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.
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'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.