Crothers Woods
Crothers Woods
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Neighbourhood: East York
East York includes a portion of old, industrial Toronto. Densely populated but incredibly safe, it boasts some of the city's earliest gardens and gardening clubs, attracting green thumbs everywhere. The tranquility of the Don Valley River area, which is rich with Toronto's oldest and tallest forests, is supplemented by the large ensemble of authentic and refurbished Edwardian homes, giving parts of East York allure. The other draw is for foodies: lovers of Bangladeshi fare will find authentic restaurants and markets in the area, with raw spices and desserts. East York also represents a lot of Toronto's Serbian food culture, and recently, has had an outcropping of solid microbrewery stops. For families, the science center is a favored weekend stop.
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Shawn D
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Family
We came as a family to go for a nice nature walk. These paths are meant to be shared by cyclists and people walking (including their dogs). The paths are extremely narrow and there isn’t much room. Cyclist come barrelling down and we were almost run over twice. One cyclist yelled at us that it was a bike path (even though it said everywhere that it needs to be shared). Definitely would not return!
Written August 6, 2019
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Steve L M
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
A great walk - upon entry there are a few ways - we went right and did a loop - there are lots of trails or there is a nice gravel path to push the stroller ;)
Written May 15, 2019
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Yana B
4 contributions
Nov. 2017
amazing woods right in the middle of the city - 20 min bike ride from my house so am always so appreciative of how close the nature is here and how easily i can get to the woods from my apartment .... i go there all the time; i go there to meditate and to be by myself in stillness; its so healing to be there
Written October 7, 2018
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princess_smom
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Jul. 2017 • Family
The hike was very nice. There is mostly a rugged foot path to follow. We parked at the Loblaws on Redpath and entered through the trailhead. The path is not always well marked and there are many off-shoots that sometimes lead you away from the main path. It was helpful to have my phone to locate where I was on the trail. The GPS showed the trail in good detail. There were other hikers and cyclists along the trail. It was necessary to be aware of cyclists as they would sometimes approach without a bell and as the path is fairly narrow, it was good to keep a head up. The trail was well shaded in many parts. We saw a deer which was quite neat considering we were really in the middle of the city. I'd love to go in the fall to see the changing leaves.
Written July 19, 2017
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Theresa D
Satellite Beach, FL60 contributions
Dec. 2016 • Couples
Good little hike on a cold day. Trails are shared with polite mountain bikers. Make it as easy or hard as you like. Easy parking, easy to find.
Written December 10, 2016
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Lisa H
1 contribution
Sep. 2016 • Solo
A very beautiful forest that can keep you going for a good long hike.

But I must say it is pretty dangerous for people walking with the way the cyclists speed. They are speeding along tight turns and edges where a walker does not have much time or space to react. It is a single lane path so you have to practically jump out of their way. And they didn't seem to care. Some did but there is nothing wrong with them at least being respectful and cautious.

If it is meant to be a shared path then it needs to be that way. Walkers still need to always be paying attention but even when you are there is still not much time to react at the speeds they're going.
Written September 6, 2016
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Shoba B
Toronto, Canada55 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Solo
Crothers Woods is a hidden gem. It is easily accessible by TTC. Bus no 56 stops at Millwood and Redway and it is a short walk to the Trailhead by the Loblaws Parking Lot. Mind you it is mainly used by bikers, but they are fine in sharing the path with hikers although I was alone during most of my 2 hour hike. The trails are well marked and take you through mature forests and open spaces. And you can catch the Don as it flows past. This is my go to place for an afternoon hike when I cannot get out of the city.
Written July 10, 2016
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Deniram
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
My husband and I were very excited to find this place. We were thinking it would be a great place to go hiking and enjoy nature. It would have been a nice experience if the people riding their bikes were actually minding pedestrians... But they didn't care about us at all, they didn't even bother to thank us while riding by for allowing them to pass. And everything culminated when we saw a chipmunk lying lifeless on the ground after being hit by one of the cyclists. It made me sick literally. What the hell is wrong with you, people?
I am a cyclist myself too and I have no respect for people like the ones I saw on those trails. Learn to respect people and nature. Nature gives you back so, so much!
I must say I will ever go there again...
Written May 30, 2016
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RC1944
Mississauga, Canada321 contributions
Nov. 2015
We took our dog Charm to Crothers Woods last Sunday. We took the upper trail out and then a lower trail back. It is a great walk, but you have to be aware of approaching cyclists as the upper trail is popular with them. At least here, they tend to be careful and respectful. You can park for free behind the Loblaws store on Redway off Millwood. Recommended for dry days for sure.
Written November 21, 2015
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TorontoBoris
Toronto, Canada93 contributions
Aug. 2015 • Solo
This is one of the last undeveloped tracks of land in the city. Good for an afternoon hike or bike ride.
Written September 13, 2015
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