The number of public parks in Toronto is particularly insane, plus few people believe myself and others when I tell them.
I was going to see our family in Alberta while I was in the Wintertide holidays plus told them that Toronto has over 1,500 public parks to explore from 1 edge of the town to the next.
They were surprised plus thought that I must be exaggerating, but you can undoubtedly see this the moment you open Toronto on a GPS app. There is a park for every other town block it seems, with some spanning many acres in size. For instance, Beaumont Park isn’t far from the CN Tower, yet it boasts a public campground like you’d expect to find in Glen Rouge. One of our favorite public parks in Toronto is Trinity Bellwoods Park on Queens Street adjacent to the West Queen West neighborhood. Trinity Bellwoods Park contains a community recreation centre, hockey rink, cat bowl, plus farmer’s market. Whenever I’m in Trinity Bellwoods Park, I like to sneak a joint away from the immediate public view if there aren’t too many people around on a random afternoon. There are so many trees plus hills that it usually isn’t difficult, especially if I pretend that I’m smoking a cigarette. When I had to leave Toronto for a year while I was in university, the town I stayed in had virtually no urban parks. I didn’t realize what I was missing not being in Toronto. The local government has gone out of their way to ensure that the urban development of Toronto does not stifle the natural environment of southern Ontario.