City park, a vacation spot with excellent infrastructure for visitors. The territory has its own zoo, playgrounds, footpaths, flowering gardens, a variety of cultural sites. The park is located in a picturesque hilly area, dotted with hollows and small lakes. On weekends, visitors can enjoy picnics on the lawns; sports fans can play tennis or go jogging.
It's a good park and spacious. I see that there are bikes to rent to use, bike lanes and lots of good things. Haven't explored much of it yet, because I've always just gone as supervising the children. I've only gone to the splash.. Read more » pad and park.
Very nice park, well kept, a lot of trails to walk in and many different scenery to see throughout the park. It is even possible to see a lot of wildlife including small critters and the infamous Canadian Goose, a complete change of pace from the big.. Read more » city all around the park! There are a lot of infrastructures available for activities including a pool and tennis courts. Numerous places are available to have a little picnic. I highly recommend visiting this place at least once, for tourists and locals alike.
August 2023 5*
Visited the place with family on weekend. PARKING IS NOT ALLOWED ON WEEKEND AND YOU WILL NEED TO PARK ON ROAD SIDE NEAR BLOOR STREET.
The place is very nice for kids as there are so many activities to do. You can also take vehicle ri.. Read more »de ($5 per person). There is zoo, splash pad, play areas and picnic area.
Also there is big lake inside the park but no beach. It is good to just sit and relax. Toilets are cleaned and well maintained. There are few restaurants inside the park so you will not find many options.
You can spend quality time with you family and can enjoy different activities.
If you are a nature lover, this park is a must visit. There are so many activities to do here.
Swimming pool, tennis court, skating rink, childrens play areas, baseball court, soccer court, cafes, and so many trails to walk around. Paved roads as w.. Read more »ell as pebbles pathways.
There is also a trackless train which gives a full trip of the park including the large pond area. Enjoy the ride around the park.
Take a book and enjoy reading under the trees, enjoy trail walking, grab a picnic basket and just enjoy the beauty.
The large maple leaf garden is another famous spot to look at.
Awesome park to walk with family. Went at the beginning of july there. Parking is not too easy to spot. 3$/hour. There are plenty of chippies and squirrels to feed with peanuts. We saw a very cute, non-poisonous snake there and ate a lot of black ras.. Read more »pberries and some mulberry fruits! Many nice blooming flowers. There is also a good, kid-friendly playground with slides fountains, etc.
We went to High Park on Sunday, and I expected to see lots of people there. However, it was very quite (probably due to the rain). We loved the Zoo and the playground. Although the Zoo is not very big, it is maintained well. Restrooms are open for pu.. Read more »blic, lots of picnic area. The only problem was finding the parking. We parked outside the High Park within 5 min walk.
Very nice park and surrounding area. Quite surprised at how lush and diverse the forest is considering it's in downtown Toronto. The free zoo was entertaining and the gardens were beautiful.
Be advised... it is quite hilly. Definitely worth it, .. Read more »just make sure you're ready for it.
100% recommend it. It has a Stanley Park (Vancouver) vibe.
Absolutely must visit, so worth it! Doesn’t feel like you’re in Toronto. Beautifully well kept, there’s tons of trails for walking, biking and spots to enjoy nature. The restrooms were clean. There’s fishing, a zoo and tons of.. Read more » little animals like chipmunks, squirrels, ducks and Canadian geese.. perfect spot for a picnic, to walk your dog or just sit and read a book in the sun! Highly recommend!
This is surely one of the best public parks in the city of Toronto. Not only is it situated in a nice part of town, but you honestly can't even tell that you are in a large urban metropolis. There's so many different trees and wildlife in t.. Read more »he park. There are also tennis courts and a swimming pool and kilometers of cycling trails. It's great for walking hiking picnics. It's also pet friendly, so it's a great place to walk your dog or bring your kids to play. The park offers so much to see and there are so many different areas within the park that you can easily spend the whole weekend at the park and not have covered it all. There is also the High Park zoo, which has a good variety of animals for kids and adults alike! For anyone who lives in the city as well as for visitors, this is a must-see free activity!
