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TRCA Events Calendar

From across the watershed, TRCA hosts exciting webinars and e-learning activities, guided hikes, festivals and other seasonal events, educational workshops, and public consultations. Come explore nature, culture, and the environment in Toronto and the GTA!

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Ashbridges Bay Watershed Wide Cleanup 10:30 am
Ashbridges Bay Watershed Wide Cleanup @ Ashbridges Bay
Sep 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ashbridges Bay Watershed Wide Cleanup @ Ashbridges Bay
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority staff, partnering with the Toronto Zoo to undertake a Watershed Wide Cleanup of Ashbridges Bay. Registration is CLOSED.
Outdoor Family Experience: Time Traveller’s Backpack 10:30 am
Outdoor Family Experience: Time Traveller’s Backpack @ Tommy Thompson Park
Sep 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Outdoor Family Experience: Time Traveller's Backpack @ Tommy Thompson Park
On August 25 and September 1, Tommy Thompson Park hosts Toronto history experts from Black Creek Pioneer Village! Join a “time traveler” on an outdoor family experience as you are guided through activities and challenges...
Active, Safe and Healthy: Rethinking Your Journey Back to School 6:30 pm
Active, Safe and Healthy: Rethinking Your Journey Back to School @ Online Webinar
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Active, Safe and Healthy: Rethinking Your Journey Back to School @ Online Webinar
Getting your kids to school: Is it simply a task on the to-do list, or an opportunity for meaningful connection with your children and your community? A stressful experience to rush through, or a chance...
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Bumble Bee Watch 6:30 pm
Bumble Bee Watch @ Private Event - Online Webinar
Sep 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bumble Bee Watch @ Private Event - Online Webinar
Discover the diversity of native bees! Learn how to tell a bee from a wasp, and how to identify common bumble bees in the Greater Toronto Area.   This is a private event.
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Beautiful Native Plants: Less Work, Less Water 6:30 pm
Beautiful Native Plants: Less Work, Less Water @ Online
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beautiful Native Plants: Less Work, Less Water @ Online
Native plants are beautiful, easy to grow options for any space. Get inspired and gain the resources to plan your own natural garden oasis! Receive a free copy of the Greening Your Grounds Homeowner’s Guide...
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Fall Native Tree and Shrub Planting with the Friends of Humber Bay Park 9:30 am
Fall Native Tree and Shrub Planting with the Friends of Humber Bay Park
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fall Native Tree and Shrub Planting with the Friends of Humber Bay Park
Volunteers will be helping plant native trees and shrubs to improve the natural habitat of the area. Registration is closed.
Walking Tour and Stewardship at Tommy Thompson Park with U of T 10:00 am
Walking Tour and Stewardship at Tommy Thompson Park with U of T
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Walking Tour and Stewardship at Tommy Thompson Park with U of T
Participants will take a tour of Tommy Thompson Park, learn about the history of the park in the context of urban planning, and then participate in a stewardship activity that benefits the park wildlife and...
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Get into the Meadoway! 1:00 pm
Get into the Meadoway! @ Online
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Get into the Meadoway! @ Online
Learn all about one of the most exciting greenspace revitalization projects in Canada and how you can get involved in creating it with us! Located right here in the GTA, we are working with our...
Thornhill SNAP Planting Event at Oakbank Park 6:00 pm
Thornhill SNAP Planting Event at Oakbank Park @ Oakbank Pond Park
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thornhill SNAP Planting Event at Oakbank Park @ Oakbank Pond Park
Volunteers will be helping plant native trees and shrubs to improve the natural habitat of the area. Registration is closed.
Gardening in a Changing Climate 6:30 pm
Gardening in a Changing Climate @ Private event - online webinar
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Gardening in a Changing Climate @ Private event - online webinar
Climate change is rapidly impacting natural spaces on both a local and global scale, including our yards. Join us for an introductory gardening webinar with a focus on climate change resiliency. We will introduce concepts...
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Ukraine Flight 752 Memorial Native Tree and Shrub Planting 9:00 am
Ukraine Flight 752 Memorial Native Tree and Shrub Planting
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ukraine Flight 752 Memorial Native Tree and Shrub Planting
Volunteers will be helping plant native trees and shrubs in memory of the lives lost during Ukraine Flight 752 on January 8th, 2020. Registration is closed.
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Tree Maintenance at Saigeon 12:00 pm
Tree Maintenance at Saigeon
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tree Maintenance at Saigeon
Volunteers will be helping maintain newly planted trees. Together we will pull invasive plants to help these young trees grow into a forest This is a private event. Registration is unavailable.
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TRCA Youth Council: Ask Me Anything – Getting Into Conservation 7:00 pm
TRCA Youth Council: Ask Me Anything – Getting Into Conservation @ Online
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
TRCA Youth Council: Ask Me Anything - Getting Into Conservation @ Online
Are you in high school or university and interested in environmental issues? Not sure what courses to take? Curious to know what type of careers are out there when you finish school? Then this event...
