Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Marie Curtis Park

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In the farthest southwest corner of Toronto you will find Marie Curtis Park. This Park is a great destination for a day of fun with family and friends. It's named after the Longbranch Reeve (a small village Mayor) Marie Curtis and is one of the few beaches in North America named after a female community leader. This park was created in the late 1950's to help control flooding after Hurricane Hazel nearly swept local homes in the area out into Lake Ontario. Throughout this park you can find an abundance of wildlife and native plants. There is a playground, wading pool, a public swimming beach, a dog off-leash area, picnic spots and walking trails including a connection to the Waterfront Trail. You will always find something to do at Marie Curtis Park.

Special Features
SCENIC VIEW - Great place to watch a sunrise.
WILDLIFE - Good spot to watch the fall salmon run up the Etobicoke Creek, and for fishing. A popular place to watch migrating birds in fall.

Lakeview Waterfront Connection: Along the Mississauga shoreline, the Region of Peel and Credit Valley Conservation are planning a naturalized conservation area, adjacent to Marie Curtis Park, that will create a hub for passive waterfront recreation, and a spot for wildlife migration. The new greenspace will connect Marie Curtis park to the Inspiration Lakeview lands. City of Toronto Parks Staff are providing input into the design of the new greenspace and the interface with Marie Curtis Park.

For more information about this project, please visit


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Bike Trail7

Dogs Off-Leash Area1


Parking Lot3

Picnic Site2


Splash Pad1

Wading Pool1

Washroom Facility2

* Facilities can be available to permit. Permit rates are dependent on facility rating of Premium, A, B or C and your group category. Use the Facility Rating Criteria to learn more about amenities that might be available at each facility.

Please contact the facility prior to your visit to determine if the facility can meet your needs.
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