My family (me, my husband, our 4 yr old chowpup) are planning a trip to Toronto for the end of August. I will do my due diligence wrt old posts and, I'm sure, will be back to you for advice about specific restaurants. In the meantime, please help me pick a neighborhood for restaurants.
We're either going to stay at the Four Seasons (Avenue Rd. and Bloor St.) or the Sheraton Centre (Queen St. and York St.) A big factor will be which works better for dinner. By dinner time with the 4 yr old, closer to the hotel is better, with a big preference for walking distance. Which area is likely to give us a bigger set of choices of restaurants that are chow-worthy, casual, and child-friendly early in the evening? We all like a wide variety of cuisines and we don't want mediocre "family" chains (not that anyone here would ever recommend such a thing!), but rather restaurants that you'd be happy to go to for a casual meal, even without a child, that just happen to be fine for kids.