Most major cities seem to have at least one large signature park - in Toronto it is High Park in the west end of the city. Through much of the city, the terrain rises fairly gradually from the shore of Lake Ontario but, in the west, the topography is more rugged. Where High Park is located, it is separated from the shore of Lake Ontario by the Queen Elizabeth Parkway, Lakeshore Boulevard. and the railway tracks for the GO, passenger, and freight trains. The park is large and extends all the way from Lakeshore West to Bloor Street. Just north of Bloor is a station on the east/west Bloor/Danforth line and it is usually that station that I use when coming to and from the park. Upon entering - while the woods can be seen ahead and to the right and left - the immediate sight is of manicured lawns and flower beds.