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June 16, 2013

Category: Nature and Outdoor Activities

Mississauga Waterfront Festival

June 14-16, 2013. Held every Father’s Day weekend at Memorial Park in Port Credit, the Mississauga Waterfront Festival offers headline concerts, a kids stage, Family Fun Village, Heritage Stage, vendors, crafters, petting zoo, buskers, sports zone, carnival, water-ski shows and more.

For more information: www.themwf.com

Location: Port Credit Memorial Park — Mississauga, Ontario

Taste of Little Italy

June 14 – June 16, 2013. Sample foods from over 45 restaurants in Little Italy for $1-$5. Listen to music from around the world on street corners. Enjoy authentic Italian beer and wine. Admission is FREE. College St. from Bathurst to Shaw.

For more details: www.tasteoflittleitaly.ca

Location: College Street (between Bathurst and Shaw)

Father’s Day

Why not bring Dad for a day at the Zoo and meet some of our WILD Dads including Brutus (Capybara), Inukshuk (polar bear) and Bucky (babirusa)!

For more information: www.TorontoZoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

4th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show

The Bloor-Yorkville BIA is thrilled to present the 4th annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show on Father’s Day, June 16, 2013 between Noon – 5 pm. Bloor Street (Avenue Road to Bay Street), will play host to an impressive red-carpet display of 120 highly coveted vehicles from Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lotus and McLaren, all in support of Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC). Our neighbourhood is home to some of the finest retail shops in the world and provides a unique and prestigious backdrop for this hugely popular car show which draws over 50,000 visitors each year.

Among the 120 vehicles that will be showcased are Porsche 911’s – 50th Anniversary of the 911, Porsche 356’s, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz – 50th Anniversary of the Pagota, BMW, Lotus, Aston Martin – 100th Anniversary, Corvette and open class specialty cars.

Last year, we raised over $30,000 for PCC and we hope to do even better this year. We are honoured to be associated with an incredible group of annual corporate sponsors and to also welcome a few new ones.

Those coming to the area are reminded that Bloor Street will be closed to traffic between Avenue Road and Bay Street on June 16 from 6 am to 8 pm. The event will be open to the public free of charge, from 12 noon to 5 pm. Parking garages, located throughout the area, will provide ample parking and the TTC has excellent service to the area.

For full event information please visit: www.YorkvilleExotics.com

YDS presents LUNCHTIME LIVE!

From May 27 – June 17 and September 16 – October 7, YDS presents LUNCHTIME LIVE!, a series of free singer/songwriter lunchtime concerts from 12:30-1:30pm every Monday. Canada’s most critically acclaimed jazz, folk and roots artists will appear including trendsetter Elizabeth Shepherd, Chic Gamine with their the wall of sound harmonies, and Toronto’s own The Wilderness of Manitoba.

For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit ydsquare.ca

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square — Yonge and Dundas Streets

Lunchtime Live with Elizabeth Shepherd (2)
Start: May 27, 2013
End: June 17, 2013
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Brampton Thursday Night Concert Series

The series offers a free concert in Gage Park in downtown Brampton, held Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m, June to September. See the website for more information.

For more details: www.bramptondowntown.com

Location: Gage Park — Brampton, Ontario

Summer Music in the Garden

Garden Tours start June 5 – September 18, 2013. Concerts most Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm.
Treat yourself to free, outstanding performances of classical and traditional music from around the world, as
the popular Summer Music in the Garden returns with another superb season. Bench seating is available
but limited, so feel free to bring a lawn chair – and don’t forget your hat or umbrella and sunscreen as shade
is also limited. Concerts proceed weather permitting. Music Garden tours are also available!

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre – Toronto Music Garden

 
Start: June 5, 2013
End: September 18, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

EdgeWalk

Season 3 starts April 15, 2013

Toronto’s newest and tallest attraction has adventure lovers taking a walk OUTSIDE – around the circumference of the roof! So, do you dare to test your limits and experience the thrill of a lifetime?

EdgeWalk is CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction in its 35 year history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. Visitors walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them.

Visit the EdgeWalk site for more information and to book your adventure today!

EdgeWalk
Start: April 15, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
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Location: CN Tower

Canada’s Wonderland

It’s really no wonder that Canada’s Wonderland is Canada’s premiere amusement park. It’s where families come to spend quality time with each other and their good friends, g-forces. There’s Leviathan, a new roller coaster in 2012 that boasts speeds of 125 mph with an 80-degree drop as well as such thrilling rides as Vortex, Shockwave, Behemoth and the 301-foot WindSeeker.

And for the kids, there’s Planet Snoopy and the new Dinosaurs Alive! Seven acres of Jurassic fun with over 40 life-sized dinos. And if you like water park thrills, there’s Splash Works, a 20-acre water park featuring The Plunge, Super Soaker, the Lazy River and enough thrill rides to leave you and your family closer and prunier than ever.

Canada’s Wonderland opens on May 5th.
Open daily May 17th – September 2nd.
Weekends from September 7 to October 27th.

Location: Canada’s Wonderland — 9580 Jane Street, Vaughan, Ontario

For more information, please visit the Canada’s Wonderland website.

Leviathan
Start: May 5, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Canada’s Wonderland

ROM Walks

One of the greatest ways to explore the city is walking at street level through Toronto’s neighbourhoods. Guided walking tours are offered for free by ROMwalks every Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon from May through October. Tour leaders from the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Department of Museum Volunteers present thoroughly researched guided tours through some of the city’s most distinctive neighbourhoods, visit historic landmarks and illuminate the architectural and historical significance of Toronto’s building.

All ROMwalks are free and no reservations are needed, with the exception for ROMwalk Plus walks.
See www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/bus-walks-travel for more details.

 
Start: May 1, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum