High ParkCurrently Open
- 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
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
72.68% of people who visit Toronto include High Park in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
33.58% of people start their High Park visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see High Park
92.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting High Park
High Park Map
High Park Trips
High Park, Toronto Reviews
I love High Park! Been here a couple times and it’s a great spot to just walk around and enjoy the scenery. I initially came to see the cherry blossoms but I came too late :(. I should’ve planned it better. But the magnolias were still around which were still very beautiful. Make sure to check the weather beforehand, especially in the spring. It gets chilly in the afternoon, near the water and I really wished I brought a cardigan. Wonderful Toronto spot for nature lovers!
It’s huge! Running shoes are recommended. If you have children then you’ll have a great time. I was planning since long but last year during Cherry Blossom we didn’t got the parking after searching for 3 hours so we came back without seeing the blossom. This year we went by TTC to avoid traffic and all. Otherwise I guess when the season is not peak you might be able to get a parking spot. High Park is really a nice place for picnic. I would love to go again.
Love walking in this park. Came here for the off leash park when I had my dog and I still come for the cherry blossoms too. Took my mother in law for her first visit from the Philippines and she was amazed at the sheer beauty and size of the park. Got a kick out of the mini zoo. During the cherry blossom time of year the park gets packed so it will take longer to find parking spots. Bring a snack and some water but most of all wear comfy shoes
My heaven and haven in Toronto. Love this park. It’s beautiful in every season and everyday. Amazing trails, beautiful picnic areas, tennis courts, Shakespeare in the park during summer, amazing, amazing place but please be nice to the environment and to our gorgeous park if you’re visiting. Leave every place better than you when you got there. Best to take public transit there during the summer and during cherry blossom 🌸 season.
One of my all time favourite parks in the City. Excellent walking trails, gorgeous during cherry blossom season (just don’t drive because parking is ridiculous), and an extremely spacious off leash dog area, and beautiful gardens. The dog off-leash area is massive. Very spacious, water source for a quick bath or drinking water, and lots of room to run and play. There are picnic tables for people who want to sit and chat while their pooch runs around. Just make sure to keep an eye on your little one. There’s also a small zoo, which I must admit you can smell from a while away, but it’s definitely a great way to just walk through and enjoy the animal assortment. Highly recommend it. But definitely suggest you pack some water and walk or transit because parking is a hassle.
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