Sunday 20 August 2017

High Park, Toronto, ON

After lunch, Gord and I walked to High Park.

High Park is a municipal park in Toronto, Ontario. It spans 161 hectares (400 acres) and is a mixed recreational and natural park, with sporting facilities, cultural facilities, educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds and a zoo. One third of the park remains in a natural state, with a rare oak savannah ecology. 

High Park was opened to the public in 1876 and is based on a bequest of land from John George Howard to the City of Toronto. It is the largest park entirely within the city.

We entered it from the northwest corner.  We went down the stairs off Bloor Street W ... I lived in the 'hood from 1996 to 2001 and I didn't know they were there (I spent a lot of time in the park and usually entered further east near High Park Avenue).

There's Gord!

We headed east at the bottom of the stairs and hooked onto one of the main trails through the woods.

Gord and I
This guy had the right idea ... a hammock and a dog in a park!
A few people were fishing
At the Queensway ... back to reality

It was a lovely way to spend some time this afternoon.

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