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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Hey Canada, Yo-Toronto!



Q:  We’re thinking about heading up to Toronto for an end-of-summer, last-minute vacation. Any tips on family-friendly stuff to see and do? Thanks! ~ KD

A: Hi KD, Toronto’s been on my mind lately, too! I just took a Porter Airlines flight from Newark that had a layover at the tiny and oh-so-civilized Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ) and I couldn’t get over how beautiful the city skyline looked across Lake Ontario. The flight was an easy 85 minutes, and Porter won us over with free snacks and drinks in a free lounge BEFORE we even boarded and Canadian friendly service. So easy! (You could also drive to Toronto and turn your Canadian adventure into a great road trip with stops in the Niagara region and at the falls).

Toronto City Hall (How could a kid not love this?)

I’ve also been hearing about how family friendly Toronto is, and to prove the point, the city just launched a new interactive website Yo-Toronto.com geared just at kids (so cool!).

yo toronto

It has ‘must-see” lists (including the new Ripley’s Aquarium, the iconic CN Tower, Canada’s Wonderland theme park, and the popular Toronto Zoo), scavenger hunt-style games, and even a list of the top PokéStops in Toronto (you’re welcome).

For you, there’s the SeeTorontoNow.com tourism website which rounds up everything from great neighborhoods to top hotels, can’t-miss attractions to a global array of restaurants, and even includes tips from locals on things like where to spot the best street art or find the tastiest farm-to-table bites in town.

I’m going to try and use all these great tools to plan my own family trip to Toronto this Fall.

Have a great trip!


Have a family travel question? Email Melissa at mandgplayground@gmail.com

Photo Credit: Toronto Tourism



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