Dis­era Drive turns 10, throws sum­mer bash

Plus a new sup­per club has Bobby Flay flip­ping os­trich filets while Drake head­lines

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Thorn­hill’s shop­ping and life­style plaza is

Dis­era Drive turn­ing 10 years old, and they’re cel­e­brat­ing with a sum­mer fes­ti­val and side­walk sale. On top of sales and pro­mo­tions at the shops and eater­ies along the drive, in­clud­ing NorthBoys, Carter’s OshKosh, Fat­burger and more, there will be plenty of fam­ily friendly events such as a live band, pet­ting zoo, face paint­ing, jump­ing cas­tle and more. Plus visi­tors can en­ter a raf­fle to win $350 (Dis­era Drive).

A new type of camp ex­pe­ri­ence is teach­ing kids how to have fun and be fi­nan­cially lit­er­ate as well as cul­tur­ally cu­ri­ous. is mov­ing to Markham and of­fers

Ex­plorer Hop

sum­mer day camp pro­grams, such as Camp Mil­lion­aire, which teaches kids how to bud­get and save and even play a vir­tual stock mar­ket, and Around the World in 5 Days, which takes young learn­ers on an imag­i­nary jour­ney across the world, ex­pos­ing them to arts, mu­sic and cul­ture (22 Esna Park Dr. , 416-833-1782).

Just in time for sum­mer, has opened

Sky Zone Vaughan up two epic at­trac­tions in their in­door tram­po­line park. The Ul­ti­mate War­rior Course is an ex­treme ob­sta­cle course in­spired by shows like Amer­i­can Ninja War­rior, and the Warped Wall takes in­door rock climb­ing to new heights — lit­er­ally! The two new at­trac­tions de­but in early June and will be open for groups for birth­days and cor­po­rate team build­ing (2839 Ruther­ford Rd., 905832-0080).

A new sup­per club in Vaughan prom­ises to be the most star-stud­ded hot spot in the GTA. Noir, a

Après monthly din­ner se­ries at the Château le Jardin will host such in­ter­na­tional lu­mi­nar­ies as David Blaine, Robin Thicke and Bob Saget. In the kitchen, Bobby Flay and Gi­ada De Lau­ren­tiis are set to serve up lu­di­crously deca­dent meals of os­trich filets and risotto Mi­lanese with saf­fron and 24-karat gold flakes. The of­fi­cial launch on June 7 fea­tures no less than Toronto’s favourite rap­per, Drake him­self. But ac­cess into these exclusive monthly events doesn’t come cheap: Sin­gle tick­ets start at $1,250, and an an­nual mem­ber­ship will run you $15,300 to $25,500, de­pend­ing on de­sired sta­tus (8440 Hwy. 27, 905-851-2200).

Cana­dian baby bou­tique will be

West Coast Kids open­ing in Hill­crest Mall this sum­mer, with a 14,000square-foot shop ded­i­cated to stylish and eco-friendly baby items, in­clud­ing lux­ury strollers, so­phis­ti­cated geocube printed play mats, eco-leather high chairs and baby bags ga­lore (9350 Yonge St., 905-883-1400).

CEFA Early Learn­ing School has opened in Rich­mond

Hill. The cur­ricu­lum for core ed­u­ca­tion and fine arts for in­fants and chil­dren six months to five years old in­cludes classes for read­ing, writ­ing, math and sciences as well as yoga, drama and Chi­nese and French lan­guage classes. This spe­cial­ized learn­ing cen­tre has 88-space avail­abil­ity (10856 Bayview Ave., Unit 119, 905-237-3808).

(L–R:) Dis­era Drive mer­chants Dave Yad, Lisa Lieber­man and Robyn Ul­ster

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