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St. James Park, Toronto

Picturesque green space next to St. James Cathedral , featuring flower gardens, walking paths, gazebo, a fountain & a produce-themed playground.

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St. James Park is one of Toronto’s oldest and most beloved downtown public spaces, situated immediately adjacent to the historic Cathedral Church of St. James, just north of the St. Lawrence Market. Located next to StJames Cathedral in downtown Toronto, this park is a series of formal gardens and are is beautiful place to stroll and relax. Park features Victorian Garden, Playground and planned open-air pavillion with stage. (opening late 2020). The park was opened in 1876 by Edward Blake to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) to Canada in 1869.

The St. James Park provides green space and a place for people to enjoy nature and other activities like picnics, games or sports. The park also has a playground for children with slides and swings as well as an ice-skating rink during the winter months. There are plenty of benches around the park for people to sit on while they enjoy their surroundings or have lunch with friends or family members.

The park is often used for wedding photo shoots

Near by:

  • St Lawrence Market
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Cathedral Church of St. James



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