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Live & Virtual Performances

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq "You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)":  The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, releases its second Polaris Collaboration Session featuring 2015 Polaris winner Buffy Sainte-Marie and 2014 winner Tanya Tagaq.

  • Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre is the first National Indigenous theatre department in the world! Explore the website to hear their stories and meet the people behind this ground-breaking venture.

  • Indigenous dancers share videos online with pow wows cancelled during COVID-19 pandemic  

  • Newmarket Public Library RUSS Summer Concert Series: virtual concerts every Thursday from 10 to 10:30 am from July 2 to August 20.  Keep your young children entertained with songs! Suitable for kids 6 months to 5 years. Register now!

  • Music & Poetry without Borders (June 20, 2020 | 1 to 4 p.m.):  Free LIVE Facebook event from a diverse lineup of local musicians and poets, hosted by Community Ambassador, MC musician and poet, Glenn Marais. Brought to you by the Town of Newmarket sponsored by the Government of Canada Celebrates Canada Fund.

  •  Ave Maria by Franz Schubert for Cello & Piano: Cellist Ella Rohwer and Pianist Katja Huhn performs at Kunstation St. Peter church in Cologne, Germany where the painter Rubens was baptized.
  •  Dear Class of 2020 (Full Replay):  A virtual commencement celebration bringing together inspirational leaders, celebrities, and YouTube creators to celebrate graduates, their families, and their communities.  Special guests include: Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, BTS, Katy Perry, Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama and President Obama, Sundar Pichai, Maluma and more.
  •  An Up-to-date list of Canadian live streams.  
  •  Shakespeare's Globe: Join in for six plays, shown for free via our YouTube channel, one at a time, on rotation every two weeks, as part of 'YouTube Premieres'.
  • Viva La Vida by Feng E:  Taiwanese youngster Feng E plays his ukulele fingerstyle arrangement of this hit by Coldplay.
  • Virtual Luminato Festival (June 11 to 13, 2020):  World Premieres & over 20 hours of FREE online events: bringing together 70 artists of a weekend of world premieres, theatre, music, film intense conversations, late night DJs, and more. 
  • NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: Blue Man Group:  they came, they measured, and they returned to perform a show like no other (taped on Sept 26, 2016) . 
  • Black Rock Coalition: History of Our Future: Live Rock Concert at The Met Museum in NYC. The Black Rock Coalition and special guests created a sonic timeline honoring the Black pioneers who ushered rock and roll into the American collective consciousness.
  • Tiny Desk Concert - Gaelynn Lea Tressler: Tressler is an American folk singer, violinist, fiddle teacher, public speaker with brittle bone disease, which made it necessary for her to reinvent the ordinary and, in this case, a way to play the fiddle. She is a disability advocate from Duluth, Minnesota and a winner of NPR's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest
  • "Imagine" by Stephen Ridley: hear the UK pianist perform in an empty King's Cross St. Pancras Station, UK, and be inspired by Stephen's story about his hearing loss which he hid from his friends all these years until early 2020. 
  • Sue Austin: creativity and determination can overcome limitations and Sue Austin has proven just that! This UK artist has outfitted her wheelchair with battery-powered propellers and large perspex aerofoils to control turns in water. Watch Sue finds her freedom as she flies and dances through the ocean in her wheelchair. Watch her Underwater Wheelchair Dance and Deep Sea Diving
  • TEDx: 13 year old changed "Impossible" to "I'm Possible": Sparsh Shah is a 13-year old child prodigy, singer/song writer/rapper born with brittle bones (130+ fractures), but an unbreakable spirit. He became a worldwide internet sensation with his Purhythm versions of Eminem covers. He aspires to inspire and sing in front of a billion people one day.
  • June 6 (8 p.m.) WE Celebrate: Class of 2020: the class of 2020 doesn't get to celebrate in person this year, so CTV and WE are throwing a virtual party called WE Celebrate: Class of 2020, hosted by Lilly Singh and featuring Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, Brett Kissel, Shay Mitchell and more.  
