Parks & Pathways

Bentway Street
Hit the “STREET” at The Bentway This Spring and Summer

The Bentway presents “STREET”, a series of free art installations, roving performances and celebrations on Toronto’s roadways, sidewalks, parks and public spaces. The pandemic prompted cities around the world to reconsider the role of their streets: how have our streets changed, and where will we take them next? Thus we
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Doors Open
Doors Open Celebrates Toronto’s Architectural Sites

Doors Open Toronto is back for the first time since 2019. Explore more than 100 of Toronto’s most notable buildings and rediscover our city in a new way, all for FREE. You can also dig deeper into Toronto’s architectural legacy with engaging tours, an online film series and other virtual
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Ontario Family Fishing
Cast a Line on Ontario’s Free Family Fishing Weekends

Get hooked on a new family activity! Together you can fish without a license during Ontario’s Free Family Fishing Weekends. These special events happen periodically in our beautiful province (even in winter) to allow locals and visitors alike to fish without purchasing a license. Keep in mind that all other
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May Event Guide
May Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA

May is one of my favourite months in Toronto: Spring officially springs, the temperatures are comfortable and nature-lovers bust out of the house to check out the growing gardens. It’s also the start of the warm-weather tourism season, making it a busy and exciting time for visitors and venues alike.
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Centreville Amusement Park Opening
Centreville Amusement Park Opening Weekend and Mother’s Day

Centreville Amusement Park kicks off the 2022 season with its Opening Weekend on May 7—8, plus to also celebrate Mother’s Day, moms ride free! With the purchase of one All-Day Ride Pass purchased online for a child on Sunday, May 8th only, the lucky mom will be given a free
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Party 4 Paws Pet Fair
Party 4 Paws Pet Fair Returns This Spring

Party 4 Paws Pet Fair is an annual, family-friendly, and fully accessible event where you can start your animal adoption journey, support local businesses by shopping for your pets, and meet celebrity pets. Admission is free, and all donations go towards helping animals in need. There will also be other
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Downsview Park Earth Day
Downsview Park Earth Day Festival Embraces Nature

Hug a tree and give thanks to Mother Nature at the Downsview Park Earth Day festival, with live music, food and market vendors, a scavenger hunt, open greenhouses, seed-ball making, nature play, a campfire and more. There are hands-on activities and opportunities to learn and connect with education staff and
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Cherry Blossoms Toronto
Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Toronto!

Toronto residents and visitors are obsessed with cherry blossoms! Technically called Sakura, these gorgeous flowering trees bloom each year between late April and early May (depending on weather conditions, of course). Gawkers descend upon parks across the GTA to stroll amongst the rows and, naturally, take lots of selfies! Don’t
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Light It Up Lantern Celebration
Light It Up Lantern Celebration Fills the East End Sky

Light It Up: An East Toronto Lantern Celebration returns for 2022, presented by East End Arts, Shadowland Theatre and Workman Arts. Celebrate the Spring Equinox and fill the sky with lanterns of light! There are free lantern-making workshops at the Crescent Town Club on March 17 and 19 (free registration required
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Maple Syrup Festivals Ontario
Guide to 2022 Maple Syrup Festivals in Ontario

As a lifelong Ontarian, I confess that I take maple syrup for granted. Regular table syrup just doesn’t cut it around these parts! Sweet tooths around the world seek out our “liquid gold” and it deserves to be celebrated. Due to Covid restrictions, most maple festivals were put on hold last
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