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Hike to Tommy Thompson Park (8/13/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Tommy Thompson Park (at the foot of Leslie Street south of Lakeshore Boulevard East.)
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Aug 13 2019  4:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Aug 13 2019 2:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): César
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Located on the Toronto waterfront, Tommy Thompson Park is a unique urban wilderness 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 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.

We will meet at the gate of the park, next to the parking lot, at 4:00pm and walk in along the trail near the water for 2 hours and then head back to the gate. If time permits we will go up to the lighthouse. Expect to walk around 15km, at a pace of 4km/h.

Bring a snack and some water. There is no running water in the park, and there are just a couple of portable toilets. We should finish the hike by 8:00 pm.

Please dress appropriate to the weather. Please note that there are European fire ants and ticks, so long pants and closed toe shoes are preferred.

The Tommy Thompson Park has a strict no dogs / pets allowed policy.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Water
  • Hiking shoes
  • Layered clothing
  • Rain gear, depending on the weather
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the west: Take the Gardiner Expressway east and exit at Lakeshore Blvd. OR take Lakeshore Blvd. east to Leslie St. Turn right at Leslie St. and continue to the end where you will see the gate of the park.

From the east: Take Lakeshore Blvd. west to Leslie St. Turn left at Leslie St. and continue to the end where you will see the gate of the park.

From the north: Take the Don Valley Parkway south and exit at Lakeshore Blvd. Go east on Lakeshore Blvd. to Leslie St. Turn right at Leslie St. and continue to the end where you will see the gate of the park.



Take the 83 Jones S. bus south from Donlands station to Commissioners St. It is a short walk to the gate of the park.


Take the 501 streetcar along Queen St. to Leslie St. It is a slightly longer walk south on Leslie St. to the gate.


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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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