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UPDATES for Toronto Fun Places, 5th edition


UPDATES for Toronto Fun Places, 5th edition
Some places have raised their fees by up to 30%, others have stayed at the same admission fee since 2011!

Attractions closed
p. 10 doesn’t exist anymore
p. 16    Ontario Place (announced it was closing 2 months after publication!)
p. 23    Lucky Strike bowling
p. 26    Today’s Parents Kidsummer event
p. 35    Beach Fairway Golf Range
p. 36    Putting Edge, Mississauga
p. 36    Putting Edge, Barrie
p. 36    Putting Edge, Burlington
p. 65    Bowmanville Zoo
p. 66    Northwood Zoo
p. 68    Muskoka Wildlife Centre
p. 87    Stage West
p. 425  Ontario Place (announced it was closing 2 months after publication!)

Attractions with important changes
p. 9      TTC phone number is 416-393-3030.
p. 10    Family Fun: now leads to
p. 14    Party Packagers: acquired Party Packagers in 2011.

p. 27    Toronto International Circus Festival is now HarbourKIDS, co-produced with Harbourfront.
p. 29    Kingston Sheep Dog Trials website is 

p. 37    St. Patrick’s Day Parade website is
p. 41    East York Canada Day Parade website is
p. 45    Toronto Zombie Walk: There’s no big zombie parade anymore but their website is now a plateform to help zombie walks get organized throughout the city.
p. 46    Night of Dread Parade could be on Saturday or Sunday before October 31.
p. 49    Kensington Market Winter Solstice website is now
p. 58    Woofstock is now in Woodbine Park (at Eastern Ave. and Coxwell).
p. 59    All About Pets Show is expanding. We don’t know yet when their revised show will take place.
p. 60    Riverdale Farm: Now go to and search Riverdale Farm for info.
p. 63    Toronto Zoo phone number now 416-392-5900.
p. 67    The Big Apple website is
p. 69    Riverview Park & Zoo website is
p. 84    Dusk Dances extension number is 24.
p. 89    MOCCA has moved and will reopen in Fall 2017. New website is, new address is 158   Sterling Road, Toronto, new phone number is 416-395-0067.
p.426   Wild Water Kingdom has a new name Wet’n’Wild and has been fully renovated.


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