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PHYSICALLY DISTANT WITH KIDS IN TOW: PART II

So it’s been 4, 5, 6, 7 weeks of this new normal? I’m not counting. That’s just one of the ways I’m coping these days. School’s back in, or still out, depending on how much effort you and your kids are putting into the new online learning. As rules continue to evolve...

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ILLUSIONS: THE ART OF MAGIC AT THE AGO

Every kids goes through a magic stage, right? Well, you can revive or kickstart this phase by a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s newest exhibition ILLUSIONS: THE ART OF MAGIC. While it’s not an exhibition just for kids, it definitely has elements that will wow...

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Winter Stations 2020 at Woodbine Beach

UPDATE: Noodle Feed (photo above) was removed. The Winter Stations -- the annual art event where artists, architects and designers creatively take over the lifeguard stations at Woodbine Beach -- is back. And this year’s free event presents four installations that you...

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TORONTO LIGHT FEST IS BACK

It’s that awesome of year again when the city lights up to help battle the winter blues. Or in Toronto’s case, the winter greys. This year the Toronto Light Festival presents 20 art installations that are brightening the city’s skies in the Distillery District. We had...

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PAR-TEE PUTT WITH KIDS

This is not your average mini golf. PAR-TEE PUTT is Toronto’s newest indoor mini golf club. Located in the entertainment district, the bar boasts 27 themed holes (three nine-hole courses) and on weekends offers an all ages experience from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Outside of...

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CROKICURL AT STACKT MARKET

There is a new game in TOwn. This winter Stackt Market, the shipping container market located at Bathurst and Front streets, opened Toronto’s first Crokicurl rink, an outdoor game where crokinole and curling collide. I’ve been wanting to try this out ever since I’ve...

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TERRA LUMINA AT THE TORONTO ZOO

Welcome to 2099. A new light and sound experience has taken over a portion of the Toronto Zoo this winter. On until April 2020, Terra Lumina Night Walk by Moment Factory is a 1.5 km trip by foot to the year 2099 and back with a series of installations featuring...

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SKATING AT UNION STATION

The little rink that popped up this winter in front of Union Station is one of the newest places to lace up downtown Toronto. And it’s worth the whirl. Located literally in front of the main entrance of Union Station, the cozy outdoor rink offers free public skating...

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BLOODSUCKERS AT THE ROM

“Do we have to read everything?” says my 10-year-old as we entered Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches that just opened at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Our family explores museums in very different ways. One like a pinball machine, the other beelining it to...

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