High Park

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High Park information

Toronto , Canada
Address
Street 1873 Bloor St W
Getting there
subway High Park
tram 501, 506, 508
More information
www.toronto.ca/parks/featured-parks/high-park
Opening hours
dawn-dusk
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Lonely Planet review

Toronto's favorite and best-known park is a wonderful place to unfurl a picnic blanket, swim, play tennis, bike around, skate on the Grenadier Pond in the winter, or in the spring meander through the groves of cherry blossoms donated to the park by the Japanese ambassador in 1959. There's also a theatrical stage, a small children's zoo and Colborne Lodge, built in 1836 by the Howard family, who donated much of High Park to the city in 1873.

To get here, bus 30B picks up at High Park subway station, then loops through the park on weekends and holidays from mid-June to early September. Otherwise it's a 200m walk to the north gates. The 506 High Park streetcar drops off on the east side of the park. If you exit the park by Colborne Lodge at the south gates, walk down to Lake Shore Blvd W and catch any eastbound streetcar to downtown.