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Colborne Lodge holds community events and seasonal workshops that highlight its location in High Park. Call 416-392-6916 or e-mail email@example.com.
DROP-IN during March Break!
Ages 3 & Up
March 8 to 16, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Drop in for a tour of the historic house and a children’s activity celebrating the 100th anniversary of a famous High Park landmark. Make it a day in High Park for you and your family! The Lodge is located close to both the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground and the High Park Zoo.
Adults: $6.19, Seniors (65 +) and Youth: $3.54, Children (4-12 yrs.): $2.65 (plus tax).
Sunday, March 23, 2 p.m.
The City of Toronto is pleased to invite you to the 100th anniversary celebration of the Howard Memorial Gates on Parkside Drive. Enjoy a parade of dignitaries including representatives of the IODE, the 48th Highland Pipe Band and Scout troops from the area. The parade will travel along Deer Pen Road to the gates at High Park Boulevard. Local community and park groups will lead activities and host exhibits. Free.
Celebrate the gift of High Park throughout the afternoon!
Join the High Park Walking Tour Group for a history walk. Meet at 12:45 p.m. at the benches south of the Grenadier Restaurant, walks ends at the parade location at 1:45 p.m.
Starting at 12:45 p.m. in front of the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground, beside the parade location, the High Park Nature Centre will hand out family scavenger hunt cards. Fill in one line, return with your card by 1:45 p.m. and you will be eligible for a prize!
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Saturdays, April 5, 12 & 19 and Sundays, April 6 & 20, 12 to 4 p.m.
Visit inside Colborne Lodge and learn about 19th-century Easter traditions. Families will tour the museum and spot eggs hidden in the restored rooms. Children dye their own eggs using natural dyes. Last tour at 3:15 p.m. Included with regular admission:. Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax)
Sunday, April 13, 12 to 3 p.m.
Join this annual community event held on the grounds of Colborne Lodge. Children enjoy egg hunts and colour eggs using natural dyes inside historic Colborne Lodge. $3 for egg hunts and $1 for egg dyeing.
Don't miss these great events at Fort York. Contact us at 416-392-6907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March Break drop-in for Families, children ages 3 to 12 years
March 10 to 14, 10 to 3 p.m.
Bring the kids down to the Fort during March Break for some fun-filled activities. Families can learn about Fort York and the War of 1812 through colourful exhibits, costumed education staff, tours and 1812-related activities. Children can dress up, try cooking in the kitchen, practice musket and sword drills like an 1812 soldier or learn about music from the War of 1812. There are lots of timed and ongoing activities to make this a fun and educational day for the whole family. Souvenir guides and audio tours are also available in our Museum Store, which carries a wide selection of souvenirs and books for all ages. No registration required, regular admission applies.
Adults: $7.96, Seniors (65 +) & Youth: $4.87, Children (6-12yrs): $3.76 (plus tax)
Children 5 and under are Free
Ah, what an excellent thing is an English Pudding!
Sunday, April 13, 10:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Sweet or savoury, baked, boiled, or fried. We will make a variety of puddings made in cloths, basins or plates. Pre-registration required. $75 plus tax. Call 416-392-6907 x 0 or x 225 for more information.
Sunday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Discover Fort York National Historic Site and commemorate the 201st anniversary of the Battle of York, fought on April 27, 1813. 1812-era drill and musket firing demonstrations, Battle of York, Fortification and 1812 Barracks Tours, demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto. Step into the Soldiers' Barracks brought to life by period animators. Children can "fall-in" and learn the same marching and musket drill practiced by the Upper Canada Militia in 1812.
There will be a special walking tour focusing on the Battle of York at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This tour will begin at the entrance to Fort York, using the Fort, Garrison Common and areas of the original shoreline to highlight the dramatic battle that took place here over 200 years ago. Regular admission applies: Adults: $7.96, Seniors /Youth: $4.87, Children (6-12yrs): $3.76 (plus tax). Children 5 and under are Free
Gibson House is a welcoming place for the community to find out about the history of the area or to gather and share crafts, traditions and recipes. Contact us at 416-395-7432 or email@example.com
Open to 5 to 8 p.m.
The last Social for this year is on December 19.
