In April I am heading 'home' to Toronto for a 3 week visit alone with my 2 little ones(6 and3) and since I moved away almost 15 years ago, I'm not up-to-date on the traffic I hear about these days! I go back every few years but never alone with kiddies:)
I land at 3pm, will rent a car so I will be leaving yyz around 4:30 with 2 very tired kids as it'll be 10:30pm our time and a 12 hour day travelling.
I'm in no rush to get into the city and was planning a downtown hotel the first night anyway. Now I'm re-thinking a hotel closer to the airport. I've promised my kids a swimming pool, a yummy dinner and a trip to a toy shop(Walmart or anything will do) to buy a few new things for the upcoming few weeks at friends and family.
So finally my question-is it silly to venture into the city at 4.30-5 or shoud we stay further out and make the journey in the next day? If so, where should I look? Etobicoke or Missisauga? Any hotels with some reasonable kids shops very near by, maybe even walking distance? And good pool, and kid friendly restaurants. A tall order perhaps!
Many many thanks! Looking forward to showing my kids where I grew up!Edited: 06 February 2014, 13:45