Parks & Nature in Toronto

Where local Airbnb hosts go be one with nature. Join them in their favourite parks, beaches, and trails.


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My favourite get-away in the city. An enormous green space, full of trees, many squirrels , a big pond, a tiny zoo featuring beautiful llamas, lots of walking trails and fresh air. Go on a hike! Ve... read more

Don't be fooled by the address. It is a 10 minute walk from Triller Grove. Walk west from Triller for four blocks to the west side of Claude Ave. Walk a few steps north and take the walkway west to... read more

High Park is Toronto's largest green space and it is a 25 minute walk or short subway ride away. The park boasts gorgeous gardens, a petting zoo, large playground with a large wooden medieval cast... read more

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We lived on a street bordering this park for a few years and fell in love with the parks' vibrancy and multi-purposes. The area is pretty darn cool too! Start by walking around the park, kick a bal... read more

The heart and soul of Toronto's west end, Trinity Bellwoods is filled with everything a warm summer day needs - tennis courts, baseball fields, a dog bowl, slackline posts, and plenty of quiet shad... read more

Awesome vibe in the park with tolerated public responsible drinking in the summer and lots of dogs and dog lovers. Located in trendy queen west and near up and coming Ossington Ave. Lots of cool s... read more

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Woodbine Beach

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1675 Lake Shore Blvd E·Map·Website·

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Woodbine Beach is the largest of the four beaches in the Beaches in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located along Lake Shore Boulevard at the foot of Woodbine Avenue, it is next to Ashbridge's Bay and Ke... read more

This is a fun place to be in Toronto in the summer. Pack a picnic, rent a paddle board or join a game of beach volleyball. You can bike, rollerblade, scooter or run and along the paved pathways and... read more

Amazing waterfront in the warmer temperatures. Great to just hang out, have a picnic, go for a bike ride or walk. For those more sports inclined, you will find about 100 beach volleyball courts b... read more

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Once a sand, gravel and clay quarry, Christie Pits is one of Toronto's great downtown parks. 21 acres in size and approximately 1.4 kilometres around, the park offers great tobogganing and skating ... read more

Across from the Christie subway station. The park features the Alex Duff Memorial Pool, located at its edge are three baseball diamonds, a multi-sport field, basketball and volleyball courts, an ar... read more

Huge park about a 10-15 minute walk away. Some facilities include: - Baseball park - Bike trails - Basketball court - Volleyball court - Picnic area - Playground - Pool - Outdoor amphitheatre - Ou... read more

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One of Toronto’s newest beaches, Sugar Beach lets you relax on the sand by Lake Ontario near the Corus Building. It includes dozens of pink umbrellas and white beach chairs, optimal for relaxing!

Although you can't swim at Sugar Beach, if you can secure a spot under one of the signature pink umbrellas, this is one of the nicest places in Toronto to sit and watch the day go by. The sand is f... read more

A cool city beach made with white sand and pink umbrellas. It is located next to the famous Sugar Factory and the Corus Quay building with bars, restaurants, broadcasters and a beautiful view.

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Tour the Farm’s scenic 7.5 acres along pathways through wooded areas, around ponds, and into butterfly-herb-flower-vegetable gardens. Visit the farm animals and chat with the farmer during daily ch... read more

Free admission. Open all year round daily from 9am to 5pm. Kids can see many farm animals, including cows, horses, donkey, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits, and farm cat... read more

It is a working farm and also a padding zoo. Tour the Farm’s scenic 7.5 acres along pathways through wooded areas, around ponds, and into butterfly-herb-flower-vegetable gardens. Visit the farm an... read more

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Community gathering place. Farmer's Market on Thursdays 3-7 (lots of prepared food to eat there and fresh food to bring home), book a camp fire pit, a communal bread oven, 2 skating rinks, baseball...

A hub of the community, this park boasts lush gardens, skating rink, basketball court, a community clay oven, Thursday afternoon Farmer's Market, fire pits, and is home to the Clay and Paper Theatr... read more

The farmer's market takes place every Thursday from 3-7. Friday evenings at 6 pm you can attend the family dinners featuring food prepared from the market. For kids: a playground and wading pool.

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A great spot to hang out if you're looking for a beach to chill on. There is a food truck there if you get hungry as well. On the last day of the weekend in the Summer, if you listen and follow y... read more

Cherry Beach is a lakeside beach park located at the foot of Cherry Street just south of Unwin Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is on Toronto's outer harbour just east of the Eastern Gap

I love going to Cherry Beach with the dog especially. If you have a car and a dog. This is a great spot to let them run off leash in the off-leash park. Even if you don't have a dog, this is a grea... read more

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Allan Gardens is one of the oldest parks in Toronto. Allan Gardens Conservatory is a major landmark and tourist attraction in downtown Toronto. A botanical gem in the heart of the city, Allan Garde... read more

Allan Gardens is one of the oldest parks in Toronto. Allan Gardens Conservatory is a major landmark and tourist attraction in downtown Toronto. A botanical gem in the heart of the city, Allan Garde... read more

Allan Gardens is one of Toronto's oldest public parks and has a 16,000 sf conservatory home to many rare tropical plants sourced from all over the word. Open 10am - 5pm it's a great place to visit.

