9 Nostalgic Places To Visit In Ontario That Will Whisk You Back To Your Childhood

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Ontario Associate Editor
Ontario's Nostalgic Places Will Transport You Back To Your Childhood

Take a walk down memory lane this summer by visiting some super nostalgic destinations across the province. You can find tons of places that allow you to relive some of your favourite childhood moments. From themed diners to charming towns, you'll feel like a kid again at these spots. Put on your hair scrunchies and fanny packs and take a trip to Ontario's nostalgic places.

If you've been longing for the good old days, it's time to add some of these destinations to your bucket list.

Ontario has several spots that will transport you back in time. 

The Electric Diner is a recently opened '80s themed eatery in Hamilton.

From the neon 'Save Ferris' sign to the pancakes doused in Lucky Charms, this venue screams nostalgia.

Speaking of lucky charms, you can enjoy your favourite childhood breakfast in dessert form at the JAM Cereal pop up in Toronto this summer. 

Sip the season away with cereal-infused milkshakes that come in flavours like Frosted Flakes and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

The Niagara Speedway is opening this week, and you can pretend you're in a real-life Mario game as you zoom along the elevated tracks.

Call up your childhood friends and head out to these places that will fill you with nostalgia.

Electric Diner

Price: Prices vary

Address: 96 George St., Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Step into the '80s at this diner that serves movie-themed cocktails and lucky charm pancakes. The patio is currently open for dining.


Price: $4 per sticker

Address: 677 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Chances are, you probably owned an impressive sticker collection back in the day. You can relive this childhood hobby at this massive sticker store that sells all sorts of fun designs.

Niagara Speedway

Price: $12 per driver, $4 per rider

When: Opening June 26, 2020

Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: Niagara's go-kart track will bring your favourite Nintendo game to life as you zoom along elevated roads reminiscent of Mario.

Red Door Provisions

Price: $4.25

Address: 117 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This bakery sells homemade pop tarts that allow you to relive your mornings as a kid.


Address: Unionville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Live like Lorelai and Rory as you wander down the main street of this charming village where the nostalgic Gilmore Girls was filmed.

Mustang Drive-In

Price: $15 per adult

Address: 5012 Jones Baseline, Guelph, ON

Why You Need To Go: Depending on the day, you can catch some nostalgic films like Grease and Beetlejuice at this retro movie theatre.

Winnie The Pooh Statue

Price: Free

Address: 102 Durham St., White River, ON

Why You Need To Go: Winnie The Pooh, the cuddly, iconic storybook teddy was actually based on a real-life bear from Ontario. You can visit a colourful statue in the bear's honour.

JAM Cereal

Price: $10 per shake

When: Friday - Sunday, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Address: 1184 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This cereal-infused pop up lets you enjoy nostalgic cereals in milkshake form.


Price: $3.35 + for food

Address: 8825 ON-11, Orillia, ON

Why You Need To Go: Pretty much every summer road trip involved a stop at Webers. You can enjoy iconic burgers, fries, milkshakes, and more from this converted train.

Madeline Forsyth
Ontario Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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