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10 Best Picnic Spots in Toronto

10 Best Picnic Spots in Toronto

Looking for the cutest and best picnic spots in Toronto?

Picnics are the perfect first date activity, or even a fun thing to plan with your friends on a weekend.

Bring along your own food and drink in tupperware, or grab some takeout at your fave local restaurants.

A lot of Toronto restaurants actually have picnic-specific meals available for takeout, which is really cool!

No matter where you choose to have your picnic in Toronto, please pack out what you pack in and don’t leave any litter lying around!

Here are some of the best spots to have a picnic in Toronto.

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Riverdale Park East

You’ll find Riverdale Park in the east end of Toronto, and it’s one of the best spots to see the Toronto skyline – especially during sunset!

It’s separated into Riverdale Park East and Riverdale Park West, and East is the more popular spot for people to hang out and picnic.

It’s quite hilly, so it’s also a popular spot for sledding in the winter!

If you’re looking to grab coffee and pastries, Rooster Coffee next door is amazing (and also a super Instagram-worthy café).

LOCATION: 550 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON


Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto

Trinity Bellwoods Park

Trinity Bellwoods is one of the best and most popular spots for picnics in Toronto – there’s plenty of grassy, open space for you to lay down a picnic blanket.

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It’s an urban park located right in the city, and it’s bustling during the summer months.

Remember to take your litter away with you, or toss it in one of the bins – there’s a huge littering problem in Trinity Bellwoods.

Grab some soft serve ice cream afterwards at iHalo Krunch next door!

LOCATION: 790 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON


High Park in Toronto, Ontario

High Park

High Park is like a little piece of wilderness in the heart of the city.

A third of the park is still in its natural state, which is really cool!

It’s one of the largest parks in Toronto, and there’s plenty of space for you to picnic without having to be around other people.

Oh, and maybe don’t set up your picnic around all the geese.

There’s also an iHalo Krunch location by High Park if you’re in the mood for some ice cream!

LOCATION: 1873 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON, Toronto, ON


Picnic at TD Centre in Toronto

TD Centre

One of my absolute favourite spots in downtown Toronto is the green space beside the TD Centre building.

It’s a little grassy area right in the heart of the Financial District, and when you look up you see a cool view of all the office buildings.

You can even peep out the big bronze cow statues while you’re here!

Stop by one of the best Financial District restaurants for some takeout – King Taps is one of the best Toronto spots for pizza.

LOCATION: 66 Wellington St. West, Toronto, ON


Rolltation picnic at the Toronto Harbourfront

Harbourfront

The Harbourfront is always a nice spot to do a picnic in Toronto.

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Enjoy your delish takeout or home-cooked food with some Lake Ontario views!

Rolltation is a fantastic takeout option – it’s one of the best poké bowl spots in Toronto, and they have a location in an office building nearby!

LOCATION: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON


Spring flowers at Toronto Music Garden by the waterfront

Toronto Music Garden

The Toronto Music Garden is a stunning garden located along the waterfront, and you’ll find it adorned in all kinds of flowers during the spring and summer.

It’s not as large as other parks on this list, but there is still a lot of grassy space for people to have picnics!

They also have musical performances here during the summer – the perfect background music to your romantic picnic dates.

LOCATION: 479 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON


Summer at Sugar Beach in Toronto

Sugar Beach

Sugar Beach isn’t much of an actual beach, but it’s a great spot for a picnic in Toronto.

It’s named after the Redpath Sugar Refinery next-door, and it’s got adorable pink umbrellas and white muskoka chairs laid around the beach.

LOCATION: 11 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON


Trillium Park at Ontario Place in Toronto

Trillium Park

Trillium Park is the newest out of all these parks, and it’s a great spot for walking or biking around.

It’s also a super cute spot to have a picnic, and you’ve got a gorgeous view of the Toronto skyline!

Come for a dinner picnic and watch the sunset over the skyline.

LOCATION: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON


Gibraltar Point Lighthouse at the Toronto Islands

Toronto Islands

The Toronto Islands is so nice to visit because it’s like a mini getaway within the city.

There are plenty of spots across the islands for you to have your picnic – find a quiet spot or set up shop by one of the beaches!

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There are actually 15 islands that make up the Toronto Islands, but Centre Island, Ward’s Island, and Hanlan’s Point are the main ones.

I also have a post all about things to do on the Toronto Islands if you’re looking for more fun stuff to do!

LOCATION: Toronto Islands, Toronto, ON


Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto

Scarborough Bluffs

The Scarborough Bluffs is one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in Toronto, and you won’t believe it’s in Toronto when you see it.

Explore the bluffs, then go for a swim and picnic at Bluffer’s Park!

LOCATION: Scarborough Bluffs, Toronto, ON


Best picnic spots in Toronto:

  1. Riverdale Park East
  2. Trinity Bellwoods Park
  3. High Park
  4. TD Centre
  5. Harbourfront
  6. Toronto Music Garden
  7. Sugar Beach
  8. Trillium Park
  9. Toronto Islands
  10. Scarborough Bluffs

These were some of the best and cutest picnic spots in Toronto!

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

The best picnic spots in Toronto