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.
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!
The City of Toronto is developing a Master Plan for Humber Bay Park East and West which will outline projects and priorities that will revitalize the area in the years to come. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and let us know what you want to see happen in these great lakefront parks. The survey is open until June 10, 2016.
The City of Toronto's Music in the Park Display at this year's Canada Blooms won awards for Best Overall Use of Colour, Outstanding Use of Interior Plants and the People's Choice Award. Visit Allan Gardens and Centennial Park Conservatories and see the inspiration behind the winning display. Admission is free.