One of the best things about Toronto is its green spaces. For a large, sprawling urban metropolis, Canada’s largest city is fortunate enough to be filled to the brim with gorgeous parks that provides the nature lover city dwellers like me an easy escape from the concrete jungle where we can get off the pavement and surround ourselves in nature.
World’s Largest Rodents On Lam From Toronto Zoo – National Geographic
Search for High Park Capybaras Brings out the Mayor – Toronto Sun
Missing Toronto Capybara Spotted Swimming in High Park Pond – Global News
For real. This was a thing!
High Park is also a fantastic place to go during the spring while the many cheery blossoms are in bloom – this sight is absolutely stunning, but be quick because they don’t last long!
I spend the afternoon on Sunday strolling through the park. There were no exotic animals around this time (as far as I could see) though I suspect there were quite a few Pokemon (Pokemon Go had just been released that day in Canada). Every other person I passed was walking around staring into their cell phones and there were plenty of groups out all abuzz with Pokemon chatter. I wasn’t personally out to catch them all so I couldn’t actually tell you what little guys were specifically in High Park drawing out the masses. The day was glorious. Perhaps they also just wanted to take in the nature while they hunted. Regardless, I had a really gorgeous time.
I like to walk to the far end of the park. Here you can cross a few big roads and you’ve made it all the way to the western Harbourfront which is always a happening place on a sunny Sunday.
Eventually, Instagram brought to my attention that it was national ice cream day, so naturally I grabbed myself a cone of my own before finding myself a streetcar home.
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