Recently our friend and fellow Travel Blogger, Arienne from seeyousoon.ca, invited us to be part of a special project she was working on. Our assignment was to feature a place in Toronto that was not one of the typically recommended as one of the ‘must-see’ destinations in the city. Our immediate choice was Humber Bay Park in Toronto’s west end.
We wanted to show you why we love this place so we created a video of all our highlights. Check it out!
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Location – The area is referred to as Humber Bay because its the where the Humber River lets out into Lake Ontario. There are 3 city operated parks, Humber Bay West & East & Humber Bay Shores Park, that give you access to fantastic views of Toronto’s skyline, including the arch bridge, as well as cycling and walking trails along with pubs and cafes along the water.
Getting There – The closest major intersection is Park Lawn & Lakeshore if you’re driving and parking is available however there is a charge between May and November. The parks are also easily accessible via public transit. The Mimico GO Station along the Lakeshore West line or Islington station are your best bets if commuting via TTC.
Getting Around – Exploring the parks is easy on land along the paved trails if you want to walk or get around on 2 wheels via BikeShare Toronto. We also saw rollerbladers, runners as well as kayakers and boaters on the water.
Pet-Friendly – Absolutely, and there is also a dedicated leash-free dog park on the east side of the Humber Bay Arch bridge!
Cost – FREE!
Our Words of Advice:
- The park gets VERY busy on weekends so arrive early to score yourself a parking spot.
- The highly-desired spots at restaurants and cafes on a beautiful day are those on the patio so be patient. Another option for a quick bite or a drink is to pack a picnic or check out what’s on the menu at a food truck. We discovered The Original Gourmet and tried various flavours of their empanadas which were so delicious.
- It a couple of degrees cooler by the water especially if there is a breeze so bring a light jacket or hoodie if you’re going to stay and watch the sunset.
Remember that special project we mentioned at the beginning. It was a collaboration with other Travel Bloggers on their favourite places in Toronto and we felt honoured to be featured. Here’s the video that was created and edited by the very talented Arienne from See You Soon travel blog.
If you’re looking to get out for a couple of hours and enjoy the outdoors in a park like setting with paved trails as well as get awesome views of the the city we can’t think of a better place than Toronto’s Humber Bay area. Let us know what you think by commenting below.
We hope you have an awesome time and get great pics on your first or next visit!
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