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5 Toronto activities your whole family will love

Toronto activities your whole family will love can be done all year long. We all know there's always a party or a gallery opening, a festival or new restaurant to check out, but what about the fun stuff everyone can join in on? These activities are perfect for almost any age and family unit, whether it's a day out with your favourite niece and nephew or your own kiddos.

Here's a short list of activities your whole family will love.

Go for a hike in a Toronto ravine
Take the clan to Rouge Park (soon to be the country's first urban National Park) or the Glen Stewart Ravine for a complete escape from the city into a world rich with wildlife and lush greenery. Our city's ravine systems are and enviable place to let everyone's imagination run wild.

Go to the symphony
The TSO might seem like a place exclusively for grown ups, but it also lightens things up with its Young People's Concerts every few months on Saturdays. These are very special events and only happen a few times a year, so plan in advance. There are often films to go along with the music to keep everyone's attention.

Go rock climbing
There are four fun rock climbing options at Rock Oasis that make sure all family members are entertained, including lessons and a kids' play zone. Everyone's gets to climb something at one point or another if you choose to visit this place.

Skate at Maple Leaf Gardens
For adults. it's a chance to relive the glory days of the Toronto Maple Leafs. For smaller humans, it's a mostly a chance to skate to their heart's content on a dazzling rink. There are free community skates one Sunday (and some Mondays) a month at the rink now housed in the Mattamy Athletics Centre.

Spend a day at the AGO
The AGO will keep the little ones under your watch entertained with a great mix of kid-friendly programming. There's a huge kids area in the basement with ping pong, dress-up and arts and crafts, family days on Sundays and interactive gallery explorations. There's a also a sort-of-secret screening room on the top floor so you can go to the movies too.

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