Riverdale Park, Toronto

Riverdale Park, Toronto

The Riverdale Park in Toronto is located north of Gerrard Street, south of Bloor Street and Danforth, west of Broadview Avenue and is on either sides of the Don River. The original owner of this park was John Sadding, an estate manager and clerk for John Graves Simcoe, Governor of Upper Canada. His cabin is located south of the park on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds and was built in 1840. Originally the site was proposed for a 40,000 seat stadium but the plan was abandoned due to strong objections of local alderman, John Sewell.

The park has a soccer field, an ice rink, running track, tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, three playing fields and a swimming pool on the east side and a field house with restrooms and two sports fields on the west side. The eastern slope of the park was used as a landfill in the 1920s but was later planted with trees which were a part of the event hosted by Task Forca to Bring Back the Don. Crossing the Don Valley Parkway is a footbridge connecting the two sides of the valley and a north-south bicycle trail following the river. In 1790s, this bridge provided access to Eli Playter’s mill and property. Elizabeth Simcoe depicted this bridge in her watercolor painting called "Playter’s Bridge near York".

The Bridgepoint Hospital and Sun Yat-Sen monument are located at the south-east corner of the park and to its west is the city operated Riverdale Farm. Besides being used for recreation, it is also used by military for parades along with sports and is a popular tobogganing site in the winters.
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Sight Name: Riverdale Park
Sight Location: Toronto, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Cabbagetown Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Toronto, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

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Art Lover's Tour In Toronto

Art Lover's Tour In Toronto

This tour will take you to a district that once embraced Gothic culture, and became a very popular tourist attraction. Young, vibrant and bohemian, Queen West Street is often compared to New York’s or London’s SoHo districts. It’s a hangout for many artists and musicians, with its many music stores, cafes, clubs and of course lots of art galleries. Follow this self-guided tour as it takes you to the most fashionable art galleries, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
Best of Toronto's Museum and Galleries Tour

Best of Toronto's Museum and Galleries Tour

Because of being one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world, it is more than obvious that Toronto is not just another expensive global city, but also has a strongly developed sense of culture. Just give this city a chance to convince you of this. Take this walking tour and check out the best of Toronto's museum and galleries, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Downtown Nightlife Part 1

Downtown Nightlife Part 1

An international hub and major metropolis, Toronto is also an important cultural center in Canada and North America. Seeing a large influx of tourists throughout the year, Toronto features a vibrant nightlife scene chock full of clubs, bars, restaurants, and lounges in the thriving Entertainment District located in the heart of the city and in outlying areas as well. Take this Toronto Nightlife Tour to experience all this fantastic city has to offer when the sun goes down.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 km
Cabbagetown Walking Tour

Cabbagetown Walking Tour

This neighborhood, located east of Toronto's downtown, was established in 1840. Once a small community of Irish immigrants and one of the poorest neighborhoods in Toronto, Cabbagetown was declared a historic district in 2004 and claims to be "the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in North America". Check out the highlights of this region, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour

Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour

This chain of small islands located in Lake Ontario represents a great recreation destination surrounded by a peaceful and joyful atmosphere. The chain consists of three major islands (Center Island, Algonquin or Sunfish Island and Olympic Island) and several small ones. The Toronto Islands offer a great panoramic view of Toronto. Check out the attractions listed below that these islands offer to tourists.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km

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