SLIDESHOW & LIST OF BEST PLACESS IN AND AROUND THE CITY OF TORONTO
About Toronto Did you know that Toronto is the third biggest live theater city in the world after London & New York? We have many major productions currently playing, plus a wide variety of smaller releases, ballet, opera & the symphony. And if that weren't enough we have two great seasonal theater festivals within 2 hours of Toronto - the Shakespearean Stratford Festival & the Shaw Festival. Toronto has a lot more to offer than theater - we have great shopping, dinning, sports events and museums. But don't worry most of it is accessible by the subway & a car is not necessary. Our neighborhoods offer more individual shops & markets, so you must check out chinatown (third biggest in North America), Kensington Market (fresh foods & flea market), Yorkville (upscale designers), Bloor Street West (ecectic, funnky stuff) & the Eaton Centre ( traditional shopping). In between shopping & theater explore some of the city's other attractions: the CN Tower(tallest structure), the SKYDome (retractable roof stadium), Hockey Hall of Fame (Hockey memorabilia), The Art Gallery of Ontario (modern & traditional art) & so much more. More seasonal attractions include a side trip to Niagara Falls. There is so much to see you will just have to stay an extra day. Here are some of the fun trip info. for family to enjoy..
Toronto Attractions - Galleries, Museums, Cool Places
African Lion Safari:
African Lion Safari is a Canadian owned family business created in the name of conservation. See wild animals of all kinds at this Toronto-area tradition! RR #1 Cambridge, ON N1R 5S2 1-800-461-WILD email@example.com
Andrews Scenic Acres/Scotch Block Winery:
Pick-your-own farm and farm market. Family fun, school tours, no admission playground, pony rides, animal corral, hay rides. Milton, Ont 905-878-5807
Black Creek Pioneer Village:
A re-creation of a typical Victorian farm community. See how even the simplest task required a great amount of work. How far we have come! 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy Toronto, Ontario 416-736-1733
Bowmanville Zoo is Canada's oldest private zoo. Children (including those young at heart!) will learn about the animals in unique and entertaining ways, particularly through first-hand experience. 340 King Street East Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K5 (905) 623-5655 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paramount Canada's Wonderland is located just minutes north of Toronto off Highway 400, just 10 minutes north of Highway 401. Exit Rutherford Rd. if heading north or south on Highway 400. 9580 Jane St. Vaughan, ON L6A 1S6 (905) 832-8131
Centreville Family Amusement Park:
Over 30 rides and attractions located in the heart of the Toronto Islands. Centreville also includes a large petting zoo, miniature golf, pony rides and a wading pool. Take a ferry to the island and enjoy a fun-filled scenic day. Toronto Island Toronto, Ontario M8Z 2T7 (416)203-0405
Chudleigh's Apple Farm:
Enjoy apple and pumpkin picking. Visit a wide variety of farm animals and enjoy a huge play area and tractor rides. 9528 Hwy. 25 Milton, Ontario L9T 4N9 (905) 878-2725
Take a 58-second ride up the tallest free-standing structure in the world in its exterior glass elevator! When you get to the top, enjoy a 360-degree view of the city and beyond. 301 Front St. W. Toronto, Ontario 416-868-6937
Cullen Gardens and Miniture Village:
Kids and Cullen Gardens naturally go together! There's so much for you and your children to experience. This season, enjoy: - the 160+ miniature homes, buildings, stores, cottages, churches, cars, trains, boats and tents in the truly unique Miniature Village is always a favourite spot for kids. This is something they won't see everyday! - Family Fun Centre, with children's playground, peacock cage (with real, live peacocks), Family Fun Maze and "fling-a-disc" - Valley Wagon Ride (open seasonally)- Two kiddie splashpads are available - one has a small waterslide - ideal for younger children - weather dependent. 300 Taunton Road West Whitby, ON L1P 2A9 (905) 686-1600 email@example.com
Downey's Farm Market:
Owned and operated by the Downey family since 1920, this 215 acres farm's renovated dairy barn houses a farmer's market with an in-house bakery. Downey's has been a proud part of the Caledon Business Community for the past eleven years. From our humble beginnings of a roadside corn stand, some 20 years ago, where the Downey children sold sweet corn to pay for hockey equipment, Downey's has grown to become a thriving agri-entertainment local, farm market and winery. What they offer: Ontario-grown fruits and vegetables; u-pick and ready-pick strawberries and raspberries in season; delicious ice cream; perennials and annuals during planting season; maple syrup, honey, jams jellies and preserves; fresh breads, pies and other baked goodies; gifts & crafts. HOURS: Spring (May) 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily Summer 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. & Sun. (strawberry season) Sept. & Oct. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily November 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri.. Sat. & Sun. only December 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily 13682 Heart Lake Road North of Brampton, Ontario (905) 838-2990 firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmers' Market -- Riverdale Farm:
