Colonel Samuel Smith Skating Trail, Kipling at Lakeshore Blvd.


One of TORONTO’s newest and largest waterfront parks is located in the west end.  It’s a sanctuary for wild life of all kinds, a favourite bird-watching location, and now home to an ice skating park – par excellence.  A former power plant houses change areas, skate sharpening facility and the washrooms.  <PHOTOS – James Melvin and City of Toronto Parks>

UNSUPERVISED SKATING: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm; SUPERVISED: Monday-Friday, 5-10pm; Saturday, Sunday, 9am-10pm
GETTING THERE BY CAR: exit the Queen Elizabeth Way/Gardiner at Kipling Avenue, and drive south; BY PUBLIC TRANSIT: subway to KIPLING station, and then #44 bus southbound to the park’s turnaround.


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