Category: Family Activities
August 21, 2014 – August 24, 2014
15th AnnualScotiabank BuskerFest in support of Epilepsy Toronto.
Announces New and Returning Acts from around the Globe!
AUGUST 21-24, 2014 throughout the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood.
Epilepsy Toronto is pleased to present their signature fundraising event, Scotiabank BuskerFest. In partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA, they are proud to announce an outstanding roster of international and Canadian acts, both new and returning, for the 15th edition of Toronto’s international street performers festival. Scotiabank BuskerFest runs Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 24 throughout the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood, from Queen to College Streets and surrounding areas (including Trinity Square Park and Yonge-Dundas Square).
An estimated one-and-a-half million spectators attended the festival last year – an astounding success for its first year along the downtown Yonge Street corridor. Organizers are anticipating at least as many this year, as more buskers than ever before – over 120 of the best street performers in over 50 acts from across the country and around the globe – bring their world-class talents to Canada’s most populous city.
Buskers retain proceeds from “the hat” passed after their performances except for shows on the Scotiabank Stage in Yonge-Dundas Square: for the first time ever, each performing act will be doing one performance on this stage over the course of the weekend, and all proceeds will go to Epilepsy Toronto!
August 23, 2014 – August 24, 2014
Conservation Connection Centre, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Did you know? The Toronto Zoo isn’t just the only Zoo in Canada to have Giant pandas but we also have Sumatran orangutans! Check out our special orangutan enrichment interpretive station, artifacts, and artwork painted by one of our talented orangutans. Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered with the wild population experiencing habitat loss of 80% half of that in the last 20 years caused by palm oil cultivation, logging and mining. Join us in the Indo-Malaya Pavilion for a special Orangutan Keeper Talk at 1:00 pm daily and find out how YOU can commit to conservation efforts to help the extremely endangered Sumatran orangutans at home and abroad.
*Please note all events subject to change without notice.
Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue
August 25, 2014 – August 27, 2014
July 3, 2014 – August 29, 2014
SUMMER MATINEES FOR ALL AGES!
Big Bad Wolf (vs. Lord Underwearface von Schtinker) is a hilarious musical romp that takes a new look at a children’s classic. Framed for heinous crimes by the evil von Schtinker, our unlikely hero, Big Bad Wolf, must enlist the help of his fairy tale friends to prove that things aren’t always as they seem. Featuring sing-alongs, goofy chases, and a true lesson in friendship, the interactive nature of the show will engage and delight children, while Second City’s sly humour ensures parents will be laughing along as well.
Suitable for all ages.
On Stage: July 3 – August 29, 2014.
Matinee performances! Each Wednesday & Thursday at 1pm
Tickets $14.00 Family 4-Packs $45.00.
Group pricing available for parties of 12 or more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Second City Theatre – 51 Mercer St., Toronto
Box Office: 416-343-0011
June 27, 2014 – August 29, 2014
Join us as the grizzlies, African penguins, polar bears and Sumatran tigers receive a special frozen treat every Friday this summer. Keepers will be on hand to meet with our visitors and answer questions about the importance of these four animals, how the zoo is helping to save and protect them and why the Toronto Zoo offers our animals frozen treats as part of our Enrichment Program. Each session is approximately 20 minutes in length and free with admission.
Grizzlies – Canadian Domain 1:00pm to 1:20pm
African penguins – African Savanna 12:30pm to 12:50pm
Polar bears – Tundra Trek 3:00pm to 3:20pm
Sumatran tigers – Indo-Malaya 2:30pm to 2:50pm
Toronto Zoo – 361 A Old Finch Avenue
July 5, 2014 – August 30, 2014
July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 9PM
Back by popular demand, the Saturday Night Movies under the Stars will be returning every Saturday at 9PM beginning on July 5. Bring out your lawn chairs and get comfortable as we transform beautiful Garden Square into the ultimate cinema experience! Kids come early and participate in our Tim Horton’s pre-movie activity!
July 5 – Frozen
July 12 – Planes
July 19 – Grease
July 26 – Smurfs 2
August 2 – Captain America
August 9 – Muppets Most Wanted
August 16 – Nut Job
August 23 – Bears
August 30 – Thor: Dark World
*All outdoor programming is weather permitting and subject to change without notice. Visit www.rosetheatre.ca for more details.
Venue: Garden Square at the Rose Theatre Brampton
August 29, 2014 – August 31, 2014
August 15, 2014 – September 1, 2014
August 15 to September 1, 2014. One of the largest annual fairs in North America, the CNE offers a variety of entertainment including shows and concerts, Kids’ World, a large carnival midway, a working farm, shopping, an air show and more.
For more details: www.TheEx.com
Location: Exhibition Place
March 8, 2014 – September 1, 2014
For over 500 years, the gates of the world’s largest imperial palace were closed to all but the emperor, his family and servants. This stunning new exhibition invites you to cross the threshold to see over 200 national treasures from Beijing’s Palace Museum – some travelling outside China for the first time.
Compelling characters, engaging stories, and family adventure frame these extraordinary objects as you journey from the gates of the outer court, through the inner court and into the emperor’s private spaces, revealing the everyday lives of all those who paid a price to live inside.
For tickets: www.rom.on.ca/en/forbidden-city
Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park
September 5, 2014 – September 7, 2014
September 5 to 7, 2014 – Food and entertainment extravaganza with plenty of fun activities for everyone. Beer/wine gardens, two grand stages, rides, dog show, face painters, rock climbing walls, auto show, merchant demonstrations, art exhibits and so much more… Free admission!
Bloor St. West – easily accessible Royal York subway