March 21, 2022 | Parks
Best Toronto Parks for Picnics
Grab some takeout, enjoy a picnic, or just take in the views at one of these amazing parks in the downtown core:
- Trinity Bellwoods (790 Queen St. W) – The quintessential Toronto park, Trinity Bellwoods is a great option for people watching. TIP: This park is close to dozens of delicious picnic options; you won’t be disappointed with the neighbourhood favourite, Nadege!
- Queen’s Park (110 Wellesley St. W) – Established in 1860, Queen’s Park is home to the Ontario legislative building, which houses the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Behind this historic building is a large tree filled park, full of monuments and memorials that will be sure to bring a side of history to your picnic. TIP: This park is only a 20 minute walk from Chestnut.
- Allan Gardens (160 Gerrard St. E) – Also only a 20 minute walk North East from Chestnut is Allan Gardens. A green oasis, this urban park has an off-leash dog park and a botanical garden with six green houses. TIP: Bring peanuts to feed the squirrels!
- Berczy Park (35 Wellington St. E) – If you love fountains, Berczy Park is for you. Although there is limited green space, this park has plenty of seating with a larger than life water fountain stationed in the centre. TIP: You’ll also want to check out the historical Flatiron Building adjacent to the park.
- Grange Park (Beverley St. & McCaul St.) – This park is all about the views! Set up your picnic in the centre of the park for a direct view of the CN tower and downtown core. TIP: Located on the south side of the Art Gallery of Ontario, this park is perfect if you’re also looking to take in some art.
Your Toronto getaway is waiting.
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