Humber Bay Park is a beautiful recreational area consisting of three smaller contiguous parks located on the shore of Lake Ontario southwest of downtown Toronto. East Humber Bay Park and West Humber Bay Park are on two spits of land straddling the outflow of Mimico Creek. Humber Bay Shores Park stretches farther west along the shore of Lake Ontario toward downtown Toronto. The overall park spans about 2 kilometres of the lakeshore, but its actual waterfront and trail network is far longer.
Humber Bay Park Trails and Bridges
With numerous walking and cycling paths in the park, including the main Humber Bay Park West and Humber Bay Park East Trail, the park is popular with locals who like to enjoy the great outdoors.
Sections of the trail are joined by two bridges where they cross the water. One is a small bridge of unique design spanning Mimico Creek and joining East and West Humber Bay Park. The second bridge is the locally renowned Humber Bay Arch Bridge, which crosses the outflow of the Humber River connecting Humber Bay Park East Trail with Martin Goodman Trail. This striking bridge is 430 feet long and 70 feet tall. It is located at the eastern end of Humber Bay Shores Park.
The Martin Goodman Trail, in turn, connects with the Waterfront Trail that runs along the harbourfront of downtown Toronto and is eventually going to extend along the entire north shore of Lake Ontario.
As you can see, there’s no limit on how far one can walk or cycle, as you can continue beyond the park in either direction for many kilometres.
Over 5 million cubic metres of lake fill were used to create the park, which opened in the summer of 1984. Ongoing projects include restoring natural habitat by planting shrubs and trees, establishing meadows filled with lovely wildflowers and creating butterfly habitat, wetlands, and fish habitat.
Amenities include the walking and cycling trails, picnic areas, a playground and beachfront. There’s a swimming pool, a ball diamond, tennis and basketball courts and, in the winter, an ice rink. There’s also a pond for fly casting and a wheelchair accessible fishing pier. The west park features a historic lighthouse. In addition to the above, Humber Bay Park provides spectacular views toward Downtown Toronto making this an outstanding area to visit on a nice day.
Facts For Your Visit
Currently ClosedHours This Week:
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Sunday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Address: 2225 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON M8V 3X7, Canada
Phone: (416) 392-2489
|TTC Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Yonge-University-Spadina||Osgoode Station||0 Minutes|
How to get to Humber Bay Park by TTC Subway
Make your way to Osgoode Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina Line and take the #501 Long Branch streetcar from just east of the station to Lake Shore Boulevard at Legion and walk south into the Park.
Walking from Downtown Toronto to Humber Bay Park along the Waterfront Trail is also doable if you enjoy longer walks. It takes about 2 hours one way for the 10 kilometre walk. Consider it a walking tour and enjoy the fabulous scenery along the way. Walking one direction and taking public transit back is a great option.
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Nice destination park. Has boat ramp for free, lots of parking. Butterfly preserve along with fishing spots and lookout points. Two yacht clubs, a dog park and a pond you can use rc boats and planes. Washrooms and running water. Great views and nice shorelines. Has a bridge over the Humber river connecting parks. Great bike trails.
Gregory Didycz - 28 days ago
Humber Bay Park is great! I'm a photographer and every time I go down for a walk I find some animals or a new perspective I hadn't spotted before. There's always people walking or running the path and the view is wonderful. The path is well lit at night so it makes a nice evening stroll.
James M. Binda - 30 days ago
Spectacular, scenic place any time of year. Easy parking & access to waterfront and wetlands. Smooth pebble beaches are great for swimming in summer and magical wonderland in winter!
Michael Connor - 1 month ago
Beautiful place. I live near this area and I go here every day. Gray place to just go walking by the lake, walking your dog, or bike riding. You can go fishing, in the summer you can swim in the lake, and there is many green spaces to have barbecues or play sports.
Emma Datja - 2 months ago
Great place for an easy stroll along the Lake, with a view of Toronto downtown in the distance and of the harbor and the light houses. It has a broad walking path with bridges. There is a closed off fountain, a gazebo and a big play ground. It is next to Lake Shore Blvd which has some great restaurants and coffee places. So we like to combine a stroll along the path with a bite or drink in one of these places. Our favorites are Spanish restaurant Lavinia, Thai Nimman, Ed's Real Scoop Ice Cream and Birds and Beans Coffee.
Wendy Scheers - 4 months ago