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Free Admission to Sugar Shack TO: Get your maple on this spring in the GTA


Tap into some maple syrup sweetness at the fifth annual Sugar Shack TO festival happening March 14th and 15th at Sugar Beach on Toronto’s waterfront. General admission is FREE—sweet!

Presented by Redpath Sugar, this signature event is Toronto’s urban sugar shack experience celebrating everything maple. Sugar Beach will be transformed into a maple wonderland that includes two sugar shacks, ice activities, a Lumberjack Show, performances by Mark Laforme and The Great Canadian Fiddle Show, fire pits and more.

The two sugar shacks will be selling Maple Taffy rolled in snow for $3 per taffy or 2 for $5, plus there are plenty of delicious maple-infused food choices for purchase including Maple Pecan Beavertails, Maple Glazed Donuts, Maple Fried Chicken Tacos and more.

“Redpath is proud to be the presenting partner of this great event for a third year,” says Nancy Gavin, Manager of Brand Development at Redpath in a media release. “From the delicious food to the great live entertainment, we are excited to see Sugar Beach come alive with this sweet celebration.”

Sugar Shack TO 2020 is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday March 14th and Sunday March 15th at Sugar Beach, located at 11 Dockside Drive in the Queen’s Quay area. For more information visit sugarshackto.ca

Here are some of the other upcoming Maple Syrup Festivals happening around the GTA:

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival March 14 – April 12

Bruce Mill, Stouffville, weekends March 14-April 12, March Break from 16-20, Good Friday April 10 from 9;30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Toronto & Region Conservation Authority)

Kortright Centre, Woodbridge, open daily March 14 to April 12 (Toronto & Region Conservation Authority)

Terra Cotta Conservation Area, Halton Hills, weekends March 14 to April 5, March Break 16-20, 9;30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Credit Valley Conservation)

Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville, March 20, 21 & 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Credit Valley Conservation)

For more information on the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival visit: maplesyrupfest.com

Ontario Maple Syrup Producers‘ Maple Weekend, April 4 to 5, 2020

Pure, Sweet, Ontario—Maple Weekend shows visitors how Ontario maple products are made, from tree to table, and lets everyone enjoy a taste and buy quality, maple products at the events hosted by the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association.

Here is a map of all the participating Ontario Maple Weekend participants: Ontario Maple Syrup Producers

Mississauga’s Maple Magic 2020

Mississauga’s Bradley Museum features Maple Magic 2020 in celebration of maple syrup time in Ontario. Mississauga’s favourite maple tradition returns ot the Bradley Museum for March Break with activities daily from Noon to 4 p.m. from Saturday March 14th to Sunday March 22nd.

Learn all about maple syrup at the From Tree to Table Exhibition, take a maple sap tour and sample maple treats in the Bradley House, visit the Petting Zoo and Maple Gift Shop, get creative with activities for all ages and enjoy some tasty pancakes at the Sugar Shack. Tickets (including tax) are $9.25 per adult, $6.25 per child, $7.25 student/senior or $23 per family (max. 5 people and one person must be 16+). For more information visit Museums of Mississauga’s Maple Magic 2020.

story by Laurie Wallace-Lynch

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