Winter Fun – Toronto Announces T.O. Winter Parks Plan
Earlier this week, the city of Toronto announced its T.O. Winter parks plan. The plan highlights new and enhanced exercise-based recreation activities in parks locations across Toronto. See below for info the city shared.
Residents are encouraged to stay active this winter with members of their household at:
- 23 toboggan hills in neighbourhoods across Toronto
- 8 snow loops for walking and snowshoeing at the City’s five golf courses, with loops ranging from 1 kilometre to 2.5 kilometres
- Free, leisure skating at the City’s 54 outdoor ice rinks, including Nathan Phillips Square, beginning November 28, weather dependent, with a maximum of 25 participants
- Six disc-golf locations, including the newest at Scarlett Woods Golf Course, beginning November 28
- New guided outdoor Walk Fit programs, including 45 sessions each week
- High Park car-free weekends
- City parks with additional 60 kilometres of paved recreational trails and pathways with snow maintenance
- 100 parks with winter maintenance, including 60 with enhanced maintenance this year including cleared parking lots and paved pathways
- Up to 30-plus natural ice rinks – the City is accepting applications until December 31 for community-built and maintained natural ice rinks in City parks
Throughout the winter the following parks amenities will remain open:
- More than 800 playgrounds and 30 parks with outdoor fitness equipment
- Outdoor sport courts, including 57 tennis courts with nets in place for winter tennis
- 70 outdoor table tennis and 60 chess tables
- 68 dog off-leash areas
- The City will more than double its supply of winter park washrooms from 64 to 143 as part of its ongoing response to COVID-19
- The archery range in E.T. Seton Park
This winter will indeed be a different one, but there’s no reason people can’t get out and enjoy it with members of their household. Let’s stay safe and have fun!
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