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High Park, Toronto

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#4 of 55 in Parks in Toronto
Wander around the 161 hectare (400 acre) High Park, the largest park within the city limits. Amenities include an area consisting of a large pond, gardens, a zoo, and fields developed for games and picnicking, along with a rare example of unspoiled oak savanna. Take a ride around the park on the trackless train that circles the site for an overview of the different areas. A cafe here offers coffee and refreshments. If you're visiting on a weekend, you may be able to make a purchase from the organic produce market. Use our Toronto itinerary maker to add High Park and other attractions to your Toronto vacation plans.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Is a large public park with beautiful landscapes and very green. Has a great playground for the kids, a lake where people practice fishing, a mini zoo, and a corridor of cherry trees that in the right time is very beautiful flower! We went to subway, has a station close to the entrance to the park but from the entrance to the main attractions is a long walk. Due to the size of the Park even has a little train that runs around and keep an eye on the maps spread out to find. In the summer take water, a snack and sunscreen! Toilets in the Park we find just the chemicals. If you have some free time to spare and want to walk in the middle of the Green is worth it.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We came here during Cherry Blossom season which is around the spring. During this time, the park was littered with people taking pictures of the blooming cherry blossoms. Parking can be a problem at t...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I had visited High Park as a child and when I lived in TO. You don't realize the history or how big it is. It was a lovely sunny hot day and a good day for a visit here with my family. Great place to ...  more »
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  • June 9, 2017
    Beautiful place to go in sprint summer and autumn and in winter if you love snow and the cold. Beautiful scenery and lots of trees and parks around. Be ready to walk or if you are tired there are benches kept to rest and spend sometime sitting there. There is a restaurant where you can have food drinks and hot chocolate and fries there is pretty famous although it's a bit expensive. Nice place to spend time with family and loved ones. Also a great place to click lots of pictures. Nature lovers will love this place.
  • June 26, 2017
    High Park Zoo I have been to other parts of the park but just recently visited the 'zoo'. The pens are not kept very well. All of the poor animals are in muddy little enclosures. I know it has been raining but the pens could really have a better design. Since it is so small you would think that more attention and resources could be given to the enclosures. It could be a beautiful little area if some new ideas implemented in the pen designs. How long have they been like this?? I wouldn't really recommend this as a destination. Maybe to walk by since you are already in the area...
  • March 10, 2017
    The High Park is very a large, comfortable and fun place to go for all ages. The park is always surrounded with interesting and pleasing nature. The openness of the area is very appealing. The many large trees all around protect the freshness and positive feeling of the park. It is always clean and lovable for all visitors. There are many roads, areas and pathways for all to use. Anyone can drive through, walk through, or exercise through any area of the park. The many pathways embrace people into the colourful and enjoyable sight. It has many clear, bright sociable spots where entertaining events may happen at any time. And through the south end of the park there are many pathways which combine themselves to the Lake Shore and Lake Ontario. That is also very pleasurable. The most positive attribute about this park is that it is continuously well secured and attended to every day. Anyone will usually feel relaxed and pleased when leaving High Park. I love it.
  • June 17, 2017
    A fantastic park in downtown Toronto. An historic pond, a zoo, walking paths,lots of picnic areas for big and small groups. There's the Grenadier restaurant which has really good food. During the summer there's Shakespeare in the park. Cherry blossoms in the spring. What more could you ask for.
  • June 17, 2017
    Beautiful parks to wander through, and explore. Outdoor sports areas, and a little zoo with about 10 different types of animals, including alpacas and bison. Well maintained gardens, and lots of greenery. Excellent place to go for a bike ride, or to walk the dog in the off-leash park. Skating arenas in the winter are well taken care of.

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