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Toronto's first Children's Museum is now open

Toronto parents have something to get rather excited about with the opening of the a new children's museum this weekend in Liberty Village. Even those who don't have kids will likely welcome this news, as the idea of ankle biters being sequestered in one place that can be conveniently avoided means kid-free streets and cafes (everyone wins!).

Dubbed the Children's Discovery Centre, it's a novel project that comes from a partnership with Garrison Point condos, which will eventually rise above the museum. The plan right now is to keep the 20,000 square foot space open until October before major development starts on the condo project.

The centre is divided into a series of zones, all of which focus on the idea of learning through play. There are separate spaces focused on art and reading, but also a mini city, a campground, and something called the "Boom Room" where children are encouraged to explore their musical tendencies without fear of being told that they're making too much noise.

Correction (May 25, 2015): As per a number of comments below, this newly opened children's museum is not the first to grace Toronto. We apologize for the error, though we are bound to retain the original title of the post for technical reasons.

The Children's Discovery Centre is located at 45 Strachan Ave. Admission is $13. Activities are best suited for children six and under.


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