Family Nature Hike

Green Family Nature Hike

Kids and parents - Come enjoy the natural world at Tommy Thompson Park!
This hike is great for families with young children excited to explore nature at Tommy Thompson Park. We'll investigate plants springing up this time of year, keep our eyes open for birds migrating through, and be on the look-out for animal evidence! To add to the fun, we'll play a nature-based game or two. Binoculars will be provided. 

Pay-what-you-can, $5 suggestion.

Register at FamilyNatureTTP.eventbrite.ca

For more information, email rraudsepp@trca.on.ca or call 647-505-9960.

Urban Wilderness Bike Tour

Red Bike Tour May 2015

Pedal the park and learn about habitat restoration projects en route!
Starting from the entrance we'll cycle well into the park, stopping periodically to discuss work that has been done by people and nature to create Toronto's Urban Wilderness.

Pay-what-you-can, $5 suggestion.

Register at BikeTourTTP.eventbrite.ca

For more information, email rraudsepp@trca.on.ca or call 647-505-9960


Sunday Morning Bird Walks

Tommy Thompson Park is a hot spot for birding in the city! Discover the diversity of bird life and sharpen your identification skills with Sunday Morning Bird Walks. Experienced birders will lead you through the best birding spots, helping to point out and identify many of the resident and migratory birds that rely on this urban wilderness.

When: Sunday mornings until June 7 (inclusive)

Meeting place: Entrance to Tommy Thompson Park

Meeting time: 8:00 a.m.

Notes: Participants should bring binoculars and a field guide as well as water and snacks. It is strongly recommended to dress for the weather and to wear waterproof but comfortable footwear.

For more information, email ttp@trca.on.ca.

Join the Young Birders' Club!

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A birding hike series just for kids!

Young Birders will: 

  • Learn how to use binoculars
  • Learn how to spot and identify birds
  • Visit the Bird Research Station
  • Create their own field guide

The Young Birders' Club is an opportunity for youth, aged 9-12, to go on introductory birding hikes specifically geared for young people. Our goal is to look for birds at Tommy Thompson Park through the spring migration season, and to develop our birding skills. In addition to hiking, other age appropriate activities will take place to complement the birding. The club will meet on four occasions (see dates below), and with every meeting, our bird observation and identification skills will improve. On our fourth and final meeting this season, families are invited to come along on our birding hike to learn from our Young Birders!

Please note that meetings will involve a significant amount of walking. Binoculars and field guides are provided for the meetings. Delivered by a certified teacher.
  
Meeting dates are on the following Sunday mornings from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
We encourage Young Birders to attend all four meetings, if possible.

  • April 26
  • May 3
  • May 24
  • May 31 (On this date, families of Young Birders are invited to come birding with us!)

Register at YoungBirderTTP.Eventbrite.ca
 
Please contact Raja Raudsepp with any questions at rraudsepp@trca.on.ca or 647-505-9960.

 



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.

 

Location

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.


 

Weather

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.