Nearly half of workers take public transit to work.
The Gardiner Expressway is the major highway through the riding, with TTC subway service along Bloor Street West and The Queensway.
The CN rail line constitutes the northern border with York South—Weston.
High Park has two ravines full of wet meadows and marshes, trees and plants, and a variety of wildlife ranging from muskrats and beaver to turtles and hundreds of bird species.
The Humber River, named a Canadian Heritage River in 1999, has more than 700 tributaries and creeks. Its bedrock consists of various types of soil and stones, including sandstone, granite and limestone.
About 32% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in Poland, the United Kingdom, and India.
Polish, Spanish, and Tibetan are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 1.5% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $57,459.
High Park Zoo is home to the llama, emus, American bison, reindeer, yak, and peacock. In 2016, two capybaras escaped the zoo spurring many local sightings and Twitter memes before being captured and returned.
High Park has sent two baseball teams to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania: 1995 and 2000.
Disneyland’s King Arthur Carrousel hosted riders at Sunnyside Beach Park until its closure in 1955.
The historic Palais Royale nightclub along the Lake Ontario shore hosted acts as diverse as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Blur, and the Rolling Stones.
Sales and service is the top occupational field, while professional, scientific and technical services is the top industrial sector.
Grenadier Pond is a provincial “Area of Natural and Scientific Interest” as one of Toronto last two remaining lakefront marshes.
High Park is home to more than 150 species of birds, cherry trees, and large green spaces. The mini-zoo has animals such as buffalos, deer and llamas.
In the late 1880s, a family that had purchased part of Grenadier Pond sold frozen pond water as ice cubes before artificial refrigeration was easily available.
The building that houses the High Park Nature Centre was a public school for underdeveloped children in the early 1990s.