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...
Moncur Park

Moncur Park

It’s always a sweet surprise to come upon a new park. And not just new to you but a brand spanking new playground. Our latest find was Moncur Park just east of Coxwell, north of Dundas St. W. along Gainsborough Rd. This past fall, the previously under-used and...