Cheapies & Freebies

Winter Farmers Markets Toronto
Your Guide to Winter Farmers Markets in and around Toronto for 2021-22

Just because it’s winter, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy fresh food from a farmers market! There may be less produce, but there is always something interesting and delicious on offer. Look out for baked goods, maple syrup, prepared foods, dairy products, meats, beer and wine, and housewares. Some markets are
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AGO Winter Virtual Programs
The AGO Has Winter Virtual Programs for Families and Schools

Whether at home or in school, the Art Gallery of Ontario has virtual educational programs this winter to get kids involved in art, music and storytelling. Family Programs Songs and stories are an important part of artful play this winter at the AGO. Family Programs are FREE and open to
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Toronto Railway Museum Dining Lecture
Toronto Railway Museum Lecture – “Dining on the Train: From Soot to Soufflé”

On January 20, join the Toronto Railway Museum at the table for a free online lecture about railway dining. Guest speaker James D. Porterfield will explore how feeding train passengers evolved from road-kill (!) into five-star dining experiences. Bring your appetite for railway history as they delve into how these restaurants
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TRCA Virtual Winter Programs
TRCA Virtual Winter Programs Educate Kids About Nature in the GTA

Join the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) nature areas virtually for educational fun with their winter programs throughout January and into February, and at home online or in schools. (Note: Unfortunately, TRCA’s outdoor in-person programs have been cancelled due to Covid regulations.) Schedule: Nature In Your Classroom: Winter Birding January 12,
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Ontario Provincial Park Skating
Go Skating in a Forest This Winter at an Ontario Provincial Park

You’ve skated on outdoor and indoor hockey rinks, on dedicated park paths, on ponds… but have you ever gone skating through a forest? It’s the claim to fame of two Ontario Provincial Parks, Arrowhead Provincial Park in the Muskoka region and MacGregor Point Provincial Park on Lake Huron. Skating trails through the
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January Event Guide
Your January Event Guide for Family-Friendly Fun in Toronto and the GTA

Cheers, it’s 2022! January is a good month for hibernating on the couch. However, when you need to get out the house, you’ll still be able to find fun indoor and outdoor events and activities around town. So, here is your January Event Guide for Family Fun in Toronto and
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Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing in Toronto
Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing in Toronto *Updated for 2021

Slide and glide through winter by cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Toronto! In addition to the numerous parks and multi-use trails groomed for cross-country skiing in the GTA, there are snow loops on golf courses intended for snowshoeing and a number of conservation areas with groomed trails perfect for families.
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Family-Friendly New Years in Toronto
Family-Friendly Ways To Celebrate New Years in Toronto

The beginning of 2022 may be looking like 2021 all over again, with Covid restrictions in place due to the Omicron variant. In-person indoor events are being postponed, but there is still fun to be had, so we have put together a list of family-friendly ways to celebrate New Years
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Cadillac-Fairview Frozen Fairways
Cadillac-Fairview Frozen Fairways Brings Winter Golf to GTA Malls

Try a Canadian twist on mini-golf with Frozen Fairways at select Cadillac-Fairview malls across the country this winter holiday. In the GTA, the locations are at CF Markville in Markham and CF Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke/Mississauga. Trade in your golf club for a hockey stick to play through nine festive
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Cheap and Free Winter Activities in Toronto
Cheap and Free Winter Activities and Events in Toronto

It happens every year: you’ve spent all month buying your holiday presents (if you haven’t, check out our list of indie toy and gift shops), decorating the house and baking goodies… and now you have to entertain the kids for two whole weeks?! It’s a daunting task, but never fear,
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