Special Events at Tommy Thompson Park

Tommy Thompson Park Winter Waterfowl Event

Sunday Morning Bird Walks

April 6 to June 8, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

See spring unfold with FREE bird hikes at TTP every Sunday morning during spring migration guided by experienced volunteers. Learn about the birds of spring along nature trails and at the Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station.

Meet the guide at the TTP entrance promptly at 8 a.m. Be sure to dress for the weather, wear waterproof footwear (some of the best birding locations can be quite wet during the spring).

Bring water, a snack, and a pair of binoculars!

Contact information: ttp@trca.on.ca 416-661-6600 ext. 5770


TOC guided tour

Saturday April 26, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Get excited about spring and join the Toronto Ornithological Club (TOC) for a FREE guided tour with expert birder John Carley. Participants will learn about early avian migrants such as Warblers and Sparrows. Beginners welcome!

This outing will take place rain or shine. Participants should wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather. Remember to bring a snack or lunch and something to drink.

For more information, please visit www.torontobirding.ca

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Be a cleanup champion and join the Toronto Urban Fishing Ambassadors for this national campaign to clean a shoreline this spring. Register with David Kearney at 416-986-9730.

Water, snacks, gloves and garbage/recycling bags will be provided. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

For more information, visit: www.torontourbanfishing.com


Tommy Thompson Park Spring Bird Festival

Saturday, May 10, 2014 – 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at the Tommy Thompson Park Spring Bird Festival!

Located on the Toronto Waterfront, Tommy Thompson Park is Toronto's largest greenspace and provides critical stopover habitat for migrating birds. There have been over 300 native bird species recorded to date at the park!

Join us at the Spring Bird Festival to learn about the amazing phenomenon of migration and the importance of bird conservation. A variety of FREE activities will be offered for people of all ages and all birding abilities!

Contact information: www.springbirdfestival.ca

ttp@trca.on.ca 416-661-6600 ext. 5770


Midsummer Night’s Run

Saturday, August 16, 2014 – 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A Midsummer Night's Run is a magical evening of running staged on Toronto's East end trails and Lake Ontario. The run starts before the sun sets and finishes by the light of the moon. This fun and unique event is organized in support of the Division of Rheumatology at the Hospital for Sick Children.

For more information and to register, visit www.amidsummernightsrun.ca

Sunday Morning Bird Walks

August 10 to November 9, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Sunday Morning Walks

Take a guided bird hike at TTP every Sunday morning during fall migration. Search for birds along the nature trails and visit the Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station. Meet the guide at the TTP entrance promptly at 8 a.m. Be sure to dress for the weather, wear comfortable, waterproof footwear.

Bring plenty of water and snacks, and a pair of binoculars!

Contact information: ttp@trca.on.ca

416-661-6600 ext. 5770

Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival

Saturday August 23, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Butterfly Fest Poster 2014

Tommy Thompson Park is a great place to see a wide variety of beautiful butterflies and moths amongst colourful wildflowers. Late August is the time when migratory butterflies, like Monarchs, are gathering together to venture south for the winter. Joins us to learn more about their incredible migration and what you can do to help conserve their threatened habitat. Register for FREE activities at this annual festival including guided butterfly hikes and fun games for children.

Contact information: www.butterflyfest.ca ttp@trca.on.ca

416-661-6600 ext. 5770

Canada Running Series - Toronto 10-Miler & 5K

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Canada Running Series has named The Living City Foundation in support of Tommy Thompson Park as the charity for the annual Toronto 10-Miler & 5K race that passes through the park!

Sign up to run the race and raise funds that will support programs in our Urban Wilderness including habitat enhancements for fish and wildlife, educational and interpretive programs for students and park visitors, special events and the Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station.

Visit www.canadarunningseries.com to get the latest updates.

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.