Sunnybrook Park

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Sunnybrook Park
Sunnybrook park - summer (2).JPG
Sunnybrook Park in the summer
Type Public park
Location Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°43′25″N 79°21′33″W / 43.723708°N 79.359076°W / 43.723708; -79.359076Coordinates: 43°43′25″N 79°21′33″W / 43.723708°N 79.359076°W / 43.723708; -79.359076
Area 147.1 acres (59.5 ha)
Created 1928 (City of Toronto)
12 June 1969 (transferred to Metro Parks)
Operated by City of Toronto
The road from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre down into Sunnybrook Park in the fall

Sunnybrook Park is a large public park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located north of Leaside and south of the Bridle Path areas of the city. The park is home to many bike trails, dog parks, and Sunnybrook Stables.[1]

History[edit]

Sunnybrook was once a 175 arce farm property with horse stables, known as Sunnybrook Farm, situated in the Town of Leaside. It was owned by Joseph and Alice Kigour and turned over to the City of Toronto in in 1928.[2]

Kilgour was President of the Canada Paper Company and acquired the farm in 1890s.[3]

In 1933 Kilgour Memorial Gates at Bayview Avenue and Blythwood Road (since demolished) as well as a plaque at Wilket Creek Park were added to commemorate the Kilgour family's legacy and presence in the area.

Cricket[edit]

Sunnybrook hosted a first-class cricket fixture in 2004.[4] The Canadian national cricket team used the ground for their ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Bermuda, which ended in a draw with Canada requiring only one further wicket to win.[5]

The ground also hosted six matches during the 2001 ICC Trophy.[6]

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