With over one million visitors annually, High Park is the jewel of Toronto’s park system. The park, over one-third of which remains in a natural state, is home to many species of wildlife, including birds, fish and animals. Recognized as one of the most significant natural sites within the City of Toronto, the park contains an outstanding concentration of rare plant species. The park offers many popular attractions as well as activities for visitors to enjoy.
Children’s Garden: The Children’s Garden (a 2009 David Suzuki Digs My Garden Contest award winner) is an organic education garden. It’s the home base for day camps, school programs, free family drop-ins and free community events.
Jamie Bell Adventure Playground: The Jamie Bell Adventure Playground is a one-of-a-kind, family meeting place inspired by the imagination and creativity of local community children. The playground is open year round, dawn to dusk and is unsupervised.
Colborne Lodge: This rare Regency picturesque cottage is a graceful monument to John and Jemima Howard, the couple who founded High Park. John Howard, one of Toronto’s first architects, as well as a City engineer and surveyor, built Colborne Lodge in 1837.
More information: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/featured-parks/high-park/