Family Fun in Toronto at UXPA 2017

The capital of the province of Ontario, Toronto is a dynamic metropolis along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. Soaring with skyscrapers, Toronto also has many green spaces and is a centre for cultural diversity, music, theatre, and all-around family fun! My wife and I have been fortunate enough to visit before and our toddler had a fantastic time at the Ontario Science Centre. While you attend our UXPA 2017 International Conference this June, you and/or your family can check out these great activities for kids of all ages:

Defining the Toronto skyline and offering panoramic views, the CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high concrete communications/observation tower, the third tallest tower in the world, and remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere.
 
One of Toronto's greatest historical monuments, Casa Loma is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in the midtown area originally built as a residence and is now a museum and landmark.
 
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs, and challenges our communities, offering hands-on experiences and engagement with science of key local, national, and global relevance.
 
One of the largest museums in North America, and the largest in Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum champions art, culture, and history while attracting more than a million visitors annually.
 
Encompassing 710 acres, the Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo in Canada and is divided into seven zoogeographic regions and areas such as the Kids Zoo, Waterside Theatre, and Splash Island.
 
Where else can you go to experience exciting dinner theatre through jousting, horsemanship, and falconry plus a four-course, utensil-free meal - all served within a castle-like space?
 
Canada's premier theme park with more than 200 attractions, 65 thrilling rides, roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, kids' playland, and live shows throughout an expansive 330 acres.
 
Founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens, the diverse collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario includes more than 80,000 works spanning the first century up through the present.
 
Established in 1943, the Hockey Hall of Fame is both the home of the Stanley Cup and a museum dedicated to the history of ice hockey that honors the game's greatest players and referees.
 
A distinctive multicultural neighborhood located in downtown Toronto, Kensington Market is one of the oldest, most vibrant, diverse, and well-known neighborhoods throughout the city.
 
Perfectly engaging for younger children, Centreville Amusement Park is secreted away on Centre Island - part of the Toronto Islands - and features more than 30 unique rides and attractions.
 
A three-hectare, municipally-operated farm in the center of the urban neighborhood of Cabbagetown, Riverdale Farm is maintained by the Toronto Parks, Forestry, and Recreation Division.
 
A public aquarium located in the heart of downtown Toronto - just southeast of the CN Tower - is one of three aquariums owned and operated by Ripley Entertainment. Believe it (or not)!
 
See you June 6-8 at the UXPA 2017 International Conference in Toronto!
 
Yours in UX,
Brian Mills, Director of Chapters