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Ontario Staycation Trip Ideas
Ontario Staycation Trip Ideas to Use the 2022 Provincial Tax Credit

In honour of the 2022 Ontario Staycation Tax Credit, we have listed trip ideas of areas in which to discover our beautiful province! If you haven’t read all the news about this yearlong tourism incentive, check out the link to our article here. There are many websites to guide you, including
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Ontario Staycation 2022 Tax Credit
Plan a Staycation in Ontario with the 2022 Provincial Tax Credit

Welcome to 2022! Sadly, the year has started with another lockdown due to rising Covid-19 numbers. “Ontario is temporarily moving into Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen with modifications.” (If you haven’t read up on all the details, click here for more information.) However, I always strive to find
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Parks & Pathways in Toronto
The Best Parks and Pathways for Hiking in Toronto

Toronto has some of the best parks and pathways that are easily accessible despite being a sprawling urban metropolis! The GTA is home to extensive trail networks that offer a variety of trail types and experiences. There are multi-use trails, natural trails, discovery walks and hundreds of wonderful parks to
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Guide to Outdoor Water Parks in Ontario

Our thoughts turn to watery fun when the humidity levels rise and heat alerts pop up on your weather app. Splash pads are great for a quick introduction and then you can make a full day of it at an outdoor water park once the kids have become addicted. Many
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Our Guide to City-Run Splash Pads in Toronto *Updated and Expanded for 2021

Splash pads are the height of easy, free summer fun. They’re typically water play areas in a park and near a playground, and they offer parents a way to supervise their kids having fun while being safe. Don’t forget your sunscreen and bring your own towels and chairs! There are
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Toronto Blue Jays Safety Regulations and Tips For Families

Parents are understandably nervous these days about exposing themselves and their kids to situations where they are in a large crowd for an extended period of time.  However, my daughter and I went to a Blue Jays game last night and had an amazing time! (It helps that we won,
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Outdoor Farmers’ Markets In Toronto *Expanded and Updated for 2021

Outdoor Farmers’ Markets in Toronto have been doing booming business now during the pandemic. This is great news for anyone who loves to shop local and enjoy fresh and delicious food. Choices over the years have expanded to include prepared foods, baked goods and treats, flowers, crafts and homegoods, wineries
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Railway Museum Mini Train
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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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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GTA Bike Skateboard Parks
Bike and Skateboard Parks in Toronto *Updated for 2021

If your child or teen is ready to move beyond the sidewalk, bike and skateboard parks offer a unique challenge! Toronto has lots of great options, both indoor and outdoor. There is something for all ages and abilities! So pack up your bike and skateboard and go enjoy some adventure,
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