On a Wednesday afternoon I ventured out to the farthest ends of east Toronto. Close to the Toronto Zoo is the world-renowned Rouge Park. The Rouge Park is the only national (soon) park situated within an urban centre.
Rouge Park is over 40 km2, protecting two National Historic Sites and a variety of ecosystems joining the post-glacial Oak Ridges Moraine, roughly 50 km north of Toronto, and the City’s biggest wetland, where the Rouge River empties into Lake Ontario (Source)
See my photos of Rouge Park in Toronto, below.
Hiking in Toronto is fun.
I recently wrote about a portion of Highland Creek on the University of Toronto’s (Scarborough Campus) property. This weekend we visited Birkdale Ravine which is located in the watershed of Highland Creek. As we recently had snow and rain, the ravine was not only higher than normal but moving very fast.
Here are some photos I took of our visit.
If you’re interested in my hikes you can see them all here. So far.
In what is now an annual tradition, Toronto’s Distillery District played host these past few weeks to the Shop.ca Christmas Market. We visited the market along with the District’s many eclectic shops and boutiques.
Enjoy our photo journey! And happy holidays to all!
The city of Toronto is home to creeks, rivers and parks. I’ve just started exploring the city over the past few months and I’ve been more than amazed. Little did I know that Canada’s largest city could also be home to parks, trails, rivers and creeks. It’s like being a hundred miles away from home right in your own backyard.
Here are some photos I took recently during a walk along Highland Creek. this portion of the Creek runs through the property of the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus.
The Guild Inn and surrounding Guild Park is located in the Guildwood neighbourhood of Scarborough just atop the Scarborough Bluffs in south eastern Toronto.
We visited this former artist colony this past weekend. The Park is famous for its eclectic sculpture garden consisting of the ruins of various demolished downtown Toronto buildings including banks and insurance companies.
Yesterday afternoon Minaz and I walked the Doris McCarthy Trail in the southeast part of Scarborough. It’s not a long trail but it’s a fun walk along the Bellamy Ravine as it empties into Lake Ontario at the foot of the Scarborough Bluffs.
Yes. Scarborough is most likely the most scenic part of the city of Toronto.
Here are some photos we took. I hope you enjoy.