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A LOCAL STAR

Anyone who's ever visited the David Dunlap Observatory knows it's an incredibly special place. Not only is it strikingly beautiful, it also carries an aura that's almost surreal; perhaps that's why it was chosen to be a star, -in the figurative sense of course. In 1960 the film "Universe" was released by the National Film Board of Canada, and was met with much praise. It was nominated for an Oscar in the 'best documentary' category the year it was released, and offered some of the most vivid special effects anyone had ever seen....

AN ENDLESS EXPANSE OF AMENITIES

For generations, astronomers have gazed out into the far reaches of the universe, discerning the unknown and trying to make sense of the infinite space that surrounds us. It is this sense of grandeur that Observatory Hill has used as inspiration to deliver a selection of amenities that are simply out of this world.

CONGRATULATIONS TO LYN TAN OF RICHMOND HILL!

Congratulations to Lyn Tan of Richmond Hill!Lyn was randomly selected from over a thousand sweepstakes entrants and won a fantastic new telescope courtesy of the Observatory Hill team. Now, she and her family can enjoy the night sky together and discover some of its many wonders.Your family can get in on the action too! Living at Observatory Hill means being just moments from the David Dunlap Observatory, its programs, and the chance to explore outer space from your own backyard. Inspire your family. Call Observatory Hill home.

MARCH BREAK IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO

March Break is the perfect time to get everyone together for some good old fashioned family bonding. There’s so much to experience and do together in Richmond Hill, York Region, and Toronto that deciding can become a little daunting. Here’s a list to ease you into a week full of fun, and education. These are Observatory Hill’s top March Break events for 2016.

  1. Toronto Comicon – Held at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and running from March 18th-20th, this year’s Comicon is set to be among the best the city has seen. Let your kids’ imaginations run wild and free in a paradise of creativity, colour, and fun. New studies have shown that comics are a great way to get kids excited and interested in reading, and this is a great way to get that started. With over 400 exhibitors, and 15,000 square feet of space, you’ll easily fill a day with a trip to Comicon, and depending on how many comics you bring home, you might fill the night as well.
  2. Sugar Beach Sugar Shack – A free, and truly Canadian event, bring the kids to Sugar Beach in Toronto to experience an authentic Cabane à Sucre du Québec or Sugar Shack. Enjoy live music, delicious Québécois cuisine, maple taffy on snow, and much more. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Canada’s rich French-Canadian history in a fun and flavourful way. The Sugar shack will be located at Sugar Beach (Jarvis and Queens Quay) and open March 12th-13th.
  3. March Break Teen Zone At The Richmond Hill Public Library – If your kids are a bit older, this is a great spot for them to meet new people, play some old-school board games, create unique crafts, and enjoy some great snackage. It’s free, and they can drop-in on Monday March 14th from 6-8pm.
  4. Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood Live – Did you grow up with Mr. Roger’s Neighbourhood? Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood Live is an extension of the classic and beloved children’s show, and is giving the next generation a chance to explore their imaginations through a live theatrical production, which features singing, dancing, and much more. This is a great event if you have little ones, and it’ll be fun and nostalgic for you. The show can be seen at The Richmond Hill Centre For The Performing Arts on Friday March 18th at either 3pm or 6:30 pm.
  5. Cineplex Family Favourites – The big screen is waiting for you at Silver City in Richmond Hill. On Saturdays at 11, you can catch great family-friendly movies for just $2.99 with a portion of the proceeds going to Feed The Children. It’s a fun and affordable day out; just don’t forget the popcorn!

Gone are the days of March Break madness, with all the kids inside with nothing to do. This list plus an array of other fun activities make Richmond Hill, the GTA, and Toronto the perfect places to be during the holiday. If you want to live closer to the action consider Observatory Hill. It’s got lots to offer kids and adults alike and does it all with a much needed touch of education and exploration. Have a fantastic, safe and fun March Break, and we hope to see you soon at Observatory Hill in Richmond Hill.      

