High Park Map & Driving Directions
Toronto's High Park is located at 1873 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M6R 2Z3, Canada.
Hours and admission
The park is open year-round, 24/7. There is no charge to enter the park, entry is free for everyone.
Getting there using public transit
Subway: Get off at High Park station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line between Keele and Runnymede stations. The park's north entrance is a two minute walk from the station.
Streetcar: Take the 508 Lakeshore streetcar and get off at the Parkside or Colborne Lodge stops or take the 506 Carlton streetcar all the way to the High Park loop by Parkside Drive.
Bus: Take the 80 Queensway bus route which runs between Keele subway station and Sherway Gardens. Get off at the Howard Park Avenue stop on Parkside Road.
Tips for people visiting from the far east/west end of the GTA: Park at Kipling or Kennedy subway stations - parking is free on the weekends - and take the subway to High Park station. This saves time and frustration due to traffic and your parking spot is guaranteed. Parking can be hard to come by on busy days in the park.
Arriving by car
The park is located between Bloor Street and The Queensway and is bordered by Parkside Drive on the east. The main entrance is from Bloor Street - turn south at High Park Avenue.
The other car entrance is from Parkside Drive: turn west onto High Park Blvd. The south entrance from The Queensway doesn't get you too far into the park. You can drive up to Colborne Lodge and the children's picnic area where the road loops around and leads you back out of the park. If you want to drive deeper into the park use the Bloor St. or Parkside Dr. entrances.
Note that on Sundays and on Statutory holidays between May 1 and October 1, cars can only enter through the Bloor street entrance except if you have a picnic permit for sites 22-26 in which case you can use Deer Pen road entrance.
Visiting on foot or by bycicle
You may use the sidewalks by the main car entrances but there are also many paths leading into the park around the perimeter all around the park.
Parking at High Park is free and you are almost guaranteed to find a spot. Almost, except on stat holidays and around the time when the cherry trees are blooming in late April and early May. I have been to the park on busy days and found a spot in 10 minues. The two main parking lots are by the restaurant atop Hillside Gardens and by the zoo but parking spaces are available alongside the roads as well. No parking between 1am and 6am any day.
Please obey the speed limit signs inside the park! Cyclists riding at 40+ kmph, you too, please slow down; High Park is not a place to practice speed laps! There are lots of kids and elderly folks near and on the roads and if this is not enough for you to slow down then think of the cops who are frequently present in the park at almost any time of the day. The photos on the side show a few parking lots at High Park - the one with only one car is at 7am - a perfect time to visit if you don't like big crowds.
Pictures of parking on busy days which are long weekends and around cherry trees blooming - this is why everyone is encouraged to take public transit, bike or walk to the park whenever possible.