Toronto Greenbelts In Autumn

Toronto Greenbelts
Great Blue Heron In East Don River (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

One of the best things about living in Toronto are relatively large areas, within the city, that are resemble landscape in rural areas. Toronto Greenbelts are vast and remain undeveloped due to lowlands that are prone to flooding. Autumn, in Toronto, is probably my favourite time of year as vast areas of Maple and Oak Trees change colour in various shades of red, orange and yellow.

Toronto Botanical Gardens
Toronto Botanical Gardens In Autumn (photo by bruce Christie 2016)

Some of the best days, to visit Toronto Greenbelts, are during rainy days when selfie-stick wielding imbeciles are absent. The parks are empty and there is virtually no one around to get in the way. This week I left for work a few hours early to get some shots in of Toronto’s autumn foliage and it worked out quite well.

ET Seton Park
ET Seton Park (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Some of the best parks to visit are in the Don Valley corridor. I often start at Edwards Gardens and then make my way south as a number of parks are interconnected. As you make your way southbound from Edwards Gardens, you will come across Wilket Creek, ET Seton Park and Sunnybrook Park (to name a few).

ET Seton Park
ET Seton Park (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Another amazing park is Charles Sauriol Conservation Trail in the Don Valley Parkway and Lawrence area. While it is situated right next to a major Toronto highway, you would think that you are in the wilderness. This is where I captured images of a female Great Blue Heron who has been residing there for the past several years.

West Don River
West Don River (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Toronto Greenbelts offer a “wilderness getaway” within our own city. Make sure you take some time off, during your lunch hour, to enjoy the autumn colours and unwind!

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