Local Activities · Toronto East

The ultimate Summer Bucket List for families in Toronto – 2017 edition

It’s here! Our ultimate summer bucket list for families in Toronto and the GTA. This list is for those days when you run out of ideas and need to get out of the house. We have done our best to try and include pricing and schedule here, but of course, all information is subject to change, so be sure to check hours & costs on the corresponding websites below before attending. And of course, please let us know if you find a broken link.

We have divided these up into different categories, so here goes!


Lovenotes Concert Series – a concert series for adults, where children are welcome. Next concert is June 15th at the Coal Mine Theatre.
Toronto Library Baby time and Family Time – weekly drop ins for stories and music.
Evergreen Brickworks – hiking trails and outdoor Children’s Garden
Riverdale Farm 


Oaks and Acorns – indoor play centre
Sprouts – indoor activity gym
SkyZone Trampoline Park – Toddler time on Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30am-11:00am

Child-friendly Cafes and Restaurants

Lazy Daisy’s Cafe – includes train table and toys at the back of the restaurant. Mondays are 10% off for parents.

Weekly events

Tuesdays 8:00am – 2:00pm – East York Farmer’s Market at East York Civic Centre
Wednesdays 3:00pm-7:00pm – Greenwood Farmer’s Market – playground and splash pad on site as well.
Thursdays 3:00pm-7:00pm – East Lynn Park Farmer’s Market – playground and splash pad on site
Thursdays & Fridays 3:00pm onward – Left Field BreweryLeft field with Babies!
undays 9:00am-2:00pm – Leslieville Farmer’s Market

Day Trip Ideas

Ontario Science Centre
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Aga Khan Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
Art Gallery of Ontario
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Centre Island and Centreville Amusement Park – (currently closed due to flooding, more info TBA)
Toronto Railway Museum – open weekdays 12-5pm
The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
Toronto Zoo – (currently closed due to CUPE 1600 strike until further notice)


Other ideas

Little Picassos – experiment with some of our indoor art projects! 

Local parks & playgrounds

Splash Pads

Corktown Commons

Tommy Thompson Park & Leslie Street Spit (weekend only)



Did we miss something? Let us know and we’ll include it here!

Located in Toronto's east end, we are three stay-at-home(ish) moms who met at prenatal class and have connected over many things, including our personal interests, our parenting styles, and our children (who are now toddlers).

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