Plenty of opportunities exist out there for entertainment during these difficult times. Many business and individuals are making it easier than ever to bring home numerous entertainment activities. Some are paid, some are free… some have ads you need to mine down through however the options are endless. Stay connected and entertained with live music, live video streaming, multi-player gaming, live video conferencing and more!

Activities Daily Plans Kids

Virtual Summer Camps

Summer camp is an adventure that many kids participate in yearly.  Whether it is a day camp or a sleepover camp, these are days spent learning new skills, making new friends and creating great memories. This year, camp may look a little different.  In many places across the country, “in-person”...
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Activities Exercise

Let’s get out on the water this summer

Although summer hasn’t officially arrived, the warm weather definitely has us being outside and looking to be more active.  As the different parts of our country start to open up, we still need to ensure we are practicing healthy habits, such as physical distancing. Boating is a great summer activity...
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Activities Events Free Stuff

Virtual Celebrations for Canada Day

July 1st…Canada Day…this is one of the biggest days Canadians celebrate each year.  Fireworks, parades, music concerts, barbeques, picnics, festivals, this is the day as families and communities we gather together and celebrate. This year our celebration will look a bit different as many cities are moving their celebrations online...
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Activities Tours

The Halifax Bomber Tour

We have such a rich history here in Canada and there are many museums available to share this history with us. Most summers, we get the opportunity to explore these different museums across Canada and learn new pieces of our history.  This summer may be different with virtual tours taking...
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Entertainment Tours

Take a Drive on the Wild Side!!

Looking to get out of the house for a safe adventure? Now you can with the new Toronto Zoo Scenic Safari. Take a tour around the zoo from the comfort of your own car, with your very own zookeeper commentary to learn about animals as you pass through the variety...
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Entertainment Events Tours

Victoria Who? Virtual Fireworks?

Victoria Who? Virtual Fireworks? Most people know this long weekend as the May 2-4 long weekend and/or the unofficial kick-off to summer time fun! On the calendar however you might notice it is called Victoria Day, named in honour of Queen Victoria. Victoria was born May 24, 1819. She succeeded...
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Activities

Inviting Family or Friends to Dinner Doesn’t Need to be a Puzzle!

Before you decide what is the best way to enjoy dinner with friends and family, you must decide the online communication format that works best for you to call everyone to dinner. Whether it be Skype, Zoom, Google Hang-outs, Facebook Messenger Rooms, or any other favorite app that you might...
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Activities

Mother’s Day!!

With Mother's Day just around the corner, wouldn’t it be nice to send that special person your message without having to go to your local card shop or pharmacy to find that special piece of cardboard? Wait!! You don’t have to. There are many online options available to get that...
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Entertainment Tours

Virtual Cherry Blossom BloomCam

The cherry blossoms are starting to bloom in Toronto — although technically we're not really supposed to be outside enjoying them right now.  Photos of pink buds popping up at Trinity Bellwoods Park are starting to show up on social media because cherry blossom season awaits no one, not even those stuck...
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Activities Daily Plans Games Kids

Family Games & Activities

We are always looking for different ways to stay busy with different activities.  While there are many options with the traditional board games and card games, sometimes you want something different.  This is where puzzles and dominos are great.  They are activities that will keep you and/or your child(ren) busy...
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Activities Daily Plans Games Kids

Classic Card Games

One of my fondest memories of summer vacation is the card games my family would play at night.  As we got older, the competitiveness of the card games would increase.  Now when we get together for family vacations, the next generation is joining us with the nightly card games, bringing...
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Activities Kids Physical Activity

Staying Active Inside the House

The warm spring weather is returning, allowing us many opportunities to get outside and be active while enjoying the sun. However, there are also many rainy days where we are stuck inside. Here are a few different ideas that you can do with your child(ren) on these rainy days to...
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Games

Kill time trying to ESCAPE FROM THE DARK CASTLE

Escape from the Dark is a simple, yet elegant dungeon crawl game that will remind you of a “Choose you own adventure” or “Fighting Fantasy” book from your childhood. Each player takes the role of someone wrongfully imprisoned in the dreaded Dark Castle, whose catacombs and dungeons are filled with...
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Online Simulators

X-Plane

X-Plane is a flight simulator produced by Laminar Research. X-Plane can be used professionally with the correct license,[3] or used personally. A personal use desktop version is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux, while a mobile version is available for Android, iOS, and webOS. X-Plane is packaged with several commercial,...
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Online Simulators

Assetto Corsa

Assetto Corsa features an advanced DirectX 11 graphics engine that recreates an immersive environment, dynamic lighthing and realistic materials and surfaces. The advanced physics engine is being designed to provide a very realistic driving experience, including features and aspects of real cars, never seen on any other racing simulator such...
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Online Simulators

iRacing

Chances are, if you’ve raced on a track or on the street, or just driven a car in your life, there’s been a time that a good ol’-fashioned Nintendo reset button would have come in handy: maybe that time you overshot the braking zone and hit the tire wall, missed...
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Games

Revisiting the Classic Board Games

  Many of us will remember them from when we were kids - the classic board games - these would get pulled out for a family game night, on rainy afternoons or family gatherings. Some have "reinvented" themselves by offering a Junior version - usually a little easier to play...
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Free Stuff

