May 4, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Spring is finally in the air! (I think?)
Okay so spring got off to a rough start! But it looks like now things are finally starting to warm up so its time we dust off our gear and go exploring! Our first photo walk of the spring will be at Tommy Thompson Park.
Tommy Thompson park is a fantastic urban space that offers a little of everything for all who seek it out. The hiking trails here will lead you over train tracks, through dry creek beds, past ferns and wild roses and lots of wild life and finally a fantastic view of Toronto skyline!
Located on the Toronto waterfront and only minutes from downtown, 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 Toronto Harbour Commissioners (now Toronto Port Authority) began construction of the spit in the late 1950s and, since that time, it has been the site for the disposal of dredged material from the Outer Harbour and surplus fill from development sites within Toronto.
The park represents some of the largest existing natural habitat on the Toronto waterfront. Wildflower meadows, cottonwood forests, coastal marshes, cobble beaches and sand dunes are just some of the habitats at Tommy Thompson Park. Wildlife, especially birds, flourish at the park, which provides one of the best nature watching areas in the GTA.
Please note the park is only open on weekends from 9am to 6pm, so we will be heading out at 9am in order to make use of the morning light before it becomes to bright. You are welcome to stay out in the park for as long as you like (until closing)
This event is totally free but dependent on the weather. Barring another snow storm or torrential rain, we will be there! Hope you can come out and join us!
Check out some photos that others have taken in the park!