Your kids may be more inclined to sippy cups than fine glassware, but that doesn't mean you are stuck in the land of ketchup soaked dinners until they hit 18. Toronto definitely has enough kid-friendly restaurants to get you through the picky years without making you have to sit next to a clown.
So your kids like pizza. Why not get them used to the real, authentic, neapolitan style pizza at Pizzeria Libretto? The pizza is doughy and wonderfully simple for your kid who only likes cheese and doesn't like vegetables. You may even be building a globe trotter or a gourmand through the excursion.
Or perhaps your kids like sports and television. Make the eye-glueing a bonding experience at Wayne Gretzky's. Raucous and fun, it is a great place to have lunch with the kids and let them blow off some steam all in the name of being a fan. And yes, there are chicken fingers (and bar drinks for you).
If your kids are more into hamburgers and hot dogs, let them expand their meaty repertoire with a visit to Roncesvalles' Barque Smokehouse. There is a kids lunch and brunch menu, where kids can try the brisket wrap and drink their milk out of a plastic cup with a straw. They will also have their own play dough, which was the original Fidget Spinner.
Expand your family horizons and let's chow down together.