9 Unique Gems You Can Discover On Your Next Walk Around Toronto

Get a change of scenery at these one-of-a-kind spots.
Toronto Senior Staff Writer
9 Unique Gems You Can Discover On Your Next Walk Around Toronto

If you find yourself strolling the same old routes around the city, it might be time to change things up.

These places to walk in Toronto have some unique gems to spot along the way, and they will add a bit of fun to your next outdoor adventure.

You can find all sorts of interesting sights, from statues to unusual houses.

Discover some of the city's unique gems next time you go out for some fresh air.

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Squirrel Statue

Address: 10 Thompson St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Tucked away inside Joel Weeks Park lies a unique statue. You can see 4 squirrels who seem to be worshipping a giant acorn.

Dog Fountain

Address: 5 Wellington St. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you walk through Berczy Park, you'll discover a spectacular, two-tiered fountain dedicated to dogs. Multiple puppers surround the outside of the fountain, and it will add some cuteness to your stroll.

Dawn Redwood

Address: 777 Lawrence Ave. E., North York, ON

Why You Need To Go: You might feel as though you've stepped into Game Of Thrones after seeing this Dawn Redwood at Edwards Gardens. According to Now Toronto, the massive tree is one of the city's oldest deciduous conifers.

Elevated Wetlands

Address: 425 Don Mills Rd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: These unique sculptures are more than just pieces of art. They actually purify water from the Don River Watershed, and they're certainly interesting to see.

The Leslieville Doll House

Address: 35 Bertmount Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You won't be able to walk past this house without stopping and staring. The entire exterior is decked out in toys, and you can see everything from Hello Kitties to troll dolls, according to Atlas Obscura.

Rainbow Tunnel

Address: East Don Trail, North York, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wander through a rainbow at Moccasin Trail Park. The brightly painted tunnel will bring some cheerfulness to any adventure.

Half House

Address: 54 St Patrick St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This may look like an optical illusion, but there really is half a house standing in the city. According to Atlas Obscura, the original row of townhouses was slowly torn down until only half a home remained.

Peter Pan Statue

Address: 480 Avenue Rd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You don't need to fly off to Neverland in order to meet Peter Pan. He can be found in the form of a statue at Glenn Gould Park. The statue is a replica of the famous original in England, according to The Haunted Walk.

Toronto Public Labyrinth

Address: 24 Trinity Square, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Inspired by the stone labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France, this ancient symbol can be found at Trinity Square, and it offers a bit of peace and serenity to visitors.

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