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51 THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER WITH KIDS IN TORONTO

Call me crazy but I do love summers in the city. Whether you're playing tourist or touring around tourists, there are so many Toronto destinations, activities and festivals to fill nine weeks of summer vacation. We've pulled together some of our favourites and added...

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Dads in T.O. – Author and Illustrator Hilary Leung

Hilary Leung Artist, Illustrator, AuthorToronto dad Hilary Leung is one of the friendliest most creative people I know. The author, illustrator and all-around-awesome dad in TOw is the co-creator behind the kid books Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear (first self-published...

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Mabel’s Fables Book Store

We love discovering independent bookstores and I can’t believe it took us this long to discover Mabel’s Fables in Toronto's Mount Pleasant area. This neighbourhood staple has been on the same corner for decades, and this year it’s celebrating its 30th birthday! The...

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Adamson Barbecue with Kids in TOw

What’s for lunch? A big platter of Texas BBQ. The boys and I took dad in TOw for a belated birthday lunch at Adamson Barbecue – one of Toronto's most sought spots for Central Texas-style BBQ. The lunch-time restaurant is tucked away in an industrial park in Leaside....

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NEW: SPACE MISSION at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto

LEGO pretty much rules our house. So it’s always a treat to get out of the house to have new brick-building experience with our little LEGO fans in TOw. The latest destination is the new SPACE MISSION exhibit at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto in Vaughan. This is...

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Keep Mom Sane: The Pink Studio

I am feeling... in the pink at The Pink Studio, Toronto’s newest dance and fitness studio in city’s east end. I recently grabbed a group of girlfriends and dropped in to check out the beautifully renovated and wonderfully designed space owned and run by local mom...

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Winter Stations at The Beach

We love The Beach – even in winter. That is, especially in winter when international and local artists and designers add colour and conversation to the Toronto shores of Lake Ontario with the annual design competition Winter Stations. The outdoor public art exhibition...

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INFINITY MIRRORS WITH KIDS IN TOw

The AGO’s presentation of Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors in Toronto is a hot ticket. If you manage to score some tickets, the question is: do you or do you not bring the kids? We lucked out (after 8 hours online) to get three tickets to experience the 88-year-old...

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GIRLS STAND TALL

MAYBE THERE'S A WAY TO CHANGE HOW GIRLS SEE THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER?  Toronto artist and illustrator Ellie Arscott is a mom of two girls. She just launched a community art project that is bringing together girls of all ages to help build their self-confidence and...

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