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Miracle on Leslie Street: Escape to ‘The Spit’

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Do you ever feel like you need a mental health break? Like you might explode if someone asks you for one more thing the minute your butt hits a chair or the minute you raise a forkful of food to your mouth? When I feel this way, I sometimes have the luxury of escaping by… Read More »

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StoryMobs and The Paper Bag Princess

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Are you one of the merry few who’ll be staying in the city this weekend? This Saturday, August 17, the StoryMobs crew will be hosting their third ever live and interactive performance featuring my favourite feminist kids’ book: The Paper Bag Princess. (That’s tomorrow folks!) As per StoryMobs tradition, the event location isn’t disclosed until the day before,… Read More »

Have Tea with a Fire Bird at Figment Festival this weekend

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If going to a festival like Nuit Blanche feels too-exhausting for your sleep-deprived self, look no further than Figment Festival, happening at Olympic Island this weekend. “It’s like Nuit Blanche, aside from the fact that there’s not a lot of drunk people,” one of the festival’s producers, Kim Breland says. Family friendly, and corporation-free, Figment originated in… Read More »

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Story Mobs Host A Jillian Jiggs-travaganza!

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THIS Saturday, July 27 the Story Mobs crew will be hosting their second-ever theatrical group reading of a beloved children’s book. Do you know about Jillian Jiggs? “It looks your room has been lived in by pigs …” This beloved book by Phoebe Gilman will be the inspiration for whatever costumes, puppets or signs you… Read More »

Woody from Toy Story gets Toy Hacked! Workshop on today at Redfish Bluefish cafe in Toronto

Fun Alert: Toy Hacking Workshop Today!

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So, the weather in Toronto hovers on the verge of unpleasantly cold. Looking for a fun afternoon in with kids? Get thee to our newest favourite kid-friendly zone, the Redfish Bluefish Creative Cafe in Toronto. Come to 73 Harbord St. between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. (you’ll need two hours to complete your project) and bring your old, your… Read More »

Kids got serious about scratching at uDJ's play turntable setup. Everyone got into it! How was your weekend?

How Was Your Weekend?

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Did you have fun? More importantly, did you keep COOL? Harbourfront was an amazing place to be this weekend — and to get there, we took the bikes down the waterfront 

Wild things story mob: kids made wild things drawings

SATURDAY: WILD THINGS STORY MOB!

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Don’t miss out on this great party tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. sharp! The first ever Wild Things Story Mob event will take place on Saturday, July 13 at Nathan Phillips Square. StoryMobs.ca will be hosting a theatrical group reading of Where The Wild Things Are.

Popcorn Hackjam

Don’t Miss The Popcorn Hackjam This Saturday

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This Saturday, July 6th from 1-4 p.m., the Hive is offering a free popcorn hackjam to youth from 10-18. What is a a popcorn hackjam? In this case it’s a hands-on course using a software called Popcorn Maker, designeded to teach the basics of video editing. Kids 13 and under have to be accompanied by an adult. This… Read More »

CORKTOWN COMMON

Toronto’s Brand New Park: Corktown Common

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UPDATE: Corktown Commons is staying open until Thanksgiving weekend! Don’t miss out — after that it’ll be closed for a few months in order to complete it. Did you know Toronto has a brand new park? Located at the base of River St. (where lower River meets Bayview), the latest place to play is Corktown Common. It opened last Friday,… Read More »

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New Kid-Friendly Cafe in Toronto

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It’s a curious experience to be pushing a stroller up the ramp at 73 Harbord Street, the former location of the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, where fifteen years ago I used to venture for university textbooks and copies of Bitch and Bust magazines. Since mid-June the address has been home to Redfish Bluefish Creative Cafe, the… Read More »

Giant Beanstalk

Magic Beanstalk Goes Through The Roof

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If you’ve walked past Allan Gardens recently you might have noticed a spectacular sight: what appears to be a magic beanstalk has burst through the roof and is headed straight for the sky. In fact, it’s an Agave Americana plant, also known as a century plant because it takes decades to bloom – and once it… Read More »

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Make this Super-Cool Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe

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Paint the town red (and blue, and yellow, and pink…) with this super cool sidewalk chalk paint recipe   If your kids love sidewalk chalk (and who doesn’t, really?), they’ll love this paint-y, liquid-y twist on the tried-and-true stick form. Sidewalk chalk paint is actually chalk-free, so you can make this recipe in a snap… Read More »

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