Summer in Toronto is coming. With high temperatures and intense sunlight, the green parks in Toronto will be a top destination for tourists and locals.
Christie Pits Park – Toronto
Christie Pits is a gigantic park located right in the middle of the city. Get off at Christie metro station and go to the path leading down to the park. Known for its numerous sports facilities, Christie Pits is a great spot for baseball fans thanks to its three baseball diamonds. Families gather to enjoy the outdoor pool in summer, while winter attracts tobogganers from across the city, ready to tackle the giant hills.
High Park – The best park in Toronto
This is the most famous park in Toronto. Similar to New York’s Central Park, High Park is the city’s largest public park and most accessible. Located just down the street from the High Park MRT station, it’s easy to get off the train and head straight into the rolling hills. High Park is also a popular spot for viewing the cherry blossoms in spring.
Bluffer’s Park Toronto
A favorite for those on the West end, a stroll through stunning Bluffer’s Park can leave you feeling like you’ve left the city altogether. Surrounded by the towering Scarborough Bluff cliffs, you’ll find one of the city’s most unspoiled beaches here. It’s also the perfect place to picnic in the summer and also great for surfing in the icy winter.
Outdoor enthusiasts can also lace up their hiking boots and hit the trails, as there are plenty of options complete with Instagram highlights.
Riverdale Park East
Nestled on the city’s east side, this park offers excellent views of Toronto thanks to its high hilltop location. The location is ideal for photographers looking to capture landscapes and wildlife photography. There is even a small farm in the park with several animals, including sheep, pigs and pony. There’s also a wading pool to escape the summer heat and a sizable leash dog park for four-legged friends.
Rouge National Urban Park
Rouge Park was Canada’s first national urban park and a great place to return to nature. With paths spanning more than 40 kilometers (25 miles), you can enjoy full-day hiking here, camping, fishing and even swimming at the hidden little beach.
While it may feel like a world away, Rouge Park is only about 30 minutes from downtown Toronto, thanks to its public transportation system.
Coronation Park Toronto
This picturesque park is on the waterfront with sweeping views of the sailing boats docked in the harbor. Take a picnic with the group – made easy by the on-site BBQ pits to grill or keep delicious food during the cooler months – or stay active at our bocce, tennis and two basketball courts park.
Trinity Bellwoods Park
Although Trinity Bellwoods Park is usually crowded during the summer, something about the buzz of people enjoying the weather makes this park fun instead of crowded. Its location – right on the famous Queen Street West – makes it the perfect place to combine a day of shopping and a picnic with friends, and on any given day, you can catch an art installation art, a beer garden, a basketball game, or an ongoing book fair.