The Best Playgrounds in Toronto

Best Toronto playgrounds: Oriole Park

From hidden urban naturescapes to wheelchair-friendly playgrounds, Toronto has amazing outdoor spaces for kids. We’ve rounded up our favourite playgrounds in the city.

Our picks for the Best Toronto Playgrounds

Best Toronto playgrounds: Jamie Bell Adventure Playground

Jamie Bell Adventure Playground

High Park’s famous “castle” playground is huge (400 acres) and has so many nooks and crannies for kids to play and hide, that the whole family can relax here for an entire day. Washrooms on site are open seasonally.

1873 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Oriole Park

This incredible midtown playground caters to kids of all ages and mobilities. It’s wheelchair friendly with flat rubber surfaces, has sensory toys, and a section just for toddlers. Bonus: there’s a sprinkler!

201 Oriole Parkway, Toronto 

Best Toronto playgrounds: Cork Common Playground

Corktown Common Playground

This “naturescape” playground is the city’s newest and not everyone knows about it, so the modern play structures and slides that are built right into the slopes are rarely crowded. Definitely a hidden gem.

East of Bayview Avenue, south of King Street, Toronto 

Dufferin Grove Park

This leafy urban outdoor community centre includes traditional playgrounds and the coolest sandpit/mud-pie building section complete with hose. There’s also an on-site summer snack hut selling muffins, coffee and more.

875 Dufferin Street, Toronto

Treehouse Towers at Kew Garden

Also called “castle park,” this Beaches playground has wooden towers and a turret, and a wading pool attached. 

2075 Queen Street East, Toronto


Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter is a writer and editor, living in Toronto. She loves baking apple crisps and fruit pies, napping on a blanket at the beach, running on the shore, and camping out in the living room for fried chicken picnics.

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