James Gardens
James Gardens
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Neighbourhood: Etobicoke
Etobicoke is a relaxed area along the Humber River. It's saturated with green spaces and conservatories, making it a premier destination for outdoor sports, hiking, and nature walks. Its abundance of parkland and lakes makes it a typical spot for fishing, picnicking, and camping out, especially in warmer months. The peaceful area is also enjoyed by families, who appreciate its boardwalks and sports facilities. Locals enjoy the variety of golfing and country club opportunities, which also provide lessons for golfers of any skill level.
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Stay07078576968
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The park was nice and peaceful. However, when I was hiking with my family, we got RACIALLY PROFILED by a man on his bike. Terrible experience, I can't believe this is still happening in 2022...
Written April 4, 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,019 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
It was hot, very humid today, with some rain showers today. Thus there were fewer people at the park. We enjoyed walking on the forest trails to get away from the scorching sunlight.
Written July 24, 2022
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Maria S
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
A beautiful park/garden. Huge with many little streams, garden patches, easy to intermediate trails. Lot of parking spaces and a bike lane. This park is in a quiet neighborhood. There is small duck pond for the kids and lot of shady trees for a picnic The park has many beautiful trees, and well kept lawns.
At the time of my visit, I did not find it very busy. People spread out and utilized the space. It was a great walk even though it was very hot. Did not feel the heat, because of many trees. Highly recommend it. I saw a public washroom, but I cannot comments, cause I did not use it. I did not notice picnic tables, It is for mostly hiking, walking and biking. Hope you will enjoy your visit.
Written June 6, 2021
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,019 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Due to COVID-19, the City has not spent as much money on planting flowers and maintenance, as was spent in past years. Thus the overall experience from walking around the park is not as good. However, it is still very nice to walk the forest paths.
Written September 17, 2020
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Went for a walk with friends. The interior pathways through the forest are very muddy. Best to take the paved walkway by the river's edge.
Written March 4, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,019 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
During the summer months, and especially on weekends and holidays, James Gardens is crowded with people picnicking, wedding parties and photography, and people going for relaxing walks on the paths through the forest. For walkers, beware of the bikers who come up from behind and don’t make any warning sounds.
Written July 1, 2019
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ihor s
Toronto, Canada202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
I've been visiting this unique park for almost 30 years and I've never been bored. This park can accommodate you with anything: it has a nice river, it's got creeks and bogs, it's got beautiful planted and wild flower beds, it's got an old piece of woodlands...

Whenever you come here there is always something to enjoy. You can hike here, you can bike, go for walks, enjoy birding, nice blossoms, have a picnic or just sit on a bench and read a book... or you can wed your love...

This park is well kept. There are always lots of people but it's not overcrowded...
Written April 13, 2019
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Despite the cold, rainy day, I took a walk through James Gardens and its paths into the forests. The many different types of trees, increases the variety of leaf colours, as the leaves from different tree varieties change to different colours and shades in the cold autumn weather. I’ll attach about 150 photos of trees and leaves which I took today in James Gardens. The gardens and paths through the treed areas are well-maintained.
Written November 2, 2018
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Lorne B
Toronto, Canada534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
This is a great place to go on a walk with kids, pets or friends. The trails go all the way from the Royal York and Dundas area to Old Mill station to the east and Eglinton to the West. There are trails for biking and separate ones for walking. There are some incredible forested areas and some nice open spaces. You can also find some quiet nooks hidden away for reflection. There are picnic areas and Bbq pits for the summer. Always a wonderful experience.
Written January 2, 2018
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Johnnymarkdown
Toronto, Canada85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
James Gardens is a lovely park on the banks of the Humber River in East Etobicoke. There are some very nice Asian-style pools and streams, benches to sit on and paths to walk along. Closer to the river is there are wide open grassy areas for lounging or throwing a frisbee around. The Humber River Recreational Trail passes through it so if you like to cycle it's easy to reach that way as well. If you travel south on the trail you come to some old-growth forest next to a train trestle. At the south end of the park a pedestrian bridge crosses the river and continues the trail on the opposite bank (not far from the Dundas Street bridge).

Quiet and peaceful on an afternoon. Great spot for pictures (note professional photogs are expected to get a permit from the city).
Written August 12, 2017
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