Summer Outside

Guide to August Family Fun Events in Toronto

It’s August already?! Don’t worry, there’s still time to check off all of your summer to-do’s. In case you need some extra inspiration, we’ve listed a sampling of the family-friendly events happening this month in Toronto – head over to the Family Fun Toronto calendar page for more details. Click
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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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Terra Lumina Returns to The Toronto Zoo

Terra Lumina is back at the Toronto Zoo this year. Described as “an enchanted night walk into a bright future”, this is a family-friendly multi-media visual immersive experience where you are transported through a portal of light to the year 2099. It takes you on a story journey in the
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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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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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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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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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Canadian Stage’s Dream in High Park

Canadian Stage’s Dream in High Park program has pivoted from their regular Shakespearean series to a full array of theatrical and natural experiences for 2021. It’s set in the outdoor High Park Amphiteatre, where grassy benches have been adapted into “pods” for social distancing. There are plenty of family-friendly shows
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