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Local Businesses Category

Local businesses are an essential of the community, and they give our cities flavour and that all-important personal touch. Support them whenever you can!

Home Depot: Free Kids Workshops

Home Depot Free Kids Workshops are a fun way to spend a Saturday morning at your local hardware store! Kids between the ages of 4-12 years can hammer and glue to create an exciting new woodworking craft project (with parental supervision). Note: Pre-registration is now required.  This month’s craft: Build
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Christmas Treats
Where to Buy Christmas Treats in Toronto to Sweeten Up Your Holidays! (Expanded & Updated for 2023)

For many sweet-tooths, one of the best aspects of the holidays is the sweet treats, such as chocolates, candy canes, cookies and cakes. Mmmm! There are plenty of yummy and festive options to share with your family (or to tuck away in a high cupboard and sneak a piece after
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Toy Gift Stores
Guide to the Best Independent Toy and Gift Stores in Toronto (Expanded and Updated for 2023)

There are lots of terrific independent stores in Toronto where you can find your family some amazing gifts without lining the pockets of a rich CEO. With so many choices, you’ll have no trouble finding your kids the perfect present while supporting your local economy, anytime of year. Many stores
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Christmas BIA Events
Toronto Business Improvement Associations (BIA) and Neighbourhood Christmas Events

They say that Toronto is a “City Within A Park” but it’s also a city of numerous diverse neighbourhoods. They represent cultures from across the globe with specialized food and shops, and they are also considered “home” for Toronto families. There are numerous special holiday events this year, both big
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Christmas Markets
Guide to Christmas Markets and Craft Shows in Toronto and the GTA

Ah, the most wonderful time of the year… goodwill to all, chestnuts roasting by the open fire, and the thrill of the mall. Err, scratch that last part anyway. Instead of going to the big and busy shopping centre, you can get your shopping done in style and support local
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The Junction BIA: Window Wonderland

The Junction Window Wonderland transforms the Dundas Street West neighbourhood into a FREE interactive and immersive urban outdoor art gallery, using augmented reality (AR) installations and wall murals to create an impressive public art display. Using an app, visitors can see the artists’ creations come to life by pointing their
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One of a Kind Winter Show 

The One Of A Kind Winter Show helps you discover the gift of creativity with an extensive selection of crafts beautifully made by 600+ artisans from across the country. This holiday season, not only can you give a gift that is unique but also celebrates Canadian talent and ingenuity. One
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Family-Friendly Breweries
Guide to the Best Family-Friendly Breweries in Toronto *Updated for 2023*

If you loved hitting up local breweries before having kids, then you’ll love these family-friendly breweries in Toronto! Most breweries across the city are quite welcoming of kids but some go the extra mile, allowing adults to enjoy delicious craft beer without having to call a babysitter. If you’d rather
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Birthday Freebies
It’s Your Special Day! Our Guide to Birthday Freebies in Toronto and the GTA

Happy Birthday!! Especially in today’s economy, everyone could use a little treat now and then, am I right? So why not make it special extra by having that treat on your birthday?! For kids, it makes their special day feel exciting, and for parents… well, hopefully this list will make
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