Cheapies & Freebies

Free Comic Book Day is Back!

Free Comic Book Day is coming back! Usually on the first Saturday of May, it’s returning on August 14 (perfect timing if your kids have run out of summer reading material). Go to their store locator to find a local shop near you! Plus, it takes place all over North
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City View Drive-In Family Events in August

The CityView Drive-In in the Portlands has some fun FREE family-oriented movies and concert events coming up this month. Don’t forget to take a family selfie of the downtown skyline while you’re there! Get your tickets online in advance, drive with your friends and family to the 20 Polson Street
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AGO’s Andy Warhol Exhibit Separates The Man From The Myth

Halfway through meandering around the AGO’s highly-anticipated Andy Warhol exhibit, it’s Canadian ballerina Karen Kain that catches my daughter’s eye. “Ooh, this is my favourite. It’s colourful and sparkly!” My 10-year-old daughter aspires to be an artist but she’s still a little girl at heart and she knows what she
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Frog in Hand’s Dance-Theatre Season Entertains Online and Outside

Frog in Hand, a dance-theatre company based in Mississauga, has curated a creative season of outdoor and online works. Here are a few on the more family-friendly side: Click on the show links for more information. Caretakers – Fridays in July, 5-7 pm and 8-10 pm In Collaboration with Clay
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The Word On The Street Festival’s Summer Spectacular

The Word On The Street, Toronto’s Book & Magazine Festival usually held in September, has pivoted this year to online programming. The Summer Spectacular series covers numerous interesting topics throughout the school break. Registration required – click on the links for more information. Summer Spectacular: CharacterMaker – Friday, July 30,
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The Toronto Public Library Educates and Entertains Kids All Summer

Summer is almost halfway done… are your kids bored yet?! Thankfully, the Toronto Public Library branches have reopened and TPL has many different ways of entertaining and educating them, online at home as well. TD Summer Reading Club – Help kids stay motivated with the TD Summer Reading Club –
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Art Gallery of Ontario’s Free Summer Online Workshops for Kids and Teens

There’s at-home artmaking and thought-provoking youth events happening online through the AGO all summer. Click on the links to find out more. This week is your last chance to join the online Summer POP! at-home livestream series, FREE. Here’s this week’s daily activities: Dance – Tuesday, July 27, 10 am
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Roundhouse Park is a Historical Break from the Concrete Jungle

Tucked away amongst the recently-built skyscrapers of Bremner Boulevard and the South Core condos, and encircled by well-known tourism venues (CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Rogers Centre) and the buzz of the Gardiner Expressway, there is a charming piece of Toronto’s past where you can take a break and
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Free Admission and Family Activities at Gardiner Museum

Not only is Gardiner Museum offering FREE admission for all ages as they reopen to the public on July 21, 2021 until Labour Day, but they are also providing activities for families with their Gardiner Goes Outside program. Free hands-on workshops for adults and children will run on their outdoor
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Guide to Toronto’s Best Public Outdoor Pools 2021

Summertime is fleeting in Toronto and, although the city has beautiful Lake Ontario beaches, the water is cold even during a heat wave. So we turn to the plentiful public neighbourhood pools run by the City of Toronto. There are 58 spread all over the megacity (you can see the
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