A Corn Maze for Halloween!

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Are you ready to be corn-founded and a-maized? If so you’ll be thrilled to know that Fiesta Farms has brought back our fantastic Corn Maze that was such a hit last year!

Installed outdoors in our Fiesta Gardens Centre, this fun-filled walk-through puzzle is sure to delight the whole family, and maybe even bewitch you a little!

“This is the second year we’ve done it,” says Dino Virgona, manager of the Fiesta Farms Garden Centre. “Michael, one of our staffers had been wanting to do it for a couple of seasons so last July we planned it out and made it happen. This year Michael, John, Chris and Ryan put it together.”

“The maze isn’t haunted,” Virgona adds. “There are skeletons hanging around but nothing that jumps out and scares the crap out of you. There are way more ways to get lost though, so be warned.”

 

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Walk through it during the day for an entertaining stroll, or wait until the sun goes down- the maze stays open until eight p.m. each weeknight- to add a that little element of spookiness to your sauntering. You never know what lurks around the next corner, but for those who want a little hint, check out this video of last year’s maze.

 

 

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The #FiestasCornMaze is up until Halloween, when Virgona and his team take it down and start setting up the Christmas tree market.

Hours: 9-8 Weekdays 9-6 on Weekends

Location: 200 Christie St. Toronto, ON TTC: 7 minute walk north of Christie Station

Parking: Garden Centre Parking Lot

Accessibility: Fully accessible, though some rows are narrow

Admission: FREE

 



The Bump to Baby Show

 

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Calling all expectant mothers, significant others and their friends and families! This Sunday, May 15, The Wychwood Barns on Christie Street is hosting The Bump to Baby Show, a day long event that lets you know what to expect when you’re expecting. The brainchild of Dr. Rachel Schwartzman N.D & Mira Heitz E.C.E, the event will focus on and present products, services, apparel, nutrition and health, wellness and fitness options, and much more.

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International Women’s Day: Kate Aitken

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Tuesday is International Women’s Day, celebrated around the world every on March 8. Originally started back in 1909 in New York City to commemorate the strike of the women in the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union that occurred the year before, the day has since evolved around the world to honour, respect and celebrate the political and social achievements of women everywhere. And today we would like to give a shout out to one of the all-time greats when it comes to Canadian Women, Kate Aitken. Kate Aitken, born in 1891 in Beeton, Ontario, was a schoolteacher by the time she was 16, then successfully ran a chicken farm with her husband and got into radio broadcasting in the 1930’s somewhat by accident, filling in for an injured worker in a small radio station. By the end of the nineteen forties she was one of the best known broadcasters in Canada, with daily programs on the CBC that attracted millions of listeners. Continue »



Monday is Family Day

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Is it just a coincidence-or is it fitting- that Family Day immediately follows Valentine’s Day? This Monday, February 15th is Family Day in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, a holiday that was originally created so families could spend time with each other, but also because, let’s face it, we need a break in this bleak month; the last holiday was New Years Day and the next one doesn’t happen until Good Friday. That just won’t do. Continue »



The Home Ec Big Outdoor Kitchen Party

This is the time of year when everyone goes canning crazy. Unless you’re someone who doesn’t know the first thing about preserving. If that’s the case and you’re feeling left out of all the fun of making your own jams, pickles and chutneys then you are in luck. This weekend you can attend the first ever Home Ec Big Outdoor Kitchen Party at Harbourfront Centre and you can learn how to preserve and pickle from some of the best canners in town.

 

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