This organic education garden is home base to day camps, school programs and free community events. The garden features beds shaped in the letters ABC, a sandbox and rainwater collection barrels. For more information contact Keely Forth, 416-392-1329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This rare Regency picturesque cottage is a graceful monument to John and Jemima Howard, the couple who founded High Park. John Howard, one of Toronto's first architects, as well as a City engineer and surveyor, built Colborne Lodge in 1837.
One of the most picturesque areas in the park, Grenadier Pond attracts visitors year round. It is a favourite fishing spot; however be aware that there are no boats permitted on Grenadier Pond and anglers must have a current license and observe sport fishing regulations. Ice skating is also not permitted on the pond.
The Ontario Foundation for Visually Impaired Children operates out of the High Park Forest School, running a daily group program for children (age 2-5) who have blindness or visual impairment. The program emphasizes unique teaching strategies and learning styles of young children with visual impairments, in order to facilitate their overall development, environment access and interactions with their family and community. Contact April Cornell at 416-767-5977 for more information.
Located on Deer Pen Road, the High Park Zoo offers both domestic and exotic animals including bison, llamas, peacocks, deer, highland cattle and sheep. Please do not feed animals as they are on supervised diets! The zoo is open year round to visitors from 7:00 am to dusk.
A collection of three beautiful and elaborate gardens on the west side of the park have been attracting gardening enthusiasts and amateur photographers since the 1950’s. There are three distinct areas: the Hillside Gardens, the Hanging Gardens, and the Sunken Gardens. Please note that there is no wedding photography allowed.
This 30-minute scenic ride weaves through the park, picking up other passengers along the way. The train operates on a seasonable basis and tickets can be purchased from the train operator with one stop-over privilege.
Schedule: It runs April, September & October on weekends from 10:30 am to dusk, and runs from May to Labour Day on weekdays and weekends from 10:30 am to dusk (Operation is weather dependent).
Fare: Adults $4.50 per person, Children/Seniors (65+) $3.50 per person.
For further information or special group tours, please contact Carla Construction & Maintenance Ltd at
(416)716-4866 or email.