Make the most of winter with a day out tobogganing. It’s an active activity that’s fun, free, and perhaps best of all, guaranteed to use up some of your kid’s seemingly endless energy. And there’s actually no shortage of good tobogganing hills in Toronto!
Below we round up our favourite Toronto tobogganing spots. While all these spots will provide some degree of thrills, don’t be surprised if your local favourite isn’t listed below. We’re playing it safe and only highlighting tobogganing hills in Toronto found on the City’s list of officially sanctioned hills.
These are locations that have been deemed safe by the City. However, note that these hills aren’t groomed or maintained the way a skating rink is. Helmet use is encouraged but isn’t mandatory.
A quick apology to our west-end readers for the lack of west-of-Yonge destinations. Your side of town just isn’t as hilly… But hey, you do tend to have the best restaurants!
9 Great Tobogganing Hills in Toronto
2 Rozell Rd., Toronto
Our first choice is found way out in the east end and conveniently close to the 401 (Pickering and Ajax residents, come check it out). The hills here aren’t too intense but there’s enough variety to keep things interesting for all ages and skill levels. There’s also a playground on site in case someone needs a break from the hills.
400 Grace St., Toronto
While tobogganing might be banned at nearby Christie Pitts, you are allowed to slide down Bickford Park’s gentler hills. This site does get busy, but the spaciousness of its three hills usually keeps it from feeling too crowded.
443 Arlington Ave., Toronto
This midtown park is many locals’ go-to tobogganing spot thanks to its various hills, including one particularly wide one that provides just the right amount of steepness for most kids (and even some adults). The nearby skating rink means that this park also has handy access to real washrooms.
165 Centennial Park Blvd., Toronto
Centennial Park is one of the best known tobogganing hills in Toronto and for a good reason: It’s a ton of fun. The main toboggan hill is known for its speed so this destination is not the best fit for younger children, but school-age thrill seekers will love it. And parents will love that this park has plenty of free parking.
150 Greenwood Ave., Toronto
Have one kid that wants to sled and another that wants to skate? Then Greenwood Park should be your destination. This giant park has a spacious hill that works for all ages. Then there’s the fantastic skating rink, which comes with a heated change room and washrooms.
L’Amoreaux Sports Complex
100 Silver Springs Blvd., Toronto
The long, wide hills that make up this tobogganing area are ideal for families that want their space, and there’s ample parking and a nearby playground. These hills in Toronto also provide some nice views and, depending on where exactly you sled, some great thrills due to their steepness.
Riverdale Park, East
550 Broadview Ave., Toronto
Arguably Toronto’s most photogenetic sledding destination is the eastern portion of Riverdale Park, which provides Instagram-worthy views of the downtown skyline. But while you’re capturing the perfect photo, your kids can enjoy some of the best hills in the city. Just note that this location can get very busy; we recommend stopping by in the mornings, ideally after a fresh snowfall.
Riverdale Park, West
375 Sumach St., Toronto
Smaller, mellower, and more accessible that its eastern half, the west side of Riverdale Park is a great fit for little kids or those who aren’t a fan of big hills. It also features a set of stairs that will take you and your kids right to the top, meaning less scampering up snowy hills.
725 Logan Ave., Toronto
Have young kids? Then this is the place to bring your little ones for sledding. The hills here are (for the most part) pretty smooth and gentle and are filled with other young families that understand that little ones can be unpredictable. Withrow also features easy access to a playground and washrooms, located over by the skating rink.
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