When the wind chills reach unbearable temps and the only way to get down the driveway in the morning is to shovel your way out, it can be hard to see the good side of winter. If you’re like me and love to ski, these circumstances might not elicit the same dread as it would in other Torontonians. Think snow and the positive activities that go hand in hand. Like skating, snowshoeing, tobogganing, skiing, snowball fights and the making of snow angels and snow forts.
So while in the city why not grab a sled and head for the hills? Google has a great map that lists all the tobogganing hills in Canada. You can check it out here: The Great Canadian Tobogganing Map.
Here’s my list of the best hills to go tobogganing in Toronto:
Sir Winston Churchill Park
301 St. Clair Ave. W.
With one of the steepest hills on the list, this park is perfect for thrill seekers.
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779 Crawford Ave. W.
Christie Pits has three different hills, each with a different grade of slope. If that’s not enough for you, take a short walk to the hills at Bickford Park.
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550 Broadview Ave.
You can’t beat the views from the top of the hills at Riverdale Park. Don’t forget to bring your skates – there’s an outdoor rink as well.
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155 Oakmount Rd.
A slight curve in the hill makes Lithuanian Park one of the more exciting tobogganing experiences on this list.
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Trinity Bellwoods Park
790 Queen St. W.
There’s a variety of different hills here in the hip Queen West park. The “dog bowl”, a ravine normally used in the summer months as an off-leash area for dog walkers, is one of the better sledding places in winter.
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2 Rozell Rd.
A little further to the east, Adam’s Park is equipped with bright lights for those who are seeking a little night time fun.
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725 Logan Ave.
If you have little ones in tow, this is a great park for them. The hill is mostly steep and smooth, but its relative shortness is ideal for toddlers and kids at heart. There are a set of stairs on the far left that make for an easy hike back up the hill after your run. There is an outdoor rink here as well so bring your skates.
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Feature image via The Toronto Star Article sourced from Narcity and Toronto.com