Parents can now involve their kids in family travel planning with the new kids-first web site Yo-Toronto.com from Tourism Toronto.
Designed to inspire and entertain younger guests, the site is filled with games, activities, videos and fun facts. The map navigation and quick, up-beat videos allow kids to explore more than 20 Toronto landmarks and attractions to shape their family trip.
Accessible via desktop computer, phone or tablet, Yo-Toronto.com offers video highlights to create must-see in Toronto lists, print-friendly activities to take on the road, scavenger hunt-styled games, and “best of” lists to help families get the most out of their time in the city.
Parents can plan the details of their Toronto trip through the expanded SeeTorontoNow.com, including hotels, neighbourhoods, events and practical tips like transportation options. Meanwhile, at Yo-Toronto.com, kids can explore attractions like the Toronto Zoo, CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum, Hockey Hall of Fame, Harbourfront Centre, Air Canada Centre, Casa Loma, Railway Museum, Toronto Islands, Bata Shoe Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Fort York, Treetop Trekking, Fantasy Fair at Woodbine, Canada’s Wonderland, BMO Field, Legoland, Playdium and Rogers Centre.
Parents can keep kids entertained with downloadable activities from colouring a historic castle and testing wildlife knowledge to discovering a rollercoaster maze or laughing out loud with jokes.
There’s also fun learning facts such as the CN Tower has 1,776 steps and six glass-fronted elevators in case that climb is a bit much; Canada’s Wonderland is home to the 93-metre-tall Leviathan, the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Canada; there’s a secret underground tunnel that connects Casa Loma to its horse stables; the Toronto Zoo is one of the world’s largest with more than 5,000 animals representing over 500 species; and the ROM only recently found out the name of its Egyptian mummy, known as Nefret-Mut, meaning “beautiful one of the goddess Mut.”