Attractions & things to do for the kids in your life

Dufferin Grove Park (Toronto)

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A park with a heart

When you visit the park on a Pizza Day, you'll see families busy fixing individual pizzas to cook in one of the two outdoor wood ovens at their disposal. (You can be one of them for a minimal fee!) Isn't is the most clever idea to bring a community together? In the winter, the ovens make it possible for a food counter to sell slices of freshly-baked buttered bread, a treat after skating on the adjacent rink. The large playground in the back of the park is surrounded by a split-rail fence (much prettier than the usual wire fence). This is where you'll find the biggest sandpit in the whole city! Complete with running water, garden shovels and long logs to be used by the young engineers. Kids really dig this one (I know, that one was easy...). They build labyrinths of water streams and bridges; they create mini ponds. You might want to bring a change of clothes for your kids. The playground includes a wading pool.

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