You can start your celebration of summer with the following events and activities in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
City of Toronto Celebrates Improvements to Scarborough’s Regents Park
Friday, June 15
Regents Park, 115 Westbourne Ave, Toronto
- Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest) and City of Toronto staff will join community members to celebrate the installation of new playground equipment.
- The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
St. Lawrence Market’s Annual Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 16
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Lawrence Market
92- 95 Front St East
Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1C3
- St. Lawrence Market in Toronto is celebrating the launch of the local berry season with its annual Strawberry Festival.
- Come out and enjoy some delicious treats, inspired by everything strawberry.
- Location: Market Lane (right beside the North Market).
- Here’s the itinerary of the Strawberry Festival:
- 10 am St. Lawrence Market merchant Yianni will be serving up strawberry waffles
- 11 am Jam-maker Bumpercrop will be onsite giving away strawberries with mascarpone cheese
- 11 am St. Lawrence Market merchant Eve’s Temptations will be serving up their strawberry shortcake
- 12 pm Eve’s Temptations is back to hand out custard tarts with strawberries
- Throughout the morning they will be giving away chocolate covered strawberries, from the North Market farmer Paul Moyer
In the St. Lawrence Market’s Miele Gallery at the Market Kitchen:
- The Miele Gallery at the Market Kitchen is located on the west mezzanine of the South Market, 93 Front St. E.
- 10 am: Jam making workshop
- 11 am: Special guest celebrity chef David Adjey will be cooking up one of his favourite dishes:
- He will make his own strawberry-inspired recipe.
- Visitors will have a chance to meet Adjey, who will have copies of his book, Deconstructing the Dish.
This video presents The Beaches, Toronto – Ontario, Canada :
- Enjoy a tour of Woodbine Beach, one of Toronto’s most popular beaches
- The area has been recognized as one of eight Blue Flag beaches in Toronto (June 2012), and features access to swimming and outdoor sports (such as beach volleyball):
Toronto’s Outdoor Pools, Splash Pads, Wading Pools & Beaches Will Open
Starting Saturday, June 16 for 12 outdoor pools on a part-time basis
Starting Saturday, June 23 for 46 outdoor pools on a part-time basis
FREE Leisure Swimming
- The City of Toronto invites residents of all ages to visit and enjoy the City’s splash pads, wading pools, outdoor swimming pools and beaches this season.
- Weather permitting,
- 12 outdoor pools across the city will open on a part-time basis starting on Saturday, June 16
- the remaining 46 outdoor pools will open on a part-time basis on Saturday, June 23
- all outdoor pools will begin regular hours on Friday, June 29 and will remain open with varying schedules until Sunday, September 2
- There are requirements for supervision or swimming ability for children under 10 years of age.
- Leisure swimming is FREE for all ages.
- Weather permitting, the following outdoor swimming pools will open during after-school and weekend hours starting June 16:
- Etobicoke York District
- Pine Point Outdoor Pool, 15 Grierson Rd.
- Sunnyside-Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
- West Mall Outdoor Pool, 370 The West Mall
- North York District
- Goulding Community Centre, 45 Goulding Ave.
- Northwood Community Centre, 15 Clubhouse Crt.
- Oriole Recreation Centre, 2975 Don Mills Rd. W.
- Scarborough District
- Heron Park Outdoor Pool, 292 Manse Rd.
- Maryvale Outdoor Pool, 1325 Pharmacy Ave.
- McGregor Park Outdoor Pool, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
- Toronto and East York District
- Alexandra Park, 275 Bathurst St.
- Alex Duff, 779 Crawford St.
- Donald D. Summerville, 1867 Lake Shore Blvd E.
- Etobicoke York District
- Eight of Toronto’s 11 swimming beaches have earned Blue Flags, making them a great choice for family fun and cooling down during the hot summer.
- The Blue Flag program is a highly respected and internationally recognized eco-label for swimming beaches and identifies beaches that meet the highest criteria for excellence.
- For more info about Blue Flags, visit blueflag.ca.
- Currently, 80 splash pads are open across the city until September 23.
- They operate daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. by push-button release.
- Splash pads are unsupervised water play areas, so caregivers are reminded to supervise their children at all times in these areas.
- On June 29, more than 100 supervised wading pools will open for the summer.
- Each will operate on its own local schedule until September 2, weather permitting.
- Wading pools are shallow water areas located in parks.
- Caregivers are reminded to supervise their children at all times in these areas.
For more information, including hours of operation and up-to-date information on pools, wading pools and splash pads, please visit http://www.toronto.ca/parks or call 311.
City of Toronto Contact Info:
Phone within Toronto city limits: 311
Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)
TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.
Always call 911 for emergencies.
Win tickets to see Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana
New Dinosaur Exhibition Opening on Saturday, June 23, 2012
Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana
- The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is partnering with the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to give you a chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to check out the exciting new dinosaur exhibition opening Saturday, June 23, 2012.
- “Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwanafeatures dinosaurs you’ve never seen before, displayed in ways you’ve never seen before.
Have a Happy & Safe Summer!
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