Humber Bay Park East is a network of parks, trails, and natural habitats that stretch along the easternmost stretch of the Humber River in Toronto. The park is part of the Toronto East Humber River Linear Park, but is also the most popular park of its own. The park was established in 1988, but has developed dramatically over the past two decades. It has over 30km of trails, at least 5km of which are accessible for people with disabilities. The park also has a marina, boardwalk, and beachfront. There are also many unique features found along the river, such as the Humber Arch Bridge and the Red Slough Bog. The park has its origins in the 1920s, when the eastern end of the Humber River was straightened. The area was developed as a residential suburb in the 1950s and 60s, with over 23,000 people living in the area by the 1980s. Since then, the population has declined, but the park has remained popular.
What to See and Do at Humber Bay Park East
– Hiking: There are over 30km of trails in the park, many of which are accessible to wheelchairs. There are also several hiking trails that lead to viewpoints along the Humber River, which is particularly nice during the summer months, when the river is relatively calm. You don’t even need to be an avid hiker to enjoy hiking in the park; the trails are a great place to walk your dog, or for families with young children.
– Boating: There are numerous spots along the Humber River where you can rent a boat, or go for a paddle. The park is also a popular spot for fishing, so you can also go here specifically to fish.
– Swimming: The Humber River is one of Toronto’s more popular swimming spots, with its clean waters and sandy beaches. At Humber Bay Park East, the river is enclosed by a sandy beach, making it a more pleasant swimming spot than some of the more industrial parts of the river further west.
– Picnicking: There are plenty of benches and tables throughout the park, making it easy to bring your lunch or enjoy a picnic while overlooking the river. You can also bring your boat and fish here, which is a nice change from the more built-up spaces of Toronto’s waterways.
How to Get to Humber Bay Park East
– By subway: The closest TTC stations to the park are St. Andrew and Woodbine, which are about a 15-minute walk away from the park.
– By GO train: GO train service stops at St. Andrew and St. Clair West, which are about a 15-minute walk away from the park.
– By car: This park is centrally located, meaning it’s easy to get to from most parts of Toronto.
Driving Directions From This POI To The Next POI
Written Driving Directions From This POI To The Next POI
Start: Humber River
Continue to Toronto. Head southwest. Turn left. Turn left toward Kipling Ave. Turn left toward Kipling Ave. Take Islington Ave and Royal York Rd to Old Mill Trail in York. Turn right onto Kipling Ave. Turn left onto Albion Rd. Turn right onto Islington Ave. Turn left onto Eglinton Ave W. Turn right onto Royal York Rd. Turn left onto Bloor St W. Drive to your destination in Etobicoke. Turn left onto Old Mill Trail. Turn right onto Old Mill Rd. Turn right.
End: King’s Mill Park
105 Riverwood Pkwy, Etobicoke, ON M8Y 4E4, Canada
Driving Directions To BSC Solutions Group Ltd. From This POI
Written Driving Directions To BSC Solutions Group Ltd. From This POI
Start: Humber River
Continue to Etobicoke, Toronto. Head southwest. Turn left. Turn left. Turn right toward Steeles Ave W. Turn left toward Steeles Ave W. Continue on Steeles Ave W. Take ON-407 and Airport Rd/Peel Regional Rd 7 to Automatic Rd in Brampton. Turn right onto Steeles Ave W. Turn right onto ON-27 (signs for ON-407). Use the right lane to take the ON-407 W ramp. Merge onto ON-407. Take the exit toward Airport Rd/Peel Regional Rd 7. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Airport Rd/Peel Regional Rd 7. Turn right onto Williams Pkwy W. Turn left onto Automatic Rd. Destination will be on the left.
End: BSC Solutions Group Ltd.
18 Automatic Rd #27, Brampton, ON L6S 5N5, Canada
Heading over to our next Toronto, ON, Point of Interest: Kings Mill Park