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The top 5 parks for reading in Toronto

The top parks for reading in Toronto vary from island escapes to cinematic hilltops to green spaces hidden in the heart of the city. While the weather is so nice, take your reading outdoors and savour the city while you flip the pages by trekking out to one of these calm, beautiful places.

Here are my picks for the top parks for reading in Toronto.

Riverdale Park
There's no better backdrop to an afternoon of reading than a sweeping view of Toronto. Perch yourself on the top of the hill in this large park and this rare scape will keep you company as you chug through the chapters.

Grange Park
Nestled just south of the AGO and beside OCAD, this little urban oasis is a reader's heaven. The stately Georgian building that is the Grange can't help but make what you're doing feel more important, and the way the park is enclosed by downtown buildings makes it a peaceful place to get your literary fix while enjoying the summer weather.

Coronation Park
Neat rows of trees, benches aplenty and a nice view of the boats coming in and out of the harbour make this lakeside park a poetic place to read. Pick a bench or lay a blanket in the grass to waste the hours away with your nose in a book.

Algonquin Island Park
Escape to the island to get some reading done in this nature-saturated park. With the view of the lake and skyline on one side and a crop of willow trees on the other, it's a reading haven that even Poe would approve of.

Dufferin Grove Park
This park is usually abuzz in the summer, but it's so spacious you're bound to find a pocket of peace and quiet. Find a tree that's on your level and hide out there with your fiction until you're ready return to the real world.

What did I miss? Make your suggestions in the comments.


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