Parks, Forestry & Recreation
A city within a park
Toronto has more than 1,600 public parks 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.
Parks, Forestry and Recreation will hosting firework displays in five parks: Ashbridges Bay Park, Stan Wadlow Park, Weston Lions Park, Milliken Park and Centennial Park-Etobicoke. The show starts around 10 p.m. and features great fireworks topped off with a spectacular and sparkling finale. Learn more about what's on in Toronto for Canada Day.
The City is developing a Ravine Strategy to guide the future use, management, enhancement and protection of Toronto's ravines and wants to hear from you. Take part in the Ravine Strategy Survey (open until July 24) to have your say and share your views on Toronto's ravines and their future.
New signs have been posted to show where fishing is allowed at Grenadier Pond, and to remind people to fish responsibly. To fish anywhere in the city you'll need a valid Outdoors Card and a fishing license tag, both available from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Visit our Fishing in Toronto web page for details and learn more about the great fishing to be had in the city.