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“Beautiful Park on Bloor West” 4 of 5 stars
Review of High Park

High Park
1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2Z3, Canada
416-392-8188
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Ranked #5 of 250 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Parks, Zoos, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Biking, Sailing, Viewing wildlife
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Popular urban oasis offers a variety of outdoor recreation including ice-skating, baseball games, nature hikes and exploring the park's greenhouse.
Toronto, Canada
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“Beautiful Park on Bloor West”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you need a green recluse, place to let your dog play off-leash (in designated areas, of course), skating, swimming, running, photography, this is the place! Hubby and I brought our new camera out on family day to try and learn how to use it. We grabbed some coffees from a nearby Second Cup and went to enjoy the freshness of winter! It was pretty busy, but that is expected because it was a holiday. I'm embarrassed to say that I've never been there in the summer! Very easy to get to via public transit (subways, buses). We drove and I can't remember if the parking was free or not (shame again!). It was nice to see all the doggies frolicking around. Can't wait to visit when the trees start blooming! A must visit :-)

Visited March 2013
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“A real gem in the heart of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I challenge all city dwellers who work and live in the concrete jungle to TTC a few extra stops west to High Park. Escape the commercial feel of downtown and shift gears a moment to enjoy pristine fluffy white snow covered walking paths that meander along fresh water streams under the canopy of soaring trees. Every season holds it's own attraction. Families, couples, cross country skiiers and dog walkers revel in the joy of natures gift. You will hear all languages as you soak up nature and all unite in their appreciation for this amazing piece of heaven nestled in the heart of this incredible international city.

Visited February 2013
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“High Park is amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Best place to go on the weekend or during the weekday is High Park. MUST SEE THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS (Sakura trees) in Spring... that were given to Toronto as a gift from the citizens of Japan. Great trails and terrains. Great dog park. Close to the water and close to Bloor for folks who are on the subway. High Park is the best place to go when the sun is out.

Visited April 2012
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“Tranquil oasis in the midst of the big city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Winter, spring, summer or fall, there is always something free to do in High Park.
Free Shakespeare in the Park on summer evenings.
Free zoo for the young and the young at heart.
Terrific childrens' adventure playground--unfortunately, the original was torched by an arsonist but it was mostly restored, some of it even better than before, by last summer. Castle turrets with curly slides to exit, tire swings, pulleys to hang from, all sorts of wooden equipment to clamber over, under and through. A great photo op for taking pictures of the kids and grandkids.
The Grenadier pond is lovely and waterfowl abound.
There are lots of paths for hiking and meadows for strolling.
On the wintertime, one can bring one's cross country skis or snowshoes.
Or, for a fee, join Ted and the Toronto Adventure Group and he will provide the equipment and a two or three hour guided tour. Ted also rents canoes and kayaks from near the Old Mill subway station in the spring, summer and fall.

Visited October 2012
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“Been there too many time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Brilliant place for a family get together. Have lost count on how many times I have been here. Enjoy with your family.

Visited May 2012
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