Fall Events in the GTA – In and Beyond the City 2018

Fall Events

Fall is almost upon us and it is the time to get outside and enjoy the cooler air and the trees changing colours. Before heading out take a look at what kind of fun family Fall events or attractions you can visit to make the day out even better. During the Fall season, there are many things that you can do with family. There are fairs, pumpkin fests and more. See below for a list of ideas for September, October and November. I spent some time looking online for events … Continue reading

Exhibition Place Home of the CNE – 2018 Highlights

Exhibition place

Each year thousands of families head down to the Exhibition Place home of the CNE to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Canadian National Exhibition. Visiting each year is part of our Family Traditions. Exhibition Place Home of the CNE – 2018 Highlights This year we headed down to the CNE on the last weekend of  The Ex. It started off a rainy day, but shortly after we entered the gates, the rain let up. We purchased our daughter a wristband so she could go on the rides all day. … Continue reading

Family Traditions Continue at The CNE 2018

Family Traditions

On August 17th, 2018,  The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE ) returns for another year. We are excited to continue our family traditions by visiting. So many memories are made and it is part of the summer vacation that our daughter enjoys the best. There are certain things that just have to be done together that create family traditions. Last July Canada celebrated its 150th Birthday. The Canadian National Exhibition continued the celebrations. Various exhibits and signs highlighted Canadian history and all that is loved and cherished in our country. Visiting … Continue reading

Splash Pads Around the GTA – Staying Cool in the Heat

Splash pads

Summer’s here and as the temperature gets unbearable, head out to a park with pools or a splash pads to stay cool. We have a few local ones and on hot days we stay cool from the summer heat at the park, splashing in the water. If you live in or around Toronto, there are many places to cool down and splash around. It doesn’t matter where in the city you live in, there is a splash pad near you. These splash pads and pools tend to be free, so … Continue reading

6 Beaches to Visit – Road Trip Destinations 2-3 Hours from Toronto

Beaches to Visit

Summer is just about to begin and this year my daughter decided not to attend summer camp. Now we are trying to decide on things to make her summer full of adventures. When she was little she found a love for water and splashing around. We are looking at beaches to visit, ones we have not been to before as a family. We don’t want to spend our day driving so we need to find ones that are no more than 2-3 hours to get to. Beaches to Visit Lake Huron Sauble … Continue reading

Victoria Day Weekend in Toronto 2018 May 19-21

Victoria Day Weekend in Toronto

It is Saturday morning on this Victoria Day weekend in Toronto. While most are watching the Royal Wedding, I am planning our weekend. Today is a bit rainy and we hadn’t really made plans, so we are just staying close to our home. Sunday and Monday we will be tourists in Toronto making new memories on the unofficial start of summer. Victoria Day Weekend in Toronto Ontario Place – It’s On This Summer This weekend kicks off a summer of fun at Ontario Place and we will be joining in. … Continue reading