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.
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).