During our springtime hike I couldn’t help but take notice that the park was full of activity. The people who filled the park — whether it was for a picnic, a jog, walking the dog, or just out playing catch — all seemed to be really enjoying the wilderness atmosphere, almost oblivious to the fact that we were right smack in the middle of Canada’s most populated metropolis. High Park has over a million people visit it each year. It is easy to get to by car and TTC and since it’s a city park, it’s free!
The tour eventually came to an end, and along our walk the kids pointed out the places where they’ve seen raccoons; we also spotted a family of hawks, and a few butterflies flying around. At the end of the day I was wishing that it hadn’t taken me so long to visit such an amazing place.
Be sure to visit the park this spring, and take full advantage of Toronto’s greatest green space.
For more information about High Park, visit highparktoronto.com.
The High Park Community Advisory Council (HPCAC) is a volunteer group made up of a broad range of park users, including individuals and organized groups.
The HPCAC provides public input on park policies, goals and objectives; helps facilitate volunteer involvement in park initiatives; and promotes public awareness and responsible stewardship of the park.
For info on how you can get involved in protecting and maintaining Toronto’s largest green space, visit www.highpark.org
By Ethan August