things to do in Toronto

Must see & do in Toronto this summer!

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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Must see & do in Toronto this summer!

Ever wonder why Toronto is called the 6ix? It seems to be because Toronto rapper, Drake, named his album Views from the 6, referring to his hometown of Toronto (see his explanation: https://youtu.be/pjMLvHQJU40). Toronto has had many other names since a French priest first put it on the map in the 1600s with the name…

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Castles in Ontario

By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Castles in Ontario

Explore the beautiful castles in Ontario this summer! Did you ever want to be Cinderella (or her male equivalent) and live in a castle? If you live in Ontario, you might not be able to live in a castle, but you can certainly visit one.  However, to be clear, there aren’t too many that are…

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Put your Pedal to the Metal – 13 Places to Drive Go-karts in Ontario

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Put your Pedal to the Metal - 13 Places to Drive Go-karts in Ontario

Lance Stroll, the up-and-coming Canadian Formula One race car driver, got his start in go-karting and while you may not aspire to race in the big leagues, you too can test your mettle on the track. Ontario has quite a few go kart tracks around the province, and some of the locations also have junior…

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Fly Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease! 11 Places to go Ziplining in Ontario

By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Fly Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease! 11 Places to go Ziplining in Ontario

There is something cool about seeing Ontario from high up and luckily, there are some great options to let you enjoy a zipline or canopy tour all over the province. Here are a few, but visit Summer Fun Guide http://www.summerfunguide.ca/outdoor-adventures.html for more! Note that most of these places require reservations. Some are open year round…

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Attractions in Toronto

By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Attractions in Toronto

Attractions in Toronto Toronto is ranked incredibly highly in a whole bunch of international “best of” rankings these days, partially because it is a beautiful, safe, multi-cultural, cosmopolitan city and partially because there is just so much to see and do here. Not only is there a gorgeous skyline, a lake, great food, and nice…

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Winter Indoor Fun in Ontario!

By Shari & Elisa Thursday, February 5, 2015
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Winter Indoor Fun in Ontario!

Winters can be tough in Ontario, so it’s a good idea to have some fun indoor plans.  We’ve gathered some fabulous indoor activities to keep you and your family both warm and entertained during the cold days of winter. Gaming & Racing: When you’re ready to escape the great outdoors, why not try your luck…

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Be a tourist in your own town!

By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Be a tourist in your own town!

Why wait until visitors come in from out of town to explore the best tourist attractions of your city or town? If you’re taking some time off this summer or fall, it’s a great opportunity to be a tourist at home. African Lion Safari (Southwestern Ont) Have you always wanted to go on a safari…

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Best Museums in Canada

By Shari & Elisa Thursday, April 11, 2013
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Best Museums in Canada

Museums have a sticky reputation. For history buffs they offer a Mecca of learning and discovery, but the general public often sees them as big warehouses with too much stuff that has no relative importance to their current lives. However, Canada offers some of the best and interactive museums in the world, most of which…

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Family Time at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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Family Time at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto

ROM This past Saturday the kids were bursting with energy.  The skies were gray, the weather was cold, but we had to get them out of the house.  We needed a kid friendly outing suitable for a 10, 8 and 6 year old.  It had to be fun and indoor and give them space to…

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Reptilia: Face Your Fears!

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Reptilia: Face Your Fears!

My kids and I went to Reptilia on the recent PA Day from our school. I have never been fond of reptiles and amphibians, but I decided to face my fears. Reptilia is a 25,000 sq. ft. indoor reptile zoo located in Vaughan, Ontario, near Toronto. The kids and I walked through a maze of…

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