Sunday 17 October 2021

High Park, Toronto, ON

It was a nice 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 and I've been wanting to go the last couple of weeks.

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 took the Queen streetcar and got off at Colborne Lodge Drive.  I usually walk around the perimeter clockwise towards Grenadier Pond but this time I walked counterclockwise.

I headed into the woods on a trail
The end of this trail took me to Bloor Street W
I walked along Bloor Street W
The I headed back down a trail
I walked along Grenadier Pond

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