EVENT CALENDAR

Activities Calendar


Saturday Morning WalksTTP GUIDED WALK POSTER FINAL (FINAL EDIT)

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.

For the July walk, register at FamilyNatureTTP-July.eventbrite.ca

For the August walk, register at FamilyNatureTTP-Aug.eventbrite.ca

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

Family Nature Walk

Family Nature Walk August

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.

For the July bike tour, register at BikeTourTTP-July.eventbrite.ca

For the August bike tour, register at BikeTourTTP-Aug.eventbrite.ca

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

Bike Tour

Bike Tour August

Knots, Bends, and Hitches - Hands-On Knots Workshop

July 22, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Adults $20
Youth $15

Have you ever wondered what people are talking about when they a mention a bowline, a sheep bend, or a clove hitch?  This workshop will answer all your questions about … knots!

Learn the functional uses of a variety of knots and key points on rope maintenance and storage, including proper rope coiling technique.  Take this opportunity to gain proficiency with our knowledgeable staff to guide you.

This evening workshop will take place at the Staff Booth of Tommy Thompson Park, a short walk from the park entrance. Learning materials will be supplied.

Register at KnotsWorkshopTTP.Eventbrite.ca

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

Knots Workshop


A 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

PollinatorsWorld

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!

ButterflyFest2015

 



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.