Special Events at Tommy Thompson Park

Baselands Trail Public Meeting

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Sunday Morning Bird Hikes at Tommy Thompson Park

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!

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.


Spring Bird Festival

Spring Bird Festival


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.