Movies in the Beach

Find a patch of grass, spread a blanket and enjoy movies under the stars.  Tonight marks the start of Movie Nights in the Park 2019.  Every Wednesday beginning tonight, July 3rd, movies can be seen at either Kew Gardens or Ivan Forrest Gardens.  Admission and popcorn free.  Check it out here.

Mirror, mirror

The House of Mirrors display at Harbourfront Centre  is just one portion of what this year’s Luminato Festival has to offer.  This installation is quickly becoming one of the festival’s most talked about, so don’t miss your chance to get down to the waterfront and check it out for yourself.  Luminato wraps up another year on June 23rd.



Get thee to the beach!

Whether you take the TTC, bike, car or any other mode of transport, you might want to get to the beach this weekend.  The official start to Toronto’s short beach season officially gets underway this weekend and the weather looks as though it might even cooperate.  Check out where to go here.


One enchanted evening

On August 10th, head down to the Mississauga Water Lantern Festival where you can be a part of this worldwide eco-friendly event. For the price of admission, you will receive one of 1000 lanterns with which to write your own words of hope, enlightenment and love.   Tickets are going fast, find our more here




And Ontario Place Goes To…

While some iconic landscapes in Ontario are immediately recognized as needing the designation for heritage protection, Ontario Place is not one of them.  However that is exactly what  a group of concerned and watchful citizens are lobbying for.  Over and above the never-ending tug of war going on with this precious waterfront acreage, petitions are being circulated to have this downtown waterfront space deemed as a heritage location.  And why not?  It has served generations of Torontonians well over decades of use and unfortunately now, decay.

Most are poo-pooing Ford’s campaign to build a mega mall and/or casino in this beautiful parkland to tell the world that Toronto is “open for business”.  (Were we ever closed?)  The presentations and consultations and never ending proposals continue as many of the citizens of this city, would like to see more waterfront and less crane towers.  Read the article recently published in Blogto here.


How sweet it is!

While winter gives us another blast of the white stuff this week, why not get out there an enjoy what the end of this season does best – Maple Syrup.  The annual Sugar Beach Sugar Shack is a free event for all ages and offers 2 days of everything maple syrupy and beyond.  There will be maple syrup treats,  entertainment, warming stations, ice-carving and a variety of games for the young and young at heart.  The annual event hosted by Redpath will be happening March 9th and 10th.  Find out more here and then pack up the family and head on down for a sweet winter’s day.

Family flashlight tour – AGO

On the first Sunday of every month the AGO offers kids and kids at heart a spooky flashlight tour through the Thomson Collection of Ship Models.  Have fun while delving into the art of ship building.  Check it out here.



Wildlife Photography Contest

With the bone chilling temperatures finally gripping the city, finding interior activities to keep the family active and interested is a great idea.   Among its regular exhibits and events, the ROM is currently host to the Wildlife Photograph of the year.  The contest is open to all and the details can be found here


Getting away from it all

If you are looking for a vacation that gets you away from it all, perhaps a tent in a Canadian forest might be the answer.  Not just any tent, but an elevated dome tent with stunning views and impressive amenities.  Located just outside of Quebec City, Les Domes Charlevoix offers a unique vacation experience for those who want to unplug in style.  Check out these cool tent cottages here  .


With the holiday season winding down, it’s time to start planning the next chapter in our winter activities.  Thankfully, Toronto’s Winterlicious Festival is just around the corner to ease us through the post-holiday blahs.   With almost 200 of the city’s finest restaurants participating, it’s a great time to treat ourselves to some delicious fare at delectable prices.   Check out the full list of participating restaurants by clicking here.  The festival begins January 25, and runs through to February 7, 2019.