Our first hidden gem in The Junction. Maria Street Parkette is (obviously) located on Maria Street, just one block north of Dundas Street a little east of Runnymede. This little park, which is completely fenced in (a big plus when you have a toddler who doesn’t ask permission before trying to run into the street) was completely renovated less than two years ago.
There is a large sandbox which houses a water spout that toddlers can turn on to pour water into the sand, and all over themselves (bringing a towel and change of clothes to this park is probably not a terrible idea). The equipment is great for toddlers, but I’ve also seen some older kids having a blast there.
It is definitely worth checking out if you’re in and around the area. All the parents I’ve chatted with here have been very nice (as all Junctionites are). Maybe Morris and I will see you there!