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October 19, 2014

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

October 19, 2014. Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5k. Canada’s fastest and one of North America’s best marathons. A flat and scenic course along Lake Ontario from downtown Toronto. Come join 15,000 runners from across the world. Perfect for first timers and Boston qualifiers alike.

Website: www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com

 
Date: October 19, 2014
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October 18, 2014 – October 19, 2014

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

It’s time to get out your Halloween costumes and head out to the Toronto Zoo! All kids are eligible to take part in our “Critters and Costumes Parade” at 11:40 am and 2:40 pm daily, departing from the Waterside Theatre. Also on hand for the Boo fun is My Little Pony who will be at the Zoo’s Courtyard Stage for meet and greets from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (first come first served). Kids can also drop by the Play-Doh Play Centre next to the Courtyard Stage to create their very own Zoo animal or Halloween creation. Plus, the Jelly Belly Team will share Jelly Belly beans with families upon exit (while supplies last)! Best of all, up to two kids in costume (12 and under) get in FREE when accompanied by an adult.

For more information: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

 
Start: October 18, 2014
End: October 19, 2014
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October 13, 2014

HarbourKIDS: Thanksgiving

Featuring a full day of family fun, including concerts, films, crafts and more.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

October 12, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise

Sunday, October 12th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise ($86.27 per person)

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the whole family aboard the Showboat. Indulge in a delicious Thanksgiving buffet prepared fresh by our chef while you enjoy a peaceful reprieve from busy city life. Take in Toronto’s breathtaking skyline during a three-hour cruise with a cocktail from our fully licensed cash bar.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of seven distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.

Website: tickets.mariposacruises.com/index.php?event_id=941

October 11, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise ($86.27 per person)

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the whole family aboard the stunning Captain Matthew Flinders. Indulge in a delicious Thanksgiving plated meal prepared fresh by our chef while you enjoy a peaceful reprieve from busy city life. Take in Toronto’s breathtaking skyline during a three-hour cruise with a cocktail from our fully licensed cash bar.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of seven distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.

Website: tickets.mariposacruises.com/index.php?event_id=940

October 5, 2014 – October 19, 2014

Urban Mushroom Forage

October 5, October 19, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Cost: $69.

Location: Don Valley (Participants will receive location details prior to the event).

Discover the joys of foraging as we explore the Don Valley in search of wild mushrooms and edible plants. Our expert guide will share his many years of knowledge and point out interesting plants and maybe a few animals too, as we hunt for these gourmet treasures. Although we cannot guarantee success, we do guarantee a fun-filled morning in the great outdoors, some mild to medium physical activity and a tasty gourmet lunch prepared by our chef. You even get to keep what you find and we’ll throw in some delicious recipes for you to try at home.
Space for this event is limited to 24 participants, so reserve now to avoid disappointment! Come enjoy the great outdoors & learn about nature’s bounty….all just minutes from downtown. Please note this activity runs rain or shine, participants will receive an email with more info such as basic items to bring along, suggestions on how to dress and a detailed map of the meeting location.

For more details: www.culinaryadventureco.com/tour/urban-mushroom-forage-spring-and-fall/

 
Start: October 5, 2014
End: October 19, 2014
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October 4, 2014 – October 5, 2014

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is Toronto’s annual all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. The ninth edition of the event will take place on October 4 to October 5, 2014. For one sleepless night Toronto is transformed with more than 100 art projects created by local, national and international artists. The event draws more than one million local enthusiasts and out-of-town visitors each year.

For more details: www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca

 
Start: October 4, 2014
End: October 5, 2014
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Location: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise ($86.27 per person)

Put on your lederhosen and get your polka on aboard the Showboat! The Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise includes a three hour cruise and a delicious German-inspired buffet dinner with schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut and more.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of seven distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.

Website: tickets.mariposacruises.com/index.php?event_id=896

September 27, 2014

International Red Panda Day

Red Panda Exhibit, Eurasia

11:00am to 4:00pm

Did you know the red panda is the original panda and was discovered almost 50 years before the giant panda? Learn all about these amazing and endangered creatures and meet our red pandas! Don’t miss a special meet-the-keeper talk plus enrichment feeding at 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm and bid on fun prizes in a panda-themed silent auction. All proceeds support the Red Panda Network, an organization committed to the conservation of wild red pandas and their habitat.

Website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue

E-waste Collection Event In Support of Toronto Zoo PhoneApes Program

9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Bring your e-waste to the Toronto Zoo on September 27th and help support great ape conservation. This event, in support of PhoneApes and National Forestry Week, helps to promote the importance of protecting and replanting forests for ecosystem protection, wildlife conservation and climate change. In particular this event directly correlates to the message of protecting the forest habitat of great apes in our PhoneApes program. September is also a good time of year for e-waste collection as new students return to school many old e-waste products are being discarded.

The Toronto Zoo will be accepting Monitors, TVs, Computers, Notebooks, Servers, Wire, Aluminum, Keyboards, Mice, Electronic Scrap, Small Appliances, Laptops, Tablets and, of course, Cellphones! The collection truck will be located on the side walk near the drop-off-loop at the zoo’s front entrance. All participants that drop of an e-waste item will receive a coupon for 25% off at the Zoo’s gift shops.

Website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue

 
Date: September 27, 2014
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