- Tour Toronto's Grandest Natural Park -

Stop 1 - pARKSIDE Rd. ENTRANCE

High PARK ZOO

This historical animal attraction, originally built as a deer pen in the 1890's, is a great place to experience and learn about animals from around the world. People of all ages will enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, and visiting with the yak, bison, llamas, highland cattle, sheep, emu and other animals.

 

JAMIE BELL ADVENTURE PARK

They newly renovated Jamie Bell Playground is now open! Destroyed by fire on March 17th, 2012 the new castle is back bigger and better than before. Thanks to community volunteers and donors.

Stop 5 - BLOOR STREET ENTRANCE

 

Here you'll find abundant picnic areas, sports fields, the rink and swimming pool. Also make sure you enjoy a snack, ice cream or one of Black Oak Cafe's famous steak sandwiches!

Stop 7 - HILLSIDE GARDENS

The Hillside gardens are spectacular every hour of the day. There are several waterfalls in the middle of the gardens and two small bridges and the flowers around the water are breathtakingly beautiful. Probably the best known landmark in the park, however, is the maple leaf at the bottom of Hillside Gardens. Depending on the season the leaf is made up of blooming, colorful flower, ivy, or other plants.

Stop 6 - GRENADIER RESTAURANT

Grenadier restaurant offers a truly serene setting to sit and relax on the patio or be pampered in the full service dinning room. Either way, you'll enjoy some great food from a full service menu

Stop 8 - gRENADIER POND

The pond was named after the local Town of York garrison of the 1800s and their use of the pond for fishing. There are two local myths circulating about the Pond. One is that British Grenadiers fell through its thin ice when crossing to defend the city in the War of 1812. Other myths include that the pond is 'bottomless', that is, its depth cannot be measured due to the amount of mud. Some even say that the pond is haunted!