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Happy Father’s Day!!! The possibilities are endless this weekend as activities throughout the GTA are abundant and the kiddos are loving the sunshine!

Most notably are the Toronto Harbour and Island tour we are planning with our dear friends the “C Clan”. No doubt our little babies will love the boat ride, um we hope, and we parents will have an opportunity to venture out in Downtown Toronto. Obviously, it is a rare occasion now that both our families have children, however, once we make the trek down I have a feeling it will not be as difficult as we think. Who knows? Maybe this will start a trend of getting out more on the weekends with baby in tow. Since on a recent weekend we took advantage of the sunshine and our little guys late nap to head to the beaches.

Driving down early sure beats the traffic and the play area at Ashbridges Bay is perfect for the little’s. If you do intend to visit the beaches, make sure you stop by my friends bakery, Athen’s Pastries, for a delectable treat with your mid-morning coffee. I suggest the Honey Balls! aka Loukoumathes.

Whatever you do choose to do this weekend, make sure you take time out to honour the Father’s in our lives. They have at times taken on the Mother’s role (as did my Papa) and have become loving father’s to our children before our very eyes. Happy Father’s Day Gentlemen.

Father’s Day Book Signing  Saturday, June 14th 3:00-5:00pm Chapters Scarborough

Looking for a genuinely sentimental Father’s Day gift?  Join local Ajax author, Peter Wilson for a signing of his popular book “Daddy’s Little Girl”.

Food Truck Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15 11:00-3:00 Springridge Farms

Has the Food Truck Craze hit you yet? Then you don’t want to miss the first-ever Food Truck Festival on Father’s Day Weekend. Surefire fun for dads, families and foodies! This highly anticipated event has trucks that will appeal to everyone’s discerning taste buds.

Father’s Day Brunch at the AGO Sunday, June 15 11:00-3:00

Treat Dad to a delicious brunch at FRANK. Choose from the Father’s Day Specials and pair his meal with beer, wine or scotch.

Yorkville Exotics Carshow Sunday, June 15 12:00-5:00

The Bloor-Yorkville area welcomes everyone to the 5th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show.
Bloor Street will be closed to traffic between Bay Street and Avenue Road so visitors can walk the red carpet and enjoy some of the world’s greatest sports cars and classics. The event will debut the Super Car Corral plus a Mustang Corral to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that iconic brand. Admission is free so bring the whole family on Father’s Day and support Prostate Cancer Canada among 120 examples of classic and exotic cars including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche.

Chess Fest 2014  Sunday, June 15 11:00-5:00

Are you a Chess fan? Then you won’t want to miss the Harbourfront Centre’s First Annual Chess Fest presented by Scotiabank and co-hosted by Annex Chess Club and Chess Institute of Canada takes place on over 10,000 sq. ft. of the North Exhibition Common. This free all-day event will feature chess activities for the whole family. A number of Chess Masters will be in attendance, some playing multiple players BLINDFOLDED!

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