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Take the Go Train into downtown Toronto and then cross on the ferry to the Toronto Islands. The Toronto Islands are located just offshore from the city centre and are home to parkland, the Billy B... read more

The 15 minute ferry ride from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal gives you one of the best ways to experience the Iconic Toronto Skyline. Centre-Island features a small amusement park for children, beauti... read more

The Toronto Islands have something for everyone. Whether you're renting bikes or walking it's fun to go over on the ferry. Wards island is a treat with its small cottages and quaint gardens. Centre... read more

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Great spot to take pictures of the Financial District sky line. In the winter the park features a large open skating rink and hill sliding. In the summer, it features great hiking trails, running... read more

Large park with a wooded area including hiking trails and spectacular views of Toronto's skyline. Great for photo ops, particularly around sunset, as the view from Broadview Ave. out over the Don V... read more

One of our largest east end parks. Many believe Riverdale offers the best views of the city, overlooking the Don Valley. Tennis courts, dog park, swimming pool, baseball and it connects to Riverdal... read more

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The home of our provincial (state) government, and also a huge park with lots of festivals and statues. Completed in 1893, the Ontario Legislative Building is a gorgeous example of Toronto's turn-o... read more

Check out this beautiful park in the middle of the city with bike paths and trees everywhere! Just to the South of it is the Queen's Park parliament building where our provincial government debates... read more

Queen's Park is an urban park in Downtown Toronto. Surrounded by UofT, this Toronto landmark is the site of the Ontario Legislative Building. Nice to see.

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Located on the Toronto waterfront, Tommy Thompson Park is a unique urban wilderness minutes from downtown. The park is located on a man-made peninsula, known as the Leslie Street Spit, which extend... read more

The Leslie street spit is comprised of reclaimed land from Old Toronto, some of it only as old a last week. As older buildings are torn down, much of the concrete brick waste is used to grow the sp... read more

Tommy Thompson Park is a unique urban wilderness minutes from downtown. The park is located on a man-made peninsula, known as the Leslie Street Spit. Great for walks or biking.

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A pedestrian/cycling path that links the Junction to Dundas West neighbourhood. Great place for a walk, jog or bike ride. It will also take you straight to the UP Express Bloor Station. If you cont... read more

Great for walking & cycling, surrounded by abandoned factories. Meet up with it at the western end of Wallace Ave, & walk north either for the Junction neighbourhood, or south for the Roncy neighbo... read more

The West Toronto Rail path. Multi use trail following the train tracks. Its starts at Osler and Cariboo Ave just south of the tracks.

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Bach's Suite No. 1 in G Major for unaccompanied cello is one of the best-loved pieces of string music. Inspired By Bach, he worked with Vermont landscape artist Julie Moir Messervy to design a bota... read more

Cellist Yo Yo Ma was inspired by the pictorial element in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello to produce Inspired by Bach, a six-part film series. Ma worked with landscape designer

This small cafe on the Harbourfront is a local gem, they offer excellent espresso based drinks, a large selection of soup, pastries, quiche, and other desserts.

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Located within the greater The Beaches neighbourhood, this is one of the most beautiful lakefront public spaces in the city, regardless of the season. Waterfront boardwalk for bikes, summer beach v... read more

We live in a neighbourhood called Beaches, and this is the reason why it's called the beaches. There is a great boardwalk to to go for walks or runs. It is a very popular location in the summer tim... read more

One of the most popular "Beach" destinations in Toronto's beloved east end community. Swimming, trails, a charming boardwalk, volleyball and much more!

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Active park all year round from skating rinks at winter and summer activities for all ages -free community experiences from Seniors day camp in the park to the best kids outdoor playground and wate... read more

Our favourite local park, Kew Gardens has an amazing playground, picnic areas, a skating rink, lawn bowling, a baseball diamond, a bandshell, and walking trails. The park is home to many local craf... read more

Fun park for the kids— a 15-20 minute walk (depending on speed of child). Big wooden structure to run around in. Bookstores, coffee shops, restaurants, art stores all along Queen St. East.

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From wonderful views of the city skyline from the ferry, to peaceful walking trails through parks and forest, to surprisingly beautiful beaches (even one that is clothing optional!), Toronto Island... read more

Toronto's only clothing-optional beach! Excellent swimming and massive beach for cruising, tanning and plain enjoying the gorgeous summer weather Toronto has to offer. Barbeque pits are located all... read more

Clothing optional, the most relaxed / liberal place to hang out with friends for a beer, bbq and amazing view of the sunset. It's like our own getaway across the lake.

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An 8 hectare park just steps away from the house, featuring two ball diamonds, a multipurpose sports field, two outdoor tennis courts, a volleyball court, a dog off-leash area, a wading pool and more.

