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Best of Mat Leave Map – 2018/19

Fitness

Thank you to everyone who shared their favourite mat leave resources, businesses and people! It is very much appreciated! Without further adieu here are the top picks for this year:

Family friendly restaurants

Amsterdam Brewery Barrel House

Lazy Daisy’s

The Peacock

Scaddabush

United Dairy Bakery

Via Mercanti

Starving Artist

Souk Tabule

House on Parliament

Hype Food Co.

Rec Room

Greenwood

St James Gate

Via Napoli

The Porch Light

Jack Astors

Stone Lion

Cafe Cocoro

Tori’s Bakeshop

Pizzeria Libretto

 

Baby music class

Rainbow Songs

Little Rebels

Little Voices Dancing Feet

Gladstone Library

Jill & the Beanstalk

Fun with Music Together

Making Music Together

 

Best mom and baby fitness

Tribe Fitness

Toronto Yoga Mamas

Jill & the Beanstalk

Belly Bootcamp

Pink Studio

FitMom

North Movement

Mommy and Baby Fitness Markham/Scarborough

The Belle Method

Baby Mama Fitness

 

Best place to buy baby gear

Macklem’s

Amazon

August Kinn

Marlene’s Baby

Baby on the Hip

West Coast Kids

Snugglebugz

Facebook Marketplace

 

Best drop-in centre for babies

Artscape on Shaw Street

Jump for Joy

Gymboree

Cornell library

Bizzy bee

Oaks’n’Acorns

Pape Public School

 

Best library to take babies

Runnymede

Jones

Annette

City Place

Walter Stewart

Trace Manes

Beaches

Main Street

 

Best mom group

Brew Babies

Nutmeg Moms

Mom’s Corner

ETYMV on Facebook

MomsTO

Mommy Connections

South Leaside Moms Group

Healthy Moms

 

Best park to take babies

Christie Pits

CN Tower Indoor Playground

Monarch Park

Gledhill Park

Riverdale Farm

June Rowlands

High Park

Kew Gardens

Withrow

 

Best swimming pool for babies

Trinity Bellwoods

Pam McConnell Aquatic Centre

Agincourt

Memorial

Trinity Bellwoods

Cornell

Birchmount

Riverdale outdoor

Morningside Olympic Pool

 

Best baby class you’d recommend to others

Living and Learning with Baby by Toronto Public Health

Your Smart Hands

Mom and baby yoga at Memorial Community Centre

My Gym Markham

 

Best place to buy maternity/nursing clothes

Value Village

H & M

Bravado

EvyMama

Ani & Wren

B to B Maternity

Just buy bigger sizes!

Broad Lingerie

 

The one place other moms should go on mat leave

Distillery District Christmas Market

Evergreen Brickworks

B Side Beauty – Mama Tuesday

Riverdale Farm

Ravine walk to Evergreen Brickworks

Cherry Blossoms at High Park

Toronto museums like ROM, AGO as all have baby programs

 

Best pediatrician

Dr. Deena Savlov at Kindercare

KidCrew

Dr. Preeti Jain

Dr. Taylor at Clairhurst Pediatrics

 

Best lactation consultant

Mary Lynn Biener

Sunnybrook Clinic

Shelly Plewes at Victoria Park Breastfeeding clinic

St. Michael’s Hospital lactation clinic

Angela Grant Buechner

Anne-Marie Desjardins

Rose LeBlanc

Taya Griffin

Sasha at Michael Garron

 

Best baby sleep consultant

Taking Cara Babies

Catherine Wright at MotherHand

Sasha Rennick

My Sleeping Baby

 

Best postpartum wellness physiotherapist

Sandra Ghaly

Beth Safarian

Melissa Wong at Markham Pelvic Health

Lamiya Zaidi at Toronto Yoga Mamas

 

Best family financial advisor

Debbie Mendalson

Sheelah McNeil at Investors Group

Kind Wealth

 

Best family photographer

Neville Park Photography

Alex Wesson

Photos by LAM

Krystal Robson

Camilla Pucholt

Jen Allison

Taleen Pileggi

Paula Barbosa Photography

Scarlet O’Neil

Tori Nichole Photography

 

Best career coach for moms

Allison Venditti

Lisa Da Rocha

Momfidant

 

Best local baby food company

Fragola

Organic Yum Yums

 

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