Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013


How many hours did you spend in the cold 

school gym, with foot-stomping rhythms playing on the Boom-Box and your gym teacher hollering for you to find-a-partner-and-doh-see-doh already? Well, those hours are about to pay off - bust out your hoop skirts & dust off your cowboy boots! The Junction Project presents November's Family Dance Party; The Hootenanny!

No need to dig deep into your memory for the how-to, we'll have a caller accompanying our live fiddle band. Did we mention it's a LIVE FIDDLE BAND?! How cool is that?

So come & enjoy some amazing live music while our kidlets promenade (see? I paid attention all those years ago) on the dance floor!

Tickets are on sale now at Kid Culture (3124 Dundas West) and are $10 each, babes in arms free.


The Junction old time string band. 

. Old time Appalachian fiddle tunes

Georgina Blanchard fiddle, Tim Bradford guitar, Travis McCauley banjo. The caller is Peg Evans, a Canadian opera co chorus member and Waldorf trained music teacher.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013


DATE: Saturday, October 26 from 1-5 pm
Hallowe'en Kids' Craft Crawl in the Junction!  
Come on out with your kids to make some spooky Hallowe'en arts & crafts at our first annual, walkable Kids' Craft Crawl along Dundas St. West from Clendenan Ave to Keele St.  Explore the artsy & unique Junction neighborhood.  Children of all ages are welcome and all crafts are free!  Visit all 7 participating venues & enjoy door prizes, special offers & fun! 
Admission: FREE
Participating venues: Kid Culture/Pitter Potter- 3124 Dundas St.W; Adventures in Art for Kids- 3081 Dundas St.W;
Wise Daughters/Ladee Bee Yarn & Beads- at Dundas & Quebec Ave;  Snug as a Bug- 3022 Dundas St.W; Creative Childrens' Dance Center- 2968 Dundas St.W, lower level;Articulations- 2928 Dundas St.W; Above Ground Art Supplies- 2868 Dundas St. W.
More info email: undinearts@yahoo.ca
www.facebook.com/Junction Hallowe'en Kids Craft Crawl

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


There's a chill in the air and the kids are settling back into school, so it must be time to think Halloween right?  Yes, it’s time to tackle the dress up bin and trade out all the old too small costumes for fun new to you, and ones that fit again. Let's green this Halloween and swap costumes!

Kid Culture, Pitter Potter, Diana Nazareth Photography, Green Moms Collective and Play Me Mama present the 2nd Annual Junction Halloween Costume Swap.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5th at Kid Culture, 3124 Dundas St W Toronto, ON. Costumes and accessories to be swapped can be dropped off at Kid Culture from Sunday September 22nd till Friday October 4th.

How it works: From Sunday September 22nd till Friday October 4th you bring in all the costumes of Halloween's past that no longer fit, or are no longer wanted at your house to Kid Culture (clean please!). We'll give you a swap ticket for every costume you bring in and then on Saturday October 5th from 10 am till 6 pm come back and take home some new to you costumes. No costumes from Halloween's past haunting your house yet, no problem you can buy a costume from the swap stash for a $5.00 donation to The Redwood, a safe haven for Woman and Children fleeing abuse.  Kid Culture carries locally produced costumes in the shop and you'll want to book a Halloween party with Pitter Potter.

Diana Nazareth Photography will be set up with a Photo Booth, Play Me Mama will have costumes for sale, Green Moms Collective has green info for you to share and hopefully we will have some fun workshops for your little ones to enjoy also


                Book A Birthday Party With Pitter Potter

Thursday, July 25, 2013

August Kid Culture Creates Craft schedule

                             Come join the fun every Tuesday from 1-3 pm

Saturday, July 20, 2013

In a perfect world wouldn't it be great if you could turn on a SALE ANYTIME YOU PLEASED!!

Well at Kid Culture you can. We are offering $125.00 gift certificates for 

$100.00. That's right get a 25% discount on anything anytime new arrivals

, holiday gifts ,birthday gifts and even sale items.

