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Lucy Maud Montgomery Park

Named after one of Canada's greatest writers who lived out her days in this quaint neighborhood. 


Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in West Toronto, Lucy Maud Montgomery Park is an ideal spot to rest and reflect on the life of one of Canada’s most famous authors.

Formerly situated on this site was the home of Montgomery, which she called “Journey’s End,” where she lived for 10 years before she passed in 1942.

Montgomery was born and raised on Prince Edward Island in 1874 and relocated to Ontario around 1911 after her marriage to Reverend Ewan Macdonald.

After moving around the province for a couple of decades, Montgomery settled in Toronto in the mid-1930s. Her house was located in the neighborhood of Swansea, close to lush parkland, deep ravines, and the historic Humber River. Today, the shape of the street itself surrounds the park, as if preserving the poignancy of the site.

A plaque commemorates her legacy and the park is well cared for. Although the space does not boast much in the way of public amenities, in winter it has been known to host an ice hockey rink for the neighborhood kids.                     

Know Before You Go

Lucy Maud Montgomery Park is located in a quiet residential suburb of Toronto, accessible by foot or car. The park is a 15-minute walk south of TTC Jane Station or a 20-minute uphill walk from the Queensway at South Kingsway TTC stop (501 route).

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