Discovery Walks

The City of Toronto’s Parks and Recreation Division has developed a series of nine self-guided walks through ravines, parks, gardens, beaches and interesting neighbourhoods to help citizens experience our natural and built heritage. Some of you may have noticed the large interpretative signs for Discovery Walks at several points in the city and the smaller way-finding disks which mark the routes.

City staff have installed signs to mark the route of nine walking trails encompassing parks, heritage sites, lost rivers and ravines, interesting Toronto neighbourhoods and streets, waterfront locations and much more. The nine Discovery Walks explore the Central Ravines and the Beltline, the scenic hills and dales of the Don River Valley; eastern & western ravines and beaches; Burke Brook & Sherwood Park; Garrison Creek; The Humber River and both Uptown and Downtown parts of the central city. Descriptive brochures which include maps of the routes can be obtained from City Hall. They are also available on the city’s website.

Discover your city by taking a walk! On these walks you can enjoy nature, learn about local area natural and social history, and during the warmer weather, see the many beautiful floral displays at our feature park sites in the heart of Toronto. At the same time, you will be participating in walking, a healthy exercise. Walking lets you catch up with friends or share experiences. All you have to do is follow the signs.

For more information on “Discovery Walks” see the City’s web site.