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Hot Date: Canine Knowledge

MARCH 10 TO 18 Can you teach an old dog new tricks? A better question: How do you teach any dog new tricks? The Ontario Science Centre offers answers this March Break with The Science of the SuperDogs, which adds a twist to the traditional spectacle of running, jumping, fetching and paw shaking that we all know and love with an educational presentation highlighting how canines have come to fit into our world. Audiences will even have the opportunity to interact with the pooches between performances. It all adds up to an amusing opportunity to learn more about man’s best friend. Ontario Science Centre, $13 to $20; call 416-696-1000 or click here for tickets and more information.

Staff Picks: 10 Best Bets for March Break

The Royal Ontario Museum is always a popular venue during March Break (photo by Michele Nastasi)

The kids’ annual spring holiday week is just around the corner. If you’re still wondering how to keep them occupied, well, wonder no more. There’s lots of family fun to be had right here in Toronto. Check out our 10 picks for cool—and often educational—activities after the jump! (more…)

November Hot Date: A Fair to Remember

Royal Agricultural Winter FairNOVEMBER 6 TO 15 The country comes to the city with the return of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. More than 300,000 visitors flock here for 10 days of rural revelry, including a giant-vegetable contest, dairy-goat shows, bull-riding rodeos and more. Highlights include the SuperDogs—who perform acrobatic canine stunts as they race through obstacle courses—and the Agri-Food Innovation Showcase, a vast exhibition on food production and nutrition, livestock welfare, biodiversity and biotechnology. Don’t miss the featured Royal Horse Show to admire the best equestrians from around the world. Exhibition Place, Direct Energy Centre, $14 to $18; call 416-263-3400 or navigate here for more information.