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Toronto Parks: Trinity Bellwoods Park

Posted by Staff / July 24, 2012

Trinity Bellwoods ParkWhite squirrels, a buried bridge and regular art installations — all things you won't find in Toronto's parks. That is, unless you're talking about Trinity Bellwoods.

Indications of Trinity Bellwoods' hip West Queen West digs are easy to spot. Most of the park's garbage bins and signage have been splattered with fluorescent paint and tags. Signs have been altered to encourage feeding the birds and keeping dogs unleashed. The park lives up to its role as one of the hippest and most cultured of Toronto's public spaces, playing host to many art shows and cultural events.

This area, between Queen and Dundas just east of Ossington, has gone through many transitions in the last century and, while it may feel like it, it hasn't always been Toronto's hip hangout. Up until the 1960s the remnants of Garrison Creek shaped much of the north end of the park. It was eventually decided that the creek would be filled in using earth from the construction of the Bloor subway line.

Crawford Bridge Trinity BellwoodsToday the creek has been integrated into Toronto's sewer system. When the park's surface was leveled to the height of Dundas St. it was decided that the Crawford Street Bridge at the park's north entrance from Dundas would be buried intact. Today, as joggers trot through, just feet below their rubber soles is a (once) fully functional bridge dating back to 1915. The only indication of the park's geographical history is the off-leash dog park, which has kept its steep slopes. For more historical photos of the park, see our overview here.

Signs of the park's transformation can also be found by taking a look at the greenery. If you walk north from the Queen entrance up to Dundas, you'll notice the trees begin to shrink. If you were to read the rings on the trees in the south end they would date back over 100 years, whereas many of the trees in the north end are only 40 years old. The trees in the south end cast massive shadows, making them a great place to lounge and read a book under on a scorching day. While you're there make sure to keep an eye out for the white squirrel. These animals have become something of folklore in the park, and the nearby White Squirrel Coffee Shop takes its name from the many white squirrel sightings in the park.

Trinity Bellwoods ParkThe parkland was purchased in 1851 by Bishop John Strachan (of Strachan Ave.), who wanted to provide Toronto with an Anglican option to education that would run in opposition with the secular University of Toronto. The park was fully converted into Trinity College campus in 1852, but by 1904 the secularists won out and the college had amalgamated with the University of Toronto.

The City bought the campus grounds in the early '50s and with a swift wrecking ball had the buildings demolished. The stone and iron gates facing Strachan Ave. now serve as one of the few reminders of what once occupied Trinity Bellwoods. The only other reminder of the park's history is the St. Hilda's College building, now serving as a senior's residence (John Gibson House).

Trinity Bellwoods ParkToday, anarchist book fairs, live theatre, impromptu drumming circles, performance art, and of course bicycle polo fill the parks' green spaces on any given day, taking the place of the soccer teams and other more conventional sports and activities that tend to dominate in other parks. In this way the park imitates the neighbourhood, its many art shows reflecting the many art galleries found steps away on Queen West.

Trinity Bellwoods is the home of the Queen West Art Crawl, summer-long art camps, and section 3 of garages on Crawford St. facing the park. Another big draw is the weekly farmers' market which runs every Tuesday from June to October. One event the park's advocates refused to let it be host to was the 2010 G20 protests. The city proposed using Trinity Bellwoods as the designated "Protest Zone" but faced strong neighbourhood opposition, and they eventually gave that honour to Queen's Park.

Trinity Bellwoods ParkTrinity Bellwoods has become such a big part of the community it has inspired a few local businesses to cater to the hordes of park goers. At 198 Walnut Street near the southeast entrance to the park you can find the unofficial tuck shop. At Trinity Tuck Shop you can rent out racquets, blankets and games for your park trip.

And if you're in the market for some new threads the tuck shop also has some vintage clothing at the ready. As of June The County General at 936 Queen Street West has launched their full menu available for picnickers. Their menu includes fried chicken sandwiches, calamari tacos and bunch fare will all be available for takeout. If you forgot to bring a picnic basket and heaven forbid your bocce ball set, The County General also rents these out to park visitors.

Don't get the wrong idea from all the eclecticism, though. Trinity Bellwoods is still a conventional park with three baseball diamonds, eight tennis courts, two multi-use fields, an outdoor hockey pad and many jogging trails. The southeast corner of the park provides a great view of the CN Tower and the towering financial district serving as the ultimate juxtaposition to Trinity Bellwoods and its periphery. If you were to trek down to Trinity Bellwoods today you'd find swarms of summer camps, unleashed dogs, picnicking lovers, strollers, joggers and maybe a discarded PBR can or two.

