A decommissioned Ontario Place parking lot has been turned into a splendid lake-skirting provincial park, complete with vertical landscaping that has brought rolling hills to the previously flat patch of asphalt. Various Ontario landscapes, including ravines, bluffs, and evergreen forests, inspired the design of the park, which is populated by thousands of native trees, flowers, and shrubs that in turn have attracted rare local birds to the area. Lucky joggers pass orioles, nuthatches, and cedar waxwings, who flit about the trees. While there is no playground per se, the dozens of gigantic boulders invite children to play, climb, and explore.
Subway: Union, then bus 121 to Strachan Ave, followed by a 10-minute walk SPhone 416/314-9900 Prices Free admission
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