What to do in Toronto: Go Green

Spring is in the air, and Earth Day is coming up on April 22, 2013, which makes it feel like a perfect time to go green. If you’re wondering what to do in Toronto to increase your own family’s sustainability, we may have the answer for you. The Green Living Show is coming to the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place Toronto this weekend, from April 12-14, 2013.

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The Green Living Show is North America’s largest consumer show dedicated to real-life solutions for living a greener lifestyle. You’ll find inspiration, hear influential speakers, see innovative products, check out educational demonstrations and have some fun with activities for the whole family. Plus, if you add this to your list of what to do in Toronto this weekend, you’ll find some new features for 2013.

This year the Ontario Culinary Adventure will feature chefs from across Ontario teaming up with local farmers, distillers, brewers and vintners to showcase the best of Ontario food and beverage. In the EcoParent Village, green living experts will be doing presentations, offering workshops and giving demos. If you’re a Toronto mom who wants to build a better world for your children, or you want to get your hands on some great, green products, it’s worth checking out. The re-vamped Fashion and Beauty area will showcase ‘green couture’ from leading designers. Because Mama needs a new pair of shoes, and she doesn’t want to cost the planet. And Health, Fitness and Lifestyle will equip you with the latest information about toxins and natural nutrition, to keep your family healthy.

Youth Day at the Green Living Show

If you head to the Green Living Show on Friday, April 12, 2013, you’ll find Youth Day, where kids are invited to participate in interactive programming and educational displays. The show is partnering with Free The Children and Me to We that day to present keynote speaker Spencer West, who will inspire the next generation of social and environmental change makers. Your children can also take part in the Owlkids Scavenger Hunt and Environmental Quiz Show, crafts, activities, plus a whole lot more.

You can attend the Green Living Show for free if you bring a piece of e-waste to recycle, or if you purchase an April TTC pass or show your GO pass. Otherwise, tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and free for children 12 and under. So not only will it be a good time, but it’s an affordable answer for what to do in Toronto this weekend.

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Amber Strocel

Amber Strocel is the Managing Editor of City Mom Now, the parent network of Toronto Mom Now. She is a writer, podcaster, ardent crafter and green mom, who believes strongly in the power of the Internet to connect and empower. You can follow her on her personal blog at Strocel.com.

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