Where’s the best view of Toronto’s downtown?
Answer: the crest of the hill at Riverdale Park East. This west-facing slope dives 20 vertical meters into the Don Valley Ravine from a starting point off Broadview Avenue, south of Danforth Avenue.
The view over the Don River and Riverdale Farm toward the Bay Street skyscrapers is spectacular all day, but go at sunset or later in the evening to experience something truly magical.
With the onset of darkness, the lights that define the Toronto skyline are showcased in unrivalled splendour. The CN Tower is easy to sight toward the south, but the real standout features a waterfall of lights emanating from its top, and is the newest addition to our glittering urban kaleidoscope (in the centre right of the photo above). Aura raises 78 stories and is the tallest residential building in Canada.
There are a few benches, but most just gather on the grass. Many are snacking, enjoying a cold beverage, or taking advantage of Canada’s relaxed pot restrictions.
In the park below, teams play softball, ultimate, soccer and more recently kick ball and dodge ball. You’ll also see a stream of people hill training on two obvious running paths.
Please share your view on how grand this view is of my beautiful city.
What’s Spot On:
• An extremely popular café called Rooster Coffee House is located right across the street at 479 Broadview
• The 505 streetcar from Yonge & Dundas whisks you right to the park.