High Park in Toronto is an absolute gem! This sprawling urban oasis offers a breathtaking escape from the bustling city. The park's lush greenery, picturesque gardens, and serene ponds create a tranquil atmosphere. The cherry blossoms in spring .. Read more »are a sight to behold, drawing crowds from far and wide. With its extensive trails, High Park is a paradise for nature lovers and hikers. The highlight, of course, is the magnificent Grenadier Pond, perfect for picnics or leisurely strolls. Whether you're seeking solitude or a fun-filled day with family and friends, High Park is a must-visit destination in Toronto.
High Park is an idyllic oasis nestled in the heart of Toronto. I recently had the pleasure of visiting during the cherry blossom season, and it was a breathtaking experience. The park's lush greenery was punctuated with stunning bursts of pink a.. Read more »nd white as the cherry trees bloomed, creating a serene and beautiful atmosphere.
But the cherry blossoms were not the only highlight of my visit. High Park is also home to a fantastic zoo, which features a variety of fascinating animals.
The animals all seemed healthy and happy, and it was clear that they are well-cared for by the dedicated zoo staff.
In addition to the cherry blossoms and the zoo, High Park also boasts numerous other attractions, including walking trails, gardens, and playgrounds. The park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and connect with nature.
Overall, my experience at High Park was wonderful. The combination of the beautiful cherry blossoms and the exciting zoo animals made for a truly memorable visit. Whether you're a nature lover or just looking for a fun day out with the family, I would highly recommend a trip to this lovely Toronto gem.
Cherry blossoms still in full bloom. Although not a sunny day today it was quite pleasant to walk around since there were not a lot of people. Also nice to see many different birds up close!
Parking not available inside the park during Cherry blosso.. Read more »m season. Extra portable toilets available.
High park is my favourite part of Toronto especially when you want surround yourself with nature without getting out Toronto. Fall is so stunning here. There are lots of small trains for a easy hike in the park. And btw, this park is huge, with a bea.. Read more »utiful lake with swans and ducks.
Must visit if you are a tourist, or looking to go for a trail run or just to spend some peaceful time in nature. Heads-up: weekend can be busy, especially in summers and everyone is here taking lots of pictures.
It may be the best park in Toronto! It's suitable for hiking or walking dogs in summer, and there are many facilities and trails to choose from. There are a zoo, nature trails, and a dog walks area, a swimming pool, a tennis court, playgrounds, .. Read more »and many trees! There are a lot of parking spaces here and many shared bicycles to rent. It is also convenient to have a subway station next to the park. We visited this park for the first time and had a great afternoon here.
Beautiful setting for an outdoor concert of wonderful music. Great sound system. Very friendly volunteer stuff. Be sure to take a blanket to cover the ground as it’s not very well-maintained. Would be nice if wood chips were put down on the pat.. Read more »h to make it a little bit more appealing. Canada stage always does wonderful productions. Very reasonable pay what you want pricing.
I have loved this park since my dad used to take me as a kid. Now I take my kids whenever I can. The park here is amazing, my kids love playing on it. The animals here are what really get me to go. It’s nice to be able to walk through their lit.. Read more »tle zoo area free of charge. This park is one of the best in Toronto for sure.
john layson jr
Very nice park! One of the best free park that I have ever seen. Especially during cherry blossom season! People is packed during weekends so better go during weekdays to appreciate the nature and peacefulness of the place. It does not feel that it w.. Read more »as situated inside a city. Finding a place to park your car near the park is kinda difficult, we have to park near the lake and walk which is okay since the weather is good. We will definitely go back! You also have to walk to find restaurants
It's a huge park, very beautiful and great for a lot of activities. Parking inside is closed during weekends, nearby street parking is usually full and finding a spot becomes bit of a hassle sometimes and has 3 hours limit. But once you get insi.. Read more »de, it's great for spending time with family in a beautiful natrual serene environment. Great for a walk, cycling, picnic with friends and family, there's also a free zoo where kids enjoy watching and interacting with the animals. It's specially beautiful during the cherry blossom season and offers great spots for taking beautiful pictures. The play area is also great for kids of all ages. Overall it's one of the best parks in the city!
