Events

The Tommy Thompson Park NATURE CENTRE and BIRD RESEARCH STATION are CLOSED. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has closed these facilities to protect visitors, staff and all other attendants, from the potential risk of contracting COVID-19. Trails remain open for social distanced passive use. Be aware all maintenance operations have been suspended, and visitors use the trails at their own risk. Note that the parking lot is now open. Parking is not permitted on Outer Harbour Marina Road.

Please be aware that the pedestrian BRIDGE IS CLOSED from Monday to Friday. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tommy Thompson Park Calendar of Events

In these unprecedented times of COVID-19, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is offering new opportunities to engage and learn through virtual and in-person events and programs that meet physical distancing and other safety measures. Click here to learn about how we are implementing provincial safety protocols at TRCA. For additional events and activities, view the TRCA calendar.

Activities, events, festivals, camps and other things to do at Tommy Thompson Park.

 

May
8
Sat
Spring Bird Festival
May 8 all-day

Young birder seeing a bird up close

Located on the Toronto Waterfront, Tommy Thompson Park is Toronto’s largest greenspace and provides critical stopover habitat for migrating birds. There have been 318 native species recorded to date at the park!

Join us at the Spring Bird Festival to learn about the amazing phenomenon of migration and the importance of bird conservation. A variety of activities will be offered for people of all ages and all birding abilities!

Festival Details and Activities

Aug
21
Sat
Annual Butterfly Festival
Aug 21 all-day

monarch butterflies at Tommy Thompson Park

Late August is the prime time to get a glimpse of the Monarch Butterfly before they start their annual migration to Mexico, where they spend the winter. This incredible 3,500 km migration takes place between August and November and begins with the gathering of the Monarchs at places like Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto’s Urban Wilderness.

On Saturday, August 21, 2021 the annual Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival will celebrate this incredible migration 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.

 

Festivals

Spring Bird Festival at Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival at Tommy Thompson Park