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High Park

Location: Toronto, Ontario

With over one million visitors annually, High Park is the jewel of Toronto's park system. It is the largest park entirely within Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It spans 161 hectares (398 acres, 1.61 kmē). It is a mixed recreational and natural park, with sporting facilities, cultural facilities, educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds and a zoo. One third of the park remains in a natural state, with a rare oak savannah ecology. more ...


Howard Burial Site/Stone Monument, High Park

This photo is of the gravestone at the burial site/stone monument of John G. and Jemima Howard, benefactors of the park. Located across the street from the Colborne Lodge. The gravestone reads, "Sacred. To the memory of John George Howard and Jemima Francis his wife. Jemima Frances, Born 18th August 1802: died 1st September 1877; aged 75 years & 14 days. John George, born 27th July 1803: died February 3, 1890; aged 86 years, 6 months & 7 days." The monument consists of a cairn or pile of stones to mark Jemima's Scottish background. The cairn is surmounted by a marble pediment at the top of which is a Maltese cross. The monument is fronted by a portion of fencing from St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England. The site overlooks Grenadier Pond and the Lakeshore.

GPS: 43 deg 38' 27.01" N, 79 deg 27' 40.76" W (43.6408361, -79.4613222)


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