The park is a great place to experience nature and the outdoors. It is arguably the best place for bird-watching in the City, with over 300 recorded species. There are also other wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as plenty of fishing possibilities. For a list of wildlife and fish species that you may encounter at TTP please visit the TTP Natural Heritage section and/or the Reports and Checklists section.
Spring, summer and fall are the most popular seasons for recreational activities such as hiking, running, roller-blading and cycling on the park trails. Click here for a printable version of TTP trails - 2,206K . The road that extends the full 5 km length of the site is directly accessible from the Martin Goodman Trail and the Waterfront Trail, making the park attractive for a leisurely stroll or a healthy 10 km ride. Please note that the Multi-Use Trail is intended for all park users, including pedestrians and cyclists. Cyclists should keep their speeds under 15km/h and yield to pedestrians; pedestrians should be cautious on the trail to avoid collisions with cyclists. Recently there have been safety concerns about cyclists travelling too fast through the park. To address this safety concern TRCA installed speed bumps. For more information on the speed bumps please click here - 49KB .
Spring, summer and fall are not the only times to enjoy the park. Some hardy individuals brave the cold and explore TTP in the winter months. Dress for the weather and go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing and discover winter at TTP. Please note trails are not groomed or maintained in the winter.
In addition to its unique natural features, the park provides a picturesque view of the Toronto skyline and an unobscured vista over Lake Ontario. The physical protection afforded by the park enhances opportunities for water-based recreation in the Outer Harbour and for the Aquatic Park Sailing Club that operates sailing activities from Embayment D. Please note that Cell 1, 2 and 3 are confined disposal facilities and boating is not permitted in these areas. Also please note that swimming is not permitted anywhere at TTP.