List of Toronto parks

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The following is a list of the parks in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The appearance of Toronto's ravines was altered by floods caused by Hurricane Hazel in October 1954 and many of Toronto's parks were established in the resulting floodplain.[1]

Municipal parks[edit]

The following parks are maintained by Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division:

A[edit]

The conservatory at Allan Gardens. Established in 1858, the Gardens is one of the city's oldest extant parks.
The beach at Ashbridge's Bay Park. The park is situated next to Woodbine Beach, along the Toronto waterfront.
  • Abbotsford Park
  • Acacia Park
  • Academy Soccer Field
  • Adams Park
  • Adanac Park
  • Addington Greenbelt
  • Agincourt Park
  • Agnes Macphail Square
  • Ailsa Craig Parkette
  • Alamosa Park
  • Alan - Oxford Parkette
  • Albert Campbell Square
  • Albert Crosland Parkette
  • Albert Standing Parkette
  • Albion Gardens Park
  • Alderwood Memorial Park
  • Aldwych Park
  • Alex Marchetti Park
  • Alex Murray Parkette
  • Alex Wilson Community Gardens
  • Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens
  • Alexander Park
  • Alexander Street Parkette
  • Alexander the Great Parkette
  • Alexandra Park
  • Alexmuir Park
  • Allan Gardens
  • Allan Lamport Stadium and Park
  • Allanhurst Park
  • Amberdale Ravine
  • Ambrose Parkette
  • Ames Park
  • Amesbury Park
  • Amos Waites Park
  • Amsterdam Square
  • Ancaster Park
  • Ancona Park
  • Aneta Circle Parkette
  • Anewen Greenbelt
  • Anniversary Park
  • Anson Park
  • Anthony Road Public School Park
  • Antibes Park
  • Apted Park
  • Arena Gardens
  • Arlington Parkette
  • Arsandco Park
  • Art Eggleton Park
  • Arthur Dyson Parkette
  • Ashbridge's Bay Park
  • Ashtonbee Reservoir Park
  • Asquith Green Park
  • Asterfield - Plumrose Blvd Parkette
  • Audrelane Park
  • Aura Lee Playing Field (University of Toronto Grounds)[2]
  • Austin Terrace Boulevard Lands
  • Avalon Parkette
  • Avoca Ravine (see Vale of Avoca)
  • Avondale Park
  • Avonshire Park
  • Avonshire Parkette
  • Avro Park

B[edit]

Bellevue Square Park is a small park and public square located in Kensington Market.
Berczy Park is a small park in Downtown Toronto named after William Berczy.
Bluffer's Park is a park situated along the Scarborough Bluffs.
The Broadview Subway Station parkette is one of many parkettes operated by the City of Toronto.
Budd Sugarman Park is a local park located next to Rosedale station.
  • Baby Point Club Park (private)
  • Bain Avenue Parkette
  • Baird Park
  • Bakerton Parkette
  • Balcarra Park
  • Balliol Parkette
  • Balmoral Park
  • Balmy Beach Park
  • Bamburgh Park
  • Banbury Park
  • Banting Park
  • Barbara Hall Park
  • Barkdene Park
  • Bartlett Parkette
  • Bartley Park
  • Basswood Parkette
  • Bathurst Quay
  • Bathurst - Wilson Parkette
  • Battery Park
  • Baycrest Park
  • Bayhampton Parkette
  • Bayview - York Mills Parkette
  • Bayview Parkette
  • Bayview Village Park
  • Beach Skatepark
  • Beaches Park
  • Beaty Avenue Parkette
  • Beaty Parkette
  • Beaumonde Heights Park
  • Beaumont Park
  • Beaver - Lightbourn Parkette
  • Bedford Parkette
  • Beechgrove Park
  • Beecroft Park
  • Bell Manor Park
  • Bellamy Park
  • Bellbury Park
  • Bellevue Square Park
  • Belmar Park
  • Belmont Parkette
  • Ben Nobleman Park
  • Bendale Park
  • Benjamin Boake Greenbelt
  • Benner Park
  • Bennett Park
  • Bennington Heights Park
  • Berczy Park (named for William Berczy)
  • Beresford Park
  • Berner Trail Park
  • Berry Road Park
  • Bert Robinson Park
  • Bessarion Parkette
  • Bestview Park
  • Bethune Park (named for Norman Bethune)
  • Betty Sutherland Trail Park
  • Beverly Glen Park
  • Bickford Park
  • Bill Hancox Park
  • Bill Johnston Park
  • Birch Park
  • Birchcrest Park
  • Birchmount Park and Stadium
  • Birchview Boulevard Parkette
  • Birkdale Ravine
  • Birunthan Park
  • Bishop Park
  • Bisset Park
  • Black Creek Parkland
  • Black Creek Site East
  • Black Creek Site West
  • Blackfriar Park
  • Blantyre Park
  • Bloor - Bedford Parkette
  • Bloor - Parliament Parkette
  • Bloordale Park North
  • Bloordale Park South
  • Blue Ridge Park
  • Bluehaven Park
  • Bluffer's Park
  • Blythdale Greenbelt
  • Blythwood Ravine Park
  • Bob Hunter Park
  • Bobbie Rosenfeld Park
  • Bond Park
  • Bonspiel Park
  • Boswell Parkette
  • Botany Hill Park
  • Boulton Drive Parkette
  • Bowan Court Parkette
  • Boyington Property
  • Bramber Woods Park
  • Brandon Avenue Parkette
  • Bratty Park
  • Breadalbane Park
  • Brendwin Circle Parkette
  • Briar Crest Park
  • Briar Hill - Chaplin Park
  • Briar Hill Parkette
  • Bridletowne Park
  • Bridlewood Park
  • Bright Street Playground
  • Brimley Woods
  • Bristol Avenue Parkette
  • Bristol Avenue Parkette West
  • Broadacres Park
  • Broadlands Park
  • Broadview Subway Station Parkette
  • Brookbanks Park
  • Brookdale Park
  • Brookfield Parkette
  • Brooks Road Park
  • Brookwell Park
  • Browns Line-Lakeshore Parkette
  • Bruce Mackey Park
  • Brunswick - College Parkette
  • Budapest Park
  • Budd Sugarman Park
  • Burnett Park
  • Burnhamill Park
  • Burrows Hall Park
  • Buttonwood Park
  • Byng Park