  • June 4 (3 p.m.) Xenia Live Concert Series - Min-Jeong Koh: FREE livestream featuring Koh, formerly of Cecilia String Quartet.  
  • Tiny Desk Concert - Taimane, ukulele virtuoso: Taimane Tauiliili Bobby Gardner is an American ukulele virtuoso and composer who learnt the instrument since age 5. Here she plays fiery flamenco, a famous phrase from the opera Carmen, a touch of Bach and more than a nod to her Hawaiian homeland, all on her ukulele.  
  • Tiny Desk Concerts Series by NPR Music: explore this video series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in Washington, D.C. Invited guests are from all over the world, spanning from all music genres.
  • May 29, 2020 (starts 12 noon) Canada's National Ballet School: an interactive celebration of movement and music: tune in to NBS Sharing Dance Day from your digital device. Wherever you are, dance along with thousands of Canadians during this special online event.
  • MixMag YouTube: Dance music + club culture. You can still access sets by DJ's around the world during lockdown. 
  • Retro 8-bit animated performance "Crawling in my Skin": Nashville singer/songwriter, Sophie Allison missed performing at Toronto's The Phoenix because of the lockdown and created this 8 bit music video instead, performing virutally in our Lower Bay Street subway station instead. 
  • The Great Canadian Singalong "Lost Together": CBC Music called out for submissions have proven that Canadians are bonded by their love for music, the country joins Blue Rodeo's Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy in this spectacular video with recorded performances of their hit "Lost Together". 
  • Scotia Festival of Music: now until June 7. Free Facebook performances via Facebook, nightly at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Fundraiser for St. Michael's Hospital COURAGE FUND: Jessica Tong - Violin, Livestream (May 31, 7 p.m.). Performance of Bach's Partita No. 2 and Bartok's Sonata for Solo Violin. 
  • 10 New songs by Canadian artists to add to your kitchen playlist - May 15, 2020 edition. Eat North's cooking playlist.
  • Child musician Anastasia Tyurina plays Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214, a polka in A major by Johann Strauss, at the 100th anniversary of the National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Russia. 
  • The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019: The Massed Pipes and Drums 
  • Thousand Hands Dance: one thousand hands is the visual expression of the bodhisattva of Compassion, Guanyin. 
  • Olena Uutai at Britain's Got Talent 2018 Semi-Final: jaw harp performer, shaman lady from Eastern Russia. 
  • Ever heard of Hiplet? Started by Homer Bryant of the Chicago Multicultural Dance Center, Hiplet fuses hip hop and ballet in a style that's powerful, elegant, and so fun to watch. See a short video or hear from the dancers themselves
  • Poonam & Priyanka Indian Raga Dance to "Shape of You": Ed Sheeran's tune gets a new choreography and interpretation with India Raga (classical) music.
  • The Wagakki Band "Homura": Japanese rock with traditional music.  
  • "Here Comes The Sun" by YCDSB Elementary School Music Teachers for Music Monday 2020
  • Tkaronto Music Festival (May 15 to 17) Online Indigenous music festival, based out of Toronto, organized by the Indigenous led 50/50 Performing Arts Collective. 
  • Annie Sumi Virtual Concert (May 9 at 9 p.m to May 22 at 9 p.m.): Nikkei Folk Musician presented by Canadian Cultural Centre. Free.
  • Artery is opening their living rooms online for music: Artery showcases are usually intimate in-person gatherings in people's homes. While we are all physical distancing, our community will be sharing experiences together over live-streams. Your support of local artists is critical and much appreciated at this difficult time. 
  • HotDocs at Home: enjoy some of the hottest documentaries from one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world – now streaming from the comfort of your couch.  
  • City of Toronto's Lunch Hour Live Concerts: from noon to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday, City of Toronto presents live concerts on Facebook.  
  • Canada's Great Kitchen Party: Home Edition returns for an encore, tonight (May 6 at 8 p.m. EST) on Facebook Live, to encourage Canadians coast-to-coast to order food from local restaurants and then sit back and enjoy performances and food-related greetings from notable Canadians from musicians to Olympians. Every Wednesday, if you didn't know, is now #TakeOutDay so order in and enjoy the shows! Donations will benefit and the Community for Food Centres Canada. 
