High Park is a municipal park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is a mixed recreational and natural park, with sport, cultural, educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds, and a zoo.
It was opened to the public in 1876 and was based on land from John George Howard to Toronto. It spans 161 hectares (400 acres) and is the second-largest municipal park in Toronto, after Centennial Park. One-third of the park remains in a natural state, with a rare oak savannah ecology.
The Bloor-Danforth subway line has three stations serving the High Park neighbourhood, including the Runnymede, High Park, and Keele stations. Motorists are approximately five minutes from the Queensway, connecting commuters to Lake Shore Boulevard and the Gardiner Expressway.
The High Park neighbourhood is home to a wide range of people. Its highly regarded schools including Humberside Collegiate attract many families with school age children to this neighbourhood. High Park contains a diverse housing mix. Families gravitate to the single family homes in the neighbourhood.