Toronto Airport Area for Families
Collected by Leo Johnson
The Toronto Airport area is at the crossroads between city and country, lakes and forests, modernity and history. It's the perfect starting point for our journey of discovery and exploration in this diverse, cultural hub on the shores of Lake Ontario.
9 Wellington St E, Brampton, ON L6W 1Y1, Canada
Fascinating and well-maintained gallery and museum which looks at Canadian life through a local lens. Exhibits span textiles, Inuit art, personal immigration stories of local residents, and even a Titanic exhibition. Plenty of rainy day fun for...
4500 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L4W 1V7, Canada
Get out of the rain and into a kids' paradise at this 18,000-square-foot indoor playground. Kids aged up to 12 can run and play to their hearts' content in the Adventure Challenge room, which is packed with tunnels, slides, tubes, and three ball...
500 Rexdale Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 6K5, Canada
Remember those great days when you were a kid? The fall fair? Merry-go-rounds and Ferris wheels, special treats and special games? Woodbine Centre is home to Fantasy Fair—a fall fair that runs rain or shine, a seasonal celebration all year long....
99 Rathburn Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5B 4C1, Canada
There should be some kind of disclaimer that you have to sign before you ever bring the family—or your buddies—to Playdium. “Enter here,” it should say, “and you may never leave.” Do the math. Eleven acres outside feature bungee trampoline,...
8742 Claireville Conservation Rd, Brampton, ON L6T 0B3, Canada
There is concrete to the north of you, highways to the south. A procession of transport trucks roars to the east while apartments stab the sky to the west. But it is relatively quiet here. A low thrum from the traffic is present for sure, but the...
7166 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4T 1E3, Canada
At this unassuming little establishment nestled snugly in an Indian enclave just north of the airport in Malton, the chef gestures toward a hot table where colors are a kaleidoscope, where steam rises as sensuous as that of Bollywood dancers, and...
21 Nashville Rd, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0, Canada
For many area visitors, a trip to Kleinburg is a must-do, an excursion complete with a bit of culture and a stroll down a street that time seems to have forgotten. But there’s a caveat here—visiting Kleinburg without doing a meal at the Doctor’s...
14 Stavebank Rd S, Mississauga, ON L5G 2T1, Canada
When it comes right down to it, there is not a single restaurant that lets patrons get closer to the water than Snug Harbour in Port Credit. A covered patio wraps around the west and north walls of this popular eatery no more than twenty feet from...
1850 Albion Rd #6, Etobicoke, ON M9J 5J2, Canada
From the outside, it could be anything—plastic backlit sign guarding the entrance to a little shop in an industrial strip mall. And, to be fair, the establishment is a factory, though there are two exceptions to the norm: the product is an Indian...
10480 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0, Canada
I’m no espresso connoisseur, but I know what I like and I like the Cookie Crumble Café up in Kleinburg. Then again, once you’ve bitten into one of the homemade pastries sold here (I’m thinking the butter tart that looks to weigh in at around two...
883 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G5, Canada
Co-owned by my former Canadian Literature professor at University of Toronto, Joanne Saul, Type is the bookstore she has always dreamed of opening. You can't help but be charmed by this 'little bookstore that could' when you walk in; it's...
10516 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0, Canada
So you’ve soaked up some local charm strolling the streets of Kleinburg and you’ve even received a lesson in both art and history at the nearby McMichael Gallery. Now it’s time to get up close and personal with all this Canadian culture. Stop in...