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Durham Conservation Youth Corps – Ernie L. Strouds 5:30 pm
Durham Conservation Youth Corps – Ernie L. Strouds @ Ernie L. Strouds Park
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Durham Conservation Youth Corps - Ernie L. Strouds @ Ernie L. Strouds Park
Would you like to help plant a native garden and learn about the pollinators that might use it? Participants will take part in planting a pollinator gardens at Ernie L. Stroud Park in Pickering. Meet...
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Strategies for developing green infrastructure operation and maintenance capacity in the City of Toronto 12:00 pm
Strategies for developing green infrastructure operation and maintenance capacity in the City of Toronto @ Online
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Strategies for developing green infrastructure operation and maintenance capacity in the City of Toronto @ Online
Abstract Green Streets enhance the City’s right-of-way through the implementation of Green Infrastructure (GI), such as permeable pavers, storm water tree pits, and bioretention facilities. Maintenance and operations of GI assets is critical to enable...
Saving Seeds: From Gathering to Sharing 6:00 pm
Saving Seeds: From Gathering to Sharing @ Online Webinar
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saving Seeds: From Gathering to Sharing @ Online Webinar
Learn how to save seeds from native species and what they need to survive from storage to propagation. Share and trade seeds with neighbours and friends to re-wild your whole community! The registration link will...
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Watershed Wide Cleanup at Marie Curtis Park 1:00 pm
Watershed Wide Cleanup at Marie Curtis Park
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Watershed Wide Cleanup at Marie Curtis Park
Local community members will be participating in a litter cleanup at Marie Curtis Park. Registration is closed. Thank you for your interest.
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Fall Native Tree and Shrub Planting at Gore Meadows 9:30 am
Fall Native Tree and Shrub Planting at Gore Meadows @ Gore Meadows Community Centre
Sep 18 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Fall Native Tree and Shrub Planting at Gore Meadows @ Gore Meadows Community Centre
Volunteers from Scouts Canada will be working with City of Brampton and TRCA to plant native trees and shrubs to naturalize a section of Gore Meadows. Registration is closed.
Take Pride in Pickering – Free Shrub Giveaway 10:00 am
Take Pride in Pickering – Free Shrub Giveaway @ Pickering City Hall Parking lot (south side of building)
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Take Pride in Pickering - Free Shrub Giveaway @ Pickering City Hall Parking lot (south side of building)
Helping the environment starts in your own backyard! This year’s Take Pride in Pickering event is a free curbside pick-up of a 1-gallon serviceberry shrub, to plant at home. To get a free shrub, you...
Tree planting and stewardship at Saigeon Trail 10:00 am
Tree planting and stewardship at Saigeon Trail @ Saigeon Trail
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tree planting and stewardship at Saigeon Trail @ Saigeon Trail
This is a private event  Volunteers will be helping pull invasive buckthorn, plant native trees and shrubs, and conduct monitoring and maintenance on young trees to help them grow into a forest.
Medicine Wheel Garden Celebration with the Four Colours Drum Circle 11:00 am
Medicine Wheel Garden Celebration with the Four Colours Drum Circle @ Heart Lake Medicine Wheel Garden
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Medicine Wheel Garden Celebration with the Four Colours Drum Circle @ Heart Lake Medicine Wheel Garden
The TRCA is holding a celebration event with the Four Colours Drum circle to recognize all of the hard work the TRCA youth groups have contributed this past summer. The Conservation Youth Corps, Girls Can...
Play Parkopoly! 11:00 am
Play Parkopoly! @ Multiple
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Play Parkopoly! @ Multiple
Carol the Cardinal wants you to go on an Parkopoly adventure! Parkopoly is an interactive board game where you are the player! Participate in a series of outdoor tasks, so you can earn stickers to...
Akachi Farms Harvest Festival 2:00 pm
Akachi Farms Harvest Festival @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Akachi Farms Harvest Festival @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Join the Akachi Farms Harvest Festival for a local culinary experience. The Living City Farm, a 4.8-hectare farm operated by Akachi Farms, is located at the Kortright Centre in Vaughan. The farm produces over 100...
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Parent and Tot Trail Walk – Discover the Forest 10:00 am
Parent and Tot Trail Walk – Discover the Forest @ Claremont Nature Centre
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Parent and Tot Trail Walk - Discover the Forest @ Claremont Nature Centre
Join us at Claremont Nature Centre to adventure through the forest to see what we can find! Learn about trees and animals that call the forest home. We will walk for 45 minutes and end...
Life of a Tree 1:00 pm
Life of a Tree @ Online
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Life of a Tree @ Online
Trees are all around us, but we can overlook the amazing things they do for us every day. Learn about the life cycle of trees and what features can help you decipher a tree’s identity....
