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.
The growing season has arrived so grab your shopping bag and stock up on fresh, natural and seasonal foods at one of the many farmers markets in parks and on civic squares across the city.
All 11 Toronto beaches are affected by the continuing high lake levels, please check for updates on the beach status.
Our Snap & Share photo contest is back with even more ways to win! This season snap photos while enjoying Toronto parks, recreation centres and natural areas for a chance to win great prizes. toronto.ca/photocontest
Lower Don Trail, south of Pottery Road to Riverdale Park Bridge, will remain closed until July 2017. Learn more about the Lower Don Trail Improvements.