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.
Update To serve you better, beginning Monday, July 27, Toronto Island Ferry tickets will be available online. Purchasers need an email address, credit card, and a printer. For more information, visit www.toronto.ca/ferry.
A recent mineral oil spill into Mimico Creek, as a result of a nearby traffic accident, has impacted local wildlife, including ducks. If you see ducks or other wildlife along Mimico Creek in distress, please contact 311 to report it.
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.