Thornhill SNAP Community Planting at Hefhill Park 6:00 pm
Thornhill SNAP Community Planting at Hefhill Park @ Hefhill Park
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thornhill SNAP Community Planting at Hefhill Park @ Hefhill Park
Volunteers will be helping plant native trees and shrubs to improve the natural habitat of the area. Registration is closed.
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Gardening in a Changing Climate 2:00 pm
Gardening in a Changing Climate @ Online Webinar - General Audience
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Gardening in a Changing Climate @ Online Webinar - General Audience
Climate change is rapidly impacting natural spaces on both a local and global scale, including our yards. Join us for an introductory gardening webinar with a focus on climate change resiliency. We will introduce concepts...
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Bolton Camp Watershed Wide Cleanup 10:00 am
Bolton Camp Watershed Wide Cleanup @ Bolton Camp
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bolton Camp Watershed Wide Cleanup @ Bolton Camp
Volunteers will be completing a litter cleanup at Bolton Camp. Registration is closed. Thank you for your interest.
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Bramalea SNAP Fall Native Tree and Shrub Planting at Knightsbridge Park 10:00 am
Bramalea SNAP Fall Native Tree and Shrub Planting at Knightsbridge Park @ Knightsbridge Apartment Complex
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bramalea SNAP Fall Native Tree and Shrub Planting at Knightsbridge Park @ Knightsbridge Apartment Complex
Residents of Bramalea will welcome fall by participating in a native trees and shrubs planting event Knightsbridge Park. Registration is closed.
Tree planting at Pickering Brock Lands 1:00 pm
Tree planting at Pickering Brock Lands @ Pickering Brock Lands
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tree planting at Pickering Brock Lands @ Pickering Brock Lands
This is a private event. Volunteers will be planting native trees and shrubs to help them grow into a forest.
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Claireville Conservation Area Community Planting 9:00 am
Claireville Conservation Area Community Planting
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Claireville Conservation Area Community Planting
Volunteers will be helping plant native trees and shrubs to improve the natural habitat of the area. Registration is closed. Thank you for your interest.
Fishing School at Heart Lake! 9:00 am
Fishing School at Heart Lake! @ Heart Lake Conservation Park
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Fishing School at Heart Lake! @ Heart Lake Conservation Park
Join us for two sessions of Fishing School on Sunday, September 26 at Heart Lake Conservation Park! You can choose from two time slots: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 12 p.m. to 2 p.m....
Toronto Conservation Youth Corps – Community Cleanup at the Meadoway 9:00 am
Toronto Conservation Youth Corps – Community Cleanup at the Meadoway @ The Meadoway (Gatineau Hydro Corridor)
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Toronto Conservation Youth Corps - Community Cleanup at the Meadoway @ The Meadoway (Gatineau Hydro Corridor)
Get outside and volunteer with TRCA! Learn all about one of the most exciting greenspace revitalization projects in Canada and how you can get involved in restoring meadow habitat! Students in attendance can receive volunteer...
Community Watershed Wide Cleanup at Marie Curtis Park 10:00 am
Community Watershed Wide Cleanup at Marie Curtis Park
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community Watershed Wide Cleanup at Marie Curtis Park
Local community members will be participating in a litter cleanup at Marie Curtis Park. Registration is closed. Thank you for your interest.
WILD Outside Visits the Meadoway! 12:00 pm
WILD Outside Visits the Meadoway!
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WILD Outside Visits the Meadoway!
Get outside and volunteer with TRCA! Learn all about one of the most exciting greenspace revitalization projects in Canada and how you can get involved in restoring meadow habitat! Participants will start with a hike...
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Durham Conservation Youth Corps – Amberlea Park 5:00 pm
Durham Conservation Youth Corps – Amberlea Park @ Amberlea Park
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Durham Conservation Youth Corps - Amberlea Park @ Amberlea Park
Would you like to help plant a native garden and learn about the pollinators that might use it? Participants will take part in planting a pollinator gardens at Amberlea Park in Pickering. Meet at the...
Saving Seeds: From Gathering to Sharing 6:30 pm
Saving Seeds: From Gathering to Sharing @ Online Webinar - General Audience
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saving Seeds: From Gathering to Sharing @ Online Webinar - General Audience
Learn how to save native wildflower seeds, from collection and storage to propagation. Share and trade seeds with neighbours and friends to help re-wild your community! This presentation is intended for General Audiences: Beginner level...
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Tree Pit Systems for Sustainable Stormwater Management 12:00 pm
Tree Pit Systems for Sustainable Stormwater Management @ Online
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tree Pit Systems for Sustainable Stormwater Management @ Online
Abstract Tree pit systems integrate common street trees with stormwater management as a viable and sustainable alternative to traditional “end of pipe” practices in achieving volume control and nutrient reduction, as well as providing uncompacted...
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