Recognized as one of the most significant natural sites in Toronto, over one-third of High Park remains in a natural state. A jewel in the city’s park system, residents and visitors can enjoy its many attractions, playgrounds and features year-round.
1873 Bloor Street West
TTC Information: Travel to High Park Station. Exit the east side of High Park Station and continue east to High Park Ave. Walk south to Bloor St. West and cross over the intersection at the lights into the park.
This 30-minute scenic ride weaves through the park, picking up other passengers along the way. The train operates on a seasonally and tickets can be purchased from the train operator with one stop-over privilege.
Schedule: It runs April, September and October on weekends from 10:30 a.m. to dusk, and runs from May to Labour Day on weekdays and weekends from 10:30 a.m. 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 416-721-2012 or email email@example.com.
High Park is home to a large collection of Japanese cherry trees. Every spring when the weather warms up, these trees come into bloom. Their brilliant and graceful display of cherry blossoms (sakura) draws visitors from across the city and beyond.
Children’s Play Areas
High Park features lots of activities for children. With several playgrounds, including the castle play structures of the Jamie Bell playground, kids are sure to have fun. During summer months, take a dip in the wading pool or outdoor swimming pool.
Cross Country Skiing
During the winter months, cross-country skiing is permitted anywhere in the park. Note that no trail grooming is provided.
Cycling is permitted in High Park on paved roadways only.
Dog Off-Leash Area
Select areas and trails within High Park are designated off-leash areas. Please be considerate and share these trails with hikers and runners.
One of the most picturesque areas in the park, Grenadier Pond attracts visitors year round. This is an Environmentally Significant Area, so dogs must be kept on a leash.
It is also a favourite fishing spot, however, there are no boats permitted on Grenadier Pond and anglers must have a current license and observe sport fishing regulations.
The City has implemented an ice monitoring program for skating on the pond, however, no clearing or maintenance is done.
High Park Zoo
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 a.m. to dusk.
Outdoor Artificial Ice Rink
The outdoor artificial ice rink is open during the winter months. It provides the opportunity for skating, shinny hockey and groups.
Outdoor Swimming Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open during summer months, mid-June to Labour Day.
There are 3 baseball diamonds and 2 soccer fields located in High Park on the west-side of Colborne Lodge Drive. Learn more about booking sports fields.
There are 3 public courts located on the east-side of Colborne Lodge Drive and 3 public courts on the artificial ice rink surface opposite the outdoor swimming pool. Learn more about booking tennis courts.
Experience High Park on foot. The Spring Creek and West Ravine nature trails take you through the natural forest on clearly marked paths where you’ll see a variety of wildlife and native plants and trees. Visit the High Park Nature Centre to take part in organized walks.
Children’s Gardening and Eco Programs
Toronto has a growing population of budding organic gardeners who learn to plant, water, weed and harvest at the High Park Children’s Garden. For more information contact Keely Forth, 416-392-1329 or firstname.lastname@example.org or check out Nature & Eco Programs.
A wide variety of events, exhibits and programming for all ages is held year-round at Colborne Lodge.
High Park Nature Centre
Nestled in the park, in the former High Park Forest School, the High Park Nature Centre is a non-profit organization supported by the City that offers programs for all ages. These include walks, workshops and camps.