GTA Locals Lounge

Events and services in the Greater Toronto Area including Toronto, Brampton, and beyond. Things to do, places to go, fun family activities and services you will love!

The Magic of Disney On Ice #DisneyOnIce


Do you skate?  I do, but not very well.  I am the one holding the boards as I "skate" around the rink.  However I have always LOVED to watch figure skating - the jumps, the spins... all magic on ice.  I remember going to see skating shows as a child and being amazed the skaters and the whole atmosphere.  Recently I had the opportunity to take the family to see Disney On Ice

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Having fun as a family with Maple Leaf Monster Jam #MyMonsterJam {Giveaway}


A guest post from L.W. Heading to the Maple Leaf Monster Jam for the first time a few years ago, I was absolutely floored by the whole experience.  All of my expectations and biases of the whole Monster Truck culture were thrown to the floor. The energy of the crowd, the announcers, and the roadies, lead to a night of bone rattling adrenaline, and no-nonsense fun.  We are

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5 Reasons To Get Your Flu Shot Today and #TargetPharmacyCA Twitter Party


I have got a flu shot every year since 2005 - I was still in graduate school at the time, but my lab and office were located in a hospital.  While I HATE needles, the though of making a patient sick by touching the same elevator button or door handle didn't seem fair.  By protecting myself, I was helping to protect them too.  Plus it didn't hurt that they were giving out

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Exploring the World of Pink at the BabyTime Show Toronto {Giveaway}


For 4 years I was a "Boy Mom" and my world was filled with cars, trucks and lots of noise.  When we found out we were expecting baby #3 I just assumed it would be another boy.  Boys were what I knew, boys were what I was used to, boys are what my Husband and I make.  So when Baby Roo arrived on a September Sunday Morning and the midwife said "It's a Girl" I was excited and

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Explore Winter Time Fun at the Toronto Snow Show #SnowShow14 {Giveaway}


"Mommy I want a snowboard" - words I did not expect from Monkey, my 4 year old son, but that is exactly what he has been asking for the past few weeks.  I think Monkey is getting excited about winter coming soon.  And why shouldn't he be excited?  Living in Canada we can embrace winter and all it has to offer including getting outside for some family fun time.  That is just

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What to do at Canada’s Wonderland when you don’t love Roller Coasters #CWThrills

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When people think of Canada's Wonderland normally the first thing that comes to mind are the high thrill take your breath away roller coasters.  You know the ones like Leviathan - where riders are dropped from a height of 306 ft at an 80 degree angle and reach speeds of up to 148 km/hr.  There are people out there that LOVE that sort of thrill,  Hubs enjoys a good roller

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The Baby Show is coming to Toronto! #BabyShowTO {Giveaway}

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With baby #3 due to arrive any day now (do you hear that baby, anytime now would be great!) I am looking forward to doing a little bit of shopping once our newest family member arrives!  Yes I have most of the gear we need already for a baby, but a mama can never have too many cloth diapers, baby carriers or baby clothes.  Shhh just don't tell my husband!  Well this baby better

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Locals Lounge – Fall Mom to Mom Sales in the Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga and Beyond


With back to school underway it is time to start focusing changing over from summer clothing to fall and winter clothing.  Save money by shopping at Mom to Mom Sales  - I have had great luck picking up snow suits for $10, new shoes for under $5 and lots of other like new clothing for $1-2 a piece at my local mom to mom sales. Who knows, maybe this time I might be able to pick

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Best Rides for Toddlers at Canada’s Wonderland #CWThrills

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Deciding where to go on a family outing is no simple task, especially when you have more than one child.  There are many factors that come into play including location, cost and the range of activities available that will keep the whole family happy.  I am happy to say that we have taken the boys to Canada's Wonderland 4 times now and have had an amazing visit every time.  And

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All Aboard for a Day Out with Thomas #DayWithThomas

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I find it fascinating how young children pick favourtie characters from such a young age.  While one might be crazy for Elmo, another may love Dora.  In my house Thomas the Tank Engine is a very big deal.  Monkey enjoys watching Thomas and playing with trains.  His third birthday party was even a Thomas The Train Party.  However Little Bear has recently taken the love for

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Even experienced moms have a lot to learn at the Baby Time Show April 25-27 Toronto {Giveaway}

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I remember my first trip to The Baby Time Show back in 2010, I took my mom and sister and spent the day exploring everything pregnancy, birth, baby and toddler.  There were just so many products to look at from car seats and strollers to clothing and baby food.  Fast forward 4 years later I am a mom of 2 with baby #3 on the way – but I still have things to learn and products I

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