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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