Dentonia Park


Dentonia Park is located in a multi-cultural neighbourhood in Toronto called Crescent Town.  It occupies over 6 hectares of land which makes it perfect for sport and recreation.  There's a baseball diamond, an 18-hole golf course, and a sporting complex which houses a swimming pool, an indoor track, tennis/squash courts, and a full sized gym.  There is even an adjacent community centre run by the City for seniors, adults, teens and kid programs.

Historically, Crescent Town was founded in 1887 when Walter Massey purchased the 240 acre land which centred around Dawes and Victoria Park Avenue.   The Massey farm on the property was named Dentonia after Mrs. Massey's family name.  The farm sold eggs, poultry and fresh trout and was the location of the City Diary Company which produced the city's first taste of pasteurized milk in Canada. In 1927, Mrs Massey donated over 40 acres of the Dentonia farm to the Crescent school where her grandsons were being educated.

Eventually the property was sold to the developers who turned it into the present day Crescent Town Neighbourhood.   It's a self-sufficient community with about 10 thousand people tucked away in several high rise properties surrounded by park lands.  There are pedestrian walkways that usher residents to their own community school, rec centre and market place.  It makes excellent use of space *much better than an 18 hole golf course* that is for sure.








For nature lovers, the famed Taylor Creek Park is located at the north end of Crescent Town.  It's a thickly wooded narrow valley great for bird watching and photography.  Great for walks, runs and summer afternoon picnics.  This is where the duckies were spotted cleaning off in the cold wintry waters of Taylor creek.