The Best of 2014




Every year, Toronto4Kids conducts an in-depth survey among our readers to find out what are the absolute best family destinations and services in Toronto and the GTA. The results for 2014 are in! Read on to see who our readers voted in...

Best Attraction

1. Canada's Wonderland

Canada's Wonderland is a 330-acre theme park located in Vaughan. It's Canada's premiere amusement park and where families come to spend quality time with each other and their good friends, g-forces. More info

2. Centreville Amusement Park

Centreville is the ultimate summer destination for families with young children. With over 30 rides and attractions, this theme park offers up a full day of family fun and is just a short ferry ride across the Toronto Harbour. More info

3. Ontario Science Centre

An iconic cultural attraction, the Ontario Science Centre is home to interactive experiences with science and technology. Visitors can enjoy the world’s best exhibitions, with relevant programming to provide engaging experiences. More info

Best Fair/Festival

1. The CNE

Taking place over the 18 days leading up to Labour Day, the CNE offers a wide variety of entertainment. Midway rides and games, wacky fair food as well as international food and shopping are also popular highlights of this major event. More info

2. The Markham Fair

Markham Fair is one of Canada's oldest country fairs. There's lots to see and do at Markham Fair; Monster Trucks, Demolition Derby, Tractor Pull, Horse Pull, Teen Talent Show and much more. The fair takes place in October. More info

3. Mississauga Waterfront Festival

The Mississauga Waterfront Festival has been voted one of Ontario's Top 100 Festivals nine years in a row. The family-friendly Festival offers a free weekend of fun each June at Port Credit Memorial Park. More info

Best Trail

1. Bruce's Trail

The Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath, provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment. It spans more than 890 km of main Trail and over 400 km of associated side trails. More info

2. Waterfront Trail

Stretching over 1400km along the Canadian shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and the Niagara, Detroit and St. Lawrence Rivers, the Waterfront Trail connects 68 communities and over 405 parks and natural areas. More info

3. Rouge Park

A wilderness area in Canada's largest city. Not too far from the skyscrapers of downtown Toronto, urban dwellers can see a different landscape. Rouge Park is over 40 km2, protecting two National Historic Sites and a variety of ecosystems. More info

Best Day Trip

1. Niagara Falls

A favourite destination for kids and adults alike! Take in spectacular views of the Falls and enjoy a vast array of year-round activities for the entire family. From fun spots to kids attractions, Niagara Falls is a place for everyone. More info

2. Collingwood

Collingwood is the place to be in Southern Georgian Bay. Discover many attractions such as Blue Mountain Resort, Wasaga Beach, Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, incredible Festivals and Events, and much more. More info

3. St. Jacob's Country

St. Jacobs Country is Ontario's favourite rural destination best known for its Farmers Market, Market Road Antiques and Shopping Outlets. It is also home to Old Order Mennonites who farm the surrounding countryside. More info

Best Park

1. High Park

High Park is a popular Toronto destination. It spans 161 hectares, and is a mixed recreational and natural park, with sporting facilities, cultural facilities, educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds and a zoo. More info

2. Toronto Islands

The Toronto Islands provide a great, refreshing escape from downtown with a beautiful view of Lake Ontario and the city skyline. It's a great place to bask on the beaches. There are many activities everyone can enjoy for a fun-filled day. More info

3. Bronte Park Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Provincial Park features over 10km of trails, 11 picnic shelters, a turn-of-the-century living history museum, a nature centre, campsites, a children's playbarn, a 1.8 acre pool, an Olympic size skating rink and a farm. More info

Best Waterpark

1. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Fallsview is North America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark & Resort with 3 Acres of Indoor Family Fun! Features 16 thrilling waterslides, a massive indoor wave pool, hot springs & outdoor sundeck with pool and more! More info

2. Splashworks at Canada's Wonderland

Over 7 million litres of heated water fun in the 20 acre water park. Check out The Plunge, Super Soaker, the Lazy River, Pump House and one of Canada's largest wave pools, White Water Bay. It's your Splash Headquarters for the summer! More info

3. Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls

Features a massive 84-degree indoor water park. Splash the day away in over 100,000 square feet of water-packed excitement, including jaw-dropping slides for thrill seekers or zero-depth entry areas for little ones. More info

