Heed the call of little ones this March Break at these kid-approved shops.
1 Silly Goose Kids is a beloved neighbourhood destination for imaginative minds who like to play dress up or spend hours “choo-chooing” at a train table.
2 A pirate ship dubbed the “Toy Ahoy” sums up the ambience at Treasure Island Toys, which features play stations including a train table, a Calico house and a Playmobil table.
3 Visit Scooter Girl Toys for classic toys and games, dollhouses, puppets and wooden puzzles alongside educational options like telescopes and science kits.
4 On a strip filled with fashion boutiques, Kol Kid is an unexpected gem. Retro toys such as a jack-in-the-box and wooden xylophone are in stock, as are plush animals—including ones by Monster Factory, games and wooden prams for dolls.
5 Snuggle up at Mabel’s Fables for story time. This cozy bookstore is a friendly place to discover new tomes or get reacquainted with an old favourite. The packed shop carries everything from picture books for babies to novels for young adults. —Linda Luong