October 5, 2016 – Recreational opportunities at City of Toronto attractions on Thanksgiving Monday
Recreational opportunities at City of Toronto attractions on Thanksgiving Monday
The City of Toronto encourages residents to make the most of this year’s Thanksgiving holiday on Monday, October 10. The following attractions and activities will be available to the public on the Thanksgiving holiday.
Toronto Island Park (ferry located at 9 Queens Quay W.)
Just minutes away from downtown, Toronto Island Park is a great place to walk, cycle, explore and view the city skyline. Ferries will run on their fall schedule. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/islands.
Riverdale Farm (201 Winchester St.) Featuring traditional farm animals, Riverdale Farm is the perfect place for animal lovers. The farm is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and activities are free. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/zoo/ or by calling 416-392-6794.
High Park Zoo (on Deer Pen Road)
The High Park Zoo, featuring domestic and exotic animals including Toronto’s famous capybaras Bonnie and Clyde, is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk. The llama pen is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends and statutory holidays. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/zoo/ or by calling 311.
All five City of Toronto golf courses will be open on Thanksgiving Day, with the first tee-off at 7:30 a.m. and the last nine-hole tee-off time at 5:30 p.m. Holiday rates will be in effect. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/golf.
Parks, trails and green spaces
Torontonians can get outside and enjoy the parks, trails and green spaces their city has to offer, with hundreds of public parks and about 600 kilometres of trails. More information is available on the City’s website:
- parks information at http://toronto.ca/parks
- trails information at http://toronto.ca/trails
- green spaces information at http://toronto.ca/nature.
L’Amoreaux Tennis Centre (300 Silver Spring Blvd. in Scarborough) will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the holiday Monday. Scarborough Winter Tennis Club members can book six days in advance. All non-members can book a day in advance. Prime-time rates apply. More information is available at http://bit.ly/1mR1FXi or by calling 416-396-4041.
All community centres and indoor pools run by Parks, Forestry and Recreation will operate on their regular schedule on Friday, October 7, Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, and will be closed on Monday, October 10 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular programs and services will resume on Tuesday, October 11.
Thanksgiving Day at Toronto’s Historic Sites
Two of the City’s 10 historic sites will offer tours on Thanksgiving Day (October 10) as described below.
Fort York National Historic Site (250 Fort York Blvd.)
Fort York National Historic Site will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 10, featuring tours and new exhibitions. Regular admission applies.
Spadina Museum (285 Spadina Rd.)
Spadina Museum will be open and offer afternoon tours themed on the Austin family, which originally made Spadina Museum its home, on October 10. Regular admission applies. Museum hours are noon to 5 p.m.
All of the historic sites except Zion Schoolhouse will be open on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Operating hours and activity details vary by location. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events.