winter Kids!

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LONG WINTER KIDS SATURDAY, DEC. 28 FROM 12-5 PM location: The Great Hall at 1087 Queen St. West in Toronto Being a parent is no excuse to stop hitting the cool events this holiday season. Enter Long Winter Kids – an event that’s something in between a multifloor mini-carnival and an indoor block party! It’s the mini-version of Long… Read More »

Toronto Through Henry's Eyes. Photo by Alex Neary and Henry (c) 2013 All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission

Toronto Through Henry’s Eyes

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We immediately recognized the Toronto locales in these photos when we spied them on DesignTaxi earlier today. So we called up part-time photographer and Toronto nanny Alex Neary to get the full story and discovered that, as wonderful as these poses and concepts are, her two-year-old charge Henry is the one calling the shots. Literally.… Read More »

What Does C!C!C! Minor Say?

What Does C!C!C! Minor Say?

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So Ylvis is coming to town. That’s right, the fey Norwegian purveyors of an infectiously catchy ditty that rocketed through the internet exactly three months ago to the day. Let us refresh your memory: Brother duo Ylvis – who recorded the song and made the video entirely as a joke – is going to be performing in… Read More »

Toronto Chanukah events in 2013

8 Fabulous Hanukkah Happenings

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FABULOUS Bunch Round-Up of Events this Hanukkah 1. Lights In The Air Community Celebration  Live show with Zero Gravity Circus! Plus candle-lighting, build your own chanukiah, balloon-making, face painting and more. Everyone welcome

C!C!C! Minor

Kids Ages 4-8: Come ‘ROAR’ Sunday with C!C!C! Minor

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The folks behind the fabulous grown-up low commitment drop-in choral singing group Choir! Choir! Choir! are holding another event for kids. It’s called C!C!C! Minor — and now, by popular request, it is open to younger kids. The next event is this Sunday, December 1st at No One Writes To The Colonel, located at 460 College… Read More »

Best places to breastfeed: here in 1937, nursing during a STFU Meeting was totally cool.

10 Best Places to Breastfeed in Toronto

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As one does, I have breastfed a baby 30,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, during the Santa Claus Parade, in the middle of a dinner party and during someone else’s wedding vows. I’m not an exhibitionist; I just like to feed my son when he is hungry. Before he was born my breasts were ‘indoor use’ only.… Read More »

The Ketamines are playing TONIGHT at the kickoff event of the Long Winter series

Long Winter Starts Tonight!

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  Long Winter: Year Two – Volume One  Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. (PWYC) venue: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. (at Dovercourt) in Toronto Got a hankering for Grown-up Time — or better yet, Grown-Up Time you can bring kids along to? Tonight is the first event of this year’s Long Winter series of… Read More »

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