  • Cirque du Soleil: explore entire shows streamed online, behind the scene stories and other great content.
  • Guitar performance that shocked America's Got Talent 2019: An 18 year old student from Poland redefines guitar performance by bending cross-over in genres and techniques on an acoustic guitar. 
  • Acoustic Uprising tells the definitive story of Modern Acoustic Guitar, featuring interviews with world class Finger Style guitarists from around the world.  
  • Lean on Me Canada: #ArtistsCAN Watch, Stream, Listen and Share to help The Canadian Red Cross for COVID-19 Related Expenses. 
  • Barrie Music Scene - Quarantine Concerts & Shows on Facebook. 
  • The Lockdown Gigs: Scottish music, history and stories available on Facebook. 
  • URGNT Friday Concerts:  Toronto based online venue created in response to COVID.  Every Friday night at 7pm. Many JUNO award winners perform. 
  • Koerner Hall Presents: live and past performances
  • An Up-to-date list of Canadian Live Streams to Watch during COVID-19 by CBC
  • Stratford Festival On Demand
  • Mary Poppins Look-a-like Performing Coronavirus Song
  • Best virtual tours of Canadian attractions for seniors
  • Almighty Voices: Every Sunday until June 21, Tom Jackson hosts a digital, one hour-long variety series in support of the Unison Benevolent Fund. The show will feature Susan Aglukark, Beverley Mahood, Sarah Slean, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Chantal Kreviazuk, Measha Brueggergosman and more.
  • Flashback: Frozen Fridays 2019 in Newmarket: remember when we partied together every Friday this past winter?
  • Sunday, April 26, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. STRONGER TOGETHER CANADA: Join iconic Canadian artists, activists, actors, and athletes as they share their stories of hope and inspiration in this national salute to our frontline workers and in support of Food Banks Canada's COVID-19 relief efforts. Available on live broadcast on TV, Radio, Live Streaming and On Demand, click to find out.  
  • On Saturday, April 25, 2020 watch a free 24 hour live stream of World Buskers United - Online Live Buskerfest. Read about the buskers and schedule online before the event to make sure you don't miss your favourite performers. As these are live performances by a variety of buskers, please note that not all acts may be appropriate for all ages (e.g. danger/risk, language etc.). Viewer discretion is advised. 
  • Watch the FULL replay of the One World Together at Home concert special from April 18, 2020 courtesy of Global News.
  • Sakura, Sakura: Enjoy Cherry Blossom Festival with this performance of "Sakura Sakura" a Japanese folk song played by Kasumi Watanabe on a 25-string instrument called a koto. 
  • Choir of Women Physicians Sing "Rise Again". Voices Rock Medicine, these women physicians have put together this heartfelt tribute, dedicated to the superheroes of Canadian healthcare, and beyond. They rock!
  • National Arts Centre: Canada Performs 
  • National Film Board of Canada: over 200 films to view for free!
  • The Social Distancing Festival Live Stream with music, theatre and art performances. Check out what’s upcoming in the calendar.
  • Here are all the Canada Performs Literary Events Online 
  • Flashback to TD Newmarket Music Series 2019 
  • Newmarket #UnitedWeStand: local community leaders, musicians, entrepreneurs and residents joined together through the power of song to create an inspirational video during the COVID-19 pandemic. Arrangements and Piano by Sam Reid, Robyn Black & George St. Kitts on Lead Vocals and Chorus.
  • Music for Hope:  a performance by Italian opera singer, Andrea Bocelli on April 12, 2020 at the Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy. 
  • The latest updated list of livestreaming and virtual concerts to watch, by Billboard (as of April 7, 2020)
  • Nightly free streaming of Operas at the Met in NYC!
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Show Must Go On! A series of free performances of musicals with new episode every Friday at 7 p.m. BST (2 p.m. EST)
  • Stage shows, musicals and opera you can watch online for free
  • Free 7 day trial of online streaming of full-length, Broadway shows by BroadwayHD
  • An updating list of the best livestreaming and virtual Classical music performances
  • Check out the schedule for upcoming live concerts series by Ontario artists from their living rooms to yours

