It was such a lovely afternoon (25C and sunny) that Gord and I headed over to High Park to walk around.
The park is 399 acres and was given to the city in 1873 by John Howard, an architect who lived there in a house he designed which they called Colbourne Lodge.
There were some conditions attached which would allow the Howards to continue to live in Colbourne Lodge ... no alcohol ever be served in the park and that the City hold the park "for the free use, benefit and enjoyment of the Citizens of Toronto for ever and to be called and designated at all times thereafter High Park".
We walked the west perimetre of the park, cut through the zoo and then walked the east perimetre.
This is looking over Grenadier Pond. The leaves are just starting to change colours.
The park was really busy ... there were lots of people out and about. Surprisingly the "train" was still running.
This is a cool tree.
We veered off onto the West Ravine Nature Trails.
This is looking south as we walked along Bloor Street W.
We walked through the small zoo.
There aren't that many animals but kids were excited about it. Hard to believe our A-Hole mayor wants to get rid of it!
Back on the trails again ... the Spring Creek Nature Trails that took us to Bloor Street W/Parkside.
Such a lovely place to spend the afternoon!