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The City of Toronto invites you to the following FREE, Pay-What-You-Can, and Admission-By-Donation events in March, April and May:

Scarborough Museum

Saturdays & Sundays in March and April

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is pay what you can

1007 Brimley Road, just north of Lawrence in Thomson Memorial Park
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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 Here are eight FREE events happening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

This video presents “Planet in Focus 2012 Festival Trailer ‘Confined'”:

FREE Children’s Film Program (ages 5–12)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

10:00 a.m.

Screening and Workshop at TIFF Bell Lightbox

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
350 King St. West
Phone 416-531-1769

Celebrate the environment by joining Planet in Focus for an exciting day of fun and engaging programming for children!

  • And will be followed by a free animation workshop courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB):
    • 12:00 PM NFB Animation Workshop
      • This FREE animation workshop gives children the opportunity to create their own claymation environmental movies courtesy of the NFB
      • Space is limited so please pre-register by emailing

Official Opening of the Joseph Bannon Park & the Official Street Naming

Saturday, October 13

1 to 5 P.M.

Official Ceremony at 1:30 P.M.


Fall Festival in the Joseph Bannon Park

Joseph Bannon Park, 65 Mary Chapman Blvd.

  • Come celebrate the official opening of the Joseph Bannon Park and the official street naming with:
    • Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7 York West), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee
    • City of Toronto staff
    • members of the community
    • the Emery Village Business Improvement Area
    • and the Bannon family
  •  After the official ceremony, a fall festival with family activities, food and refreshments will take place in the park
  • Joseph Bannon Park was named to honour Joseph Bannon, a decorated war hero and one of Emery Village’s greatest community champions
    • Bannon and his wife Doris May became foster parents to more than 150 babies and unwanted children, and adopted seven of them
    • Bannon was a founding patron of St. Jude’s Catholic Church on Weston Road
  • The new one-hectare park features:
    • an artificial outdoor ice rink
    • senior and junior play structure
    • splash pad
    • mini soccer field

For more info, please contact Lynn Essensa:

  • Phone 416-394-2669
  • Email at

 Re-opening of Toronto’s Matty Eckler Community Recreation Centre

FREE Barbecue, Leisure Swim and Facility Tours

Saturday, October 13

1 to 4 p.m.

Remarks at 1 p.m.

Matty Eckler Community Recreation Centre, 953 Gerrard St. E.

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You're Invited: 11 Great Canadian Events in Ontario Sept.15-Nov.25, 2012

You’re Invited: 11 Great Canadian Events in Ontario Sept.15-Nov.25, 2012

Here are some great FREE events in Ontario, Canada:
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This video presents “FKZO-2011 TVICE.flv”:

  • The “Hot Créole Celebration of Festival Kompa Zouk Ontario (FKZO)”:

Festival Kompa Zouk Ontario (FKZO) – Festival du Créole Français (a.k.a. French Creole Festival) is a celebration of French-Caribbean values through music, dance, cuisine arts and crafts as well as many others components which demonstrate the magnitude and diversity of the Canadian patrimony.

The third annual French Créole Festival, Festival Kompa Zouk Ontario, takes place this year from July 25 to August 6 and includes these highlights:

Read more of You’re Invited: Festival Kompa Zouk Ontario (FKZO) July 25 – August 6, 2012

This video presents “Harbourfront Centre, Toronto”:

You're Invited: Harbourfront Centre's Summer Exhibitions, Events & Festivals 2012

You’re Invited: Harbourfront Centre’s Summer Exhibitions, Events & Festivals 2012

Harbourfront Centre invites you to the following FREE summer :

  • exhibitions with a public opening reception
  • musical events
  • family events
  • festivals

Assembly of First Nations: Welcome Concert

  • As part of a week-long programme, the Assembly of First Nations 33rd Annual General Assembly Host Committee is pleased to invite all to a musical feast!
  • This cultural mosaic will showcase various contemporary and traditional First Nation talents including award winning musicians.
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2012
    7:00PM – 11:00PM
    WestJet Stage
    235 Queens Quay West

Harbourfront Centre’s Summer Exhibitions 2012

New projects in Architecture, Craft and Design, Photography and Visual Arts

Opening Reception:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

York Quay Centre
235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Info: 416-973-4000

The opening of Harbourfront Centre’s eight exciting new exhibitions includes:

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You're Invited: NFB Mediatheque's Interactive Aquarium Exhibit (June 16 - August 31) & Animation Workshops (July & August 2012)

You’re Invited: NFB Mediatheque’s Interactive Aquarium Exhibit (June 16 – August 31) & Animation Workshops (July & August 2012)

NFB Mediatheque invites you to the following FREE event, Interactive Aquarium Exhibit, and frugal event, Animation Workshop for Families:


“The NFB Mediatheque will be offering a number of undersea adventures in animation over the summer months inspired by the NFB’s latest achievement in stop-motion animation:

A Sea Turtle Story
Official Selection, TIFF Kids 2012

A moving and exquisite stop-motion animated film that chronicles the life cycle of this critically endangered species.

Capturing the beauty of the ecosystems that sea turtles inhabit, the film is ideal for all audiences, and for teaching young and old alike about these fascinating creatures of the sea. Directed by Kathy Shultz.”


“Immerse yourself in our FREE interactive aquarium with your own journey into the depths of mysterious water-worlds. With experienced NFB animators to help keep you afloat, you’ll be sure to make a splash!

Drop-in anytime we are open! No registration required. All ages welcome.”

  • FREE
  • Beginning June 16 and available until August 31, 2012.


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This video shows the various exhibitors of the Windfall Ecology Festival in 2010:

Windfall Ecology Centre invites you to the  FREE Windfall Ecology Festival on June 9 & 10, 2012.

The Windfall Ecology Festival:

  • is open FREE of charge to the public
  • is York Region’s largest Environmental & Energy Conservation Exposition which is a premier outdoor event where thousands of people enjoy:
    • over 200 dynamic exhibits
    • getting involved in workshops
    • stimulating entertainment by performers
      • and speakers who care about the environment
  • fosters public awareness about opportunities for environmental change
  • “spurs people to take the initiative in making their homes, businesses and communities more ecologically advanced and environmentally sound, while encouraging meaningful activation and participation”

Get Involved & Get Inspired: 2012 Windfall Ecology Festival Workshops

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