Trail in Sun Valley near Crothers Woods

Coming up around town

Summer is our time to kick back and enjoy nature! But let’s also mark our calendars for events coming up soon: Sunday, Sept 8: TFN Monthly Lectures begin with The Meadoway: Meadow Restoration Within Hydro Corridors. Emmanuel College, Room 001, 75 Queen’s Park Cres E. Doors open at 2:00. Monday, Sept. 9: Toronto’s Biodiversity Strategy Read More

Bridge over the Lower Don

Lower Don Trail – Master Plan Refresh

The City of Toronto is hosting a public meeting on September 17 to discuss the progress of the Lower Don Trail – Master Plan Refresh! Great opportunity to learn what’s being considered and to raise your voice in support of protecting and enhancing natural heritage along this well-used stretch of trail. Read More

Cucumber Tree

Tell your MPP what you think of Bill 108, now passed into law

If you care about nature in Ontario, now is a great time to email your MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament) about Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, which was passed into law on June 6, 2019. All our MPPs are on an extended break from the Ontario Legislature until mid-October. The top concern Read More

Volunteers removing invasive phragmites in Beechwood Wetland

Help restore local native habitats

While the City’s summer stewardship schedule is drawing to a close, we can still pitch in to restore our local native habitats at the following upcoming stewardship events: Mulching in Eglinton Flats on Aug 14 Removing phrag in Don Valley Brick Works Park on Aug 20 Removing invasives in Milliken Park on Aug 28 A Read More

Endangered Spotted Turtle

Ontario’s natural heritage attacked from all sides

In recent days, the provincial government has put in play three fundamental rewrites of existing laws, which together would undo decades of progress on protecting and restoring Ontario’s natural heritage. These changes include the gutting of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ERO# 013-5033); exempting developers from protecting most of Ontario’s threatened and endangered species and their Read More

2018 Youth Summit participants

TFN offers 5 scholarships for GTA youths to attend youth summit

TFN is offering full scholarships for five youth from the GTA to attend Ontario Nature’s 2019 Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership. The summit will be held near beautiful Lake Couchiching near Orillia on the weekend of September 20-22. In addition to spending time outdoors, highlights include: Interactive workshops and activities on topics including Read More

Endangered Spotted Turtle

Plans to Gut Ontario’s Endangered Species Act

In a move that will prove devastating to species at risk, the Ontario government has just unveiled plans to severely undermine the Endangered Species Act. Ontario Nature sums up the proposed changes as follows: “If the changes go through, Species listed as threatened or endangered may no longer be automatically protected. The Minister will have Read More

Toronto Skyline

Creating new Waterfront Habitat in the GTA

Come hear about several new projects to create waterfront habitat, both in downtown Toronto and in Mississauga. By attending and asking questions, you will show the agencies your interest in natural habitats and native species. Be part of the conversation. May 14 at the Gladstone Hotel; doors open at 6:00 pm. Register for this “Lake Read More

Fall colours from Vista Trail, Rouge Park

Meadoway Public Information Centre on April 24

TFN is pleased to be a participant on the Community Liaison Committee for The Meadoway Class EA. We encourage members and friends to attend the first Public Information Centre on April 24, 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm, at the Centennial College Event Centre Winter/Fall & Vista Rooms (937 Progress Avenue, 8th Floor). Come and learn Read More

Annual garbage cleanup at the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve

Fighting Plastic Waste and Litter

Litter is not just unsightly – plastic waste can be downright dangerous and even deadly to wildlife and to ecosystems. Local cleanups can help, but to make headway, we need to tackle litter at the source. One way is to cut back on single use plastics. Right now, the Ontario government is asking for public Read More

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.