Education Programs at Tommy Thompson Park

Education programs are an important part of Tommy Thompson Park. The proximity of the park to the city and the variety of habitats and wildlife present provide an excellent opportunity for students to learn about our environment. There are currently two main education programs at Tommy Thompson Park – the Aquatic Plants Program and Winged Migration Bird Studies.

Aquatic Plants Program
Students get a hands-on experience of growing and caring for aquatic plants right from the germination of a seed. In the spring the class takes an exciting field trip to plant their stock while learning about the ecology of a wetland. For more information please visit Watershed on Wheels.

Winged Migration
TRCA conducts bird monitoring and supports bird research activities particularly during spring and fall migrations. Students have the opportunity to observe bird research techniques and bird banding; develop bird observation and data collection skills participate; and participate in fun and informative experiential learning activities. For more information please visit Investigating The Living City.

Hours of Operation

Tommy Thompson Park is open to the public weekends and holidays, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from November to March and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April to November.



Tommy Thompson Park (TTP) is located at the base or foot of Leslie Street where it meets Unwin Avenue, south of Lake Shore Boulevard East.



Lake Ontario moderates TTP?s climate, with less heat & humidity in the summer and less snow in the winter than areas immediately north. Prevailing winds are westerly, with faster speeds and greater wind chill effects. Fogs forms twice as often at TTP than the rest of Toronto.