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Sherbourne Common Rink (Toronto)

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A rink with a view

This fenceless rink opened in February 2011, east of Lower Jarvis on Quens Quay. What I like about it is the cityscape you can admire, with the CN Tower well in sight. Its shape is irregular, which is always more fun for leasure skating. (In the summer, it turns into a refreshing splash pad.) Sherbourne Common Rink sits next to George Brown Campus, with the very cool Corus building right next to it, including a café on the north side of the building (meaning hot chocolate!). Not many people skate in this rink because of the fact that you'll need to pay for parking to enjoy it (unless you shop at nearby Loblaws...). There are washrooms but no skate rental nor changing room (yet).

Once you're done skating, I suggest you walk westbound along the short waterfront promenade to access Corus. There are many intriguing things to see inside that building! The animated skool of fish suspended from the ceiling, the artwork made out of sugar, the vertical garden, the 3-storey slide (for Corus employees) which we can see through the glassed doors. The café is at the end of the corridor adorned with fish.


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