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Family-friendly Fun in Toronto and the GTA (June 9th and 10th)

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Hey everyone!

There are some awesome family-friendly events going on in the GTA this weekend.  This is by no means a comprehensive list, so feel free to comment if I missed anything.

Most events are free, or very nearly free (who says fun needs to be expensive?).

Enjoy!

Saturday, June 9th

Fort York-“The Encampment” (5:30 PM-7:30 PM)

Family day at The Encampment lead by Bunch and Rec Room. Activities will include lantern-making, storytelling and songs around a bonfire, and a scavenger hunt.

Fort York-“Tour de forts” (1:00 PM-2:30 PM)

Bicycling is a unique and exciting way to view Toronto’s early history. On June 9 from 1-2:30, Fort York will conduct a Bike Month event. Beginning at the Old Mill Subway Station, we will begin by riding to Teiagon, the site of the 17th Century Seneca Village. Following the Humber Bicycle Trails, we will stop and explore the sights of Toronto’s first two forts. Continuing along the Martin Goodman Trail we will go to the site of Fort Rouille, the last French Fort.  Participants can come to Fort York for a free tour at the conclusion of the ride.

St. Lawrence Market-“Woofstock” (10:00 AM-6:00 PM)

Woofstock is the largest outdoor festival for dogs in all of North America.  Quirky and fun, Woofstock is a free admission non-stop party that takes place at our hip, newly expanded location, the historic St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood, home to the world-famous food market as well as the dog-friendly Sunday Antique Market.  More than 200 companies will be offering the latest in every conceivable doggie indulgence – pooch paraphernalia from food, fashion and furnishings, to toys, gadgets and unique services – everything that a cool canine needs to live well in this dog-eat-dog world.  Everyone agrees.  Woofstock is the go-to event of the year for dogs and the people who love them.

Toronto Island-“Tour of Trees” (10:00 AM)

Toronto Island Tour Of Trees. Take the 10:00 a.m. Boat to Ward’s Island. The cycling tour will leave Ward’s Island dock at 10:15 a.m. sharp. After the Tour, the Toronto Tree Festival commences on Centre Island at 12:30 p.m. @ The Franklin Children’s Garden. The festival (3rd annual) will feature children’s activities, music, wood carving, Tree Climbing displays, and other arbor displays and quest speakers. We promise all things tree !

Central Commerce Collegiate-“Community Bicycle Clinic and Used Bike Sale” (11:00 AM-2:00PM)

Students of Central Commerce Collegiate Cycling Repair & Maintainance Course along with staff and community volunteers offer a free tune up for your bicycle and raise money for the cycling program. Community members from Colleage and Ossington area could bring along their bicycles to be serviced by our students, staff and volunteers. All proceeds from the bike sale would help one of the unique programs to be offered by a Toronto secondary school.

Nathan Phillips Square-“World Wide Knit in Public Day” (11:00 AM-4:00 PM)

Everyone is welcome. Everyone that works with wool or yarn. Young or old, novice or master, area residents or visitors. Knitters, crocheters, felters, spinners, and weavers of all stripes. It is time to break some stereotypes and show off who’s knitting now!  Learn to Knit, Scarf Knitting Relay, Ravelers Meet Ups – come join us for these fun activities. Bring a chair/blanket and fibre related art and knit in public with the world.

Sunday, June 10th

Bloor Street West-“Festival on Bloor” (11:00 AM-6:00 PM)

Join us for the 16th Annual Festival on Bloor. Bloor St. West will be closed to traffic between Spadina and Bathurst, and attendees will enjoy live music, theatre, fitness demonstrations, children activities and a food court. Over 70 arts and crafts vendors will be displaying and selling their wares. There is something for everyone and it’s all FREE!

Fort York (6:00 PM)

David Raymont, board member of the York Pioneer and Historical Society (YPHS), will talk about the choices that the War of 1812 forced upon the people of York, now Toronto. He will be joined by two YPHS board members. Diane Reid, in pioneer dress, will talk about women during the War, and YPHS archivist John Marshall will tell the story of Toronto’s oldest house (the Scadding Cabin).

St. Lawrence Market-“Woofstock” (10:00 AM-6:00 PM)

Woofstock is the largest outdoor festival for dogs in all of North America.  Quirky and fun, Woofstock is a free admission non-stop party that takes place at our hip, newly expanded location, the historic St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood, home to the world-famous food market as well as the dog-friendly Sunday Antique Market.  More than 200 companies will be offering the latest in every conceivable doggie indulgence – pooch paraphernalia from food, fashion and furnishings, to toys, gadgets and unique services – everything that a cool canine needs to live well in this dog-eat-dog world.  Everyone agrees.  Woofstock is the go-to event of the year for dogs and the people who love them.

Spadina Museum-“Music in the Orchard” (1:30 PM)

Enjoy yourself on the grounds of Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens listening to live music. All concerts start at 1:30 PM rain or shine. So bring a blanket, your favourite guests and enjoy music at Spadina.
June 10 Taffanel Wind Ensemble: flute, clarinet and bassoon.

 

 

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