Do you ever wonder what to do with your family on a warm summer weekend? Good news - there is plenty of exciting options around Mississauga to enjoy nature and good weather. Living in Toronto can be a bit frustrating at times. With little to no outdoor space, shared walls and communal laundry spaces, sometimes you just need some fresh air! That’s why we wanted to highlight some of the best parks and places in Toronto that won’t make you feel like you’re in the middle of a bustling city. Check out these city escapes that are just steps from your door!
Humber Bay Park and Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat
This waterfront park is located in the west end of the city along Lakeshore Blvd. The park consists of two land splits separating the park into a west and east side that opts for even more exploring. The space in Humber Bay East was designated to attract butterflies by planting nectar plants, and providing close proximity to water. Both the east and west side are perfect for a morning run or walk in the park with your dog. This stunning location not only offers panoramic views of the Toronto skyline but also the perfect escape from the crowd’s and nightlife. Grab your date and find a secluded spot, as having your own campfire in the park is the real hidden gem!
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Allan Gardens Conservatory
Allan Gardens is one of the oldest parks in Toronto. Situated on land donated by the Toronto Horticulture Society, the conservatory is home to six greenhouses that house exotic and water wheel plants, small turtles and a variety of squirrels and doves. Tour the 16,000 sq. ft. conservatory and see nature in a completely new way. See plants like Orchids, Cacti, Banana Trees, Palm Trees and much more! Come out and escape to this magical botanical gem in the heart of the city!
Cloud Gardens Conservatory
This very well may be the city’s most charming park. Tucked inside the streets of the Financial District, the Cloud Gardens is a perfect oasis in the middle of the city. Surrounded by a canopy of trees and small greenhouse that is set to the cool and moist conditions of a rainforest, this is the perfect getaway when you’re just looking for some peace and quiet. So grab your favorite book and spend the afternoon under the trees.
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