In our mission to uncover’s Canada’s absolute best spots to adventure and hidden gems for eating, drinking and shopping, we’ve enlisted the help of a Toronto local to give us the lowdown on the very best of her city.  Below, Katherine of @misskatttt guides us through her not to miss, kid-friendly Toronto hot spots.

Best of Toronto: Where to Eat, Drink, Play and Shop (with kids!)


Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie // 35 Tank House Lane

We love going for brunch at Cluny in the Distillery District because it has a very European feel.  The food is great and it’s big enough to fit a stroller, or double stroller in our case.  There are also great little stores and coffee shops in the area to explore afterwards.

Terroni // 720 Queen St. West

Terroni is another favourite because the food is always great, it has a very cozy vibe, and again, they are very accommodating for families with kids, which is top priority for us.


Sam James Coffee Bar // various locations

White Squirrel Coffee Shop // 2 locations

Nadège Patisserie // 780 Queen St. West

It’s safe to say that I’m a coffee addict!  A few of my favourites are Sam James, White Squirrel and Nadège (which also has the best almond croissant in the city).


High Park // 1873 Bloor St. West

High Park is an all-time favourite year round.  My son loves the playgrounds and the zoo there and I especially love it in the spring when all the beautiful trees are blossoming.  It’s the perfect spot for a family picnic!


Mini Mioche // 795 Queen St. West

Early Bird and Worm // 169 Roncesvalles Avenue

We love shopping along Queen West and Roncesvalles and we love picking up goodies for the kids at Mini Mioche and Early Bird and Worm.

About Katherine

Katherine is a mama to two sweet boys, a corporate lawyer and enjoys finding beauty in her every day moments.

Instagram @misskatttt

All photos by Katherine of @misskatttt