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Sunnyside Park (Toronto)

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For swan spotting

Every time we've been there during the summer, we've never failed to see graceful white swans mingling with the seagulls and geese. (The downside is you’ll have to be careful where you step in the area). Half the time, we couldn’t swim there because of poor water quality but this has changed! As a pilot project, they’ve installed a special enclosure in a section of the beach, which has drastically reduced the E. coli problem. The park includes the long Gus Ryder/Sunnyside Pool. A short walk east of that outdoor pool, in Budapest Park, you'll find a playground featuring a couple of big concrete dinosaurs to climb and a very large wading pool partly under the shade of tall trees. You can have a lovely walk westbound along the boardwalk to Sir Casimir Gzowski Park (you’ll walk by a great playground and another wading pool). It will lead you in 20 minutes to the walking bridge going over the mouth of Humber River.

Sunnyside Pavilion Café by Sunnyside Beach

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