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High Park, Toronto - Address, Phone Number

Address: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3, Canada

Phone: +1-4163380338

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Park, Play Ground, Cafe, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot

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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.

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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  • Amazing park!!! The restaurant inside the park has great food and great staff. Has a good place for your dog to run around. The zoo is a great place to take your kids. there is also a playground for your kids to play but its really popular. I had my last birthday here, me and my friends played soccer and had an amazing time!!!

  • No matter what season it is, this part really packs a punch. I used to come here when I was a little child and I have enjoyed bringing all of my children here as well. It's really important to do our part and keeping this wonderful Park clean. Super close to West Bloor Village. One of my all time favourite parks, in the world.

  • A true gemstone in the heart of the city. It has something to offer to everyone: sports? Yes! picnic areas? yes! playgrounds, train, and free(!) zoo for kids? yes! We go all throughout the summer and enjoy this place a great deal. It's also very accessible by transit. Beware of the traffic around it though, in a nice summer day

  • Great park in the city. Parking can be challenging. High Park is very popular during Cherry Blossom time. Great Fall colours at the Park. Hikes range from easy to more challenging. Recommend a visit to this park if you haven't been there yet.

  • I have been to High Park for over forty years, since I have been living in New York City for the same period of time, I have been visiting my sisters who live next to the High Park in Toronto. This is a large public park on a hill, starting from the lake level up North to a small hill. It also has its own pond with some waterfowls. It is a free park with a lot of well kept flowers under good maintenance. There is a famous area decorated with plants creating a maple leave representing the Canadian symbol, and it used to be in red. In recent years, or just starting this year, the symbol has been changed to multiple colors, which looks pretty nice too. Up the hill from this symbol area, you will find a restaurant with convenient place. You also find sitting areas all around in the park. I believe there is also a small zoo there, which I visited long time ago. And finally if you keep on going North climbing up the hill, you find a swimming pool, before you see the park entrance on Bloor street which is a convenient area to do some shopping and find other services.

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