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Really family-friendly spots in Forest Hill or midtown

Ginsugirl Apr 25, 2009 12:40 AM

I live right between the Nordheimer and Cedervale ravines. We do nature walks through both. We need to find a couple of small-child friendly spots on both ends of each. There is only so long the little guy can last without a (ahem, bathroom) break. The southward hike isn`t such a huge problem, but some ideas for the north end would be great.

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    Arcadiaseeker RE: Ginsugirl Apr 25, 2009 05:34 AM

    Not sure what kind of place you are looking for -- dinner or lunch. Forest Hill Village has a few options and I think there's a ravine entrance nearby -- Mashu Mashu is excellent but I am not sure it's open for lunch. What a Bagel is good for a quick bite.

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      miranda RE: Ginsugirl Apr 25, 2009 02:46 PM

      Forest Hill Village...Mashu Mashu is open for lunch as well as Hope St Cafe...both very kid friendly...Miranda

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        LemonLauren RE: Ginsugirl Apr 26, 2009 04:10 AM

        i have always found the Terroni at Balmoral to be great for families!

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          peppermint pate RE: LemonLauren Apr 26, 2009 01:03 PM

          The Balmoral Terroni is amazing for families - but I'm not sure it synchs up with the ravines. Definitely not with Cedervale anyway - where is Nordheimer? Mashu Mashu was the first place I thought of - I picked up some lunch there last week and it was great.

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            Tatai RE: peppermint pate Apr 26, 2009 02:22 PM

            If I'm not mistaken, the north end of the Cedarvale ravine surfaces at the park around Ava Rd. and Strathearn. There's the whole strip of restaurants on Eglinton between Bathurst and Allen Rd., most of which are family-friendly.

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