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High Park

An enormous green space in the city with something for all the family.

Spread out over more than 150 hectares – the biggest green space within Toronto's city limits – this is the place to go to observe wildlife, wander through an endangered ecosystem, get some exercise at one of the sports areas, or enjoy a leisurely picnic. An adventure playground and zoo are in place to make sure the kids stay smiling too.

There is a lot going on in this park and, once you see it for yourself, you’ll understand why there are guided tours of the grounds twice a month (first and third Sundays). The park owes its existence to John George Howard, an architect born in Britain who donated the land to the City of Toronto as a recreational area for the public.

One of the most striking features of the space is the range of natural habitats it encompasses. These include woodland, wetland and prairie, keeping every kind of wildlife enthusiast happy. The most important area from an ecological point of view is the black oak savannah. This endangered ecosystem once covered the landscape of southern Ontario, but the small portion that has been preserved in the park is all that is left today. Bird-lovers should head to Grenadier Pond to meet and greet the local cormorants and geese.

High Park is a favourite place for locals to come and play sports. There are a good range of facilities here, including tennis courts, baseball diamonds, football pitches and an outdoor swimming pool which is open during the summer. In wintertime there is an open-air skating rink.

18 designated picnic spots invite you to flaunt your hampers; just keep an eye out for the numbered wooden poles that mark them. Grenadier Café is also a safe bet if you don’t feel like packing a picnic.

There’s plenty for the kids here too. Jamie Bell Adventure Playground is a great play area, while the bison, yak and deer grazing in High Park Zoo are sure to capture any child’s attention.

The park puts on events such as Dream in High Park in the summer during which you can catch Shakespeare plays at the amphitheatre. Check the Canadian Stage Company website for more details.

The park is always open although some facilities, like the zoo, close at night. Free parking is available during the day. Buses, streetcars and the subway all come here too.


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Perfect Blend of Old & New
Perfect Blend of Old & New

Perfect Blend of Old & New

224 Geoffrey St, Toronto, ON
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in High Park-Swansea, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lake Ontario, High Park and Queen Street. Bloor West Village and Medieval Times are also within 3 miles (5 km). Howard Park Ave at Parkside Dr East Side Stop and High Park Loop are within a 5-minute walk.

    Toronto Sophisticated Studio
    Toronto Sophisticated Studio

    Toronto Sophisticated Studio

    Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in High Park North, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of High Park and Bloor West Village. Queen Street and Medieval Times are also within 3 miles (5 km). High Park Station is only a 5-minute walk and Keele Station is 10 minutes.

      Spacious Family Condo In Swansea, Toronto
      Spacious Family Condo In Swansea, Toronto

      Spacious Family Condo In Swansea, Toronto

      Southport Street, Toronto, ON
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Swansea, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lake Ontario, High Park and Bloor West Village. Queen Street and Medieval Times are also within 3 miles (5 km). The Queensway at Windermere Ave West Side Stop is only a 4-minute walk and The Queensway at Windermere Ave East Side Stop is 6 minutes.

        QuickStay - Stunning City Retreat (5-Bedroom House)
        QuickStay - Stunning City Retreat (5-Bedroom House)

        QuickStay - Stunning City Retreat (5-Bedroom House)

        107 Sunnyside Avenue, Toronto, ON
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Roncesvalles Village, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Queen Street and High Park. Medieval Times and Bloor West Village are also within 2 miles (3 km). Sunnyside Loop and Roncesvalles Ave at Marion St South Side Stop are within a 5-minute walk.

          Lavish 4BR House with Ravine Backyard
          Lavish 4BR House with Ravine Backyard

          Lavish 4BR House with Ravine Backyard

          64 S Kingsway, Toronto, ON
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Swansea, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lake Ontario, High Park and Bloor West Village. Queen Street and Medieval Times are also within 3 miles (5 km). The Queensway at South Kingsway Stop is 8 minutes by foot and The Queensway at Windermere Ave West Side Stop is 9 minutes.

            High Park Spacious & Bright Studio
            High Park Spacious & Bright Studio

            High Park Spacious & Bright Studio

            Hillsview Avenue, Toronto, ON
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in High Park North, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of High Park, Bloor West Village and Queen Street. Lake Ontario and Trinity Bellwoods Park are also within 3 miles (5 km). Keele Station is 14 minutes by foot and High Park Station is 14 minutes.

              Howard Johnson by Wyndham Toronto Downtown West
              Howard Johnson by Wyndham Toronto Downtown West

              Howard Johnson by Wyndham Toronto Downtown West

              14 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Parkdale, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Queen Street and High Park. Medieval Times and BMO Field are also within 2 miles (3 km). Roncesvalles Ave at Queen St West North Side Stop and Queen St West at Roncesvalles Ave Stop are within a 2-minute walk.

                West Queen West Hotel
                West Queen West Hotel

                West Queen West Hotel

                1521 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Parkdale, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lake Ontario, High Park and Queen Street. Medieval Times and BMO Field are also within 2 miles (3 km). Queen St West at Beaty Ave Stop and Queen St West at Sorauren Ave Stop are within a 2-minute walk.