Museum and Art Galleries


Commemorating Victory in Europe Day (May 8, 1945)

May 8, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, the unconditional surrender of Germany to the Allied Forces in 1945 ending World War II in Europe. VE Day marked a major milestone for the Allies but did not end the war. On this day 75 years ago, an exhausted war nation expressed elation and relief at the news and celebrated with joyful street parties. On the other hand, WWII in Asia did not end until September 2, 1945.

Flashback on how Newmarket celebrated back in 1945. Here are a few photos from The Elman W. Campbell Museum’s special exhibit to commemorate VE Day 75, available for free access when we reopen. 

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The Netherlands was liberated a few days before Europe, on May 5, 1945. Watch this Heritage Minutes video that commemorates the 75th anniversary of this event. Do you know why we have tulips in Ottawa? Tulip bulbs are gifts from the Netherlands for Canada's role in both liberating the Netherlands and hosting members of the Dutch royal family during the Second World War. After the war, the Netherlands began presenting Canada with tulip bulbs in gratitude, a tradition that continues to this day. Tulips are planted in Ottawa and blooms every May.  This year's Tulip Festival will be celebrated online instead from May 8 to 18.

Ways You Can Commemorate This Day 

Wear Red and join in a moment of reflection and remembrance at 11 a.m. on Friday the 8th of May and pause for a Two Minute Silence. Undertake the 'Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2' at 3 p.m. on the 8th of May, from the safety of your own home by standing up and raising a glass of refreshment of your choice and undertaking the following 'Toast'. "To those who gave so much, we thank you," using this unique opportunity to pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy and share the freedom we have today. At 7 p.m. - stand on your front porch with bells and Ring Out For Peace. 