MARCH BREAK IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO

March Break is the perfect time to get everyone together for some good old fashioned family bonding. There’s so much to experience and do together in Richmond Hill, York Region, and Toronto that deciding can become a little daunting. Here’s a list to ease you into a week full of fun, and education. These are Observatory Hill’s top March Break events for 2016.

  1. Toronto Comicon – Held at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and running from March 18th-20th, this year’s Comicon is set to be among the best the city has seen. Let your kids’ imaginations run wild and free in a paradise of creativity, colour, and fun. New studies have shown that comics are a great way to get kids excited and interested in reading, and this is a great way to get that started. With over 400 exhibitors, and 15,000 square feet of space, you’ll easily fill a day with a trip to Comicon, and depending on how many comics you bring home, you might fill the night as well.
  2. Sugar Beach Sugar Shack – A free, and truly Canadian event, bring the kids to Sugar Beach in Toronto to experience an authentic Cabane à Sucre du Québec or Sugar Shack. Enjoy live music, delicious Québécois cuisine, maple taffy on snow, and much more. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Canada’s rich French-Canadian history in a fun and flavourful way. The Sugar shack will be located at Sugar Beach (Jarvis and Queens Quay) and open March 12th-13th.
  3. March Break Teen Zone At The Richmond Hill Public Library – If your kids are a bit older, this is a great spot for them to meet new people, play some old-school board games, create unique crafts, and enjoy some great snackage. It’s free, and they can drop-in on Monday March 14th from 6-8pm.
  4. Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood Live – Did you grow up with Mr. Roger’s Neighbourhood? Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood Live is an extension of the classic and beloved children’s show, and is giving the next generation a chance to explore their imaginations through a live theatrical production, which features singing, dancing, and much more. This is a great event if you have little ones, and it’ll be fun and nostalgic for you. The show can be seen at The Richmond Hill Centre For The Performing Arts on Friday March 18th at either 3pm or 6:30 pm.
  5. Cineplex Family Favourites – The big screen is waiting for you at Silver City in Richmond Hill. On Saturdays at 11, you can catch great family-friendly movies for just $2.99 with a portion of the proceeds going to Feed The Children. It’s a fun and affordable day out; just don’t forget the popcorn!

Gone are the days of March Break madness, with all the kids inside with nothing to do. This list plus an array of other fun activities make Richmond Hill, the GTA, and Toronto the perfect places to be during the holiday. If you want to live closer to the action consider Observatory Hill. It’s got lots to offer kids and adults alike and does it all with a much needed touch of education and exploration. Have a fantastic, safe and fun March Break, and we hope to see you soon at Observatory Hill in Richmond Hill.      

A LOCAL STAR

Anyone who's ever visited the David Dunlap Observatory knows it's an incredibly special place. Not only is it strikingly beautiful, it also carries an aura that's almost surreal; perhaps that's why it was chosen to be a star, -in the figurative sense of course. In 1960 the film "Universe" was released by the National Film Board of Canada, and was met with much praise. It was nominated for an Oscar in the 'best documentary' category the year it was released, and offered some of the most vivid special effects anyone had ever seen....

AN ENDLESS EXPANSE OF AMENITIES

For generations, astronomers have gazed out into the far reaches of the universe, discerning the unknown and trying to make sense of the infinite space that surrounds us. It is this sense of grandeur that Observatory Hill has used as inspiration to deliver a selection of amenities that are simply out of this world.

CONGRATULATIONS TO LYN TAN OF RICHMOND HILL!

Congratulations to Lyn Tan of Richmond Hill!Lyn was randomly selected from over a thousand sweepstakes entrants and won a fantastic new telescope courtesy of the Observatory Hill team. Now, she and her family can enjoy the night sky together and discover some of its many wonders.Your family can get in on the action too! Living at Observatory Hill means being just moments from the David Dunlap Observatory, its programs, and the chance to explore outer space from your own backyard. Inspire your family. Call Observatory Hill home.

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