Parks, Forestry & Recreation
A City Within a Park
Toronto has more than 1,500 parks with numerous open spaces and 600 km of trails. The parks system covers 8,000 hectares, or roughly 13% of the city's land area. It includes about 40% of Toronto's natural areas, many of which lie within the ravine system and along the Lake Ontario shoreline. City parks also feature beaches, playgrounds, sports fields, gardens, conservatories, ice rinks, special events and much more for you to enjoy.
“June is Recreation and Parks Month” provides Torontonians an opportunity to get out, get physical and sample a variety of programs and services Parks, Forestry and Recreation has to offer. Choose from a multitude of activities including swimming, biking, playing baseball, or dancing. A wide range of recreational events are planned by Parks, Forestry and Recreation for the month of June.
The City is hosting a series of Ravine Strategy pop-up consultations throughout the summer to get input on the draft guiding principles and actions. Visit toronto.ca/ravinestrategy for details.
After reviewing over 1,400 amazing winter photos the results are in for the 'Snap & Share the wonders of winter in Toronto to win!' photo contest. Thank-you to Nikon Canada, our expert judges and everyone who participated. Check out these incredible photos.
Prince Harry was in town to launch the official countdown to the 2017 Invictus Games. To celebrate we created this list of 12 Toronto parks which have royalty in their roots and are fit for a prince!