Disera Drive turns 10, throws summer bash
Plus a new supper club has Bobby Flay flipping ostrich filets while Drake headlines
Thornhill’s shopping and lifestyle plaza Disera Drive is 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. Explorer Hop is moving to Markham and offers 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, Sky Zone Vaughan has opened 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. Après Noir, a 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 West Coast Kids will be 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