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Glen Stewart Ravine (Toronto)

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Past the boutiques on Queen Street East, next to Glen Manor Drive, sits a gorgeous rock garden with water fountains (Ivan Forrest Gardens). From there, you can follow a path northbound to a quaint and leafy park (Glen Stewart Park) bordering the surrounding mansions. Walk across Glen Manor Drive East, and you'll find yourself at the mouth of Glen Stewart Ravine. (Note that you'll easily find street parking near to the ravine, on Glen Manor Drive East.) Walking to the end of the main path along the ravine takes about fifteen minutes and leads to Kingston Road. A while ago, when visiting this ravine, we looked like perfect candidates for a detergent commercial! My son emerged from our expedition with muddy shoe soles, filthy elbows and knees, soiled pants and a sweater full of twigs, having climbed, slid, and splashed about by the stream and crawled everywhere. Now, that's what we called a successful outing. As of May 2012, Glen Stewart Ravine has been revitalised, which means a vast part of the ground is now off-limits but don't worry, there's still room for exploration in the northern half of the park, where the boardwalk ends.

As seen in May 2012
Northern part of the park
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Nathalie's tips for a smooth outing

After years of doing all kinds of outings with my children, I can assure you the secret to a perfect outing lies in the details, not the destination.


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