Yonge + St. Clair

August 1, 2019

Top 5 Local Park Spaces at Yonge + St. Clair

Yonge + St. Clair offers a variety of green, and open spaces if you know where to look. Whether you’d like to go for a daytime stroll, or want a breather from your weekly routine here are the Top 5 local park spaces near Yonge + St. Clair.


Delisle – St. Clair Parkette

The Delisle – St. Clair Parkette is located at 17 Delisle Avenue, tucked behind the row of office and commercial buildings that line St. Clair W. Despite it’s central location at Yonge + St. Clair it offers a peaceful green space, and is situated in an easily accessible location for your weekday lunch break.

Visit this location: Delisle – St. Clair Parkette


Amsterdam Square

Amsterdam Square is located at the corner of St. Clair W and Avenue Road and features an ornamental fountain, crisscrossing pathways, and a tree canopy that provides ample shade. The fountain was donated to the City of Toronto by a local realtor, H. H. Williams, who also donated the land for the park in the late 1920s.

Visit this location: Amsterdam Square

Photo: Jake Tobin Garrett


Yellow Creek Ravine – Vale of Avoca

The Yellow Creek Ravine is a forested ravine that is a tributary to the Don River, with trails leading down into the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail. Yellow Creek access may be altered due to construction now through 2021, although once you find the trail you will be greeted by a forested path and the sound of the creek below.

Visit this location at: Yellow Creek Ravine Trail

Photo: Tanya Mok – BlogTO


Ravine Bench

The Ravine Bench is located on the northeast corner of Yonge + St. Clair, outside 2 St. Clair E. The bench offers public seating at the heart of the intersection. As the designer describes it: “The design itself is reflective of the ravines that cut through St. Clair. It is a combination of solid stone, plants and the abstracted levels and cuts that break the landscape here. We went through several iterations, but the ravine just felt right and fit so well with the (2 St. Clair E) building while also adding some softness and nature to the corner.”

Visit this location: 2 St. Clair E


David Balfour Park + Rosehill Reservoir

David Balfour Park is a 20.5 hectare green space featuring, ornamental fountains, reflecting pools and floral decorations. Unfortunately, construction on the reservoir underneath the park will continue until 2021, with the park again being fully closed.

Visit their location at: David Balfour Park

Photo: Susan Drysdale


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