Tommy Thompson Park

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Location

1 Leslie St Toronto, ON M4M 3M2 Get Directions

Amenities

  • Multi-Use Trail
  • Pedestrian Trails
  • Nature Trails
  • Accessibility
  • Information Kiosk & Staff Booth

Activities

Located on the Toronto waterfront, Tommy Thompson Park is a unique urban wilderness minutes from downtown.

aerial photograph of tommy thompson park

The park is located on a man-made peninsula, known as the Leslie Street Spit, which extends five kilometres into Lake Ontario and is over 500 hectares in size.

The park represents some of the largest existing natural habitat on the Toronto waterfront, encompassing. wildflower meadows, cottonwood forests, coastal marshes, cobble beaches, and sand dunes.

bird watching at tommy thompson park

Wildlife, especially birds, flourish at the park, making it one of the best nature-watching areas in the Greater Toronto Area. Other recreational opportunities include hiking, cycling, rollerblading, and fishing.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) currently owns the land and water bodies included in Tommy Thompson Park.

VISIT THE TOMMY THOMPSON PARK WEBSITE

WINTER SAFETY MESSAGE

TRCA reminds all nature seekers to be extremely cautious when enjoying time outside this winter, and to stay on designated trails at all times.

Ice is never 100% safe. Please STAY OFF local TRCA rivers, streams, ponds, reservoirs, wetlands and marshes. Conditions are not being monitored and ice may be unsafe.

Venturing out onto the ice is NOT a permitted activity at TRCA parks. Do not put yourself and others at risk.

GET WINTER SAFETY TIPS.

Please Note:

  • All maintenance operations have been suspended; visitors use the trails at their own risk.
  • The parking lot is now open. Parking is not permitted on Outer Harbour Marina Road.
  • Prior to coming to this location, every visitor must do the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19. If they do not pass the assessment, they should not visit the location.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT TOMMY THOMPSON PARK:

Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Online
Join Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and PortsToronto to learn about upcoming activities at Tommy Thompson Park/The Spit this winter. Topics will include: Visiting Tommy Thompson Park during COVID-19 Pedestrian Bridge and Construction Access Road...
May 8 all-day Tommy Thompson Park
Located on the Toronto Waterfront, Tommy Thompson Park is Toronto’s largest greenspace and provides critical stopover habitat for migrating birds. There have been 318 native species recorded to date at the park! Join us at...
Aug 21 all-day Tommy Thompson Park
Late August is the prime time to get a glimpse of the Monarch Butterfly before they start their annual migration to Mexico, where they spend the winter. This incredible 3,500 km migration takes place between...

 

VISITOR INFORMATION

  • Pets and unauthorized vehicles are not permitted at the park.
  • Poison Ivy and other poisonous plants are present at the park. Please remain on designated trails.
  • Mountain biking is not permitted, but leisure cycling is permitted on the roadways.

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Tommy Thompson Park features 10 kilometres of accessible paved trail.

Trails:

STAY SAFE! Stay on the trails you see on the map.




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