What to do with Children in Tow in Toronto
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for young peopleThe Lorraine Kimsa Theatre is the oldest nonprofit theatre in all of Toronto. They put on educational and entertaining childrens plays from around the world . These include narrational dramas, musicals and comedies that are diverse and multicultural. Some shows are put on especially for the hearing-impaired.
Timings: Daily 9 A.M- 5 P.M
Admission: Adults: $20.00, Children (ages 1-18): $15.00
Address: 165 Front St E, Old York
Tel: (416) 363 5131
Tommy Thompson parkLocated on Lake Ontario, this is a man made park and wildlife centre, home to the world's biggest nesting places for exotic birds like ring-billed gulls, terns, black-crowned night heron and turtles, owls, foxes, even coyotes. The park is closed to vehicles and pets. It is open on weekends and public holidays and offers interpretive programs and guided walks. There is even a lighthouse that kids will love and some breath-taking views of the city.
Address: Leslie St, East Toronto
Phone: (416) 661 6600
High parkThis is the biggest park in the city and it’s a great place to take kids. You can have a picnic lunch in High Park, cycle around, ice skate on the Grenadier Pond, use their tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool or go to the Hillside Gardens. There is even a small children’s zoo.
Address: 1873 Bloor St W, Greater Toronto West
Tel: (416) 392 1111
Toronto ZooKids will definitely love the Toronto Zoo, which is one of the best zoos in the world. It houses some 5000 animals and a huge botanical collection as well. The most popular zoo attraction is the African Savanna project a safari through exciting sights like the bush camp, elephant highway, watering holes, Gorilla Rainforest and Splash Island (a water park for kids only). The Zoo Mobile takes visitors around to see the animals in the outdoor paddocks. The zoo has a restaurant, gift shop, picnic tables, first aid and a family center.
Timings: Daily 9 A.M- 7:30 P.M
Admission: Adults: $20, Children: $12
Canada’s WonderlandThe equivalent of Disney World, this amusement park is amazing featuring more than 200 attractions, including 65 rides, a water park, a play area for toddlers (KidZville), and live shows.
Top attractions include live shows, roller coasters, tube rides and water slides like; the Paramount Hollywood Stunt Spectacular, The Fly, Sledge Hammer, Cliffhanger, the Xtreme Skyflyer, Top Gun, The Wild Beast, Vortex, The Splash Works water park, Wonder Mountain, the Minebuster and the Dragon Fire. There is truly something for everyone.
Timings: Mon-Sat 10 A.M- 8 P.M
Admission: Adults: C$ 48, Children C$ 25 (depending on their height)
Address: 9580 Jane St
Tel: 905/832-7000, 905/832-8131