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Centennial Park (Etobicoke)

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Ribfest and all

Last time we visited Centennial Park was on Canada Day, during the Toronto Ribfest. Ever been to one of these? It’s all about ribs (with a row of ribs vendors competing for your attention with displays of huge trophies each of them won in on sauce competition or another). Pure tacky fun, complete with a midway and shows. The Ribfest lasts a few days but the fireworks take place on canada Day itself. We really enjoyed the setting of Centennial Park’s fireworks (not far form the Ribfest’s action, just north of Rathburn Road). You can follow a trail up the ski hill and walk down the other side where you’ll find the Centennial Park Mini-Indy Go-Karts and, a bit further, the mini golf of Centennial Park Golf Center. In other times, and if visiting with younger kids, I recommend parking at the end of Elmcrest Road to enjoy the greenhouse and the outdoor playground with a cute wading pool. The pond is a 10-minute walk from this parking lot.

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