Parks, Forestry & Recreation

High Park

Address: 1873 Bloor St W Map It

This large, centrally located park is a jewel in Toronto's park system. High Park combines extensive natural areas with maintained parkland, recreational facilities and popular attractions for a unique urban park experience that can be enjoyed year-round. Recognized as one of the most significant natural sites within the City of Toronto, over one-third of the park remains in a natural state. High Park is home to many species of wildlife and contains an outstanding concentration of rare plant species.

Special Features
WILDLIFE - Listed as a top spot to see birds and butterflies in the City of Toronto's Biodiversity Series booklets.

  • Ward: 13
  • District: Etobicoke York
  • TTC Information: Travel to High Park Station. Exit the East Side of High Park Station and continue east to High Park Ave. Walk south to Bloor St. West and cross over the intersection at the lights into the park.

Announcements


  Camps

MB Camp Extended ChildThe Extended Care option provides supervised care before and/or after camp for children registered in City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation camp sessions. Extended hours programs have a separate barcode for registration. Refer to the camp program charts for times, fees and locations.
Extended Hours: AM  (6 - 10yrs)
Mar-13-2017 to Mar-17-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Hours: PM  (6 - 10yrs)
Mar-13-2017 to Mar-17-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5pm
MB Camp Specialty Child - All DayThe "ultimate camp experience" for campers ages 6-12 who want to develop or fine-tune their skills in specialized areas of interest. Skilled and experienced instructors provide specialized instructional programs. All of these programs are complemented with a full line-up of traditional camp activities.
Specialty Camp: Eco  (6 - 10yrs)
Mar-13-2017 to Mar-17-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm

  General Interest

Cooking - Early ChildEarly child cooking programs are designed for children 5 years old and under. Basic recipes and cooking techniques will be introduced.
Creative Chefs with Caregiver  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 10 - 11:30am
Creative Chefs  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 1 - 2:30pm
Workshops - Early ChildEarly child workshops are designed for children 5 years old and under and will focus on a specific theme.
Workshop: Baking Adventures with Caregiver  (4 - 5yrs)
Dec-28-2016 to Dec-28-2016, Wed, 10am - 12pm
Workshop: Nature Arts with Caregiver  (3 - 5yrs)
Dec-29-2016 to Dec-29-2016, Thur, 10am - 12pm
Workshop: Baking Adventures with Caregiver  (3 - 5yrs)
Dec-30-2016 to Dec-30-2016, Fri, 10am - 12pm
Workshop: Animal Explorations with Caregiver  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-03-2017 to Jan-03-2017, Tue, 10am - 12pm
Workshop: Winter Eco Adventures with Caregiver  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-04-2017 to Jan-04-2017, Wed, 10am - 12pm
Workshop: Nature Arts with Caregiver  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-05-2017 to Jan-05-2017, Thur, 10am - 12pm
Workshops - General Interest - ChildA wide variety of half day and one day or short term courses.
Workshop: Nature Arts  (6 - 9yrs)
Dec-29-2016 to Dec-29-2016, Thur, 1 - 4pm
Workshop: Animal Explorations  (6 - 10yrs)
Jan-03-2017 to Jan-03-2017, Tue, 1 - 4pm
Workshop: Winter Eco Adventures  (6 - 10yrs)
Jan-04-2017 to Jan-04-2017, Wed, 1 - 4pm
Workshop: Nature Arts  (9 - 12yrs)
Jan-05-2017 to Jan-05-2017, Thur, 1 - 4pm
Workshop: Baking Adventures  (8 - 12yrs)
Dec-28-2016 to Dec-28-2016, Wed, 1 - 4pm
Workshop: Baking Adventures  (6 - 10yrs)
Dec-30-2016 to Dec-30-2016, Fri, 1 - 4pm

