Chris Robinson Travel News: Active Ontario Festival

Aug 31, 2017

By Chris Robinson

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If you are wondering what to do in the Toronto area this weekend, I suggest popping down to Ontario Place, which is welcoming guests to the Active Ontario Festival over this long weekend. The free admission festival will get visitors moving by celebrating many ways to get active, and stay healthy.

Highlights include: performances by Dr. Draw whose violinist stylings venture from rock and classical genres into the electronic music culture, and Michael Morales whose alternative rap, bridges the gap between 90’s hip hop storytelling and modern production. A giant climbing wall will allow visitors to try out their rock climbing skills. There will be a full-size volleyball court where guests can learn the basic skills of ParaSport Ontario volleyball followed by live officiated games. Or bring your pup and indulge in a holistic and healing yoga class that uses instruction and simple movements for total relaxation. City Dance will be there, providing interactive dance classes complete with choreography and dance moves inspired from popular music videos.

And if you haven’t already discovered the new Trillium Park and the William G. Davis Trail located on the East Island of Ontario Place, come experience this bike-friendly park as a relaxing stop-over from your long weekend activities. Walk, jog, take your dog, or pack a picnic and enjoy the seven acres of public green space on the Toronto waterfront with splendid views over the cityscape. Full details are available at www.Ontarioplace.com.

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