We will resume our weekly Thursday get-togethers on January 16
Enjoy a relaxing, social evening 1850s style. Have some tea and sit by the fire in the kitchen, play board games and chat with neighbours and friends. Drop by the community quilt group and see what they are creating – add a stitch or two, if you wish. Children may explore hands-on activities and crafts. Activities will vary each week and we welcome your ideas and suggestions for future Thursdays. Admission is pay-what-you-wish.
Thursday Board Games Night – For All Ages
The First Thursday of each month
6 to 8 p.m. Part of our Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday Nights.
The Gibson family didn't have cable, a phone or wi-fi, so what did they do when the chores were done? They played games! Finished your work and chores for the day? Then come to the museum to play the featured games of the month as well as the classic games in the Discovery Gallery.
Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
The last get-together for 2013 will be December 19
Weekly meetings will resume Thursdays starting January 16
Relax and meet new friends while you improve your crafting skills. We invite members of all ages from North York's diverse communities to join our informal evenings of learning and sharing. You'll explore both historic and contemporary quilting techniques in a comfortable, social setting. Work on a group project or pay a small fee for materials and make your own piece. Even if you have never picked up a needle and thread before you are welcome to join in. FREE.Call 416-395-7432 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Our small but dedicated group of weavers has been making textiles for our museum programs and gift shops for years. Their products are so popular we need more hands to help. If you have basic weaving experience and are interested in helping us grow this group and our weaving activities at the museum – please join us. Please call to confirm your interest. After your initial orientation, you can drop in to weave any time (pre-arranged). Call 416-395-7432 for more information.
Starting February 16, 1 to 5 p.m.
There's a seat for you at the harvest table in the historic kitchen on Sunday afternoons this winter. Relax and have a chat over tea and homemade cookies. Enjoy a tour of this lovely, 1850s farmhouse. Included with regular admission.
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sign your child up for a fun-filled day spent cooking in the historic kitchen, learning an old-fashioned way to 'text," playing games and meeting new friends. Pre-registration required.
$30 plus tax. Extended Care available 8-9 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. $10 plus tax for morning or afternoon. $15 plus tax for both. Call 416-395-7432 or e-mail email@example.com
A One-Day Camp
Ages 7 to 11
Tuesday, March 11 OR Wednesday, March 12
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Imagine a visit to the Gibson’s farmhouse in the late winter of 1851. Children will enjoy making their lunch in the historic kitchen, creating an old-fashioned toy and exploring the life of a child of the nineteenth century. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Hearth cooked lunch included. $30 plus tax per child per day. $10 plus tax for AM or PM extended care, $15 plus tax for both.
Every Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Join us in the parlour for a relaxing afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring your own projects from home or try out one of our fun patterns and add something to our #yarnbomb. Extra needles, hooks, corkers, and yarn for practice and experimentation will be available. It is FREE to participate, however, donations are always welcome.
Sunday, April 6, 1 to 5 p.m. (Last tour at 4:30 pm)
Come celebrate all things Scottish on National Tartan Day. Try on a tartan and have your picture taken with a brave Scottish lass and sample some treats on your tour of Mr. Gibson's farmhouse. Learn about prominent Scottish Canadians like the Gibsons or try a guess at the "Which Tartan is Which?" station in the Discovery Gallery.
Regular admission applies BUT wear tartan and get in for half price!
A Camper's Cooking Workshop in the Historic Kitchen – Ages 14 & Up
Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Are you looking to prepare for the next Polar Vortex, power outage or even the Zombie Apocalypse? Are you a camping enthusiast looking to upgrade your camp cooking skills? Our "Be Prepared!" workshop will teach you how historic cooking skills transfer seamlessly to both camping and emergency survival situations. Explore tools, techniques and recipes from both eras that can be adapted for use at the modern campground. This extensive, hands-on workshop will be led by Culinary Combatants: experienced both as open-hearth cooks as well as modern-day campers.
Pre-registration & payment required. $50 per person (tax included).
These are the events taking place at Mackenzie House. Contact us at 416-392-6915 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DROP-IN during March Break
March 8 to 16
Mon. to Fri.: 12 to 4 p.m.
Sat. & Sun.: 12 to 5 p.m.
Visit Mackenzie House for some Victorian fun! Typeset your name on the 1845 printing press, make a craft to take home, and have a cookie in the historic kitchen.
Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children: $2.65 (plus tax). Children (4 and under): Free.
