#78 Palace Pier Park

Palace Pier

Everyone in Toronto can identify the bridge at the foot of the Humber River due to its stunning elegant design. Fewer may know that it serves as the border between Etobicoke’s Palace Pier Park and Toronto.

One of the most recognizable symbols of Palace Pier park is The Bridge, which is an iconic symbol on the Lakeshore waterfront. Visit it on any given weekend and you’ll see a half-dozen newly married couples taking pictures overlooking Lake Ontario and the Toronto shoreline. The park itself is an excellent place to take a stroll or to sit down and enjoy the view. Here’s a tip, stick to the walking path or risk getting knocked over by the may bike riders, rollerbladers, and joggers that use the Waterfront Trail. If you like taking pictures there are many great shots available. Sheldon Lookout offers stunning views of the CN Tower and the wildlife such as ducks and Canadian geese. The lake itself offer many photographic opportunities whether it be the early morning sunrise, a nice sunny afternoon, or dusk.

The Palace Pier Park was also intended to be the site of a grand amusement pier meant to rival Sunnyside Pavilion in the early 1930s. However, financial difficulties stopped construction and the pier was never built. The site is marked by one of the original concrete piers and an Etobicoke Historical Board plaque commemorating the site.

The Palace Pier Park is an excellent way to spend an hour or two enjoying the peace and serenity of the waterfront.

Palace Pier Park: Where and When in Etobicoke…

WHERE: 1 Palace Pier Ct, Etobicoke, ON M8V 3W9
WHEN: Year round.
WEBSITE: None available.

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