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March 12, 2013

Category: Family Activities

March Break Camps at Harbourfront Centre

A jam-packed week of discovery and creativity. Give your kids a March Break to remember! Registration
begins January 7.

For more information, visit the Harbourfront Centre website.

Camp by the Water
Ages 3-5
A safe and nurturing environment for first-time campers, encouraging new friendships, camper enrichment,
creativity and self-expression. Small groups offer a low camper-to-counsellor ratio, ensuring safe supervision
and individual attention while encouraging camper learning and development.

Dance, Dance, Dance
Ages 5-7
Bust a move! Budding dance stars explore various forms of dance and creative movement while improving
confidence and stage presence. At the end of the week, campers will have the chance to perform their new
skills in front of friends and family.

Discovery Day Camp
Ages 6-8
Through a variety of arts and crafts projects, drama, active games, science activities and cooperative
programming, your child explores a world of imagination, creativity and culture. A well-rounded, camp
perfect for any child.

Jr. Baker’s Dozen
Ages 6-8
In partnership with Liaison College of Culinary Arts, young bakers learn the art and science of baking under
the guidance of a professional chef instructor. A one-of-a-kind experience that will foster an appreciation for
the food we eat and the work that goes into preparing it.

Junior Circus Camp
Ages 6-10
Time to run away and join the circus. Our wildly popular Junior Circus Camp includes acrobatics, trapeze
and clowning with equipment specially designed with youth and safety in mind. Circus professionals, along
with our highly skilled camp counsellors, maximize safety and fun!

Creative Arts
Ages 6-10
A camp custom-built for creative minds. Through lively workshop sessions – emphasizing both personal
creativity and technique – your child will understand art in a whole new way. Artist educators will awaken
and foster imagination, creativity and artistic vision.

Camp PawsWay
Ages 7-9
A “petactular” camp partnership with PawsWay, a centre devoted to the understanding and celebration of
pets. Campers learn about cats and dogs, their origins, health, training, basic tricks and more. A week
packed with pet-themed activities, games, arts and exploration.

Architecture Camp
Ages 8-12
Modeling, engineering and architectural activities are just some of the things your child will experience in this
unique camp. They’ll develop skills through the design process, negotiation, decision making and problem
solving. Basic concepts of architecture and urban planning or design are explored.

Chess Challenge
Ages 8-12
Checkmate! Chess enthusiasts, from beginner to advanced, enjoy unparalleled instruction in strategy. Under
the guidance of a skilled chess specialist, your child will learn to “see” the chessboard as tournament
professionals do, as well as how to open a game, defend a piece, mate, avoid stalemate and more.

Comic Book Camp
Ages 8-12
A camp where the imagination reigns. Working with comic book enthusiasts, campers learn how to put their
creativity to the page. Concepts are explored that promise to inspire, engage and encourage your child to
fully harness their potential, bringing their visions to life and creating their very own comic book.

Digital Photo Camp
Ages 8-12
Your children will learn the tools of good photography in this innovative course. Campers learn creative
vision, composition and shooting techniques through the lens of our digital cameras (provided). Campers will
create, manipulate and edit digital photographs on various projects.

Eco Explorers
Ages 8-12
With emphasis on urban sustainability and environmental stewardship, campers learn how they can make a
difference in our environment by exploring Toronto’s waterfront and green-spaces. They’ll also take part in
science-based experiments and environmental art projects.

Pop Star
Ages 8-12
A star is born! Working with skilled musicians and choreographers, campers participate in vocal and dance
workshops designed to take their talent to the next level. They’ll learn different genres of music and develop
their vocals and dance skills in preparation for the big event – their own music video and live performance!

Ages 8-12
Does your child love being in the spotlight? Here’s the perfect camp. Working together with experienced
staff, your child will learn various aspects of performance and theatre production while rehearsing and
preparing for a theatrical show – which will be presented at the end of camp!

Emerging Chef Challenge
Ages 9-12
In partnership with the largest trainer of chefs and cooks in Ontario, Liaison College of Culinary Arts, young
chefs learn the fundaments of cooking and nutrition while they create mouth-watering dishes in a state-ofthe-
art kitchen, under the guidance of chef instructors.

Fashion Camp
Ages 10-13
Time to work the runway! Aspiring fashion designers learn how to create sketches, illustrate, design and
execute projects from start to finish. Campers work with raw fabrics and recycled clothing to craft their final
masterpieces, which they’ll showcase at the camp’s very own runway show!

