Monkey Magoo Indoor Playground

It had been over two years since our last visit to Monkey Magoo’s on Kingston Rd just past Victoria Park. And how little it has changed. (This is a good thing!) As we all know, indoor play spaces can get played out quickly. Not here. Clean, lots of natural light and friendly staff.

Although there isn’t a lot of open space to run and ride on the many four-wheeled toys, there is a great selection of activities. Lots of play houses, a mini train track and a slide-and-ballpit. We know it was a good visit when the toddler in TOw spent most of the time exploring and not asking for mom to play.


Getting there: At the corner of Kingston Rd and Fallingbrook Rd. just east of Victoria Park. Green P to the west ($1 per half-hour). Paid street parking in the area ($1.50 per hour.) Some free residential parking in the hood. Stroller-friendly – no stairs, no ramps.

Cost: Drop in play is $7 plus tax per child ($5.50 for each additional child/under 1 are free.) Savings if you buy 10-visits or three-month memberships. Check the site before you go, especially on the weekends, as it may close for private parties.

Baby-friendly: Although it is for 6-and-unders (they also offer some after-school programs), the sweet spot is probably 1-3 years. For those with wee ones in TOw, there is a baby zone cordoned off by walls (the perfect size for cruising) in the centre and a comfy couch and crib in the corner.

Potty time: Two bathrooms on the main floor, with kid-sized seat and a baby change table.

Snacks time: A kitchen area with kid- and adult-sized tables and chairs for (nut-free) snacks right next to the play space. Also a great spot for parents and caregivers who may need to pause for sip of complimentary coffee and tea while watching the little ones.

Park time: Blantyre Park and outdoor pool is walkable – just north along Fallingbrook Rd.


1212 Kingston Rd.
(3 blocks east of Victoria Park)