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High Park, Toronto

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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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  • Park in the city centre, very large although not well maintained in all areas. Still enjoyable for an afternoon
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  • High Park is very large. It has several walkways and paths and a lovely little lake in the centre. There is a petting zoo , and a restaurant. Easily accessible by TTC, it is a great spot for people wa...  more »
  • There is very little that can be said about this place other than that it is an oasis! If you get a chance you should go for many walks - just avoid the dog area because the smell is quite strong.  more »
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  • There is nothing else like beautiful High Park. It is timeless. Thankfully, the City has recently again permitted ice skating on Grenadier Pond, pending safe conditions. But...there hasn't been a City boat rental on the Pond in almost 30 years! We need to get that back: paddle boats, canoes, kayaks. Getting out onto the Pond for a paddle was one of the best things about High Park up to the end of the 80s. The zoo is another favorite place to stroll. Love this park!
  • Beautiful park! Many trails to explore as well paths for running! Has a mini zoo and cafes located within the park. The swimming pool is perfect for summer days and large open fields to just relax! During the spring when the Cherry trees bloom the park becomes a tourist site as well as during the fall when leaves turn, giving the park a gorgeous watm feeling. Perfect place for wedding photos or photo shoots in general. Highly recommend taking a first date through this park!
  • Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. You will need more than a day to fully enjoy all the benefits of this park. If you don't feel like walking or biking, hop on the little train that gives you a 30 min tour. So many things at this park it's hard to mention them all.
  • Very cool for a city park. Went in Autumn, I'm sure the plantlife is more impressive in Spring and Summer, but I was excited to see vast expanses of Stinging Nettle (just don't leave the trail and run through it)! Didn't explore fully but stopped in the cafe and had a nice walk around a few trails
  • This is a lovely area of Toronto. This very large park is a nice reprieve from the city. There are recreational activities, off leash areas for dogs, kids activities and plenty of scenic walking trails. My kids and I used to eat at the little cafe in the middle of the park. It was a great spot with a very reasonable breakfast that was tasty. Also, the park is located near the Lakeshore West area and Bloor West. Both are nice areas of Toronto to explore as well.

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Most visitors stay in the historic neighborhood of Old Toronto, as the central district offers unparalleled access to the best attractions in the city and several metro stations within walking distance. If you're looking for a different taste of Toronto, stay in the trendy neighborhoods of West Queen West or King West Village, popular for their nightlife, arts, and cafe scenes. You can embrace Toronto's multicultural charms by staying in Chinatown, perhaps the city's best location for foodies.
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