Recreation in Canary District: Part of West Don Lands
West Don Lands is part of Waterfront Toronto's massive Blue Edge revitalization project where the City meets the water. This neighbourhood features parks and trails that connect residents to the water. The largest of these parks in Corktown Common located within the Canary District. This 18 acre park is set in a natural landscape and includes a spacious playground with water features, picnic areas, a dog run, trails, and a multi-functional pavillion with a stage that will be the focal point for community events. The award winning Sugar Beach Park and Underpass Park are located on the doorstep of this neighbourhood.
In keeping with the connectivity theme of this neighbourhood, West Don Lands is part of an 1800-km trail network that includes The Martin Goodman a multi-use path that traverses the entire length of the Toronto waterfront winding its way through many popular neighbourhoods including the Toronto Beaches and Scarboorugh Bluffs in the east, downtown Harbourfront and Humber Bay in the western beaches. West Don Lands also connects to the Lower Don Recreational Trail which runs along the Don River and provides access north to the popular Evergreen Brickworks.
The Cooper Koo YMCA is a state-of-the-art recreational facility that serves as a community hub with meeting rooms and community spaces. This 82,000 square foot facility features a large gymnasium, swimming pool and fitness studios. The state-of-the-art space will offer an array of programs to the community including Health & Fitness, Day Camps, Community Programs, and a 30,000 square foot green roof.