Tuesday 11 October 2011

A Walk in High Park

This afternoon Teena and I hopped on the streetcar and headed over to High Park for a walk.

It is a very scenic 399 acre park in Toronto which was given to the city in 1873 by John Howard, an architect who lived there in a house he designed which they called Colbourne Lodge.

There were some conditions attached which would allow the Howards to continue to live in Colbourne Lodge, no alcohol ever be served in the park, and that the City hold the park "for the free use, benefit and enjoyment of the Citizens of Toronto for ever and to be called and designated at all times thereafter High Park".

It was a great day for a walk. Here are some pictures.

Grenadier Pond

The Park

On the door of one of the buildings is a sign which says High Park Chess Club. I wondered how old it would be as likely it does not exist anymore. That is 'til I walked around to the other side and saw that the door was open.

I enjoy the zoo in the park. Kids, adults and seniors all can be found enjoying the animals. The zoo costs $227,000 a year to operate and our idiot mayor Rob Ford wants to close it to save money. It is places like this that help to make Toronto such a great place to live or visit. Our jerk mayor is determined to do his best to ruin our great city.

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