Kid Invasion



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This 6 day itinerary includes sports themed days as well as introduction to many of the kid-friendly sites in Toronto. It focuses on activities that are fun for the whole family such as murder mystery dinner theatre and visits to amusement parks and the hockey hall of fame. Activities are found in the downtown core as well as outside the city, so having or renting a car will be necessary to hit the sites outside the reach of public transit.

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Day 1 - Toronto


On your first day in Toronto, check out the CN Tower. Head up to the top if the day is clear and then use the afternoon to take in a game of Toronto Blue Jays baseball. The Roger’s Centre, formerly known as the Sky Dome has a retractable roof and if you are lucky, you will be able to see it open or close. Tickets to the Jays are always available on game day, so don’t stress about getting your tickets in advance. You will be able to find seats by going to the box office at the Rogers Centre. And very often the team has different promotions on – occasionally even offering “twonie Tuesdays” where you can go the game for only a twonie – the Canadian $2 coin.


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Rogers Centre

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Location:

1 Blue Jays Way
M5V 1J1 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 341 3663 / +1 888 654 6529
fax: +1 416 341 3110
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Toronto Blue Jays Baseball

Location:

1 Blue Jays Way
(At Lakeshore)
M5V 1J1 Toronto,

Contact:

tel: +1 416 341 1000 / +1 416 341 1234 (Tickets)
fax: +1 416 341 1177
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Delta Chelsea Hotel

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Location:

33 Gerrard St W
M5G 1Z4 Toronto, CA

Contact:

tel: +1 416 595 1975
fax: +1 416 585 4375
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Day 2 - Toronto


Stay downtown Toronto for your second kid-friendly day. Continue with the sports theme and play a little of your own at The Docks in the morning. While you’re at the Docks visit Queens Quay and Harbourfront. These places tend to be touristy but you can still get a flavour of Toronto’s waterfront. Check the Harbourfront schedule because you might be able to catch one of the many festivals put on by Harbourfront if you’re visiting in the summer. Have lunch at the Docks or Harbourfront and then head back inland to the Hockey Hall of Fame. This is a must for any hockey fan. The Stanley Cup is usually found here, unless it’s traveling with the Stanley Cup Champions. Check out some of the interactive games and the Wayne Gretzky exhibit. His parents donated his old skates and jerseys from his early days in Brantford, Ontario as a hockey player. Have dinner downtown at C’est What. C’est What has a menu that is kid-friendly and for tuckered out parents, it always has some interesting and tasty local beers on tap.


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The Docks

Location:

11 Polson St
(at Cherry St)
M5A 1A4 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 463625 / 416 469 5655
fax: 416 469 5547
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2

Joe Rockhead's Indoor Rock Climbing

Location:

29 Fraser Avenue
M6K 1Y7 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 538 7670
fax: +1 416 538 2615
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3

Harbourfront Centre

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Location:

235 Queens Quay W
(At York)
M5J 2G8 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 973 4000 (General Information and Box Office)
fax: +1 416 954 0366
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York Quay Centre

Location:

235 Queens Quay W
Harborfront Center
M5J 2G8 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 973 3000
fax: +1 416 973 6055
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Queen's Quay

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Location:

207 Queen's Quay West
M5J 1A7 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 203 0510
fax: +1 416 203 0432


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Hockey Hall of Fame

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Location:

30 Yonge St
(at Front Street West)
M5E 1X8 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 360 7765
fax: +1 416 360 1316
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C'est What

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Location:

67 Front Street East
(at Church)
M5E 1B5 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 867 9499
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Day 4 - Toronto


The Ontario Science Centre is a kid’s dream. It’s completely interactive and allows kids to be totally hands on while exploring all kinds of scientific information. The OSC is typically a pretty full day in and of itself but if you and the kids anticipate having any energy left at the end of the day, plan ahead and book advance tickets to Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the Limelight Theatre. The theatre is off the beaten tourist path and is a hidden gem for both adults and kids. It’s also full of Canadian and Torontonian cultural references so be ready, locals will be laughing!


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Ontario Science Centre

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Location:

770 Don Mills Rd
(at Eglinton Avenue E)
M3C 1T3 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 696 1000
fax: +1 416 696 3166
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Limelight Dinner Theatre (The)

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Location:

2026 Yonge St
M4S 1Z9 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 486 7469 / 800 668 3323 (toll free)
fax: 416 486 7822
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Day 5 - Toronto


This day is yours to make as relaxing or busy as you choose. You can spend the day being entertained at the Centre Island amusement park, or for a more relaxing way to use your time, laze around on the Main Island and enjoy the water. When you get back to your hotel, get ready for a night of kid-friendly theatre at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People. Plays are geared toward kids but are generally fun for all ages, audience interaction is encouraged and the high energy atmosphere adds to the fun. If you’re hungry on the way to the theatre, a great pick for some tasty, reasonably priced food is Spring Rolls on 85 Front St E, just west of Jarvis.


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Toronto Islands

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Location:

84 Advance Road
(Bay Street and Queen's Quay)
M8Z 2TZ Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 203-0405
fax: 416 234-2857
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Spring Rolls

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Location:

687 Yonge Street
M4Y 2B3 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 972 7655
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Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People

Location:

165 Front St East
(at Jarvis Street)
M5A 3Z4 Toronto,

Contact:

tel: 416 862 2222
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Day 6 - Toronto


The Royal Ontario Museum speaks for itself. This is another full day activity, great for both kids and parents. The ROM is actually particularly exciting right now because of the Evolution exhibit. Have dinner close to the hotel and hit the sack early to be ready for your last day in Toronto, tomorrow.


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Royal Ontario Museum

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Location:

100 Queen's Park
M5S 2C6 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 586 5549
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Jamie Kennedy at the Gardiner

Location:

111 Queen's Park
Third floor of the Gardiner Museum
M5S 2C7 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 362 1957
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3

Bb33 Bistro and Brasserie

Location:

33 Gerrard Street West
Delta Chelsea Hotel
M5G 1Z4 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 585 4319
fax: 416 585 4352
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Day 7 - Toronto


For your final day in Toronto, head to Ontario place for another full day of fun and kid-friendly entertainment. Be sure to bring your bathing suit, and keep in mind that Ontario Place is seasonal so if you are in Toronto in the winter, you’re out of luck. Ontario Place also has an IMAX theatre so check the website to find out what’s playing while you’re visiting. Ontario Place is also home to different themes and events through the summer so plan your visit there according to what is most interesting for you and your family. Finish your trip to Toronto off with dinner at the Hard Rock Café. You can get seats with a view of the Rogers Centre, and catch another Blue Jays game. These seats are $30 but you get a significant portion back in the form of a food credit.


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Ontario Place Cinesphere

Location:

955 Lakeshore Blvd W
(At Remembrance)
M6K 3B9 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 314 9900
fax: +1 416 314 9989
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Ontario Place

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Location:

955 Lakeshore Blvd W
(At Remembrance)
M6K 3B9 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 314 9900 / +1 866 663 4383(Toll Free)
fax: +1 416 314 9989
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Hard Rock Cafe

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Location:

279 Yonge St
M5B 1N8 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 362 3636
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