The sunshine has been out all week, and the breeze is getting warmer! Spring is most definitely here, prompting us to send those Canada Goose jackets to the back of the closet till next year! As temps rise, so does our interest in outdoor recreation; stepping outside and simply breathing in the fresh air never fails to elevate the mood, but there will be an extra ‘spring’ (see what I did there?) in your step if you have a perfect park destination in mind!
One of our favourites is the large and lovely Christie Pits Park, located right across from the Christie subway station, at Christie St. and Bloor St. West.
I’m sure you’ve heard it before in regards to Toronto’s biggest and brightest – High Park, Trinity Bellwoods Park, etc. – but there really is something for everyone at this huge 8.9-hectare park.
In the warmer months, families will love the splash pad, labyrinth and playground. There is also Alex Duff Memorial Pool that has a full 25m lap pool, splash pool, water slide and spring diving board – perfect on those humid August days when the clunking window a/c unit just isn’t cutting it!
Sports lovers rejoice! Christie Pits has something for almost any type of athlete; there are multi-purpose fields, volleyball courts, baseball diamonds, and basketball courts too!
While our focus is currently solely on summer and the increasing freedoms as lockdowns lift, it should be said that this is an all-season entertainment space! In the winter, you can lace up your skates at the artificial rink, and the gentle slopes that surround the park are perfect for tobogganing (which was a favourite social-distanced outdoor activity amongst Torontonians this past winter).
Christie Pits Park also has a large community garden, which is truly an urban treasure. Members of the community can grow their own food plants, herbs and flowers, but many choose to grow fruits and vegetables, which is a pastime that has gained much popularity during the pandemic. (Have you seen our post on Hipsteading and urbanites seeking to live off the land more sustainably? The Movement To Hipsteading During The Covid-19 Pandemic & Toronto Real Estate).
And if you’re not feeling overactive, trails meander and intersect the park, perfect for walkers, runners and strollers.
And while we’re currently touting its best qualities, none of this is new to most Torontonians. After all, this is a park with history; it was converted to parkland over a century ago in 1909. Those slopes that surround the parkland and today are known for great tobogganing pitches were formally the Christie Sand Pits. Today, it has an active community association called the Friends of Christie Pits that bands together to keep the park beautiful and accessible for all. They also organized community events for all ages! Check them out!
How special would it be if you could spend time outdoors here on a whim? If you lived at 200 Clinton – The Button Factory – you’d be only minutes away! In fact, we’re proud to have just sold #3 (for the first time in 17 years!), which is a 1bed+den unit. We call it, An Authentic Brick & Beam Loft Townhouse In Little Italy’s Button Factory. Take a peek – it’s GORGEOUS!!
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