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Viewed from the CN Tower, Toronto is actually a very green city. Despite its large population and huge expanse, Toronto has preserved a large amount of green space and retained a great quality of life.
- High Park is the city's largest park, it stretches from Bloor Street down to close to the lakeshore and features a large pond, sporting facilities, a zoo and a museum.
- The Toronto Islands are a little recreation oasis in themselves with facilities for boating, canoeing, walking and biking trails and the Centreville amusement park. A 15 minute ferry ride from Harbourfront will take you over there. It's a little green enclave with a gorgeous view of the downtown skyline.
- The Toronto Waterfront Park System provides public green spaces all along Toronto's shoreline on Lake Ontario. Pack a picnic basket or go rollerblading. A fabulous place to relax right in the city.
- The Humber and Don River systems provide a large network of biking, walking and hiking trails and offer a breather in the middle of a large cosmopolitan urban centre. They connect into a system of smaller ravines where you can connect with nature, right in the heart of Toronto.