Muzammel Haque Mukul
It’s beautiful. Very nice place to hangout with friends, family or alone if you like. You can see various types of bird, goose, swans. On top you will find parking, washroom, food place for convenience (not sure if they are open around the year.. Read more »). Rent a bicycle or walk around to see beautiful nature. Only issue I would say it’s busy sometime
High Park is a (very) large park in a fairly urban area of the city. Its vastness makes it appealing to a large crowd of people, as there are many things to do here. Fishing, bird spotting, soccer, picnics, sledding, Cherry Blossom viewing, running, .. Read more »biking. This park is great for all of those things and more. I’m not a fan of how disorganized the place is though, and I’m especially not a fan of the road that goes through most of the park. Why is it necessary for this road to be open to cars? Let cyclists and pedestrians enjoy it. There is a lot of parking on the Bloor Street entrance, where cars access should end. This wouldn’t be such an issue if this park wasn’t so large or if there were better options for pedestrians to get to different areas. Unfortunately, that is not the case, and pedestrians and cyclists are forced to share the path with cars. I do appreciate the frequent speed bumps, but traffic calming is not a real solution. Anyways, besides the traffic routing issue, and the disorganized nature (which might be inevitable given the size of this park), this place is pretty great.
great place for a long walk. you can spend the whole day here. many places for children, a mini zoo, a large area for walking with dogs. many animals are found right along the trails. there is a summer pool. .
One of my favorite parks in the city! Spans over a significant area and offers opportunities for different kinds of activities: tennis courts, biking lanes, beautifully landscaped pockets of parks within the park where you can relax and read, an open.. Read more » air zoo, a theater stage, a restaurant, a playground for kids etc. Popular during the cherry blossom season. Definitely a must-visit to enjoy and get out of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Vast forested park that is beautifully landscaped in many areas with nice walking paths with lovely vistas. Many walking trails throughout the treed areas with excellent fenced dog walking spaces. An incredible park to enjoy all year long. Great zoo .. Read more »and nice playgrounds. Perfect for: hiking, swimming, tennis, picnics, Shakespeare in the Park, biking, fishing, walking, dogs, bird watching, naps, group gatherings, baseball, cherry blossoms, skating, hockey, soccer. Restaurant, when open, has a good all day breakfast with plenty of seating indoor and out as well as ample parking.
This Park is huge it is easy to get lost inside. Don’t worry, use google maps to get you exactly where you want go. It is very well maintained. Lots of clean washrooms, restaurants and coffee shops. There are several lakes and a small zoo insid.. Read more »e the park. I enjoyed not only the beauty of the landscape, but it is also a heaven for bird watching. A very good place to take the children.
So much to do for adults/kids. Big play park, animals. We did the train ride around the park and enjoyed it, it’s about 30 minutes. Can take your bicycles and enjoy nature, have a picnic, they have a pool as well as a splash pad. Busy during th.. Read more »e summer, best to get there before lunch to get parking if you want to park near play park, splash pad.
Hidden jam in the heart of the city. I always try to avoid driving to Toronto due to traffic specially in rush hours. But this was a highly recommended place from a friend and my family was pretty happy with the experience. Must visit place for famil.. Read more »y with kids. Park is very well maintained and also offers mini zoo, multiple parks within for kids, pretty good restaurant and special train ride for all age groups. Kids enjoyed each moment of our visit and that made the experience special for us. We will surely visit again.
Very beautiful park. One of the places to hit up if you're in the city. Took my nephew for the first time and he enjoyed the train ride around the park, the castle playground, the zoo, as well as flying his kite in the open fields. There's .. Read more »a lot to enjoy.
One of my favourite parks in Toronto - the park where I proposed to my wife. Great place for the family and a visual delight during the cherry blossom bloom. I love this park and HIGHLY recommend it for you nature lovers out there. Bring a doobie or .. Read more »ten and have yourself a good old time in the sun - you're guaranteed to make some friends. Remember, sharing is caring! ???
