Ashbridge’s Bay Park

Lake Shore Boulevard East, Toronto

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Ashbridges Bay Park Toronto

Ashbridges Bay Park Toronto

About Ashbridges Bay Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Named after Sarah Ashbridge,a British loyalist from Philadelphia, Ashbridge’s Bay Park was once part of a 5 sq. km marsh on the Don River Delta, which was one of the largest wetlands in eastern Canada. Due to industrial development and sewage disposal into the marsh, Toronto Harbour Commission drained the marsh in 1912 and reclaimed the land in which todays Ashbridges Bay Park is located.  The park was officially opened in 1977. In the early 2000’s the area was revitalized by Waterfront Toronto. 

TRCA & City of Toronto are also carrying out remedial conservation to prevent erosion by Lake Ontario.

What to do at Ashbridge’s Bay Park?

Attractions & Things to do at  Ashbridge’s Bay Park




Stroll the beautiful trails through the park and enjoy a picnic.

It is a good birdwatching destination and a popular fishing spot for shore anglers. The footbridges offer a great place for children to learn fishing. See fishing rules here.

Go sailing or boating from the public boat launch at the Park :  Lake Ontario is accessed through Coatsworth Cut.

The park is also home to

Ashbridge’s Skate Park

 Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club  & The Toronto Hydroplane Club .

Have a beach day at the Woodbine beach located at the eastern border of Ashbridges Bay Park.

The park is also the venue for fireworks during Victoria Day & Canada Day. Best view is from Woodbine beach. 

When to visit Ashbridge’s Bay Park?

Ashbridges Bay Park Hours

The park is open year round, but in winter trails are not maintained.

Fireworks: Victoria Day & Canada Day

2017 Fireworks: May 22, 2017 | 10:00 PM – Press Release

Regattas hosted by Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club – Here

 

How to get to Ashbridge’s Bay Park?

Ashbridge's Bay Rark

Ashbridge’s Bay Park Sign Board

Ashbridge’s Park is located south of Lake Shore Boulevard East & Coxwell Avenue at 1561 Lakeshore Boulevard East.  Once at the intersection, turn on to Ashbridges Bay Park Road to reach the parking lot. There are clear signage marking the park location, making it hard to miss. Ashbridge’s Bay Park is located adjacent to Woodbine Beach Park , and the boardwalk along the Woodbine Beach ends at Bay park.

Ashbridge’s skate park is located North of the main park by the Lake Shore Boulevard East & Coxwell Avenue intersection.




56 km cycling & inline skating Martin Goodman Trail traverses the park.

For detailed directions, check the map tab.

GPS: 43.65966,-79.310927

For trip planning by public transit, see here.

Parking: Though there is ample paid parking available; in busy summer months, the lot  is almost always full. During fireworks days,  it is better to take public transit.

There are reserved parking spots for boat trailers near the boat launch.

What about  Amenities & Accessibility Ashbridge’s Bay Park?

Trails are mostly accessible .rulesashbridgespark

Washrooms on site.

Pets should be on leash.

Picnic benches & tables.

Play area.

Picnic Shelter.

Two  concrete launch ramps.

Vehicles can enter the park gates (speed limit 15kmph – to drive through the trails), but all four flashers should be ON.

There are restaurants nearby including a spacious clubhouse with bar and restaurant at the Yacht club.

Posted in Activities, City Parks, Parks, Things to do and Water Activities

5 Tips for your trip!

  1. Ashley

    I dont know where to go but I wanted to know if there’s gonna be a band this year

    May 18, 2015 at 9:27 PM
  2. Ad Bit

    is there a firework on 1. of July?

    June 26, 2016 at 7:02 PM
    1. todocanada (Listing owner)

      Yes @ 10:00 PM and Q107 Canada Day Picnic – See Canada Day – GTA

      June 26, 2016 at 8:12 PM
  3. Danielle

    Will there be fireworks tonight for New Year’s Eve?

    December 31, 2016 at 8:20 AM
    1. todocanada (Listing owner)

      No. Only at Nathan Philips Square. –

      December 31, 2016 at 9:33 AM

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