Parks & Trails

Featured Parks

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Discover some hidden (and not so hidden) gems

There are hundreds of great parks throughout Toronto. Each one is important to its neighbourhood, and many have special features that make them popular destinations for residents and visitors alike. This list highlights some of the many parks that make Toronto a great place to live, visit and play.

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Featured Parks in the City of Toronto

Corktown Common marsh

Corktown Common

A new jewel in the landscape of the West Don Lands, Corktown Common is a 7.3 hectare (18 acre) park located at the foot of Lower River Street and Bayview Avenue, currently owned and managed by Waterfront Toronto.

A panoramic photograph of Don Valley Brick Works Park in autumn looking west toward Belt Line Trail and Moore Park Ravine.

Don Valley Brick Works Park

Don Valley Brick Works Park is one of the City of Toronto's most valued natural environment parks. Transformed from a quarry site into a nature sanctuary, this park highlights the City of Toronto's dedication to healthy and diverse ecosystems.

The Franklin Childrens Garden

Franklin Children's Garden

The garden is a hands-on learning environment that combines interactive features with recreational programming for children to discover the wonders of the natural world and to embark on the great adventure of reading.

HTO Park

HTO Park

Located in Toronto's Inner Harbour, this unique park includes grassy hills, a long sand beach extending along the water's edge. With its stationary yellow shade umbrellas and Muskoka chairs, this park is known as 'Toronto's Urban Beach'.

Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat

Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat

The Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat is an ecological restoration project that provides critical habitat for a variety of native butterfly species.

Riverdale Farm

Riverdale Farm

Riverdale Farm represents a 19th century Ontario farm. Tour the Farm’s scenic 7.5 acres along pathways through wooded areas, around ponds, and into butterfly-herb-flower-vegetable gardens.

Rouge Park

Rouge Park

Rouge Park, one of Toronto's best kept secrets, and Toronto's largest park is becoming Canada's first national urban park.

Scarborough Bluffs

Scarborough Bluffs

Bluffs stretch for about 15 km along the Lake Ontario shore, from the Eastern Beaches of Toronto in the west, to West Hill in the east. The area is made up of several different parks. The only public access to the lake is at Bluffer's Park.

Toronto Music Garden

Toronto Music Garden

The park design is inspired by Bach’s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello, with each dance movement within the suite corresponding to a different section of the garden.

Village of Yorkville Park

Village of Yorkville Park

Unusual and popular features include a 700-ton Muskoka granite outcrop, a rain curtain/icicle fountain and gardens featuring distinct plant communities.