Attractions & things to do for the kids in your life

Eaton Centre (Toronto)

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Centre of attention

The Eaton Centre's appeal lies in the fact that it's big (with 230 stores), smack downtown (directly served by both Queen and Dundas Subway Stations) and different (with its glass-domed ceiling and trademark flock of fibreglass geese from artists Michael Snow and Joyce Wieland). Younger visitors will just want to go up and down the escalators and glassed-elevators and they’ll want to see the three-storey high fountain (it takes over 5 minutes to fill before jumping full blast into the air). When they get older, they'll beg you to stop at Toys Toys Toys and the Disney store. When they become old enough to mind about their style, the entire mall belongs to them. The whole family will enjoy the two-storey Indigo bookstore.

Appeals to all ages’ for different reasons
Escalator’ glassed elevator. A heaven for toddlers.
The fountain’ worth watching for the big splash
The Urban Eatery on the lower floor takes foodcourts to the next level

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