Discovery Walks is a program of self guided walks that link city ravines, parks gardens, beaches and neighbourhoods. Informative signage will help you experience an area's heritage and environment.
New! Downtown Discovery Walk Mobile Web App
Visit Discoverywalks.ca on your smartphone to explore Downtown Toronto in an exciting new way.
This interactive map helps you discover parks, gardens and streetscapes that link Downtown’s historic, commercial and entertainment districts. As a bonus, you'll learn about great offers along the way.
Development of Discoverywalks.ca is based at Ryerson University, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, in partnership with the City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division. We thank MasterCard Canada for its financial assistance to make the Downtown Discovery Walks Mobile Web App possible.
Discover Your City by Taking a Walk
On Discovery Walks you will enjoy nature, learn about local area natural and social history, and during the warmer weather, see the many beautiful floral displays at our feature park sites ... all right here ready for you to discover in the heart of Toronto. At the same time, you will be participating in a healthy exercise - walking. So, come out and feel good about yourself. No matter where you live or work in the city you can enjoy a walk that's not too far away. Walking lets you catch up with friends or share experiences with family so... bring a friend or, better still, bring the whole family. All you have to do is follow the signs.
Discover The Shared Path
The newest Discovery Walks, the Shared Path proceeds through a series of park areas along the banks of the Humber River, south of Dundas Street West to the mouth of the river. Situated throughout the park are 13 picturesque seating areas with interpretative story panels, closest to where sites of occupation or stories have actually happened. All signs are bilingual (English/French), with some stories comprising key words in Seneca, Ojibway and Huron-Wendat illustrating in a small way the diversity among First Nations languages. In all there are approximately 15 km of trails.
|Central Ravines, Belt Line & Gardens||PDF - 660 KB|
|Don Valley Hills & Dales||PDF - 840 KB|
|Downtown Toronto||PDF - 557 KB|
|Eastern Ravine & Beaches||PDF - 513 KB|
|Garrison Creek||PDF - 597 KB|
|Humber Arboretum and West Humber River Valley||PDF - 1.2 MB|
|Humber River, Old Mill & Marshes||PDF - 604 KB|
|Lambton House Hotel & Lower Humber River||PDF - 657 KB|
|Northern Ravines & Gardens||PDF - 718 KB|
|The Shared Path||PDF - 480 KB|
|Uptown Toronto||PDF - 532 KB|
|Western Ravines & Beaches||PDF - 630 KB|