Long-standing safeguards for natural heritage in southern Ontario, and especially the Greenbelt, are about to be swept away by Bill 23, an omnibus bill being rushed through by Doug Ford’s government at Queen’s Park. Introduced on October 25, Bill 23 is devastating in its scope and disregard for the environment, and has already passed second Read More
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Ontario Place needs nature-focused designs, speak up by November 18!
Ontario Place is being redeveloped, including the public parkland areas. Now is your chance to choose between options for five zones along the waterfront, including the water’s edge, the marina and the cove. Project designers are asking the public to choose between more natural and less natural options for each zone. The online survey takes Read More
Toronto Star opinion piece by TFN President, Ellen Schwartzel.
The Toronto Star has today published an opinion piece by our president, Ellen Schwartzel titled “Toronto’s parklands require more care, protection and expansion”. Below is a link to the opinion piece. https://tfngo.to/aug21star Read More
Tell the City to make nature a priority on the Toronto Islands
Your chance to comment on the Toronto Island Park Master Plan is March 1st – March 7. Tell the City to make nature a priority on the Toronto Islands! The City is hosting four public input evenings on the long-term future of the Toronto Islands. March 1st (6:00 – 9 pm) Open House March 3 Read More
Open Letter to City Council re: IE27.6 Review of City of Toronto Golf Courses
TFN is proud to have helped draft an open letter to the mayor and councillors regarding IE27.6 Review of City of Toronto Golf Courses, which is going to City Council tomorrow. Organizations wishing to lend their support to this letter are encouraged to sign here. Toronto City Hall 100 Queen St. W., Toronto Attn: City Clerk & Read More
Take the Survey about Feeding Wildlife in Toronto
The City of Toronto is reviewing its Animal Bylaw, and would like your feedback. You can take action by completing The City’s online survey before midnight on December 17, 2021. Many aspects of the Animal Bylaw are included in the survey, and the TFN specifically supports changes to the rules for feeding of wildlife. Feeding Read More
High Park Movement Survey
The City wants to hear about your experiences getting to, from and around High Park. Results will help fuel the upcoming High Park Movement Strategy. While most of the survey is about transportation, roads, and trails, there are opportunities to let the City know that many of us visit High Park to enjoy nature, and Read More
Come to a Workshop about the future of the Toronto Islands!
The City is inviting us to a workshop on the future of the Toronto Islands; Wednesday, July 21st, 6:00 pm. As friends of nature, let’s take this chance to speak up for nature at the Toronto Islands. Every voice matters, so please register for the workshop here. City staff are developing a long-term Master Plan Read More
Golf lands to nature? Please say yes
The City of Toronto wants your feedback on future use of Toronto’s five City-operated golf courses: Tam O’Shanter, Scarlett Woods, Humber Valley, Don Valley, and Dentonia. Your responses will help inform Parks, Forestry, and Recreation’s 2021 Golf Course Operations Sourcing Strategy, destined for City Council later this year. This survey will close on July 12, Read More
Toronto Island’s nature needs your Big Idea
City planners want our thoughts on the Toronto Islands. They are asking for our “big ideas” on shaping a Master Plan for Toronto’s beloved Islands – by June 20. As friends of nature, let’s take this chance to speak up for nature on the Toronto Islands. What’s special about the Toronto Islands? The Toronto Islands Read More