What more is there to say about this vintage park that hasn't been said already?
Year round experiences. Favourite for dog lovers and professional walkers. Grenadier Cafe is one of the best restaurants in Toronto. Good wholesome meals at afforda.. Read more »ble prices and great service. Two spacious treed patios with that park like atmosphere.
Emily Michelle Fata
The perfect place for a picnic and enjoying the outdoors! My friends and I enjoyed a lunch together near the giant maple leaf garden arrangement by the lake. There’s plenty of trees there, making it easily to decide if you want to stay in the s.. Read more »hade or out directly in the sun.
During these COVID times, I recommend visiting early- to mid-afternoon on a weekday, as there are far less people and it’s easier to walk around safely without a mask. It’s still doable later in the evening, just a bit more difficult.
Definitely 5 star for what its worth. Stunningly beautiful! The other reviews have gotten the right...
1. Entrance and parking information is not intuitively available. Had me going around in circles, in traffic, for a while. Info on Google maps.. Read more » needs to be updated.
2. Place could do with better maps, once inside.
3. Except near the entrance, washrooms were closed.
What a memorable experience at High Park! High Park has got it all in terms of ideal things a park should ordinarily have. All facilities within the park look so maintained and there are several fun activities you can engage in that can suit both kid.. Read more »s and adults. The hills, zoo and ocean view gives it a yet another beautiful scenery anyone would adore greatly.
If you're looking for fun and relaxation either as an individual, family or a group, then I would recommend High Park. Looking forward to my next visit.
A great place for walk and biking. Plenty of children play available in the park. There is a swimming pool situated in the park. It's very close to High park subway station which is very convenient to reach this place. There share bike points av.. Read more »ailable near the park where one can rent the bikes for rent and enjoy the ride. A public washroom available inside the park. There are few snacks points available inside the park.
High Park is very large so you can always find a nice spot to settle in with a book, go for a walk, visit the zoo they have, etc. It's nice for a picnic, bringing kids to, or just being alone. I do recommend wearing comfortable shoes, and keepin.. Read more »g weather appropriate attire on. There's usually bathrooms around to use, but due to covid some (if not all) are closed at the time of this review. Please be mindful that you may not be able to use one when visiting.
Wonderful 399-acre city park with something for almost everyone in every season including a small zoo (though temporarily closed at the time of writing), a large pond, two small duck ponds, woods, gardens, picnic areas, playgrounds, an outdoor amphit.. Read more »heatre (Shakespeare in High Park), Bike Share rental racks, outdoor skating rink, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, outdoor swimming pool, group fire pits and picnic shelters (get a permit/reservation), outdoor sculptures, fountains, cherry blossoms, a restaurant, educational center, and a historical house/museum! Accessible by subway, streetcar, bike, and car (note: closed to cars on summer weekends and some other occasions).
Great place to get high if that's your thing. Jokes aside high park is an amazing place to spend time. The dog park is large and includes a wooded area, also featuring a long wide fenced area to walk your dogs off leash. Its a little hard to exp.. Read more »lain but its very unique and neat. There are countless paved and unpaved trails for all types of recreation. Lots of grassy landscaped areas that join to Grenadier pond. There is a small ZOO! There are two hockey/skating rinks, multiple tennis courts, a soccer field, a swimming pool and multiple play structures for children. There's also a restaurant near the center of the park too. And finally this is one of the best places to view the cherry blossom bloom in the city, but there can be crazy crowds at that time so maybe go early in the day to get good pictures.
Such a lovely park that lets you forget that you are in the city. Great spot for tobogganing in winter. It can get quite busy at times. There are a few different spots where you can purchase food or ice creams. In summer there is an outdoor pool. in .. Read more »Spring, you can see the beautiful cherry blossoms. There is a splash pad and a number of playgrounds. There are also several trails for exploring.
