High Park

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  • 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 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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TripHobo Highlights for High Park

  • High Park Address: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3, Canada
  • High Park Contact Number: +1-4163380338
  • High Park Timing: 24-hrs
  • High Park Price: Free
  • Best time to visit High Park(preferred time): 06:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit High Park: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting High Park

  • 95% of people who visit Toronto include High Park in their plan

  • 33.57% of people start their High Park visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see High Park

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

92.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting High Park

People normally club together Art Gallery Of Ontario Or A G O and Edwards Gardens 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

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  • 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.

  • A wonderful park for families, lots of walking paths, lovely site. Even has a small zoo. Clean, well maintained, not many reports of trouble in the evenings. Safe venue. Has a decent indoor/outdoor restaurant, open year round from memory. Crowded during weekends, especially during cherry blossom season. A must visit park for all ages, and is bike friendly.

  • It's a wonderful park. So many trails, cherry blossoms every year and a little zoo. It's one of my favourite places to go for a run or just a walk. There's a restaurant at high patk as well called The Grenadier. It's a little diner with super yummy food at a fairly decent price! I've eaten here only once. But I will definitely go back. It's also a really a nice spot with a patio for days when you just wanna sit in the sun (with table umbrellas for shade) and just enjoy a cold beer or pop.

  • This park is huge and I love the fact there is the High Park Zoo. The splash pad is small but great to cool down and the summer camps use this place alot. Great to bring your family or even by yourself for relax time. Plenty of trails and nature. Easy to loose time and maybe get a little lost. Never have been on the same trail or same place. Nice that there are washrooms for use as well. Never been to pool or restaurant yet.

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