Neighbourhood Guide: Riverside

Kid-friendly Riverside: Corktown Common

Minutes from downtown, closer than the Beach and right before Riverdale, Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood is a growing destination. Here are the family favourites in the hood.

Kid-friendly Riverside

Corktown Common Playground

Stop by the stunning naturescape playground for toddlers or the rad adjacent underpass playground for school-age kids. 

East of Bayview Avenue, south of King Street, Toronto

Kid-friendly Riverside: Regent's Park Pool

Regent Park Aquatic Centre

A couple blocks north of Riverside is the city’s best indoor pool — it’s gorgeous! Take a dip amongst in the wading pool and fountains at this family-friendly aquatic centre that also offers birthday parties.

640 Dundas Street East,  Toronto

Kid-friendly Riverside: Little Peeps

Little Peeps

This Riverside kids shops has a great selection of baby gear and little kid essentials, like the perfect rain boots and the newest toys.

742 Queen Street East, Toronto

Kid-friendly Riverside: Tabule


Grab an early dinner at this incredibly delicious Middle Eastern resto; the belly dancers help keep neighbourhood kids entertained.

810 Queen Street East, Toronto

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Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter is a writer and editor, living in Toronto. She loves baking apple crisps and fruit pies, napping on a blanket at the beach, running on the shore, and camping out in the living room for fried chicken picnics.

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