Parks, Gardens & Beaches
The Toronto Islands provide a great, refreshing escape from downtown with a beautiful view of Lake Ontario on one side, and the city skyline on the other.
This large, centrally located park is a jewel in Toronto’s park system.
Toronto has many natural areas including ravines, woodlands, and the shoreline of glacial Lake Iroquois, on both private and public land.
With thousands of plants, flowers, shrubs and decorative trees, Toronto's gardens and conservatories are great places for exploration and inspiration.
Many of Toronto’s waterfront parks have sand or cobble beaches for you to enjoy including 11 designated swimming beaches.
Toronto's parks are home to unique and wonderful animal attractions that are open year round. Each offers a distinctive setting in which to experience, appreciate and learn about animals.
Responding to increased demand for off-leash areas, the City of Toronto invested over $5 million between 2009 and 2016, improving and creating DOLAs all across the city.
There are hundreds of great parks throughout Toronto. Each one is important to its neighbourhood, and many have special features that make them popular destinations for residents and visitors alike.