High ParkCurrently Open
- Address: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3, Canada
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-4163380338
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Play Ground, Cafe, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
High Park - Review
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 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
30.29% of people who visit Toronto include High Park in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
38.99% of people start their High Park visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see High Park
94.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting High Park
High Park Trips
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High Park, Toronto Reviews
Toronto's signature park where you can experience greenery that is not too far from the city core. There is a station with the same name if you are a tourist. They also have a mini zoo and a pond within the park with some eateries and a whole lot of benches. In April, expect a whole lot more people here due to the cherry blossoms that bloom. Overall there is enough spaces to walk and to explore. Great day trip with friends or family.
This park is beautiful and magical looking. Some of the best sights were the ponds and the giant maple leaf garden. The zoo is small, but there's still a good selection of animals to look at. Lots of paths around the park where you can get lost and explore for fun. The park is quite old but still fun for kids to play. Would definitely recommend bringing family or friends here.
High Park was a large and beautiful park to relax and explore in Toronto. There was a small zoo to walk through that was free and had various animals like bison, peacocks, horned sheep, llamas, etc. I especially loved walking the trails through the park and along the pond. There were plenty of large mature trees and the whole space was beautiful. It was so quiet and lovely and didn’t feel like you were in the middle of the city – definitely a great escape into nature from the concrete jungle! I also loved the garden area that was shaped like a maple leaf and there were great views and photo opportunities of it from the top of the sloped hill overlooking it. The park was easily accessible by public transit and there was a café and washrooms on site, along with other activities, sports and services. I had an afternoon well spent at High Park and would definitely recommend it.
This park is now readily accessible by Toronto's metro/subway system [even though it was first opened about 140 years ago!@!].. The park covers more than 400 acres...the largest park located all in Toronto. There are some very peaceful forest like areas in which nature an be experienced! In the Spring, many very beautiful cherry blossoms can be seen [a little like Japan or Washington DC]. Entrance to the park is free [as per the donor's request}. I hope that this review has been helpful.
Amazing place for all types of people. Truly a GEM in our a city and a must see for visitors. Also, has the best dog park I have come across. On warning is that there are coyotes present. They are not usually menacing toward humans, but dog owners should read the caution signs and understand how to react and more importantly - control their dog(s) and have good recall when off leash.
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