Friday, 21 May 2010

Things to do this Victoria Holiday weekend

Monday, May 24 is Victoria Day holiday. Here's a trivia, we watched "Young Victoria" - the story of Queen Victoria before her remarkable reign. She and Prince Albert from Germany (or Belgium?) had nine children who all became leaders of other nations in Europe. The Queen supported by Prince Albert was notable in her leadership and reforms including educational reform and abolition of slavery among many others. Queen Victoria still holds the longest reign in the UK history.

To celebrate this holiday, we have several options. I have 3 free Museum and Arts Passes I got from Toronto Public Library and maybe this is a good time to use them. Gardiner museum, Bata Shoe Museum and Toronto Historic museums are all easily accessible via Toronto Transit Commission but some of them have family events scheduled in June. The Toronto Historic Museums pass can be used in at least 10 places including the Scarborough Gardens and Museum which we intend to visit. Other destinations are:

Colborne Lodge in High Park
Fort York National Historic Site
Gibson House Museum
Mackenzie House
Montgomery's Inn
Scarborough Museum
Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre

I found other things to do this weekend at someone sent from an egroup and it's all worth checking out.

I like this one below in particular because it's free :)

HarbourKIDS:CIRCUS is an exciting weekend festival of FREE family activities! For the 3rd yr in a row HarbourKIDS can play ringmaster all Victoria Day long-weekend at the Toronto International Circus Festival. The whole family is invited to the extraordinary world of circus. Full of wonder, magic and excitement, the art, stories, music, games and shows at HarbourKIDS:CIRCUS will remind us that anything is possible! HarbourKIDS is a free family programme for kids ages 5-12. May 22-24, 2010.
Date: May 22, 2010 to May 24, 2010
Location: Harbourfront Centre

This is also a boat ride away to Centre Island, a must-see destination this Summer. I wonder if it's already open :) Can't wait for this weekend!

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