Residents come together each year to create natural ice rinks on parkland. About 30 to 40 natural ice rinks are built each year and each offer a great back-to-nature skating experience.

Review the Natural Ice Rink Guide for instructions on making and maintaining your rink. You can also download and print an application form. Applications are closed for the 2022/23 season.

Natural ice rinks are weather dependent.

Park Address District
Baird Park 275 Keele St. Etobicoke York
Bennington Heights Park 465 Heath St. North York
Bestview Park 115 Bestview Dr. North York
Blantyre Park 180 Fallingbrook Rd. Scarborough
Bridlewood Park 445 Huntingwood Dr. Scarborough
Carlton Park 20 Edith Ave. Toronto East York
Casa Loma Parkette 328A Walmer Rd. Toronto East York
Caswell Park 18 Caswell Dr. North York
Chandos Park North 75 Lightbourne Ave. Toronto East York
Cheltenham Park 43 Mildenhall Rd. North York
Coronation Park – York 2700 Eglinton Ave. W. Etobicoke York
Denison Park 108 Denison Rd. Etobicoke York
Dovercourt Park 155 Bartlett Ave. Toronto East York
Duncairn Park 71 Duncairn Rd. North York
Edithvale Park 131 Finch Ave. North York
Elizabeth Simcoe Park 180 Sylvan Ave. Scarborough
Fairfield Park 90 Lothian Ave. Etobicoke York
Florence Gell Park 85 Varsity Rd. Etobicoke York
Glen Stewart Park 351 Glen Manor Rd. Toronto East York
Glendora Park 201 Glendora Ave. North York
Henrietta Park 1A Henrietta St. Etobicoke York
Hideaway Park 23 Audley Ave. Toronto East York
Lessard Park 52 Lessard Ave. Etobicoke York
Lithuania Park 155 Oakmount Rd. Etobicoke York
Love Crescent Parkette 16 Love Cres. Toronto East York
Lucy Maud Montgomery Park 222 Riverside Dr. Etobicoke York
Lynndale Parkette 10 Lynndale Cres. Scarborough
Maple Leaf Park 320 Culford Rd. Etobicoke York
Merrill Bridge Road Park 5 Merrill Ave. Etobicoke York
Norwood Park 16 Norwood Rd. Toronto East York
Orchard Park 1987 Dundas St. E. Toronto East York
Parkview Park 355 Parkview Ave. North York
Phin Park 115 Condor Ave. Toronto East York
Ranchdale Park 44 Ranchdale Cres. North York
Ritchie Avenue Parkette 77 Ritchie Ave. Etobicoke York
Runnymede Park 221 Ryding Ave. Etobicoke York
Sandown Park 50 Natal Ave. Scarborough
Sorauren Avenue Park 289 Sorauren Ave. Etobicoke York
Stanley Greene Park 55 Stanley Green Blvd. North York
Three Valleys Park 82 Three Valleys Dr. North York
Totts Tot Lot 1 Gradwell Dr. Scarborough
Trace Manes Park 110 Rumsey Rd. North York
Vine Avenue Playground 200 Vine Ave. Etobicoke York
Wadsworth Park 120 Connolly St. Toronto East York
Wanless Park 250 Wanless Ave. North York
Wigmore Park 106 Wigmore Dr. North York
Wychwood Barns Park 76 Wychwood Ave. Toronto East York
Strathburn Park 55 Strathburn Blvd. Etobicoke York
Jean Sibelius Square 50 Kendal Ave. Toronto East York
Leslie Grove Park 1158 Queen St. E. Toronto East York

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