Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Rowntree Mills Park

This 92 hectare park along the banks of the Humber River between Finch Avenue West and Steeles Avenue West was named Rowntree Mills Park in 1969 in honour of Joseph Rowntree. Joseph Rowntree was a pioneer in north Etobicoke village of Thistletown and established two mills on the banks of the Humber River. In 1843 he built a sawmill on the east bank of the river. Five years later, he built a grist mill on the west bank. His mills were known as the "Greenholme Mills" and operated until the end of the nineteenth century.

  • 155 Rowntree Mill Rd
  • Ward: 1
  • District: Etobicoke York
  • Near: Rowntree Mill Rd & Emily Ave
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  • A park improvement project at Rowntree Mills Park is to begin October 2015 and will include rehabilitation of the pathway and bank stabilization, including asphalt, granular base reconstruction and river bank revetment.

    The pathway beneath the Finch Ave and Islington Ave overpass will be CLOSED due to construction.

    - Construction begins October 2015 (weather permitting)
    - Anticipated completion is December 2015 (weather permitting)

Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating
Bike Trail15

Drinking Fountain1


Parking Lot3

Picnic Site2


Washroom Facility1

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