Montgomery's Inn has been welcoming visitors for over 180 years. Join in events that celebrate theatre, music, food and the history of Etobicoke. Contact us at 416-394-8113 or email@example.com
Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.
By popular demand the Montgomery’s Inn Farmers Market will continue indoors all winter. Buy winter veggies, greenhouse produce, meat, cheese, fresh baked bread, sweet baked goods, prepared soups, sauces, pickles and more.
(Closed December 25 or January 1.)
Friday, February 21
7 to 10 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
The York Regency Society and Social Historian, Karen Millyard, are pleased to present the inaugural Regency Supper Club. Explore, through text and a full historic meal recreated from historical recipes, a Georgian supper. This meal would originally have been served late in the evening and to modern minds seems rather eccentric, though fascinating, in its nature and composition.
The evening will include an introductory talk on the Georgian supper, the meal, cards and music by the fireside at historic Montgomery's Inn.
Tickets are $35, Students and Seniors $30
Space is limited, tickets must be purchased by February 14
Dress code: Georgian attire strongly encouraged, but not required.
Full details and schedule at JaneAustenDancing.ca
Saturday, February 22, 2 to 4 p.m.
Explore the music of different world regions in this new four part series. This month's journey is Russian-American Voices featuring Jenny Boin Cheong, cello and Ronée Boyce, piano. Adults $30 plus tax, children under 12 $12.50 plus tax. Tickets available at http://www.neapolitanconnection.com/.
Sunday March 2, 2 to 4 p.m.
Join us for classical music in the Briarly Room in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. This month features pianist Anastasia Rizikov. Tours of the museum and refreshments are included in the ticket price. Adults $30 plus tax, children under 12 $12.50 plus tax. Tickets available at http://www.neapolitanconnection.com/.
March 10 to 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kids learn to cook in a fun environment! Participants will learn about food from farm to table as they meet a farmer, attend the on-site farmers market (Wednesday only), or plant their own seedlings. Age appropriate hands-on cooking projects may include cake decorating and baking bread in a brick oven. Plenty of active play ensures that everyone works up a healthy appetite! Participants make their own lunches daily, plus take home samples to share with hungry parents. Activities are different each day, so you can choose one day or come for the whole week. Book for the whole week & get your own Montgomery's Inn apron to take home!
Extended care 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. available for an additional fee.
Pre-registration required. $35 per day plus tax. (Includes lunch daily) or $175 for the week.
Saturday, March 15, 7 to 11p.m.
Start your St. Patrick's Day celebration early at Montgomery's Inn. Irish stew, fresh baked bread and live traditional music featuring Gin Lane. Admission is $5 plus tax. Cash bar. $5 for a bowl of stew, while supplies last.
Sunday, March 16, 1 to 4 p.m.
Mark this Irish Saint's Day with tea-time specialties from the Emerald Isle. Classic porter cake, shamrock cookies and more. $10 plus tax.
The Last Thursday of each month, 7 to 10 p.m.
Be sure to stop by Thirsty Thursday Tavern Night, presented by The INNovators, in partnership with Montgomery's Inn.
Purchase a glass of beer, wine or a Thomas Montgomery specialty in the restored 1847 barroom. Enjoy hearty Irish stew, fresh baked bread and live traditional music. Admission is free. Cash bar, bowl of stew costs $5, while supplies last.
Saturday March 29, 2 to 4 p.m.
Join us for classical music at the Inn in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. This month features pianist Nataliya Lepeshkina. Tours of the museum and refreshments are included in the ticket price. Adults $30 plus tax, children under 12 $12.50 plus tax. Tickets available at http://www.neapolitanconnection.com/.
Sunday March 30, 2 to 4 p.m.
Join us for classical music at the Inn in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. This month features a celebration of Chopin with pianist Martin Söderberg. Tours of the museum and refreshments are included in the ticket price. Adults $30 plus tax, children under 12 $12.50 plus tax. Tickets available at http://www.neapolitanconnection.com/.
Monday, March 31 to Saturday, April 12
Register beginner and advanced piano students now in the Neapolitan Music Festival and piano competition! Entry deadline: March 10, 2014. Piano classes are open to the public. Visit http://www.neapolitanfestival.com for piano syllabus info and to register online. Tel: (416)231-0006 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scarborough Museum hosts lots of family-friendly and fun events. Contact us at 416-338-8807 or email@example.com
March Weekends - 12 to 4 p.m.
