Centrally located at 1873 Bloor St W, High Park spans 161 hectares (399 acres), providing a unique and unusual sense of wilderness within a major urban centre. The park, over one-third of which remains in a natural state, is home to many species of wildlife, including birds, fish and animals. Recognized as one of the most significant natural sites within the City of Toronto, the park contains an outstanding concentration of rare plant species, including woodland fern-leaf, cup plant, shrubby St. John's Wort, and the wild blue lupine. The oak savannahs in the park, form one of the most famous and admires aspects of the site.
These savannahs are the remnants of the sand prairie system that once covered much of the Ontario landscape. Easily accessible by public transit, High Park offers year-round attractions and amentities, including historic Colborne Lodge and the Coach House, a volunteer built playground, animal paddocks, sports fields, an outdoor ice rink, and the beautifully landscaped Hillside Gardens. High Park is also home to the well-known Dream in High Park. This favorite open-air theatrical event has become a tradition for Torontonians and visitors alike, each summer. Information provided by the Toronto website.
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