Best Winter Resort

1. Blue Mountain Resort

Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Collingwood is the largest mountain resort in Ontario, perfect for your snowboarding and skiing holidays. The fun doesn’t stop at the base of the hill; discover a world of activities in the Village and beyond. More info

2. Horseshoe Resort

Horseshoe Resort is an inviting Ontario destination. Enjoy the crisp winter air on 29 ski runs with 5 chairlifts and 2 carpet lifts, take in the all thrill, no skill fun of snow tubing, glide across 45km of Cross Country trails, or go snowshoeing. More info

3. Fern Resort

Discover the warmth of winter at Fern Resort - either immersed in the excitement of winter sports or stowed away in a cottage nestled along the lake. Fern Resort is perfect for families to get away together. More info

Best Summer Resort

1. Blue Mountain Resort

Enjoy an endless selection of activities, adventure, relaxation and entertainment. From a sightseeing gondola ride to an alpine hike; a day in the mountain bike park to an afternoon on the Cascade Putting Course, there's an activity for everyone. More info

2. Fern Resort

There's so much happening at Fern in the Summer! From amazing entertainment to dance parties and cooking lessons, the vacation experience at Fern Resort is sure to be what everyone in your family is looking for. More info

3. Deerhurst Resort

Embracing Peninsula Lake, Deerhurst Resort is a year-round retreat to Ontario's famous "cottage country" lifestyle in Muskoka. Perfect for everything from a summer family vacation or a weekend break. More info

Best Zoo

1. Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is Canada's premier zoo and the leading destination for adults with kids. Explore the Discovery Zone, featuring the Kids Zoo, Splash Island, an exciting two-acre water play area and the Waterside Theatre. More info

2. African Lion Safari

African Lion Safari is a drive-through wildlife park dedicated to the conservation of declining wildlife species. Get closer than you ever imagined to over 1,000 exotic bird and animals that roam freely throughout seven large Game Reserves. More info

3. Bowmanville Zoo

The Bowmanville Zoo is Canada's Oldest Private Zoo, established in 1919. Experience one-on-one Animal Encounters, take an Animal Ride, be amazed by the Animatheatre Show and witness the feeding of the Famous Carnivore. More info

Best Farm/Petting Zoo

1. Far Enough Farm

A small farm and petting zoo at Centreville on Centre Island. A wide variety of animals are always ready for up close and personal contact. Kids will love to see lambs, goats, cows, geese, pigs, and other farm animals. Admission is free. More info

2. Lionel's Farm

Lionel's Farm is a unique petting zoo in Stouffville. Animals that can be seen or touched are sheep, goats, pigs, cow, donkeys ponies, deer, llama, alpaca, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, peacocks and more. Admission is free. More info

3. Riverdale Farm

The Riverdale Farm is a quaint little farm, located in the heart of downtown Toronto. A perfect example of a turn of the century Ontario farm, kids can see many farm animals, including cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, and more. More info

Best Free Things to Do

1. Harbourfront Centre

Whatever you’re looking for, Harbourfront Centre has it: concerts, festivals, film screenings, outdoor dancing, food, and so much more. Best of all, most programming is free. he 10 acre site attracts over 12 million visits each year. More info

2. High Park Zoo

The mini-zoo at High Park has llamas, buffalo, bison, deer, peacocks and a few other animals including cats and pigeons. The zoo is open from 7am until dusk. Admission is free. It is located on Deer Pen Road in High Park. More info

2. Riverdale Farm

This quaint little farm is located in the heart of downtown Toronto. A perfect example of a turn of the century Ontario farm, kids can see many farm animals, including cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, and more. Admission is free. More info

Best Indoor Amusement

1. Fantasy Fair

Fantasy Fair is the ultimate Indoor Amusement Park located at Woodbine Shopping Centre. Features 12 full size family rides, a 3-level play village, midway games and arcade. Fantasy Fair regularly offers FREE novelty shows (puppet/magic). More info

2. Playdium

Playdium, located in Mississauga, is the ultimate interactive, virtual and physical Family Entertainment Centre. The 40,000 sq ft indoor complex features more than 200 high-tech attractions, rides and simulators. More info

3. Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Toronto is an indoor, family experience with over 3 million bricks under one roof. There are Rides, a 4D cinema, Master Model Builder workshops and more! Also features a Café, Shop and more! More info

Best Beach

1. Wasaga Beach

Hailed as one of the premier tourist destinations with 14 kms of white sand beach. Swim in warm, clean waters and enjoy the panoramic mountain views across the bay. Other amenities include: recreation trails for hiking and cycling. More info

2. Sauble Beach

Sauble beach is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. Sauble has the beach, shopping, entertainment, camping, accommodations, and sunsets for a perfect weekend with the kids. Activities include biking, boating and more. More info

3. Centre Island Beach

Centre Island Beach is a short walk from the Centre Island ferry docks. It's an oasis away from the downtown while still boasting an amazing view of the city skyline. The family-friendly beach stretches across the island. More info

Best Mom-friendly Playdate Spot

1. McDonalds Restaurants

GTA parents like to meet up at McDonalds Indoor PlayPlaces, voting this the #1 spot for playdates. Moms and dads can sip on coffee while kids are climbing through the tunnels at a local McDonald's PlayPlace. More info

2. Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto

GTA parents voted Legoland Discovery Centre as the #2 spot for best playdates. Parents and kids can visit the Café to refuel from a day of play at this attraction for kids! As parents relax, kids can enjoy over 3 million bricks under one roof. More info

3. Ontario Early Years Centres

GTA parents voted Ontario Early Years Centres as the #3 spot for best playdates. Ontario Early Years Centres are places where parents and caregivers can take part with their children in a range of programs and activities. More info

Best Dance Lessons

1. Dance Kids Canada

Dance Kids Canada is one of east Toronto's best kept secrets. Dance Kids Canada offers a variety of dance programs and levels for children ages 3 to teens. Weekly sessions are available and fees are affordable. More info

2. York Dance Academy

York Dance Academy offers a calibre of dance & fitness education for students in a variety of disciplines including, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Acro, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Ballroom and Salsa. Recreational and competitive programs. More info

3. The Dance PAC

The Dance PAC is a creative and dynamic studio in Mississauga dedicated to excellence, offering classes from ages 2 1/2 and up. The Dance PAC has recreational and competitive programs for all levels and styles of dance. More info

Best Swimming Lessons

1. Toronto Parks and Recs Swim Programs

Toronto's comprehensive Learn to Swim programs provide a full range of classes for swimmers of varying abilities. Babies and preschoolers are able to enjoy their first splash in the water, while youth can work towards improving swimming skills. More info

2. Davina's Swim House

Since 2003, Davina's provides the highest standard and quality of swimming lessons for children. All instructors are trained in-house with Davina’s unique hands-on teaching methods, ensuring consistent and effective lessons. More info

3. Felix's Swim School

Felix's has been teaching swimming to children of all ages and abilities for over 25 years. They offer a unique style of teaching based on three guiding principles: water safety, progressive learning, and an individualized approach to instructing. More info

Best Art School

1. Avenue Road Art School

A leader in arts education, providing innovative and high-quality arts classes in visual and performing arts since 1993. Programs are chosen and designed to offer children and teens plenty of choice. More info

2. AGO

Programs create an environment that is creative, non-competitive and open-ended, allowing young artist’s the freedom to explore their own potential and nurture their self-esteem, while building a strong repertoire of techniques and skills. More info

3. 4Cats Art Studio Avenue Road

A professional art studio for children ages 2 to 15. At 4Cats, kids learn about the weird and wonderful lives of famous artists and use professional quality art materials to create masterpieces inspired by each artist’s work. More info

Best Drama Classes

1. CATS Drama School

Children's Arts Theatre School is Toronto's leader in professional theatre training for young people of all ages! They offer fantastic Family Rates and Junior programs for kids 3-6 too. 5 locations in Toronto. More info

2. Young People's Theatre

The YPT Drama School offers fun-filled and meaningful theatrical experiences. Classes are led by professional arts educators. They introduce young people to the theatre and also help them develop into positive, social beings. More info

