Reasons to Love Toronto Now: because there’s a kids’ fun factory in Liberty Village

Reasons to Love Toronto Now: because there’s a kids’ fun factory in Liberty Village

(Image: Kagan Mcleod) (Image: Kagan Mcleod)
 

This spring, the under-six set will get their own theme park: the Children’s Discovery Centre, a 20,000-square-foot complex at Garrison Point that’s serving as a pilot project for a future permanent site. It’s the city’s only kids’ museum, but that fusty phrase doesn’t do justice to the pint-size paradise. Its ethos is positively Leslievillian—no screens, no junk food and 10 “discovery zones” designed for hands-on fun. There’s a simulated campground with canoes, tents and rocks; a food hub with a demo kitchen and faux grocery store; and an expansive art centre with a squeegee wall and Plexiglas painting. The coolest part is a miniature Toronto cityscape dotted with construction sites. Because it’s never too early to learn about gridlock.