Check out family fun activities at Scarborough Museum! Sample fresh baked treats, join in a scavenger hunt and try out a simple craft. Admission is pay-what-you-wish.
Monday March 10 to Friday March 14
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended care available
Course Code: 2340169
Experience early settler life and a March Break you will always remember! Have winter fun, learn settler skills, play games, make crafts and cook on the wood stove. Campers bring a lunch and snacks. Pre-register online at www.toronto.ca/torontofun or call 416-338-4FUN. $167 per child. Extended care offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an additional $26.
Saturday & Sunday - March 8 & 9, 15 & 16
12 to 4 p.m.
Check out family fun activities at Scarborough Museum! Sample fresh baked treats, join in a scavenger hunt, and try out a simple craft. Admission is pay-what-you-wish.
Saturdays and Sundays
12 to 5 p.m.
April is the month of adventure! Sample baked goodies and go on a scavenger hunt. Share your favorite children's book, and make your story a part of history at the Communities Memories Kiosk. Admission is pay-what-you-wish.
Immerse yourself in the 1920s at Spadina Museum. Contact us at 416-392-6910 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dressing for Downton
Spadina Museum presents the Costumes of Downton Abbey
March 11 to April 13
Spadina Museum is pleased to host a major exhibit of costumes from one of the most popular and critically acclaimed period dramas ever produced, Downton Abbey. The exhibit features 20 costumes from the production, a selection of dresses and accessories from the City of Toronto collection of the same era and Downton Abbey-themed tours of the restored house.
Weekdays - $25 plus tax
Saturday & Sunday - $30 plus tax
Buy your tickets today: https://spadinamuseum.streamintickets.com/
Look what's happening over the next few months at Todmorden Mills. Contact us at 416-396-2819 or email@example.com
Art Exhibitions in the Papermill Gallery:
February 12 to 23
Ontario Society of Artists
February 26 to March 9
Admission to the gallery is free.
In the Papermill Theatre:
East Side Players present
Nude With Violin by Noel Coward
February 20 to March 8
This classic Noel Coward comedy is a light, witty satire of the art establishment. A “great” painter has died, and the family and an esteemed art critic gather for the funeral and will in his Paris apartment. His loyal valet starts to reveal that all may not be as it seemed, with a series of zany characters causing increasing dismay to the family and art critic. Adults $22, students $15. Visit www.eastsideplayers.ca or call 416-425-0917 for tickets and information.
DROP IN for P.A. Day Friday and all through March Break
March 7 to 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Drop in to explore our historic homes and sample tasty treats prepared on the open hearth. Learn about life in 19th-century Toronto. Create a unique take-home craft. Make sure you take a tour of our Wildflower Preserve during your visit. Adults $5.31, Seniors/Youth: $3 Children $2 (plus tax).
In the Papermilll Gallery:
Botanical Artists of Canada March 26 to April 6
Danforth Collegiate April 9 to 20
Bulgarian Artists April 23 to May 4
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday: Noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4:30 pm
Admission is FREE
Friday, April 4, 8 p.m.
Retrocognition, Psychokinesis and Necromancy are on the menu… what does it all mean?… a guaranteed evening of thrills, chills and things that go bump in the night. Scott McClelland brings 30 years of making people scream to the stage in a totally new concept of live entertainment! Tickets $25, available at the door.
A Family Workshop for Ages 6 & Up
Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 13, 1 to 4 p.m.
Learn this ancient art form. Create your own personalized pysanky (Easter eggs) using traditional wax resist techniques.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Pre-registration is required. Adults: $10; Children: $5 (plus tax).
Saturday, April 19, 12 to 4 p.m.
Discover what you can do to help the planet! Participate in creating collaborative, environmentally-friendly artwork. Tour the Wildflower Preserve to discover the natural habitats of the Don Valley. Learn about the impact of industrialization on our landscape through a special guided tour of the site. Admission is FREE.
Sunday, April 27, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
From skunk cabbage to red-winged blackbirds, signs of spring abound in the valley! Refreshments provided after the walk. Adults: $5.31; Youth/Seniors: $3 Children: $2 (plus tax)