Now that more than 10 Million people in Ontario aged 12 and up have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose, including almost 80% of adults so far, public health restrictions are starting to loosen (though not disappear) and businesses in Toronto are slowly beginning to reopen. However, things will continue to look different than they did pre-covid. Businesses have had to pivot and implement all sorts of new strategies for keeping our city safe and healthy.

Ontario has just entered Stage 3 of the 2021 reopening plan, described as “expanding access to indoor settings, with restrictions, including where there are larger numbers of people and where face coverings can’t always be worn”. Further information by the Ontario government is available here.

Here are some links to keep you informed about what is opening, and what safety measures are being put in place:


Beaches – Toronto’s swimming beaches are open for the 2021. More information here, and be sure to check water conditions before you go here.

Riverdale Farm – Open with reduced capacity, indoor spaces open on July 26, with free admission every day. More information here.

Splash pads – Open for the 2021 season. Kidstown Water Park opens on August 5. More information here.

Wading Pools – Open for the 2021 season. More information here.

Outdoor Pools – Open for the 2021 season with reduced capacity and optional reservation system. More information here.

Toronto Public Library – Branches are open with occupancy limits increasing on July 19, but closed on Sundays. More information here.

Historical Museums – Outdoor-only walking tours of four City-run museums are being offered in July & August 2021 – Fort York, Spadina Museum, Colbourne Lodge and Todmorden Mills. More information here.

Major Attractions

Canada’s Wonderland – Opened July 7. More information here.

Centreville Amusement Park (on Centre Island) – Opened July 9. More information here.

CN Tower – Reopening July 23. More information here.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre – Opened July 23. More information here.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – Reopens July 24. More information here.

Wet’n’Wild Toronto – Opened July 7. More information here.


Aga Khan Museum – Reopening July 25. More information here.

AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) – Reopening on July 21. More information here.

Bata Shoe Museum – Reopening on July 21. More information here.

Black Creek Pioneer Village – Reopening on August 15. More information here.

Casa Loma – Reopening July 21. More information here.

Hockey Hall of Fame – Reopening on July 30. More information here.

Gardiner Museum – The ceramic museum has pivoted to free outdoor activities and exhibits for the summer. More information here.

Little Canada – This brand-new miniature museum opens on August 5. More information here.

Museum of Illusions – Reopening July 16. More information here.

Ontario Science Centre – Reopens to the public August 4, with two member-preview weekends on July 24-25 and July 31-August 2. More information here.

ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) – Reopening on July 17. More information here.

Toronto Railway Museum – Mini train runs on weekends only for 2021, and the museum housed in the John Street Roundhouse opens July 21. Gift shop and train simulator closed for 2021 season. More information here.


African Lion Safari – Opened June 11. More information here.

High Park Zoo – Opened its outdoor spaces June 18, with free admission every day. More information here.

The Toronto Zoo – Indoor pavilions opened with limited capacity on July 16. Get more information here.

Family-Friendly Businesses

Cineplex Movie Theatres – Movie theatres reopened July 16, including The Rec Room and Playdium locations across the province. More information here.

Medieval Times – The dinner show in Exhibition Place returns on July 29. More information here.

Skyzone – Reopening July 17. More information here.

Sports Teams

Toronto Blue Jays – The bluebirds are coming back home on July 30 after playing in Dunedin and Buffalo for the first half of the 2021 season. Health & safety information for Rogers Centre will be updated here.

Toronto Argonauts – The CFL 2021 Season is on after cancelling last year. The Argos’ first home game is on August 21. Visitor information for BMO Field here.

Toronto FC Soccer – TFC had their first game back home on July 17 after playing in Orlando for the start of the 2021 season. Visitor information for BMO Field here.


Toronto Caribbean Carnival (formerly known as Caribana) – Pivoted to food truck event.  More information here.

CNE – The Ex is cancelled for 2021.

Word on the Street Festival – WOTS has pivoted to Summer Spectacular virtual experiences. More information here.

While it is our desire at Family Fun Toronto to provide you with information and options for having fun in the GTA, we encourage you to take the recommended public health measure seriously. Please continue to practice social distancing during these stages and make responsible decisions for your family and the people around you.