CNE – The Ex

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) has been a Toronto end-of-summer staple for 137 years. But having not grown up in Ontario, my childhood memories of my hometown’s mini version of “The Ex” are a few dusty days filled with screaming teens on clunky rides and smells of fried onion and the nearby rodeo. Mention the… More CNE – The Ex

Movie Under the Stars at Canada’s Wonderland – plus GIVEAWAY!

Rides, games, food, splashing – and a FREE movie. On Thursday, August 27, visitors to Canada’s Wonderland can top off the day with a free Movie Under the Stars. PayPal is presenting an outdoor screening of Jurassic World at the International Showplace Theatre at sundown (around 8 p.m.) And have you heard? PayPal has a season-long daily… More Movie Under the Stars at Canada’s Wonderland – plus GIVEAWAY!


There has been a new kind of playground popping up in green spaces across Toronto. For past two summers, PLAYbynature has been putting unstructured play back into the lives of kids through a series of POP UP Adventure Playgrounds. Partnering with local organizations, PLAYbynature sets up an outdoor day of play where kids aged five to… More PLAYbynature

Petite Care

We usually save our indoor playing for rainy days and cold weeks of winter. But on a recent summery morning we walked into Petite Care, a new family centre on Gerrard St. East. The bright and sunny play space took over a storefront in Little India/Leslieville in July. It is cozy and clean with tons… More Petite Care

Weekly Wagon (August 3-9)

Berries: Get picking. We’ve raved about strawberries. Next up, raspberries and blueberries. West, there is Andrews’ Scenic Acres near Milton. East, Wilmot Blueberries in Newcastle is road-trip worthy. (PS – plan your harvest for next year. LEAF has some Edible Garden Kits.) Boo: Vampire Campfire by Second City is a kid-friendly show filled singing, dancing and lots of interaction.… More Weekly Wagon (August 3-9)