High Park is one place that you can never get enough of. The greenery and the space is very refreshing. This is what it looks like in the fall. So beautiful, each time I visit, I see a different side of it I had never seen before. Definitely worth it.. Read more ». P.S: there is a small zoo in the park ? One advice: if you are going there for a meet-up/hangout (while observing the social distancing rules or when everything opens up ?), sharing your live location would be very helpful in identifying where group members are. Once again, this place is huge and beautiful! ?
Was here last week for a nice walk with the family and we were so happy we went. The leaves were still changing colours so it was beautiful but that meant the park was packed with people wanting to take pictures (clearly we weren’t the only one.. Read more »s lol)
This park is huge so there are plenty of places to sit or have a picnic (you can find benches and tables throughout the park)
We loved that there was so much wildlife, from adorable chipmunks that run around in the forests everywhere (literally never seen so many before) to blue jays, which I find rare to come across in the city. There is also a nice lake for those who want to sit by the water.
Definitely the best park in Toronto.
The only issue is trying to get in or out of the park during peak hours (which happened to us) so plan ahead and avoid high traffic times. It literally took us almost 20 minutes to try and get out of the park.
I call it Toronto's Central Park. Endless opportunities for beautiful photos. Great for a nice picnic. A good mix of both open and shaded areas. My favourite spot is near the pond. Its just great to be able to have a 'nature getaway' w.. Read more »ithout actually leaving the city.
J. M. Ziadeh
A massive park with plenty of scenic trails, waterfront views, enclosed pool, garden and even a snack bar!
As a social hub for the Bloor West Village, High Park also hosts many events such as the Ukrainian Festival (complete with live music, cultura.. Read more »l clothing and souvenirs), the High Park Harvest Festival and the popular annual bloom of High Park's Japanese Cherry Blossoms.
Keep an eye out for the miniature train rides which circle the park and the eye-catching wood carvings etches into various trees along the trails!
Always a great place to visit with kids for the afternoon. Not a long tedious trek, only a dozen or so different animals. The kids playground keeps them entertained and of course the ducks in the pond. The ice cream truck is always fun, but a moment .. Read more »on the lips...
High Park is a great place to see the seasons in Toronto. You can still safely Social Distance while you are there. The sights are beautiful with the natural and gardens in the Park. There are a few parks inside it to make it friendly for the kids. K.. Read more »ids can run around here for hours.
I have been to High Park many times, but This trip was different. My roommate took me through the forest on paths I have never been on. It was beautiful. You can almost forget you are in the city if it wasn't for the noise of traffic. The colors.. Read more » of trees this time of year is absolutely perfect. Its a great place for everyone to get a little peace in the city.
Beautiful part. Very good for family visits. Lots of hiking trails. Labyrinth, little zoo (no feeding) and amazing wooden castle-playground. And you might spot a parent frog amongst other parents watching their kids playing :)
So many things to do and adventures to be had. The kids love going on hikes where we end up wherever we want and just enjoy whatever we come across along the way. The "tunnels", which are a bunch of shrubs that have grown into an interconn.. Read more »ected, canopy-like structure that kids can crawl, walk, and play hide n' go seek in, are super fun!
High Park never ceases to amaze me. Lots of options for easy to moderate walks depending on your ability and will. Greatly maintained gardens and quaint little nooks make it such a cute place to visit. It feels both huge and intimate at the same time.. Read more ».
They also have lots of wildlife and birds for biedwatching. And the zoo is always a hit with the kiddos.
If you have kids or just love the out doors you will understand why I love this place. From its large play structures for kids to play or just strolling over to look at the animals there is lots to do here and it's all free, yes free. For the ad.. Read more »ults you can relax in one of the many green spaces, take a stroll and explore the place. There is also space for picnics or having a good time with company.
High Park is always a great place to visit, a green oasis in a modern city, and occasionally quite busy. An outdoor swimming pool, zoo, and kids' playgrounds and splash pads. Picnic tables and benches, latter can be found in surprising or seclud.. Read more »ed areas throughout the park on vast trails. Several kilometers long circular path great for cycling, jogging or rollerblading. And at various times one can enjoy the cherry blossoms, open stage performances, and other events - check High Park's events calendar. Remember to visit the pond at the South side where kids can play with ducks. Really.