Toronto is dynamic and exciting and plays host to countless summer events ideal for families like Centreville’s India Festival in July, the Sail-In Cinema at Sugar Beach, and Canada’s largest fair, the CNE (The Ex), in August. If you’re not quite lucky enough to catch a celebration in the city, there’s still more than enough to do throughout Toronto’s world-class, landmark attractions. There is kid-friendly history, amazing outdoor places and spaces, theater, sports, and more. We’ve rounded up 10 of Toronto’s most entertaining family attractions, from farms and museums to islands and parks.
10. Centre Island
Crossing the Toronto Harbour to Centre Island is a journey most kids will rave about for weeks. Centre Island and its namesake amusement park, located within the Toronto Islands between Hanlan’s Point and Ward’s Island, is a fantastic summer getaway for families with kids. More than 30 attractions and rides are found throughout the lively, carnival-like backdrop where kids can savor wispy cotton candy, ride an antique carousel and Ferris wheel, and play amusement games to their heart’s content. Packed with eateries and concession stands, you’ll be glad to walk off those indulgences while exploring Centreville. There are kayak and canoe rentals, bicycles for hire, and a shrub maze too. When it all becomes too much, hit the south side and enjoy some nicely equipped beaches with amenities (drinking fountains, washrooms, picnic areas) that will definitely make your life easier, while taking in sublime views of the Toronto skyline.