In our mission to uncover’s Canada’s absolute best spots to adventure and hidden gems for eating, drinking and shopping, we’ve enlisted the help of a Toronto local to give us the lowdown on the very best of her city. Below, Katherine of @misskatttt guides us through her not to miss, kid-friendly Toronto hot spots.
Best of Toronto: Where to Eat, Drink, Play and Shop (with kids!)
Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie // 35 Tank House Lane
We love going for brunch at Cluny in the Distillery District because it has a very European feel. The food is great and it’s big enough to fit a stroller, or double stroller in our case. There are also great little stores and coffee shops in the area to explore afterwards.
Terroni // 720 Queen St. West
Terroni is another favourite because the food is always great, it has a very cozy vibe, and again, they are very accommodating for families with kids, which is top priority for us.
Sam James Coffee Bar // various locations
White Squirrel Coffee Shop // 2 locations
Nadège Patisserie // 780 Queen St. West
It’s safe to say that I’m a coffee addict! A few of my favourites are Sam James, White Squirrel and Nadège (which also has the best almond croissant in the city).
High Park // 1873 Bloor St. West
High Park is an all-time favourite year round. My son loves the playgrounds and the zoo there and I especially love it in the spring when all the beautiful trees are blossoming. It’s the perfect spot for a family picnic!
Mini Mioche // 795 Queen St. West
Early Bird and Worm // 169 Roncesvalles Avenue
We love shopping along Queen West and Roncesvalles and we love picking up goodies for the kids at Mini Mioche and Early Bird and Worm.
Katherine is a mama to two sweet boys, a corporate lawyer and enjoys finding beauty in her every day moments.
All photos by Katherine of @misskatttt