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Doors Open Toronto

May 22, 2011 | Events, free, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
I’m really excited about next weekend. The city is holding its annual Doors Open Toronto festival on May 28th and 29th, and if you really want to see the ‘off the beaten path’ bits of Toronto, you have to take advantage of this opportunity. The festival does pretty much what it says on the box...

Excellent Theatre for All Ages

May 8, 2011 | free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Toronto holds the reputation of being the third-largest English-speaking theatre city in the world, after London and New York. And as with those two theatre giants, it would be a crying shame to visit the city and not sample some of the theatrical treats we have on offer. In honour of Mother’s Day,...

Happy Birthday, Canada (Bonne Fête, Canada)

Happy Birthday, Canada  (Bonne Fête, Canada) July 1, 2010 | Events, Food, free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Happy Canada Day!  The country turns 143 today (and may I say it doesn’t look a day over 100.) If you don’t find yourself at Parliament Hill in the nation’s capital of Ottawa – and you could since it’s really not that far from here – then Toronto is a pretty good place to be. But what to...

Toronto Gets A Serious Case of Festival Fever

Toronto Gets A Serious Case of Festival Fever June 27, 2010 | Events, Food, free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
I like summer for many reasons – the sun, the sandals, the ice cream.  (So much ice cream!)  But in Toronto, one of the greatest things about the warm weather is the many, many festivals that hit town.  You can fill nearly every weekend with a festival of some sort, something this Local Expert always...

Toronto’s Best Beaches are… The Beaches!

Toronto’s Best Beaches are… The Beaches! June 15, 2010 | free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Ah, beaches.  Toronto loves them so much, we named a whole neighbourhood after them.  The Beaches, as you might expect, is an area of beachfront on the eastern end of Toronto overlooking that “Great” lake, Lake Ontario. The Beaches were originally settled as an outside-the-city retreat for Torontonians,...

Luminato: Festival of Arts + Creativity

Luminato: Festival of Arts + Creativity June 3, 2010 | Events, free, Things to Do | Read More
Here’s the great thing about Luminato: the Festival of Arts + Creativity.  You only have to travel to one city, Toronto, in order to see art from all over the world.  Think of what you’ll save on airfare! This year’s festival takes place from June 11-20, and describes itself as a “multi-disciplinary...

Toronto Opens its Doors May 29-30

Toronto Opens its Doors May 29-30 May 26, 2010 | Events, free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Have you ever walked by a building and thought “I wonder what goes on behind those doors?”  We all do, and once a year Toronto indulges the curious in all of us by hosting Doors Open Toronto.  This year it takes place on May 29 and 30, and over 150 buildings are a part of the fun. Doors Open Toronto...