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Press

Where to Buy Now   by Toronto Life

12 best play cafés in Canada   by Todays Parent

6 Great ways to kill time with kids in Toronto   by Savvymom

11 Cool classes for moms   by Savvymom

The Best Summer Day Camps in Toronto   by Savvymom

The Perfect Place to Play by Savvymom

5 Great Play Cafés for Toronto Moms and Kids   by Help we’ve got kids

Keep Kids Busy This Winter in Toronto   by Toronto.com

Moms surprised by fast response   By TownBUSINESS – MyTownCrier

“Oaks ‘n Acorns” about to open on Danforth  By Examiner

“oaks ‘n acorns” Stay ‘n Play Cafe   By Examiner

Super Fun and Messy Art   By 2moms2dogs2babies

Family Dance Party Coverage   by Snap Beaches

 

Reviews

Cathy

You guys go above and beyond to make Oaks and Acorns a wonderful place to play and your thoughtful accommodation really helps me out. You will see us lots and lots over the years to come.

Denise

The party went really well! Everyone raved about how great the venue was and asked how I knew of it. I can’t think of a better place to hold a birthday party. I was very impressed with the spaciousness and the feel of the space not having had the chance to visit before. Megan was terrific in helping me get everything ready and also throughout the course of the party. Our birthday girl and her friends had a memorable time!

Narie

Today was my first time visiting with my son and daughter for the Valentine’s baking and craft workshop.  We came from North York and loved it!  The staff were so friendly and offered to help my son and I while I was tending to my 6 month old. I wish there were more places like this in North York!  Oaks ‘n acorns is clean, bright and even my 4 year old was occupied with all the toys and activities available. The food was good too and not overpriced. The coffee was really good! I’m picky about my coffee.  Thanks for opening such a great place for parents and kids! We’ll be visiting again!

Wendy
Grace had an excellent time at Messy Art today! I was VERY impressed by the way the class was run and organized. Everyone seemed to have a blast. There was a great variety of activities and it was super fun for all!

Fairy Tale Ballet exceeded my expectations as well. I have not stopped talking about it and have been recommending your programs to friends and neighbours.

Very well done!

Jessi
My daughter really loved the music class we attended (Lil’ Melodies). Staff very friendly and we will be back for sure. My daughter also loved the open play place. I highly recommend to others =).

Elisa
Great interactive session for my baby! (Lil’ Melodies)

Natasha
Zoey was so happy when I picked her up from her first day of camp today. She was very proud to show her daddy & sister the cool guitar she made with her new friends. Thanks Winnie & Nicole!

Shawna
Grace had so much fun being fancy at the tea party today!

Geetika
I and my son Arnav entirely enjoyed it there. I am confident now that Arnav would learn the dancing for sure over there.

I am looking forward to see the end show :)

Thanks
Geetika

Lisa
We had a great time. Just wish we had an extra hour for the kids to play. Thank you for everything.

Rosemary
Great space, bright and very clean. Super friendly staff. Not too pricey. :)

Jessica
Loved it! Thank you so much for providing a venue for this class. I hope you’ll consider offering First Aid as a follow up.

Shawna
Henry had so much fun creating his magical garden. Thank you for such a fun, well organized workshop!

Kim
We just had our daughter’s 4th bday party here and had a blast. My daughter really enjoyed herself and so did all of my guests. Kids had a blast with the Easter Hunt and Arts n craft. Winnie and Nicole were both fantastic and extremely nice. The place was so extremely clean and every well equip for all ages. Would totally recommend them. Cheers!

Natasha
Anya was very excited to join her sister at Oaks ‘n Acorns today & she loved the Creative Drama class. Zoey was happy to return & start up dance classes again. The perfect spot to spend Saturday morning with the kids.

Penny
It was our first time there and I’m really impressed with the place – the cleanliness, organization, and friendly staff. Our gardening class was wonderful, and the teacher, Winnie was very informative and great with kids. I haven’t had the chance to look at all the toys/activities available in detail, but from what I did see, there was a good variety. Looking forward to our next class.Thanks for a pleasant experience!

Tracie
My daughter Madeleiene and I came to the Lil’ Fairyland Ballet today with Becky – it was so fun!
I love this space. It’s just what the neighbourhood needs. Thank you for creating a safe, fun and healthy space for parents and tots to spend quality time together.

Angela
My 3 year old son loved his gardening class while my 13-month old enjoyed playing with the various toys.