Don't miss out only a limited supply available.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013


                             Here is a peek at what we have been up to in our craft                                                                                                                 workshops!

                                                 Thanks to  Keiley from Leikey Designs

                                                          Farthers Day Coffee Cozies

                                                                         Bunting Banners

                                                       Canada Day Rocket Wind Socks

                                                                        Yarn Crafts


Basket Weaving

Saturday, June 29, 2013


Here is a list of our July kids workshop schedule. We have designed these workshops to land at the hottest part of the day.
A great way for your kids to cool down for a couple of hours and a chance for you to relax or run around like crazy without the little ones.
We have 8 spots per date up for grabs. Each session lasts 2 hours with a cost of $30.00 plus materials ($5-$10) and is designed for ages 5 12 

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Kid Culture Creates Work Shops For Kids

For the Grand Opening of Kid Culture's new location 
on June 1st
we're having a 
Tote Bag making workshop. 

In this workshop, each student is provided with a handmade natural cotton tote bag to personalize and decorate using a heat transfer technique, transferring student’s colourful images from paper to the tote.

Come meet Keiley of Leikey Designs our Workshop Leader whose kid-at-heart personality and background in textiles and craft workshops makes for the perfect combination for the Kid Culture Creates workshops

Each workshop is about 45mins - 1hr (about enough time to peruse the goodies in the shop) 
In every workshop, kids will create and complete their very own personalized project they can take home, use and be proud of. 
It's amazing what kids can make with a few materials and instruction - about the same amount of time to sit down and relax with a cup of coffee at the local shops in The Junction!
Space is limited for this workshop so don't forget to register.

To register for this or other workshops at Kid Culture 
call: 416-859-9006 
email: kidcultureboutique@gmail.com 
or pop into the shop 3124 Dundas St. W

Thursday, May 23, 2013


                                                        Saturday June 15th  1 pm-4 pm

                                   MATERIALS FOR TEA TOWEL PILLOW:

1.Vintage Tea Towel

2.  Pillow Form:  20 inches x 20 inches
*  If you would like to make an additional smaller pillow bring another vintage tea towel and stuffing.

3.  Contrasting material for the boarder bring at least 25 inches x 25 inches.  Plain coloured reclaimed bedsheets work well. 

4.  3 meters of new or vintage white or cream coloured lace. 

5.  3 colours of thread to match:  lace, tea towel and boarder fabric.

Additional tools:  Sewing machine, sewing needles, scissors, pins, tailors chalk, 

If you have a rotary cutter, grid ruler and rotary mat that would also be helpful.

Cost $60.00
             Space is limited so book in advance to ensure availability


                                                             Saturday June 8th 1pm -4pm

                            MATERIALS FOR UP CYCLED GIRLS DRESS:

1.  Pick a t-shirt that fits your child nicely.  Try to avoid anything that has gathers or that is really slim fitting like a tank-top.  We are going to be playing around with several different design options so bring something that has a print on the very top of the shirt, is a solid colour, a print.

2.  Bring in 5-6 other T-shirts (we only use about 1/4 of the shirt so you can use the extra material for making additional dresses).  Bring in different colours, prints, stripes, dots, solids ect.  It is good to have variety so I would bring approx half prints and half solids.  I also recommend bringing adult sized t-shirts in as it will fit the design better.

3.  Matching and coordinating thread

*******4.  Please have your child put on the top and measure from the center front of the top of the T-shirt to where you would like the hem of the dress (sizes are approx we just do not want to make the dress to long or too short).


Additional tools:  Sewing machine, sewing needles, scissors, pins, tailors chalk, 

If you have a rotary cutter, grid ruler and rotary mat this would also be helpful (I will be bringing some in but we will have to share).

