Sherbourne Common

Sherbourne Common

This one is on our “cool” list. Sherbourne Common, the 1.5-hectare park that runs south of Lake Shore Blvd all the way to the waterfront east of the CORUS building, is your not average green space. Nor play space for that matter. But it’s both and so...
Regent Park Playground

Regent Park Playground

We’ve been eyeing this park-in-progress. And for weeks leading up to the unveiling of the new six-acre Regent Park (part of the larger Regent Park Revitalization), the playground was wrapped in caution tape. I must admit, I considered jumping the fence with the...
High Park

High Park

I can’t help but to have park envy of those who call High Park their local green space. Toronto’s largest public park, the 400-acre park (between Bloor St. W and the Queensway along Parkside Dr) is a family outing oasis: tons of trails, picnic areas,...
Neshama Playground

Neshama Playground

Love love love. There has been a lot of hype (in mom circles) about Neshama Playground, Toronto’s first fully accessible playground unveiled in 2012 at Oriole Park at the corner of Chaplin Crescent and Oriole Parkway. Now we know why. We finally made it there on...
McCleary Playground

McCleary Playground

How did we miss this? On the south-side of Queen St. East across from Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre and Park in the Riverdale/Leslieville neighbourhoods, we (finally) discovered McCleary Playground. This small green space isn’t your typical playground –...
Tommy Thompson Park

Tommy Thompson Park

aka The Spit. This five-kilometre long man-made peninsula jutting out from Leslie Street south wasn’t supposed to be a park. First created in the late 1950s to accommodate an expected influx of shipping (that never did happen), the area ended up being storage...