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The Happy Place with Kids in TOw

There is a big bright happy face along Lake Ontario and Toronto kids are flocking en masse to have a peek. And a pic. A lot of pics. The Happy Place, a massive pop-up experience has taken over part of Harbourfront Centre and is filled with room after room after room...

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Museum of Illusions in Toronto

We gave our brains a big workout at the new Museum of Illusions - now open in Toronto along Front Street near Jarvis. My guys in TOw and I had a sneak peek of the 80-plus exhibits –rooms, installations, holograms, images, puzzles and games – that tricked our minds,...

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Toronto’s Pumpkin Parades 2018

One of our favourite days of the year is fast approaching – the day AFTER Halloween. On November 1, 2018, dozens of Toronto parks come alive with Pumpkin Parades, where jack-o-lantern-toting residents come together to show off the best-of for the year. It’s magical....

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Anthropocene at the AGO with Kids in TOw

"We hope that, through our contribution, today’s generation will be inspired to carry the momentum of this discussion forward..." ~ Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky That from one of Canada’s most-renowned photographers and the reason why I brought my kids to...

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Spiders at the ROM

Some of the world’s biggest and baddest spiders have been hanging out in Toronto and we finally got a peek into their worlds - all 400 of them. The live and preserved specimens are the stars of Spiders: Fear and Fascination exhibition on display until January 6, 2019...

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10 WAYS TO GET OUTSIDE THIS FALL IN TORONTO

We are so lucky how summer lingers in Toronto. But even when the fall air begins to settle in, we’ll be saying hello to sweater weather and staying outdoors to enjoy all the city has to offer. Here are 10 activities to fill your fall: GO PLAY IN THE...

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PEACH PICKING WITH KIDS IN TOW

My favourite time of year – peach season! Ontario’s garden goodness is overflowing at farmers’ markets across Toronto. But instead of picking up a basket of the local sweetness, we headed southwest to fill our own at Parkway Orchards. The pick-your-own fruit farm...

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Paddling the Humber River

It’s one of those nature-in-the-city moments when you feel like you’ve left the city if not for the odd view of a high rise or the CN Tower poking out in the distance. Our latest escape from the city was on the Humber River, the main branch that flows 126 km from the...

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TORONTO WOLFPACK: Rugby with Kids in TOw

We’re a big sports family – playing and spectating (hockey, ultimate frisbee, basketball and football) are some of our family’s favourite activities. So we jumped at the chance to add rugby to our list. The Team The Toronto Wolfpack is the city’s first pro Rugby...

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