Cost $60.00
       Space is limited so book in advance to ensure availability


                                            Wednesday June 12th 6;:30-8:30

                                       MATERIALS FOR UP CYCLED SHIRTS

1.  We will have time to do several shirts so please bring in several shirts.  Bring in several T-shirts or tank top that fits your child.  You can also bring in a onesie if you like (although design options are very small because of how small the onesie is).

2.  Bring in your stash of different materials that we can incorporate into the design such as:  vintage badges, antique laces, antique doilies, t-shirts from your children that have fun prints and screen prints on.

3.  Bring in a 4-5 adult t-shirts in different colours and prints, stripes, polka dots ect. (we only need about 1/4 of the shirt so there will be lots of leftovers to made additional shirts).

Additional tools:  Sewing machine, sewing needles, scissors, pins, tailors chalk, 

If you have a rotary cutter, grid ruler and rotary mat this would also be helpful (I will be bringing some in but we will have to share).

Cost $60.00

            Space is limited so book in advance to ensure availability



                                         Wednesday June 5th 6pm-9pm

                               MATERIALS FOR BASIC SEWING CLASS:

In the basic sewing class we will be learning to construct pillows.  The best part of pillows is that we can use so many different kinds of materials, textures, prints, designs, anything and everything you love.

1.  Please bring something with an interesting design as the focal point such as a vintage needle point design, pretty print on a table cloth or other type of material or a fun design on a t-shirt.  If you bring a t-shirt please make sure that is at least 1 inch on all 4 sides of the design so that there is enough from to cut the design out.

2.  Pillow form (any size you like).  If using a big needle point I recommend a 20" x 20" pillow form.  If using a t-shirt design 14" x 14" is good (check to see your design will fit).

3.  Contrasting materials for a boarder.  You can use one colour or you can bring scraps of 4 or more materials to make an interesting design.

4.  Contrasting materials for the back of the pillow.

5.  Matching and contrasting thread.

Cost $60.00

    Space is limited so book in advance to ensure availability

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rock That Kid Shot! Photo Workshop for Moms and Dads

With http://www.diananazareth.com

Rock That Kid Shot! Photo Workshop for Moms and Dads

Thursday June 20th 6pm -8:30pm

Cost $50.00

Location Kid Culture
3124 Dundas St W
416 859 9006

Did you buy a fancy DSLR mainly because you wanted to take better pictures of your kids? Are you baffled by all those buttons on your came
ra? If you answered YES then this workshop is perfect for you. Not only will we cover digital camera basics, but I'll also show you how to unleash your creative side behind the lens, through 10 shooting tips that I use on all of my photo sessions.

This workshop was designed with you in mind!

LED BY: Lifestyle Family Photographer Diana Nazareth

• ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Camera Modes
• 10 Essential Tips on How to Photograph Your Kid Like a Pro

• This 2.5 hour beginners photography workshop is designed specifically for moms and dads who want to capture awesome and authentic pictures of their kids with their DSLRs. Photo-editing, and/or any aspect of running a photography business will not be covered in this one.
You'll receive a Rock That Kid Shot! Tips Booklet, and an invitation to join a private Rock That Kid Shot! Facebook page where you can share images of your kids, receive feedback from me, and continue to learn.

You and your DSLR, your camera's manual, memory card, and batteries.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


                    Your Morning Dose Of Story Time

Starting Monday June 3rd

Celebrate the joys of the french language and stories through the use of music picture books story telling and the alphabet with Marie-Josee. Designed for children from two to five years of age

Monday mornings from 9:00 am to 9:45 am

Next session starts June 3rd and lasts for 6 weeks 

Please register early to ensure a spot

Cost is $65.00

Starting Tuesday June 4th

Songs Stories and Crafts with Anna for kids that can't sit still.

A simple craft will be created at the end of each class.

Anna can often be found at local parks with her mobile art studio a back pack full of art supplies making art while her children play.Designed for ages 1 year to 5 years

Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:15 

Next session starts Tuesday June 4th and lasts 4 weeks.

 Please register early to ensure a spot