Toronto is one the greenest big cities in the world. Here are some of the city’s best parks in different neighbourhoods.
One of the largest parks that is centrally located in the city’s West end. This urban park has extensive natural areas with maintained parkland, recreational facilities and popular attractions for a unique experience that can be enjoyed year-round. High Park is home to many species of wildlife and rare plant species. This park features: Natural areas and walking trails, sports facilities, historic Hillside Gardens, Children’s Garden, Grenadier Pond and High Park Zoo. Did I mention that the park has a large collection of Japanese cherry trees? These trees come into bloom every spring and draw visitors from across the city!
Toronto Island Park
This park is located in Lake Ontario in the Waterfront Communities. It takes only a 13 minutes ride in a ferry or water taxi to get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city. The cool thing about the island is that you can walk from one end of the Island to the other because the group of islands are inter-connected by pathways and bridges. You can walk, run or take your bike on the island. Visit the 200-year-old lighthouse or the trout pond or have a coffee or beer at one of the restaurants. There are beaches on the island as well. Traveling with children? Visit the Centreville amusement park.
Humber Bay Park
Humber Bay Shores Park is a waterfront park located in Etobicoke and the community of Mimico. The park is located on Lakeshore Boulevard West, and is open to the public every day, all year round. It is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the picturesque view of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline! The gardens also feature a boardwalk and gazebo. The park is part of a string of parks along the Etobicoke Lakeshore district that are connected by the Martin Goodman Trail. This park also features one of the city’s best bird-watching spots and Butterfly Habitats. Don’t be surprise if you see a variety of native butterfly species!
The Scarborough Bluffs or The Bluffs, is an escarpment in the Scarborough district of Toronto. This geologically significant feature of “white cliffs” stretches 15km along the Lake Ontario shoreline. It was formed by natural wind and water erosion from Lake Ontario. Bluffers Park is the only one with beach access among other eight parks along the bluffs. The Bluffs have become a community meeting place for people of all ages. They feature various recreational hiking and walking trails as well as picnic tables, firepits, places to pitch a tent, parking lots, a “Bluffers Restaurant”, and a large marina and boating club.
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