Now that the weather is warm and the world is reopening, is anyone else feeling like they’d like to get back in shape? After months on end of hiding inside, we may have become a little to one-with-our-couch, if you catch our drift. So, we’re taking up running this summer; and we’re doing so by exploring all the best places to run in the city. From parks to pathways, these spots are sure to bring a little fun to your outdoor exercise routine.

Here are 10 of the best place to go for a run in Toronto.


Run along the waterfront and encounter tons of wildlife along the way. Tommy Thompson Park provides a great trail for getting out and getting active, but its primary function is as an urban wilderness conservation area. The place is home to over 300 recorded species of birds and tons of other furry friends.

Where: 1 Leslie St



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Still on the waterfront, but at the western end of the city this time, you’ll find the gorgeous sprawling paths of Trillium Park. This outdoor destination is great for providing views of the city skyline, tons of hills to make you sweat, and loads of great greenery to admire.

Where: 955 Lakeshore Blvd W


This massive trail covers a whopping 8 miles of the city. Don’t worry, you don’t have the run the whole thing at once. If you are feeling motivated, you can start this race at Evergreen Brickworks and make your way all the way up to York. Along the way, you’ll get to enjoy beautiful views of surrounding nature.

Where: Moore Park Ravine, Toronto


If you like the lakeshore, this trail is for you. Run along the water as you travel from the Humber Bridge all the way to the Eastern Beaches. This amazing path traces out the entire southern edge of the city. Don’t feel up to the entire 22km trek? We don’t blame you! Good thing there are multiple access points to hop on and off along the way.

Where: Find your nearest access point here


There are tons of great pathways and trails within this one Toronto location. Sunnybrook Park is a 154-hectare chunk of landed that’s loaded with great stuff to explore. When you’re finished with your run, be sure to set up a nice picnic with friends on one of the many massive grassy areas.

Where: 1132 Leslie St

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Okay, this next pick is for those of you really looking to work up a sweat. The Baldwin Steps are not so much of a running trail as they are an intense workout. Located on the southern side of Casa Loma, this massive staircase is better than any gym we’ve been to. Run up and down the 110 concrete steps and get that heart pumping. Oh, and be sure to marvel at the amazing views of the city from the top.

Where: 486 Davenport Rd


The recently renovated Canoe Landing Park is another great place to get some exercise. The outdoor spot boasts amazing views overlooking Spadina Ave and Lakeshore Blvd. Plus, they’ve just opened up a fancy shmancy rooftop recreation area that’s sure to impress.

Where: 95 Fort York Blvd


If you’re located out in Scarborough, a trip to Bluffer’s Park might be on your runner’s to-do list. The place boasts tons of amazing perks to enjoy while you jog, included beaches, trails, and of course insane views from the lookout points. Even if you’re not in Scarborough, this spot is worth the trip.

Where: 1 Brimley Rd S


This next trail is not for newbies. The Don River Valley spans the entire length of the DVP and is actually made up of multiple smaller trails all put together. Run the entire 9 kilometres or hop on and off at the many access points. This spot provides great views of the highway and the Don River.

Where: Find a trail map here



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Last but not least, we’ve got an out-of-the-box run spot. If you’re willing to board a ferry for your daily exercise, you can enjoy the amazing views and vibes on the Toronto Islands. Jog along the boardwalk to take in the sights of Lake Ontario and glimpses at the city skyline. Plus, you can spend the day one of the island beaches afterward, so there’s really no downside.

Where: Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, 9 Queens Quay W

So get out there and get running, people! Now that the weather’s warm there’s no excuse not to!