Maria
What an amazing birthday party for a little girl turing 3! The space was perfect for 10 kids plus parents. I received so many great comments from the other parents on the space too. Having a cookie making and decorating party for 10 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 year olds had me a little nervous but it was so well organized and executed thanks to Winnie and Nicole . After rolling out the cookie dough the kids played upstairs and we could smell the yummy scent of the cookies baking! The birthday girl Sophia was just thrilled with everything as were her little guests. Highly recommened.

Gill
We’ve really enjoyed Tamsin’s mom and baby yoga class. She’s a wonderful instructor andthe class has been a great way to start our Mondays for the last 6 weeks!

Sophie
My husband and I came in on Family Day for the first time with our 2 year old daughter, Mia, and had a blast! We had heard good things from other friends in the neighbourhood and they were all validated by our experience. Down to the last detail, the design and organization of the space is wonderful! We really appreciated the loan of the stroller lock and thought the two-tiered open closet was very clever.

Upstairs is bright, clean, open and fun. We watched a super play with Nicole, whose energy and enthusiasm was fantastic! The downstairs area is a wonderfully clean, open and well lit space where the wee ones can run through obstacles and tire themselves out. The facilities (change area and washrooms) were equally bright, clean and well set up.

Mia ordered an apple muffin and loved it! We look forward to coming back and sampling more of the menu;)

We’re thrilled to have this excellent and family-fun business around the corner! We’ll be sure to come back and check out more weekend classes and perhaps weekday afternoon ones – though weboth work and would like only be able to attend classes after 5:00 – not sure if the programming extends beyond this?!

Many thanks for the opportunity to provide feedback!

Denise
Excellent concept! I think it’s a wonderful option for our area. My only suggestion would be a few more playthings geared towards the 3 to 5 year old category for the “free play” time.

Justine
Fantastic valentine workshop today!! Very well organized, kept my 2 year old’s attention and we had a blast!

Tracy
Was really fun, appreciated the help with Allison!!

Jeni
Loved the emphasis on letting the kids take charge — measuring, mixing, MAKING the play dough! Also appreciate having a “second space” where mess-making is okay! :-)

Matthew
Thank you for the story time and the puppet show! It was lots of fun! Nicholas loves reading books and this has inspired me to do more puppet shows at home. Thank you!

Nicholas (my son) and I have been to your open house day, and one class so far, and we both really like the place! Nicholas feels very comfortable there already and really likes the variety of toys, books and things to do! Which just makes it all the better for me knowing that he is comfortable and happy. Plus, having the cafe available for “eat eat” when Nicholas suddenly gets hungry, and for daddy’s morning coffee is big bonus. :)Keep up the great work!!

Jennifer
Came for Mom and Baby yoga today and it was a great class! Tamsin is a wonderful instructor. The atmosphere is so welcoming – looking forward to coming back next week!

Denisse
My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the fairytale ballet class. So much fun !!

Lisa
My children each had their first classes at oaks ‘n acorns today. My daughter loved the lil’ melodies class and my son is excited to share all of the art he made in his kudos for art class with his grandparents! We all lefthappy and are excited to come back next week.

Shelby
We had a great time. Can’t wait to come back for our next class.

Claire
A fun and relaxed environment. My daughter and I both had a great time!

Monika
We had a great time guys! I’m glad we signed up its the perfect class for halo at the perfect time for our schedule. I was worried about getting there and back without a car today but it was surprisingly easy.

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Awards

Reader Choice Awards 2013

Diamond – Best Dance Studio 2013

Diamond – Best Children’s Entertainment 2013

Platinum – Best Learning Centre 2013

 

Reader Choice Awards 2014

Platinum – Best Children’s Entertainment 2014

Platinum – Best Gymnastic School 2014

Gold – Best Learning Centre 2014

Silver – Best Art Instruction 2014

Silver – Best Dance School 2014

 

Reader Choice Awards 2015

Diamond – Best Independent School

Platinum – Best Art Instruction

Platinum – Best Children’s Entertainment

Platinum – Best Gymnastic School

Gold – Best Music Instruction

Silver – Best Dance School

Silver – Best Fitness Club (CareerFit Mom)

 

Reader Choice Awards 2016

Diamond – Best Art Instruction

Diamond – Best Children’s Entertainment

Diamond – Best Independent School

Diamond – Best Learning Centre

Diamond – Best Fitness Club (CareerFit Mom)

Diamond – Best Gymnastic School

Diamond – Best Musical Instruction

Diamond – Best Daycare Centre or Agency

Platinum – Best Yoga Studio