  Skating

Learn to Skate AdultLearn to Skate programs, beginner to advanced, focus on orientation to ice and skating techniques. Course prerequisites are indicated. All Adult participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Learn To Skate - Advanced  (19yrs and over)
Jan-15-2017 to Feb-26-2017, Sun, 10 - 10:45am
Learn To Skate - Beginner  (19yrs and over)
Jan-15-2017 to Feb-26-2017, Sun, 10 - 10:45am
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1Development of balance and posture. Introduction to forward skating, gliding, stopping and backward skating. Prerequisite: Level 1 is for participants who are new to skating or are unable to skate the width of the ice surface with a glide. Participants should be able to stand and walk on skates with straight ankles off the ice. Participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-15-2017 to Feb-26-2017, Sun, 11:15am - 12pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2Development of forward gliding, stopping, backward skating. Introduction to one foot glides and backward gliding. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1 or participant can skate (with a glide) the length of the ice without falling. Participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-15-2017 to Feb-26-2017, Sun, 11:15am - 12pm
Learn to Skate PreschoolChildren will receive an orientation to the ice surface and will learn the basics of skating through games and songs. Participants should be able to stand and walk on skates with straight ankles off the ice. It is mandatory that all preschool participants wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with a full face mask. For Caregiver and Tot programs, the caregiver accompanying the child on the ice must also wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Learn to Skate - Advanced  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-15-2017 to Feb-26-2017, Sun, 12 - 12:30pm
Learn to Skate - Advanced  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-15-2017 to Feb-26-2017, Sun, 10:45 - 11:15am
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-15-2017 to Feb-26-2017, Sun, 10:45 - 11:15am
Learn to Skate - Caregiver & Tot  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-15-2017 to Feb-26-2017, Sun, 10:45 - 11:15am
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-15-2017 to Feb-26-2017, Sun, 12 - 12:30pm
Learn to Skate - Caregiver & Tot  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-15-2017 to Feb-26-2017, Sun, 12 - 12:30pm

  Skating

Next Week
Sun Dec 04Mon Dec 05Tue Dec 06Wed Dec 07Thu Dec 08Fri Dec 09Sat Dec 10
Public Skate
10am - 1pm
1:30 - 6pm
1:30 - 7:30pm
4 - 5:30pm
6 - 9:45pm
4 - 5:30pm
6 - 9:45pm
4 - 5:30pm
6 - 9:45pm
4 - 5:30pm
6 - 9:45pm
4 - 5:30pm
6 - 9:45pm
10am - 12pm
12:30 - 2:30pm
3 - 5:30pm
6 - 9:45pm
Shinny: Adult
(19yrs and over)
  8 - 9:45pm 4 - 5:30pm 6 - 9:45pm
Shinny: Adult - Unsupervised
(19yrs and over)
 9 - 11am
11:30am - 3:30pm
9 - 11am
11:30am - 3:30pm
9 - 11am
11:30am - 3:30pm
9 - 11am
11:30am - 3:30pm
9 - 11am
11:30am - 3:30pm
8:30 - 10am
Shinny: Caregiver & Child
(up to 8yrs)
 4 - 5:30pm5:30 - 7:30pm  4 - 6pm10am - 12pm
Shinny: Child
(9 - 13yrs)
  4 - 5:30pm  6 - 7:30pm12:30 - 2:30pm
Shinny: Youth
(14 - 18yrs)
   4 - 5:30pm 8 - 9:45pm3 - 5:30pm
Public Skate - Unsupervised
8 - 9:45pm9 - 11am
11:30am - 3:30pm
9 - 11am
11:30am - 3:30pm
9 - 11am
11:30am - 3:30pm
9 - 11am
11:30am - 3:30pm
9 - 11am
11:30am - 3:30pm
 
Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Amphitheatre1

Ball Diamond1
2
A
B
Bike Trail5

Children's Garden1

Clubhouse1

Dogs Off-Leash Area1

Drinking Fountain16

Farm/Zoo1

Fieldhouse3

Greenhouse/Conservatory6

Outdoor Chess Table1

Outdoor Dry Pad1
A
Outdoor Pool1
A
Outdoor Tennis Court14

Parking Lot21

Picnic Shelter5

Picnic Site13

Playground4

Pond12

Splash Pad1

Sport Field2
B
Wading Pool1

Washroom Facility7


* Facilities can be available to permit. Permit rates are dependent on facility rating of Premium, A, B or C and your group category. Use the Facility Rating Criteria to learn more about amenities that might be available at each facility.

Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Outdoor Rink2