Located on the Toronto waterfront, Tommy Thompson Park is a unique urban wilderness minutes from downtown.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT TOMMY THOMPSON PARK:
Mergansers, Buffleheads, and Shovelers! Many of us are familiar with the Mallard Duck, but who are these other waterfowl with their funny names? Come learn all about our winter visitors who come from the north...
Enjoy the natural world at Tommy Thompson Park! Join us on a guided nature walk as we explore Toronto’s urban wilderness! We’ll share information about the park, as well as discuss what plants and animals...
Your child will love exploring the urban wilderness of Tommy Thompson Park this summer! Five days of discovering our city’s animal and plant life among wetlands and meadows. Campers will spend mornings exploring the natural...
Send your young bird-lover to Junior Birders Camp for five days of exploring Tommy Thompson Park by bike, as we look for birds living in the park and those beginning their migration south. Campers will...
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The park is located on a man-made peninsula, known as the Leslie Street Spit, which extends five km 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. 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.
The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority currently owns the land and water bodies included in Tommy Thompson Park.
- 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.
- Tommy Thompson Park features 10 kilometres of accessible paved trail.