Sunnybrook ParkAddress: 1132 LESLIE ST Map It
District: North York
Sunnybrook Farm was the 154 hectare country estate of Joseph Kilgour in the late 1800s. It is located north of Leaside and south of the Bridle Path areas of the city. After Kilgour's passing, his wife Alice donated Sunnybrook Farms to the city in 1928 to be used as a park. The Kilgour barns were preserved and currently serve as a public riding school. The Metropolitan Police stabled here up until their move down to the stables at Exhibition Place in 2005. The park is home to many bike trails, dog parks, and Sunnybrook Stables with the fields now used for sports and recreation.
WILDLIFE - Listed as a top spot to see birds in the City's Birds of Toronto Biodiversity Series booklet.
ENVIRONMENTALLY SIGNIFICANT AREA - Glendon Forest provides a high quality forest habitat, dominated by sugar maple, eastern white pine, American beech and eastern hemlock trees in the West Don River Valley The wetland provides critical habitat for snapping turtles, Great Blue Herons and Red-winged Blackbirds. It is designated as an Environmentally Significant Area, because of its plant and animal diversity.
- TTC Information: Take the 54 Lawrence East or 51 Leslie Bus to Leslie Street at Eglinton North Side Stop. Walk a few metres north to the park entrance on the west side of Leslie.
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|Bottle Filling Station||1|
|Cricket Pitch Field||3||P|
|Dogs Off-Leash Area||1|
|Outdoor Fitness Equipment||1|