Toronto Zen Centre
33 High Park Gardens
Ontario M6R 1S8
Directions by Subway
Take the Bloor-Danforth line to Keele Station. Walk south along Keele Street, which changes into Parkside Drive as it crosses Bloor. Continue south on Parkside for two stoplights (High Park will be on your right). When you reach the second stop light at Howard Park Ave, cross to the south-east corner of the intersection, and you will be standing at High Park Gardens. Walk east (to the left) past the Montessori High Park school and you will arrive at the Toronto Zen Centre. Look for the ‘Zen Centre’ sign in the front yard—the entrance to the Zen Centre is in the rear of the building. The walk from the subway is about 10-12 minutes.
Directions by Streetcar
Take the westbound #506 College Street Car with “High Park” sign. Once it travels down Howard Park Avenue, get off at Parkside Drive, just before the streetcar enters High Park. Walk to the south side of the intersection and you will be standing at High Park Gardens. Turn east (left), and walk 2 houses to the Zen Centre. The entrance to the Centre is in the rear of the building.
Directions by Car
From Lakeshore Boulevard, turn north onto Parkside Drive. Travel to the third stoplight on Parkside Drive at Howard Park Avenue. Turn east (right) and travel one block to Indian Road, turn right, and travel one block south to High Park Gardens. Make a right onto High Park Gardens and look for a parking space as you approach the end of the street. Neighborhood parking is limited, so, if you can, take public transit. The entrance to the Centre is in the rear of the building.
About the toronto Zen Centre
The Toronto Zen Centre was founded in 1967 by Roshi Philip Kapleau to provide a supportive environment for the authentic study and practice of Zen Buddhism.