Special Events at Tommy Thompson Park
Winter Waterfowl Event
Saturday March 9, 2013 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
TTP is the premier location in Toronto to experience winter waterfowl. Please join TRCA staff at the Pedestrian Bridge to learn about and view these spectacular winter 'snowbirds' that spend the summer breeding in the Arctic and the winter in the waters around Toronto. Bring your binoculars and a mug for hot chocolate!
Green Living Show
April 12-14, 2013 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
TRCA will be hosting a display about birds at the Green Living Show. Visit us to learn about bird conservation in the Living City and the best places to go bird watching!
Sunday Morning Bird Walks
April 7 to June 9, 2013 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Take a guided bird hike at TTP every Sunday morning during spring migration. Search for birds in the Baselands and along the nature trails to 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 plenty of water and snacks, and a pair of binoculars!
Toronto Ornithological Club Jim Baillie Memorial Bird Walk at TTP
Saturday April 27, 2013 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join members of the Toronto Ornithological Club for a day of birding at Tommy Thompson Park. Expect to see early spring migrants including warblers and sparrows. For more information please visit www.torontobirding.ca
Tommy Thompson Park Spring Bird Festival
Saturday May 11, 2013 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join TRCA for the annual Spring Bird Festival at Tommy Thompson Park! The festival will feature guided birding hikes (registration required), kids activities, live bird banding demonstrations and great displays. Whether young, or just young at heart, there are activities for everyone, so bring the whole family to learn about the spectacular birds that migrate through Toronto from the tropics to the Boreal forest! For more information and hike registration (opens April 15) please visit www.springbirdfestival.ca
Sunday Morning Bird Walks
August 11 to November 10, 2013 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Take a guided bird hike at TTP every Sunday morning during fall migration. Search for birds in the Baselands and along the nature trails to 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 footwear, bring plenty of water and snacks, and a pair of binoculars!
Toronto 10-Miler & 5K
Sunday August 11, 2013
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 http://www.canadarunningseries.com/torontoten/index.htm to register!
Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival
Saturday August 24, 2013 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tommy Thompson Park is a great place to see a wide variety of beautiful butterflies and moths amongst colourful wildflowers, plus late August is the time when migratory butterflies, like Monarchs, are gathering together to venture south for the winter. There will be many activities at this annual festival including guided butterfly hikes and fun activities for children. For more details visit www.butterflyfest.ca