Trinity Bellwoods ParkPARK PERKS

Size: 37 acres

Dog Friendly? Both on and off leash

On-site facilities: recreation centre, eight tennis courts, three baseball diamonds, wading pool, two mult-use fields, shinny/skating rink

Transit Accessibility: 501 Queen/505 Dundas streetcar

Writing by Matt Stephen

Photos (in order) by Marc Hodges, Toronto Archives, Sheila Dubroy, Roger Cullman, Jeff Hayward, and Minnosma.

Discussion

78 Comments

bob / July 24, 2012 at 03:48 pm
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Hipster central
Pk replying to a comment from bob / July 24, 2012 at 03:56 pm
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sparkling wit.
milo / July 24, 2012 at 04:05 pm
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bob? are you from mississauga? that's where that shit mentality lurks.

in other news a picture of this elusive white squirrel would have been great!
grimey replying to a comment from bob / July 24, 2012 at 04:06 pm
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hipster is the go-to pejorative for the philistine.
truth / July 24, 2012 at 04:12 pm
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he isn't wrong, he just painfully obvious.
combobreaker replying to a comment from grimey / July 24, 2012 at 04:15 pm
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which makes you a charlatan.
Suarez / July 24, 2012 at 04:22 pm
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No photo or mention of the construction project that has barricaded the south end of the park? I would have liked to know more. It looks like they are yet again repairing or restoring the recently restored historic gate.
Derek replying to a comment from milo / July 24, 2012 at 04:27 pm
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Hyperlinks! Use them.
Khristopher / July 24, 2012 at 04:31 pm
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Ugh hipsters. All the reason to avoid this park and their nauseating "style".
vampchick21 replying to a comment from Khristopher / July 24, 2012 at 04:41 pm
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Seriously dude? How about you try enjoying a park without your internal hating on other subcultures that may be enjoying it at the same time? Parks are for everyone ya know. Hipster, Oldster, Youngster, Dogster, Human Beingster. Get over it.
Krystine / July 24, 2012 at 04:47 pm
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Love this park. Love the dog off-leash area...only comment would be that I wish they would lay wood chips down like they do at the Coronnation Park Dog offleash at the base of Strachan . TBP's dog park gets way more traffic and it's always muddy down there when it rains or super dusty when it doesn't and the wood chips would be amazing to combat both those issues.
McRib / July 24, 2012 at 05:15 pm
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i have seen the elusive white squirrel.

he is magnificent.
Dalewood / July 24, 2012 at 05:16 pm
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I am usually the last person to use label "hipster," but sweet Jesus, the next time I see a striped tank topped nerdlinger with a Bismark stache and combat boots playing croquet on a designated Trinity baseball field, I must just scream it - following an expletive - ad nauseum through out the park
Brock / July 24, 2012 at 06:01 pm
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In a city like Toronto, we should consider ourselves lucky to have a park like this.

Love Trinity, love this article. Thanks!
Mike replying to a comment from smp / July 24, 2012 at 06:06 pm
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Ah, yes. Because "hipster" is the equivalent of a vilely offensive racial slur.
smp replying to a comment from Mike / July 24, 2012 at 06:15 pm
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In the context and tone of the comments here on "hipster", even the word 'Catholic" would be a vilely offensive slur.
iSkyscraper / July 24, 2012 at 06:43 pm
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As a fan of old buildings, I'm sort of torn on this one. The park is lovely, but what a shame to have lost Trinity College.

As a fan of urban quality-of-life, I despise the graffiti in the park. The tags on the building in the lead photo are an embarrassing indictment of Toronto and should not be defended.
acv66 / July 24, 2012 at 07:06 pm
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his has to be the top over hyped park in the city, if you want to see a bunch of sexual acts outdoors @ night this is your park .
lulwut / July 24, 2012 at 07:15 pm
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BIG UP TO BICKFORD
Teena / July 24, 2012 at 07:42 pm
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We had a tree planted in honour of our dog who passed away last year ... she loved this park!
AV / July 24, 2012 at 07:48 pm
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Trinity Bellwoods is the place where 20/30 something people who are caught in the high school mentality of social cliques and "being seen = cool" go to "be seen". Then they socially network on their phones while hanging out with their social network.

Also, the people are beyond hipster. Beyond self sarcasm and regurgitated 70s/80s/90s mish-mash style. They're something completely unto themselves. These are the people that open stores based on greeting cards and t-shirts, who sell things on Etsy and call it a career. Just,..... just epic people.