3. StageCoach Theatre Arts

As one of the world’s leading performing arts schools, StageCoach delights in seeing all our students grow in confidence and develop lifelong skills as they learn to sing, dance and act in a safe, fun and welcoming environment. More info

Best Music Lessons

1. Gymboree Play & Music Toronto

A Global Leader in Classes for Kids. At Gymboree Play & Music, you and your child will build creativity, confidence and lifelong friendships. Gymboree programs are specially designed to help young children learn and develop as they play. More info

2. Merriam Music

Merriam’s acclaimed school of music features one of the most celebrated musical curriculum systems in the world: The Keyfest Signature Group Program. Programs help young people truly unleash the power of music within themselves. More info

3. Ontario Conservatory of Music

The Ontario Conservatory of Music offers many programs including Pre-School Music, Guitar, Piano, Voice & Vocal Training Development, Drums, Violin, Bands - Combos, Theory, and our exclusive Assistant Teacher Training Program. More info

Best Gymnastics Classes

1. Gymalaya

Gymalaya offers recreational gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art equipment designed specifically for young children. The kid size proportions of the equipment help motivate the children, enhance their performance and increase safety. More info

2. The Little Gym

With mulitple locations in the GTA , The Little Gym is the world’s premiere enrichment and physical development center for kids 4 months through 12 years. At The Little Gym, our environment is fun, but their purpose is serious. More info

3. East York Gymnastics

The East York Gymnastics Club offers recreational gymnastics and trampoline programs for boys and girls from 6 months to adult. Competitive program includes Interclub, Provincial and National training opportunities for boys and girls. More info

Best Martial Arts School

1. York Academy of Martial Arts

For 25 years, the York Academy of Martial Arts has been Toronto’s number one family owned and operated traditional school of martial arts. The award-winning program emphasizes fitness, focus, and fun so kids find lessons enjoyable. More info

2. Northern Karate

Leaders in the field of martial arts education and personal development for more than three decade. At 12 locations in the GTA, thousands of men, women and children enjoy the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of NKS’ programs. More info

3. SuperKids Karate

Kids programs have been taught for over 20 years in the same Markham location. All training is done in a brightly lit gym on a custom designed 2 inch high density foam safety floor. Classes are designed to be fun and constantly stimulating. More info

Best Sports Programs

1. SportPlay

Sportplay provides Multi-sport Programs for kids. Their child-centered, play-based programs are designed to develop Gross Motor and Athletic Skills in a positive, supportive, non-competitive environment. More info

2. Little Kickers

At Little Kickers the focus is very much on fun – an international network of informal yet professionally run soccer classes where enthusiastic boys & girls (18 months – 7th birthday) are given a head start in sport. More info

3. Dash Sports

DASH Sports is a sports program that will introduce 2-11 year olds to a variety of sports both team and individual. DASH will lay the foundation for success in sports by developing fundamental skills and the basic movements. More info

Best Cooking School for Kids

1. President's Choice Cooking School

PC Cooking Schools provide a valuable learning experience to the community's children within a fun environment. Children have fun and learn a useful life skill as they create a healthy meal and enjoy the fruits of their labour. More info

2. Petits Chefs

Petits Chefs Academy Inc., is an educational cooking school for children between the ages of 2.5-17 years. It's a fun, interactive and safe environment where children will discover the value and joy of healthy and nutritional cooking. More info

3. Nella Cucina

Let's get kids excited about food! Vella Cucina offers more than just cooking classes, they offer you the complete hands-on experience! Classes are offered for kids during school breaks as well as seasonal camps. More info

Best Pottery or Clay Painting School

1. The Clay Room

The Clay Room is an interactive ceramics studio where customers of all ages can buy an inexpensive piece of functional ceramic ware and decorate it themselves using paints, tools and materials provided.  More info

2. 4Cats Art Studio Avenue Road

Clay & Sculpture: Knead, throw, cone, shape, cut, scrape, trim, bisque, glaze, fire, experience awe, repeat. Warning: Highly addictive and may cause happiness, joy, confidence, creativity, ideas and sudden fits of laughter. More info

3. Your Fired - Ceramics You Paint

The studio also caters to the everyday artists of every level. Drop in to make yourself something fun and useful in an afternoon, or set a goal to working incrementally on a large piece. Your Fired makes anyone an artist! More info

