Toronto Parks Series: Trinity Bellwoods Park

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Trinity Bellwoods is right at the end of my street, so I thought it would be a good place to begin my quest to discover all the green space that Toronto has to offer. TBP is one of downtown’s larger parks and it has a lot to offer someone looking for some respite from the urbanity of the GTA.  Facilities include a pool & fitness centre (131 Crawford Street), ice/ball hockey rink, soccer field, softball diamonds, and tennis courts.  Apparently a 6 month membership to rec centre and pool is only $90.  On top of all that great stuff, if you just want to relax, the park is 15 hectares large, a significant portion of which is a designated leash-free area for dog owners, known as the pit (or bowl.)

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A group called Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park helps to manage this space for its users.  They are continually looking for new members to join, and to take on tasks in a number of different committees including:
Green Space – contact Anna, greenspace@trinitybellwoods.ca
Recreation Centre – contact Scott, sykes.chandler@sympatico.ca
Outdoor Activities – contact Patricia, tribellplayground@yahoo.ca
Outreach and Events – contact Jenna, jennahofbauer@yahoo.ca
Farmer’s Market – contact Carolyn, carolyn_w@primus.ca

The weekly farmer’s market, operating in the northwest corner (Shaw/Dundas), is a recent addition to the park. The market runs from 3 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday from June to October, rain or shine.  

Toronto Life magazine shares some local secrets about the park and it’s surrounding neighbourhood.  I’ll definitely be checking out the following:
(a) croissanterie Clafouti, 915 Queen Street West, offers some of the most delectable pastries around;
(b) urban organic garden market Matchbox Garden Seed Company, on Farr’s Lane, off Walnut Avenue, grows veggies, herbs and seedlings which are picked fresh each morning. Open Thursday to Sunday.  

See you at the park.

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2 Responses to “Toronto Parks Series: Trinity Bellwoods Park”

  1. Parker Says:

    Great post, Jimbo. I’m looking forward to spending a bit more time at that park this summer…its so close.

  2. Derek Birch Says:

    you for got to mention the drumming circle which takes place there on Tuesday evenings during the warm weather. “Drummers in Excile”. Funny how the more the city attempts to stop this beautiful thing, the bigger it gets.

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