Clay / July 24, 2012 at 07:49 pm
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Ah Toronto, the city where people sitting casually enjoying themselves in a park are victimized by slurs and insults from people that don't agree with a differing lifestyle. Congrats!
Away / July 24, 2012 at 08:13 pm
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Let's just be thankful there is a central meeting area for all the hipsters.
This ensures on any given day they will all be huddled together in one area.
Not roaming our streets, annoying us with their long boards, tight denim, high waisted shorts and crappy beer.
McRib replying to a comment from AV / July 24, 2012 at 08:15 pm
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nah, its just a nice park in the heart of the city that people like to go to and hang out.

its kind of strange that this bothers you



AV replying to a comment from McRib / July 24, 2012 at 08:44 pm
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I appreciate your concern but it doesn't bother me, instead I`m amused by the spectacle. I`m simply pointing out my personal observations which, it appears, have bothered you enough to comment.
Hughman / July 24, 2012 at 08:58 pm
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So, I guess the people that criticize the "hipsters" for dressing fashionably, purposely wear mismatched clothes, and never get their haircut, otherwise you'd be total fucking hypocrites, because it's impossible to not have a style. Everyone is trapped in the same cultural pressure to look a certain way that reflects their clique. And if you don't think you're in a clique you're kidding yourself. Whether you wear lulu lemon and dress like a rich bitch, or like a homeless person that has to wear torn up clothes or they'll get their nice clothes stolen, you are trying really hard to be cool. Unless you're from the suburbs and wear loose sweatshirts with wolves on them. Then you're exempt.
Matty / July 24, 2012 at 09:44 pm
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In the summers of 1991/1992 I participated in an archaeological dig in the park of Gore Vale Mansion which was demolished and buried just below the surface of the park - just south of the hockey rink.

Allow me to copy and paste what a one Andrew Stewart wrote at the following link here http://www.heritagetoronto.org/news/blog/andrew-stewart/city-consolation -

"In 1990, the Toronto Board of Education’s Archaeological Resource Centre launched the Trinity-Bellwoods Public Archaeology Project.

The aim was to investigate the site of Gore Vale on the east bank of Garrison Creek, the first brick residence built in the west end of Toronto. An imposing mansion, it was constructed in 1820 by the Honourable Duncan Cameron, Secretary of the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada. It became part of Trinity College in 1904, which abandoned its location on Queen St in 1915 in favour of the University of Toronto campus. The house was torn down in 1928 as part of the park's expansion.

Students, led by the staff archaeologists, excavated parts of this site, learning archaeological field and archival research skills. Some students also conducted oral history projects with long term members of the Trinity-Bellwoods community. After four years of this very successful and popular program, funding was suddenly cut and staff let go. To this day, the research materials (field notes, photographs, artifacts, etc.) remain in the care of the Toronto District School Board, inaccessible to researchers."
Bob / July 24, 2012 at 09:45 pm
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It's ridiculous that people are so hung up on avoiding a locale because of 'hipsters'. It's a park. They can be there, you can be there.
Jason replying to a comment from AV / July 24, 2012 at 10:14 pm
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You're not being honest with yourself, mate. And by "mate", I mean "douche".

I can't believe the bile in this thread (this coming from a guy who lives up the street from The Drake and works as a suit downtown and has to fight through the hipster crowds on a daily basis). Bunch of small-minded people here who I'd gladly kick in the arse with sharp boot if I had the chance.
Gabe / July 24, 2012 at 10:53 pm
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considering all of the shootings lately the hotest topic is.... SHOULD THE GUARDIAN ANGELS BE ALLOWED INTO TORONTO TO PROTECT OUR STREETS?????
KarmaChameleon / July 25, 2012 at 12:52 am
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Is that a picture of Boy George wearing a Luka Magnotta tshirt?
McRib replying to a comment from AV / July 25, 2012 at 03:59 am
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i showed no concern for you.

keep denying it, but writing two paragraphs about the type of people you see at this park, and describing them in a less than favourable light, shows you are bothered.

McRib replying to a comment from Hughman / July 25, 2012 at 04:01 am
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whatever, the wolf shirt is the height of hipster cool!

or at least it was, those goofs are probably on to the next 20 year old fad by now.
AV replying to a comment from McRib / July 25, 2012 at 08:29 am
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I'm a creative writer mate, comes to me naturally.
DRF / July 25, 2012 at 08:55 am
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Hipster=harmless.
Strachan / July 25, 2012 at 09:11 am
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Sure there are people you can call "Hipsters" there, many of them in fact. But if you actually venture in (vs looking from Queen Street) you will see there are many other people using the park.

