From hidden urban naturescapes to wheelchair-friendly playgrounds, Toronto has amazing outdoor spaces for kids. We’ve rounded up our favourite playgrounds in the city.
Our picks for the Best Toronto Playgrounds
Jamie Bell Adventure Playground
High Park’s famous “castle” playground is huge (400 acres) and has so many nooks and crannies for kids to play and hide, that the whole family can relax here for an entire day. Washrooms on site are open seasonally.
1873 Bloor Street West, Toronto
This incredible midtown playground caters to kids of all ages and mobilities. It’s wheelchair friendly with flat rubber surfaces, has sensory toys, and a section just for toddlers. Bonus: there’s a sprinkler!
201 Oriole Parkway, Toronto
This “naturescape” playground is the city’s newest and not everyone knows about it, so the modern play structures and slides that are built right into the slopes are rarely crowded. Definitely a hidden gem.
East of Bayview Avenue, south of King Street, Toronto
This leafy urban outdoor community centre includes traditional playgrounds and the coolest sandpit/mud-pie building section complete with hose. There’s also an on-site summer snack hut selling muffins, coffee and more.
875 Dufferin Street, Toronto
Treehouse Towers at Kew Garden
Also called “castle park,” this Beaches playground has wooden towers and a turret, and a wading pool attached.
2075 Queen Street East, Toronto