Check out these other Heritage links 


Aquarium and Zoo

Science, History and the Natural World

Museum and Art Galleries

The Armchair Traveller


The Learning Centre 

  • To learn about our Indigenous Culture & History, please also visit

  • "Both things are True"  Science, Indigenous wisdom seek common ground, a report by CBC 
  •  Strawberry Teaching: Learn traditional Indigenous strawberry teachings with Grandmother Kim Wheatley.
  •  The Seven Sacred Teachings: also known as the Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers, is a set of teachings on human conduct towards others. They are what was traditionally and still is to this day needed in order for communities to survive. 
  •  Indigenous Arts & Stores for teachers and parents.
  •  A short history of Father's Day:  William Jackson Smart was a farmer from Arkansas; a sergeant with the Union's First Arkansas Light Artillery during the American Civil War, and is the reason why we celebrate father's day.
  • TEDx: We need to change the conversation about fathers:  Dr. Anna Machin is an Oxford University-based evolutionary anthropologist, author, and broadcaster who has spent ten years researching the psychology, biology, and behaviour of new fathers.
  •  The Science of Fatherhood Transforms:  Emerging research has proven it: Men's bodies are built to parent, and involved fathers bring benefits to almost every aspect of their kids' lives. (And—bonus!—there's a payoff for dads, too.) 
  •  The underappreciated archeological history of Africa:  How much of Africa's archeological history, other than Egypt do you know of? A lot, some or none? Africa is a history-rich continent, but we seldom hear about it. In this talk,  Archeologist Sirio Canós-Donnay gives us a small glimpse into Africa's rich archeological history, shows us what armies of archeologists are trying to reveal, and accentuates why is it important to dispel the myth of Africa as a continent without the past.
  •  Black Mom Connection:  Teaching resources for parents of all races to guide their children around the issue of racism. Black Mom Connection is a non-for-profit organization started by Toronto resident Tanya Hayles, who is an award-winning event planner and creative storyteller.
  • Healing the Epidemic of Isolation for Senior Citizens (Tedx University of Nevada): author and food blogger Elissa Altman explains the importance sharing time at the dinner table with senior citizens. Sharing food and stories with our senior citizens nourishes not only their bodies, but also their whole hearts, spirits, and souls. 
  • Finding a life purpose as a senior: in this video, 88 year-old Ebert shares from his perspective, the trouble some older adults face as they move into the later stages of their lives. He teaches us that retirement can be a pleasant and freeing time, if there is a purpose that motivates you everyday.  
  • 10 inspiring commencement speeches about creativity & courage: missing out on your graduation and commencement ceremonies?  Here are 10 inspirational speeches from the past to spring you forward. 
  • Newmarket Public Library Curbside pick-up starts June 6. Services available on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Items must be placed on hold in advance. Find out more here.
  • Learn-at-home - be an upstander, someone who recognizes injustice, knows their personal strengths and uses those strengths to create positive change.
  • TedTalk: We are all different and that is awesome: hear from ten-year old Cole Blakeway at Tedx West Vancouver, about his friendship with Steven, a 44 year-old man with Autism and the value of celebrating differences. 
  • What happens during a stroke? One out of every six people will have a stroke at some point in their lives. Strokes deprive brain cells of oxygen and are one of the most common causes of death, and a leading cause of preventable disability. But what causes strokes in the first place? And what can doctors do to treat them? Vaibhav Goswami takes us into the body to find out.
  • Is the 5 second rule true? If we pick up dropped food quickly, is it still safe to eat? Vsauce investigates. 
  • STEM activities for preschoolers by Science Technology Education and Math
  • Science Journal for Kids & Teens: Hundreds of scientific articles. Written for kids. Approved by scientists. 
  • TEDTalk: Hidden miracles of the natural world - At the intersection of art, science and technology--We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. 
  • Biomimicry Explained: the world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps.
  • Nothing in the Rule Book: Forty-five places you can legally download tens of thousands of books, plays, and other literary texts for free.  
  • The Real Reason Why You Procrastinate (Podcast): You procrastinate because you're lazy, right? Wrong. The truth is more complex—and far more interesting. Learn how to stop putting off important tasks ... with a little help from master procrastinator Margaret Atwood. 
  • Future Learn: Free Online Courses and Degrees from Top Universities 
  • Why are some people left-handed? Today, about one-tenth of the world's population are southpaws. Why are such a small proportion of people left-handed -- and why does the trait exist in the first place? Daniel M. Abrams. 
