Monday, September 22, 2014

Colonel Samuel Smith Park

 Park view of Toronto

Colonel Samuel Smith Park is located in the west end of Toronto known as Etobicoke. The park is largely built on landfill, as I explained in last Wednesday's post HERE.

Wildflower-lined pathway lined leading westerly

Although this wooded park is in the city, it doesn't feel like it. Wildflowers and wildlife thrive there.  This time of year goldenrod and fall asters are blooming, and a few birds are making brief stopovers as they migrate south.

 Marina in a cove on north side of park

The park includes a curved peninsula that creates a cove that houses a popular marina.

 Pond on east side of park

And the park also boasts a pond teeming with wildlife.

 Child on dad's shoulders

During the summer months, Colonel Sam  is a great place for kids to explore and...

One of several park benches

for adults to take in sunshine while viewing Lake Ontario.

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

56 comments:

Revrunner said...

Ach! Goldenrod--my nemesis.

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks a beautiful and calm day, with lovely lights in your pictures. The kid image is gorgeous!
ahhh I want to visit Toronto someday!
hugs
Léia

Buttons said...

Oh it is so pretty . Hug B

see you there! said...

What a nice view and great place to do some walking.

Darla

Roan said...

Beautiful area. Love the reflection of the sailboat masts and clouds!

Sandra said...

i like that view of the pond and would love to sit on the bench... the best of both worlds, city and country all in one...

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots! I've heard of the park, and have no doubt passed by it considering the location, but I haven't been in there.

Gail Dixon said...

These are all fabulous, but I love the shot of the marina! Wow wow wow.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty place. love that marina photo!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

You were in my backyard!!

Lois said...

Beautiful park! I really like that picture of the skyline.

Janet said...

Great Shots! That is my old stomping grounds! Before moving to Newmarket, I watched that park grow over the years from an overgrown and unsafe space that I wouldn't consider walking through, to a safe, serene and enjoyable place for family times and solitary reflection! You have captured it beautifully!

Sharon Wagner said...

Wow! The Toronto skyline in stunning.

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely place! I love those incredible reflections on the bodies of water! Such a great place to have in the city!! Wonderful skyline of the city!! Thanks, as always, for sharing the beauty, EG!! Have a great new week!!

RedPat said...

I have to admit I've never been there! ;-))

Malyss said...

Woaw! this skyline is fabulous! and this park seems so attractive! Nature not far from the city, I guess lots of people come to enjoy the place !

Judy said...

Every city should have a place like this one.

Mersad said...

What a beautiful spot. I love how clear the skyline is visible!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Karen S. said...

Oh yes, just a wonderful collection of places to see, and just be.

Birdman said...

Excellent way for a landfill to end up

Ruth Hiebert said...

Looks like a wonderful place for nature lovers.

ladyfi said...

Just lovely - especially that third shot.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the photo of the marina and the view of Toronto's skyline.

Halcyon said...

What a beautiful place! I especially love your water shots. Beautiful reflections.

Jenny said...

What a great transformation of a landfill site. Everybody needs accessible greenspaces.

Ginny said...

I love that blue skyline! The Marina is my favorite shot, though. It is stunning!! All the masts lined up with their reflection in the blue water, and water and sky the same shade of blue. This would look so beautiful hung on a wall, a huge panoramic picture of blue sky and sea with the masts.

carol l mckenna said...

Your world is so inviting ~ Wonderful photos of life! for OWT~ !

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Ileana said...

Beautiful place!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

This picture you would almost think you were at my next town of Minden Ontario. At the park near the river as you took this couple. I have so similar. Awesome!

Holly Myers said...

I really like the picture of the boats lined up but I'd really like to enjoy the view from the bench with the folks that are sitting there!

Luis Das said...

Ein herrlicher Park mit hoher Lebensqualität für gute Erholung !
Schönen Gruß, Luis

Barbara Wójcik said...

Beautiful park!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful world! Great post -- I absolutely love urban parks like this one; they are just magical. It always feels as if i've discovered a secret place. Lovely portraits of the child and the older couple enjoying the beauty and quiet.

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh lovely shots. And the bench at the end looks like a nice place to rest! Thanks for coming by my Rodeo post. You'll have to come to Texas someday and experience a Rodeo! Thanks again for coming by. Have a good week.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely scenic shots, EG! The view of the city is pretty. And I love the marina and the pond photos.. Looks like a wonderful park! Enjoy your week!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I love everything about this post. The skyline is extraordinary...and so precious is the child on the shoulders!!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Stunning view of TO and the park pics are creative too.

Valerie said...

A lovely series of captures - thank you for sharing your part of our world. I especially like the 4th shot - a pretty scene.

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful photos.

Carver said...

That a beautiful park and marina.

Photo Cache said...

thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful photos. have a wonderful fall season.

Rose said...

Oh, my, I wish I could go there...

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful spot to rest on a bench! Lots of neat photos that you shared with us.

Cranberry Morning said...

Lovely photos! Does Etobicoke have 5 syllables or just 4? I want to pronounce it with 5. Just wondering. :-)

Randy said...

Great looking park.

Jack said...

EG, this is such a fabulous park. I love that first skyline image.

Cloudia said...

World class city ' world class nature!



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Vagabonde said...

That second photo of the park has vibrant green and gold colors – very nice. As for the first photo of the view of Toronto – it looks like a photo of a futuristic city – I did not know Toronto had such tall buildings. I have been there many years ago, but it was for New Year, under the snow and I was so cold that I think I was in a state of hibernation!

Rajesh said...

The park has amazing views all around.

Fun60 said...

Love that view of the marina.

Arija said...

What a great way to restore the landfill back to nature. Great view too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Hi Cranberry Morning,

Etobicoke has four syllables and the K is silent. E-toe-bee-coe ;)) It's the Mississaugan word for
"place where the alders grow."

Karen said...

A nice nature stopover in the big city!

Leora said...

Love the idea of wildflowers within a city.

Rambling Woods said...

A familiar skyscape to me, but I had not heard of this park. There are many beautiful and scenic places in your area... Michelle

Stephanie said...

Looks like another nice spot to visit.

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