As winter comes to an end, and we say goodbye to all that snow, ice and slush, many of you are probably looking forward to taking part in all the fun activities that the city of Toronto has to offer this spring season! In a city this big and busy, there are sometimes so many things going on that it can be difficult to decide where to begin. This week, we want to highlight some cool, kid-centric events to enjoy as the nice weather and joys of spring are upon us!
Where The Wild Things Are at Young People’s Theatre
This interactive, stage adaptation of the classic children’s novel Where The Wild Things Are, will engage your little one’s imagination and emotions as they experience the magic of theatre firsthand! Recommended for ages 3 to 7, the production runs for approximately 50 minutes and follows Max on his wildly imaginative adventures with the Wild Things! This production began running March 4th, and will have its closing night on Sunday March 30th. Young People’s Theatre is located at 165 Front Street East, at Front and Lower Sherbourne.
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TIFF Kids International Film Festival
Spring has sprung and so has the TIFF Kids International Film Festival! This is one of the world’s largest children’s film festivals, and is a great form of educational entertainment for your child. The festival features highly diverse programming from right here in Canada, and all over the world! Children will even get the chance to speak directly with filmmakers and special guests, giving them a chance to discuss the films and ask questions about the story-telling process. This is the perfect event for any little cinema fanatic, and is great, educational fun for the whole family. The festival runs from April 8th to April 21st, at TIFF Bell Lightbox, located at 350 King Street West, at King and John Street. Tickets range from $8.50 to $12.00, so be sure to catch this amazing kid-friendly film festival!
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Easter Treats Cooking Class
The arrival of spring means the Easter season is upon us! As we prepare to go on egg hunts and get all kinds of treats, Loblaws at 396 St. Clair Avenue West is offering an Easter-themed cooking class! Located right here in our very own neighbourhood at Bathurst and St. Clair, this cooking class is running on Wednesday April 16th from 10 AM to 11 AM. Learn to concoct delicious Easter creations with your little one, from yummy sugar cookies to delectable marshmallow treats – and even a little icing. This cooking class is for ages 3-5 and tickets cost $9.00!
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Earth Day Family Event at Toronto Botanical Gardens
One of the best parts of spring is getting to see nature awaken from a very long winter naptime. As our beautiful planet is reborn, and plants and animals come out to play, it is easy to appreciate the beauty of nature. For those looking to immerse their children in the magic of Mother Nature, the Earth Day family event at the Toronto Botanical Gardens truly captures the essence of springtime. This educational, interactive event will have your child learning about and celebrating our vast planet in true nature settings. With guided hikes, woodland crafts and seed planting, the fun is endless. Visit the Toronto Botanical Gardens at 777 Lawrence Avenue East, at Lawrence Ave East and Leslie Street, on Saturday, April 19th from 12 PM to 4 PM and enjoy this free event!
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The Schad Gallery of Biodiversity
Spring is the perfect time to become better acquainted with nature. The Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, part of the Royal Ontario Museum, runs all throughout 2014. This interactive exhibit will educate your little one on the diversity of life that exists on Earth, as well as important environmentally sustainable practices they can participate in to help maintain and conserve the intricate ecosystems on our planet. The exhibit is educational and fun, as species living as close as our Great Lakes, and as far away as the Amazon are featured. The Royal Ontario Museum is located at 100 Queen’s Park, at Bloor Street West and Queen’s Park.
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Toronto has many wonderful and educational events for children this spring season. These are just a few of the perfect events to attend which truly capture the magic of spring in the city, with some great options to get lost inside nature and learn about the world beyond the bustling streets of Toronto. We hope the sunny weather and rising temperatures provide many fun adventures for you and your family this spring season.