Colonel Samuel Smith Park is one of Toronto’s newest and largest waterfront parks. It is located at the south end of Kipling Avenue, in the community of New Toronto near its border with Long Branch. Much of the park was created from lake fill in front of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital and the RL Clark Filtration Plant. The waterfront lakefill area is mainly naturalized with grasses, shrubs and small trees. A scenic hiking trail[3] along a peninsula on Lake Ontario provides access to the waterfront, and to several rocky beaches with views of the lake or for birdwatching. The shoreline is a combination of rocky headlands, cobble beaches and protected wetland. This blends further north into the mature trees and mowed lawns of the former hospital grounds.

The result is a park that is popular for a variety of passive recreational activities including walking, cycling, and fishing. The diversity and quality of habitats has earned the park a reputation as one of the premier birding locations in the city.

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Colonel Samuel Smith Park characteristics

Length: Trail length not known
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural and Paved
Trail use: Hiking and Cycling
Wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet.

Amenities: Picnic tables

Attractions: Interpretive signage, Viewing platform

Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation 416-338-5058

Find it: Trail Location 3145 LAKE SHORE BLVD W , Toronto

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.5983630
Longitude: -79.5161380