Saturday 24 October 2020

High Park, Toronto, ON

It was a crisp sunny day and I wanted to get outside for a walk.  I headed to High Park this afternoon ... I lived near the park from 1996 to 2001 and had spent a lot of time walking through it.  I don't get there as often as I'd like.

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.

I had a lovely 6.5km walk ... the leaves on the trees are changing and were gorgeous to see.  

I took the Queen streetcar and got off at Colborne Lodge Drive and headed north along Grenadier Pond.

I was surprised that the train was still running
This kid was popular!

I veered up the path towards Bloor Street W. 

When I got to Bloor Street W, I headed east along the road.

And then I headed back onto a path.

I wandered into the off-leash dog area and hung out there for a while.

I got back on track ...

I watched this bubble dude ... the kids loved him (especially the boy in blue)!

Finally I headed towards the Queensway to catch the streetcar home.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

That is one wonderful park. What a perfect Fall day.