This neighbourhood is rich in natural landscape and encompasses one of the most established and desirable areas of the city. Mature trees, serene lakes and leafy ravines fill High Park, which at over 160 acres is Toronto’s largest and is the most prominent feature of this area. Running from the Lakeshore in the south, Parkside Drive and Roncesvalles Avenue in the east, Ellis Park Drive and Clendennan Avenue in the west and Humberside Ave in the north, it is well served by the Bloor-Danforth subway line as well as streetcars and buses north-south. With the thriving community of Roncesvalles running to the east, the area is filled with culture and eateries and its architecture is as striking as its natural landscape.
Home to wildlife of all different kinds High Park is a firm favourite with families, couples, dog walkers and singles alike. It’s packed with activities: The Zoo is open all year round and is home to everything from peacocks to highland cattle, there’s a tennis club, public barbeques, visiting speakers and even seasonal drawing lessons.
High Park, 1873 Bloor Street West
High Park Zoo, Deer Pen Road
With High Park proving such a huge attraction in the area, coffee shops have sprung up around its perimeter. Reward yourself after an active afternoon by stopping by The Lunch Box for daily soups and fresh sandwiches or Cafe Novo for baked goods including biscotti, scones and vegan cakes and brownies.
The Lunch Box, 1731 Bloor Street West
Cafe Novo, 1986 Bloor Street West