Best Summer Day Camp

1. Adventure Valley Day Camp

Adventure Valley Day Camp is Toronto’s Premier Summer Day Camp. Located in a private, secluded oasis just north of the city, Adventure Valley has 20 acres of lush property including 9 tennis courts, soccer, pools, sports fields and more. More info

2. Ontario Science Centre Day Camps

The Science Centre offers an immersive Summer camp for kids 5 to 12 years, designed to introduce them to a wide variety of science disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and explorations of the exhibit halls. More info

3. Pawsitively Pets

A one-of-a-kind camp experience that is safe, engaging and welcoming to all campers. They provides age appropriate programming that is educational, challenging and most importantly, an over-the-top fun experience! More info

Best Overnight Camp

1. Ontario Pioneer Camp

Ontario Pioneer Camp is a high energy and adventure filled Christian summer camp & retreat centre. Kids are invited into new experiences where they will grow in their skills, confidence, teamwork, faith, and leadership. More info

2. Muskoka Woods

Muskoka Woods is a Christian Youth Resort that welcomes all young people to life changing experiences. Camp guests choose from water sports and athletics, media and arts, leadership and team building programs . More info

3. Camp Tamakwa

With one of the most diversified outdoor recreational programs available, Tamakwa campers and staff members enjoy 75 years of rich traditions, core values, family atmosphere, and camp spirit, all in a beautiful Algonquin Park setting. More info

Best Ski Lessons for Kids

1. Blue Mountain

The Blue Mountain snow school has a program, lesson and pro that’s suited to your skill level. Innovative and comprehensive programs make Blue Mountain the perfect place to nurture lifelong skiers and riders. More info

2. Dagmar Ski Resort

Located minutes east of Toronto, North of Pickering and Ajax, Dagmar Resort is located in the beautiful Oak Ridge’s Moraine. As the Number 1 Family Resort, Dagmar provides a fun and friendly skiing experience for the whole family. More info

3. Horseshoe Resort

Whether you are new to the sport or an advanced skier or boarder looking to continue to improve, the Ski and Snowboard School at Horseshoe Resort has the right lessons waiting to help you reach your goals. More info

Best Academic Enrichment Program or Tutoring Program

1. Kumon

Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program. The Kumon Method has helped millions of children achieve more than they ever thought they could. Kumon helps children learn how to learn on their own. More info

2. Spirit of Math

Spirit of Math Schools is an “after-school school” program, unique to the education system. SMS offers so much more than tutoring, supplemental work for the students, or even what standard enrichment classes can offer. More info

3. Sylvan

For over 30 years, Sylvan has helped more than two million students learn to read, write, calculate and organize themselves to reach their potential inside and outside of the classroom.Sylvan has helped children develop a love of learning. More info

Best Birthday Party Place

1. Chuck E Cheese

When you have a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's, you always party like a rock star. Celebrate with a special birthday show with Chuck E. himself. Guests will eat pizza, play games, and take home great rock star souvenirs. More info

2. Laser Quest

Laser Quest provides the best laser tag birthday for kids. If you're turning 5, 85 or anywhere in between, celebrate at Laser Quest where all your friends and family can join in the excitement! Get ready for an unforgettable event! More info

3. Sky Zone

Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. Ready to take your next birthday to the SKY? Sky Zone Toronto offers several out-of-this-world birthday party packages to make your party soar, literally! More info

Best Ice Cream / Fro-Yo

1. Ed's Real Scoop

Ed's Real Scoop uses the highest quality, natural ingredients to make all their artisanal ice creams, gelati, frozen yogurts, and other treats, earning it the reputation of the city’s favourite and best ice cream. More info

2. Menchies

Menchies Frozen Yogurt is yogurt your way. You pick the flavors, you pick the toppings. It's as simple as mix, weigh and pay! Menchie's yogurt is made exclusively with their own custom blend of flavours that you won't find anywhere else. More info

3. Baskin Robin

For over 65 years Baskin Robbins has been delighting customers with irresistible treats and is now the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, offering more than 31 flavours. They now have over 2000 ice cream recipes. More info

