Etienne Brule Park
Etienne Brule Park
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada2,103 contributions
Nov. 2020
This park is on one side of the Humber river. I chose to walk down the Home Smith Park on the other side then returned back via Dundas street. There is a lot more greens and quieter on the Home Smith side and you can hear the water running all along. The Etienne Brule Park has separate paths for cyclers and walked. Very pleasant and easy path. One can even walk down to the river and get up-close to most of the falls along the way.
Written November 15, 2020
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416GYPSY
Toronto, Canada374 contributions
Oct. 2020
went for long walk ...
it ws clean and beautiful
walkedd all the way to old mill
we will be back soon
Written November 12, 2020
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Bibi H
Toronto, Canada69 contributions
Oct. 2020
I was pleasantly surprised to experience the salmon run right here in the city. How fortunate! I learnt afterwards that there are enhancements to assist the fish migration because I left the park sad seeing those big and beautiful fish try so hard but not one got over the dam while I was there. I am also not sure if those anglers should be there. To me, they are just traumatizing the fish even with the catch and release option. Not sure what satisfaction they get when they congregate in the Humber River at a time when the there is a concentration in a defined space during spawning season. Anyways, it was a pure thrill to be there on a glorious Fall day. The park has many trails and bike lanes - a convenient site to soak up a bit of nature.
Written October 27, 2020
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CrazyKphotography
Toronto, Canada490 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Solo
A river that winds under bridges and over small falls. Where people stroll and bike. Dogs are allowed. Birds are catching fish in the water. Very scenic,
Written August 8, 2020
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GitchSup
Duluth, MN1,470 contributions
Sep. 2019
This park on the Humber River was right next to our hotel so it was a lovely and convenient place to walk after spending a day flying or walking in the city. There is a wide variety of trees, plants, and birds; my husband was even able to watch the salmon swim upstream over the small damn. There are a lot of pathways and bike lanes and areas to get close to the water. The park is filled with benches so anyone can enjoy the outdoors. Like most parks in Toronto dogs are welcome, just be sure to bring a bag to clean up after your pet.
Written September 18, 2019
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mbc421
Toronto, Canada1,037 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Friends
Etienne Brule Park is not on the beaten path, yet worth finding.

Located close to the Old Mill Inn in Toronto’s west side (Near the Old Mill subway station), the park is a gateway to the Humber River trail system.

Notes on this park...

- has parking
- has a mostly paved path along the Humber River as well as a (mostly) separate path for bikes. Great for walking/jogging.
- from the parking lot you can walk for many kilometres north.
- the tree canopy is brilliant in places and fall colours are dazzling.
- in the fall 3 different types of salmon swim up River. You can watch them attempt (and occasionally succeed) to jump the small falls in the river most of October.
Written January 5, 2019
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Edward W
Ottawa, Canada1,643 contributions
Aug. 2016 • Couples
This is one of the best places to visit the Humber, one of Toronto's hidden gems. There are lots of history plaques around, and the city seems to take a bit of a breather here in terms of its proximity to nature and quiet.
Written January 15, 2017
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Mohamad S
Mississauga, Canada323 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Family
Get your shoes on and prepare for a walk the you will never feel tired of. Then get kids shoes off and let them enjoy catching small fish in the river. Prepare your camera, as we enjoyed watching animal in the mother nature including deers. As an expert advice, try it once walking and other time riding bicycles.
Written July 13, 2016
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Anna L
Toronto, Canada65 contributions
Apr. 2016 • Couples
Etienne Brule Park,

If you walk in one direction you will eventually find yourself at Bloor St. and The Old Mill subway station. But not before passing the wonderful and historical Old Mill, and The Old Mill Restaurant, known for great food, wonderful entertainment, and an amazing location for weddings of all sizes.
Go in the opposite direction of the park, and you will walk through the very beautiful and picturesque James Gardens, which eventually comes out at Scarlett Ave and Edenbridge Road.
The Humber River flows throughout the length of the park. If you are lucky to be in the park at the right time of the year then you will see salmon jumping upstream or spot a deer, or a beaver not to mention skunks, raccoons, geese, ducks, Blue Heron, coyotes or coy-wolves.
The park offers bike trails, exercise posts along the way and fishing. There is parking, and places where you can barbecue and have a get together with family and friends.
It's a great park but like all parks in the better weather, it can be crowded. It's perfect for walking, jogging or running. Your dog will love it too! See you there.
Cheers,
Anna and Rob L
Written April 30, 2016
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