Moss Park - June 2, 2009
Thanks for the comments! Keep 'em coming . As stated in the first post of this thread there was a fair amount of negative comments on various threads about the poor or declining state of our parks. I love Toronto's parks so I set out to document downtown parks as best I can so that fair and balanced debate can be had regarding these spaces. I'm not doing private parks, only City of Toronto parks in the downtown area. Everyone is welcome to document parks in their neighbourhood, downtown or elsewhere in the City and post them here for discussion.
And so I find myself passing Moss Park between Jarvis & Sherbourne, north side of Queen St. E.
At first glance I was tempted to continue right on by just like I have for the last twenty or so years and continue walking on Queen East. From the street it is a park which appears to be lined with trees but sorely lacking trees inside the actual park, but I soon came to understand why. There were a few (very harmless) sketchy types drinking and such but I braved it and once I wandered in I was really taken by the great variety of amenities here, I'll see if I can recall them all. Two baseball diamonds, soccer posts (actually, one seems to be missing), basketball courts, a splash pad and jungle gym type area for children and tennis courts. As if all this wasn't enough I come across 2 or 3 separate community gardens growing vegetables near the north end of the park by Shuter Street. How cool is that?
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