This Family Day weekend, explore Ontario Place, Toronto’s winter oasis on the waterfront and create new memories to last a lifetime. In addition to their regular winter program and renowned Winter Light Exhibition, they are excited to host back-to-back DJ Skate Parties with DJ Fawn Big Canoe and DJ Shane Mackinnon, a YMCA Kids Winter Pop Up and a complimentary screening of A Beautiful Planet at the Cinesphere. For those artistically inclined, Art Tonite will host paint nights Saturday and Sunday and SPFX Kids will be onsite for a series of special effects classes and face painting for kids. Plan your Family Day at Ontario Place, where there is something special for everyone!
You can view a full list of activities here.
Date: Friday to Monday, Feb. 15th to 18th, 2019
Time: Hours vary for each day
Place: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (Ontario Place West Island)
Creative Reuse is selling fabric pieces and quilting pieces – various sizes and types, old sewing pattern catalogues, thread, sewing trim of all kinds, velcro, and much more, including some art materials, and interesting odds and ends.
BRING YOUR OWN BAG
Sale is CASH ONLY
Date: Saturday, Feb. 9th, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: 1229 Queen St. W. (Sewing Repair Hub – basement of Parkdale Community Health Centre)
Once again, Toronto’s waterfront is under attack. This time it is Ontario Place. The Provincial government is planning to turn it over to the private sector, but Ontario Place For All is ready to fight for a publicly focused alternative.
You can help by signing up with Ontario Place For All
and spreading the word to your friends and networks. Already over 1100 people have joined!!!
The federal Minster for Seniors the Hon. Filomena Tassi along with our MP Arif Virani will discuss the issues facing seniors in our community. Your can register by calling 416-769-5072 or emailing email@example.com.
Date: Saturday, Jan. 26th, 2019
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Place: 1365 Queen St. W. (Parkdale Intercultural Assoc.)
Our MP for Parkdale-High Park – Arif Virani is holding a Town Hall meeting with a special focus on climate change and putting a price on carbon pollution. We are facing the most existential crisis of our time with drastic effects from climate change and global warming, as the UN’s recent IPCC report made clear.
Space is limited. Please RSVP HERE to reserve your spot.
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 95 Lavinia Ave. (Swansea Town Hall – Rousseau Room)
Waterfront for All and Park People are holding a rally to garner public support on the future of Ontario Place.
Share your Ontario Place memories.
Share your Ontario Place visions.
Then let’s take action and make it happen!
RSVP Here to reserve your place
Karen Carter, museum consultant
Mark Mattson, Swim Drink Fish
Date: Saturday, Jan. 12th, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Place: NEW LOCATION: 55 John St. #308/309 (Metro Hall)
We encourage you to give back to the community in any way that you can – whether it is donating non perishable goods, volunteering in the community, or doing a good deed.
Here are just two suggestions of local groups doing good things: Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust and Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre.
The Executive from your Parkdale Residents Association wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season.
Very best wishes to ALL Parkdalians!!
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is pleased to be a partner in the presentation of the Aurora Winter Festival Toronto, an exciting new holiday experience taking place at Ontario Place now until Sunday, Dec. 30. Click HERE for more info.
The 24-day festival, is the first of its kind in the Toronto market and features enchanting elements inspired by the North Pole including magical characters, captivating light displays, endless fun, games and activities.
The Aurora Winter Festival is a paid event with admission fees of $19.99 / $14.99 on the West Island. Also happening at Ontario Place is Winter Lights which is FREE at the East Island.