Dufferin Grove Park

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Dufferin Grove Park
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Dufferin Grove Park
Dufferin Grove Park is located in Toronto
Dufferin Grove Park
Location of the park in Toronto
Type Public Park
Location Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°39′22″N 79°25′57″W / 43.656167°N 79.432483°W / 43.656167; -79.432483Coordinates: 43°39′22″N 79°25′57″W / 43.656167°N 79.432483°W / 43.656167; -79.432483
Operated by City of Toronto
Public transit access Dufferin

Dufferin Grove Park is a park in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The park is located on the east side of Dufferin Street, south of Bloor Street West. It is located a block south of the Dufferin subway station and across the street from Dufferin Mall. The park extends two city blocks east and is primarily green-space with mixed open space and treed areas.

Facilities and activities[edit]

The park features a large playground, a pizza oven, a basketball court, and an outdoor ice skating rink in the winter. There is also an organic farmers' market at the park on Thursday afternoons from 3-7 o'clock. The Park has been set up for wireless Internet usage. The park is home to the Clay & Paper Theatre which stages outdoor plays in the summer as well as special events at other times of the year.

Denison Creek[edit]

The park is situated on one part of the ravine of Denison Creek, a fork of the former Garrison Creek. In the south-west quadrant of the park, along Dufferin, a section of the ravine remains, minus the creek, which was filled in long ago. The waters of the creek are diverted into a trunk sewer that runs under Dufferin Avenue, then under Sylvan Street.[1] An interpretative display is provided.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Denison Creek". lostrivers.ca. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 

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