February 21, 2019

Parks (30)

One of the exciting outdoor features at the Eyer Homestead Park is the high and low ropes challenge course. The course consists of 5 high elements, including a climbing wall with 4 different paths, and 17 low elements. 

The park is divided into two very distinct units: the estate lands, which are formal and landscaped, and the valley walls and flood plain of Shoreacres Creek, which are in a natural state. The grounds design reflect estate planning of the 1930's. Designed by Arthur H. Sharpe, the integrity of the historic fabric provides a unique opportunity for historic landscape interpretation. Of significance, is a formal allee of mature sugar maples which lead from the entrance gate to the lake and separates the mansion from a series of three gardens.

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature. 

The park consists of over 10km of multi-purpose trails, 11 picnic shelters, a turn-of-the-century living history museum (Spruce Lane Farmhouse), nature centre, 144 electric service campsites, children's playbarn, 1.8 acre pool, Olympic size skating rink and a farm.

Situated 10 minutes north of Toronto, on 325 hectares of pristine woodlands, Kortright Centre combines a natural oasis with some of the most leading edge sustainable education programs and events in Canada. The centre hosts 135,000 visitors annually and offers over 50 environmental education programs for schools and 30 sustainable technology workshops for the public, trades and professionals.

This delightful garden was designed by internationally renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma and landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy, in collaboration with landscape architects from the City of Toronto's Parks and Recreation department.

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