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January

Friday Harbour Skate Escape
Warm Up with The Skate Escape at Friday Harbour this Winter!

This winter, families can embrace the best of the winter season at Friday Harbour with The Skate Escape. It features ice skating, live entertainment, and more! Until mid-March (weather-dependent), discover a winter wonderland at this luxury lifestyle resort community on the shores of Lake Simcoe. The outdoor program runs during
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Winter Roofed Camping Ontario
Guide to Winter Roofed Camping in Ontario (Updated for 2023)

So, you want to get away from the city this winter and out into nature, but you’re not loving the idea of sleeping in a freezing tent. Setting up camp in a snowbank is not everyone’s idea of a good time, but roofed accommodation could be the happy medium you’re
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Distillery District: Après Ski Weekends

Get the feeling of being on a ski hill while still in the city at the Distillery District’s Après Ski Weekends! Celebrate the winter season by roasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate (plus mulled wine and beer for the adults) in Muskoka chairs around fire pits. Distillery District: Après Ski
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Toronto Railway Museum: “The Railways that Spurred Early Oil’s Expansion”

Join the Toronto Railway Museum for the free online lecture “The Railways that Spurred Early Oil’s Expansion”. In this talk, historians look at how the booming oil industry and railroads are intrinsically linked in Lambton County, spurring development from the building of the private Petrolia Spur line to the St
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Design TO Festival

DesignTO is Canada’s largest annual design festival, celebrating creative thinking and making with more than 100 exhibitions and events. The full schedule of exhibitions, presentations and educational programming, intended to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design, is available here. DesignTO Festival When: January 20–29, 2023 Where: Various times
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Staycation Sheraton Centre Toronto
A Staycation at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is a Surefire Way To Beat the Winter Blahs!

Especially in these winter months, sometimes you crave a little time off from your usual routine. There’s meal preparation, cleaning chores, and (in our household’s case) the dog walk schedule and teens/tweens playing video games or flipping through TikTok all weekend. A quick staycation can give families a chance to
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Lunar New Year Events
Lunar New Year Events in Toronto and the GTA

It’s time to welcome in the Year of the Rabbit! Lunar New Year, an annual festival of prosperity and renewal, is celebrated by both East and South Asian communities around the world and, of course, throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Activities and events include concerts, lion and dragon dances, colourful
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Downsview Park: Fire & Ice

Visit Downsview Park this winter with the free Fire & Ice program and gather around the campfire, located near the Play Zone and ice rink. You can also roast a marshmallow (while quantities last), go for a skate on the new ice rink and learn more about Downsview Park’s programs.
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Ontario Free Family Fishing Program

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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Canadian Opera Company (COC) Free Concert Series

Canadian Opera Company (COC) presents their Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Most performances take place on weekdays at noon, hosting artists from around the world who share their talent in the breathtaking glass-enclosed performance space. Canadian Opera Company
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