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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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March Break in Ontario, Canada, runs from March 9 to 18, 2012.

Here are some March Break events that are FREE, partially FREE, or require relatively reasonable admission fees (such as the March Break Programs at City of Toronto Museums):

  • March 10 – 18 at the NFB Mediatheque: “Can You See in the Dark?”

    • Invite your children to a world where life is seen with all of your senses … except your eyes.
    • Location: MEDIATHEQUE
      150 John Street
      Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C3
    • Featuring the animated film Private Eyes,

      • about Matthew, a young boy who is blind and uses his other senses to discover the world around him
      • he’s got eyes hiding everywhere: in his hands, in his feet and especially in his ears
      • this week, his mother and father are preparing a surprise for his birthday and he can hardly wait to find out what it is
    • Following the screening, children will take part in a total sensory experience.
    • They will become attuned to their other senses through such hands-on activities as odour sampling, navigating their way around a bedroom blindfolded, learning how to walk with a cane, write their names in Braille, and more!
    • Please click here for more information on the activities.
    • Drop in any time, no registration required.
    • To inform us of groups of 10 or more, please contact Merrill Matthews (416-973-7114) or Michèle Tredger (416-973-2186).
    • $5 per child, FREE for accompanying adults.
    • ALL AGES
    • In partnership with the CNIB.
  • FREE Kids Colonial Food & History Show

    • March 10, 2012, 9 am – 10 am
    • St. Lawrence Market– Contact info:
    • Listen to stories from historian Bruce Bell about Old Town Toronto, the war of 1812, and what it was like to be a kid 200 years ago!
    • In between, our chef will be whipping up a batch of mini maple scones for everyone to enjoy.
    • FREE

This video invites you to stop by the St. Lawrence Market to support upcoming culinary artists of Toronto in special events, including the inaugural GradsMarket Event which is a one day culinary competition and a graduate showcase, 
sponsored by St. Lawrence Market:

Toronto (Ontario, Canada) invites you to enjoy Family Day as part of Toronto’s Family FUNdays which were launched this winter.

Did you know that Family FUNdays…..?

  • include P.A. Day Fridays (with the exception of Gibson House), Family Sundays (up to March 4) as well as the official Family Day holiday
  • require Toronto museums to provide tours and activities for children and their families
  • admission is pay-what-you-can (except P.A. day camps at Scarborough Museum)

For Monday, February 20, 2012, here is a list of FREE activities, Pay-What-You-Can events, and even doubling ticket times for certain sports:

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2011 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche: Planning Tips, Transformation of Historic Sites & Road Closures

2011 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche: Planning Tips, Transformation of Historic Sites & Road Closures

This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: 2011 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche October 1, 6:59 p.m. to Sunrise.

Thanks to the following Toronto’s tips for planning ahead, getting there and getting around Scotiabank Nuit Blanche – from sunset at 6:59 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 to sunrise on Sunday, October 2 – you can make this contemporary art affair an unforgettable “Wow, What a Night!” celebration:

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You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures September 24 - 25

You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures September 24 - 25

There are special events with road closures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

You are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to your destinations.

If you need to drive in the event areas, allow extra time to get to and from your destination.

Please click here for a more complete list of events and road work.

By the way, there are Gardiner Expressway Lane Restrictions September 19 – November 2011.

Word on the Street

The Word on the Street

National Book & Magazine Festival

FREE Admission

Sunday September 25, 2011

Queen’s Park,Toronto, Ontario, Canada

11am – 6pm

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