March 17, 2013
Forget about the dinosaurs you know… this is a whole new breed of beast. Mark your calendars for the biggest and best dinosaur exhibition ever mounted in Canada!
Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana features dinosaurs you’ve never seen before, displayed in ways you’ve never seen before. Created by the ROM, this new exhibition makes its world premiere in Toronto on June 23.
This scientifically rigorous, cutting-edge exhibition is based on ground-breaking new research and takes you on a journey through the ancient land of Gondwana. Meet the world’s largest and strangest dinosaurs as you journey back in time to the Mesozoic era and learn how continental drift supported the evolution of these bizarre creatures in what is modern-day Africa, Madagascar and South America.
Not only will you experience new dinosaurs – you’ll experience them in new ways. This exhibition includes cutting-edge augmented reality technology, that layers virtual experiences over the real environment. Three innovative iPad stations allow you to experience dinosaurs in surprising ways, including virtually fleshing out a dinosaur skeleton.
Toronto International Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW,
Presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance,
Roars into the International Centre
The Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW is the place to be on March 16th & 17th where four huge halls of the International Centre are filled with all things ‘Motorcycle’.
This latest expansion means larger displays of the New 2013 model motorcycles including touring and cruising bikes, street bikes, offroad bikes, scooters, production customs and more. There will be great deals on non-current models too. The giant Used Bike Clearance Sale is bigger and better this year for those who are looking to upgrade or shopping for their first bike.
Interested in becoming a new rider? The SPRINGSHOW offers attendees information on Rider Training programs, licensing and Insurance. Wondering about the best bike for you and proper riding gear? Vendors will be offering great advice on getting started.
Show goers can check out features such as electroplating demos, the ‘Cruise in Blues’ Fashion Shows by Terez Leathers , and racer autograph sessions. With riding season right around the corner, shopping for all the great bargains on helmets, boots, gloves and riding apparel becomes the most popular activity.
The Vintage ‘Bikes of the Century’ Display will feature significant bikes from invited clubs & private owners as well as Vincent Motorcycles from the Bar Hodgson Collection.
The Showbike Builders Competition features top customs competing for over $20,000 in cash and awards. From vintage and touring bikes, to street bikes and wild customs there are over 30 classes in the competition with $5,000 going to the “Best Bike in Show”. With judging on the Builders Class now being done by the IMBBA (International Master Bike Builders Association) new wild creations from some of Canada’s top builders and shops will be vying for the top prize.
The Toronto Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW, Presented by Dalton Timmis, runs Saturday, March 16th from 10am to 9pm, and Sunday, March 17th from 10am to 5pm. The International Centre is located at 6900 Airport Road.
Admission is $18 for adults; $5 for youths under 12, free for children under 6, and parking is free.
Visit www.motorcyclespringshow.com for more information to purchase advance tickets, download a $3 off discount coupon or to be an exhibitor at the show.
View hockey’s first 3D film, Stanley’s Game Seven, a new Hall of Fame exclusive. Participate in activity stations where you can try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, trivia, video game hockey and more. Plus, enter for a chance to take the Stanley Cup to your community!
For extended hours of operation and to access your March Break Family Value Coupon, visit www.HHOF.com
Location: Hockey Hall of Fame — 30 Yonge Street, Brookfield Place
Mickey and Minnie have searched the globe for the hippest and hottest acts to perform in the most sensational talent showcase to rock the ice at Rogers Centre. In a new twist on fairytale fun, favourite Disney characters compete to be the next superstar in comical segments leading up to the tales of show-stopping princesses – Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle and Merida from Disney Pixar’s BRAVE in her ice debut.
Location: Rogers Centre — One Blue Jays Way
Visit the Rogers Centre website for more information.
March Break! For All Ages.
It’s not always fun being the smallest. Unless you are the world’s smallest ninja!
This March Break, The Second City is pleased to bring you a brand new show for all ages, Princess Polly and the World’s Smallest Ninja. Written & Directed by Reid Janisse (creator of Miracle on Mercer).