  • Beyond the Chalkboard activities for Children: Fun learning activities with Science, Literacy, Culture, Health, Art, Math, Engineering and NASA.
  • For students: what is Ramadan? Ramadan will end on May 23, 2020. Cartoon takes a trip inside and learn about rules for the holiday and what many families around the world do to celebrate Ramadan. 
  • The many worlds of English: English is English, right? Find out how the same words can mean vastly different things even though you're speaking the same language.  
  • Diversity in Canada 
  • Great Cross-Cultural Books: recommendations from Good Reads 
  • Diversity books for children: 30 Children's Books that celebrates diversity and our differences for kids age 1 to 8 or see the selection from Free Kids Books.
  • 5 Fun Activities that Teach your Kids about Culture & Diversity 
  • Coursera: online learning platform that offers open online courses, specializations, and degrees. Hundreds of free courses give you access to on-demand video lectures, homework exercises, and community discussion forums.
  • How Slow-Looking can Help Students Develop Skills Across Disciplines. 
  • Teens talk about Diversity
  • Guide to be Racially Conscious by Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation
  • Are you a fan of Lord of the Rings? Tolkien, Maker of Middle Earth is a documentary by Oxford University's Bodleian Libraries about the 2018 exhibition "Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth". Experts talk about Tolkien's literary and artistic creations of the Middle Earth and where he drew his inspirations. P.S. Tolkein studied at Exeter College at Oxford University. 
  • Talks at Google - Frank Abagnale: "Catch Me If You Can": Frank Abagnale, Renowned Cybersecurity And Fraud Prevention Expert, Bestselling Author speaks at Google. Abagnale is the subject of Catch Me If You Can, the character Leonardo DiCaprio played in the movie version.  Abagnale transformed from one of the world's most notorious con men to an international cybersecurity expert trusted by the FBI has been mythologized in film and literature – but the takeaways he shares are the real deal.
  • Have older children leaving the nest soon? Improve their financial literacy: FREE online programs will introduce students to work readiness, financial literacy & entrepreneurship. 
  • The Group of Seven celebrates 100 years of its first exhibition on May 7 to 27, 1920 at the AGO. Explore the works by the Group at the National Gallery of Canada, at the AGO where they held the inaugural exhibition, at the McMichael Gallery, or listen to the Curatorial Talk "A Like Vision" with Ian Dejardin. 
  • The Teenage Brain Explained:  Hank explains what is happening to the brain during the angsty-time of adolescence. 
  • How the inventor of Mario designs a game:  Shigeru Miyamoto's design philosophy, explained. 
  • Coding Games & Lessons: Learn everything from the basics to advanced, real-world coding with these engaging online games and activities. 
  • Learn about the 10 Ways Young People are Leading the Way against COVID-19 from Women Delivers.  
  • TEDx Talk:  Microplastics are everywhere: We live in a world of plastics. In this talk, Canadian biologist and university professor Susan Dudas will lead us through a day of plastic use, how and where we use and generate microplastics, and what we can do about it. 
  • Learn Spanish: Follow Online Spanish Lessons for Beginnersfree lessons on Duolingo or learn through games and activities for kids.
  • TEDTalk:  Drawing on humour for Change; New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life and talks about how humour can empower women to change the rules. 
  • Explore TEDTalks:  +3400 talks to stir your curiosity.  Learn through videos about Technology, Education, Design with thought leaders and practitioners in their fields.
  • Khan Academy:  A web resource by the nonprofit organization to provide free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Parents, do you need to brush up your own skills to help your children with their homework? This is the FREE resource for you!
  • Tumble Math: great resource for children from kindergarten to grade 6, available FREE until August 31, 2020 
  • Gamification of Math! Try Online Math Games 
  • Skill Share: 2 FREE months of online courses; great videos on skill development like computer programming, art, music, graphic design, productivity, etc. Currently offering 2 free months of premium access to all videos.
  • How to Host Online Meetings or Trainings with Zoom: Learn from Louise Henry, how to host online meetings, trainings or just friend group catch-ups easily with Zoom.
  • Family Learning Centre by Microsoft: engage your family with these safe and simple, family-led learning experiences for ages 3 to 12. FREE activities, curated out of educational resources from around the world.
  • Hacking STEM Library with lots of downloadable, hands-on, teacher-tested projects and activities that use everyday materials to make STEM affordable, accessible, and fun for everyone. Developed by Microsoft. 

