If you live in a big city like Toronto, wherever you go you can hear a constant hum, mostly of roads and highways.

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This morning I stumbled upon Cliff Lumsdon Park in New Toronto while out on some pre-Thanksgiving dinner errands. I got out of the car and was immediately struck by a deafening silence.

It was a silence like I’ve never heard in the thick of the city, and then I realized how far away I was from most major roads and highways. You really don’t need to go out of town for some peace and quiet.

You can hear what the family of ducks is doing from across the park.

You can hear what the family of ducks is doing from across the park.


Cliff Lumsdon Park

Cliff Lumsdon Park

Formerly the site of a water filtration plant...

Formerly the site of a water filtration plant…


A remnant of the water filtration plant remains, and is connected to the park's drinking fountain.

A remnant of the water filtration plant remains, and is connected to the park’s drinking fountain.


Not much to see here unless you're admiring the beauty of the lake and the Toronto skyline.

Not much to see here unless you’re admiring the beauty of the lake and the Toronto skyline.


Not much to see here unless you're admiring the beauty of the lake and the Toronto skyline.

Not much to see here unless you’re admiring the beauty of the lake and the Toronto skyline.


Not much to see here unless you're admiring the beauty of the lake and the Toronto skyline.

Not much to see here unless you’re admiring the beauty of the lake and the Toronto skyline.

Cliff Lumsdon Park is located right on Lake Ontario at the foot of 5th & 6th streets in Etobicoke.

I definitely will be coming back whenever I need a quick break from the noise of the city.