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.
New signs have been installed along the Lower Don Trail and in Riverdale Park East and West, to help park users orient themselves, and to encourage the use and enjoyment of parks and ravines. Learn more about the pilot project and share your feedback!
Lower Don Trail, south of Pottery Road to Riverdale Park Bridge, is now open. Learn more about the Lower Don Trail Improvements.