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March 11, 2013

Category: Museums & Visual Arts

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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Ghost Tracking

Does Casa Loma have ghosts? Find out for yourself with our Ghost Tracking experts….
The Evening will commence in the Library for a quick introduction and breakdown of haunted tales, a sneak peek at your hosts Paranormal Equipment, and perhaps listen to some of the amazing EVP’s captured during some of the investigations that have taken place at The Castle. We will then proceed forward for a mini tour – allowing you, our honoured guests, some extra time to investigate on your own!

Dates: Friday, February 1, 2013; Saturday, February 2, 2013; Sunday, February 17, 2013; Thursday, March 14, 2013; and Friday, March 15, 2013.

Times: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Price: Adult $26.96 Children $15.95

Registration/Tickets: www.canadasmosthauntedmedia.com/casa-loma

Location: Casa Loma — One Austin Terrace

Start: February 1, 2013
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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Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana

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.


Ultimate Dinosaurs at The ROM
Start: June 23, 2012
End: March 17, 2013
Location: Royal Ontario Museum

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
Start: March 9, 2013
End: March 17, 2013
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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
Start: March 9, 2013
End: March 17, 2013
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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
Start: March 9, 2013
End: March 17, 2013
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family sundays at the art gallery of ontario

With events for all ages, we combine the excitement of all the arts on the last Sunday of the month from October to March with interactive, innovative family activities to engage and delight all ages throughout the studio and gallery.

Please visit our website: http://www.ago.net/family-events

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

Art Gallery of Ontario
Start: January 20, 2013
End: March 31, 2013

Shift: Highlights of Modernism from the AGO Collection

This exhibition features modern masterworks from 1909 until 1971. It was a period of great change in the world: the rapid rise of the car, the Great Depression’s economic turmoil, the devastation of two world wars, the advance of television and computers, the civil rights movement. Living the seismic shifts that surrounded them, the artists in this exhibition experimented with unique ways of seeing and explored new ideas about the nature of materials and the nature of artmaking itself. Artists expressed their inner visions, investigated social issues and created new languages of visual expression, with each generation ambitiously building upon and challenging the art that had come before.


Art Gallery of Ontario
Start: November 5, 2012
End: March 31, 2013
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario