Photowalk: Tommy Thompson Park

  • 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!

Thompson Park

 


Tommy Thompson Park

Mink in Toronto s Tommy Thompson Park

Toronto skyline black and white


 

 

 

 

 

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  • Daniel

    The weather, compared to this weekend, was perfect for shooting birds. I just posted one of the photos I took that day.

    May 11, 2013

  • Gerard

    Nobody posting photos. I have an excuse. I'm away.

    May 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Unfortunately, my skills did not meet the challenge of the beautiful sunny day.

      May 11, 2013

  • Gerard

    It was nice to see you all yesterday

    May 5, 2013

  • Nassy F.

    amusing

    May 4, 2013

  • Vahid E.

    Hi, I am new here, I wonder about the hours of your tomorrow walk....

    May 3, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      Hi Vahid, welcome to the group! We start at 9am and you can leave when you feel you have taken enough photographs for the day. :) The park closes at 6pm however. I will send you the email that was blasted out to the group. Cheers.

      May 3, 2013

    • Vahid E.

      Hi Lilly, I planned to come but unfortunately due to some personal problems I cant make it this time I hope meet the group next time, Thanks and have a good time ....

      May 4, 2013

  • Gerard

    On my way

    May 4, 2013

  • Lilly L.

    Email sent to all attending, include details and my cell phone number. If you have not received it, check your spam folder or email me for a resend. If you sign up after this point, feel free to email me to get the info. See you all tomorrow!

    May 3, 2013

  • Anthony

    Sorry, I have an obligation to take care of in the morning.

    May 3, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      Sorry you can't join us. Hope to see you come out next time.

      May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How are people planning to get there?

    May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was planning to take the route 72 bus from Pape Station to Commissioner St and walk over to the park that way. However something's come up and I'm not sure if I can make it anymore. =(

      May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm driving in from Markham [407 & Markham Rd.] and would be happy to drive some people.

      May 2, 2013

  • Nassy F.

    It is pleasure to be able to see the friends once more.

    1 · April 29, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      Looking forward to seeing you again Nassy.

      April 29, 2013

  • suzanne

    sorry i'm unable to make this date

    April 29, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      Sorry you can't make it Suzanne, hope to see you next time.

      April 29, 2013

  • Bev

    Depending on where you are going, and what date.

    April 7, 2013

  • suzanne

    will depend on the date

    March 29, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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