There are so many measures of a great neighbourhood. There are the practical amenities, and the fun amenities, proximity to work, and of course having great neighbours always helps. Green space and areas for you to walk your dog, or have a picnic, or just lay on some grass is also important to make sure that you’re not missing anything in your downtown lifestyle. Yonge and College is close to a few of Toronto’s larger parks, and we also have some great patches of greenery that make your day to day errands a little more colourful. Here are a few of our favourite neighbourhood parks.
Queen’s Park (13 minute walk)
Queen’s Park is known to most Torontonians as the site of our provincial parliament building, but the grounds surrounding that building make for a great urban park. With trails that run through it in all different ways, Queen’s Park is the perfect place for your morning run, walking your dog, or finishing a book.
Barbara Ann Scott Park (0 minute walk)
If you live at Aura, in our Residences at College Park, or will one day live at YC Condos, Barbara Ann Scott Park will be your backyard. It will be a nice three-acre open space in the centre of an increasingly urban neighbourhood. The park will include a skating rink, an event pavilion and a water feature.
Moss Park (24 minute walk)
Get your friends together, grab a baseball bat, and head to Moss Park on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. It’s a great walk from Yonge and College, and with the baseball diamond already set up, all you’ll have to do is keep score. They also have a basketball court, if you’re not much of a baseball player.
Riverdale Park (27 minute walk)
There is something amazing about Riverdale Park, one of Toronto’s largest urban parks. Not only does it have a track, baseball diamonds, and the Don River, but Riverdale Park is also home to Riverdale Farm. It’s a great place to visit with your kids, friends kids, nieces, nephews, and any little ones in your life.
Regent Park North and South (26 and 30 minute walks)
This Toronto park is not your average public park. At Regent Park South, they have a public weight room and run programming for the whole community, including basketball tournaments and Black History Month events. Regent Park North also has lots of green space along with a recreation centre with open gyms, and programs for kids and adults.