Municipal attractions and recreation available to Torontonians on Thanksgiving Monday

Riverdale Farm is one of the many City of Toronto attractions open to the public on Thanksgiving Monday. Photo credit:  Luke Hollins via Wikipedia Commons.
Riverdale Farm is one of the many City of Toronto attractions open to the public on Thanksgiving Monday. Photo credit: Luke Hollins via Wikipedia Commons.

City of Toronto News Release

The City of Toronto encourages residents to make the most of this year’s Thanksgiving holiday – Monday, October 13.

All community centres and indoor pools run by Parks, Forestry and Recreation will operate on their regular schedule on Friday, October 10, Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, and will be closed on Monday, October 13 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular programs and services will resume on Tuesday, October 14.

The following activities will be offered on the Thanksgiving holiday:

Toronto Islands (ferry located at 9 Queens Quay W.)
Just minutes away from downtown, the Toronto Islands are a great place to walk, cycle, explore and view the city skyline. Ferries will run on their fall schedule. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/islands.

Riverdale Farm (201 Winchester St.)
Featuring traditional farm animals, Riverdale Farm is the perfect place for animal lovers. Families can enjoy a self-directed tour and can visit the farmer at 11:30 a.m. at the lower Francey Barn. The farm is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and activities are free. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/zoo/ or by calling 416-392-6794.

High Park Zoo (Deer Pen Road)
The High Park Zoo, featuring domestic and exotic animals, is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk. The llama pen is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends and statutory holidays. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/zoo/ or by calling 311.

Golf
All five City golf courses will be open Thanksgiving Day, with the first tee-off at 7:30 a.m. and the last nine-hole tee-off time at 6:25 p.m., with holiday rates in effect. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/golf.

Parks, Trails and Green Spaces
Torontonians can get outside, take in the fall colours and enjoy the many parks, trails and green spaces Toronto has to offer. With more than 1,600 public parks and 600 kilometres of trails, there is something for everyone. Take your camera and enter the Snap & Share Photo Contest. More information is available at http://bit.ly/1vwf3A7.

For more information about parks, trails and green spaces visit:
• Parks at http://bit.ly/1oA8kAw
• Trails at http://bit.ly/1sUXrx5, and
• Green Spaces at http://bit.ly/1rGxRLR.

Tennis
L’Amoreaux Tennis Centre will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Scarborough Winter Tennis Club members can book six days in advance. All non-members can book one day in advance. Prime time rates apply. More information is available at http://bit.ly/1mR1FXi or by calling 416-396-4041.

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