Ashbridges Bay Park
Ashbridges Bay Park is located in a beautiful area on the waterfront in the east end of Toronto. It was named after Sarah Ashbridge, a widow and British loyalist from Philadelphia who settled here in the 1790's and obtained a Crown Land Grant to start her own farm. Ashbridges Bay was once part of the large sand dune chain spanning the majority of the Toronto Harbour. These dunes were the result of sediment from the Scarborough Bluffs being deposited by the currents from Lake Ontario.
Portions of The Martin Goodman and Waterfront trails pass through the north end of Ashbridges Bay Park. These paved and hard-packed walking trails allow for accessibility as do the park's multiple parking lots. This park is also home to Woodbine Beach, one of Toronto's eight blue flag beaches. Take a stroll along the Woodbine Beach Boardwalk, relax on the wide sandy beach, or enjoy a refreshing swim in Lake Ontario. Picnics, bird watching and hiking are all popular activities available at Ashbridges Bay. It's also home to an outstanding skateboard park that can be found in the northwest corner.
This park is listed as one of the top 13 spots to see birds in Toronto in the City's Birds of Toronto Biodiversity Series booklet, which is available in libraries across the city.
- 1561 Lake Shore Blvd E M4L 3W6
- Ward: 32
- District: Toronto & East York
- Near: Lake Shore BLVD E & Coxwell Ave
- TTC Information: Travel to Woodbine Station. Board the 92 Woodbine bus southbound. Exit at Asbridges Bay Park.