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Where to Meet and Park for Guided Walks

Walks meet at one of the following areas for our Toronto trails. Look for this meeting point sign or for your walk leader in Rouge Park shirt, hat and ID badge. Please note at the Rouge Marsh, there is no sign; please see the notes below for this meeting point. Please arrive about 10 minutes ahead of the start time. Unless stated otherwise, all walks start and finish at the same meeting point.

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PLEASE NOTE: BRIDGE WORK IS BEING DONE IN MANY LOCATIONS OF ROUGE PARK.

Give yourself extra time, follow detours and we appreciate your cooperation while improvements are made to these key structures.

Twyn Rivers Drive will be closed eastbound from Sheppard, and access westbound will only reach the Twyn Rivers Parking Area, from November 1 2013 for approximately 1 month. Please use alternate routes or follow any detour signs to reroute you.


Click here for details and updates from the City of Toronto.
Click on the trail your walk will be on for meeting point details.
  • Orchard and Vista trails
  • Cedar trail and Beare Wetlands
  • Mast
  • Woodland
  • Rouge Beach
  • Waterfront trail from the GO station


  • Meeting Point for Orchard and Vista Trails:

    Zoo Road Trailhead (on the east side of Meadowvale, opposite the Toronto Zoo):
    Roadside parking area near Pearse House/Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Road at Zoo Road - follow signs for Rouge Valley Conservation Centre (click for map)

    Driving north on Meadowvale: head north past Sheppard, and take the ramp leading to Toronto Zoo. As the ramp approaches traffic lights, the road divides. Take the right divide, and drive into the open parking area.

    Driving south on Meadowvale: follow signs for Toronto Zoo main parking, taking a ramp leading to an overpass. Turn left to take the overpass, past the traffic lights and into the open parking area.

    Parking is free. Porta Pottie is at the Orchard/Cedar trailhead, a 16 minute return walk from the meeting point. All walks will pass this porta pottie on the way out or on the way back.

    PLEASE: use the roadway parking, and not the small lot set aside for the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre staff and volunteers.

    TTC: Bus 85 (from Don Mills Subway or Rouge Hill GO Station) or 86 (from Kennedy Subway) via Toronto Zoo. Get off at the stop BEFORE the Zoo, at the top of the ramp next to the overpass. Please check TTC seasonal schedules for these routes to help plan your journey, as branches and days of service change. Once you are heading up Meadowvale on your bus, get off at the stop up the ramp off Meadowvale before the traffic lights (i.e. before the bus turns to go to the Zoo itself). Walk east about 1 minute to see the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre/Pearse House.

    Meeting Point for Cedar Trail:
    Zoo Road Trailhead:
    Roadside parking area near Pearse House/Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Road at Zoo Road - follow signs for Rouge Valley Conservation Centre (click for map)

    Driving north on Meadowvale: head north past Sheppard, and take the ramp leading to Toronto Zoo. As the ramp approaches traffic lights, the road divides. Take the right divide, and drive into the open parking area.

    Driving south on Meadowvale: follow signs for Toronto Zoo main parking, taking a ramp leading to an overpass. Turn left to take the overpass, past the traffic lights and into the open parking area.

    Parking is free. Porta Pottie is at the Orchard/Cedar trailhead, a 16 minute return walk from the meeting point. All walks will pass this porta pottie on the way out or on the way back.

    PLEASE: use the roadway parking, and not the small lot set aside for the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre staff and volunteers.

    TTC: Bus 85 (from Don Mills Subway or Rouge Hill GO Station) or 86 (from Kennedy Subway) via Toronto Zoo. Please check TTC seasonal schedules for these routes to help plan your journey, as branches and days of service change. Once you are heading up Meadowvale on your bus, get off at the stop up the ramp off Meadowvale before the traffic lights (i.e. before the bus turns to go to the Zoo itself). Walk east about 1 minute to see the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre/Pearse House.

    Meeting Point for Mast Trail:
    Glen Rouge Campground Parking Area, 7450 Kingston Road between Sheppard Ave. East and Altona Road (click for map)

    Parking is free. Porta Pottie at the trailhead.

    TTC: Bus 85 from Don Mills Subway or Rouge Hill GO Station. Get off at Port Union Road/Sheppard Av. E. for Kingston Road north side and walk east to the campground on Kingston Road.

    Meeting Point for Woodland Trail:
    19 Reesor Road, southeast corner of Reesor Road and Steeles Av. East (click for map)

    Parking is free. Porta Pottie at meeting point.

    PLEASE NOTE! BRIDGE WORK ON THE STEELES AV. BRIDGE - work is planned between the start of November into March 2014. One way traffic flow will be in effect across the bridge (east-west), resulting in delays in all directions. If your walk is at Woodland, please give yourself extra time, but don't avoid the outing. It will be worth it!

    Click here for details and updates from the City of Toronto.

    Meeting Point for Glen Eagles Vista:
    Parking lot at 7 Twyn Rivers Drive, immediately off of Sheppard Av. East, just east of the Jaffray Chinese Alliance Church, east of Meadowvale Road. Look for the Rouge Park flag and City of Toronto Parks sign.

    Meeting Point for Rouge Marsh/Beach:
    Rouge Marsh/Beach Parking Area, at the bottom of Rouge Hills Drive, at the eastern end of Lawrence Av. E. (click for map)

    Meet in the main parking lot by the base of the walkway that leads over the Rouge River. When the parking lot is closed, meet at the top of the driveway close to the corner of Rouge Hills Drive and Lawrence Av. East.
    Parking is free. Washrooms open May to Labour Day.
    TTC: 54 Lawrence East to Starspray Blvd., then walk approx. 300 metres east to the entrance.
    Bus 85 Sheppard to Rouge Hills GO Station, then transfer to the 54 Lawrence East to Starspray Blvd., and walk about 300 metres east to the entrance.

    Meeting Point for Rouge Hill GO station:
    Rouge Hills GO station, Lawrence Av. East at East Av. Look for more specific meeting point details for the walk you're joining in the walk description.

    Parking is free. Washrooms available, please be courteous as we are not full GO customers.
    TTC: 54 Lawrence East or 85 Sheppard East to Rouge Hills GO Station.

    You can also reach the Park via GO train and bus and Durham Region Transit:
    Rouge Hills GO station on the Lakeshore East line is walking distance from the Beach and Marsh, and connects to TTC route 85.
    GO bus 94 via Oshawa and Yorkdale connects to TTC route 85 on Kingston Rd. at Port Union/Sheppard.

    DRT Routes 900 and 923 connect to TTC route 85 on Kingston Rd. at Port Union/Sheppard.

    All these routes will help you get to the Glen Rouge Campground for the Mast trail and connect to TTC for the Rouge Beach/Marsh by getting off at Kingston Road at Port Union/Sheppard and following the directions above for those areas.

    Have a question? Drop us a line at hike@rougepark.com or call 905 713 3184. We can get back to you between Monday and Thursday.


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