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High Park, Toronto

4.7
#4 of 86 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. For High Park and beyond, use our Toronto trip builder to get the most from your Toronto vacation.
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  • We hear so much about the big parks in the middle of famous cities and most locals have never been to our own. Apart from the spectacular fall colors, there is so much to see, although the restaurant ...  more »
  • Love this park....great trails...paved or on dirt paths. Has a super cute zoo and an amazing gigantic wood fort for the kids. If you have a dog, it has an amazing off the leash area.  more »
  • One of the most beautiful park in Toronto to me, famous Sakura Trees in Spring, colorful Fall, Lakeside Play in Summer or White snow winter, plus mini Zoo within the park, it's fun for family.  more »
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  • This park is beautiful and magical looking. Some of the best sights were the ponds and the giant maple leaf garden. The zoo is small, but there's still a good selection of animals to look at. Lots of paths around the park where you can get lost and explore for fun. The park is quite old but still fun for kids to play. Would definitely recommend bringing family or friends here.
  • High Park was a large and beautiful park to relax and explore in Toronto. There was a small zoo to walk through that was free and had various animals like bison, peacocks, horned sheep, llamas, etc. I especially loved walking the trails through the park and along the pond. There were plenty of large mature trees and the whole space was beautiful. It was so quiet and lovely and didn’t feel like you were in the middle of the city – definitely a great escape into nature from the concrete jungle! I also loved the garden area that was shaped like a maple leaf and there were great views and photo opportunities of it from the top of the sloped hill overlooking it. The park was easily accessible by public transit and there was a café and washrooms on site, along with other activities, sports and services. I had an afternoon well spent at High Park and would definitely recommend it.
  • This park is now readily accessible by Toronto's metro/subway system [even though it was first opened about 140 years ago!@!].. The park covers more than 400 acres...the largest park located all in Toronto. There are some very peaceful forest like areas in which nature an be experienced! In the Spring, many very beautiful cherry blossoms can be seen [a little like Japan or Washington DC]. Entrance to the park is free [as per the donor's request}. I hope that this review has been helpful.
  • Amazing place for all types of people. Truly a GEM in our a city and a must see for visitors. Also, has the best dog park I have come across. On warning is that there are coyotes present. They are not usually menacing toward humans, but dog owners should read the caution signs and understand how to react and more importantly - control their dog(s) and have good recall when off leash.
  • High Park is beautiful in the spring when the cherry blossoms bloom. The flowers never fail to impress. The animals in the little animal park are really cute. This green space is a fairly large retreat from a dense concrete juggle. It is a great place to enjoy a picnic or afternoon tea.
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