A cool and rainy day had us seeking another indoor play space. This time to the City of Toronto’s Playground Paradise at Flemingdon Community Centre.
Located off Don Mills Rd south of Eglington, this two-story room features a massive well-used (but clean) structure of connecting slides, tunnels, bridges and mesh ladders to keep the 12-and-unders (and the odd adult) busy and challenged. (Yes, I may have climbed and squeezed my way through to a tentative toddler. It’s possible, and a bit fun.)
Not into the heights? On floor level, you’ll find a ball pit, other small-scale plastic climbing areas and mats for the younger ones, and some big foam building blocks.
We were there at 9:30 am opening on a weekday. It was beautifully quiet. (It can hit capacity on the weekends.) We also found it quite bright (floor-to-ceiling translucent windows let light in) and tidy (no small or ride-on toys to trip over). If indoor playspaces are your thing, it’s worth checking out.
Getting there: Off Don Mills Rd, go east on Gateway then onto Grenoble Dr. Free parking lot. On TTC, from Broadview Station, take the 100 Flemingdon Park and get off at Spanbridge Farside.
Low-down: Open to kids 12-and-under with caregiver. $2.50 per walking child. No shoes. Socks for everyone. Lots of two-hour pockets on Mon, Wed and Fri, plus weekends. Check out the drop-in schedule. They also do birthday parties.
Snacks: Yes, bring them and eat them outside the playground. Benches, no table and chairs. Water fountain.
Bathrooms: Yes and baby change table in family washroom.
Play outside: There is a playground at the back and a splash pad on the side.
Flemingdon Community Centre Playground Paradise
150 Grenoble Drive