C[edit]

Centennial Park is a large regional park located in the western portion of Etobicoke.
Cherry Beach Park is a municipal park and beach along the waterfront.

D[edit]

The Don Valley Brick Works was a former clay quarry that was converted into a city park.

E[edit]

Edwards Gardens is a municipal botanical gardens and is also the site of the Toronto Botanical Garden.

F[edit]

G[edit]

Guild Park and Gardens is a park located along the Scarborough Bluffs. It is home to a collection of relics saved from demolished buildings in Toronto.

H[edit]

High Park is the largest park in Toronto managed by municipal government.

I–K[edit]

Opened in 2007, Ireland Park commemorates the thousands who fled Ireland during the Great Famine.

L[edit]

Little Norway Park is named after Little Norway, a Royal Norwegian Air Force training base that occupied the site during World War II.

M[edit]

The Humber Bay Arch Bridge on the Martin Goodman Trail, a multi-use path maintained by the City.

N–O[edit]

  • Natal Park
  • Neilson Park
  • Newtonbrook Park
  • Nicol MacNicol Parkette
  • North Park
  • North Kipling Park
  • Northwood Park
  • Oak Park
  • Olive Square Park
  • Olympia Park
  • Olympic Island Park
  • Orchard Park
  • Ordnance Triangle Park
  • Oriole Park
  • Owen Park

P–R[edit]

Riverdale Park is a large park that spans the lower Don River.

S[edit]

St. James Park is a small park is located in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood of Toronto.
Sugar Beach is an urban beach park located in East Bayfront.
  • St. Andrew's Market and Playground
  • St. James Park
  • St. Lucia Park
  • Scarborough Heights Park
  • Scarlett Mills Park
  • Scarlett Woods Golf Course
  • Sculpture Gardens
  • Seaton Park
  • Sentinel Park
  • Serena Gundy Park
  • Sergeant Ryan Russell Parkette[5]
  • Shawnee Park
  • Sherbourne Common
  • Sherwood Park
  • Sheppard East Park
  • Skymark Park
  • Silvercreek Park
  • Silverview Park
  • Sir Casimir Gzowski Park
  • Sir Winston Churchill Park
  • Smythe Park
  • Snake Island Park
  • Snider Parkette
  • Snowhill Park
  • Sonya's Park
  • South Humber Park
  • South Marine Drive Park
  • Stan Wadlow Park
  • Stanley Park
  • Stanley Park North
  • Stanley Park South
  • Stratford Park
  • Sugar Beach
  • Summerlea Park
  • Sunnybrook Park (and Sunnybrook Stables)
  • Sunnyside Park
  • Sun Row Park
  • Sylvan Park and Gates Gully

T–V[edit]

Basketball courts at Underpass Park, an urban park located underneath an underpass in the West Don Lands.

