Habitat Restoration

Toronto and Region Conservation is an industry leader in habitat creation and restoration. The ecological approach to Tommy Thompson Park development has been guided by the principles of "Conservation by Design". This is defined as the purposeful act of designing for a variety of natural habitats while combining natural succession principles to create functional, productive areas. The goals of restoration work at TTP are to preserve significant species, protect environmentally significant areas and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitat. This approach integrates a variety of wildlife habitats and areas of natural succession to create functional habitats.

What may look like disruptive construction is actually providing a key ecological concept! Construction equipment that manipulates the landscape creates a diverse topography with different growing conditions and provides the foundation for a natural variety of potential habitat types. This in turn encourages the natural succession of plant communities.

Habitat Restoration

Tommy Thompson Park Habitat Restoration

Natural Area Enhancement Plan

Cell 1 & 2 Wetland Creation Project

Other Restoration Projects

Hours of Operation

Tommy Thompson Park is open to the public weekends and holidays, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year?s Day. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from November to March and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March to November (coinciding with daylight savings time).



Tommy Thompson Park (TTP) is located at the base or foot of Leslie Street where it meets Unwin Avenue, south of Lake Shore Boulevard East.



Lake Ontario moderates TTP?s climate, with less heat & humidity in the summer and less snow in the winter than areas immediately north. Prevailing winds are westerly, with faster speeds and greater wind chill effects. Fogs forms twice as often at TTP than the rest of Toronto.