Humber Bay is situated to the west side of the Toronto Islands. On the east side of the bay is the recently closed Ontario Place (to be redeveloped by est. 2017) with its distinctive, golf ball shaped Cinesphere IMAX theatre and Molson Amphitheatre venues. It follows along the shoreline westerly from Ontario Place – past the Boulevard Club (a private club) with continued extensive lakeside parkland/ trails and a boardwalk westerly to Mimico Creek. At the western end lies Humber Bay Park – a west end jewel with amazing views of the Toronto skyline- offering a tranquil escape from the city.
Two of the most outstanding features of Humber Bay Park include the manmade peninsulas found near Mimico Creek. If you enjoy animal, bird and butterfly observation as a hobby, this is definitely a place to explore! Enjoy the swans, geese, ducks, herons that meet here. As well- the expansive Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat offers vast areas to visit with native grasses, wildflower and tree plantings demonstrating to the public the importance of creating and maintaining an urban wildlife habitat. If you visit the area often, you might find a turtle enjoying the sun or a red-tailed hawk (many are nesting in and much more.
If you love talking long walks, you can do so in one of the various trails in the park. You can take long walks along the lake shore or just go through the parks and enjoy the green scenery. If you love basking in the sun, you can enjoy the beaches, or sit along the rocky areas of the peninsulas. For photographers looking for the best scenic views, the Toronto skyline is clearly visible from Humber Bay Park with skyscrapers that graze the sky.
There is a pedestrian bridge (Humber Bay Arch Bridge) connecting the peninsula which was completed in the 1990’s – it forms part of the extensive multi use Martin Goodman trail. Live in one of the nearby high rise condos- you can bike or walk to work using the 56 kilometre trail which extends the entire Toronto lake shore from the Humber Bay Arch Bridge to the Rouge River in the east.
Watching boats sail by or wish to launch your own boat, there is a well designed public boat launch area to do so. There is also ample parking for vehicles as people enjoy different activities in this waterfront paradise.
Humber Bay Park is one of the best waterfront locations in Toronto where individuals and families can enjoy their days and nights.
Looking to move to a Toronto community with unique green spaces and plenty to do and see? There are a variety of housing styles and price ranges to consider here - luxury condo towers with lake views, townhomes for growing families as well as a wide selection of other distinct vertical communities.
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