Tuesdays May - Oct from 3-7 pm: Enjoy organic veggies and meat, wood-fired oven baked breads, baked goods and plants for sale at this wonderful city farm More Information
Forsythe Family Farms:
Farm market, visit farm animals, and enjoy wagon rides on weekends and participate in a barnyard adventure. 10539 Kennedy Road Unionville, Ontario (905) 887-1087
Historic Fort York, the location of the Battle of York during the War of 1812 is the 1793 birthplace of modern Toronto. It is home to Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and is designated as a National Historic site. Open year-round, Historic Fort York offers seasonal guided tours, musket, drill and music demonstrations. Explore the fort, learn about its military history and celebrate Canada Day, Victoria Day, and Doors Open Toronto with friendly & knowledgeable staff. 100 Garrison Rd. Toronto, Ontario 416-392-6907 E-mail: email@example.com
Hunter Farm -- Peterborough :
This 1879 farmhouse with wraparound veranda offers two ponds, farm animals and loads of natural space. It's a good place for families to relax and discover nature together. How much: single from $55, double from $65, queen and king ensuite from $115, including full country breakfast. Driving time from Toronto: one and a half hours. Please speak to proprietors for more information. 2590 Hwy. 28, east of Peterborough Ontario Ruth and Terry Hunter 705-295-6253.
Jungle Cat World:
A wildlife park located on 15 picturesque acres in historical Orono, just 45 minutes east of Toronto. Jungle Cat World is home to a variety of threatened and endangered species such as lemurs, gibbons, cotton-top tamarins and spider monkeys, but the park specializes in wild felines. They include the world's largest, the Siberian tiger, to the rarest, the Amur leopard, to some of the smallest like the sand cats from the African deserts. 3667 Concession 6 Orono, Ontario L0B 1M0 (905) 983-5016 firstname.lastname@example.org
Magic Hill Farm:
Offers children's activities, party planning and events and family activities. BASIC HAYRIDE: Includes some of the following options: Hayrides, Bunnytown, Horse Shoes, Beach Volleyball, Tetherball, Basketball, Soccer, Giants Playground, Magic Springs, Sandpit Climb, Maze, Jr. Boot Camp, Kiddies Koral, Ruleless Square, Olympic Games, Award Ribbons, Treasure Hunt, Swimming in Spring Pond. Plus our fun managers to energize your picnic. 13953 Ninth Line Stoufville, Ontario L4A 8A3 (905) 640-2347 email@example.com
Located in beautiful Niagara Falls, Canada, Marineland is a unique adventure park. Here, you'll enjoy an entertaining killer whale, dolphin and sea lion show; an informative training and educational marine mammal presentation; the opportunity to feed and touch beluga and killer whales at Arctic Cove® and Friendship Cove®, our interactive whale habitats; land animal displays, including a deer petting park; fresh water aquarium and amusement rides. 7657 Portage Road Niagara Falls, Ontario 905-356-9565 (group sales -- no general number available)
Messy Hands Another Fine Mess:
MESSY HANDS™ is a big fan of living a colour-full and creative life! The art experience is a journey of self-discovery, and we believe that getting creative (and a little messy) through the wonderful world of art brings us closer to understanding our authentic, true colours. With this in mind, and paint brush in hand, MESSY HANDS encourages everyone to embrace art and it's many surprises. We're committed to providing people of all ages with a special opportunity to participate creatively in the arts, expand individual imagination and appreciate artistic expression, while having fun, and of course ...getting messy!! 9350 Yonge Street, Suite 200A Richmond Hill, ON Hillcrest Mall 905-787-9900 firstname.lastname@example.org
Something for the whole family. Visit their website for information on their 2002 Season that is jam packed with exciting activities, entertainment and special events for kids of all ages. 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West Toronto, Ontario (416) 314-9900 or 1-866-ONE-4-FUN email@example.com
Paramount Canada's Wonderland:
Paramount Canada's Wonderland is Canada's premier theme park and features over 200 attractions, more than 60 thrilling rides, North America's greatest variety of roller coasters, and Splash Works, a 20-acre water park. 9580 Jane St., Vaughan, Ontario 905/832-7000 ext. 8000
Pingle's Farm Market:
