High Park in Toronto, Canada
Reconnect with nature at High Park in Toronto
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About High Park in Toronto
The expansive municipal park, High Park in Toronto, spans over 161 hectares. The features of this park include natural and recreational activities. The High Park in Ontario is also known for its sports facilities, gardens, educational facilities, playground, cultural facilities,and a zoo.High Park in Canada is the largest park in the city of Toronto, which is entirely in the city. The park is located at the west of Downtown Toronto, north of Humber Bay, and is maintained by the City of Toronto.
As for the High Park history, the park is established on the bequest land from John George Howard to the City of Toronto. Spanning over 161 hectares, this park opened for public for the first time in 1876. Howard had purchased land in the city back in 1837 for his sheep farm. In 1854 when the railway came to the south of his establishment, he sold a strip of land to the Hamilton and Toronto Railway Company (Great Western Railway). After working as a professional engineer, architect and land surveyor to the city of Toronto, Howard and his wife decided to retire here and agreed to convey their land to the city, provided that they agree to certain conditions.
The High Park tourist attractions include the hillside gardens, the zoo, Colborne Lodge historical museum, two playgrounds for children, the Grenadier Café and amphitheater. Other than this, the park also offers a tennis court, picnic areas, nature trails for hiking, sports fields and pools for sporting activities. Another attraction is the trackless train, which is a tractor decorated to look like a train. It operates from spring to fall and offers everyone a tour of the park under 30 minutes.
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How do I find the trackless train?
The seasonal train runs in the months of April, September, and October; and on weekends from 10:30 AM to dusk. The train goes through the entire park and picks up people on the way. Although the park is free to enter and enjoy, you will need to purchase tickets for this from the relevant counter.
Does the park have a washroom?
Yes, the park has a total of 7 washrooms, including the ones at the Grenadier Restaurant. The washrooms at The Chess House at the Bloor Street entrance and Parkside Drive & High Park Boulevard are open from 8:00 AM to dusk all year round.
Is parking available?
Yes, free parking is available in the park.
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