Toronto with kids

May 29th, 2007, 10:10 AM
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Toronto with kids

Hi we're planning 3 days in toronto on thw week of July 4th with our boys, 8 and 5. I was wondering which activities and sights would most appeal to them, we of course are going to the hockey hall of fame. Are there any festivals going on that week or where can I find out about upcoming festivals in Toronto.
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May 29th, 2007, 06:38 PM
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Our Canada Day (equivalent to U.S. 4th of July) is July 1 with lots of Fireworks and celebrations. For other events, try checking out Toronto Life magazine online and Harbourfront Centre(you'll find websites for both easily). The Ontario Travel/Tourism Ontario website also has an events search feature. Harbourfront down on the water has an international market summer weekends as well as music and cultural festivals most weekends. A ferry leaves from there for the Toronto Islands which include a children's amusement park "Centreville". Other popular family attractions include the Toronto Zoo, the Ontario Science Centre, a ride to the top of the CN Tower. Ontario Place, also on the lakefront, has an extensive waterpark. Canada's Wonderland is a large theme park north of the city. The city has a number of multicultural neighbourhoods some of which might be interesting and a little exotic to spend some time wandering through (e.g. Chinatown, Little Italy, Greektown on Danforth, etc.).
May 30th, 2007, 04:20 AM
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As you learn more about Toronto, pay attention to July 1, if you will be here then. Lots of things are closed -- but thee are one-day specials all over the place.

Centreville is great for kids that age.

Add Riverdale Farm into the list you have already been given.

Will you have a car?


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Jun 11th, 2007, 08:47 PM
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One of my favourite places to find events and theatre is They have a great events calendar which is updated each month. It will be great to fill up your schedule with festivals and fun between the sites.
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Jun 12th, 2007, 07:19 AM
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You can take a windjammer cruise (about 1 hr) at Harbourfront. It's a nice relaxing time for the grown-ups and the kids can help pull the rigging (or whatever you call that). Then walk over to the Queens Quay Terminal Building where the kids can have pizza or pasta for lunch or dinner and sit outside on the lakefront.

The Radisson Admiral Hotel at Harbourfront isn't great for staying at but it has a lovely outdoor 5th floor terrace where you can have lunch or dinner or just drinks overlooking the lake and the Harbourfront concert stage. There's a nice pool up there. I don't know what the rules are about using the pool if you're not a guest of the hotel but some hotels let you do that for free or a nominal fee. It's worth checking it out.
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