Farm market, visit farm animals and enjoy wagon rides and a play area. 1805 Taunton Rd. East Hampton, Ontario L0B 1J0 (905) 725-6089
Visit the farm animals and enjoy wagon rides and entertainment. RR3 Schomberg, Ontario L0G 1T0 (905) 939-7036 firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Ontario Museum :
The Royal Ontario Museum is the largest museum in Canada with an internationally renowned collection numbering more than five million objects. Located on one of the most fashionable corners in Toronto and next to the University of Toronto, the ROM is a popular destination. 100 Queen's Park Toronto, Ontario 416.586.8000 or 416.586.5549
The Butterfly Conservatory -- Niagara Falls:
Let Your Spirit Soar - The Butterfly Conservatory. In a tropical rainforest setting you explore an ingenious network of pathways among lush, exotic flora. Everywhere there are exquisite butterflies floating in the warm, moist air or spreading their iridescent wings on leaves and flowers. It’s one more magical, surreal environment that makes up the fascinating Niagara Parks experience. Adult $10.00, Child 6 to 12 $6.00, 5 and under Free 2405 Niagara River Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario 1-888-255-1321 email@example.com
Toronto Aerospace Museum :
The Toronto Aerospace Museum (TAM) is dedicated to developing an exciting educational, heritage and tourist attraction at Parc Downsview Park, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1997, we are an important year-round attraction within Parc Downsview Park, Canada’s first urban national park. 65 Carl Hall Road Toronto , Ontario M3K 2B6 (416) 638-6078 firstname.lastname@example.org Toronto Pearson Airport -- airplane watching:
Why not take the kids to the airport and let them watch all the planes take off? Little ones seem to love planes, trains and automobiles so, an outing to view them up close could be fun. Pack a lunch or buy one at the airport and find a block of windows for a free, easy hour of fun! Follow the airport signs from many freeways for direct access to the airport. Highways 409 and 427 provide direct freeway access to the Toronto Pearson International Airport (416) 776 -3000 Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre:
Details the history of the Toronto Police force. Historical uniforms, photos, etc. are featured. 40 College St. Toronto, Ontario 416-808-7020
Opened in 1974, the Toronto Zoo was founded for the purpose of exhibiting and conserving a diversity of species within the animal and plant kingdoms. 361A Old Finch Avenue Scarborough, ON M1B 5K7 416-392-5900 email@example.com
Toronto's First Post Office:
A reminder how far we've come with communication. 260 Adelaide St. E. Toronto, Ontario 416-865-1833
Just for Kids...
Harbourfront Centre | KidSpark at Ontario Science Centre | Discovery Gallery at ROM | Medieval Times
Explore Toronto's rich heritage at these historic sites...
Montgomery's Inn | Mackenzie House | Black Creek Pioneer Village | Historic Fort York | Spadina Historic House | Colborne Lodge | Gibson House Museum | Todmorden Mills | Scarborough Historic Museum | Casa Loma
Going somewhere? Plan a day outside the city at one of these attractions...
McMichael Canadian Art Collection | Toronto Zoo | Ontario Science Centre | Pickering Museum Village | Royal Botanical Gardens
Did you know that Toronto is the third biggest live theater city in the world after London & New York? We have many major productions currently playing, plus a wide variety of smaller releases, ballet, opera & the symphony. And if that weren't enough we have two great seasonal theater festivals within 2 hours of Toronto - the Shakespearean Stratford Festival & the Shaw Festival. Toronto has a lot more to offer than theater - we have great shopping, dinning, sports events and museums. But don't worry most of it is accessible by the subway & a car is not necessary. Our neighborhoods offer more individual shops & markets, so you must check out chinatown (third biggest in North America), Kensington Market (fresh foods & flea market), Yorkville (upscale designers), Bloor Street West (ecectic, funnky stuff) & the Eaton Centre ( traditional shopping). In between shopping & theater explore some of the city's other attractions: the CN Tower(tallest structure), the SKYDome (retractable roof stadium), Hockey Hall of Fame (Hockey memorabilia), The Art Gallery of Ontario (modern & traditional art) & so much more. More seasonal attractions include a side trip to Niagara Falls. There is so much to see you will just have to stay an extra day.
Here are some of the fun trip info. for family to enjoy..
Did you know Toronto has 1,500 parks, 870 sports facilities and 54,000 leisure and recreation programs?
Winter Sports, Leisure & Recreation in the City...
Blue mountain Resort | Deerhurst resort | Beer Trail couples resort | Talisman Mountain Resort | Glenerin Inn Resort | Horseshoe Resort | HighField Country Inn & Spa
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