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4 hidden gems of Toronto

Lucy Robert | posted Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015

Looking for new places in the city to explore? Check out our list of hidden city gems that are a must to check out this spring or summer!

corktown commonsCorktown Common: Located in the West Don Lands neighbourhood, the Corktown Common opened in 2013. Entirely designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the park is a perfect space for families to enjoy spring. The park has features such as themed playgrounds, including one that looks like a giant sandbox, multiple splash pads, and more. The pavilion located on top of the hill is fully equipped for family fun with picnic tables, outdoor fireplaces, and indoor kitchenettes. The park is also eco-friendly where all the water used in the park is recycled.


First Canadian Place: As Canada’s tallest business landmark, First Canadian Place stands 72 stories in the air in the middle of downtown Toronto. What some may not know is that First Canadian Place houses many art related events including cultural events, exhibitions, and performances. From April 17 through 19, the Love Art fair will be taking place. This art fair is a chance to explore new artists and artworks. There will also be a preview of the exhibition happening until March 27 with artist-residencies taking place as a sneak peek of the Love Art fair.


 Toronto Harbourfront: Toronto’s Harbourfront is a home for culture and creative spirit. This public spaces has tons of different activities to check out, including places to shop, eat, relax, and in the summer even water activities. Exhibition Common is one of the new outdoor spaces that hosts different art exhibitions and recreational activities such as yoga. Whether it be to check out a scheduled activity or to just sit by the lake to relax, make sure to take a stroll through the Harbourfront area this spring and summer!


The Don Valley Ravine: Looking to walk, hike, or bike and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Escape with a trip to the Don Valley Ravines. This is a perfect place to leave the city and spend a day in nature. Take a day to explore the ravines and its multiple paths, and leave the urban city behind to discover a world in itself.

Do you have any favourite hidden gems in Toronto? Let us know in the comments below.


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