Although Toronto attracts over 27 million visitors yearly from outside its borders, not all of these people know ahead of time that they’re about to see a lush and green metropolis that has some of the most trees in any city of its size.
It might be hard to believe that a single municipality could be home to over 1,500 parks, many of which are shaded with ash, aspen, basswood, birch, beech, cedar, and chestnut trees to name a few.
Compared to a dense urban sprawl like Manhattan where the solitary Central Park accounts for nearly all of the city’s natural landscape, Toronto is a dendrophile’s dream come true. My girlfriend lived near the Badlands of Alberta before moving to Toronto and she said the trees are one of the first things that she noticed when they left the airport and headed to her family’s house. But there is another “tree” that is popular in Toronto, and that’s cannabis. When I was in college, “trees” was a popular colloquial name for marijuana. Often we used “trees” because it wasn’t as well known by older generations and that gave us a feeling of ownership to the term. Regardless, the cannabis “trees” in Toronto are my favorite Marijuana products east of Vancouver. I got really stoned on a trip to Montreal once, but I still prefer the cannabis concentrates that I get from my favorite marijuana store in York. With over 200 dispensaries in the city alone, I can’t imagine living anywhere else in Ontario as a weed smoker. The selection of cannabis products is unmatched in this area.