Everyone needs a good Polkaroo every now and then. Which brings us to Sunday’s “Word on the Street” festival in Toronto, where TVOntario children’s icon Polkaroo (right with unidentified TV critic) will be on the prowl. The colourful Polka Dot Door mascot is helping to kick off the Ontario educational broadcaster’s 40th anniversary and bring awareness to the many new digital offerings it is launching. Among them is a way to tap into the archive of past gems from TVO, launched way back in 1970 under pipe smoking premier Bill Davis.
TVO Chair Peter O’Bian and CEO Lisa de Wilde will be on hand to help launch a “Where’s Polkaroo?” contest, a little shtick borrowed from the movie “Up in the Air.” There’s fun stuff for kids scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the TVOKids stage. Not sure if the best ever Polka Dot Door host Carrie Loring will also be there but she should. Check here for more information.

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  1. Seeing this article brought back memories of raising my children, now in their late twenties, on this great programing. I wish for the Polka Dot Door’s 50th anniversary they would offer the original Polka Dot Door episodes on DVD … Sorry I don’t live closer to Toronto, I would have enjoyed this event. Let’s keep our children’s imaginations alive!!! Way to go Polkaroo!!

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