You could almost believe you were in the country - if you didn't notice the tremendous amount of building that is going on in the background. Corktown Common is a multi-use urban greenspace located in the West Donlands. When construction is completed, there will be a venue for the Pan Am Games, housing for George Brown students and a new YMCA.
Meanwhile, it is a great destination for our group, as it takes about 25 minutes down the Don trail to get there.
Here is an overview taken a few months ago, looking south, though you cannot really see the Lake, which is another 10 minutes down the trail.
Here is a link to an article about the opening.
Choices for coffee after the walk include Balzac's, in the Distillery District - another 10 minutes away, though it will be closer when they reopen Front street and Cherry Street, both closed during construction.
Meanwhile, we walk though Percy Park, which I think is the smallest park in Toronto. Here is a link to an interesting article about it.
Another nearby coffee shop is Merchants of Green Coffee, on Davies street, just north of Queen.
Merchants is a favourite destination when Jasper(the dog) accompanies us, as he is welcome here.