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Best Walks In Etobicoke

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Ava Flores
• Thursday, 31 December, 2020
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My boyfriend and I are visiting TO for a few days this week. Cabbage town is fine as long as you stay south of Winchester and north of Sundas.

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I don't just mean commuting (which can be done all year round), I mean long, grueling road bike expeditions, criterion… This Discovery Walk leads you on a loop through the West Humber River valley on a mixture of paved, hard-packed and grass trails.

This delightful walk takes you through ornamental gardens, to an environmentally significant woodland and along the West Humber River, an area once travelled by First Nation peoples. This Discovery Walk leads you on a loop through the Humber River Valley from approximately Bloor Street south to Lake Ontario.

Afterwards, you’ll visit riverside parkland, charming neighborhoods, the Humber River and its marshes. View the Humber River, Old Mill & Marshes route map and additional walk details.

Lamb ton House Hotel camp; Lower Humber River Although you can begin this walking tour at any place along the route, a good starting point is the restored Lamb ton House (originally the Lamb ton House Hotel) on Old Sundas Street.

From Lamb ton House, walk clockwise through historic neighborhoods to Étienne Brulé Park. View the Lamb ton House Hotel & Lower Humber River route map and additional walk details.

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Afterwards, you can wander along the Western Beaches Boardwalk, visit the Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion, and the Humber Bike/Pedestrian Bridge. View the Western Ravines & Beaches route map and additional walk details.

Explore wooded Don River ravines and follow a lost historic rail line. Discover industrial heritage and the splendid park like environment of Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

After leaving the station, the route leads you along the Belt Line Linear Park. The trail then crosses Yong Street and enters Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

After exploring the cemetery, you will enter a system of natural ravines, which lead you to the St. Clair Subway Station. Although you can begin this Discovery Walk at any point along the route, a good place to start is the Lawrence Subway Station (see top of map).

This Discovery Walk leads you on two overlapping loops through the Don Valley and nearby neighborhoods. Along the way you can visit Riverdale Farm, Prince Edward (Bloor Street) Viaduct, Chester Springs Marsh and Todmorden Mills.

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Hidden among the skyscrapers, you will discover a rich variety of parks, gardens and streets capes. Since the 1960s, most of these parks and gardens have been created through building demolition, land exchanges, street closures, lease agreements, land purchases and through the City’s development approval process for major projects.

These parks and gardens have design features ranging from traditional to contemporary, from pastoral to urban. Other open spaces include a Victorian garden, a sculpture garden, a cloud forest in a greenhouse, a historic railway round-house park and ceremonial squares, all within the core of Canada’s largest City.

Follow this ravine down to the Lake Ontario shore and explore the Eastern Beaches and its boardwalk. Along the way, you’ll visit an Art Deco water treatment plant and a charming Beaches neighborhood.

Although you can begin this Discovery Walk at any point along the route, a good starting point is Christie Pits Park (see top of map), across the street from the Christie Subway Station. The route leads you along the now-buried Garrison Creek valley from the park down to Lake Ontario.

You’ll visit other parks including Trinity Bell woods and one of Toronto’s premier historical sites, Fort York. At that time, Garrison Creek flowed in a large deep ravine with several tributaries, from north of St. Clair Avenue to Lake Ontario.

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The British built Fort York at the mouth of the creek to guard against possible American attempts to invade Canada. This Uptown Discovery Walk leads you through neighborhoods just north of the City’s core.

Hidden among the low-rise and high-rise residential, commercial and institutional buildings, you will discover a rich variety of parks, gardens and streets capes. Since the 1960s, many of these parks and gardens have been created through building demolitions, land exchanges, street closures, lease agreements, land purchases and the City’s development approval process for major projects.

These parks and gardens have design features ranging from traditional to contemporary, from pastoral to urban. At Allan Gardens, admire the extensive horticultural displays both outdoors and inside the ornate greenhouses.

Queen’s Park provides a picturesque forested setting for the Provincial Parliament buildings. You will visit extensively landscaped institutional grounds and the remains of a ravine where Saddle Creek once flowed but is now buried in a sewer.

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There's no shortage of scenic places to walk in Toronto, a city that prides itself on over 1,600 parks and green spaces. Lakefront promenade at Marilyn Bell Park There's no skyline view from the promenade at Marilyn Bell, but it's about as close to the lake as you can get, and on a clear day you can easily see the escarpment across the lake.

Look for wildflowers, rhododendrons and roses amongst the various flora, and be sure to pause contemplatively on one of the many wood bridges that cross the Don River tributaries. Moore Park Ravine The trail that runs southeast alongside Mud Creek features a tree canopy that'll make you think you've left the city altogether.

High Park's rolling hills offer many ravine walks, ponds and, of course, the Cherry Blossoms. There are trails all over the park and lots of paved paths if you prefer not to venture too far off the beaten track.

None of the trails are overly challenging to walk, but the scenery is such that you'll feel much further north of the city's core than you really are. Mimic Waterfront Park A highly underrated waterfront area, this stretch of promenades offer views of the Etobicoke Yacht Club, Humber Bay Park West, and a tiny lighthouse that gives a quaint character to the bay.

Broadview Avenue gets my nomination for its sweeping views of the city and Riverdale Park below. Rotate your neck across the scene and take in the perfect juxtaposition of the Don Valley and the Financial District.

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