Blythwood Ravine

Blythwood Ravine
Walking through Blythwood Ravine Park.

When I was living in Flemingdon Park, I would sometimes wander up through the parks associated with the various tributaries of the Don River. Heading to the north-west, leading through Ernest Thompson Seton Park, Sunnybrook Park, and Sherwood Park, you then got to Blythwood Ravine Park and Alexander Miur Park, which were a short distance to the main intersection of Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue.

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Lawrence Park Lawn Bowling Club.

The garden in Alexander Muir Park was built as a tribute to the man who wrote the song "The Maple Leaf Forever". Originally built on a site west of Yonge Street in 1933, the garden was moved here in 1951. (Some say the tree that inspired the song still stands in Leslieville, but that claim cannot be substantiated.)

Blythwood Ravine
Alexander Muir Park.

Blythwood Ravine
Alexander Muir Park.

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Lawrence Park.