Now is the Perfect Time to Explore Yonge and Eglinton

Few Torontonians would argue with the fact that springtime looks very good on this city. Now is the time when Toronto comes alive. After months of hibernating, thoughts turn to High Park cherry blossoms, the impending warm weather festivals, and it becomes quite apparent as to why Toronto is considered one of the most walkable cities in the entire country.

The Yonge and Eglinton area is filled with a wealth of shops, parks, and restaurants that make it a highly desirable place to live, play, and stroll. However, there’s even more to explore! Here are two of the area’s favourite hidden gems.

The Beltline

The Beltline trail is a 9-kilometre recreational trail. It runs west of Caledonia through to Bayview, before trekking south toward Bloor.

In the Yonge and Eglinton area, you can access the 4.5-kilometre section called the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail. This stretch is popular among joggers, dog-walkers, and families. In fact, you can find organized walks that begin here throughout the warmer months.

The Al Green Sculpture Park

Located near Davisville Avenue, this park, which showcases 20 sculptures was created by a project developer named Abraham Green. Mr. Green eventually embraced a love of sculpting himself, and has several pieces on display throughout the park. Famed Canadian artist, Sorel Etrog is one of the park’s best known and much-loved contributors.

Stop for Treats

Of course, an afternoon of exploring just wouldn’t be the same without a rewarding treat! Be sure to conclude your stroll by stopping for a treat or warming sip at one of the area’s many bakeries and cafes. Here, you’ll find everything from flakey French pastries to hand rolled bagels, and fragrantly steaming cuppas.

Looking for a culinary adventure to cap off your day of exploring? Give HK Sweets a try. They offer yummy, photo-worthy Asian treats like bubble waffles, loaded waffles and decadent treats.

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