Recreation in New Toronto
New Toronto is blessed with a bevy of waterfront parks, including Colonel Samuel Smith Park. This park includes the first Wetlands-Wildlife Restoration trail on the Great Lakes. This wetland habitat is home to a large variety of fish and birds, as well as frogs, garter snakes, painted turtles and a vast array of wildflowers. The Lakeshore Yacht Club is also based in this park. New Toronto's smaller waterfront parks, east of Colonel Samuel Smith Park, include Cliff Lumsden Park, Prince of Wales Park and Rotary Peace Park. Cliff Lumsden and Prince of Wales Parks offer magnificent views of the Toronto waterfront. The Prince of Wales Park also features an artificial ice rink, a wading pool and a children's playground. Rotary Peace Park features a new outdoor swimming pool, a large baseball diamond, two tennis courts, and a children's playground. Adjacent to this park, overlooking Lake Ontario, is the New Toronto Lawn Bowling Club.
The new skating rink at Colonel Samuel Smith Park is Toronto’s first artificial ice rink that is a trail rather than the traditional oval hockey rink style. The figure 8 design of this skating rink winds through the parks lush landscape. This skating trail is lit by overhead lamp posts for night skating. These lamp posts are fitted with speakers that play Christmas carols during the holidays.
The New Toronto Seniors Centre located at number 105, 4th Street, hosts the Etobicoke Seniors Games every year from March to June. This fifty-five plus seniors centre offers a variety of programs including ceramics, computers, euchre and Slo-Pitch baseball. The New Toronto Public Library is located on Eleventh Street, south of Lake Shore Boulevard.
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