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This is a BIG weekend for our family. I’m proud to say my hubby will be participating (yes, in a race car) in the Honda Indy Toronto! Since he’s begun racing, track weekends turn out to be our summer “vacations” as we typically visit Ottawa, Montreal, Trois Riviere, Mont Tremblant racetracks to mention a few. But when we found out he was in the Toronto Indy, well, that added a whole other level to excitement to the racing year. If you are interested in attending, Friday is FREE family day. Our paddock area will be baby friendly with drinks, shade, stroller parking and a quiet place for our little guy to sleep.

Of course there are plenty of other festivals and fun events for you and your family in and around Toronto this weekend. And Mother Nature is being kind enough to grace us with beautiful blue skies and warm sun. So get out and enjoy yourselves, make the most of this beautiful season and city.

Honda Indy Toronto July 18-20

Near and dear to our hearts is the 2014 Honda Indy Toronto! It features a full length IndyCar race on both Saturday July 19th and Sunday July 20th. Each race will be an equal length, championship points race. Baby S’s Daddy will be competing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge is a unique series featuring semi-professional drivers in one of the largest single-make series in North America, racing exclusively the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. The series has grown from a field of seven cars to a challenging field of over 20 cars, and is noted for its competitive gentleman atmosphere.

Junior Carnival July 19 11:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Junior Carnival is an annual parade that gives children the opportunity to celebrate Caribbean culture and share it with their community. Young masqueraders dance through the streets in their brightly coloured costumes. This parade, similar to the Carnival is made up of a series of band leaders displaying costumes in competition. The band sections are made up of only children who are beginning to participate in Toronto Caribbean Carnival traditions.

Grab a partner, or find one there, and head down to St. Clair for some hip shaking, foot stepping, and sweat producing fun! Granted, most babies probably won’t be able to participate, but if you have a carrier or wrap, drop your child in and there you have your perfect partner. This year the festival is a week long celebration ending this weekend. Enjoy Latin food and of course, music.
The downtown Toronto Metropolitan area has been ever-changing, and constantly evolving on a daily basis forming what we know today as the GTA.  Nestled right in the heart of our eternally developing city is Chinatown—a vibrant and effervescent neighborhood, home to ethnic Chinese immigrants from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, as well as South East Asian merchants such as Pakistani and India.
The Beaches International Jazz Festival is a 10-day music festival held each year in the lakeside “Beach” community of Toronto in the month of July. The Festival takes place across a number of venues. Stage concerts are held in several different parks within the area and also along a 2 kilometer stretch of the Beach mainstreet – Queen Street East.

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