Winter Walks

The walks advisory committee and walks coordination team is working hard to put together a good selection of walks for members this winter. Please be sure to check the Walks Page each month for the walks list.

In the preparation of going out for walks this winter be it on one of our guided walks, on your own, or with family & friends we would like to share the information below with members on winterized washrooms, snow clearing by the city, and traction devices.

Residents and visitors can access winterized washrooms in parks and recreation facilities.

In addition, the City has opened a number of facilities with showers and water for individuals in need of these services.

Toilets

Portable Toilets

Available 24/7

  • Alexandra Park, 275 Bathurst St.
  • Allan A Lamport Stadium, 1155 King St. W.
  • Charles Sauriol Park, 1191 Lawrence Ave E.
  • Cherry Beach, 1 Cherry St.
  • Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin St.
  • Fleet St. / Bathurst / Fort York, 701 Fleet St.
  • Jimmie Simpson Park, 879 Queen St. E.
  • Moss Park, 140 Sherbourne St.
  • Nordheimer Ravine, 326 Spadina Rd. (Spadina Road and Russell Hill Drive)
  • Parkdale Amphitheatre, 1258 Queen St. W.
  • Regent Park, 600 Dundas St. E.
  • Rosedale Valley, 500 Rosedale Valley Road (approximately)
  • Trinity Bellwoods Park, 155 Crawford St.
  • Trinity Square, 97-99 James St.
  • Westmoreland Parkette, 760 Dovercourt Rd.

Snow Clearing

The City of Toronto will be providing winter maintenance on select pathways across the city. These pathways will provide residents with an opportunity for longer walks during the winter months.

For a list of Winter Walks, please visit the City website:

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/welcome-to-winter/

City workers also clear three trails/paths:

•Martin Goodman Trail (between Windermere Ave. to Stadium Rd.) & (of Lakeshore Boulevard from Northern Dancer Boulevard to Lower Sherbourne Street)

•Humber Bay Shore Trail

The trails are salted and ploughed (13.2 km) to make pavement bare. Ploughing is done after receiving 5cm of snow, and begins 6 to 8 hours after the snowfall has ended.

The City is not able to maintain all pathways in all parks during the winter due to factors including the type of surface material and whether the pathway is located in an Environmentally Sensitive Area.

Traction devices

Micro spikes or crampons can be a handy item to have for winter walks along with hiking poles, you can find both of these items at outdoor equipment retailers and stores selling sporting goods like Mountain Equipment Co-op, Sporting Life, Sportschek or Canadian Tire.

Get out and explore the beautiful green spaces of our city and stay safe.

Walks Advisory Committee.

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.