Community Parks in Rosedale, Toronto

By: Leaftech

The community of Rosedale has long been regarded as one of the most desirable places to live in Canada. A large part of the acclaim that this neighbourhood has received is due to the fact that it is almost a world apart from the rest of the city, while only a few minutes' drive from the busy downtown atmosphere of the nation's largest city. The traffic in Rosedale and the surrounding areas allow it to maintain a peaceful existence.

Natural ravines and parkland make up part of the boundaries that keep the community of Rosedale apart from the rest of the city. These boundaries in themselves offer ample opportunity for the creation of the community parks that are the subject of this article. These parks are another important aspect of the appeal of Rosedale itself, and in this article we will take a look at a few of the most famous.

Rosedale Park. This park has been in existence for over 12 decades. Originally, it was the home of the Toronto Argonauts and it boasts the distinction of being home to the first Grey Cup game. The Argos have since moved on, but the park is still in existence and acts as a staging area for many different sport events including tennis and soccer. In addition, on the first Saturday of every May the park hosts an annual spring party known as Mayfair.

Chorley Park. The site of this park is rich with Toronto history. During the Great Depression, the parkland was the location of an elaborate government building, which housed the Lieutenant Governor of the province. The citizens of Ontario resented the expenditures that went into its upkeep and operation, and as a result it was closed in 1937. In 1960 the palatial structure was torn down and the land added to the municipal parks system. Today, Chorley Park is truly a park, a beautiful plot of naturalized land that is filled with trails and a beautiful view of the Don River Valley.

Several other parks in the Rosedale area offer a beautiful range of trails, scenery, and opportunities for outdoor activity. Craigleah Gardens, Winston Churchill Park, and Beaumont Park can all also be found within the Rosedale limits.

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