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The Most Beautiful Parks in Toronto

October 3, 2017 by Anne Berkowitz
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This autumn, spend some time outdoors in one of Toronto’s many exquisite parks. You’ll want to take the time to have a hike or a picnic in one of these picturesque spots before it gets too cold…  and you’ll surely step up your social media game with a snap in some colorful foliage! Here are 5 of our favorite parks in the city of Toronto. If you need somewhere to warm up after your jaunt, be sure to check out the shows available nearby on TodayTix. You can bring the whole family to the park and a play!

1. High Park

High Park is Toronto’s largest and arguably most beloved park. The hilly, tree-clad oasis is perfect for an autumnal stroll. In addition to it’s naturally gorgeous wonders, High Park also hosts a zoo, cafe, museum, nature center, gardens, and an amphitheater where Canadian Stage produces their Shakespeare in High Park summer shows. The famous High Park is just west of Downton Toronto.

2. Trinity Bellwoods Park

Trinity Bellwoods Park is a lovely spot to play a game, watch the sunset, and spot a fabled white squirrel! It’s vast variety of both native and imported trees also means that fall brings a gorgeous display of colors. Trinity is also home to a number of cultural events, including a weekly farmer’s market, book fairs, and occasionally live performances. The public park is located in Toronto’s west end.

3. Don Valley Brick Works Park

Don Valley Brick Works, also known as Evergreen Brickworks, was a quarry and industrial site before it was restored to a city park and cultural center in 1994. While vestiges of it’s formal self still remain, the park is now home to a number of diverse habitats including a large meadow, a small forest, and 3 ponds in the Weston Family Quarry Garden. Don Valley Brick Works is known for promoting nature conservation and community. It makes for a fun and unusual outdoor adventure.

4. Rosetta McClain Gardens

This lovely, hidden park is located atop of the Scarborough Bluffs. While one of the main attractions of the park is it’s beautiful rose garden that blooms in spring, the Rosetta McClain Gardens also offer a gorgeous view of Lake Ontario and a well-maintained grounds that can be enjoyed any time of the year. The park is a wonderful, magical place to meditate, bird watch, and enjoy a little silence.

5. Sherwood Park

This woody park is home to many great running trails, hiking trails, picnic tables, and a large playground. It is also extremely dog friendly, with large spaces available for dogs to run off-leash. Sherwood Park is perhaps the most traditional park on our list and is the perfect autumnal haven away from city life.

Send us your favorite pictures from your park excursions on Twitter! Be sure to check out the shows available in Toronto on TodayTix.