Families fill the kids area including the splash pad (BlogTO people hate kids so you wont know what that is, wiki it). To the recent immigrants that fill the court area north of the community centre every weekend.

Seniors stroll through the North end, and rec leagues play in the diamonds and rink.

Sure it's true, Hipsters have replaced crack heads, to me thats ok.
opensource / July 25, 2012 at 09:26 am
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Hipster is a proper label, akin to yuppy. Please don't equate this to a racial slur - the former has to do with personal choice, which will change over time or at will, while the latter deals with an intrinsic facet of one's identity. If we laughed at yuppy's and the mindless excess of the 80's, why can't we laugh at hipsters? Same herd mentality, same copy each other style, same copy each other drink of choice - PBR beer (which is so bizzare! PBR? Beer of the blue collar American worker, now consumed by un/underemployed university educated kids).
Hossim / July 25, 2012 at 11:39 am
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All these "people" with their "labels". I'm too cool to argue either side of this talk about all your definitions man. What. Ever.

If only there was, you know, a totally unoffensive social construct like, say, a park, where we could all get along.
DC / July 25, 2012 at 11:41 am
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"Hipster" is just code for someone younger and cooler than you are. Get over it.
Joe Posts / July 25, 2012 at 11:47 am
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Hipsters, townies, yuppies, etc.

Generalizations used by tourists, hicks, rednecks and bigots.

:-)
JT / July 25, 2012 at 11:49 am
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I've lived across the street from this park for almost 15 years. I don't mind seeing the colourful cross section of people hanging out in the park on weekends (although with all the new condos and lack of green space planning in the city its impossibly packed these days).
What really makes me monumentally, obsessively batshit crazy is the grotesque amount of cigarette butts lying everywhere at the end of a weekend. The hill beside the dog park is a wasteland of cigarette butt confetti, as is the ground around every bench, etc. Disgusting. Give yourself cancer if you must, but pick up your non-biodegradable smoking garbage.
Moose / July 25, 2012 at 11:55 am
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The baristas in here get so offended by the term 'hipster.' It's hilarious. Keep it up! Don't spill the cafe latte when angrily typing your comments on your macbook; you don't want to ruin your fair trade crochet scarf.

http://www.quickmeme.com/Hipster-Barista/
Ponyboy Curtis / July 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm
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Let's rumble! Squares vs. the Hipsters. Trinity Bellwoods Park midnight tonight.
Peter J / July 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm
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Love when the comment thread surpasses the article.

Johnny Tronno / July 25, 2012 at 01:09 pm
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This park always had a reputation years ago of being full of hookers, usually after dark. Have they been run off to another part of town?

I tried to photograph a wedding party there a few years ago and was totally accosted by many homeless people, it was overwhelming. Or maybe they were zombies.....nevermind.
Parkdale / July 25, 2012 at 01:12 pm
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The park has become too busy to have THREE baseball diamonds.
Time to stop issuing permits for boorish condo-jocks hogging 3/4 of open field space.

steef / July 25, 2012 at 01:13 pm
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How come everyone hasn't pointed out the real threat to bellwoods , the lil old Asian lady's that come around and take your empties !! With their bucket hats and floral blouses , keeping my park clean !!! Disgusting !... and f@#k that white squirrel
rek / July 25, 2012 at 01:37 pm
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"This park sucks, it's full of hipsters" said the hipsters.
Leave me alone. replying to a comment from steef / July 25, 2012 at 02:44 pm
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Although these women (and men) do provide a nice service and help keep the park clean, they are becoming increasingly more invasive and pushy.

In recent weeks they have been coming to the park with small children, often using said children to seemingly emotionally exploit the park-goers for their cans. I know drinking in the park is illegal to begin with, but I feel this is crossing the line. It actually reminds me of some third world countries I've visited, but obviously nowhere near as severe. These children should not be put to work in such ways, and most definitely should not be handling random people's alcohol and/or empties for obvious reasons. These kids may think it's all fun and games as they are hanging out in the park with their parents or grandparents, but that does not make it right.

Children aside, I've also had my cans taken away several times without my consent. What I bring with me to the park is my private property until I give somebody the permission to take my property away from me. I believe that's called theft, even if it's only the equivalent of stealing ten cents from me.