Free Distance Learning Solutions and Educational Resources

Because of the pandemic, schools everywhere are closing, sending students home for an uncertain future -- and in most cases, it's unclear if studies will resume at all this academic year. Of course, most institutions are falling back to some form of online instruction, but if you're a parent looking...
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Free Stuff

Free Audio Books

Audiobooks aren't just for long commutes. Listen to your favourite audiobooks wherever you are by downloading the FREE Audible app – whether you’re in the car, on a run or even doing the ironing! Audible has made a selection of Audible Originals free for the listening:   The Absolute Brightness...
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Free Video Conferencing

Perhaps the worst part of the pandemic for many of us is the isolation that comes from social distancing. We're working from home, not seeing friends in the evening, and generally trying to "air gap" ourselves to stay healthy. One way to stay connected despite the quarantines is using these...
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Free Stuff

Internet Archive

Have you ever felt the urge to take a trip back in time and relive the games of the eighties and nineties?  Well, now you can!! Head to the Internet Archive to play thousands of MS-DOS games that have been saved from oblivion. Games include action, strategy, adventure titles and...
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Free Stuff

Free Games

Now that we're all spending a lot more time at home, there's a lot more time to play video games. The only problem? Games are expensive. Rather than empty your wallet on video games at retail prices, you might want to grab some free games -- there are always a...
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Free Stuff

Free eBooks and Magazines

Why spend cold, hard cash buying books and magazines -- which you generally only read once and then don't need to see ever again -- when there's a really good chance you can borrow them from the library instead -- without actually having to go to the library. It might...
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Free Stuff

Free Video

There's nothing like streaming video to help you weather the storm. And while Netflix, HBO, Hulu and all the rest cost a pretty penny, these free video streaming services are absolutely free. Just bring a working broadband plan and a tolerance for commercials -- and you should be golden.  ...
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Activities Daily Plans

Keeping Busy During the Day

One of the challenges parents face when home all day, is keeping their child(ren) and themselves busy.  And busy with a variety of different activities.  We all like variety, and doing the same thing each day can become  monotonous.   If you are struggling with new ideas, here are a...
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Music

SoundCloud

Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio. SoundCloud is a European online audio distribution platform and music sharing website based in Berlin, Germany that enables its users to upload, promote, and share audio.   https://soundcloud.com/
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Music

Spotify

Providing an audio streaming platform, the "Spotify" platform, that provides DRM-restricted music, videos and podcasts from record labels and media companies. As a freemium service, basic features are free with advertisements or automatic music videos, while additional features, such as offline listening and commercial-free listening, are offered via paid subscriptions....
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Music

iHeartRADIO

iHeartRadio is a free audio streaming service with over 200 channels of music, including some of your current favourites such as Virgin Radio, QM-FM, CJAY, CHUM FM and many more. It’s easy to use and best of all, it’s FREE. You just download the app then you can pick music...
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Music

Amazon Music

Amazon Music is a music streaming platform and online music store operated by Amazon. Get unlimited access to millions of songs with subscription. Listen both online or offline Amazon Music also supports hands free listening with Alexa.   https://music.amazon.com/home
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Music

Broadway

Andrew Lloyd Webber will live-stream hi most famous musicals every Friday for your Broadway date night! Broadway fans listen up. Andrew Lloyd Webber—the musical genius behind Broadway classics like Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Evita—is live-streaming his shows for FREE during this period of social distancing. Every Friday,...
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Music

Songkick

Live Stream Concerts. The show must go on, right? Check out the best live stream performances coming up around the globe, and show love, solidarity and support for your favorite artists. Get your concert fix with Songkick Live as we bring you some of the hottest acts on the planet....
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Music

SiriusXM

Make the most of home! Stream free now until May 15th, 2020. Music for your new normal! Working from home. Adapted workout routines. Virtual commutes. Just relaxing. There are channels for everything you’ve got going on right now. From channels curated by and dedicated to your favourite artists to ones...
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Music

Live Streams & Virtual Concerts

Billboard.com has a list of all the upcoming Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis (Updating)   https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9335531/coronavirus-quarantine-music-events-online-streams
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Movies

Disney+

Disney+ is the streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. A Disney+ subscription brings you the best stories in the world, all in one place.  See exclusive originals with new feature films, shows, short-form content and documentaries – including the world’s first live-action...
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Movies

Amazon Prime Video

Watch exclusive Amazon original studio content, popular movies, TV shows, sports, and live events — it’s all included with Prime. Members can watch even more by subscribing to premium and specialty channels. No cable required. You can enjoy from the web or with the Prime Video app on your phone,...
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Movies

Netflix

Netflix is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, anime, documentaries, and in-house productions.  Watch Netflix movies & TV shows online or stream right to your Smart TV, game console, PC, Mac, mobile, tablet and more. Download your shows to watch on the go....
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Movies

YouTube Movies & Shows

Watch the latest and greatest movies and television shows brought to you through YouTube. Many movies can be purchased and/or rented through this service.   https://www.youtube.com/feed/storefront?bp=ogUCKAU%3D
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