Yep! This scene was capture in a residential Toronto area!
Mimico Creek Path is a hidden little gem just a few blocks south of Bloor Street West in Etobicoke, the western part of Toronto. The whole loop described here is less than 1-km long (see map at the end of the photo gallery).
I had noticed a clearing at the end of dead-end Meadowvale Drive, which normally announces a small ravine. Wanting to take some photos of fall colours, I decided to go down the path and explore the surroundings.
Be warned, this is a diamond in the rough. The trail may be slippery, and at times a bit challenging (climbing up and down some big boulders by the creek at some point). You will notice a bit of litter here and there, and probably a few tags airbrushed on the retaining walls by the cascade. But if you look at the right place...
The joyful sound of the water running down the creek; the glorious beauty of the sun through the trees and the fall colours reflecting on the smooth dark creek; and the wall by the water creating a decent platform to sit and sip and admire (there's a Starbucks coffee shop at Thompson Avenue and Bloor West, with the bakery Bake Sale on the Kingsway across the street, a mere 3-minute walk away).
|View of lovely Meadowvale Drive on the east side of Thompson Avenue|
You soon hear the stream. Turn left to access the wider part of the creek.
|Bake Sale on the Kingsway (3076 Bloor West) is at just across from the Starbucks.|
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