Activities & Games for All Ages

Brain Teasers

Cool Apps & Podcasts

  • Podcast: What do you really know about The Indian Act?  From "The Secret Life of Canada" podcast series - In 1876, the young country of Canada passed a set of laws intended to govern First Nations people in Canada. This is a CBC article with links to podcast, teaching guide and other resources for you to better understand this legislation. 
  • DIY Homemade gifts for Dads
  • Unstoppable Teen (Podcast):  For teenagers, parents and teachers with Kevin Mincher. 
  • Catrobat (App): Pocket Code allows you to create your own games, animations, interactive music videos, and many kind of other apps, directly on your phone or tablet. 
  • The Modern Dads: Guys who are active and engaged in the decisions, the drudgery, the pain and the joys of parenthood.  
  • Spawned:  Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase invite celebrity guests for candid parenting discussions and a good dose of humour.
  • 19 best podcasts perfect for seniors, baby boomers, and the older generation 
  • A 10 year old's favourite audio books: Librivox is an online catalog of audio books in public domain recorded by volunteers. Here is a recommended list of 10 books with links to their audio recordings. Free!
  • The Best Disability-Friendly Apps for 2019 
  • Top 10 Disability Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020
  • 99% invisible (Podcast): all the thought that goes into the things we don't think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.
  • The top 9 podcasts for techies: a recommended list of podcasts to follow. 
  • 7 Kids Podcasts That Are Perfect For Family Listening Or Getting A Bit Of Peace: Audio choices for your kids to keep them busy...while you're busy at home. 
  • The Real Reason Why You Procrastinate (Podcast): You procrastinate because you're lazy, right? Wrong. The truth is more complex—and far more interesting. Learn how to stop putting off important tasks ... with a little help from master procrastinator Margaret Atwood.
  • Bilingual Kids Rock (Podcast) 
  • Multiculturalism Happens Here (Podcast) is centered around understanding how multiculturalism happens and why it is still an important idea today. 
  • Planet Money: the Restaurant from the Future (Podcast): with over 5.5 million workers unemployed or furloughed, no other industry has been hit harder than restaurants. Yet one guy is thinking about expanding his Chinese restaurant in NYC. 
  • Learn to Relax and Sleep Better with these 13 Meditation Apps: meditation can help with anxiety and sleep during stressful times. Some of these apps are offering free services during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Work Life with Adam Grant (Podcast): a New York Times best selling author, organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside some truly unusual places, where they've figured out how to make work not suck. 
  • Levar Burton Reads (Podcast): host Levar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story.   
  • Sherwin Williams Color Snap and Benjamin Moore Color Portfolio: Trying to decide what colour would be best for your room? Try either the Sherwin Williams Color Snap app or the Benjamin Moore Color Portfolio app to virtually try out any paint colour on your phone. Many local paint stores are still open for call-in orders with curbside pick-up. Once you've narrowed down your selection from the app, the store can leave paint chips for you to pick-up curbside so you can double check your colours before ordering. Android & Apple iOS 
  • 7 Podcasts that both Kids & Adults will Enjoy: perfect way to entertain your kids without screen time. 
  • Skype a Scientist (Podcast):  Bringing scientists to kids out of school, asking questions from the public.
  • Trickster Cards:  Play the card games you love with friends and family or get matched with other live players at your level. Trickster Cards offers customizable rules so you can play cards your way!
  • Maplestory M:  a multiplayer mobile game app with explorers that you know and love: Dark Knight, Bow Master, Night Lord, Bishop, and Corsair!  
  • Candy Crush Saga: switch and match your way through hundreds of levels in this divine puzzle adventure. Join Tiffi and Mr. Toffee on their epic journey in an online game full of delicious treats! Ain't it the sweetest game ever? 
  • 10 Best Video Game Design Podcast 
  • Forest: an app helping you stay away from your smartphone and stay focused on your work.
  • 15 of the Best FREE Workshop Apps to use on your device
  • The best 20 Apps for your kids who are stir crazy: A list of FREE and paid apps courtesy of The Guardian. 
  • Food for Fitness FREE Podcast 
  • Podcast: We Regret to Inform You - The fascinating stories of successful people who triumphed over debilitating career rejection and the insights those rejections provide.
  • Guardians of History:  an immersive audio adventure game for kids by Britannica that takes you on top-secret missions into the past - to save time from unravelling. Free if you own an Amazon Alexa or Google device. A screen-free option to entertain your whole family. 
  • No Equipment Home Workout (for Android):  Guided workouts FREE until July 1, 2020. 
  • SuperCook:  Just add your ingredients and Supercook instantly finds matching recipes from the most popular cooking websites! Or, if you already have a dish in mind - just type it in! 
  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada Podcast Series: Fascinating stories about nature, why we need it in our lives, and the passionate Canadians helping to protect it. 
  • Houseparty: A free app that is a virtual version of a massive get-together. If your friends are "in the house," you can chat them up one on one or you can gather a group in a room to talk or play games. You have to power to lock your room's door or leave it open for new people to walk in and join you. 
  • Perfect for all ages! Song-Maker: make songs with just your fingertips-an experiment in Chrome Music Lab. 
  • A Soft Murmur:  an app that provides customizable white noise 
  • Letter School: As highlighted by, Suitable for pre school aged children, this award-winning app allows kids to practice writing letters right on the screen. It gives kids a fun and interactive way to learn letters before they go to school. Click here to learn more
  • Winky Think Logic Puzzles: Courtesy of, What kid doesn't love puzzles, right? Geared toward kids from 6-8, this app offers more than 180 logic puzzles from simple matching games to more complex games. Learn more about the app here
  •  70 Best Apps for Families 
  • 17 Best Apps according to Parents & Kids
  • 10 Best Family Game Apps to play with your whole family

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