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2017-08 Activity Calendar4

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Butterfly Festival

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On Saturday, August 19, 2017 the 9th annual Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival will celebrate these incredible creatures by welcoming children, families and nature lovers to learn more about butterfly conservation and biodiversity. Through the many activities, nature hikes and educational displays at this year's FREE event, visitors can discover the more than 55 species of butterflies and moths recorded to date at the park.

Learn to Fish

A family friendly event. Learn the basics and practice your new skills at the Outer Harbour Recreational Node.

This event provides an opportunity to learn not only how to fish, but how to do so responsibly and sustainably. Try your hand at rigging and casting a fishing rod, learn how to identify local fish, and see a demonstration of the next step: how to clean and cook the catch of the day!

Includes both dry-land training and hands-on fishing. Equipment will be provided. Recommended for ages 6 years and older. Adult accompaniment is required. A fishing license must be obtained in advance for those between the ages of 18 and 64 if wishing to cast.

Date: Wednesday, August 30

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Register here

This event is now full - please check back a few days prior to August 30th for potential cancellations.

Note to all those fishing at Tommy Thompson Park:

  • Dispose of used tackle properly - wildlife is easily injured by fishing hooks and line left behind
  • We strongly encourage the use of barbless hooks at Tommy Thompson Park


Junior Birders Camp

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A birding day camp on bikes in Tommy Thompson Park!

Join us for 5 days of exploring Tommy Thompson Park by bike as we look for birds, both who live in the park and those beginning their migration south. You'll hone your bird ID skills and learn from experts in the field about bird monitoring, sketching, and identification tricks. Discover your inner birder this summer! For ages 10-16 years old.

  • August 14-18, 2017
  • 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with option to bring participants as late as 9 a.m.
  • $275 plus HST

For more information or any questions, contact rraudsepp@trca.on.ca

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Hours of Operation

Weekdays: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays: 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Tommy Thompson Park is open all holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.



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.