I have resided in Parkdale for 15 years of my life and used to regularly play at High Park. Their infamous unique castle playground was massive with hiking areas and a mini zoo. I actually just visited their zoo last summer and had an amazing time simply strolling through the paths looking at the animals. It is open to the public and there is no cost/admission fee to see these animals. I have a lot of good memories with old friends at High Park.
It was tragic to hear that a bunch of hooligans set this playground on fire. You can read The Toronto Star article here for further details.