What you need to know about this weekend in T.O. Our top picks for Toronto families:
For everyone in TOw: This year’s Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the Battles of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele and the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid – if you visit the ceremony at the Fort York National Historic Site, be sure to check out the photo exhibit The Great War in Colour. Most ceremonies start at 10:45 a.m. – here’s a list of other City of Toronto Remembrance Day Services on Saturday, November 11th.
For families in TOw: Family Sundays at the AGO are back, featuring hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibition Guillermo del Toronto: At Home with Monsters. Kids can paint sticks and rocks and make objects to add to the collaborative cabinet of curiosities. Free with AGO admission (kids five and under are free.)
For babies and toddlers in TOw: The BabyTime Show has 200 exhibitors showcasing all things prenatal to preschool, with appearances by PAW Patrol characters and Bob the Builder. Be sure to say hello to our new friends Green Propeller and find out how you can recycle your children’s infant, car and booster seats.
For moms in TOw: The Eco Lifestyle Market brings together the greenest and best eco and natural living vendors at the Grand Hall on Queen West. Sunday, November 12 from 10-5 p.m. FREE admission.
For French families in TOw: The McMichael Art Gallery hosts its Bilingual Storytelling Circle on Saturday, November 11 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The drop-in parent and tot program mixes Canadian art and culture with storytelling, songs, games and play in English and in French. Recommended for kids aged 2-5.
The week ahead: We’re eyeing Tuesdays this month! For all the moms in T.O. who like unleash their inner diva, Beyography is hosting a free class (a two-hour intensive dance class to learn the choreography to Beyoncé) on three Tuesdays in November, starting November 14th 5:30 p.m. at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts on Front St. Pre-register to secure your spot.