Enjoy the Perfect Holiday at Manulife Centre

Before your children get restless this holiday season, be sure to bring the family to Manulife Centre to make some memories. Here are some ideas for a whole day spent at Manulife Centre that will keep the whole family entertained while school’s out.

10 AM

Drive to Bay and Bloor and park underground at Manulife Centre via the entrance on Charles Street. Be sure to follow the signage to access our complimentary valet service so you can spend more time having fun with your family instead of searching for a parking spot.

10:30 AM

Head straight to our Concourse Level to access Indigo, quickly stopping at Starbucks for your morning fuel. The kids will be entertained for hours in their robust kids section downstairs while parents can take turns browsing Indigo’s varied books and lifestyle products that are sure to inspire for the year ahead.

12 PM

Exit Indigo via their Manulife Centre entrance on their upper level and turn left, walking through our First Floor toward Eataly Toronto. Head up the escalator past their custom mural that celebrates our city’s diversity to access their exciting food hall, multiple restaurants and countless food counters. If yours is a foodie family, Eataly is sure to keep them entertained (and well fed) for hours. We recommend La Pizza e Le Pasta for an excellent family-friendly menu and don’t miss the Gelato counter for a special treat to cap off your Eataly Toronto experience.


Now that the family is fed and watered, walk back through the centre (stopping at brilliant shops like Over the Rainbow, Ron White Shoes and Bay Bloor Radio, of course!) and up the escalator to our Second Level where you will find the Cineplex Varsity & VIP Cinema where you will be able to take in one of the many holiday matinees that will be on show. CATS, Jumanji: The Next Level, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Frozen 2 (if you haven’t seen it yet!) are some of our favourite family-friendly picks for this holiday season.


Stop by Guest Services on our Concourse Level on your way out (you will need to take the North Elevator down to P1 to retrieve your vehicle from Valet) to have your parking validated with your $50 or more purchase from Indigo, Eataly, or any of our other retailers to receive 2 hours of your parking for free.


Enjoying a family day at Manulife Centre? Be sure to tag your photos on social media using #itsallhereMLC.

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