Dungeons & Dragons
Ages 10-15
Widely regarded as the beginning of modern day role-playing games, D&D allows campers to harness their
imaginations through assumed characters, overcome obstacles and outwit opponents. A great way to foster
cooperation, independence and problem-solving skills. Suitable for first-time players or for experienced

Senior Fine Arts
Ages 11-15
For campers looking to move to the next artistic level. With emphasis on both personal creativity and fine art
techniques, campers learn the skills of art appreciation and critiquing through engaging workshop sessions
under the guidance of artists. The camp culminates with an end-of-session art expo of their work.

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End: March 15, 2013
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Casa Loma Carnival

Enter through out grand front doors and be welcomed by our Ringmaster who will set you forth on your special journey. Take in breathtaking performances, mystifying sleight of hand, and delightful surprises around each corner.


You’ll be wowed by the dazzling performances up in the air. Acrobats and aerialists will defy gravity and turn the Great Hall into the site of a real circus-spectacle!
Show times: 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:30 pm.


Hilarious and happy, it wouldn’t be a carnival without clowns. This captivating performance will leave you laughing all day.
Show times: 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm.


Join Samantha as she reads one of the most celebrated carnival stories around: The Carnival of Animals by Jack Prelutsky, Camille Saint-Saens and Mary GrandPre.
Story times: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

PLUS: jugglers, stilt walkers, living statues, carnival games, and even a fortune teller from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm daily!

For more information: www.casaloma.org

Location: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

Start: March 11, 2013
End: March 16, 2013
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wizard world fun park

WIZARD WORLD FUN PARK is Toronto’s ultimate March break destination. Back for a 10th year, offering families quality entertainment at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place.

The indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 20 mechanical and inflatable rides, a little tots area for the under 5 set, arts and crafts, animals, elephant rides and more!

For more information: www.wizardworld.ca

Location: Better Living Centre — Exhibition Place

Start: March 10, 2013
End: March 16, 2013

Breakaway to the Hockey Hall of Fame this March Break

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

Hockey Hall of Fame
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Princess Polly and The World’s Smallest Ninja

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

Start: March 9, 2013
End: March 17, 2013

Passport to the World at the ROM

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.

Other programs
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.

Royal Ontario Museum
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March Break at the CN Tower

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

Start: March 11, 2013
End: March 17, 2013


The Hockey Hall of Fame has something for the entire family this March Break:

View hockey’s first 3D film, Stanley’s Game Seven, a new Hall of Fame exclusive (included in the price of admission). Movie Trailer.

Participate in activity stations and try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by play calling, trivia, video game hockey + more!

Enter for a chance to take the Stanley Cup to your community.

Youth 13 and under will receive a free Kids Pack compliments of Esso.

For more details: www.hhof.com

Location: Hockey Hall of Fame — Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street

Start: March 9, 2013
End: March 17, 2013
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March Break at the ROM

Your passport to virtually travel the world awaits at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) this March Break. From March 9 – 17, head on a global adventure to explore six different worlds including archaeology, palaeontology, zoology and more.

All interactive activities and art projects are included with general admission from 11 am to 4 pm daily. Interested in the exhibitions and galleries without the activities? Take advantage of discounted pricing after 4:30 pm (Adults-$9.00; Students/Seniors- $8.00; Children-$6.00), and special extended hours open evenings until 8:30 pm.

For more details: www.rom.on.ca/en/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/passport-to-the-world-march-break-at-the-rom

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

Royal Ontario Museum
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March Break At The Toronto Zoo!

Saturday, March 9 to Sunday, March 17.
9:30am to 6:00pm, daily, (last admission at 5:00pm)

When making plans this March Break don’t forget to visit the world famous Toronto Zoo!! You are sure to have a WILD time with some animal friends including our magnificent polar bears, African white lions, Western lowland gorillas, Arctic wolves and more. Looking for some warmth? Stop by one of our five tropical pavilions, bursting with animals, plants and sea life. Grab a hot chocolate and take in one of our educational and fun daily Keeper Talks and drop by and chat with some of our knowledgeable Volunteers stationed throughout the Zoo.

For more details: www.torontozoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A — Old Finch Avenue

Start: March 9, 2013
End: March 17, 2013
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