For this smart, cheerful little book, Fodor’s parent-experts have hand-picked 68 terrific things to do around Toronto with a child in tow from The Bata Shoe Museum to The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books. Written by parents who live in Toronto, this book is smart about what kids like and about what parents need. It includes all the details for planning (addresses, phone numbers, admission prices, and age-appropriateness); “Hey Kids!” info boxes filled with fun facts; ideas for places to grab a bite to eat nearby; and a cool “Games” section that will keep everyone happily occupied while waiting in line.
Designed to lure even the crankiest young tourists to sites of interest…with a nod toward grown-up sensibilities, too.” — Good Housekeeping
Excerpt: Welcome to Great Days!
We know what’s it’s like to try to find good places to take your children or grandchildren. Sometimes it’s tough to change plans when you suddenly hear about a kid-friendly event; besides, a lot of those events end up being crowded or, worse, sold out. It’s also hard to remember places you read about in a newspaper or magazine, and sometimes just as hard to tell from the description what age group they’re geared to. There’s nothing like bringing a “grown-up” 12-year-old to an activity that’s intended for his 6-year-old sister. Of course, if you’re visiting Toronto, it’s even harder to figure out the best things to do with your kids before you even get there. That’s where we come in.
What you’ll find in this book are 68 ways to have a terrific couple of hours or an entire day with your children or your grandchildren. We’ve scoured the city, digging out activities your kids will love — from the shores of Lake Ontario to the streetscapes of Chinatown and Kensington Market. The best part is that it’s stress-free, uncomplicated, and easy for you. Open the book to any page and find a helpful description of a kid-friendly attraction, with age ratings to make sure it’s right for your family, smart tips on visiting so that you can get the most out of your time there, and family-friendly eats nearby. The address, telephone number, open hours, and admission prices are all there for your convenience. We’ve done the work, so you don’t have to.
Those with special interests, or anyone who loves tours, should check out airports, newspapers, universities, and large corporations, many of which offer tours. Newcomers to Toronto can get their bearings via the #506 streetcar that courses through neighborhoods as diverse as Little India and Little Italy, or, from a birds-eye view atop the CN Tower, the world’s tallest free-standing structure.
Excerpted from Fodor’s Around Toronto with Kids, 1st Edition by Kate Pocock Copyright 2001 by Kate Pocock. Excerpted by permission of Fodor’s, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.