NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE: HIGH PARK
High Park is the place where Torontonians go to play.
An impressive footprint in the middle of the city, High Park offers everything from beautiful cherry blossom trees to a small zoo.
The park was bequeathed by John George Howard and became a municipal park in 1876. The landscape consists of hills and a network of two ravines. It is one of Toronto’s largest parks and is situated on 399 acres of land. The serene beauty of nature combined with hiking trails and sport facilities makes it an ideal place for all.
The park is known as one of the most significant natural sites in Toronto because it is home to many of nature’s species and plants.
The zoo in High Park originated in the 1900’s. Back then deer were kept inside the park, but now, visitors will be able to see bison, deer, llamas, peacocks, highland cattle, and much more.
Tucked away inside of the park, Grenadier Cafe offers High Park visitors an affordable and cozy place to dine.
From traditional breakfast to sweet delights, the cafe offers a variety of choices. Whether you’re sitting indoors or outdoors, the cafe has a natural-style environment so visitors are surrounded by the park’s beauty at all times.
Looking for delicious food to take home? Bloor-West village, located near High Park, has a butcher shop that is famously known as the oldest butcher shop’ in Toronto, the Bloor Meat Market.
It resembles a village corner store and offers its customers with affordable and fresh choices. Not a fan of meat?
Check out the Carload Food Market for a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables at cheap prices.
Sunnyside, coined by John George Howard, is a lakefront district that was the main source of recreational fun from 1922 to 1955.
From playing volleyball and dining at the Sunnyside Pavilion Cafe to swimming, it is an iconic location that offers a unique setting for many ocassions. Find out more here.