High Park, Toronto

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  • Address: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3, Canada
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-4163380338
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Play Ground, Cafe, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
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About High Park, Toronto

Toronto’s favourite nature retreat is 161 hectares of hilly and wooded land with two ravines running north to south. It was opened in 1876 and now has lots of recreation facilities - playgrounds, picnic areas, off-leash areas for dogs, paved and unpaved trails, a free to use swimming complex, a winter ice hockey ice rink, tennis courts and baseball diamonds. Outside of this usual fare the park also has:

  • Colborne Lodge: A historical museum in a 19th century building.
  • Gardens: So many types of gardens! Rock, hanging, ornamental, flower Japanese, sculpture, and children’s.
  • Grenadier Cafe

The small but adorable High Park Zoo, established in 1893, is free to visit, and its 11 paddocks house various domesticable species such as bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle, wallabies, emus and barbary sheep. It receives over half a million visitors every year thanks to its location in the park.

In summer watch out for events like Shakespeare in High Park in the park's amphitheatre. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Toronto Itinerary 7 Days.

High Park Information

  • Check the park’s event calendar on the park website.
  • The park has a map on its website with a detailed legend highlighting its attractions.
  • Cycling not allowed on unpaved paths.

High Park Opening and Closing Hours

  • High Park Zoo: 7am - sunset

How To reach High Park by Public Transport

  • Buses 301, 501 stop The Queensway at Colborne Lodge Dr West Side.
  • Subway 2 stop High Park.
  • Buses 506 stop High Park Loop.
  • Bus 300 stop Bloor St West at Parkside Dr.

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Things to Know Before Visiting High Park

  • 68.03% of people who visit Toronto include High Park in their plan

  • 33.19% of people plan their visit to High Park between 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see High Park

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

91.64% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting High Park

People normally club together Art Gallery Of Ontario Or A G O and Scarborough Bluffs while planning their visit to High Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

High Park, Toronto Reviews

  • It's a beautiful park indeed. I grew up spending many summer days exploring this park. It's a great place to go during the summertime if you want to go for a long walk or have a picnic with family/friends. I'm not exactly sure what goes on here during the winter months? Probably not a whole lot. Anyhow, the cherry blossoms during the early spring, and the the fall colors, all make this park quite a special place to experience within the city. It reminds me of the fact that we need more trees lining the streets in Toronto!

  • One of the greatest off leash parks I know of. Big open space and blocked off with fence. Most of the dogs and doggy humans that comes here are very friendly. There is also a little stream and pool that dogs can jump into. You can take your dog off leash hiking as well. Open all year long. There is more to the park then just the dog off leash section. Area to play softball, baseball, basketball. There is an outdoor pool open in warm weather. A lot of green space, and lake view available as well. Great place to come to see nature at its finest. A lot of free parking as well.

  • This park is great all around. So much to do. The cherry blossoms is the most beautiful to see in the spring. Dog runs are fenced and plenty of room for the dogs to run around. New splash pad for the kids to cool down on hot sunny day, Railess train ride, etc, etc. It is a fun park to spend a day walking around or just sitting back relaxing by the pond doing nothing but reading a book, having a picnic or watching the the nature animals having their own day of fun!

  • Huge park with lots of places to visit such as a zoo, a lake, a restaurant, a theater, and even a swimming pool. You can take a walk for hours and still haven't finished visiting all areas of the park. One side of the park leads to the lake, just by crossing a road so you can rest and enjoy the beautiful lake as well as its breeze after your long walk in the park. The restaurant "le Grenadier" offers a good variety of delicious food and has a nice big patio. It's very pleasant to eat there during the warm days. High park is also known for its cherry blossom that happens in Spring. Worth a visit for sure. Just make sure you plan to spend at least half a day there.

  • Good park for strolling. You can do fishing also here in the lake. Very good children play area has so many swings. It has a small zoo as well where you can see different animals in their natural habitat. It has a nice garden with different species of flowers. Also if you feel hungry there are plenty of options to eat here.

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