Best Children's Clothing

1. Children's Place

The Children's Place is a specialty retailer of clothing and accessories for children ages newborn to 12 years. A one-stop shopping experience grows with the kids, offering a wide assortment of quality clothing, shoes and accessories. More info

2. Carter's | OshKosh

Carter's | OshKosh is a specialty retailer of baby and children’s clothing, sleepwear and accessories at everyday value pricing throughout Canada. The most trusted name's in baby, kids and toddler clothing. More info

3. H & M Kids

H&M, the Swedish-based clothing retailer, offers a wide and varied range of clothing for kids and teens with lots of different concepts – from updated classics and basics to garments that reflect the very latest international trends. More info

Best Consignment Resale Clothing for Kids

1. Once Upon A Child

At Once Upon A Child you’ll find a huge selection of gently used kids clothing, toys, furniture and equipment at up to 70% off retail! Items bought and sold are next to new, good quality, clean and have been checked for safety standards. More info

2. Value Village

An incredible inventory with unique, quality used goods as well as new merchandise, including closeouts on great items not found at other thrift stores. Multiple locations in the GTA. More info

3. Bumbleberry Kids

Bumbleberry Kids is a second hand used children's clothing, accessories and furnishings located in the Beach. Kid's clothing gently used including shoes, furniture, toys, books and more. They also sell Maternity clothing. More info

Best Local Toy Store

1. Treasure Island

Treasure Island Toys an independent, specialty toy store on Danforth in Toronto, Ontario. Trendy, unique, wood, eco-friendly toys, playmobile, Thomas the Tank Engine, Lego and more. It's the perfect place to shop for kids. More info

2. Scholar's Choice

Scholar's Choice is the oldest and largest retailer of educational toys and teaching materials, serving the needs of Canadian students, childcare centres and teachers for over 70 years. Scholar's Choice helps kids make learning fun. More info

3. Scooter Girl

This neighbourhood shop in Roncesvalles Village carries toys, games, books and more for girls and boys. Find educational and fun puzzles, art kits, train sets, solar system mobiles from brands like Melissa and Doug, Playmobile and Lego. More info

Best Child Care or Babysitting Services

1. Wee Watch

Wee Watch is a professional child care organization with over 25 years’ experience providing expert quality home child care to families across Ontario. Safe, Educational, Reliable Child Care In a Private Home Setting. More info

2. All About Kids

All About Kids is a Licensed childcare from infant to 12 yrs with locations across the GTA. Caregivers are warm and responsive to the needs of children. They are passionate about the development and well-being of each and every child. More info

3. CanadianNanny.ca

Canadian Nanny is the easy, effective and economical way to find nanny services, babysitting, senior care, au pair services and pet care. With over 40,000 active profiles, they are the largest service in Canada. More info

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

1. Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza is there to make your mini-me’s happy too. They offer menu items in pint-sized portions. The new BP Kids Fun Pack comes free with every kids meal. The reataurant offers Pizza, Pasta, Ribs, Wings & More. More info

2. East Side Marios

East Side Mario's is everything you like about Italian restaurants. Enjoy a warm welcome, and the relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere. East Side Mario's offers a kids' menu and you can sign up your kids for the Mini Mario Club. More info

3. Rainforest Cafe

The Rainforest Cafe is located on Falls Avenue Resort directly across from the Falls. As you enter through the 80 foot bubbling volcano, the rainforest comes alive with animatronic snakes, elephants, and gorillas. More info

Hidden Gems

And here are 3 Businesses that made our top 2014 list, voted in by our Readers as Hidden Gems!

1. Nitwits Lice Removal Services

Nitwits is an effective, safe and private lice treatment solution when your child brings home head lice; 100% guaranteed! They are experts in removing head lice so you can get back to doing all the things life has to offer you and your family. More info

2. Mabel's Fables - Children's Book Store

Mabel's Fables has been bringing kids and books together since 1988. The store is full of entertaining books for kids and young adults. If you're looking for the perfect gift, drop by Mabel's Fables today to see what they've got. More info

3. Little Tots Hair Shop

Little Tots Hair Shop has locations in the Beaches of Toronto and in Pickering. From the funky chairs to the ballroom under the sea, Little Tots offers children a chance to realize that getting your hair cut might not be so scary. More info

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