I'm also becoming increasingly frustrated with the "lurking" by these can collectors. I go to the park to relax, not to be pestered every thirty seconds from somebody who wants something from me. I'd gladly store my cans in a bag and give them to somebody when my visit to the park is over. I went to the island last week and I can't describe how nice it was to spend an entire day sitting around in the grass and not having one person bother me.

Last weekend I had two different people standing on either side of my small group, eyeing everything we had around us. At least that time they weren't arguing over who has the right to our cans, that time, I guess. Though, I'm sure if there was a third person it would have felt as though I was being circled by vultures.

I've been going to Bellwoods frequently for about a decade now, but have only lived in the direct vicinity for the last five years or so. Sure, it's nice how less "cracky" and "safe" the park feels these days, but it certainly is a hell of a lot more annoying with all this going on.

Don't even get me started on "losing" the bowl when it became a sanctioned dog park.
Annie / July 25, 2012 at 02:46 pm
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I love this park. Yeah, there are a lot of 20/30-somethings that hang out at the park but there are so many other people who also enjoy the park. It's a great space to hang out for all ages and cliches of people. And the article failed to mention the Annual Yard Sale! Definitely something to enjoy, only if to see what everyone has stashed away in their attics.
Carly / July 25, 2012 at 07:11 pm
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So .. I hear there are hipsters in trinity Bellwoods. I like to hear everyone's opinions on this issue. More importantly, make sure you choose to generalize an entire thirty acres of park with only one word.
Alex / July 25, 2012 at 08:19 pm
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i want my 2 minutes back after reading these comments!
har gow replying to a comment from Matty / July 25, 2012 at 08:28 pm
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You just reminded me of the archaelogical dig of 91/92 summer! Completely forgot about it... you guys had sectioned off portions of the park in squares and as I recall found a number of artifacts...wonder why info is inaccessible. I came by a few times to check out the dig having lived on Gorevale as a kid. I've also gotten stung by bees at Trinity twice, I digress. Oh summer days and memories...I love this park.
Michelle / July 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm
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We love this park. I'd say it's an even mix of people utilizing the space in different ways, which is ideal, really. The can ladies are new this summer. I like that they are keeping the place clean and ensuring cans are being recycled, but I have seen them looking in people's bags for cans and taking cans right out of people's hands. It's a weird vibe. If they hung back just a bit people probably wouldn't care. I doubt they are open to feedback...ha...
Tomi / July 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm
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If you love Bellwoods park then don't throw your cigarette butts everywhere. That one side of the hill is just covered in butts...
Mikelight / July 26, 2012 at 08:46 am
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Most of these comments are a perfect example of complete idiocy.

I would just like to point out that the photo by Jeff Hayward was taken without the permission of any of the people in it (including myself). It is terrible that some of you have decided to make fun of the people in it and sum them up as being hipsters.

This being said - a lovely day in a lovely park was captured by some amature creep photographer with a fancy spy lens. We noticed you being a creep the whole time.
Creepy shooter replying to a comment from Mikelight / July 26, 2012 at 10:32 am
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Just as an FYI, you don't need permission to take photos of anyone in a public place. Jeff probably should have approached you and Boy George and asked, but it's not necessary.

Trinity Bellwoods / July 26, 2012 at 01:05 pm
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This park is so hip that it tweets! Follow me!
@trinitybellwood
http://twitter.com/TrinityBellwood
G / July 26, 2012 at 01:21 pm
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This hipster thing is so blown out of proportion. It's a big park in a hip neighbourhood so on nice days it attracts a lot of young people. Big deal.

I have lived across the street from Trinity-Bellwoods for 10 years. It's a beautiful, diverse park full of great ammenities (including a top notch community centre and skating rink with heated change room) and it attracts all walks of life. Over the past decade, the influx of people has made it a much safer place. Because the so-called hipsters tend to hang out well into the evening, I can now safely and comfortably be in the park alone until about 11pm on any night of the week.

Trinity-Bellwoods is my back yard and probably the single most important contributor to my quality of life in the city.
ACT replying to a comment from Michelle / July 27, 2012 at 10:01 am
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What are you talking about?
The Can women are not new this year.

