Friday: The Socialite

When you see “The Socialite” segment, then you know it’s the weekend! What are your plans? The weather has not been fully cooperative with all the extra snow we’ve been getting, but we Canadians know how to make the best of it. Here are a few activities happening in and around Toronto this weekend:




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Recipe for Change 2020

Join FoodShare Toronto as we celebrate Black culinary excellence in support of programs that promote equitable access to good food across the city.

Enjoy an amazing evening featuring more than 30 superb food and beverage stations, starring some of the city’s best chefs and most enticing culinary creations. Move and groove to live music, and out-bid fellow foodies on one-of-a-kind items at a silent auction.

Our annual fundraiser is unlike any you’ve experienced before. Recipe for Change 2020 is putting a spotlight on the culinary artistry and vision of some of Toronto’s most dynamic Black chefs, brewers and winemakers. Take in the elegance of the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library and celebrate the power of food!

All proceeds support FoodShare. We advocate for equitable access to affordable, fresh and nutritious food and for food justice where everyone can feed themselves, their families and their community with dignity. Our community-led programs reach more than 250,000 Torontonians through school nutrition programs, urban farms and community gardens, affordable markets, and cooking workshops for newcomers, young parents, and people living in transitional housing.

Toronto Reference Library
Friday, February 28, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


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Winter Palace Ball

Ruskoka Camp’s annual fundraising event, the Winter Palace Ball, is quickly approaching!

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we waltz into spring in support of Ruskoka Camp on Friday February 28, 2020. The elegant Winter Palace Ball will feature exceptional performances, live music with two bands, a spectacular dinner service, a silent auction and a full night of dancing at Toronto’s historic venue – the Palais Royale.

We are excited to celebrate Ruskoka’s 20th year, along with 20 years of achievements of our campers, supporters and volunteers.

All proceeds directly support children’s programs at Ruskoka Camp. Tax receipts for the charitable portion of the ticket will be provided.

Buy your adult tickets for only $130 and students 21 and under for only $90!

Free parking. For tickets and information, please visit

February 28, 2020
6:30 PM – 2:00 AM
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90’s Glow in the Dark Paint Party at Paint Cabin!

It’s our 90’s Glow in the Dark Paint Party here at Paint Cabin ft. DJ Rec & Dj GadJet spinning your favourite 90’s Hip Hop, Reggae, RnB, & House music – we’re going old scool and spinning vinyl over here, WHILE you are PAINTING the night away!!!

What will you be painting … ANYTHING YOU WANT – yes thats right. YOU choose the image you want to paint (we are not a school, and not a class) Who wants to be in a class after work?!? NOT ME!

So bring in your own inspiration (no photos or anything realism please) and we will guide you through it OR come check out some of our inspirations at the studio.

$45.00 plus HST per person – includes all materials, workshop and instructors (drinks are separate) and you get a choice of a 12×12, 10×20, or 16×20 canvas.

We have a full bar at the studio with beers, wines, ciders and simple cocktails!!!

Reserve your spots by …

1. or click on the link!!


3. Call us at 647 361 6017

Friday, February 28, 2020
8:00 PM – 11:30 PM


Snow Tubing in Greater Toronto Area

1. Mount Chinguacousy Ski Area

Enjoy a spin down the tube hill, then warm up at the cozy chalet. Night tubing and tube party packages and group rates are available. This is the nearest tubing hill from West end of Toronto, Downtown Toronto and Mississauga.Details

2020 Winter Hours:

January 7 – March 15, 2020
​Thursday – Friday | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
​Saturday | 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
​Sunday | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Family Day – ​Monday, February 17 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

​Monday, March 16 – Sunday, March 22 – As weather permits.

Tube Hill Fees 2020
6 Rides — $14.20
12 Rides — $21.50
18 Rides — $28.34

Address: 9050 Wellington W, Brampton

Phone: 905-458-6555 ext 63707 – Hill conditions, general inquiries, tube parties, and administration

Accessible via Public Transport from Downtown Toronto ~ 1 hour

Distance From:

Downtown Toronto ~ 52 min (43.5 km ) via Gardiner Expy W
Mississauga ~ 30 min (20km)
Burlington ~ 45 min (60 km)
Markham ~ 33 min (42 km)
Pickering ~50 min (70 km)
Oshawa ~60 min (90 km)

2. Ski Lakeridge

Located in Oak Ridge Moraine, Lakeridge is the nearest resort with tubing to those in Durham, East end of City of Toronto (Scarborough) and Markham (depending on your location). Tube Park rates include snow tube rental, park access, and lift. Details

Address: 790 Chalk Lake Road, Uxbridge

Phone: 905-686-3607

2020 Hours – Call before you go.

Fridays: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays: 11:00am to 9:30pm
Sundays: 11:00am to 7:00pm

