WEST END ACTIVITIES
WHAT TO DO
Visit High Park (1873 Bloor
St. W.) to watch the wildlife by Grenadier Pond, kick a soccer ball around or walk one of the many trails to discover hidden art. The huge Jamie Bell Adventure Playground, complete with slides, turrets and swings, is a kid’s dream come true. Don’t forget to stroll through the High Park Zoo to give your regards to the capybaras Bonnie and Clyde, plus the many bison, llamas and peacocks. If the forecast is inclement, book a session at Pursuit OCR (444 Dufferin St.), Canada’s largest indoor obstacle course. On Sunday mornings between 7 a.m. and noon, the entire space is exclusively open to kids ages 12 and under.
The Cinesphere at Ontario
Place (955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.) screens family favourites like Beauty and the Beast and
The Polar Express on the world’s first permanent Imax screen (check ontarioplace.com for showings). After your movie, check out the Waterfront Trail (waterfronttrail.org); walk or rent a pair of wheels from a Bike Share Toronto (bikesharetoronto.com) station and enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Ontario.
WHERE TO EAT
The dinner and theatre combo at Medieval Times (10 Dufferin St.) can’t be beat. Feast on hearty fare like garlic bread, roasted chicken and potatoes while you cheer on your knight. Chow down at local family favourite Barque Smokehouse (299 Roncesvalles Ave.), where the kids’ menu includes chicken fingers, a caesar with candied bacon and a cookie that wee ones can decorate themselves.
High Park Zoo