Residents come together each year to create natural ice rinks on parkland. Natural ice rinks are built each year and each offer a great back-to-nature skating experience.

Applications for 2023/24 closed on November 29, 2023.

Review the Natural Ice Rink Guide for instructions on making and maintaining your rink.

The following rinks are approved for the 2023/24 season.

Natural ice rinks are weather-dependent.

Park Address
Baird Park 275 Keele St.
Bennington Heights Park 465 Heath St. E.
Bestview Park 115 Bestview Dr.
Bridlewood Park 445 Huntingwood Dr.
Brookfield Parkette 27 Brookfield Rd.
Carlton Park 20 Edith Ave.
Casa Loma Parkette 328A Walmer Rd.
Caswell Park 18 Caswell Dr.
Chandos Park North 75 Lightbourn Ave.
Cheltenham Park 43 Mildenhall Rd.
Coronation Park – Etobicoke 10 Judson St.
Denison Park 108 Denison Rd. W.
Dovercourt Park 155 Bartlett Ave.
Duncairn Park 71 Duncairn Rd.
Edithvale Park 121 Finch Ave. W.
Elizabeth Simcoe Park 180 Sylvan Ave.
Fairfield Park 90 Lothian Ave.
Fairmount Park 1725 Gerrard St. E.
Florence Gell Park 85 Varsity Rd.
Glen Stewart Park 351 Glen Manor Dr.
Glendora Park 201 Glendora Ave.
Hideaway Park 23 Audley Ave.
Henrietta Park 1 A Henrietta St.
Jean Sibelius Square 50 Kendal Ave.
Leslie Grove Park 1158 Queen St. E.
Lessard Park 52 Lessard Ave.
Lithuania Park 155 Oakmount Rd.
Love Crescent Parkette 16 Love Cres.
Lynndale Parkette 10 Lynndale Cres.
Merrill Park 5 Merrill Ave.
Morse Street Playground 76 Morse St.
Norwood Park 16 Norwood Rd.
Parkview Park 355 Parkview Ave.
Ranchdale Park 44 Ranchdale Cres.
Ritchie Avenue Parkette 77 Ritchie Ave.
Runnymede Park 221 Ryding Ave.
Sorauren Avenue Park 289 Sorauren Ave.
Stanley Greene Park 55 Stanley Green Blvd.
Totts Tot Lot 1 Gradwell Dr.
Vine Avenue Playground 200 Vine Ave.
Wadsworth Park 120 Connolly St.
Wanless Park 250 Wanless Ave.
Wigmore Park 106 Wigmore Dr.
Wychwood Barns Park 76 Wychwood Ave.

Locations must:

  • be within a City of Toronto park (or previously approved TDSB site)
  • have a maintained winter water service (no hydrants)
  • be on a flat area with good access, proper grading and adequate drainage
  • not be immediately next to private home owner property
  • have a heated storage facility or the potential to store equipment on private property (adjacent to a park)
  • not already have an artificial ice rink

The Community/Neighbourhood Group:

  • must have a minimum of six (6) participating members, with two (2) members designated as leaders and the primary contacts for City staff
  • members must attend a training and orientation session for any new locations or at the discretion of the Park Supervisor for any existing locations
  • members must be 18 years of age and older, due to physical demands
  • will be responsible for establishing the rink, flooding, snow removal and supervision

The City of Toronto will provide:

  • access to winter water service, water key, hoses and nozzle
  • access to two snow shovels per rink
  • access to lighting (where available)
  • public signage
  • instruction on how to build and maintain a natural ice rink

Boards and “Rink in a Box”

  • the use of boards are allowed at the Parks Supervisor’s discretion
  • boards are to be supplied, installed and stored by the Community/Neighbourhood Group
  • boards cannot be higher than 10″
  • staking into the ground in any manner is prohibited
  • a plastic liner, or “rink in a box”, is permitted, but in case of thaw, water cannot exceed 2″ as this may present a drowning hazard
  • fencing off of the Natural Ice Rink is prohibited