You’re Invited: Start Celebrating Summer 2012 With These Toronto Events & Activities

You can start your celebration of  summer with the following events and activities in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

Above, Map of Regents Park in Toronto
Above, Map of Regents Park in Toronto

City of Toronto Celebrates Improvements to Scarborough’s Regents Park

Friday, June 15

10 a.m.

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
(416) 392-7120

  • 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.
  • 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.

Please click here for a full schedule of events from June 16 – September 20, 2012.

Contact Info:

Phone: 416-392-7604
Fax: 416-392-0572

For more info about hours, location, directions and parking for the Market Gallery, please click here.

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.
Above, Blue Flag Eco-Label
Above, Blue Flag Eco-Label
  • 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
  • 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 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)
Fax: 416-338-0685

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.

Have a Happy & Safe Summer!


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