Monday 23 October 2023

High Park, Toronto, ON

It was a fairly warm 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 took the Queen Street replacement bus and streetcar and got off at Colborne Lodge Drive. I headed towards Grenadier Pond, as I usually do, because I wanted to see how the leaves on the trees were changing around the pond ... and I wasn't disappointed. It was a lovely walk.

I made it to the north side of the park, which is at Bloor Street W.

Once I got to Bloor Street W, I headed east and headed back into the park again.

I spent some time in the off-leash dog area, which is quite large ... some dog walkers arrived with a lot of dogs when I was there.

I left the off-leash dog area.

Once I got back to where I started (5.5km later), I headed home of the Queen Street bus.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

What a wonder day for a walk, perfect Fall day.