At The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, kids are encouraged to experience the city in their own way. With Ritz Kids, young guests are introduced to the program’s four pillars—water, land, environmental responsibility and culture—through activities that are both fun and educational. The family-friendly hotel also offers a kids breakfast menu at TOCA and a weekend candy station in the lobby.
Local Attractions for Young Guests
Toronto is home to a myriad of outstanding children’s experiences, from the new Ripley's Aquarium of Canada to the fascinating discoveries waiting at the Ontario Science Centre. Toronto’s children’s highlights include:
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Come spend the day with 16,000 fishy friends at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada for a memorable day under the sea! Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is a 12,500 square-metre (135,000 square-feet) world-class family attraction with more than 5.7 million litres (1.5 million gallons) of water depicting marine and freshwater habitats from around the world.
The iconic CN Tower located only steps from The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto is a must-do experience while visiting the city. It offers the absolute best vantage point from which to take in the 360 degree view of Toronto. There are plenty of fun and entertaining experiences for both kids and adults to enjoy.
Centre Island is an exciting hub of activities for families visiting the Toronto Islands. Accessible by ferry from downtown Toronto, there are tons of fun rides and games for kids to enjoy.
Hockey Hall of Fame
For the kid that loves hockey, the Hockey Hall of Fame is dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it is both a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL) records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup.
Ontario Science Centre
The Centre has several hundred interactive and passive exhibits throughout the buildings.Science fun for our youngest visitors. Kids eight and under, along with their caregivers, can play and learn in an area designed just for them.
Metro Toronto Zoo
Encompassing 287 hectares (710 acres), the Toronto Zoo is the third largest in the world with areas such as the Kids Zoo, Waterside Theatre and Splash Island. The zoo is currently home to over 5,000 animals (including invertebrates and fish) representing over 491 distinct species.
Canada's Wonderland is a 330-acre (1.3 km2) theme park. The park is open seasonally from May to October and contains more than 200 attractions. Notably, with 15 roller coasters, the park holds the record for the most roller coasters in one park outside of the United States.