W–Z[edit]

Withrow Park is a munipal park situated in the neighbourhood of Riverdale.
  • Wallace-Emerson Park
  • Walter Saunders Memorial Park
  • Wanless Park
  • Washington Street Parkette
  • Waterfront Park
  • Warden Woods Park
  • Wedgewood Park
  • Wells Hill Park
  • Wellsworth Park
  • Wellesley Park
  • Wenderley Park
  • West Don Park
  • West Humber Parkland
  • Weston Lions Park
  • West Rouge Park
  • Westlake Memorial Park (formerly Jasper Park)[6]
  • Westview Greenbelt
  • White Haven Park
  • Wickson Trail Park
  • Wilket Creek Park
  • Willesden Park
  • Willowdale Park
  • Wilmington Park
  • Windfields Park
  • Withrow Park
  • Winchester Park
  • Wonscotonach Parklands (formerly Don River Valley Park)
  • Woodbine Park
  • Woodbine Beach Park
  • Wychwood Barns Park
  • York Mills Valley Park
  • Yorkdale Park
  • Yorkminister Park
  • Yorkville Park
  • Zooview Park

Future parks[edit]

  • South Stanley Park Extension[7]
  • Ordnance Triangle Park[7][8] – vacant land at eastern end of Ordnance Street between Kitchener and Lakehshore GO corridors.

Provincial parks[edit]

There are three provincially owned parks in the City of Toronto.

Parks which are owned by the Government of Ontario include:

  • Ontario Place — artificially constructed former amusement park and entertainment facility under redevelopment, on the waterfront south of Exhibition Place
  • Queen's Park — park setting on the south and north ends of the Ontario Legislative Building and leased from the University of Toronto for 999 years, not to be confused with Queen's Greenbelt in North York
  • Trillium Park — artificially constructed park with a natural-looking landscape planted with native tree and shrub species; built on the site of a former Ontario Place parking lot

Federal parks[edit]

Rouge National Urban Park, a national park managed by Parks Canada, is situated in the eastern portion of Toronto.

There are three federally owned parks in the City of Toronto, including one national park managed by Parks Canada, a federal agency of the Government of Canada.

Parks owned by the federal government include:

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority[edit]

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) (an agency of the provincial government) is one of 36 conservation authorities in Ontario, Canada with a jurisdiction covering 3,467 square kilometres (1,339 sq mi) over nine different watersheds. The TRCA operates a number of conservation areas in the Toronto region, including two within the City of Toronto limits:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toronto and Region Conservation. "Chronology of Storm Events". Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  2. ^ University of Toronto: Campus Grounds Archived 2013-03-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-10-07. Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  4. ^ "Toronto park renamed for Elijah Marsh, 3-year-old who died in the cold in 2015". Global News.
  5. ^ "Dupont Parkette renamed in Sgt. Ryan Russell's honour - CityNews". Archive.today. 23 July 2012. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  6. ^ Jasper Park renamed to Westlake Memorial Park
  7. ^ a b Vella, Erica (November 24, 2015). "Toronto unveils plans for $19.7M pedestrian-friendly bridge at Fort York". Global News. Retrieved August 2, 2017. The two-part bridge will span across two railway corridors in the downtown just east of Strachan Avenue. The first bridge will extend from South Stanley Park Extension on Wellington Street and end on the north side of Ordnance Triangle Park. The second bridge will begin on the south side of the Ordnance Triangle Park and extend over the south Lakeshore railway corridor, landing on the Fort York grounds.
  8. ^ "Ordnance Triangle Lands / Connecting An Emerging Community" (PDF). Build Toronto. March 31, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2017. BUILD TORONTO and Diamond Corp. have also been working with the City’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division to examine options for the provision of a new park. Claude Cormier, the landscape architect behind the City’s Sugar Beach and HTO parks, has been retained to improve the size, configuration and functionality of the park and integrate a path running through the emerging residential community to the east. The new signature park will encompass almost four acres, and, together with the pedestrian bridge, will create a vast eight-park network essentially linking Trinity Bellwoods Park to the Martin Goodman Trail and the Waterfront.

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