Teddy Out-Ready: 5 Places to Visit in Toronto This Fall with Grandparents

Thursday, September 10, 2015

5 Places to Visit in Toronto This Fall with Grandparents

CN Tower

Fall is already here and we are back to Toronto from our travels and summer holidays. This time of the year we are happy to get back to school routine and spend more time in the city enjoying all the fantastic venues it offers. We love spending time together as a multi generation family and always look for activities that fit young children, teens, adults and seniors. It is a great bonding time together, learning and better knowing each other. We created a list of attractions to visit this autumn in Toronto so that everyone in a family gets an enjoyable, educational and pleasant experience. The main idea is that the activities do not have to be overwhelming, exhaustive and boring. 

CN Tower is one of the most famous Toronto attractions. It has height 553.33m (1,815 ft.) and proudly serves as a telecommunication hub and an entertainment destination. Glass–floored elevator easily gets you to the Lookout Level and SkyPod where you can enjoy beautiful views of the city and the lake Ontario. The Glass Floor may be not for everyone but it is safe to stand, walk on and sit on for everyone. The Outdoor Sky Terrace takes you on a fresh air and gives an opportunity to feel the wind outside and enjoy spectacular views.

Wendy Warhol

For art lovers Toronto hosts lots of exhibitions and this year we are happy to explore in our city the Andy Warhol: Revisited exhibit, colorful and extraordinary which makes everyone, young and old thrive. Featuring the most iconic Andy Warhol’s artworks, Revolver Gallery takes you on pop art adventures. A wall of Campbell’s tomato soups, celebrities and socialites. Marilyn, Jane Fonda, Lenin, Mao are the most famous Warhol's masterpieces. Teddy was very excited to walk around the gallery, being a Campbell’s soup fan; he created inspired by Warhol’s flowers at 4cats art studio.  The exhibit is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10am to 8pm until December 31, 2015, admission to Andy Warhol: Revisited is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65+), $5 for students and youth, and kids (under 5) are free.

Socialities

Another great venue for all art lovers is the Art Gallery of Ontario. This extraordinary 190,000 square feet building is designed to impress, inspire and provides unparalleled access to art display, programming, conservation, storage, creation and research. With over 5,000 artworks including Canadian, African and Oceanic, European, Modern and Contemporary and more, the Art Gallery of Ontario is to visit for the whole family. Check for new exhibit coming this fall at their web site. Collections are huge and diverse, plan your visit in advance and do not try to see everything at once.

Medieval Times

For live show fans there is a fantastic family entertainment at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. It takes you to the Middle Ages times with Knights, the King and The Queen. Join almost two hours of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, displays of extraordinary horsemanship and falconry as part of an exciting and touching story set in Medieval Spain. Be ready to cheer for your favorite Knight and ladies get roses from the bravest and successful one.

The Second City

For some laughs visit The Second City. It is an improvisational comedy theater which offers hilarious live performances. While most shows are taking place in the evenings, in November The Second City presents fresh and festive collection of satirical sketches and songs. In UNWRAPPED, Toronto comedy troupe cuts through all the tinsel to the hilarious un-frosted truths about the holiday season. The most important is not to miss matinee performances which are prefect for a family outing. Tickets are usually selling fast to live shows at The Second City.

Hope you enjoy the time in Toronto together with your family! Fall is beautiful season and has lots to offer for any age and ability.

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