Welcome to Ontario’s landmark waterfront park.
The Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail is 7.5 acres of public green space on a spectacular part of Toronto’s waterfront. Previously a parking lot, it’s now full of life, ready to be enjoyed by morning joggers, picnic-goers, strolling families and everyone in between.
The 1.3 kilometre trail is named in honour of Bill Davis, who was the Premier when Ontario Place first opened in 1971. It’s surrounded by thousands of native trees, plants, flowers and beautiful sedimentary rocks and boulders. Inspired by the Ontario landscape itself, the park was designed in consultation with people from across Ontario, including the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. It’s a breathtaking tribute to our province and a gift to the people who love it.
The Ravine with Moccasin Identifier
The Ravine is the gateway to the park, two beautiful stone walls connected by a bridge that frames your first glimpse of Lake Ontario. Developed in collaboration with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Ravine walls celebrate First Nations’ heritage and culture with the moccasin identifer engraved into the stone, a visual reminder to recognize and honour the past.
This open-air pavilion is inspired by evergreen forests and the iconic structures of Ontario Place. It frames the Romantic Garden and provides a space for activities and gatherings.
An open space designed for rest or play, the lawn accommodates large gatherings, recreational activities and four-legged friends, creating an inviting community gathering spot.
Made up of stacked boulders and rocks, it’s designed for spontaneous play and for imaginations to soar. The Bluff replicates the natural landscape throughout the province, and also offers a long communal sitting area to enjoy the beautiful views out over the lake.
William G. Davis Trail
Strap on your helmet and lace up your runners, we’ve added an extra 1.3 kilometre trail along the lakeshore. It links to the Martin Goodman Trail and the Pan Am/Parapan Am Trails, creating a continuous route of more than 2,000 kilometres along the Trans Canada Trail in Ontario. So go get your steps in!
Indigenous People historically used marker trees for navigation. They were shaped into a specific form and pointed toward significant landmarks. There are three marker trees along the trail. Can you spot them all?
This is one of the best views in the city— of the city. Located at the southern tip of the park, the summit is the highest elevation. It provides gentle slopes and lush rolling hills to sit on and look out to the lake. It’s definitely a place you’ll want to sit and relax on a hot summer day. Don’t forget your sunblock!
This hidden gathering place is a tribute the original Ontario Place landscape architect, Michael Hough. Four rocks are arranged in a circle and surrounded by medicinal plants, butterfly bushes and a wild flower meadow. Hough is widely remembered for championing the idea that nature should influence and inform the cities we build. It’s a wonderful place to sit and share stories with friends.
Nestled along the water’s edge, the fire pit invites visitors to hold bonfires and take in the views of the city. Please note that while reservations are required to host fires, reservations are not currently available.
With the park open for use, all visitors are asked to respect the following guidelines when you are on our site to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- If you are sick or if you have been in contact with someone that is sick, please do not enter the Ontario Place grounds.
- Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you and other park visitors.
- Please wear a mask if you are unable to keep a physical distance of 2 metres.
- Visitors are asked to limit their groups sizes to 10 people per group, from the same household.
- Dogs must be on leash and dog owners should be careful to maintain a distance of the recommended 2 metres from other dogs and persons.
- Use garbage receptacles provided to protect workers and to help keep the park clean.
- Some washrooms are open on site (see map for locations) – please use them, if needed.