A great free outing to do with the kids (especially on a rainy day) is a visit to a big box pet store.
Don't underestimate these! Some are amazing (PetSmart comes to mind) with rabbits, snakes, hamsters, fish, dogs, cats, ferrets, parrots and so on.
Small is also beautiful
Menagerie Pet Shop is a really cute one located at 549 Parliament (a five-minute walk from Riverdale Farm). NOTE: They will be closed on the Civic Holiday, Monday.
Since this pet shop is not bathed in neon light, it offers a more exotic experience. You can always count on reptiles, fish and large birds in the back.
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