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Best Days Out With Children: Tommy Thompson Park

Toronto's Birdliest Park

With talk of climate change, species extinctions, faltering honey bees, and deforestation, it has never been more important to make the basics of ecology feel relevant and real for children. Making it fun wouldn't hurt, either.

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Summer Day Camps for Kids in Toronto

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Summer is definitely here! The weather will be nice and warm next couple of months, and the days will be longer. And your little ones will enjoy the longest holiday season of the year! Are you still wondering what activities would be best for them for the summer, or just want to fill at least one week with some great adventures for them, and catch up your working schedule at the same time? Well, we have some ideas! Check our list of what we think are the most interesting summer day camps for kids. Your kids will have chance to try something new, learn interesting stuff, and play with other children (and meanwhile, you can enjoy your newly-gained "free" time, too!).

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Photo by Carlos Bolivar
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Top June Events in Toronto

June in Toronto is a very lovely and busy month. The start of the summer is always packed with amazing events and activities both for kids and adults. Check out our list we’ve prepared for you and enjoy the beginning of summer!

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Oakville Family Ribfest 'band' of executives and sponsors
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Photo of the Week: Toronto Union Station 3:23PM

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Toronto Union Station 2 23 PM by Brian Carson

Toronto Union Station is the primary railway station in Toronto, and the busiest transportation facility in Canada. It's located at "The Corridor," a busy area, and serves over 250,000 passengers a day. 

This stunning photo was shot by Brian Carson just before the afternoon rush hour. Brian Carson is a Toronto–based photographer specializing in events, music, sport, black & white, and fine art photography.

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Sales Reached Record Again

Toronto Towers by Adrian Berg
Toronto Towers by Adrian Berg

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 11,706 sales in May 2015 in Greater Toronto Area. This number represents 6.3 per cent increase comparing to 11,013 sales in reported May 2014. The sales activity went up by 2.95 per cent in the City of Toronto, reaching 4,189 transactions. In spite of low inventory, sales were up for almost all housing types. 

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Kid-Safe Home Tips

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Your kids spend a lot of time at home, so it should be as safe as possible. Of course, kids are curious and want to explore the world around them. The best way is, of course, touching everything and putting random objects in their mouths. You might think your home is safe, but it could be a minefield for your kids. Accidents or injuries can occur almost everywhere, and our little ones can find the most unthinkable ways of hurting themselves. According to the Government of Canada, two Canadian children require hospitalization each day due to unintentional injury. A lot of these injuries happen at home. So it's important to identify safety hazards and take precautions. Here are some tips that can make your home safer for your children.

Cutting paper by Nongbri Family
Cutting paper by Nongbri Family
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Top May Events in Toronto

With the days getting long and the evenings warm, Toronto becomes an even more exciting place to be. We prepared a short list of the most exciting events going on in the city in the upcoming weeks, and whether you're into arts or great food, you will surely find your pick. Hope to see you around these!

Contact Photography Festival
Contact Photography Festival
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Photo of the Week: I Like Cherry Blossoms, Too

I Like Cherry Blossoms Too by Chung Ho Leung
I Like Cherry Blossoms Too by Chung Ho Leung

Spring is here and the cherry trees are in full bloom! This wonderful photo was captured in Toronto's High Park by Chung Ho Leung, a PhD student at the University of Toronto.

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Record Sales Despite Low Inventory in April

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Toronto Waterfront by Ryan

The market was really hot in April! We saw many sales in Toronto last month, and those who are subscribed to our newsletter have already seen our recent solds. As Paul Etherington, Toronto Real Estate Board President announced, April's 11,303 sales represented the highest sales result on record for that month. This number represents 17 per cent increase comparing to the last year. While Greater Toronto Area sales reached record height, Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,071 sales for City of Toronto representing 14.87 per cent growth.

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How To Find a Good Babysitter in Toronto

In a big city like Toronto, finding a great babysitter or nanny can be tough. Unlike small towns where everyone knows everyone and can offer tips on local sitters, in a city many families need to do a little research before hiring a nanny. Hiring a stranger to look after your children is nerve-racking. Luckily, there are many simple ways to find a reliable babysitter or nanny in Toronto. This article explores the online resources and services available to help you in your search, as well as offers you valuable advice from parents, babysitters and organizations.

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Marry Poppins with the Banks kids
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