+ School Holidays/PA Day Camps etc

2020 Tubing Pricing
1 Ride: $5.70 + HST
6 Rides: $27.00 + HST


Downtown Toronto ~75 min (65 km)
Mississauga ~60 min (90 km)
Burlington ~90 min (130 km)
Markham ~30 min (40 km)
Pickering ~30 min (30 km)
Oshawa ~30 min (30 km)

3. Recreational Outdoor Campus

Four-lane snow tube hill offers thrills and spills for all ages. There is also a free toboggan run adjacent to the paid snow tube hill. You can reach ROC on YRT (York Region public transit). DetailsAddress: 26479 Civic Centre Rd, Georgina

Phone: 905-476-4301

2020 Hours:

Regular Hours of Operations
Monday/Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday to Friday | 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

+ School Strike Days

Holiday Hours
Sunday, Feb. 16 | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Family Day (Feb. 17) | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
March Break (March 16 – 20) | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m

2020 Tubing Only Pass
1 Ride: $4.00
6 Ride: $20.00


Downtown Toronto ~80 min (80 km)
Mississauga ~80 min (100 km)
Burlington ~90 min (140 km)
Markham ~70 min (90 km)
Pickering ~60 min (70 km)
Oshawa ~70 min (90 km)

Snow Tubing near Greater Toronto Area

4. Blue Mountain

Tubing at Blue Mountain offers old fashioned winter fun for the entire family and gives all participants a gentle introduction to the Blue Mountain slopes.Details

Address: 108 Jozo Weider Boulevard, Blue Mountains

Phone: 1-877-445-0231


From Downtown Toronto ~ 2 hours (160 km)
Burlington ~ 1 hour 10 minutes (175 km)
Mississauga ~ 1 hour 50 minutes (135 km)
Markham ~ 1 hour 50 minutes (160 km)
Pickering ~ 2 hour 20 minutes (180 km)
Oshawa ~ 2 hour 30 minutes (200 km)

5. Snow Valley Ski Resort

Named “best Ontario hill for kids” by Ski Canada Magazine. With a snow tube rope tow and lots of chutes with large lanes so you can go down along with your group of friends or your family. For the little ones (under 42″) there is a special Kids area! Details

Address: 2632 Vespra Valley Rd, Minesing
Phone: 1.877.404.4744


Downtown Toronto ~ 1 hour 50 minutes (110 km)
Mississauga ~ 1 hour 30 minutes (115 km)
Burlington ~ 1 hour 45 minutes (150 km)
Markham ~ 1 hour 20 minutes (100 km)
Pickering ~ 1 hour 35 minutes (130 km)
Oshawa ~ 1 hour 45 minutes (200 km)

6. Horseshoe Resort

Head to the Horseshoe Adventure Park to fly down 5 big chutes and one magic carpet to whisk you back up to the top fast! DetailsAddress: 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Barrie
Phone: 705-835-2790


From Downtown Toronto ~ 90 min (133 km)
Burlington ~ 1 hr 46 min (165 km)
Mississauga ~ 80 min (125 km)
Markham ~ 70 min (115 km)
Oshawa ~ 1 hour 45 minutes ( 165 km)
Pickering ~ 1 hour 40 minutes ( 140 km)

Winter Season Hours

Monday Closed (Except Holidays)
Tuesday- Thursday: 10am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 7pm

7. Chicopee Tube Park

Enjoy the winter thrill going down on one of the 6 chutes on the hill that is 250ft high and 900ft in length.
Children must be at least 42 inches tall and at least four years of age to Tube at Chicopee Tube Park. Park is open until Midnight on Saturdays from Park is open until Midnight on Saturdays. Children 12 and under are required to wear a helmet. Details

Address: 1600 River Rd E, Kitchener

Phone: (519) 895-2322

Public Transit Accessible from Toronto


Regular Season:

Tuesday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 9:30pm
Friday: 9:00am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am Midnight
Sunday: 9:00am 5:00pm

9:00am to 9:30pm during Christmas break. Hours might change.

2020 Rates:

Adults: $25.00 (2 hrs)/ $34.00 (All Day Pass)

Children 12 and under: $21.00/$29.00


Downtown Toronto ~ 1 hr 30 min (110 km)
Mississauga ~ 1 hr 15 min (80 km)
Burlington ~ 1 hr 10 min (70 km)
Markham ~ 1 hr 30 min (110 km)
Pickering ~ 1 hr 40 min (140 km)
Oshawa ~ 1 hr 45 min (160 km)

8. Arrowhead Provincial Park

A wonderful Ontario provincial park for a winter weekend getaway (and year round), Arrowhead Provincial Park has two warm-up shelters and an open fire pit at the top of the tubing hill!

Address: 451 Arrowhead Park Rd. , Huntsville

Phone: 705-789-5105

Distance: ~ 3 hours from Toronto – Plan a weekend getaway.


Park Admission fees apply. Extra for cross country skiing.



That’s it for me! I am off to start my weekend. Enjoy yours! Bundle up, stay warm and drive safe wherever you go. Happy Friday everyone!

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