This Downtown Toronto Discovery Walk leads you through the dense core of the City. Hidden among the skyscrapers, you will discover a rich variety of parks, gardens and streetscapes. 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. Cloud Gardens, Simcoe Park and Olympic Gardens are a few of the many parks noted for their unique design. 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.

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Downtown Toronto Discovery Walk characteristics

Length: 6 km, which should take over 2 hours.
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Paved
Trail use: Hiking
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet.

Amenities: Washrooms

Attractions: None

Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation 416-338-5058

Find it: Union Station

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.6458580
Longitude: -79.3797830