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May 13, 2010
Camping season for 2010 opens at City's Glen Rouge Campground
Glen Rouge Campground, nestled in almost 5,000 hectares (12,000 acres) of Rouge Park's forests and meadows, opens for the 2010 season today (May 13). Glen Rouge is operated by the City's Parks, Forestry and Recreation division and is the City's only campground.

Glen Rouge Campground provides a unique urban wilderness experience. Nature enthusiasts can hike or paddle into the heart of the Rouge Park, an ecological treasure and Canada’s largest urban park. At the same time, those looking for adventure in the city will find that the campground is just minutes away from attractions such as the Toronto Zoo, Lake Ontario beaches and two of Toronto's five public golf courses - Tam O’Shanter and Dentonia Park. Just minutes away from downtown Toronto, Glen Rouge Campground is accessible by public transit.

The 8.7 hectare campground is equipped with 125 sites, including 87 that are fully-serviced for recreational vehicles, 27 unserviced sites and 11 that are designed specifically for backpackers. The facility is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the 2010 camping season, until October 12. Amenities include washrooms, showers, coin laundry, vending machines, fire pits and barbecues, children’s play area, volleyball and horseshoe courts.

Glen Rouge Campground is located off Highway 2 (Kingston Road), just north of Highway 401 and east of the Sheppard Avenue/Port Union Road interchange.

Reservations will be taken from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. To register for a campsite, call 416-338-CAMP (2267) or e-mail For more information about Glen Rouge Campground, visit

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