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October 25, 2014

Mask Of Deception

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Not all is as it appears in the wild and more often than not, wildlife does whatever it can to disguise and deceive. Tricksters and charlatans have honed their abilities to become experts in camouflage, misleading and distraction. Indeed, to survive, many plants and animals play their part in nature’s great masquerade. Bring your best mask and join us for an illusionary evening of as we explore this world at our very own animal inspired masquerade party!
The program includes a special animal visitor, an interactive presentation, and a deceptively delicious dinner experience.

COST (per adult):
$65 Zoo Member, $120 Zoo Members Couple. $75 Non-Member, $140 Non-Members Couple.

Please visit our website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

October 25, 2014 – October 26, 2014

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26: 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 25, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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October 26, 2014

Halloween on Queen

The Beach Village invites you to Halloween on Queen on October 26, 2014 from 12-4 p.m. Join us at Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens for fun Halloween Activities: Face Painting & Halloween Hair-do’s, Pumpkin Decorating & Carving Contests, Music, Stilt Walker, Fortune Tellers and Zero Gravity Circus performers Variety Artist, Scot Free and Mind-Reading Magician, Rob Testa! Costume Parade starts at 2 p.m. from Kew Gardens and ends at Ivan Forrest Gardens. Tons of Prizes to be won!

More details at www.thebeachvillage.com

October 30, 2014

Halloween Howl

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Join us as the sun goes down on the Zoo for an exciting evening of wolves! Through a short presentation learn more about the unique characteristics of these creatures, how they get their “special positions” in a pack and how they communicate through howling. Then join us for a moonlight hike to their home in Tundra Trek and attempt to “communicate” with our wolves. This night will leave you howling with excitement!

The program includes a presentation and special evening tour to meet our wolf pack.

COST (per person): $10 Member, $15 Non-Member.

Registration is required.

Please visit our website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

October 17, 2014 – October 31, 2014

Giant Panda Jelly Belly Artwork

Friday, October 17 through Friday, October 31: Panda Interpretive Centre.

Artists and candy-lovers unite! From October 17 – October 31 come and see a sweet Giant Panda portrait in the Zoo’s Panda Interpretive Centre made out of none other than…. 11,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans! This cuddly bear is munching on a bamboo stick made of Lime, Green Apple and Watermelon Jelly Belly jelly beans. Our Giant Panda comes to life with Coconut, Cream Soda, Liquorice and Plum Jelly Belly beans. The creation of the portrait was broadcast live on the internet from the Jelly Belly Visitor Centre in California to celebrate National Jelly Bean Day 2014 with fans around the world.

For more information: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

Start: October 17, 2014
End: October 31, 2014
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October 10, 2014 – November 1, 2014

Fact or Fiction – The Ghosts and Spirits of Old Town

Departure: This tour will be departing from the office of our partner, Segway of Ontario, located at 30 Gristmill Lane in The Distillery Historic District.
On this special Halloween Version of our Ghosts and Spirits of Old Town tour, we are going to try to trick you. As we walk along the haunted cobblestone streets of the Distillery District, sharing our favourite terrifying tales of Toronto, we are going to include one fictional ghost story which we will attempt to convince you is real. Think you can spot the fake story? If you can, sweet prizes may await!
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates: Nightly (October 10th to November 1st). Times vary by evening. Book online or call to reserve. (www.hauntedwalk.com; 416-238-1473
Adults $18.75, Students/Youth $16.75, Children (6-12 yrs.) $10.75

Start: October 10, 2014
End: November 1, 2014
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October 10, 2014 – November 1, 2014

Toronto’s Haunted Walk – Mackenzie House Visit

Departure: This tour will departing from in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame at 30 Yonge Street.

From the old military town of York to the metropolitan city of today, discover Toronto’s ghost stories and darker history. On this special version of Toronto’s Haunted Walk, hear of the city’s haunted theaters, public hangings and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House – which you will have a chance to explore! You will never look at the city the same again.

Duration: 90 minutes.

Dates: October 10th, October 17th, October 18th, October 24th, October 25th, October 28th, October 29th, October 30th, November 1st. Times vary by evening. Book online or call to reserve. (www.hauntedwalk.com; 416-238-1473.

Adults $18.75, Student/Youth $16.75, Children (6-12 yrs.) $10.75.

Start: October 10, 2014
End: November 1, 2014
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November 11, 2014

The Toronto Zoo’s 29th Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony

Waterside Theatre, Ceremony begins promptly at 10:55 am.

Veterans and the general public are invited to join in remembering and honouring the many wartime sacrifices that Canadians have made for their country. Admission for veterans and all guests attending the ceremony is free from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. The year round parking fee will be in effect except for VIP’s, Veterans in uniform or with medals, crests or other military affiliation insignia, as well as any other persons in uniform, including serving members of the armed forces, police, fire, ambulance and TTC.

Website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue

November 15, 2014


Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area kicks off the holiday season with Illuminite. This is no ordinary holiday tree lighting ceremony – dancers will defy gravity, new costumed characters will premier in Canada and the live band will keep you moving. This event will show you how different spaces can be used to create one great show. Illuminite culminates with the lighting of the 52,000 LED tree and other light installations around the Downtown Yonge BIA Neighbourhood. Illuminite is part of Winter Magic. For updates, visit wintermagic.ca or follow us on Twitter and Facebook: /DowntownYonge. Free admission.

Please visit our website: www.wintermagic.ca

November 22, 2014

Ice, Wine & Dine

Delight your senses for an evening of food, drinks and entertainment at the annual Ice, Wine & Dine. Taste delectable sampler menus from the different restaurants and have a sip of one (or two) of our signature Martinis at the Ice Lounge while you enjoy the sights and sounds of the different entertainment all night long. Explore Elm Street and take photos at our interactive Ice Sculptures. Ice, Wine and Dine is presented by Downtown Yonge BIA and is part of Winter Magic. Free admission. Proceeds from the Ice Lounge go to Downtown Yonge BIA’s charity partners.

Please visit our website: www.wintermagic.ca

Date: November 22, 2014
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