Come along for a wild adventure with a princess, who may not be what you expect. And marvel at a ninja, whose tiny skills will baffle your eyes!
Presented by funny folks at The Second City, the world’s premier comedy theatre, along with help from their puppet friends.
Individual Tickets $14. Family 4-Packs $45. All performances are at 2pm. Seating begins at 1:30pm.
A portion of all tickets sold will benefit The SickKids Foundation.
For more information: www.secondcity.com
Location: The Second City — 99 Blue Jay Way
Freckleface Strawberry was just like every other girl – except she had bright red hair and something worse…FRECKLES!
Now in Freckleface The Musical, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, you and your family can step inside the book’s pages with Freckleface and her loveable schoolmates as they learn that everyone is different – and that’s what makes everyone special!
Due to the popularity of this show, advance tickets are suggested.
Click here to buy tickets.
March Break Gallery Activities 2013
Extended Hours 10 am to 8:30 pm March 9-16
Regular Hours 10 am to 5:30 pm March 17
Special Programming from 11 am to 4 pm
Come to the ROM this March Break and travel the world!
From Archaeology, to paleontology, to zoology and more, learn about the ROM research being done around the world. Explore hands-on activities and specimens from behind the scenes and engage with ROM staff like never before.
Go in the field with ROM curators at our special field camp, explore history with our mediaeval fair, and get in touch with the animal kingdom with Earth Rangers Bring Back the Wild live animal show. Take part in interactive activities and art projects, or if you brought the little ones, relax in our Dino Dan Dinosaur Lounge.
Back by Popular demand: EARTH RANGERS: BRING BACK THE WILD™
March 9 – 16, Shows: 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM
Meet and Greet: 2PM, 4 PM
Our friends at Earth Rangers are back with their popular March Break show! Kids will love meeting awesome animal ambassadors like Timber the Pine Marten, Koho the Bald Eagle and more! Note: Animal ambassadors are subject to change without notice.
For more information visit the ROM website.
The mandate of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is three-fold: to provide a big, public showcase for sketch comedy in Toronto;
to deliver relevant professional development to artists; and
to create opportunities for positive networking and exchange among comedic writer-performers.
We currently do this by producing the annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival in March (TOsketchfest), The Best of the Fest Encore Show in June, and Sketch ComAgeddon in October.
Genreally speaking, sketch comedy is any funny performance that is written, rehearsed and performed by a cast of comedians. It’s like Saturday Night Live, or SCTV, or Kids in the Hall. It’s not stand-up or improv.
And no, it’s not funny pencil drawings on the wall. Seriously, someone asked us that once.
For more information: www.torontosketchfest.com
Location: Various Venues
Explore the CN Tower this March Break – an adventure at every level! Explore the world’s #1 elevator ride, three observation levels including the famous Glass Floor, the ride, 3D movie, the EdgeWalk, dining and more.
Canada’s National Tower is always innovating to bring visitors unique and thrilling experiences. The ride aboard the Tower’s high speed, glass-fronted elevators is always amazing. For an added thrill, the elevators also feature glass floor panels with views 1,136 ft straight down. Discover spectacular views of up to 160 km away overlooking Toronto and Lake Ontario from the LookOut Level at 346 m (1,136 ft) or SkyPod at a dizzying 447 m (1,465 ft). Dare to walk on air on the thrilling Glass Floor at 342 m (1,122 ft) with outdoor SkyTerrace. Back on the ground enjoy Legends of Flight 3D and Himalamazon the motion theatre ride. Adventure lovers 13 years and older can experience a thrilling EdgeWalk during a special limited opening during March Break week. If you’re feeling hungry after all this, 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower or Horizons Restaurant with beautiful views at the top and Le Café back on the ground offer delicious lunch options. Plus, enjoy March Break activities all week long (all activities included with admission).
For more details: www.cntower.ca
Location: CN Tower — 301 Front Street West