The motto for the Toronto Parks, Recreation and Forestry Division is “A City Within A Park,” and we couldn’t agree more! Here are our favourite green spaces to escape to that’ll have you feeling like you’re on a sweet vacay.
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Glen Stewart Park
351 Glen Manor Dr, Toronto, ON M4E 2X8 | (416) 392-2489
This picturesque, shaded ravine park is a secluded paradise with its own boardwalk.
1 Brimley Rd. S, Bluffers Park, Scarborough, ON | (416) 338-0889
These otherworldly bluffs are a must see. Lake Ontario’s sparkling turquoise water will trick you into thinking you’re in the Caribbean.
Don Valley Brick Works Park
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8 | (416) 392-2489
Offering views on views, this gorgeous natural sanctuary was once a quarry. Can you believe?
Tommy Thompson Park/The Leslie Street Spit
1 Leslie St, Toronto, ON M4M 3M2 | (416) 661-6600
Another park with a surprising glow up, this 5km-long peninsula into Lake Ontario was built on soil excavated during the 1950s building boom in Toronto.
14 Temperance St, Toronto, ON M5H 1Y4 | (416) 392-7288
Currently closed for renovations, this exotic plant-filled conservatory is nothing short of magical. Keep an eye out for its reopening in 2022.
2595 Bloor St W, York, ON M6S 1S2 | (416) 338-4386
Get up close and personal with some marine wildlife at this picturesque waterway.