Stuff to Do

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 »

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 »

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3 Rad Things To Do This Weekend

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It’s the best time of year in Ontario. Fall colours in full effect, temps are crisp, and days are bright. Get out and celebrate the season already. Here are 3 cool ways. 1. TONIGHT Bundle the kids and run to tonight’s Drop-in Dinner at The Depanneur The place where “interesting food things happen.” This cozy… 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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

FINDING BESSARION

Visit The Subway Station You’ve Always Wondered About: BESSARION

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Here’s an amazing idea for the next gloomy weather day that you’re stuck at home with kids. Pull out a TTC subway map (or a transit map for the city you live in) and plan a trip to the station whose name has always intrigued you. For subway fan and urban explorer Jeremy Woodcock, it was… Read More »

Picnics! Something Nice To Look Forward To

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Nice day for a picnic, no?  This month’s issue of The Atlantic features a gorgeous literary and photographic ode to extraordinary picnics. Riffing on an excerpt from writer James Michener that he’s obviously been fond of for years, journalist Conor Friedersdorf has compiled the prettiest collection of photos from around the world of people feasting outside. Vienna: The internet is… Read More »

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