The Asian Can Triad has been dominating that park for years.
They can sense a can be opened from a 1000 paces and will be over your shoulder by the time you get can to lip.
jer replying to a comment from ACT / July 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm
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Funny, I was there for a "unplugged" in Trinity Bellwoods park thing and I saw all of these people collecting cans and I was thinking "ah, that is great they are cleaning up after people throwing their empties out"... Didn't realize they were so pushy/organized.
Bobby / July 27, 2012 at 04:09 pm
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People who have a problem with the young people who hang out in Trinity can Fxck off, let people enjoy themselves, we don't wan't your negative bullshxt around here. Basically if you don't like hanging in the sun, talking to girls, meeting people, drinking, and having a picnic on a nice day you're the one that's a loser.
Bobby replying to a comment from Khristopher / July 27, 2012 at 04:10 pm
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HAHAHAH at this guy, what a downer douche!
Andrew / July 27, 2012 at 05:54 pm
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I remember when I moved into the mechandise building in the early 90's. This part of the city was a ghost town. But it's true. Lots of wannabes, posers,faux artists from park dale. It's too bad actually but this parks use is young, eventually the posers will stay away & it won't be overrun by these people. It's one of the reasons I left the city. It's gotten too pretentious.
Andrew replying to a comment from G / July 27, 2012 at 06:00 pm
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When had the park been dangerous. Who are the criminals. Hip hood really. You mean an ethically diverse hood with mostly old families who paid nothing for their houses. It's one street, queen. You cool hip people make up less than 1%of thr contributing neighborhood. It's all old people. Young people can't afford those houses. Thats why they build 550 sq foot condos. So you can say you were cool once.
Brian / July 30, 2012 at 10:32 am
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i have never seen so many ugly tattoos in my life, cupcakes with dolphins on them?? i don't care whose in the park, but the hipster style is very odd
blahblahblah replying to a comment from Mikelight / July 30, 2012 at 10:42 am
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You were in a public place, no one needs to ask your permission to use that photo.

WAHWAHWAHWAWHWAH.
and stuff.
Bongo / July 30, 2012 at 11:26 am
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The diversity of white people who frequent this park, is astounding. Really captures the essence of Toronto.

Oh the slurs against hipsters! Maybe they need a civil rights movement...

http://diehipster.wordpress.com/
Ironic replying to a comment from AV / July 30, 2012 at 11:28 am
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ahhhhahahahahahahahah - creative writer :)
Josh replying to a comment from Brian / July 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm
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It's odd, but unique, just like the other unique 1.5M cultureless white trash walking around with some combination of dolphin or cupcake tattoos.
Travis / July 30, 2012 at 01:31 pm
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It's funny how so many people can hate one a class of people that is only identified by their own values.

I am most likely a hipster to some of you coming from different ares of town.

They are probably hipsters to their parents.

Allow this diagram to further explain : http://dustinland.com/dlands/dland.hipster.jpg


If I didn't love Trinity so GD much I probably wouldnt have wasted all this time reading and commenting. I suppose if beer drinking, tattooed, bike wielding hipster scare off a line of haters then I should buy them a PBR from making the park that less lame.
Ace McNugget / July 30, 2012 at 05:48 pm
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Quite shocking how many haters there are on here. We should all be proud to be part of a city where so many young interesting creative people feel free to express themselves. On top of that, most of the people in the area don't have gardens, patios or roof terraces, so this nice park is their garden, a place to hang out with your friends, have a drink and play park games or just relax by yourself and read a couple of magazines in the sun with a big gulp from the 7-11 across the street.

It's odd that people can't seem to grasp this, but I guess it's hard for people who stay at home in the suburbs, vote Rob Ford and call the police on anyone who ventures near their property to grasp the concept of shared space that exists in a city.
D / July 30, 2012 at 06:47 pm
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Nice park. Shame about all the ignorant dog owners who use the whole park as an offleash toilet for their stupid dogs.
GA / July 31, 2012 at 04:30 pm
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too many comments to read so sorry if this has already been said... the County General picnic thing is not worth it. Those fried chicken sandwiches are a rip off! They are like $12 or $13 and really small. The calamari taco was remotely better but again...too expensive. Plenty of other more affordable food options right in that hood. I was so excited to try this stuff but unfortunately, dissapointed.
AV / August 1, 2012 at 09:30 am
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Trinity isn't full of douchebags? OK then.. two words: Outdoor Gramophone:

http://www.blogto.com/upload/2012/07/2012811-radar-photo.jpg
Brian / August 1, 2012 at 10:23 am
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dog owners, people like to sit under the trees in the shade...maybe your dog can piss in another part of the park
neighbour / October 3, 2012 at 09:30 pm
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I think all these comments are hilarious. Im 20 years old and have lived across the street from the park my entire life. I still remember when it was ghost down and no one ever wanted to be seen in this part of the city
Surrounded / August 19, 2013 at 07:56 pm
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How to win any hipster related argument:

Outdoor gramophone

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