A 10 minute walk from Earl Grey Gardens. A big beautiful space with lots of trees and great views of the city. The park has an off leash dog park, kid's play area, tennis courts, plus skating and t... read more

Gated safe beautiful playground -splash pad- newly renovated last year, tennis courts, Ball Hockey, soccer field, bathrooms

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A park in the city is a rare and this park is a gem! Outdoor concerts during summer and light festival during winters months. Whatever seasons of the year, the park is a must visit during your stay.

Beautiful green space and close-up views of St. James Cathedral, a sight to behold.

Check out the old church and park to relax, read, and frequent some of the shops surrounding the streets.

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Farmers' market on Saturday mornings year round! Delicious and fun. Grab brunch or food to make dinner. Maybe even a homemade craft.

This arts-based centre has transformed the surrounding neighbourhood. Excellent Saturday morning farmers' market. There's a hill to climb to get there, but then you can justify the butter tarts.

A converted old storage that now houses art galleries and events and a great little childrens park with water play area. We love the Saturday farmers' market.

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Enter the trail through Riverdale Park East. There is a stairs going down from the middle of a walking bridge. South to the lake and north to miles and miles hiking trails. Continue on the trail ... read more

Great place for walkers and runners and easy to get to from the condo — hard copies of maps to the trails will be available for you.

Hiking and biking trail that connects you from one end of the city to another by taking a hike through nature in the city...the trails run 32 km long - don't get lost now, follow the signs or bring... read more

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This is a cool destination where you can enjoy leafy hiking trails in the Don Valley, check out arts or food markets, see art or historical exhibits, and just marvel at the successful reclamation o... read more

You could drive here in 10 minutes or enjoy a lovely hike/bike mostly in the shade through Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, The Brick Works is worth half a day sightseeing to enjoy the historical old homes/... read more

This abandoned brick factory & quarry was turned into a series of ponds that clean water from the river & made into a wonderful farmer's market & art space. Free shuttle from Broadview Subway station.

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1755 Lake Shore Blvd W M6S 5A3 Leisure swim: 10am - 3:45pm / 5-8pm From Queensway and Parkside Drive, head south to the Lakeshore pedestrian/bike path. Walk west to Sunnyside/Gus Ryder Pool.

Enjoy the lake on a beautiful sand beach, take a walk or a bike ride along the boardwalk, play some beach volleyball, take a dip in the free outdoor pool, or enjoy a bite or a drink at the cafe!

In the spring, summer and early fall months, this is a great place to wander along the boardwalk by the lake. We love packing an evening picnic with some wine - not legal, so be subtle ;), and stay... read more

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An 8-hectare (20-acre) privately funded urban park in downtown Toronto, and features a canoe large enough for people to stand in and see over the Gardiner to Lake Ontario.

Beautiful romantic spot! It's ideal for a couple or a family walk ! Step into the red canoe and take a picture of the breathtaking Toronto skyline!!!

Nice place to play Frisbee, people watch, play soccer, play with dogs and meet some locals.

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Ashbridges Bay Park is located in a beautiful area on the waterfront in the east end of Toronto. It was named after Sarah Ashbridge, a widow and British loyalist from Philadelphia who settled here ... read more

Boardwalks, trails and beaches, OH MY. Beaches in Toronto?? In the summer the beach is filled with over 100 beach volleyball nets with acres left for lazing about or swimming. In Autumn the trai... read more

You can walk from Ashbridges Bay to the end of the Boardwalk, go for a Swim in the Lake (if it's warm enough) or just relax on the beach

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There is something on almost every weekend, craft show, art shows, farmers markets, movie night in the park, etc.

Yet another beach park right by the water! All the parks are connected by the beach so you can explore the entire waterfront.

You walk straight out of our place turn left, walking south, and in 20 min you'll reach the boardwalk. There's lots of parkland and it's a great place to picnic.

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Cedarvale Arena

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443 Arlington Ave·Map·

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I love this large greenspace lining the ravine - great for running, biking, or just plain old hanging out in the grass. It's perfect because it's not over-populated like a lot of the other parks i... read more

Huge, gorgeous, open outdoors park space for trail walking or running. Protip: follow the winding ravine to the trendy Spadina Village for great people-watching and treat-enjoying.

If you like to walk or run, Cedarvale Park is a short walk away up Arlington. It's a great big open space with trails and even a cricket pitch where you can catch the odd match in the summer months!

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Bluffers park is a 5 minute drive and provides the best views of the Scarborough Bluffs. It has a man made sand beach and is also a great place to view some beautiful boats.

Fantastic natural sand dunes, dramatic bluffs, and best beach in Toronto. Ssshhhhh. No one knows about it!

The Bluffs have been described as a "geological wonder" and a unique feature in North America

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Amazing new park right behind us built for the PanAm games, just starting to mature. Put your headphones in and stroll around the winding paths, then you're only two minutes away from the Distillery.

Children's playground, walking trails, splash pad, off-leash dog park. Great place to stroll (and access point to the Don Valley Trail which goes south to the waterfront and north to Greenworks Mar... read more

Park where the pan am athletes will be practicing. The village is across the street.