Parks, Forestry & Recreation

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. There is also a skateboard park nearby.

Special Features
SCENIC VIEW - The Ashbridges Bay spit is a great spot to watch a sunset.
WILDLIFE - Listed as a top spot to see birds in the City's Birds of Toronto Biodiversity Series booklet, and a good spot for fishing.

Other parks in the area:

  • 1561 Lake Shore Blvd E
  • Ward: 32
  • District: Waterfront
  • TTC Information: Travel to Woodbine Station. Board the 92 Woodbine bus southbound. Exit at Asbridges Bay Park.
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Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating
Bike Trail16

Drinking Fountain2


Outdoor Shower1

Parking Lot1

Picnic Site2

Washroom Facility1

Facilities are given a rating of Premium, A, B, or C based on following criteria.