Activities Calendar July August 2015

Saturday Morning Walks


For more information email ttp@trca.on.ca

Family Nature Walk

Kids and parents - Come enjoy the natural world at Tommy Thompson Park!
These hikes are great for families with young children excited to explore nature at Tommy Thompson Park. We'll investigate plants blooming this summer, keep our eyes open for our local native birds, 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-Aug.eventbrite.ca

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

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Urban Wilderness Bike Tours

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-Aug.eventbrite.ca

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

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Pollinator's World!

August 2, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Adults $15

Children $5

We wouldn't have vanilla, zucchini, or apples without pollinators. We need these creatures more than they need us! Investigate the world of pollinators in this family-oriented workshop. Tommy Thompson Park is rich with tiny wildlife for you to discover. In this workshop, you will:

  • Look for and observe insects up close
  • Learn about some of our native pollinator species
  • Enjoy hands-on activities in a biodiverse meadow habitat
  • Plant pollinator-friendly native plant seeds to take home

Please note that this workshop will be taking place near the Cell One Wetland of Tommy Thompson park and as such will involve some walking/cycling to get to (30 minutes, 5 minute cycle).

Register PollinatorsWorldTTP.Eventbrite.ca.

For more information, please contact Raja Raudsepp, Environmental Educator at 647.505.9960 or rraudsepp@trca.on.ca


Young Birder's Club

A birding hike series just for kids!

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 fall migration season, and to develop our birding skills. In addition to hiking, we'll enjoy other age-appropriate activities to complement the birding. The club will meet on five occasions (see dates below), and with every meeting, our bird observation and identification skills will improve. On our fifth and final meeting this season, families are invited to come along on our birding hike to learn from our Young Birders!

Young Birders will:  

  • Learn how to use binoculars
  • Learn how to spot and identify birds
  • Visit the Bird Research Station
  • Meet other youth interested in birding

**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.

Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

We will be cycling for two of the meetings. Participants are to bring their own bicycles and helmets.

To register and for cost information, visit YoungBirders-FallTTP.Eventbrite.ca

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

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Butterfly Festival

On Saturday, August 22, 2015 the 7th annual Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival will celebrate the incredible Monarch butterfly migration by welcoming children, families and nature lovers to learn more about butterfly conservation and biodiversity. Through the many activities, nature hikes and educational displays at this year's FREE event, visitors can discover the more than 55 species of butterflies and moths recorded to date at the park.

Registration and activity details to come!



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.