Around Toronto Top 5


Oh Canada! Canada Day may not be until next Tuesday, but the festivities have already begun! Don your Red & White and get out into the streets to celebrate with your fellow Canadians. There is plenty to choose from across the city, below is our favourite.

Cottage Season has officially started! Although I wasn’t raised in Toronto, I have to admit that I am quite excited to experience the “cottage life” with our dear friends. I have images of relaxing and doing N-O-T-H-I-N-G…. However, with a few toddlers in the group, I’m certain it will be anything but! There will be some fun for everyone as there are hiking trails, swimming and tennis courts on the property! Tennis Courts?! YAY!!! Finally we will be able to dust off the old tennis rackets and work up a sweat! Game on 🙂

Family Pride June 28 – 29 10:00 – 5:00

Family Pride is a kid-friendly zone at the festival with activities and entertainment geared to kids and families and is located at the Church Street Junior Public School (83 Alexander Street, southeast corner of Church and Alexander streets).  World Pride events have transformed our city over the past week. For all the details head to the Family Pride website.

Strawberry Festival June 27-29


The Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival is Stouffville’s premier event, traditionally held on the Canada Day long weekend. Over 35,000 people visit this two-day traditional fair, that celebrates our community, our history, and our country. The Festival offers something for everyone. Almost 300 artisans, crafters, and merchants set-up shop on Main Street and Park Dr. Friends, neighbours, and family can enjoy great food, live music, stand-up comedy, games and a variety of performances by local talent.

Toronto RibFest June 27 – July 1

Toronto’s west end Centennial Park will be hosting the 15th annual Toronto Ribfest. If you love barbecue, this is the place to be this weekend. The park will be hopping with a KidZone, a massive mobile midway, performances on 2 stages and some of the best rib crews in North America.

Story Mobs June 28, 1:00 – 4:00pm

StoryMobs are where great kids’ books meet flash mobs with a dash of Mardi Gras thrown in.  A story mob is inspired by an exceptional children’s book and allows for participation in a variety of ways. These may include costumes & props, copies of the book, simple choreography, musical instruments and vocal parts.  StoryMobs is a free event.  Like other flash mobs, StoryMobs appear out of nowhere in an apparently spontaneous way, in a busy public space, at a (quietly) designated time and then disperse without any additional fanfare after they have finished.

Canada Day Celebrations at Harbourfront June 27 – July 1

The festival, which runs June 27 to July 1 in celebration of Canada Day and Harbourfront Centre’s 40th anniversary, boasts a diverse range of multidisciplinary celebratory festivities for patrons and patriots of all ages. From food to fireworks, music to movement, crafts to cupcakes, and more, Harbourfront Centre invites the city of Toronto and its visitors to take part in an epic 5-day celebration of Canadian arts and creativity. Admission is free.

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